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New Flat Adventures Renews for a 4th series

I moved to London in January 2007. I’d quit my job in Bedford with nothing really to go for, save a feeling that it was time to move on, and got a job for Hotxt (later Trutap) in London the next day or so. Since then I’ve had some of the best employment experiences, and […]

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New Flat Adventures – Season 3, Episode 2: In Hot Water

From the middle of December 2010 until January 2011, our old flat’s boiler didn’t work very well. I’ve gone on about the problems with this at length elsewhere, but it culminated in a massive, epic Scott-of-the-antarctic journey in the run up to Christmas to try and buy a halogen heater in the middle of a […]

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New Flat Adventures – Season 3, Episode 1, The Key To A Successful Move

I bought a new kettle yesterday. There is a tradition that when I get to a new house, the first thing I do when I have the keys is go inside and make a cup of tea. This has happened every move since Bedford (Which is five), but was actually started with my very first […]

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New Flat Adventures, Season Three Episode Four Part One – The Phantom Swipecard

There is a black screen, which resolves into a patch of tarmac. A red london bus drives over it, and the camera pans to follow it, as the opening of Dire Straits’ “Telegraph Road” starts to play. Fading in over the top, as the red london bus speeds though the rain of a black and […]

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New Flat Adventures, Season Three Episode Three

There is a Very Loud Noise. Someone is driving a piledriver though your skull. There is a tribe of pigmy gnomes playing “Smooth Criminal” using your head as a xylophone. Good morning player, you have scored 0 out of a maximum 120 points for today. > Look It is dark. There is no light. There […]

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New Flat Adventures Season Two, Episode Two

There’s a cut-scene as a week passes, and we’re on the Saturday after we’ve moved in. I’ve skipped over some puzzles, like "planning how to get to work", "how to get all the books on the bookshelves" (which is a substandard tetris-ripoff of a minigame at most), and "How to cook bolognaise when only one […]

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New Flat Adventures Season Two, Episode One

(Cross-posted from another place, because someone asked me why I wasn’t putting them here, and I have no good reason) Last time I got a new flat, I flooded the floor and roasted the manual to the new oven. This time, nothing in the flat is new. And this time, I have an Easy To […]

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New Flat Adventures – Shaving

Apologies to anyone expecting anything real of me atm. A week of typing at a badly ergonomically designed desk (i.e., my dining table) appears to have undone the last couple of years of antiRSI training. To the anecdote. The world is divided in the world of shaving, as it is in so many other things. […]

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New Flat Adventures – Setting up IPCop

How to set up IPCop with a Conexant ADSL Modem (AKA Dynamode ADSL PCI Modem) Put PCI Card into machine Put network card into machine Download and burn IPCop ISO Install it. Put the ADSL Settings in the ADSL Settings Page. Do something more interesting with the time you saved not [m]ucking around.

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The New Flat Adventures – One – The coming of the fruit fucker

And so it came to pass that I eventually moved into the new flat. Because this is a new flat, some things must be done differently, and these are the things I shall narrate. They will range from the exceedingly geeky (The new network and my attempts at keeping my life on it) to the […]