Category: stories

Work First weeks at work are generally a bit chaotic, new accounts, new processes, new people. This combined with a few other complexities (We had a Virgin Engineer around to fix the fact that every so often my ping times…

I fell out of the habit of writing in 2016. Well, kind of. My Facebook output skyrocketed, and the number of things that went on outputs I actually own fell a lot. I’ve got a lot of things in the…

Quiet work week, so we’ll skip that. Decided that I’d had enough of print statements, and moved both Lifestream and Lampstand over to use Python logging instead for everything outputty. Lampstand also needs a pass to separate output into levels,…

I have just dropped a wine glass on my toe. Claret everywhere. (By which I mean “ow, my toe is bleeding” and “Bother. I’ve spilt port and elderflower liquor all over the floor”. Which I know isn’t claret, but still).…

This morning, I was entirely weirded out when the lights in the hallway of our block of flats appeared to follow me. The light outside the front door was on, and as I walked towards the lift they switched on…

(This would be the opening of chapter two, had the main character not had second thoughts about who he was and become the protagonist of a completely different book instead. Since I have nothing better to post today, you get…

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 less than ten people alive left who fought. If you could hear, at every jolt,…

Minor design evolution on Aqcom, not that – in the age of RSS readers and Livejournal – anyone ever visits actual websites anymore, but we try to spruce up the place for the occasional search engine visitor. New banner for…

One of the great questions of the universe is answered by Eric Burns

It’s very dark. A door opens a little bit, spilling a glass of light down the stairs to pool on the floor, activating a defence system that is as ancient as it is broken. “This is a test” it announces,…