Zoey Crow

'Tis the season for angry crows here in Metro Vancouver (they're guarding their nests – eggs and now fledglings). Inspired in part by this, and wanting to do an artistic project in Adobe Illustrator, I drew this artwork, "Zoey Crow". Zoey Crow is mad because you're too close to her nest and not readily giving up your food. Silly hoo-man.

It's an attempt to make something complicated with lots of simple shapes (mostly ellipses, triangles, and line segments). Looking at reference photos also made me realize that crows are, in their way, very colourful birds – I've tried to emphasize that here.

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A Theremin in Garageband

My website logs show that someone was looking for my now-11-year-old tutorial on making a theremin in GarageBand. Shockingly, the instrument still works after all these years (probably because its generator is so simple).

The original tutorial is provided as-is herewith. Some adjustment may be required for modern versions of GarageBand. 

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The Daily Newt

I'm pleased to announce the launch of my next-generation journalism media empire: The Daily Newt (ie: a parody news site). With a special focus on technology, science, and politics, I have high hopes that we'll be a worthy addition to your balanced breakfast of fake news.

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