Sometimes, you just have to nod and agree. The Peugeot 406 was unacceptable. The Fiat Multipla was shocking too, but not seen a web server throw a Multipla error yet.
Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category
Just bought a Giant Omnium track bike and looking to get a set of road wheels. Now, being a bit of a designer, ye olde boring black and silver rims just bore me to death. Seems the British only like black and silver so I’ve got to get them custom built. My local bike shop, Bike & Run in East Finchley (who incidentally, have some right nice bikes in their new showroom!) are lined up to build ‘something’, just got to decide what colour. Luckily, Velocity do a range of bonkers colours (I already have orange ones on my MTB) so just a case of Photoshopping my bike with a few options and choosing.
Thought I’d share the results just in case it helps you decide your wheel conundrum too. I guess I should make this in flash some day so you can change the colours yourselves and change the frame colour. Maybe one day I’ll get the time…
I’ve uploaded the .PSD layered file here if you want to add your own frame in by hand. Just open the file in Photoshop, select the rim or hub layer and change the Hue/Saturation (Apple+U or CTRL+U on a PC).
(And yes, I know I’ve made the rear wheel radial too… just saved a bit of Photoshop time)
My father gave me a copy of “Motorcycle Scooter & Three-Wheeler Mechanics” a few years back and we both picked out the same machine as ‘the cool one’… a 1958 Gold Star. Weird how genetics work. Some of the ads are fantastic, so thought I’d share…
Did some fun training the other day with Katie Ledger and part of it was presenting something in 3-5 minutes. So I though I’d go large and explain how to become a rocket scientist in 3 minutes. It’s essentially a super-top-line overview of how to build the simplest type of pulse jet engine… the ‘pop pop‘ boat engine. Thought I’d start with something that shows the principle before introducing the fantastically simple valveless pulse jet. I should also explain this was at Digital Outlook, a digital marketing agency, so was a little off-piste to say the least.
Anyhow, here’s the video. Bit embarrassing but hey, it’s worth it if you may learn something! :)
If you’re weird, you can get the PowerPoint presentation here.
If you manage to get your hands on the November edition of Revolution Magazine you may recognise the name on page 76! Well, you would if they spelt it right (it’s Dino Burbidge, not Dino Burbridge… story of my life).
I had the honour of writing the ‘Creative Review’ feature, where industry big-wigs pick campaigns and content that has caught their eye, or that caused a stir. I chose the ubiquitous iPint for the iPhone by Beattie McGuinness Bungay as my feature and also chose four others that I thought warranted some heat, both good and bad.
If you’re interested, click the page layout image below to get a bigger, almost readable sized version… or go and buy the magazine! :)
I’m determined to do a Triathlon this year but haven’t really managed to get it together. So I’ve settled for an elongated event format, with months between each event. Works for me but I’m not sure it’s strictly adhering to the rules.
So far I’ve done a 5k swim for the Marie Curie Swimathon and a 10k for the Cancer Research Run 10k so according to the rules, the nearest triathlon that fits is an Olympic Triathlon. Just got to do the 40k cycle now (ignoring the fact I commute 65k a week).
I managed to bimble around the Hatfield House course in 51 mins and 46 seconds. Now that’s probably not a very good time in the grand scale of things but I’m pretty pleased with it seeing as it’s my first attempt and… I didn’t train. Yep, not a step.
Still, all in a good cause as it was for Cancer Research. If you’re one of the 2 thousand people that turned out at Hatfield House or one of the Tesco crew who supported the event, well done! I’ll see you there next year… once the pain has eased a little.
You wait ages then two come along at once! Yep, just 5 days after Corn Pops Challenge was launched, our new baby, ‘Zubo Zurfing‘ has gone live (or Zubo Surfing as Miniclip has it… doh!). It’s very cool to have our games occupying two of the three slots in the Miniclip main promo area!
The game itself is a great achievement. Original gameplay, exciting, high-quality and fun to play. Probably one of the best games we’ve made at Digital Outlook. Big thanks to EA and GoFish for giving us the chance to make it! The aim is to get the 5 Zubo characters across a sound wave. You do this by exploding ‘sound bombs’ above and below the sound wave to cause ripples that fling you in the air. Of course, there are baddies, keys and bonuses in there to keep you on your toes.
What would I improve? Simple, more levels! What a great compliment to a game. It’s a great game engine that can ramp up and allow for mini-puzzles and level designs to test your skill. I think 20 levels should do it.