Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Sketchbook 5: Grape White

Sketchbook 5: Grape White


I started doodling in my sketchbook again last week, and realised that there were a few older ones that still hadn't seen the light of Internet.  So here we are...

Link of the Day: Op-Art Music

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Monday, 28 January 2013

Very Short Mondays: Whole Body Headphones

"It's like they're actually playing in the room with you," said the man in Currys.  "Right down to feeling vibrations through the floor."

The man in Currys was called Stephen.  There weren't many people, thought Steve, who chose to call themselves Stephen, rather than Steve.  But there it was, right there on his name badge.  And he had too much gel in his hair.

"You can try them out right here in the shop," said Stephen.  "I've got some Darkness on my iPhone.  That's quite good."


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Link of the Day: Fractal Trees! (if only for the charmingly dreadful animation)

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Dances In Frances: New Audio Recording

I recently made this recording of Dances in Frances, a poem I originally posted in March 2007 and which features what is still my favourite rhyming couplet I've ever written.

It's a cheery story about the gruesome consequences when a little girl is sick and loses her appetite.


[Direct link to audio]

If you want to read the original poem, you can find it here...


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Link of the Day: Tea Party

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Monday, 21 January 2013

Very Short Mondays: An End To The New Beginning

Srishty was pleased with her new rimless specs.  They signified a new beginning.

A new Srishty.

Until she couldn't find them again and sat on them in despair.

The cost of this little mishap would later prove to be much greater than the price of a new pair of glasses.  And the old Srishty, lurking just under the surface, would not be swept aside so readily.


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Link of the Day: Perfectly Timed Photos

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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Maths T-Shirt: Kruskal vs Prim

Now, of course, we all know about the two main methods to find the Minimal Spanning Tree of a network, don't we? But which is better? Kruskal or Prim?



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Link of the Day: Batman Signs

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Monday, 14 January 2013

Very Short Mondays: An Orange Out Of Place

One of Clive's oranges had been moved.

Turned upside down.

He knew this because he always faced his oranges the same way.  He looked at it carefully.  Inspected it.  Peered over the top of his glasses.

He carefully lifted it from the crate, and turned it the right way around.  For a moment, he thought he felt something just under the skin.

But it was just his imagination.


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Link of the Day:  The Top 10 Relationship Words That Aren't Translatable Into English

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013

T-Shirt Design: Angel of Approach

I did this design months and months and months ago. I only just got around to putting it on t-shirts. But I do like it.  Maths and Cupid - what more could you ask for on your apparel?


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Link of the Day: Freedom

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Monday, 7 January 2013

Very Short Mondays: The Light In The 3rd Floor Window

A light was on in the 3rd floor window.

Sharon hadn't seen a light on in that building in years.

There was no shadow.  No flicker.  Just constant, uniform illumination.

Sharon picked up her tin opener, gripped it tightly, until her knuckles turned white.


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Link of the Day: Ruben's Tube

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Friday, 4 January 2013

The Peacock Of Trust

I wrote this one ages ago, but only just got around to drawing the illustration...

The Peacock Of Trust

The Peacock Of Trust

Once, a peacock made a promise
to be trustworthy and honest,
and it was made to win
his special fancy's heart.

And so he built an institution,
one of financial solutions,
an endeavour quite
successful from the start.

He soon built a reputation
for impressive augmentation
of his customers'
investments in his firm.

He could make their value double,
even triple, or quadruple,
before they'd even reached
their quarter term.

And so investors came a-flocking,
with their savings in their stockings,
to deposit it
in one of his accounts.

And his fancy became lover
to his very own half brother,
blaming work which caused him
always to be out.

Incensed by this arrival
of his relative and rival,
he decided he should
focus on his looks.

And so he shampooed all his feathers,
bought a jacket made of leather
and now he turning heads
wherever that he walks.

But once he'd lost his focus
on financial hocus pocus,
his stocks and shares
collapsed right through the floor.

And so he's stayed quite firmly single,
while his businesses have dwindled,
and now he's filing for
his bankruptcy, what's more.



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Link of the Day: Excerpts from "How To Be Perfect"

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