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Imported From Epistula music

What links Britney Spears and Bob Dylan

… is that I much prefer songs they originated when they are covered by other people.

Almost any other people, in fact.

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Humour Imported From Epistula music

360

Podcast of the week? Something like that.

360 Records’s Podcast [iTunes Link] has been the soundtrack to my commute for a little while now, it’s a mix of this small record label’s latest and best releases. It’s encoded with Apple’s advanced podcast stuff, so it effectivly has tracks within the file, meaning you can skip a song you’re not feeling the love of.

The Now Show [ RSS | iTunes ]

The BBC’s top weekly news satire (Kind of a british Daily Show, really. Except weekly. and without the hit-and-mostly-miss mockumentery bits)

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Imported From Epistula MLP

That which is seen

Letterhead Fonts: Rare and Unique Typefaces for Artists
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computing Imported From Epistula

Secret Lessons Of Tech Geeks, Part Two

Check to make sure there isn’t any chocolate melting on your laptop before you close it.

This check will not reap results very often, but you will not only be glad that you did, you will have chocolate.

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computing Imported From Epistula

Secret Lessons Of Tech Geeks, Part One

When attempting to install your freshly burnt ISO, remember that booting is helped considerably by putting the CD in the drive with the pretty shiny side down.

You moron.

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AFP Imported From Epistula Personal social

Weekend

Work – Work – Work – Weekend – Yay – Lift – Station – Cash Machine – Out Of Order – Ticket Machine – Peek Rate – Wah – Single – (Single – Single – Single – Magic – Flaming – Double – Though) – Train – Train – Train – Flitwick – Harlington – Leagrave – Luton – Luton Airport Parkway – Harpenden – St Albans – King’s Cross Thameslink – Platform – Underground – Ticket – Ticket? – Ticket! – Outside – Kings Cross – Ticket Machine – Stairs – Victoria Line – King’s Cross St. Pancras – Highbury & Islington – Finsbury Park – Seven Sisters – Tottenham Hale – Blackhorse Road – Walthamstow Central – Platform – Walk – Walk – Walk – Walk – Walk – Cookie Jar – Yay.

Random – Sian – Cookie – Ruthi – Wave – iPods – Geekery – Gin? – Beer. – Beer – Kwak – Traditional glass – Easter Eggs – Chocolate – Strawberry Chocolate – MMMMMMMMM – Chocolate in Powerbook – Good Food – Beer – Zzzzzzzz

Tea – Breakfast – Maluple? – Maluple – Samurai Jack – Samurai Jack – Dangermouse – Pol – Random -> Ulla – Geekery – Food? – Food. – Dr Who – Wolves! – Torchwood House – Food – Geekery – Babylon 5 – Babylon 5 – Babylon 5 – Babylon 5 – Babylon 5 – Babylon 5 – Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Tea! – Suit – Bye – Walk – Walk – Walk – Walk – Walk – Blackhorse Road – Oyster Card – Tottenham Hale – Seven Sisters – Finsbury Park – Highbury & Islington – King’s Cross St. Pancras – Kings Cross Thameslink – Ticket – Kentish Town – St Albans – Harpenden – Luton Airport Parkway – Luton – Leagrave – Harlington – Flitwick – Bedford – Walk – Walk – Walk – Fortress One – Samuarai Jack – Email – Phone Home – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Food – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmet – Transmezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Computer Games Imported From Epistula

Obliviated

For every moment I have where I say, “Oh, that’s stupid, why can’t I carry this candle across the room” I have another one where I jump off the side of a cliff and get a one-shot kill mid-air on some bandit 80 feet below me, then land on the ground and eviscerate his companions while I simultaneously pick flowers. [Cite]

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Imported From Epistula Personal

Actual words

I’m having something of a bad brain day. unable to concentrate on any one thing for more than fifteen minutes or so, which is annoying.

My LARP character, Panama, has gained a ring. He’s also gained some costume and broaches and a few other odds and ends to make him actually exist, but in this case the important thing is the ring, which is currently sitting on the middle finger of my right hand. I’m amazed at how much difference wearing it makes to my typing. On the other hand, it isn’t a small ring.

I’ve been playing Oblivion, slightly shocked that it works at all on my system, allbeit at 640*480 with grass popping up out of nowhere as my horse comes within twenty metres. So far I’ve been arrested twice for clicking on the wrong thing, and been recruited as an assassin for killing the – no word of a lie – leapt out in front of my fireball.

Talking of leaping out, I’d quite like to know why the bandits I encounter are far more interested in killing my horse than the armed bloke hitting them in the back with a sword. The problem with games getting ever-more clever is the bits where they aren’t become even more glaringly obvious.

Also, the game deals incredibly badly with running out of disk space. It saved the game, but the save was corrupted. Loading the save crashed the game. Mousing over the save crashed the game. Loading a different save? crashed the game.

Oh, happy Easter.

I’ve cancelled my City of Heroes Europe account and gone back to CoH US servers, on the basis that even at UK evening time there are more clueful people around.

Still working on Super Secret Project One, which has been rewritten slightly to use the Yahoo Developer AJAX stuff, which is really quite cool. It hasn’t got much beyond a design, an idea and a “New User” screen, but I’m working on that.

Also: Working over holidays bad. Need to do less of that.

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Imported From Epistula MLP

That which is seen

Flashbag
The USB Flashdrive that inflates as it holds more data…

Optical Illusions
Eye-hurting strange ones.

LOTR in stick figure form
Police plea on macabre book find
A book bound in human skin. Wow.

Preview – CivCity: Rome
Giant Jaffacakes!
Jaffa Cakes. Nature’s cake.

Robert Recorde invents the equals sign
The Thing In The Crib
Cthulhu Cthild Cthare

The Moves expansion pack in detail
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Imported From Epistula MLP

That which is seen

The Development Abstraction Layer – Joel on Software
The Grand List of Console Role Playing Game Cliches
Japanese Rube Goldberg devices