Who to vote for? →

April 18th, 2015

If you agree that surveillance is a huge issue to be addressed by the government, then check out this summary of the major party’s commitments.

The Green Party come out strongly saying surveillance needs to be targeted with judicial approval – i.e. Greens will stop blanket surveillance and bulk collection, and require warrants for targeted surveillance of suspected individuals.

Animation of solar eclipse →

February 14th, 2015

This animation is of the Earth, showing the shadow of the moon. Pretty incredible.

Via EarthSky which has some pretty interesting information about the eclipse.

Let’s talk about category structure and oppression! →

February 13th, 2015

Some really interesting stuff in this article about how and why we marginalise people without even being aware of it.

Policing by consent →

August 20th, 2014

The 9 rules of policing, laid down when London’s metropolitan police force was founded, are a pretty amazing set of principles.

Victory: format shifting and parody clear last hurdle →

July 30th, 2014

Hooray! It’s finally legal to rip your own CDs and listen to them on your computer/iPod/whatever. Still not legal to rip DVDs or Blurays though.

Archival copies of your Comixology comics →

July 25th, 2014

This is good news! Comics you’ve bought on Comixology may now be available to download in a format you’ll be able to read forever, with no DRM.

It’s opt-in by the publishers, so not all comics are available DRM-free, but I’m so happy Comixology are putting in the effort to make this happen. I hope more publishers get on board.

Right now, all the issues of Saga that I’ve bought are downloadable. Woop!

Trailer for THE DRIFT is available →

May 5th, 2014

I’ve been very involved in production of The Drift, since pre-production and filming in 2012. Post production rolls on (and I’m responsible for the hundreds of thousands of files and terabytes of data flying between artists online, plus a home-grown render farm), and we have just released a full-length trailer. Click through to check it out.

Best Get Lucky cover →

April 6th, 2014

It’s worth listening through; it doesn’t just stay whiney, and has some awesome moments.

The Semicolon Is the Perfect Punctuation for the Digital Age | The New York Observer →

February 20th, 2014

I like semi-colons: they’re useful and it’s a shame they’re dying out. And I frequently use them like the author of this article, but fear they may not come across to the reader as intended.

But I disagree with all that. I rarely revise my text messages, sending out typos and odd autocorrections left and right, and the semicolon is often the first punctuation mark I thumb for when I’m moving onto another thought (for instance: “yea, dinner at 8 sounds good; did you walk the dog?”).

A period could very well have worked there, but as Ben Crair observes in the New Republic, they often seem too severe; and exclamation points, the kudzu of punctuation in the digital age, might make you feel like an overenthusiastic phony. But the semicolon’s breezy informality, for me, captures the unstructured, colloquial nature of digital correspondence more so than any other punctuation mark out there.

How to Take Good Photos for Under $1,000 →

December 15th, 2013

This is a great run through of how to get started taking photos you’ll love. The $1000 covers everything you’ll need and keeps it simple.

This is also an excellent way to get into photography.