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by Pat
on Jan 3rd, 2023

Tap Tap…

This on?

So. It’s been a while, hasn’t it! A whole… *checks*… GOOD LORD.

So, erm. How’s your past 11 years been? Up to much?


Yeah, a few bits and pieces. Maybe I’ll fill you in later. For now, I just figured I’d write something and see if this WordPress install even works anymore.

UPDATE: Apparently it does! Hooray!


by Pat
on Nov 9th, 2011

Digital Media Design?

There’s an awful lot of cutting out, sticking in and scribbling notes over for something that’s supposed to be digital.

That’s why today my desk looks like this:


Fun fun fun!


by Pat
on Nov 3rd, 2011

Misery Boat

All aboard the misery boat! Yep, it’s another “Pat’s playing around with Flash” thing. Nothing much to it, as with the paralax thing, but this one excitingly has sound. And a disappointed looking ferry:




by Pat
on Nov 2nd, 2011

Paralax Test

As a way of avoiding looking at the same old damn designs for an evening, I decided to have a play with some basic paralax scrolling in Flash:

Click On This To Have Your Mind Blown *

Hooray for a creative Wednesday evening!



(* If oddly jerky basic Flash animations blow your mind)

by Pat
on Sep 10th, 2011

16 Days: Moving Sh*t

Today was a very long day.

I’m not moving to Brighton until next Sunday. However, the flat’s available for me to place my stuff in there right now.

Which, er, is lucky: because my stuff’s in there right now. Woohoo!

I figured it’d be easier doing it this weekend as, well, next weekend I’ll largely be hung over and even if I will be just about legal to drive, I’ll not be in any fit state to be lugging heavy boxes and furniture.

So, this morning I was finishing packing at 8, in a van by 9:30, and packing with James and Rob by 10:30.

Two hours of lugging, sweating, swearing, tea drinking (obviously) and 3D jigsaw puzzle completing, we had a fan full of my stuff (a.k.a. “Pat’s Shit” if you’re Jimbo).

And so we pelted down to Brighton (well, in as much as one can “pelt” in a heavily loaded Transit LWB van down 92 miles of road) and performed the whole thing in reverse.

After that we had a bit of a chin wag and returned back to Essex, dropping the guys and the van off and heading home. Via a cheeky evening McDonald’s, of course. Well, we were in a van at the time.

Total Duration: 8am – 10pm.

So the current status is:

  • My stuff is in Brighton – amazingly without any incident!
  • I’m about 1 stone lighter through sweat loss
  • Jimbo’s back’s screwed – sorry dude, must’ve been the (10th) box of pr0n mags…
  • I’m sleeping on the floor in Chelmsford this week – and I don’t actually care :-)

I believe the common phrase is “a mixed bag”. It’ll be “a goody bag” once Jimbo’s back gets sorted.

Ooh, that reminds me: I missed some key Business Speak the other day – but hopefully I’ll be able to synergistically leverage it into this blog post.

Nah, ran out of time. Damn.


by Pat
on Sep 2nd, 2011

24 Days: Maybe it was the Box Dust?

Whatever it was, it’s caused Pat to leave work early and spend the day coughing, sneezing and generally looking red faced and sorry for himself.

Yes, it’s Squage here, subbing for an ill Pat.

Clearly doing any work outside 9-5pm is too much for him, and packing counts as work.

Mind you, one could argue work inside 9-5pm is too much for him too.


Nothing, Scullion?

Aww, you being ill rules. You have no energy to write your usual moany cutting remarks! *cracks knuckles* Here we go…

Pat’s a moron, Pat’s a moron, Pat’s a mor-OOOWWW!(I can clip your head even if I don’t have the energy to interject, Squage – Pat)

Well now that’s two of us feeling sorry for themselves.

Til tomorrow, hopefully…


by Pat
on Jun 16th, 2011

A Year Away From Blogging

Blimey, has it really been that long? Well, no, not quite. It’s JUST less than a year since the last blog entry.

Figured I’d start blogging again, as I miss it. So: expect blogs from me again starting very soon!


by Pat
on Jun 25th, 2010

Daily Doodle Compilation

Been a while since I did a Daily Doodle blog post, although I have been doing the doodles – just being lazy with the blog. I’ll probably use this as a weekly update rather than daily from now on.

To keep up to date with my doodles, keep an eye on my Flickr stream at They do keep coming – and some you can buy as a TShirt, see below!

Click on a picture to view the full size / Flickr page.

2010-06-21: Oil Get My Coat

Buy the TShirt!

2010-06-22: Squage!

Buy the TShirt!

2010-06-23: Paul Beard Compo

Designed for my supervisor, who’s shaving his beard off in the style most voted for – with votes going to the AYME charity (a worthy cause).

2010-06-24: Odd Thing

2010-06-25: Closed

Sad times at Heart. Here’s my toon to mark it.

There you go! More next week – and keep up to date on the Flickr Stream!



by Pat
on Jun 10th, 2010

Daily Doodle: 2010-06-10 Lone Shark

Click to view full size

Look! He’s flicking a dime and he’s got a gold tooth, and he’ll offer you money for an extortionate interest rate!

Yeah, not many sea animals like him.

That’s why he’s a lone shark.

With thanks to Dave, and apologies to everyone else :)

Click to view full size

This originated by accident, really. Couldn’t get the arms right on the guy on the left, so decided to remove them. Then I had an idea.

[NOTE: Insert comment here about everyone having their differences and noone being "normal", that’ll make people say "ooh yes, that’s a very interesting point on modern and historic society, very aptly put, Pat" and I’ll say "Thanks"]

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