splateagle
splateagle it's how you say Patrick in internet

me


Patrick

Hello!

I'm Patrick, an Edinburgh based Graphic Designer who's very fond of beer, muscular men and the colour yellow. Not necessarily in that order.

Since the end of the last century splateagle has been me online, and since early 2003 there's been a website here at splateagle.com in some form or another. This version you're reading appeared in 2017 and is the site's seventh ground-up overhaul.

At present the site mostly serves as a signpost directing you to more interesting things I've done elsewhere on the web. Think of it like a hub for me. Yes I know that's what normal people use Facebook for but (a) I was doing this long before that was a thing and (b) Facebook is vile and I'm not on it.

So there's this.

I may or may not add other content later, feel free to check back. Alternatively links abound below!

my work


If you arrived here looking for me in my professional capacity as a Graphic Designer, hello!

I've moved.

You can find all my work related stuff over at inforock.it

(Between 2011 and 2015 I used splateagle.com as the home of both work-me and personal-me ...which got confusing. So this is back to being just a personal site now and my work has a spiffy identity all of its own.)

my blog


Since 2003 I've sporadically blogged (using Blogger) and mirrored the posts here. Until now.

Mirroring Blogger content has got harder over the years, and right now I can't find a way of displaying the posts here that isn't either clunky or ugly... or both. Not least since there's a 14 year archive to cope with!

The blog is still there however, there are even occasionally new posts!

You can still read my waffle at: splateagle.blogspot.co.uk. It'll be back here too when I find a tidy way of doing that.

what's a splateagle?


The short answer (paraphrasing the great Randall Munroe) is that it's a treasured and carefully-guarded point in the space of ten-character strings.



Still here?

OK then, here's the longer answer (it's not very interesting).

Back in school one of my friends compulsively gave people really odd nicknames, even to the point where he referred to his parents as "bead" and "pear" - my name (Patrick) doesn't lend itself readily to any particularly unusual nicknames, but somehow this friend managed to distort Patrick, to "splatrick" and thence "splat".

splat became splateagle on contact with the internet at the end of the last century - opening my first personal email account I wanted something simple and distinctive, both patrick@ and splat@ were already taken and faced with a depressingly unoriginal sequence of numbers in my email address I was forced to be more inventive. The obvious choice was to add my surname, but my own being a cumbersome nuisance, I borrowed the surname Eagle from my best friend, making "splateagle" which kinda stuck.

For a long time now splateagle has been me online. Everywhere. See a splateagle somewhere and it's pretty much certain you're seeing me. I used to link to them all from here but that got tiring so the main instances are in the social bar down in the footer and for the rest I usually link back here (which if you're reading this is probably how you got here).

So now you know. Told you it wasn't very interesting.