Saturday, October 17, 2020

Packaging rebirths

Whenever I get something through the post these days, I always have a quick think about whether I could reuse the packaging for something. This little box arrived today - it *almost* fits a standard 6x4 print, which is good enough once a sharp knife gets involved.

A one-off project, an exhibition in a box, sent through the mail network.

But what might that actually look like, I wonder?

Friday, October 16, 2020

Masking Thoughts

Mini protest spotted in Eastbourne. I didn't ask for details TBH. Not sure it's science either.

Friday, October 02, 2020

New NES gaming.

Is buying a modern NES game a sign of a midlife crisis this side of the millennium? I don't know, not sure I care, but am having fun playing Hundred Rabbit's Donsol card game, now that I've figured out the mechanics. Based on a standard deck of cards, Donsol is a dungeon-attack game featuring monsters, healing and shields, and each round of four cards sees you figuring out an order to choose them in, and what your strategy is for facing the probability of cards afterwards. It's one of those games that you could play with cards, but letting the computer do all the maths for you takes the pain away, and just blat through a set of cards after set of cards.

Here it is running on the GPi setup I'm running for handheld emulating:

Monday, September 28, 2020

World Postcard Day is upon us!

Oh "hot dog" as me ol' ma used to say - World Postcard Day is on October 1st. Seems like a good excuse to clear out some of my old, random postcards - give me a quick shout if you'd like something through the mail!

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Sunday feed changes

Clawing some time back to tend to various personal projects, including how feeds get passed around. In the background I'm playing with rss-to-gnusocial, and it's great that loadaverage. org now has ActivityPub support, for Mastodon and Pleroma compatibility. I have a strange situation whereby my replies there go to Twitter without any context, but I'm oddly enjoying the slight surrealism going on.

If you're subscribed to the universal feed at then you've probably just seen an influx of Beamspun posts being added. Future (irregular) posts will show up from now on.

Happy Sunday everyone!