October 4th, 2009

Suits you, sir.

This is a new design I’ve cobbled together for my blog. It’s a splicing of two themes I liked with some of my own ideas and images; I liked both of the themes individually but I didn’t feel they exhibited my own personal taste.

The basic layout comes from the bbv1 theme by Aaron Adams. I changed — perhaps I should say “added” — all the colours, and I exchanged the (very 2001) pixel patterns for some nice textures, sampled from the same notebooks and scrap papers you can see in the header image — a photo I took especially for the purpose.

The, in my opinion, rather attractive typography of the main column was appropriated from the Oulipo theme designed by Andrea Mignolo.

The previous design was perhaps a bit more homely in its untidy way, but I wanted something new (it’s been three years after all) that stands more for my current tastes.

April 5th, 2009


Aengus started a new blog, ventolin.org, and his shiny new wordpress theme made me reflect upon how old (3 years!) and inelegant mine was.

So I trawled the web for a simple but stylish design and this was the best I could do…! I’m not sure if I’ll keep it; consider this a trial period.

update: already reverted back to the old design. didn’t feel very me.

April 5th, 2008

Comments fixed again.

I said they were fixed before but actually it was still pretty messed up. Now I believe it works. You just need to be registered before you can post.

March 12th, 2008

Comments now Enabled

I disabled comments a while ago, due to the merciless influx of spam comments (currently over 8000 such comments still in the moderation queue from when comments were allowed).

Now I’ve re-enabled commenting, except that you need to register an account here in order to post.

June 14th, 2007

It’s decided.

I’m going to make a documentary type film, but I don’t yet know much more than that. I will go up to people in the street and I will talk to them and ask them questions and film their answers a la Cinema Verite. Then I’ll take a still image of them with my SLR. I’ll make a video and a photo essay from my outing(s).

PS I’m making this website slightly more user friendly by improving the categories and the way my stuff is displayed (eg. Now the videos page has a list of my videos instead of linking directly to youtube).

March 14th, 2007

New Photos

Der Tagfalter (ii) von Jonny Der Tagfalter von Jonny die Schnake von Jonny

Those first two are of a moth. A dead moth, indeed.

October 8th, 2006

The Death of Bill Beaton

Hello, welcome to my new blog.

I have never particularly liked my name, so it has surprised some that I have chosen it as the domain name for my new website. Truth is, I tried to change my name but no one would play along. I wanted to be, at least, Bill Beaton. It wouldn’t have been a big stretch, since my middle name is William.
However, my family and friends won’t call me Bill. I’ve been told adamantly by people whose judgement I respect, that it is a terrible name. A name unbefitting of my greatness – thanks Kristen! Ok, she didn’t say it in those words, but this was clearly what she meant.
Anyway, the point is that I have decided to give my real name another chance to attach itself. I still liked Bill though. RIP.

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