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Variety is the spice

I’ve been having to do a little extra coding this weekend, and I’d forgotten how much I prefer not coding at the weekends! I know, lots of developers love nothing more than doing a bit extra on some personal projects. I am not one. I retweeted this earlier this week. I even forgot a couple […]

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Mac update frustrations

In which I rant about a Big Sur update causing me much pain!

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New year zhuzh

The blog got an exciting update. Yes, yes it did…

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Reading later – solved!

My latest system of getting things read is working quite well. I now catch up on twitter in the morning, sending any interesting-looking articles to instapaper. Equally though, any long blog posts in my RSS feed also get sent to instapaper. There are two reasons for that:  I find reading long posts needs a different […]

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Reading later – update

Not to put too fine a point on it, the plan I had didn’t work. For whatever reason, that Instapaper RSS feed doesn’t want to show new items in my Google Reader. Plus even the links it did have I had to read them on the websites that the article appeared on, which generally just […]

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Reading later – the random article problem

It’s been a while since I posted anything geek related, but I’ve been struggling recently with lots of interesting articles to read, and no time to read them. These aren’t websites that I’ll want to read every article on, or that I want to subscribe to. Chances are I’ll read that one article and never […]

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Revamp

Please excuse the mess – I’m playing with the formatting a bit, so there may be a few changes over the next few months. I’d like to believe that I’ll sit down and get it all perfect in one sitting, but I know myself too well to believe it! I’ve got some stuff I want to […]

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Unexpected consequences

This DPhil I’m doing is having some rather surprising effects. Or maybe not so surprising, but anyway. Given that I’m working on computer games, and online multiplayer versions at that, I sort of thought I ought to play some.  Unfortunately, it seems I have some quite specific requirements when it comes to games. I like […]

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The dark side

I’ve had an expensive week. It was payday, and I’ve been eyeing up a new laptop so I can play with geek stuff while sitting in front of the fire rather than hiding in the study upstairs.  Problem was, the ones I was looking at were coming with Vista. Windows 7 is not settled enough […]

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Technically sick

I’ve picked up a cold, which (as seems to be normal with me) is not actually turning into a streaming nose and sneezing but is sitting quietly on my lungs and behind my eyes. Makes it less obvious, which is a pain, because all I want to do is sleep.  Anyway, I’ve not made it […]