April 30, 2010
April 29, 2010
trying out new stuff
in the midst of upgrading the big grey guessing box and its accompanying chorus of new tricks [dual quad-core Intel Xeon Mac Pro, for those keen on the substance] slowly the many pieces of the digital jigsaw come together, though not always in the expected way it has to be said.
Ixus image captured and processed
Nikon image captured and processed
April 27, 2010
one of the ones that didn't make it
[gravely voice] In a world with only four TV channels, in a time when Saturday night entertainment regularly drew an audience of over 11 million viewers and I designed games for Gladiators, here’s one that didn’t make it:
April 23, 2010
alive and well, and living in Huddersfield
one of these big fellas:
a four foot monitor lizard
and one of these:
they did tell me what it was but I forget...
the question is - where?
April 20, 2010
The Strange Case of Upper Lane
This road sign has been bothering me for a while
Upper Lane is in upper case, except that the first letter seems to be lower case. Or so it would be in most typefaces:
But then some sifting around, in amongst the type trays, turns up a few faces where the capital U does have a spur, bottom left.
April 18, 2010
Just what you don’t want – synthetic twang – when painting a surface, like a panelled door. What you do want is the soft give of a natural bristle. Preferably a long thick bristle for good pick-up and laying on, a feathered end for laying off and a chiselled edge for cutting in.
It’s getting harder and harder to find natural bristle paint brushes – the brushes that go thoop as you reach the end of the cross-stroke not twang.
The vibration resulting from the twang of these crude nylon bristles continues up the handle and makes the job seem like painting a balloon half-filled with jelly.
April 16, 2010
continuing the theme of sun and foliage
the spring sun shining through our kitchen window
April 15, 2010
more seasonal pictures
spot the daffodil
April 14, 2010
April 09, 2010
April 07, 2010
an early advert for kitchen appliances
April 04, 2010
the art of the stylist
April 02, 2010
just how many, I've forgotten,
you could always count the hands...