24. 06. 2013
Unfinished II

Unfinished II

More draft entries that I never actually posted. A continuing series (Mostly haven’t posted. I have occasionally cannibalized this archive for pithy quotes on facebook) On Doctor Who: Really? You think that being the...

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10. 05. 2013

Methods of employment and its ending

My first job, I got though a friend I met on IRC. It was a contract job, which ended. (3 months) My second job, I applied direct. The company died, and the job...

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13. 04. 2013

I hit it with my axe – Approaches to LARP

There are three forms of LARP, traditionally. Or three approaches. They are: Narrativist: I hit it with my axe because for generations before me, my ancestors have hit things with axes. This axe...

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02. 04. 2013

Empire One, Weather Nil

So that was our show. Or, rather, this was: (Photos in this post by Tom Garnett, reproduced under a CC-A licence, more available on Facebook) I’m told that was the coldest Easter for...

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24. 03. 2013

Found Your Own Empire

There isn’t a whistle that will blow in 5 days, 11 hours, 48 minutes. But that’s when Empire will time in, and – with any luck – somewhere above to 1500 players will start...

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10. 03. 2013

Simulated Cities

I had the original SimCity for the Amiga, but it didn’t really grab me. It wasn’t until SimCity 2000 (Back when you could use 2000 to sound futuristic) that I got hooked in...

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14. 02. 2013
The pebble in Watch mode.

Pebble Smartwatch

A first-impressions review of my brand new Pebble Smartwatch

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13. 02. 2013
gw013 - Copy


This is Salique. She’s a Human Engineer in Guild Wars 2:   My first MMO was Ultima Online. For a long time, I tried a lot of MMOs for a trial period, until...

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06. 02. 2013

Happy Returns Rebounding

A while ago, I appear to have fallen into the habit of wishing people salutations on the aniversary of their birth using “Many Happy Returns” rather than the more standard “Happy Birthday”. This...

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26. 01. 2013
The ninth happy number, and round to some varieties of geek

The ninth happy number, and round to some varieties of geek

Resolving to write more, the traditional [ 2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2011,2012] birthday post seems a good step in that direction. I will be in the pub (the Porterhouse, Covent Garden, London) Later (from 4pm) if anyone...

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