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[ Feb 25 2018 ]

My Old Day Job – Part Two

This is part two of a four-part series, detailing the last year at my old software job. It’s a terrible story of a company gone very, very wrong.





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[ Feb 23 2018 ]

My Old Day Job – Part One

A long time ago I worked in an offfice, and I started keeping a log near the end of my time there because, frankly, it was batshit insane and getting batshit insanier by the week. This is that story.





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[ Feb 11 2016 ]

Thinking about Video Games

I’ve never really been comfortable with modern game thinking. A lot of people I know subscribe to this idea that videogames can be more than they are, that they should be more. More emotion, more story. They see this as the way forward, a way to… I don’t know, legitimize the medium they’re invested in. […]





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[ Dec 24 2014 ]

I demand to know.

“From the discomfort of truth there is only one refuge: ignorance. I do not need to be comfortable, and I will not take refuge. I demand to know.”

–Richard Morgan, from the novel Black Man.





Personal
[ Apr 18 2013 ]

Australia, lol

Australia bickers over the internet. 25 megabits, or 100 megabits? Meanwhile Japan is rolling out 2 gigabit – 20x faster than Australia’s biggest dream.





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[ Sep 4 2007 ]

A new toy

I was in Japan last week and while I had a fantastic time I didn’t find much to buy. A man can only eat so many メロンパン or メロンソーダ, ya know? I bought a couple of cheap trinkets for the camera, but was otherwise prepared to go home with total expenditures of less than two […]





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[ Jan 14 2006 ]

A momentous evening.

It’s been an interesting night. First I found a microscopic baby gecko in the kitchen. After chasing him around for a while, I coerced him onto my hand. Then I had a nasty, nasty shock. Witness The Lurking Horror!! He’s missing a leg. After hosing him down with enough poison to gas a moose he […]





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[ Jan 6 2006 ]

The Book

The hard part about writing a book to someone else’s spec: they change their mind and mobiles? What do I know about mobiles?





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[ Jan 6 2006 ]

Plenty of changes around here.

Things are happening. Things are always happening, of course, but lately they’re happening a lot. First, the big news: I got paid for the book. More on that soon. With the money I’ve paid off most of my car loan, and I’ve earmarked a couple of dollars for some new toys. My love of photography […]





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[ Jul 4 2005 ]

Moving sucks (continued…) – So yeah, it doth suxx0r

We’re still in the process of preparing for the move and things are progressing apace. Today Off House (part of the network of stores that includes Hard Off, Book Off and others) is coming to check out our Fridge, Dryer, Kotatsu (A coffee-table-alike with a heater underneath it for warming the legs in winter), bookshelf […]





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