15. 04. 2014

“Dear Landlord, the boiler? That was broken? And then was bodged fixed? Yeah, that’s not working again. Also the immersion heater’s fucked, and – and this is a really low priority, for some...

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14. 04. 2014

‘I’m Gonna Win’ by Rob CantorIt’s been this kind of week.

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06. 04. 2014
Tabletop 3, Indiegogo, and the perversion of the Kickstarter concept

Tabletop 3, Indiegogo, and the perversion of the Kickstarter concept

Tabletop is awesome, and @wilwheaton does a fantastic job of making board games presentable and apparently fun (I’ve bought a few games because they’ve appeared on TT) Yesterday they annouced a fundraiser for...

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03. 04. 2014
Taking Stock

Taking Stock

A year and a bit ago, I roasted a chicken (Stabbed a lemon, half-sliced it, put a bay leaf inside the lemon, put the lemon inside the chicken, put the chicken inside the...

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24. 03. 2014
My Grandfather, Frank Miland

My Grandfather, Frank Miland

This week has been… difficult. There’s a post coming up about writing this, and the events leading up to it, but this is the eulogy I read at my grandfather’s funeral this afternoon. ...

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18. 03. 2014

I’m working late tonight. In fact, it’s 22:10 and I’m still in my office, which looks like this: It’s usually a little tidier than that, but I started at 08:00 today, spent six...

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17. 03. 2014

Explanatory note for younger readers: “Ceefax” was an unusably slow information service that closely resembled a shit version of the internet made out of Lego, and you accessed it via a boxy device...

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16. 03. 2014
On the nature of time and television

On the nature of time and television

According to my emails, I bought Supernatural Season 1 from iTunes on 10/Feb/2010. I just finished the season finale. That’s 22 episodes in 1495 days, or ~68 days an episode. As of today, 187 episodes have...

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16. 03. 2014
Blunt and curved the word-swords fall

Blunt and curved the word-swords fall

Earlier today someone on my dashboard posted “Often I wonder what would happen if I set this thing on fire. Most of the time the answer is ‘It will be on fire’”. Often...

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14. 03. 2014

‘Old Bike’ by Rob CantorEveryone’s sad and alone sometimes But it’s better to have a companion ride Everyone’s Saturday night goes wrong sometimes

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