Recent Notes

Smaller observations, thoughts and links shares posted regularly.


While I've been ramping up my learning of Blender, I found PureRef invaluable. It's a cross-platform tool to organise and view reference images. Its really simple, really unobtrusive and perfect reference board.

Tailwind css intellisense

The new version of the Tailwind CSS IntelliSense extension for Visual Studio Code that adds Tailwind-specific linting to both your CSS and markup was released recently.

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From Ben Croker, Sprig is a free plugin for Craft CMS that allows you to create reactive components from Twig templates and/or PHP classes. These components can re-render themselves on user-triggered events (clicks, changes to input fields, form submissions) using AJAX requests, without requiring you to write a single line of JavaScript.

AC/DC Sydney

For your morning coffee - The forgotten Sydney of AC/DC… All those nights I spent playing pool and throwing back beers in the Hampton and didn't know its history.

Lava lamps

How Do Lava Lamps Help with Internet Encryption? Cloudflare translates photos of 100 lava lamps into random data which helps encrypt up to 10 percent of the internet. More here.

Le Gourmet TV

When you have a YouTube food channel and also own a production company. I'm totally down with the use of everything at his disposal in this behind the scenes.

Xwebcam list 1

I spent a couple of fruitless hours on this last weekend but in the meantime, Fujifilm has launched their own webcam software so I can use my X series with Windows 10 and Zoom in medium format! Download here

Pretty cool previz for the film 'Logan'

Switching node versions development

Handy article for switching between node versions which has just saved my bacon. Uses nvm-windows, a node.js version management utility for Windows.

Sláine: The Horned God - credit Simon Bisley

One of my favourites growing up, the special collector's edition of Sláine: The Horned God is out on 27 May exclusively from the 2000 AD webshop (with the standard print edition postponed to 3 September 2020). The hardcover edition, however, is a special one featuring Simon Bisley artwork was limited to 200 copies. Sadly sold out but the paperback is still for sale.

A Typography Plugin for Tailwind CSS byBenoît Rouleau. Only spotted this recently after I had finished this website. Looks like a great utility plugin for TailwindCSS

Reeling With PJ Harvey

'Reeling' is made of backstage tour footage filmed over a 3 week period out of PJ Harvey's 1993 European and American Tour. This was constructed around live footage taken from 2 dates at the 'Forum', London.

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