(Worrad, er, fan art(?) by Richard Price, Jay Eales and Andrew Page)Read more "Life Goals"
E-cigarettes exploding/burning: have you noticed that in all the news articles, whether print or online, the make of e-cig is never mentioned? Any other product and the brand is the focus, and rightly so: the buying public should have that knowledge so as to make choices. But not e-cigs. One e-cig blows up and it’s […]Read more "MicroRant: E-Cigs And The News"
This has long been a bugbear of mine. The Internet has made Cthulhu a bad guy set upon conquering humanity, a monster intent on evil like Dracula or Skeletor. That was never HP Lovecraft’s vision. Cthulhu has no interest in humanity and may not even be aware we exist. When it arises from […]Read more "MicroRant: Misrepresentin’ Cthulhu Blues"
My brothers got me a plaid shirt and a Subpop beanie. Thanks, guys! Ah, the nineties. Before the dark times. Before Twitter.Read more "90’s Hangover Fun"
Petronius deserves a word in retrospect. He was a man who passed his days in sleep, his nights in the ordinary duties and recreations of life: others had achieved greatness by the sweat of their brows— Petronius idled into fame. Unlike most who walk the road to ruin, he was never regarded as either debauchee […]Read more "Guest Blog: Tacitus: On The Life And Death Of Petronius"
I envy my dad’s generation. They bought a piece of technology and it was essentially a tool. Now you buy a piece of technology and it’s an ‘experience’. It’s got a ‘community’ of users. The company making it keep trying to be your mate all the time. Black & Decker and Triumph Motorcycles never tried […]Read more
Found out something that cheered me up no end. The modern Library Of Alexandria has 30 million books, as many were in the Ancient library before it was destroyed. But it gets better: at the heart of the modern library are a heck-ton of state-of-the-art servers encased in steel. Every hour they collect and store […]Read more