No. 39 Vol. 1 Sat 28 January 2023 Price: 0/0d

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Please Note: This website's contents represent only the opinion of its author (and anyone who agrees with him).

All that is new:

  • Eleven conversational habits that need a full stop >> Sat 28 January 2023 [sr]

    These habits in modern spoken English need to go. Unless you're an American; it's too late to fix your language. For the rest of us there may still be hope.

  • ATMenace >> Thu 24 November 2022 [yarn]

    An attempt to retrieve my bank balance did not go to plan.

  • Scott Pilgrim vs Thranalysis >> Sat 30 July 2022 [tanl]

    This film is much more moving than you might expect, so here is an examination of how Scott Pilgrim vs the World can rock the soul. You might come to this film for the well-crafted visuals, or simply because you saw it on a 'must-see cult film list'. But beyond the humour, the visuals and the boy-is-besotted-with-girl plot there are some clever insights.

  • Surmounting Donard >> Sat 16 July 2022 [yarn]

    My first incursion into the Mournes.

  • The music of Guided by Voices - An Analysis >> Sun 17 April 2022 [tanl]

    A profile for this band who've never been able to break into the big lane; that's a good thing. There's an understated brilliance to their work. It isn't for everyone, but those who understand will be converted at the first listen.

  • Proxy Avoidance >> Tue 12 April 2022 [yarn]

    How I circumvented the content filtering during my schooldays, only then to have my humble solution itself circumvented.

  • Father Perl >> Fri 08 April 2022 [devlog]

    Here is a replacement for the metasyntactic variables (foo, bar, baz) inspired by 90s sitcom Father Ted. To persuade you it is then demonstrated it in Perl.

  • Announcing RSRU R3 >> Mon 04 April 2022 [devlog]

    Everyone's favourite Perl static website builder marks its third release. Many thrilling new features await.

  • Sighting Seagulls >> Tue 22 March 2022 [yarn]

    An evening was well spent with the famed Finnish bluegrass group Steve 'n' Seagulls.

  • Musings on Meekness >> Sun 13 March 2022 [sr]

    Some thoughts on meekness. Is it pacifism or something better?

  • A Socially Isolated Message >> Mon 06 December 2021 [yarn]

    What for me will be the most enduring image of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • WintoLin: Making Windows more like Linux >> Wed 01 December 2021 [hdid]

    Commercial demands mean sometimes one must return to Windows, here are some ways to bring over some of what you might miss from Linux.

  • Screenshot Showcase for November 2021 >> Tue 30 November 2021 [devlog]

    How is my desktop? November 2021.

  • The Belligerent Bin >> Mon 29 November 2021 [yarn]

    You should always view a property before moving, but no-one says to check the bins.

  • Announcing RSRU R2 >> Sun 28 November 2021 [devlog] has reached its second release.

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