Category: Random

Sometime back in the mists of 2005, while I was working at Evolving Media in Bedford, we hired a dedicated sysadmin to solve the increasing problem of the development staff spending more time keeping servers up and secure than developing…

“The films I’ve most loved, as well as those I’ve most hated, are the ones I’ve known least about in advance. When I’m well briefed, my range of responses clusters more closely around the average. It’s almost impossible to find…

So, today something cool happened, that has to do with this weblog, which I’ll get around to explaining when it comes forth. Plus, Felicia Day responded to me on Twitter, which is a good thing. Oh, and I got a…

It’s fairly easy to get addicted to Kickstarter. My first use of it was for Shaenon Garrity’s Narbonic Perfect Collection, a drive to get the funding to print the Compleat Editions of her wonderful comic series, Narbonic. Second was for…

(This was written last night, and then I forgot to post it) The important thing about gaining fitness is to make it part of your routine, I’m told. At the conclusion of the prologue to this adventure I narrowly avoided…

  Shoebox » Chuck & Beans. So I unsubscribed from Lovefilm DVDs today.

So, it’s been 190 days since I bought an iPad. I bought the magnetic cover and a bluetooth keyboard for it. At Charlie’s suggestion I also picked up the Origami case for the keyboard, bringing the price for the whole caboodle…

Because the last one was so popular. The Tyranny of Bone China – In which your humble narrator attempts to find the name of a plate pattern. A Dark Tea-time – In which I explain the soul-sapping nature of unemployment.…

I can’t imagine anyone reading this who has any interest in it hasn’t heard by now, but Rich Burlew’s OOTS Pledgeathon for new books is coming to an eventual conclusion in about 9 hours (5pm GMT), having beaten his original…

I’ve got out of the habit of practicing reading stuff aloud, which is a shame. Also, I was reminded of a series of short stories I read a long time ago, amusing tales of a somewhat irreverant priest and his…