Weekend was taken up with planning and organising for the raft of projects I have left for the end of the year. All pretty dry though the outcomes will be pretty exciting.
There’s been a lot of that going on of late: marshalling dominoes, standing them all up in the hope that when they fall (or rather get pushed) the pattern makes a pleasing shape and suggests what the next one should be.
Had rather hoped I’d be able to do all this organising from my own home. Unfortunately, while all the financial crap involved with moving is in place the actual places have dried up and what’s left is overpriced, tiny or in an impractical location. I’m hoping that now the Olympics and the start of the university year are over everything will calm down on that front because I really am bumping against the limiter of what I can do with the space I have.
Saturday I seem to have spent mainly moving files from one place to another, a thankless but necessary task lightened by following a link trail to TRON: Uprising
towards the end of the day. And hearing Volga at Ausland
when it came on shuffle.Defunct Russian Netlabel.
Woke up on Sunday and signed up for a Spreadshirt account. Time from beginning the process to ordering my first T-shirt: 1.5 hours (and that included breakfast and finding some obscure bank details). More will follow. After that, a bunch of research for UI and dashboard elements for the temp0rary gig. I always think this bit is odd the balancing of function with design – make it look ‘all techno and future’ without adding any pointless cruft. I got quite obsessed with screen corners, ‘what would be the point of cutting them off ... why rounded...’ that sort of thing. And there was some storyboarding.
More on some of these things hopefully tomorrow. Now back to work.