From 2006 to 2008, I used to do a monthly mix on this blog. I listened to some of them recently and realised that I kinda miss doing it. We have Spotify now, therefore it’s a ton easier. So here we go: twelve songs that I really like at the moment. They’re mostly pop songs. But pop music is the best music, as we all know.
This week I downloaded the iPad-friendly Pocket Edition of Minecraft. Mostly out of curiosity. I figured that because I do a lot of pixelly drawings, I really should at least know what’s going on with the most famous pixelly thing in the universe. It is a lot of fun. The lack of instructions was a bit frustrating at first, but the Internet exists, so it wasn’t too stressful trying to find a bit of help.
So, I’d just done a Minipop of Drake in the Hotline Bling video, and figured I’d try building it in Minecraft. And as you’ve already seen above, I was relatively successful.
The real Minipop is here.
Back in the day (2000) when I worked at Defcom in Berlin, our boss Johnny gave the employees a Polaroid digital camera for Christmas. Nice. It looked like this:
Images were 320×240 pixels (0.7 megapixels). It had 500kb of memory and held 29 photos. I found a few of the photos I took with the camera. Sadly, at some point along the way, I lost the camera :(
This is the first apartment building I lived in in Berlin. Lovely place. Very lucky to live in such a nice building. (27 April 2001)
A truck, a wall, and a tree. (27 April 2001)
Johnny’s dog. (27 April 2001)
U-Bahn station. (28 February 2001)
Self portrait in the office toilet. (28 May 2001)
Forty of ’em. Here.
Here’s a couple of “highlights” to make this post longer.
I saw a photo on a Web site, just for a brief moment, of a woman carrying papas in San Cristóbal de las Casas and did a kinda drawing of it of the memory.
After doing the U2 line of the Berlin U-Bahn last week, I decided to get the two shortest lines done. Not because of laziness or owt, but because I figured that if I could get a couple more lines done, it would leave the seed in my mind to keep on going.
The way I look at it, if I started on a longer line, I might get sidetracked during the process and it would gather dust and it’d leave me thinking, “just leave the project as a one-off of the U2 line.”
Now, with three lines done, my brain will force me to continue. And, well, it’s a hefty task, but one I’m looking forward to finishing. The remaining seven lines have a ton of platforms to draw. 159 to be precise: U1 (13), U3 (15), U5 (20), U6 (29), U7 (40), U8 (24), and U9 (18).
Below are the new ones, but you can see all three of the lines full size here.