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I Sold The Best Car I Ever Owned (For Less Than One Month Of Horrific London Rent)

…is the title of my new blues song.

I Sold The Best Car I Ever Owned (For Less Than One Month Of Horrific London Rent)

…is the title of my new blues song.

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Clapham Junction, 2014-08-29.

Clapham Junction, 2014-08-29.

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The End of Gamers

dangolding:

On the evidence of the last few weeks, what we are seeing is the end of gamers, and the viciousness that accompanies the death of an identity. Due to fundamental shifts in the videogame audience, and a move towards progressive attitudes within more traditional areas of videogame culture, the gamer identity has been broken. It has nowhere to call home, and so it reaches out inarticulately at invented problems, such as bias and corruption, which are partly just ways of expressing confusion as to why things the traditional gamer does not understand are successful (that such confusion results in abject heartlessness is an indictment on the character of the male-focussed gamer culture to begin with).

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The Atlantic on Star Wars: Despecialised Edition

The Atlantic wrote about the “despecialsed” version of Star Wars, and in particular, Lucas’s refusal to release the 1977 original version in any format (he won’t even give a copy to the National Film Registry, who want to preserve it as a film with significant cultural impact.)

Then they dug up some truly excellent quotes from Lucas from 1988, well before the re-release of the edited versions of the original Star Wars trilogy. “People who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or as an exercise of power are barbarians, and if the laws of the United States continue to condone this behavior, history will surely classify us as a barbaric society,” he said. But perhaps he was only talking about third parties changing stuff? Maybe he things directors should be given carte blanch to fiddle with their own work. Who really owns a film after release, anyway? Oh, wait, he talked about that too: “American works of art belong to the American public; they are part of our cultural history.”

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I think I just got trolled by an IP stack.

Edit — turns out it’s because there’s no outbound gateway.

I think I just got trolled by an IP stack.

Edit — turns out it’s because there’s no outbound gateway.

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My very own Moculus Thrift. It’s really good fun!

My very own Moculus Thrift. It’s really good fun!

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Current status.

Current status.

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This tiny thing is a Wifi adapter that cost me less than £10. The march of progress is a wonderful and terrifying thing. 

I have similar reactions to front wheel drive cars with more than 100 bhp. A part of my brain that is forever in its early 20s, lusting after late-80s hot hatches like the 205 GTI, will never be convinced that cars like the Focus RS can possibly be drivable.

This tiny thing is a Wifi adapter that cost me less than £10. The march of progress is a wonderful and terrifying thing.

I have similar reactions to front wheel drive cars with more than 100 bhp. A part of my brain that is forever in its early 20s, lusting after late-80s hot hatches like the 205 GTI, will never be convinced that cars like the Focus RS can possibly be drivable.

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Bonus picture because I love this photo so much.

Bonus picture because I love this photo so much.

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the-iwoods:

The vital post-wedding tweet.

Three years ago today. Happy anniversary, Danielle. I love you.

(Here’s the tweet I was writing.)

the-iwoods:

The vital post-wedding tweet.

Three years ago today. Happy anniversary, Danielle. I love you.

(Here’s the tweet I was writing.)

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Extra-hot mild.

Extra-hot mild.

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"I’ll come downstairs when I’m ready." #dog #lurcher

"I’ll come downstairs when I’m ready." #dog #lurcher

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There is a broken 30-pin Apple cable caught on the barbed wire next to these train tracks. Which only raises further questions.

There is a broken 30-pin Apple cable caught on the barbed wire next to these train tracks. Which only raises further questions.

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Dogs in pubs: always a good idea.

Dogs in pubs: always a good idea.

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