Archive for August, 2006

Geek in the Park

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

Geek in the Park, mass picnic in sunny Leamington Spa

Gallions Reach

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

It’s been a good while since my last serious demoscene production, and it could have been even longer if I’d gone ahead with my plan to sit out this year’s Assembly competitions and take a break for once. But then along came Opera to sponsor the browser demo compo and assign it an “Open Web Standards” (read: anything but Flash) angle. How could a Javascript afficionado like me resist? And so, after a long coding slog, I give you: Gallions Reach.

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Assembly 06

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

Assembly 06, immense computer festival in Helsinki

Isn’t it ironic? Don’t you think?

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

In the town centre this morning, I had this exchange with a random bloke:

Him: ‘Scuse me, have you got the time?’
Me: (checks watch) ‘Twenty-five past eleven.’
Him: ‘Cheers.’
(double take)
Him: ‘Twenty-five past one?!?’
Me: (checks watch again) ‘No – eleven.’
Him: ‘Ah. Thanks.’

This in itself might seem fairly mundane, but what makes it rather amusing is that
1) only 30 seconds previously, I’d just picked up my watch from Timpsons where I was having the battery replaced, and was pleasantly surprised to note that the nice man in the shop had set it to the correct time, and
2) since Friday night I’ve been intentionally mucking around with my sleeping patterns and attempting to work to a 27-hour(ish) cycle to try and get my demo finished for Assembly, and up until that point I’d been trying to persuade myself that it was in fact some time around 5 in the afternoon.

What, still not amusing? Please yourselves.