One of the benefits of having had this website up for 17 years is being able to trace things through history. So in 2006 I gave World of Warcraft a heavy go. Nobody in my local circle was really playing…

I’ve been trying to write this post for a week. I wrote part of everything as a frothy public facebook post, but I wanted to line up my thoughts and put them down in a proper post for this. A…

So Steam, by default, when asked to take a screenshot will merrily scatter them hither and yon across your hard-drive with unwarranted abandon. Specifically, it’ll put them in the app’s home directory. This isn’t great, because what with cloud-saves and…

I am a fan of the Myst series. I like their aesthetic – the desolate, long abandoned feel, the giant mechanics, the multivarious worlds – I like the sparse storytelling. I like the way the puzzles build on each other…

Twice in the last two years I’ve written and “performed” eulogies to my last two remaining grandparents. Twice in my life have I been asked to perform eulogies. It’s a skillset I apparently have that I’m not in any hurry…

This is a scheduled post. When you read it, I’ll be nowhere near the internet. A couple of years ago when my grandad died, I posted the eulogy I did here, so I’m going to do the same thing again…

A Ballot form with the options "bad choice" "worse choice"

On the plus side, if ever there was a good day to have a paternalistic, patronising, patrioteer government who doesn’t believe its citizens should be trusted to operate the heavy machinery of government, it’s today. Maybe they will just ignore…

In 9 weeks, 79 hours, it will all be over. In 79 hours, this one will be over. But in 34 hours, Odyssey 12 – The Golden Ram – will begin. There are over 150 plot threads going out this event. That doesn’t include…

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…

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…