Zelda, Taboo, Hitler Memes

Last night, I released the 34th episode of Geek News Radio. Dave joined me to talk about Taboo, Zelda, Nintendo's new Switch console, the current Elite Dangerous beta and much more. We already recorded it the previous week, it just took me some time to get it out since Katy…

It's All a Bit Noir Right Now

As you've probably noticed by the very low frequency of posts appearing on this blog lately, things are still very busy for me. Work is still pretty bleak and incredibly stressful every day and I come home every evening with my mind wiped out and an annoyed feeling in my…

Taboo

On the recommendation of Char, I recently watched all of Taboo. What a great show. I would go as far as saying it's almost as good as The Expanse. Stress at work has been gradually building to an almost unbearable level over the last three to four weeks, with last…

The State of Things

When the "Milo is a paedophile" narrative hit, there were several things that occured to me. It's the old mainstay of smear campaigns again: paedophilia Everyone really, really hates Milo which means nobody will question it What did Milo actually say in that video that is being referenced and why…

Full House

I've just released GNR 33, which we recorded on Monday. Took me a while as it has been a very busy week at work. This is the first show were I've had Dave, Char and Mike on at the same time. Accordingly, there was some chaos and a lot of…

Deadfire

The other day I learned that Obsidian Entertainment is crowdfunding Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. I absolutely adore the original Pillars, so I chipped in for $80 – even though it's already massively overfunded. I can't wait to get another Pillars game! And what's even better, my pledge includes a…

Meme'd

I spent over an hour at work today trying to configure Fedora on my laptop to connect to our office VPN. I copied certs and keys, edited config files and generally tried to get ipsec and strongswan to play nice. I finally figured out that, against what the documentation, all…

People

"People, what a bunch of bastards", Roy famously said on The I.T. Crowd. He's right, of course. And techy people are the worst. Case in point: I came across this little gem of a story at work today. Russian guy murders his friend over argument about which graphics card…

Reading List Updated

Spent a few hours updating my reading list with all the books I have read since 2011. I then filled my to-read pile with all the books I had on the list of stuff I wanted to get to at some point. I also tweaked the layout a bit, inspired…

A Newsletter?

Inspired by Char, I've set up a newsletter for this blog using TinyLetter. You might ask why a newsletter? Why now? And indeed, I've never created something like this before. Considering the fact that everyone seems to hate email right now, it seems anachronistic. And that's exactly what I like…