Category: events

I went into my first Nineworlds with few expectations. Primarily it was an expensive way to see a lot of people I generally only see in fields and scout camps up and down the country while LARPing, secondarily it was…

A tradition, though today is far too cold and wet: (NSFW)

London Mayor, Boris Bloody Johnson, Friday: Across all our roads and rails hundreds of workers are on standby to ensure that, should we receive a mega deposit of snow, we are in a position to keep the capital moving. London…

There’s a tradition where every couple of years I update my Geek Code. I’ve been doing this since 1998, and the Code has been getting steadily less in touch with modern geekery ever since, but it’s an interesting metric to…

Same thing as 2008, although the number of survivors of WW1 has shrunk to four. In World War One Forty two million people were mobilised for the Allies There were twenty two million casualties on the Allied side. There are…

Slightly late on this, but I’ve been catching up on the Planet Money podcast, which is about attempting to explain all the high-falutin’ concepts around economics and its occasional breakdowns in a way that makes it understandable to non-economists, and is well…

There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. Pick a nice day, [The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy] suggests, and try it.…

Today is Mother’s Day in the UK, and Pi day everywhere. So, in lieu of actual content the Paul and Storm “Mother’s Day” song, as performed at the concert I went to: And also, Hard & Phirm’s song “Pi” and…

Okay, kicking arse into gear to get new employment. My method of job searching is to send notification out to a few recruitment companies who have been proven to Get It, add a couple of one’s I’ve not used before,…

On the 26th January 2010, when I will be 29, I shall be celebrating this having happened at the Pembury Tavern in Hackney from around 7pm onwards. Please come and join me, for drinking alone is depressing. I will also…