Mass Effect, You Say?

On the latest Geek News Radio, Dave and I spent a full hour discussing how Mass Effect: Andromeda stacks up to the original games. I've actually just started playing Mass Effect (the first one) a few days ago. I've owned it for ages, but somehow never got around to burying…

What's He Doing All Day?

I've been keeping a list of the things that I write about in my day job for a while, but I've never made it public. But since all that writing is public – at least everything I do online – this makes no sense at all. I've therefore started to…

Supporting Bellingcat

I've been an avid fan of Bellingcat for a while now and their coverage of the Turkish coup attempt increased my enthusiasm even further. They have set up their second Kickstarter campaign to pay for the site and the journalists working for and with it. I am proud to say…

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…