Wednesday 10 February 2010


Inevitably, my band THE OBJECTS are playing in two weeks.

For your consideration:
Luke Caleo on electronics, Chordmaster, backing vocals
Alex Fricke on bass, slide guitar, ebow
Scott Matthews on drums, DS, iPhone, guimbarde and vocals

The Sporting Club Hotel (27 Weston Street, Brunswick)
24th February CE 2010
9:00 PM

Tuesday 9 February 2010

A single ray of light from a distant planet...

Attempt to photograph Mars from Earth using only an iPhone camera pointed at the sky (detail) 2010.

Mars has been close to the earth of late, recognisable by its reddish hue and the fact that it doesn't twinkle as the stars (but not planets) do.

The title of this post is a variation on a Nikola Tesla quote:
“A single ray of light from a distant star falling upon the eye of a tyrant in bygone times, may have altered the course of his life, may have changed the destiny of nations, may have transformed the surface of the globe, so intricate, so inconceivably complex are the processes of nature.”

Thursday 4 February 2010

Arguably the best itchy cat game on the iPhone

NekoIjiri iPhone app by Tsubasa Azumagakito. "A cat with itchy skin on your iPhone".

You play by touching certain points on the twitching cats body.

Choose a correct spot (which is random each time) and you are "safe". The second picture in the sequence below looks like my childhood cat. The third picture in the sequence looks like a slimmer version of my current cat.

Some spots will annoy the cat and it will hiss at you and the spot you touched will be yellow rather than green.

And choose the wrong spot and it's GAME OVER.

Also, you can submit pictures of cats to be used as the screens in the game, which I have done, so there's a community aspect to it as well.

Available in the iTunes Store FOR FREE [iTunes link].

Tuesday 2 February 2010

Art history in 8 swatches

'Art History' swatches, Adobe Illustrator CS3

Selected 'Baroque' swatches, frame.

Technology's not necessarily getting better, just more Baroque.

Monday 1 February 2010

Potato vs Potato

I'm posting this so that a flashing .gif isn't at the top of the page until I post next.

Good day!

Ants have antennae and so do we

So we got a new antenna installed in the recent past, in order to better receive THE SIGNALS as our tinfoil helmets have been a little flaky of late. Not that we watch a great deal of TV but the ABCs have been practically unviewable.

And what better to celebrate this upgrade than some prophetic goodness from the year 2002 AD:

Arpanet - The Analyst [3.7MB .mp3 file]
From 'Wireless Internet' (buy).