Archive for July, 2014

July 6th

Trying Tim's Vermeer

I'm a regular listener of Penn's Sunday School , an excellent podcast by Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller fame. For a while he's been talking about a documentary film they've created called Tim's...

Archive for September, 2009

September 11th

Game Cartography

I spent an evening recently looking at old computer game maps. Sounds dull, but if you can find a game you played, you get a huge sense of nostalgia and see the game from a different perspective....

Archive for August, 2009

August 1st

Wall Street Journal Interview

A few weeks ago, out of the blue, the Wall Street Journal interviewed me about my game Hanna in a Choppa . I'm still not entirely sure why, but you can read their edited article here . The...

Archive for June, 2009

June 6th

Long overdue makeover

Finally, I've got round to giving deeperbeige.com its much needed makeover. The new site is geared towards touting my freelance abilities instead of the random malarkey of the previous site. All...

Archive for May, 2009

May 6th

A Brief History of Chris

I wrote this for a forum entry. It wasn't meant to be this big, but since it is, I thought I could post it here too. Here we go then, with A Brief History of Chris. It was a programming forum, so...

Archive for September, 2007

September 15th

Skulduggery Quest Postmortem

At work we recently built an RPG game promoting the children's book Skulduggery Pleasant . It is a bad game. You can play it if you like on the link below. Register and complete the game, and you...

This week I are mostly been reading...

A pretty book about mathematics and programming An enlightening book about the mechanism of evolution A beautifully written yet brutally filthy diary of a London call girl And...

Email Revolution

You may be too new to the internet to remember email in the early days. Everyone now associates it with the chores of wading through spam, impersonal communication from your colleges and hoping...
September 1st

Play with knowing the future

This is an experimental gameplay simulation of pool. Don't expect a full finished game - its just a toy really - but you may still be surprised by the way this plays. This is Oracle Pool by...

Snoozy Mario kicks ass

I try to avoid posts that are just links to other things, but these are too good to miss. Cunningly designed levels for Super Mario World that are obscenely hard, unless you just sit back and do...

Archive for August, 2007

August 29th

Robots In Disguise

Everyone my age remembers Transformers from their youth. Everyone young today remembers Transformers from the recent film. So that's everyone then. I was quite the fan when young. I had...
August 17th

Bristol Motor Club August AutoSolo

For those who don't know, AutoSolo is a competitive motorsport event. Its a sort of cross between a slow Sprint and fast AutoTest minus the reversing sections. Americans run a similar style event...

Is your keyboard giving away your secrets?

You've got Windows fully patched up, you have a firewall on active duty and you have antivirus software in place. You even know you aren't meant to open spam attachments even when they promise you...
August 16th

Driving tips for the terminally stupid

Its a speed camera, not a slow camera. It goes off only if you speed past it. There's simply no need to panic brake to 15mph for them.
August 10th

Ancient Four Dimensional Software

A very long time ago I made a computer program to draw 4D surfaces via animated 3D projections. Sadly I haven't got any examples of the animations anymore, it was that long ago. It made images like...

Popup hell still exists

Cast your mind back to the dark ages of the Internet, if you were involved with it back then. If you weren't, you may struggle to believe just how pure things like email and the web were. They...

Archive for July, 2007

July 28th

Infinite precision 3D curves

For an effect for a client, I needed to make things whiz around in 3D space along smooth but unexpected paths. They would be travelling at all kinds of speeds from very slow to pretty rapid, so my...
July 22nd

Bitmap flashyness

I've finally found a good excuse at work to play with Flash 8's BitmapData class. This is a long-awaited feature new to Flash 8 that lets programmers play with bitmaps of data in memory and display...

Phut phut you're dead

I went paintballing on a mates stag do yesterday. This is where you split into teams and play wargames with airguns. The premise is pretty simple: Get shot with a ball of paint and you're out until...
July 13th

Troy (the film)

Just seen it. Its kinda long. Here's the quickie if you can't be bothered yourself: Troy-prince: Wow Helen, you're proper hot Helen: You're way poncier than hubby. Lets go to Troy. Greek...