One of the reasons for the slowdown in blogging stuff has been the number of things I’m doing that I don’t really blog about. One of those things is that I’m getting more into Tabletop RPG, especially running games. Recently…

I went into my first Nineworlds with few expectations. Primarily it was an expensive way to see a lot of people I generally only see in fields and scout camps up and down the country while LARPing, secondarily it was…

I bought a wifi enabled kettle in 2014. It works very well as a kettle (It’s fairly fast, you can specify a range of temperatures, it’s easy to clean and hasn’t fallen apart yet) and less well as a wifi…

A crowd of people dressed in fantasy costumes line a procession led by a woman in venician-style robes wearing a crown of flowers.

The biggest LARP that I attend is Profound Decisions‘ Empire campaign. Empire is a massive system, not only in terms of the size of the events – well over a thousand people – but also in that the background literature…

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,…