Archive for the ‘My Work’ Category

Five Small Pages From My Wiki

Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

Actually, my favourite part of having a wiki is all the small pages that barely have anything on them, but slowly grow over time. So here’re some of those:

Five Pages From My Wiki

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

I’m a little secretive about my wiki, but it’s probably the thing I work on the most. I guess it’s mostly videogame, Linux, and J-pop stuff, so doesn’t seem worth sharing most of the time. Trying to find five pages that had enough stuff and weren’t about these things was tough, but I’ve spared you Linux ones at least.

I’d like to incorporate it more across my other web projects, using it to tie them together, so I’m going to be using a different colour on wiki links to make them clearer, and I’ll be using the nice green colour (#008800) DokuWiki uses.

J-POP LANDSCAPES

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

I’ve started a new blog to collect together photos from J-pop videos.

🖙 jpoplandscapes.ryliejamesthomas.net

Here are some examples from posts I haven’t made yet:

Cunt

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Been sitting on this song for a year and a half, but just finished the video.

Sorry if you didn’t make the list!

Wind

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020
No Home Movie (exerpt), Chantal Akerman
Parallel Ⅰ (exerpt), Harun Farocki
Windy Lady, Tatsuro Yamashita
She’s Like The Wind Beneath My Wings
https://blueberrysoft.ryliejamesthomas.net/games/Wind/

Roland TR-8 Pattern Sheet

Monday, July 27th, 2020

I made a simple template for recording patterns made with my Roland TR-8 drum machine.

Might add a section for recording the knobs (empty circles you mark?), as hand-doing those is a bit of a pain, and so-far that’s been most of the what I use the note space for anyway.

A Drawing A Day

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Midish last year I thought it would be a good idea to try doing a drawing each day, with no others rules.

That didn’t last long, but I did enjoy drawing in Tux Paint on a tablet I’d found. Tux Paint’s an open-source drawing program aimed at kids for touch-screen things and PCs. Seemingly inspired by Kid Pix, there are lots of fun brushes and effects, and silly sounds. I like drawing with my fingers, and smudging things and using the toothpaste brush, and just playing round. I ended up using the toothpaste brush on a CHAI fansite I made too.

Here’s everything I done, in chronological order.

Looking at them together now, they remind me a lot of paintings I did between TAFE and Uni.

Clean Up Efforts Underway

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

I made a little piece of music for a film, and it’s currently up on Recess:

Clean Up Efforts Underway, by Erin Crouch, with text by Ainslee Meredith.


The music’s a cover of a song from an Ian Thorpe documentary. Making it was a nice little test of my fresh music-making setup. Nothing extravagant, just LMMS and a little MIDI keyboard, but it was nice to see it all working together, and to have an excuse to play with the software synths. People like to bang-on about the difficulty of making music in Linux, but I just ignored all that JACK stuff ’cause I wasn’t really relying on anything real-time. Hopefully I’ll have more music to post soon :)

Dog Foots

Monday, October 1st, 2018

10th July

Sunday, July 15th, 2018