Last night I dreamed an apocalypse. The dying weeks of a world gone mad, played out in spotlights of real-time in the way only a dream or high budget TV show could do, where various of my communities had packed…

Streaming attempt #2, I’m building a new TSW character and streaming my way through the game…

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…

So this week I’ve been mostly avoiding doing anything at all. I took a week off between jobs, because I needed to reset my head a bit, I needed some holiday, and I had a small pile of admin to…

I’ve been, in the past, a firm distruster of ad blocking software. I still am, to a large extent. I don’t trust any company whose finance model is based on inserting exceptions for advertisers they like. But I installed Ghostery,…

It’s just over a year since the last experiment with making Porter resulted in an “over lively” beer that fountained over the top a bit. Over the last couple of months, I decided to retry this experiment. I bought a…

Three parts: 1) Who are Cloudflare, 2) What Happened, 3) What Do You Need To Do? 1) Cloudflare is a service that large websites – including my former employer – use as a first-bastion protection against hackers. Basically you point…

Work And, as if by magic, I have a new job. Less involved, less senior, and not entirely on-path; but better paid, more interesting and without any commute at all. This week will be my last week at ELS, and…

Less great at the weekly thing than I’d hoped, to be honest, so the traditional WRP format returns. Work Current Today’s crunch day, in several respects. Four weeks is the point where we have to push the big red button…