Archive: May 2008

This post is entirely useless. I mean, you already know that Warren Ellis is writing a free webcomic, issues released every friday, called FreakAngels, don’t you? And you already know he wrote Transmet, and various other important things like the…

A while ago, I invented a concept of “Magic Trees”, named after the story of a vicar who chopped down a 140 year old tree and justified it by saying “A paedophile might have been hiding behind it”. This was…

When we reached the cliff face, we knew this was where we were supposed to be. Around us was the green grass and trees, the freshwater lake, the clean path from the mountains for the caravans to come though. The…

I got back from work this evening at about 7ish, decided I couldn’t deal with socialness at the pub, and so fired up Ikariam, a web-based Civ-type game, where I am playing on Eta. I’m currently saving up for a…

Coding Horror – The Angle Bracket Tax vs. ESF, now coming up to its sixth birthday with no revision. Coming up on Aquarionics: * LARP * Dante 01 * GTA4 & XBoxes * Pareidol * Your Interface Sucks. … as…

I went to Gamecamp. It’s becoming quite common in reports of this event to wax lyrical about the location for a little while first, so I’ll do that. It was held at 3Rooms (I’m sixth from the left in that…

I didn’t expect Alexander ‘Boris’ Johnson to be the new London Mayor. I hoped Ken would carry on, because I live in (the outer edges of) central London, and everything Ken’s done over the last eight years to join up…

London has elected Boris Johnson mayor of London. This is Not Good. However, I am – from now – reserving judgement until he actually manages to screw up. Clock starts in three and a third hours. New design is New,…

Thursday, 22:00: Accidentally buy an XBox 360 Decide it needs to talk to the network (before playing any games on it) Current Network: Desktop (“Tsunami”) & 360 plugged into Belkin Wireless Router, laptop and Wii talk to it remotely. Cable…