Archive for August, 2004

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Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

Next up, Stuart, with his infinitely more poetic Two Bone Eulogy. Remember to press refresh for the full flavour.

we note you blog

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

I was at the office until well past midnight last night, nursing a printer through the final stages of a submission we’re making for a competition that makes heavy use of previously mentioned design codes. For extra pathos points, I should point out to my international readers that yesterday was supposed to be a statutory holiday in England. Thanks a lot, English Partnerships.

So when I checked my bloglines subscriptions and found that Jack was offering a much needed distraction from urban design, I quickly took up the challenge.

Here’s the story so far. Jack picks up a paper copy of FAC2 by (original text: we belong to you). Jack remixes and reissues the paper copy as a web site, thanks to the GNU Public License that’s included with the original. I download the source code and the reworked graphic and publish version 3.

Here’s my issue: we blog you note.

Initially I was planning to work with the graphic itself and manipulate the pencil strokes, then I started to explore the letters and discovered there was more mileage in a collection of acronyms.



I’ve passed you the blogging baton, get running.

ps – comments are back on again, but I can’t make any guarantees as I’ve been blitzed with a lot of spam this week.

and the answer is…

Saturday, August 28th, 2004

As I suspected he would, Bobby H read the map correctly (see comments). Ten points to him. Here’s the answer (quicktime video link).


Thursday, August 26th, 2004

I found this map today and decided to diagram my interaction with it. The green and blue lines are the marks I made on it. Ten points to the first person who guesses its identity and purpose correctly.

phrase jamming

Monday, August 23rd, 2004

A friend of mine has a fantastic talent for unwittingly mashing up well known phrases. Unbeknown to him I’ve been jotting them down over the last few months. Here are a few of my favourites.

Time period of indeterminate length:

…it’s like waiting for a piece of string…

Warning! Heinous violence towards fruit:

…this is our first stab at the cherry…

Double negative:

…it could be one of my mistyping errors…

Are you a dogsworth?

…I’m the office jobsbody…

The pastry is the key:

…as light as pie…

Do you believe in reincarnation?

…I suspect that one is gonna die a duck…

And finally, my personal favourite because of the image it conjours up:

…Well, we spent the first half of the meeting just finding each others feet…

If you can beat any of those, be sure to add them in the comments.

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Sunday, August 22nd, 2004
  • Architecture Radio

    ‘…Architecture Radio’s mission is to promote learning and discussion about the pressing issues of design and the built environment. We do this by publishing audio/video recordings of important lectures, interviews and discussions on the Internet….’ (v

  • Arthur Wyatt – Emigration

    ‘…My name is Deakin, I work in emigration. I prevent illegal time travel…’

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Saturday, August 21st, 2004
  • Making the switch to OSX

    ‘…Tired of viruses, lost files and the ‘blue screen of death’? In the first of two articles about waving goodbye to Windows, John Dodds switches to Apple’s OSX…’ (via One Man and his Blog)

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Tuesday, August 17th, 2004

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another image

Tuesday, August 17th, 2004

Here’s another example of Muek’s work: Big Boy

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Monday, August 16th, 2004

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