Sunday, August 30, 2015

New idea

Kicking around an idea for a new project. Probably another one of my "not gonna happen" ideas, but I'll share some more once I flesh it out some more.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

It's the weekend


Much to do.

So busy.


Friday, August 28, 2015


Well, it's been about three weeks that I've been here at Darwin and things are going well so far.

The weather has been pretty decent, but I need to keep in mind that we got here at the best time of year, right at the height of tourist season. Most days are a carbon copy of each other and it's hot but not too hot.

As the year grinds on, it'll be getting hotter and hotter, and the humidity will climb to pretty much 100% most of the summer (which is the wet season). And apparently, once it starts raining, it keeps raining. Hard and heavy. Good thing I don't ride a motorbike!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

First page

Not in the sense that I'm starting something, more along the lines of you have no idea what will be the first page someone sees.

Let me back up a little. I've been reading webcomics since... I have no idea, at least a decade. I had a go at my own webcomic in ... 2003? Maybe even before that, and I read a lot of them before I tried to make one myself.

One of the things an artist needs to be keenly aware of is the limitations of their art. And for an online comic, one of those limitations is that you have no idea which page will be the first one a reader sees.

So make every page count, dagnabit!

Going home... September. It's still a few weeks away, but should be going forth, all things being equal.

Looking forward to getting some time with the family. Missing them heaps.

Friday, August 21, 2015


Trying my hand at a bit of netty action. It's a pretty fast paced game and needs a good cardio capacity to keep up.

I'm serious enough about it to be looking to buy a ball, which is a big deal for me considering I spend as little as possible and account for pretty much every dollar!

Saturday, August 15, 2015


I keep wanting to go swimming. Good cardio, good skill to have. Need to get into the pool more often.

Thursday, August 13, 2015


Trying to get home in September. And it's never easy. Stupid paperwork...

Monday, August 10, 2015

Endless paperwork

Weren't we moving towards the paperless office? Like, two decades ago? Seems like we're churning through more dead tree emails than ever!

Sunday, August 9, 2015


Finally arrived, at my new home away from home (at least for the next few years). It still sucks to be away from my family for extended periods of time. But now that I'm here at least it'll be a bit more established and it'll be easier to organise time at home to be with my family.

It's August and so far this year, I've only had one week at home, in April. Too long away from my wife and the kids. Hoping I can get some time at home soon. The sooner the better.

Other than that, it's good to be up here away from the icy cold of Melbourne. Though I think I might be regretting that when summer rolls around.

Monday, August 3, 2015


Hmm, my phone keeps complaining that it is low on memory. I have bugger all apps installed and gigabytes free but it insists on installing everything to on board main memory.

I've already moved as much as I can off main to usb memory but the biggest apps (I'm looking at you Facebook App, you resource hog) can't be moved off main memory. So there aren't enough to run apps properly. Email won't sync any more.

I guess the next option is to do a factory reset then upgrade the operating system. But in order to do that, I need a reliable landline with a good amount of data available, and there's a chance I could brick the phone. So I'll probably need to wait until I get home again.

Whenever that is...

Saturday, August 1, 2015


Yes, I'm still flogging this dead horse.

It's so dead, it's rotted away and the bones have scattered. But I still hold on.

The dream still lingers...