So I get a new shiny device that will primarily be with me during my trips into the outside world, and first I go “Oooh, shiny” and second I go “Would this be covered if I fell on it?” So

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Sense, by Hello Inc. is a sleep tracking thing, which I backed on Kickstarter last summer. I’m a fan of Kickstarter. Enough to need to develop a spreadsheet tracking where projects I’ve backed are at, and then to turn it

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I missed week 13, because it was unlucky. (And I forgot) A fairly productive fortnight, all told. I blew the dust off and wrote one of the larger puzzle pieces between it and the fabled fiction archive section, and

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Previous editions: 2009 2012 2014 I’ve got into the habit of photographing the contents of my bag & pocketvomit every so often. Partly as a personal “Where you were” thing, but also because one of the early times I did it –

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Not the band of wizards, the game. The Magic Circle is the the closest thing to an advancement of whatever genre Portal is since… well, since Portal. It’s not Portal, though. It’s kind of an RPG in the same way

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The release of a new Debian version is one of those Deep Thought moments. The great machinery has been churning and grinding for seven and a half million years to produce this single result, and it pops out and stands

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There was a movie. It’s… Um.

Let’s start with this: The following review contains spoilers for Age of Ultron. They start after the following paragraph, which is why you need to click the link to read the rest.

Right, so my problem with AoU is that it’s a comic book event series. Its purpose is to make people need to go and see it to wrap up the past and understand the future episodes. It’s the exact kind of Age Of Secret War On Ultimate Earth cross-francise bullshit that generally kicks me off any super-hero comic series I’ve started to get into. Suddenly, in order to follow the arc of a character I need to buy twelve comics across nine series, five of which my local shop doesn’t carry. The actual plot of the movie doesn’t really maintain its own momentum.

I don’t entirely agree with the premise, I’m not quite that cynical. However. The Bonzos, with the best election day pop song created.


My major success story this week has been to utterly screw up my desktop computer. Over the last few years, I’ve started selecting PC components based on silence. When I did a replacement of the motherboard/CPU/cooling systems last year, though,

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