Yesterday, I was on a tube train that stopped suddenly. I’d left work early, to avoid the tube strike, and had a fairly busy but not terrible journey from Farringdon around the Circle line up to King’s Cross, and eventually…

I approach character generation with the tools of an A-Level drama student, the blueprints of a Narrativist, and the min-maxing skills of the average pot of superglue. Generally, we start with a few anchor points. In today’s case, the starting…

…and then it was July. Weekly updates! Woo! Er… The sun has got his hat on, this week. Last year, I bought a freestanding aircon unit thing. Not a proper one, with a hose, but the kind you can put…

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I am an aspiring early adopter. I rarely have the budget to buy the newest shiniest version of a thing, but I do tend to be the first in my monkeysphere to engage with technological things. There’s a common narrative…

I’ve got a minor obsession with personal digital archiving. Mostly, this presents itself in the form of things like the current NicholasAvenell.com, or rather the database behind it from which the site cherry-picks data sources. Ideally, I’d like to expand…

Busy fortnight. I’ve got a new address. Istic.Networks ltd has a new trading address, since we’ve joined the Innovation Warehouse. Mostly, this is because I need to manage work/life split a bit better, and having a transitionary commute helps this.…

I had a lovely empire event. It had nice weather, nice people, and things that I wanted to happen happened, and happened well. Most of what I’ve done other than that, though, has been dribs and drabs. I’ve turned my…

Tuesday: The glowing black orb that watches me while I sleep says I only got half an hour’s deep sleep last night. This doesn’t surprise, but disappoints me. It’s not the device’s fault, but it does provide information on what…

It’s weird to see someone you knew as a person revered as an icon, especially someone who I disagreed with as much as Rocky. But he died last night, after a long life filled with music, and I’ll miss him…