This obscurely titled blog covers my eclectic interests and occasional activities in pen-and-paper role-playing games, board games, computer games, and probably other things besides. For historical wargaming activities, see the blog maintained by my alter-ego, The Wishful Wargamer.
Sunday, 29 April 2012
Actually, it's not an entirely new idea (as it's based on one of the images we use on the website and on the business cards) but at least it did get me back into GIMP again and helped refresh a few of the skills I'd forgotten I had.
The idea was to do something striking, intriguing and simple that would catch the attention and draw the reader in, even if only for a few seconds. In other words:
1) "Hey, interesting image"
2) "Eh, 1541? What's that supposed to be?"
3) "Ah, I get it."
Something like that anyway. As the Journal has a circulation of 20,000 lawyers we reckon that if we get one new client (or just two small jobs on the back of it) it will be worth it. Ah, creativity!
Friday, 13 April 2012
A to Z of Unionist myths
Wings over Scotland
If your bent is economic then I refer you to the McCrone report (note this links to a pdf) from 1975, which was an official report suppressed by successive UK governments, on how Scotland would have fared if it had had control over oil revenues (in summary - very well indeed). They were particularly worried about favourable comparisons with Norway (population 4.7m, less than Scotland).
Also here is the latest official Government and Expenditure Report Scotland (GERS), which shows that Scotland raised more in taxes (yes, we do actually have jobs and industry here) last year (based on a conservative assessment of revenues) than it received from Westminster. Which kind of indicates what a load of tripe the Economist's slant really is.