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Phi (Jade Cut) now online

11July2007

In which I finally release the five episodes of Φ, collected from around the internet of 2008 and made available at hackfilm.com […]

iTunes, Now With Added Freedoms

09June2007

Apple recently released a number of songs under the banner of “iTunes Plus”. Individually, the songs are ~30% more expensive […]

Random on Windows

15May2007

In which I am baffled by the mystery that is Windows, and once more wooed by the ease with which one can make Python work, even there […]

Weeping for a Film

06May2007

In which I shoot a film overnight and watch another too-emotional film while still chemically imbalanced […]

This is one reason so many long-time Unix nerds have found themselves so happy using Mac OS X

24April2007

Read this comment in a footnote over on John Gruber's latest epic, about every Mac user's new favourite web dev […]

Photos with location clouds

23April2007

In which I give prominence to the places from where I've taken the most photos […]

Now ETagging Right!

17April2007

In which I stop fighting the framework and let Django handle ETags the right way […]

The Roots, Live at the Enmore

14April2007

In which my head stops ringing long enough to appreciate an amazing live performance. […]

The Roots

10April2007

The Roots played the Enmore 10April2007, True Live played support

  • True Live
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  • ?uestlove
  • The Roots

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300

08April2007

In which I wonder just whose politics got into *300* […]

Settling In, And A Withdrawal

02April2007

In which I am reconnected, the final stage of making the house a home. […]

Taking Her Offline

03March2007

In which I put the new site online, and take the iMac offline […]

New-Ness

31December2006

In which I try roll over the website while everyone else rolls over midnight […]

Semantics and Style :: Markup for Dialogue

30December2006

In an effort to create something as portable as possible, I wrote my latest screenplay in near-plain text (using Markdown […]

Winter with Django

02December2006

The list of things I want to change on this site has just kept on growing for some time now. […]

Quoting Song Lyrics

15October2006

I have, as John Mayer sings, “too many corners in my mind” right now, and have been unable to get […]

The Prophetess

26September2006

Our hero's story 'begins' when he, somehow, finds himself at the wrong end of a dark alley… (The theory is […]

Untitled Vampire Short :: Treatment

30August2006

Just uploaded a treatment to the ?film section. This is a story outline for a 15-minute short I'm writing this […]

A Flickr photoset :: Europe in Black & White

19August2006

(Skip straight to the photos: Europe in Black & White) I've been meaning to do something with all the photos […]

Recent Consumption

12August2006

watched People I Know; started slow but interesting thriller once it got going; the racism was a bit weird though […]

Photos :: Darling Harbour under storm clouds

25July2006

A few images from around Darling Harbour today. The storm clouds gathered but it didn't rain. I'm pretty impressed with […]

16-22July2006 :: This Week

22July2006

watched The Brothers Grimm; “I know this story” watched 28 Days Later; a few too many conveniences at the end, […]

9-15July2006 :: This Week

15July2006

watched the first part of Bleak House; it's setting up rather nicely, complete with nasty Dickensian exposition; but I'm not […]

A Vampire Lore

10July2006

The vampires, with their cousins the werewolves, represent two extremes of human nature. If a true human is body and […]

2-8July2006 :: This Week

09July2006

watched Annie Hall; not as amazing as Manhattan but in a similar vein started rereading Pattern Recognition; have been meaning […]

MySpace :: the latest victim of cultural ignorance

07July2006

So MySpace just launched an Australian site. Haven't seen it marketed yet, so it's possible they'll fix things up before […]

Vampire/Watcher

05July2006

Snapped this of the windows across the street from the Red Cross Blood Bank in the city. The perfect place […]

That Imp of Earth and Industry

03July2006

Download (Quicktime 6+ MP4): 320x240 8MB version 640x480 22MB version Have just uploaded two versions of a film I made […]

25June-1July2006 :: This Week

01July2006

watched The Society Murders; which strangely felt like propaganda for the victims' family watched Underworld Evolution; didn't have the edge […]

18-24June2006 :: This Week

25June2006

watched Springtime in a Small Town; beautiful Chinese film; the film work was poetic: long, lingering shots with periods of […]

Working 9-5

20June2006

Have just completed my 7th day of nine-to-five (well, 9-6 actually)… It really is awful. Was fortunate though: managed to […]

The Author and The Logos

11June2006

I've just uploaded a piece I wrote for uni to ?myth=author_logos. I wasn't sure I even wanted to title the […]

4-10June2006 :: This Week

11June2006

watched Answered by Fire (Parts I and II); first part focussed on the lead-up to referendum, much better than the […]

On Switching, Part the First

09June2006

This is the first part of some bits I'm writing about migrating from Linux to Mac. Herein, I discuss my […]

28May-3June2006 :: This Week

03June2006

watched The Family Stone; funny lite; very predictable watched Prime; light funny with some very understated humour; loved the ending […]

Dreams of a Place That Never Was

31May2006

Have had memories of last year thrust back into my mind lately… They come and go in waves; when they […]

21-27May2006 :: This Week

27May2006

watched Deceiver; simple story but some clever cinematography watched The Deal (2004); interesting but it's clearly difficult to put oil […]

Who Says Computers Aren't Intelligent?

26May2006

Received an 'Amazon.com Recommends' email the other day. I haven't been particularly impressed with Recommends in the past, not because […]

14-20May2006 :: This Week

20May2006

went to the Reelife Short Film Festival at the Dendy, Newtown; a friend's short, Brown Trash won the audience favourite […]

Looking For Work

14May2006

I've decided to write on this here: I'm looking for work. I'm currently in my final year of full time […]