Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Bandwidth Exceeded

Never thought I'd see the day that my stupid photobucket account would run out of bandwidth. I blame the lolcat posts I made ages ago and have decided to delete them. There are enough of those damn cats floating around to not need mine, dammit!

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Animated Minor Planet Orbits

One of my favourite things about the Wikimedia Commons is that they're constantly being updated, which means new animated gifs! Today's subject is Animated Minor Planet Orbits.

What I love the repetition and subtle differences. Although they are diagrams, they're very aesthetically pleasing, and could easily be viewed as abstract works. They'd even make a great collection of digital pogs!

This last one is pretty great as well, I especially love the file name - HildasOrbitWithLagrangePointsLousy.gif. I've opted to manually enlarged it here, after having developed an appreciation for clearly enlarged pixels thanks to Tom Moody.

Monday, 21 September 2009


So I haven't been paying much attention to the blog or the tumblr lately, since my attention has been directed mostly to bike polo and the bits of illustration jobs that it's surprisingly given me.

Illustration was something that I originally wanted to do before dropping out of OCAD and going to fine art and art history. Lately, with reality staring me in the face (in the form of an unfulfilling job in customer service), I've begun lamenting that old ambition which has grown recently with some minor jobs I got from friends.

I got to do the illustration and typesetting for a couple Bicycle Film Festival side projects - an alleycat race and the annual bike polo tournament (the ones posted here are becoming spoke cards).

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Another fun project is making team logos for bike polo. I'm taking part in this winter's London Bike Polo League, as is my partner, Mark, so I got to design both our team logos. Right now, you can find a post featuring all the different team logos - there are many creatives in the community, so many of them are quite good and entertaining.

Polo Fiasco (my team)

Three Beards, One Cup

Up with creative jobs! Lets hope this is the beginning of a more interesting future (of making money).

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Things I like about this image: The chance to give your computer "Freedom of Speech".

Although the potential of giving my computer freedom of speech makes me feel morally superior as enlightened liberator, I'd rather not give my computer any actual individual rights fearing a robotic uprising. Instead, I'll let it think it has "freedom" and only have it repeat my commands ... like a parrot.

(via pootee.tumblr)