Locked Down. AGAIN!

So here we are again, second wave lockdown is here. Just in time to have my kids at home for the whole school holidays. For MY sanity, I have found a few free games on Xbox game pass to play. Finding fallout 4 and fallout 76 for free has given me a chance to engage […]

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Pin Badges at home.

This is not a home business type project, this is more just me having a bit of fun building physical versions of my design ideas. Sure, I can sell them through my Etsy store, but it was more a chance to try out something I have wanted to do for ages. Plus it gives me […]

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2020: What a hell of a year!

Well it started out with the whole country being on fire. Then we had floods and the Covid19 virus hit, then the toilet paper shortage. So how has the massive shutdown of the country and industry affected me? Well I didn’t work for more than six months in my regular job. But it did mean […]

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Tight-arse Tuesday – Monitor Review

ACER 32″ LCD Monitor Review

So, a while back I recorded a video as part of an application to be a technology tester. Get free stuff and try it out and talk about it? Sure! Sounded good to me, hence this little video was made. Terrible camera quality (filmed on my phone) and no good lighting, and me fumbling through what I wanted to say.

Fast forward to earlier this year

And I happen to get a notification someone I knew had written a comment on the video. Honestly I hadn’t even remembered it was still up and live, I had planned on taking it down as soon as the tech reviewer gig didn’t come through. What was interesting was that it had 7500 views. Like really? Something I had made no effort to promote or share was clicking over views higher than I had ever imagined possible!

Checking back in today to use it as a sample of a tight-arse tuesday post, and it sits at just over 7900 views. Makes me think there might be a potential opportunity to do reviews for stuff that I buy from the perspective of a graphic designer.

It also gives me the idea that the ideas I have on the back burner for crazy projects might be way more popular than I had previously thought. They are all self indulgent projects of stuff I just want to try out or do, or things that amuse me, so don’t expect refined works of art and prose. 😉

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Looking at burning crosses

So there is a little music project that has been sitting in the depths of the project list for years. Decades even. It was never intended to be anything other than getting lyrics put to music and having a bit of fun. But the lyrical content and musical genre of the musicians I have been […]

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