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Last year, flush with the success of a year without changing employment more than once, I bought one of the most geeky items I have ever bought. On spec, I ordered a wi-fi enabled kettle. This isn’t as crazy as

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It Begins

The annual resolution to spend more time blogging has been made, and it’s 4am on Boxing Day, so what else am I going to do? Christmas has happened, in the way that it does. This year we got a tree

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This month, I’ve mostly been getting better at working from home.   It’s been a year and a half since I quit my full time job and went contracting. The first gig was office-based, so didn’t change my day to

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It’s been two years since I built my new computer. Well, it’s been about two months since I built my computer, but before that, it was two years. Well, not since I built this computer. This computer was built under

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It’s winter time, and there’s a need to be afraid.It’s winter time, we let in Bob, and our fate is made.And in our world of plenty, comes a certain oily stench. It’s a fucking bandaid thing, At Christmas time. But

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This is a spoiler-free review of Dreamfall: Chapters.  Spoilers for Dreamfall & TLJ are within. This I said this morning: I’ve been waiting for the sequel to Dreamfall since I finished the first one. Then waiting for Dreamfall Chapters since

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Hey look, Gamergate opinion. So, last month I wrote a long screedy article about GamerGate, focusing on the appropriation of the Gamer identity. There I said a lot of things about the people doing this misogynistic crap. I called them

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I bought a book. It’s been about five years since I bought my first Kindle, and I’ve never really looked back. I love books, I love libraries, and I love the feeling of a book in my hands. But I

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The Dracula mythos suffers like their antagonists on a sunny day from exposure. Vampires are even more done than Zombies right now, and the idea of a brand new take on the concept is not without merit. Maybe you could

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If you are looking for a quiet, creepy, meditative interactive experience for your Sunday afternoon, my recommendation is “Glitchhikers”, available for pay-what-you-want on http://glitchhikers.com/ for Windows or OS X. Errant Signal does a great piece on what it is, and how it

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