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Life goes on. Family stuff’s been on my mind recently, and there’ll be a deep post about the last couple of months at some point. It’s been a while since I did deep personal here, and that’s probably good for

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Taking Control

So, I’m having a bad server day. It’s my fault, to a large extent. Earlier this year I discovered that my server had been sending daily emails complaining about a problem with one of the mirrored hard-drives, but these were

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I’ve been a premium subscriber to Spotify for 7 years, and it changed how I listen to music, and recently changed a lot again. And since I’m looking for things to post about, it seems like a decent topic. Because

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So this is about LARP, but also about systems and process. Bare with me, it might get a bit long. I had pretty much no interest in Odyssey when it started. My first introduction to it was when a group

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So I thought to myself “Hmm. I’ve got 3 episodes of Agents of Shield left to watch. If I watch them all, it will be tomorrow. I should occupy my time better” So I thought to myself “Hmm. I could drink nice

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The title is not a typo. As part of my attempt to vary the kinds of geek that I am, I’ve taken up Interesting Alcohol. I’ve been playing with vodka infusions for a while, mostly to delight and disturb fellow

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A tradition doesn’t stop being a tradition just because it’s lost all relevance to the modern age. That’s what Christmas is all about! And one I’ve got is that every couple of years I update my Geek Code. The Geek

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2015 is a year full of things I didn’t want to do, some of which have turned out for the best. I regret having to leave London, shuttering Istic Networks for the moment, moving to a full time permanent job.

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So yesterday, I was attempting to navigate home after the pub with my boss, and we’d basically lost London at this point. There were buildings, and people, and I could see a Pret and a Starbucks. So I dug out

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The common refrain for people advancing the cause that says that encryption should have government back-doors is that only people with something to hide need to encrypt their work. If you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to

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