The return of nobody else

I was having a conversation about the internet tonight and I was reminded of something I did a while back. I setup a Twitter account called nobody else. The idea is that if you would like to disengage with the platform, just let me know your Twitter username. Then you'll get the message "Nobody Else is following you on Twitter", so you can shut down your account and get on with your life. The acco… Read more →

Return of the Kaossilator

The Korg Kaossilator is a nifty device for making weird sound effects. I got one quite a while back and it has provided the sounds for quite a few projects. Today I was working on Begin To Code Python and I needed a suitably awakening tone for an alarm program that I'm writing. So I dug out Mr. Kaoss.I remember years ago that one of the marketing pitches behind Duracell batteries was that they did… Read more →

Hull Pixelbot on Hackaday

For reasons that I'm not completely sure of, I've put Hull Pixelbot on Hackaday. Already got two likes. Go me. You can find our more, and like it yourself, here: Read more →

Monday Snaps: Cheese Lander Game Reset

Welcome back to our weekly Snaps session, which has the ultimate aim of creating the awesome gaming experience that is Cheese Lander . Last week we got the bread, cheese and background screen drawing nicely, this week we are going to place the bread and cheese at their starting positions. So, if someone asks you "Who moved the cheese?" you can say it was you.We're going to start with a bit of gent… Read more →

Oresome Birthday

I stole this picture off their web site.... We had a significant birthday in the family this week. Ending in zero. No, not mine, that's next week. Anyhoo, as a present we organised a session at Oresome in Hull. You start with a strip of silver and finish three hours later with a really nice ring that you made yourself. It turns out that the process is more complex than you might think, and gives y… Read more →

My third most popular blog post is...

,,,this one from 2013. It's after the C# Yellow Book and this blog. It must be that every day a bunch of people have this problem and I'm somewhere up the search lists for it. Read more →

200 days to make a video game

So a couple of people did mention or have said that I like to jump between projects I work on at home and I actually need to finish a game. So, I took a look at what designs I had, what assets and resources I had and what games I knew how to make. Eventually Read more →

Flying Videos

I started a YouTube channel this week for me to upload videos I record whilst flying. I suspect they’ll be quite boring to most viewers, but I’m hoping to refer back to them at some point to see any progress with my airmanship. I’ve embedded my first video above. It’s a few laps around the Read more →

Last Day of Paper City Today

It's the last day of Paper City in Hull today. The weather's lovely. Get out there and enjoy it. Read more →

See the Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Batman movie is way, way better than it needs to be. Hanging off two solid franchises (the clue's in the name) it could confidently expect to make a fortune just by showing up. At least for one episode at least. However, it is very, very, good. Just the right balance of action, story and knowing self-reference to keep everyone happy. I don't think I've laughed out loud at a film so many t… Read more →