Category Archives: random thoughts

Chanting evil

Today was the first day of the Suffolk Skillz event which I was taking part in. As a rep of CSD I was there along with three other able bodied victims to teach them some of the thought process in web design. Its basically 45 minutes of chaos as we run a mini agile scrum with year 7 students to develop the content for their schools website using post-it notes and Balsamiq mockups software. Fun but hard on the feet/mind.

I also went to pick up the little un from Brownies this evening only to find them sitting in a circle and chanting something over and over again. To me it sounded vaguely demonic but then what do I know about Brownies and the rites of passage they perform there. She wont tell me but insists she needs brimstone, a goats head and three pieces of chalk next week. Dunno if I have any chalk left.

On a side note, I’ve finally finished my first tutorial on the site. Its a tutorial requested to show how I did my posters and as I tend to make things up as I go, there isn’t a lot of structure to it. Its done though so I’m happy.

https://www.kirkd.co.uk/tutorials/propaganda.html

Love at first commandment

While ambling home from a day of sharpening my crayon collection at work, I spotted some words on the back of a ‘Hello Kitty’ tea set which said that ‘I would fall in love instantly with this charming tea set’.

Now is that instructions or a statement? If its a statement then its not true, as I clearly felt no form of romantic interest in the set. If it was instructions then I’m obviously quite rich in the man gene which makes all blokes ignore instructions and just get on with building the wardrobe/bookcase/flatpacked monstrosity.

Anyway, enough about my interest in Hello Kitty tea sets. I was reminded the t’other day that I hadn’t finished one of my propaganda posters for the Holy Empire of Dave. I should have myself shot for not being a good propaganda coordinator. I have now finished the design and will flog myself 20 times as penance.
How will I punish myself if I ever actually finish any of my other pet projects?