Archive for the 'News' Category

Take flight with your iPhone

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

My good friend, top code monkey and bloody nice bloke Bobbin Threadbare of Hidden Games has just released his first game for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Air Cadets is a fun little 3D arcade style flying game, designed from the outset to be quick and easy to learn and play. The 3D graphics push [...]

A collection of atheist quotes

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Chris Beach has gathered together a great collection of atheist quotes, including some of my favourites from Douglas Adams and Carl Sagan. Well worth a look. Via

It lives!

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Well, it’s been quite a while since my last post on this blog, or on my main portfolio site for that matter. A lot of things have changed, and it’s time to start writing about them again. I don’t expect that anyone reads what I post, or cares very much if they do. I have [...]

Bird brains

Friday, February 24th, 2006

So, a few French ducks have got the flu, and now frightened UK pet owners are dumping their parrots and budgerigars. The National Parrot Sanctuary in Lincolnshire has had to take in 23 abandoned birds in a week, more than they usually receive in a year. These pet birds are caged, indoors. Do the owners [...]

Fingers crossed for a full smoking ban

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

MPs are to decide in a free vote whether to impose a ban on smoking in all England’s pubs and clubs. I really hope that parliament has the guts to back a full ban on smoking in public places in England. I recently spent a night in Dublin, attending the Digital Media Awards with a [...]

Enlightened? Fat chance.

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

In December last year, Civil Partnerships became law in the UK. Gay and lesbian characters and relationships have been a part of mainstream UK soap operas for nearly 20 years. So why do we still have newspapers digging through phone records to expose Simon Hughes’ past gay relationships? He is not married. He is not [...]

Monkey see, Monkey do

Friday, January 20th, 2006

So, the car crash that is Pete Burns bragged that the coat he has been flouncing around in on Celebrity Big Brother was made from the fur of the endangered gorilla. The police subsequently seized the coat, and the Natural History Museum have found that it is in fact made from the hides of colobus [...]

Help improve the SiteScore rating for Drawing Business

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

I recently found out about sitescore, an automated tool for testing the features, design and accessibility of a web site. I decided to submit my portfolio site for analysis, and was pleasantly surprised to find that it fared quite well, with an initial score of 8.5 out of 10. If you would like to help [...]

A message to Search Engine Optimisation “specialists”

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

If you are one of the many so-called Search Engine Optimisation specialists who keep posting spam on my blog, please stop wasting your time. You keep trying to boost your client’s search engine rankings by leaving fake comments full of links in older posts on this site. It really is pointless, as these comments get [...]

My all new business site

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Today is the official launch of the latest version of my cartoon illustration web site. This is a really big redesign; I have completely restructured the entire site, and thrown away a lot of superfluous content. I also have a completely new portfolio, using the open source Gallery software. This has allowed me to arrange [...]