Overcoming worries about working with accessibility in mind, thinking about maintaining performance, and enjoying joga bonito.
I sporadically write about all sorts of things, grouped into these categories:
Getting ready to deal with coronavirus related complications at home and at work, and photographing the world as seen by Google.
A series about what passes for masculinity these days, a hefty checklist of ways to improve performance, and delving into Crate 808.
A look at the various ways to properly label, discovering a new (but very ancient) city, and seeing names.
The impact of having vertigo for a month, looking at a potential design trend, and becoming a man in Leeds.
What happens when you try to rush the development process, the financial impact of not opening boxes, and keeping an eye on Coronavirus.
Some advice about how you can do your part to save the planet, looking at locusts, and finding out about the history of incubators.
Finally getting around to implementing a grid on this site, admiring manuscripts from the past, and a few words about Kobe.
The best freestyle rapper of all time, trying to do a nice thing and failing, and it's way too hot.
Some examples of how a little empathy has led to innovations in tech, why the kids are actually alright, and summarising why £1,000,000,000 is too much.
Revealing the full extent of the Mississippi River, playing with responsive typography, and having some words in a magazine.
Looking at what is really required to be accessible, revisiting some helpful console functions for JS, and admiring the House of the Bicentenary.
Things to check to improve accessibility of a site, thinking more about prefers-reduced-motion, and Magicians of The Gods.
Reminiscing about when the internet was exciting, watching a live stream of a black hole, and admiring album art.
Allowing for people to browse unburdened by light, finding out about a colonial relic, and lamenting about the impact of tourism.
Looking at Veerle Pieters' design process, re-visiting the need for CSS resets, and handling scrap cars.
Looking at some stats from the latest WebAIM screen reader survey, judging rappers based on their lyrics, and giving Holden Caulfield another chance.
Running a long way covered in mud, being more open about progress, and not undervaluing the role of CSS.
Talking about Wu-Tang to an audience of product managers, learning about things that women have invented, and thinking about how easily led people are.
Looking at the new museum due to open in Cairo, having my mind blown by the unimportance of the human race, and justifying all those hours I make my kids listen to rap.
A bit about dealing with nuclear attacks, remembering why I have this site, and worrying about the effects of social media.
A series about the nuclear disaster, a look at historical rail networks, and getting fined for having fun.
Restoring power in Puerto Rico, fighting fires in California, and dealing with nuclear fallout.
How do libraries decide which books to keep, finding rivers hidden beneath London streets, and Greggs' vegan sausage rolls.
The original Los Angeles, Global Acccessibility Awareness Day, and why science prefers birds over spiders.
A basic game that lets you control a car through your phone, learning parenting skills from the Inuit, and listening to Laura Yarrow.
Exploring the idea that accessible solutions tend to have much wider benefits that everyone will appreciate.
Thinking about the effects of tourism, practically and morally, and a look at the chaos of land grabs in the late 1800s.
Toys for kindergarteners, more worrying about climate change, and a series on Netflix.
Scanning Notre Dame, remembering lost books, and delving into the Magic world.
A hand painted cinema masterpiece, nerd chat, and mysterious happenings in Russia.
Setting up home in the depths of a shopping centre, the joys of the non-flying Dutchman, and agreeing with Jeremy Keith.
Considering what happens after the recycling bin gets collected, preserving the history of buildings, and liking Rob Lowe.
How to make your child a multilinguist, why libraries are so much more than collections of books, and being better at web accessibility.
Living in World of Warcraft, looking at what Bristol could've been, and the morality of listening to Michael Jackson.
Speaking up for gender equality, fond memories of The Prodigy, and rethinking the impact of oil rigs.
Living high in the sky, how Empires fall, and teaching an unteachable concept.
Learning about how baseball stadiums get built, pondering supporting dark mode, and agreeing a lot with 'our vanishing industry entry points' by Rachel Andrew.
Browsing like it's 1989, learning about Roman Britain and the Bronze Age collapse, and taking cat flaps to the next level.
Experimenting with web cam captures, coming to terms with Angular, and doing non-work things when at work.
Some nice looking grands ensembles, how to up and shift an entire city, and smuggling under the border.
Helping kings and queens do their business, investing in cures for rare conditions (with Quincy, M.E.??), and tracing the locations of old buildings.
Looking at what Brooklyn used to be like, examining the architecture of Chinatown(s), and digging deep in ancient cities.
Giving a talk about the Wu-Tang Clan, grimacing at the thought of eyelid surgery, and catching up on rap podcasts for gentlemen of a certain age.
The new Atmosphere album, a podcast from the man who brought us Hate Thy Neighbour, and shredding some art.
Building a place to live out of a kit, giving a talk about why teenagers are actually great, and looking at the filming of Alex Honnold's big Yosemite climb.
Running and climbing and running in mud, the horrific-ness of drinking the Kool-Aid, and the history behind various London locations.
The thin line between classic and modern in the Greek capital, why getting older makes you want to run more, and trying out a Wu specific podcast.
Appreciating some images – including gorgeous shots of Persia, a look behind the admissions process to US colleges, and Cazorla's long awaited comeback.
Seeing Sage Francis & B.Dolan live on stage again, looking at what makes the aftermath of wildfires so dangerous, and robbing feathers from museums.
Exploring central Romania, how to survive falling into an icy death pit, and the history of Algerian sheep fighting.
How can you stop a wildfire, the weirdness of the dairy industry, and finding the bedrock of New York.
Finishing up my relationship with Don Draper, hearing about prison life, and admiring Microsoft's adaptive controller.
Picking up a new (but very old) piece of punctuation, looking through some archived Wu photos, and the psychology of the England team.
A short summary of some things
This is an adaptation of my talk from re:develop on 14th October, 2016. It's about how being a parent has helped me be a better developer.
I built a Slackbot to chat to a Google spreadsheet in order to provide information on the whereabouts of colleagues
I went to this event, gave some talks, had some fun, learnt some stuff.
Wrapping things up for this term.
Finishing fireworks and dishing out certificates.
Bowing down to the man.
Whacking witches left right and centre.
Finishing off the Felix & Herbert game
A new year, a new group for Code Club.
A recap of my first Code Club term at the end of 2013, and some preparation for doing at all again.
Specifically, a Fujifilm X20. And I like it a lot.
I made a page that shows people swearing on twitter.
I got some photos featured in the app; they look quite nice.
Not a vintage year to be honest, but still some gems within.
Photos and video from this epic trip
A weekend in the German capital, surrounded by snow.
A drag and drop colour picker for getting the Pantone value from an image
A selection of photos from 2011 that I'm quite fond of.
A hedonistic weekend in la Serenissima. Masks galore!
OFWGKTA would've been shorter to write, but their full name is one of my favourite things about them.
Misquoting lyrics is unforgivable.
Explore museums without ever leaving the house!
Daily Fail, blazers, Ricky Gervais and shark fin soup
Hong Kong never looked better
Fresh. For 2010. You suckassss..
12 (or so) photos I've taken in 2010.
Or not, as the case may be.
They're not great are they(?)
Including mountains, cows and amphitheaters!
Just so I can live in L.A.
It's a learning opportunity, not a chore.
Photos of animals ftw.
It's a sad day for hip-hop
The ink is black, the page is white.
With nothing much to say. But it's still good.
Slowly but surely
The best songs from The Tunnel and the 'backpack' era. Together!
Some of them are nice.
It's brilliant. Completely and utterly.
Was it worth the wait?
All over the USA.
Holidays and that.
One year on.
All retro like
Bigger = better.
Do or die.
Just me and my baby..
Good old National Trust.
It's an improvement.
Photos from around Europe.
January 2009 - June 15th 2010
caught on camera!
Genuinely good police drama from the BBC.
Undisputed champion of football adverts..
The novelty is wearing off..
Prompting me to do a mini-tour of where I grew up.
The cover art for Wu-Massacre is exceptional.
Amazing watery photography all the way from Hawaii..
Back on the ball.
I miss it.
Is it cruel or am I too sensitive?
it's going to be a good game
got married and stuff
change change change
help stop the spread!
enter the (6) chambers
the best dance music videos.. EVER
it ain't all bad
unsurprisingly, it's big
Broughton where? Some people take the internet way too personally..
great stuff by Keith Loutit
a point proven at the g20 protests
'thru-you' is a great little audio visual treat
It was cold. I took some photos. The End.
Atheist bus spin-off.
recapping my thoughts on some learning theory
as it says
in fact, i didn't do badly at all
i think i've failed already
is introspection good?
fun fun fun
lots of pretty preloaders
it'd be nice to be able to draw like this
by Exopolis. slick.
because it's not actually that good.
new and interesting?
glimpses of some new work within
Vote vote vote vote vote vote vote vote vote vote vote vote vote vote.
added to my flickr faves
Mighty fine talents there..
'Dead Set' on e4 is quite good.
just a test
version 4 of my site goes live..
a stonking new free track
a homage to the old school
superb series of photos that may make you cry.
large hadron collider is go!
Paul Mawhinney defines 'archive'
Rage Against The Machine. Oh yes.
Very impressive so far
Featuring Doomtree, The Game, GZA & Ice Cube
It's 'research' apparently.
people flock to it like flies to the mona lisa
I've seen it. And I'm not a 10 year old girl. Odd.
I'm a designer.
it's a very nice city
more photos from around the world
fresh from a relaxing holiday
a chance to eat lots of yummy things
in Bristol. They were amazing.
a brand new look for mattnortham.com
the level of detail in this game is amazing
work. rest. play.
atmosphere demonstrate how to promote an album
awesome awesome awesome
I always knew they were just being lazy..
A retrospective of the first 5 years of the Iraq War.
A short observational skills test.
as taken by.. me!
it's an art form
try to shoot at me online.. fun & games!
Taggers come from every race and socio-economic background. Although most taggers are males there are female taggers.
It was the freshest move I've ever seen; it's like he was floating on air..
quality designer wallpaper.. by me!
flags can tell a lot about the country they represent
super cool experiment
viva la cuba!
what it says
KRS-One.. fressh.. for 2008.. you suckassss!!
complete with awesome glasses
talented young photographers
'lost' get's even more layered
tasty youtube treats
ignorance is bliss
if only i could re-do my education
negative comments are good!
..and wasn't sick.
a tv legend passes
what in the name of hell are these?!
new idents for bbc three.. no more 'blobs'
excitement (of a sort) builds for the new series
specifically, sharm-el-shiekh & luxor
where does the time go?
seasons greetings and all that
new series of Lost only a month away!
nice advertising techniques for the new batman film
new advertising method which sends sounds directly to you
really bad rapping from singapore
terrible song, great video
more linkage coming my way!
in bournemouth, november 2007
shepard fairey's superb london exhibition
another redesign of my portfolio site
Nice visual representation of 'beautiful' html code
4 years since the 'one-many army Ason' passed awway
all the swear words. nothing else.
the new Cobra Starship album is bangin!
photos of crab-catching. mostly.
some sad, but expected, statistics..
The exclusive torrent site 'OiNK' is gone gone gone.
Documented proof of my photographic talents. Kinda.
high hopes for England vs Russia
graphical representations of a few choice lyrics
my non-post about the environment. i'm a let down.
the very cool opening 4 minutes to this film deserve watching
It is as it says.
i've made it to print! yay! etc
a collection of images honouring me
who would win?!
transferring my blog to mattnortham.com
an assortment of links to other things
superb video troof
yay for another linkback! :)
recording my travels with a camera
returning to mass flooding is never fun
praise to the NHS
another free desktop background image for you and yours
watch 'planet earth' thanks to Google
fun videos from this motley trio
number 9 in the charts! ooh yeah!
..in Southampton. they were great.
google does it again with the wonderous street view
not a nice logo
girls aloud were at the b.i.c. last night. they were good.
some shocking adverts for amnesty international
Some batman and rambo (not combined) related stuff.
the new Sage Francis album oozes quality
new bit of software that allows people to animate stuff really easily
i'm a contributing artist in this months' artzmania magazine
i'm a good ranker
scpgt v5.1 goes live! you suckaassss!!!
i'm down with the reboot posse 2007..
an mp3 and a video from the best band i've seen all week
some pictures from the next in the GTA series
this is not a review. just a proclamation.
some things i'm selling..
A 3D, superb dice based game.. Simply a joy to behold!
A great rendition of "Help The Police".. Ice Cube would be proud.
I've been included on a list at Smashing Magazine! My life is complete..
Crew 12 unleash their site.. It's really nice. Like all the other 'crew' sites.
I've set up an archives page which has caused me to rethink this whole blog thing. Partly.
I have tickets to this conference on April 18th. It'll be good.
Watch the entire set from Sage Francis at 'Be The Riottt', online now!
The site where Romulus & Remus were said to be suckled by a she-wolf has been discovered in Rome.
My chart for the week 21st Jan - 28th Jan 2007. And an MP3 from Klashnekoff.
A video of Aries Spears doing impressions of rappers. He's very good.
Whisperings of the new Wu-Tang album, direct from the mouth of the RZA.
Just an excuse to post a picture of a cute sloth.
A 3D rendering of the Great Pyramid - trying to reveal how it was built and what secrets lie within!
Bringing attention to dozens of amazing animals which are critically endangered and need saving from extinction.
Not to be confused with alleged funny man Zack Braff, this is in honour of the reformation of Rage Against The Machine.
scpgt: Now equipped with (gs) and Wordpress 2.1. It's on!
Final post before migrating to the grid-server hosting from mediatemple.
I've been featured on several CSS-link-type-of-sites lately.. sites like these.
"Forget the film, watch the titles" - a new site dedicated to film title sequences.
Another new trailer for this film based on Frank Miller's graphic novels. It's astounding.
putting forward my choices for the list of the 7 new wonders of the world
the grand canyon skywalk due to open march this year. awesome.
the trailer for 'the bridge'. a documentary on suicides at the golden gate bridge.
my contribution to the furore around the new apple iPhone which is apparently able to aid in planetary conquests, it's that good.
my last.fm chart for the week ending january 6th 2007. featuring mobb deep, wu-tang, and nas in an east coast bonanza!
some photos from my trip to the big brother house
the new series launched two days ago.. and tonight i'll be going to see it filmed!
watch the best bits from this chilling, frankly terrifying film
roll on 2007..
a (very) brief christmas message.
a christmas gift from me to you.. download it and use it to bring some festive fun to your computer.
nice use of quicktime vr to showcase some kinky clothes.
'best photos of the year 2006' by TIME magazine
some videos of plasticine monsters!
my last.fm chart for the week ending december 17th, 2006.
christmas present idea... courtesy of saturday night live
my last.fm chart for the week ending december 10th, 2006.
a review and some pictures from the dj shadow gig in bournemouth on 7th december.
a small review of my birthday visit to amsterdam. clog-tastic!
the video for 'bleeding hearts club' by p.o.s. (featuring slug).
some super goodies available to buy from sarah coleman; creator of lots of truly fantastic work themed around the equally fantastic sage francis. how fantastic!
lots and lots of really nice photos by lauren greenfield.
weekly hip-hop radio show presented by the last skeptik. it's dope.
a simple list of keycodes that can be used in Flash. it is what it is.
how banksy placed that orange jumpsuit clad dummy in disneyland..
an excited look at the trailer for for the film of frank miller's take on the Battle of Thermopylae.. dope.
fireworks. they're great.
photos of some very odd (almost inconceivable) soviet buildings in eastern europe. taken by frederic chaubin.
creepy photos from an abandoned asylum. perfect for late night halloween viewing.
retrospective of what looked like a great show of artwork based on sage francis lyrics. i wasn't there. but the man himself was.
introducing scpgt version 5. the latest, greatest incarnation of this very website.
a substantial, rather beautiful piece about the true pressures of being the minotaur.
a nice, completely original advert for 'sphere'. answers on the back of a postcard if you can guess the product.
my addition to the countless posts about this advert. it's great.
a look at the superfresh (in content, not age) video for dj format's 3 feet deep as well as general loving of the work of paul neave.
viewing of that Coca Cola advert which is done in a style not disimilar to Grand Theft Auto.
taking a small break after finishing uni
signing off before going to cuba.. exciting!
great fashion photography and quite a nice site
ace photo of hova and F O B
a condensed version of the last 2 month
best member of d12(?) probably.
does what it says on the tin
some promo photos of the gnarls
wonderful and tiny pieces of art
everyone loves the da vinci code
this project is looking promising
another look at one of the best tv programs ever
art crime always baffles me..
the simpsons intro, as acted by real people
lots of people use the internet a lot. apparently.
best television show ever. surely.
aint nuttin but a gangsta paarrty...
these numbers are the bane of my life
my first ever blog post.