A photo of a shelving set with lots of old fashioned radios

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

I’m in the process of ripping some boxsets of DVDs to Plex, and I thought I should probably document the process. The most obvious thing I’m not using here is Handbrake, which works really well for some people, but I…

‘Tis the season to be jump-scared, fa-lalalala, lala la la. One of the possible ways to review this game is a content warning list, thus: Content warning for jump-scares, player-gaslighting, violence to children, dolls (dismembered), discussion of obsolete (and violent)…