Digital Cortex Is Back!!

Before I say anything about my months in the digital wilderness, let’s celebrate the return of fresh content to this blog with an expression of pure robotic joy:

Right then. What have I been up to?

  • Lots of cool, creative and techy stuff for MediaCom and MBA.
  • Went on an Android development course, and made an Asteroids game!
  • Moved to Ladbroke Grove from Clapham South. West is best.
  • Joined Foursquare and learned to love it.
  • Tried and failed to make a Foursquare widget for bloggers.
  • Joined the Gym – tickets to the gunshow now on sale.
  • Did a bit of consultancy for Moviestorm and Optricks Media.
  • Went on a few awesome nights out, inc. the Viral Video Chart relaunch.
  • Found some simply stunning new music which I’ll share with you soon!
  • Tried a pickled herring sandwich in Amsterdam.
  • Flew to Berlin and back again in a day.
  • Watched about a million films.
  • Proclaimed Warren Ellis the best comic book author of all time.
  • Created Digital Cortex Lite and filled it with interesting content tidbits.
  • Constantly tweeted across numiferous topics.
  • Redesigned Digital Cortex using the Thesis theme.
  • Bookmarked loads of interesting stuff to share with you here.

So quite a few things really. But please accept my apologies! I’m ready to be a better blogger. Starting now. Stay with me. Grab the feed. Let’s try this thing again.

Love Tom x

Blog Badges For Everyone!

Following this blog’s recent rise in popularity (thanks Howard Rheingold!) I’ve got a taste for the big time, and I’m turning to you, dear readers, to help me knock it up a notch. Don’t worry, it’s all completely consensual.

You’ve seen those ads on other people’s sites. The little squares with the ‘Best Hosting Ever!’ and the ‘I can haz LOLcats t-shirt?’ messages in them? Well I promise to never ever run those on here…

However, I do recognise that they are a valid form of advertising, linkbacks and branding. Hell, they are an important part of Web Culture! Which is why I kindly ask that if you’ve enjoyed any of my posts lately, you’ve used my WordPress plugin, or you’ve got an empty ad slot you’d like filling, please help yourself to one of these tasty Blog Badges and spread the love:

The Plain Ol’ Badge:

Digital CortexHelp spread the word with this moody ‘statement’ badge. Just black and white, baby. Emo-friendly.

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The Brain Coral Badge:

Digital CortexYour chance to own a piece of natural beauty, with this tasty chunk of purple brain coral. It’s nature’s cranium!

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The Rotating Badge:

Digital CortexBore easily? Try this! It rotates through my fave colours every time you hit the refresh button.

Future Site Design

CubeThis is the cube that’ll eventually inform the whole look and feel of this site.

It’s simplicity evokes solidity and clarity. Also, it looks cool. Which is the main thing.

Will try out a load of different colours, and see what sticks.

I’m now working on creating a Child theme for Thematic, which is supposed to make WordPress customisation quite easy. We’ll see about that!

Why I wanted to blog…

This is my third blog.

The previous two are over at http://thebrainfarm.blogspot.com and at http://thememestream.blogspot.com.

I have wanted a third blog for a long while now, since there have been ideas and images that I have felt I’d really like to share. The older blogs are rather too ‘young’ to continue in the same thread, as my mind has developed since they began. Feel free to check them out to get a better idea of where I am coming from.

So, WordPress eh?

Looking forward to a fresh start and a fresh set of capabilities. I’ll be trying to mobile blog, tweet, and feed my Last.fm music through to whoever lands here. Lets see how Web 2.0 I can make things whilst keeping the blog on the readable side of vibrant.

Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force GO!!!!

Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force GO!!!