30th August 2015

Half a mouthful, that’s £1.55. #thievingbastards

30th August 2015

£2 for this tiny toastie at M&S, thieving bastards.

28th August 2015

Instagram now supports portrait/landscape pictures. I thought I’d celebrate that with a picture I took of a Pygmy Goat.

pygmygoat #goat #animal

27th August 2015

Another picture from Whipsnade Zoo, this time it’s one of their free-roaming Mara.

ZSL #animal #nature #whipsnade #mammal #mara

27th August 2015

Here’s another photo from ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, it’s a Tiger Longwing Butterfly.

ZSL #zoo #whipsnade #nature #insect #butterfly #animal

27th August 2015

Here is a Large Tree Nymph Butterfly, that I saw at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

zoo #ZSL #animal #butterfly #insect #nature

25th August 2015

I’ve just finished another game, for Ludum Dare which is a 48 hour game development competition. The idea is to start with a blank slate, and a theme, and then you have 48 hours to create everything and to create a game. The entries are then rated by other game developers and after three weeks, you get to see where you ranked.

My latest entry was “Kitten Killer“, a game where you have to kill as many kittens as possible in 60 seconds. It may seem horrific, but the theme was “You are the monster” so I thought it was very suitable.

It only finished Sunday evening so I have a while left, but it’s already started to receive very positive comments.

You can play Kitten Killer on itch.io.

11th August 2015

Just in case no ones seen a sunset before.

11th August 2015

Tonight I watched some of the Perseids Meteor Shower in my back garden, and I just want to share my experience. Just in case you didn’t know, the Perseids are a meteor shower which typically appear in August. If you want to learn more then I’d recommend reading this BBC article for starters. Although I didn’t have the best viewing conditions (it was a bit cloudy), I managed to watch a few meteors fly past, and generally see a lot of stars.

Music

I couldn’t do this in silence, so I consulted Apple Music. I found a very apt selection in the “Being Outdoors” section of their activity playlists, I listened to one called “Under the Stars”. I generally found the music to be okay, but my attention was mainly on the stars. One song I did like was “Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space” by Spiritualised.

Photography

Of course I had to do some photography while I was there, I’m no professional though I do admit. I used my Canon EOS 1000d with a 50mm prime lens, pointing directly up from where I was laying. I used an app called DSLR Assistant for Mac, which is fantastic in my opinion. I didn’t spend too much time getting the perfect shot, as I was more focussed on seeing them with my own eyes. I haven’t edited the photos in any way at all, they are straight from my camera. Here is a shot where I actually captured part of the shower. And here is a 4 second video of 60 different photos that I took. Just to be clear, the photo gets slightly orange at the end as a street light decided it was a good time to turn on. Hopefully, it still looks okay

11th August 2015

Here are the latest seeds that I’ve planted. I’ve forgotten what they are, so I guess I’ll find out when they grow. #plant #glassjar #seed