Spider Jerusalem

Spider Jerusalem

I decided a needed a new, more motivational wallpaper. So I took a picture of dear old Spider Jerusalem, cleaned it up, recoloured it and slapped it on my desktop. Thought I would share it with all you folks, too.

Spider is from Transmetropolitan; Written by Warren Ellis, Art by Darick Robertson, published by DC. All copyright belongs to the appropriate parties.

Come As You Are

Come As You Are

We had some problems in one of our local pubs with supporting a trans individual who was harassed in a bathroom. The other pub has agreed to put up some signs and posters up in support, and as they are a alternative music venue I decided to do something LGBTQ+ supportive that would fit the theme.

I know I haven’t got everyone’s identities on here, but I think I managed to get a good cross-sections of various gender and sexuality identities. Let me know if you think I missed anything really glaring out.

You can download the full resolution (for printing at A4 size) from my DeviantArt and there is now a version made specifically for use as Facebook cover photos which you can download on DeviantArt too.

Panrepticon Logo

The Panrepticon

I’ve been away for a while. Away from web design, from artwork, from writing – from the world at large, really. I needed something to get me back into the swing of things, I had a Raspberry Pi and a desire to spy on my pets.  So obviously I decided to set up a quick remotely-accessible webcam server. What started as a quick Raspberry Pi project soon turned into a full-stack coding adventure involving Javascript, HTML5, CSS3, router configuration, apache tweaks, PHP, cron jobs, and probably some other things I can’t remember right now. But at the end of it all I have a website which lets me peek in on my little scaly babies when I’m not at home. I feel pretty proud of this little learning experience, so here it is!

Screenshot of the Panrepticon Website
Screenshot of the Panrepticon Website

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"Physicists don't go terrorizing other physicists because they have competing theories. They have an objective tool to settle their disputes--the scientific method. Religion also has a tool to deal with competing ideas--violence." Aelous @GodWorksOut

Charlie, Ahmed and Guns

I am hearing so many people arguing on one side or the other of the “religion is bad” argument at the moment, whether directed towards solely Islam, or towards religion in general, after the Charlie Hebdo murders by fundamentalists. Specifically, I saw an enormous argument blow up over the image above. So I thought it best that I plant my flag.

It is my belief that the major reason why atheists and sceptics such as myself and others who consider religious people to tend more towards violence as a solution to disagreement is due to the inherently irrational nature of religious belief itself. The sceptic is unlikely to kill in the name of their beliefs regarding higher beings, or the lack thereof; because the sceptic generally understands them as merely ideas, rather than key elements of their self-identity.

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Greater Clawed Radger Necklace

Greater Clawed Radger Necklace

The Greater Clawed Radger has sharp, savage claws – enormous in comparison to it’s tiny body, which is about the size of a fully-grown rat.

Fortunately, it only uses its claws for playing noughts and crosses in the dirt.

Oscar

Oscar

This is Oscar. He takes his new job of protecting Miss Bebb very seriously. He hides deadly poisons in his hat, which he applies to his hat pin to fend off monsters and villains.

And he does it all with style. Being a highly trained defender of beautiful maids is no excuse for dressing shabbily.