Freelancer, with emphasis on the ‘free’:
Three months after I invoiced them, I’m still waiting for payment for freelance work I did for artsnet & marketing:arts. 🙁

RealMyst:
One of the first computer-games to stray towards the sublime was Myst. I had long since give away my old boxed copy as a birthday present, when a year ago I found the Myst – Masterpiece Edition, at 99p in a budget bookshop. At that price I couldn’t resist taking it home. I downloaded some “access all areas” savegame files, and spent a pleasant afternoon wandering around the old haunts again. The same game has now been released yet again. This time it’s called RealMyst and is (apparently) completely re-rendered as a free-movement Quake-style 3D world, and features 32-bit colour with real-time weather effects and animal-life, no less. There’s a Windows demo of the Stoneship Age section to download, if you’re one of the lucky broadband users who don’t balk at downloading 46Mb 🙁 I’ll wait for the cover-disk which has it, I think.

Photoblog, meet typoblog:
As trailed by my recent link to the new typographi.ca blog, it seems the blog taxonomy continues to evolve up the evolutionary ladder. Meet the typoblogs. Be warned, they bite.

Broadband Britain:
This week’s Computing magazine editorial tells it like is, on the worrying state of UK broadband… “worrying complacency”, “we’d better snap out of this slothful short-termism fast”, and “forcing business into high-cost, high-connectivity clusters damages our competitiveness”.