Friday, 29 February 2008


I've been looking at this website template for a bit. Normally I wouldn't be one to use pre-defined templates or layouts but it's so simple I suppose it doesn't matter.

Anyway, I cant' get the thing working on my site. Could be a server problem, could be any number of things but the bottom line is I can't work it at the moment. I'll have another look on Monday.

If and when I can sort it, the site would be useful to organise all my ideas and work, bringing together the best of all the blogs, which can be quite hard to sift through for info., example of Indexhibit and creator's website.

Kung Fu Gordon Brown!

Yeah. This was just a bit of fun.


Tuesday, 26 February 2008

BBC Micro hacking!

I found this YouTube clip funny. The presenter was confronted with a hacker's message when he logged into his account! Brilliant for the hackers.

Also from BBC Micro Live, a look into the future of computer music, from 1985.

Monday, 25 February 2008

Yet more glitch movies

This one's a bit more colourful, by a YouTube user. It was created when Sopcast and YouTube messed up the video information.

You don't have to watch all 6 minutes, nothing much changes. The sound seems to disappear after about a minute.

The video above is an excerpt from a 30-minute long 8-bit glitchathon. You might recognise it as Legend of Zelda.

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Web design - it's a constant battle for compatibility.

Whilst doing a magazine/booklet inDesign layout brief, I ended up stumbling across this page at outlining and providing jpegs of some of the more common browser fonts. Some of them differ quite wildly, especially in IE and Safari.

There's some more info on common fonts at Browser News but it worries me slightly that I weasn't familiar with a couple of those common fonts.

Even more worrying is the fact that 'American Typewriter' seems to be the most common font in the world. Rubbish. Mortifying is the presence of Comic Sans on that list. Source.

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Don't Watch That, Watch This

A show that was on the BBC a couple of years ago. Mashups of archive/current footage mainly focusing on politics.

Weakest Link World Leaders Edition:

Brown vs Blair: 'Watergate'

Blair pours water on Brown at the Labour Party conference!

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Spam casserole - Delia Smith

Delia Smith makes a 'delicious' Spam casserole

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Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Website online

The Illarterate web space was finally sorted this afternoon and by the time you are reading this it will hopefully be online. I'm still deciding whether to go for a less 'dry' design but at least something is uploaded.

Monday, 11 February 2008

A Call to the LMB

I think, to save bandwidth and server space, I will have YouTube host my website's videos. This will include A Call to the LMB plus some screen recorded content from the interactive stuff.

Illarterate YouTube channel

Friday, 8 February 2008

Thursday, 7 February 2008

The meta tag is dead.

  • Martha Rosler is a New York based video/installation artist. The Martha Rosler library is coming to Liverpool in a few weeks time and there's bound to be some projects based on this. I found this video (Semiotics of the kitchen) of hers interesting.
  • I was going to add meta tags to my portfolio website today but found this article with loads of links to why they are dead. I don't think I'll bother now.
  • The Illarterate site should be online soon at, whilst the Illarterate YouTube account is now up and running with some content.
  • Louise Gallery