Weak notes for Friday, 18th October 2013

Here's a new thing for me to try: weak notes.

They're like week notes, without the obligation to actually write them every week. I'll just write them as-and-when, whenever there's something worth writing. A weaker variety of notes. Weak notes. So then.

This week was about planning and preparing. Writing and re-writing scripts for a couple of films at GDS. We don't normally write scripts for the films we make, but these ones are a bit different. Both of them have very specific things to say. They're not so much about telling a story, more about explaining a concept. So a script seemed to be the best choice.

Robert Brook and I have been bashing our heads together and throwing ideas around. Developing a thing. Watch this space.

There's a lot of stuff in mid-air at the moment. Hopefully some of it will soon start hitting the ground. Or the fan. One of those.

Oh, one more thing. I made a gif for the government. A government gif. Then @phl remixed it, Doge-style.

Government gif Phil's remix

A few links

Playing around with blogging tools

I downloaded and tried using Ghost the other day. This was after a week of experiments - first with Textpattern (again), which is wonderful but still so clunky to use for some things (such as inserting an image into a post). Then with Wordpress, for which I found quite a nice theme but which I still feel uncomfortable about when I stop and think about the constant need to stay on top of security.

Ghost feels nice, once you're inside it. The editor is lovely, and the default theme looks great. I'd hesitate, though, before using it for anything important - simply because it's still got so far to go. I can't wait to see how it develops in the next two or three years.

This week's spare ideas