Album, on its way

The Big Red Recording has been going very well, and the songs have turned out great. There is however a delay – I will be releasing the songs at Midnight tonight (5 hours later) for some final refinements. We want to make sure this album is as solid as possible,...

And the crazyness begins

Well, here it is, today is the big day. In a few hours at 7pm, after some pizza, the recording begins. Its going to be a busy 24 hours – lots to do. Oh, and I woke up today with a sore throat, which makes things interesting. Regular updates will appear on...

Balancing discussion

Recently the subject of mailing list discussion and offensiveness has erupted in the community. This has been triggered by a joke being sent to a list and the fallout that ensued after it. I am not going to comment on the specifics of that incident, but instead look...

Song titles

I am pleased to announce the titles of the seven songs to appear on The Big Red Recording: Untouched Face What Is Me? Unfolded Notes Laying Broken Bones Death Lane Under a Blackened Sun Blood Red Day All lyrics are now finalised and complete, although there will no...

Organic interface design for GNOME

Interface design is a complex business. There are a great many schools of thought about how to build an effective interface, and ultimately no-one is 100% correct. Lots of theory, lots of academia, lots of opinion, but little hard evidence about what design constructs...