Archive: January 2012

So, if the problem with the original Portal was that there wasn’t enough of it, the solution is probably Rexaura, a new mod for Portal 1 (Which it requires). It’s a new set of test chambers in the original universe,…

I’ve not had a great day. I’ve got a rotten cold that’s filled my brain with cotton wool, my computer rejected a software update hard enough to require a system restore (Advice: Avoid Catalyst 12.1), I had to throw out…

> Sleep You sleep. Time passes. Thorin sits and sings about gold. You have levelled up! You are now level 31. You have one ability point to spend on a feat of your choice. > Select ‘Gainful Employment’ Processing….

A short list of companies who use Foxconn manufacturing’s services and aren’t Apple Inc. Acer Inc., Amazon.com, ASRock, Asus, Barnes & Noble, Cisco, Dell, EVGA Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, IBM, Lenovo, Logitech, Microsoft, MSI, Motorola, Netgear, Nintendo, Nokia, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung,…

So, Wikipedia is shutdown today. Reddit, ICHC and a large number of other sites will be showing their irritation at SOPA and the concepts surrounding it by joining them in going dark for between 12 and 24 hours, US time.…

Worlds turn. I generally have great hopes for the time between jobs. I’ll finish personal projects, clean the flat, get to the holy prophesied state of no laundry *or* washing up. So in the last month I’ve played some Skyrim,…

I currently have ten job applications on the go, three are on the boil, two I actually actively want. Since experience has told me that I can hold motivations for around ten jobs in my head before I start going…

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…