So you’re new to the Internet?

If you’re new to the internet, allow me to give you a brief explanation. The “Internet” is series of connected networks across the world that form bigger networks. A network is a series of connected things (computers and routers in the case of the internet). The world wide web (www) sits on top of the internet (as does email and other things too) The world wide web is what a lot of people are referring to when they talk about…

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Are you being a fucking idiot?

(Originally pasted into facebook) I don’t often stick long posts on this god-awful surveillance website, but after hearing about some friends and family suffering, I didn’t want to hold back. If you’re going into shops etc without a mask on when you should wear one, you’re a fucking idiot.If you’re holding personal gatherings when you shouldn’t, you’re a fucking idiot.If you’re reading this and about to dispute it because of some dumb ass reason because “well kids mix at school…

2020 — Review of the year

Disclaimer — this post is still in a bit of a draft state. I have published it, however, as it is New Year’s Eve 2020 and if I don’t do it now I will probably forget to do it. What an absolute bloody shit show this year has been. I’ve been super lucky when compared with most and still it’s probably been the most terrible year I’ve experienced. Inept and corrupt Government; complete idiots who think wearing safety masks are…

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Setting up my own labs

I’m going to begin setting up my own “labs” area to play around with various web technologies. For the longest time now I have been holding myself back quite a bit by only really learning technologies around current roles at the time and for my own personal site. This has mainly revolved around Laravel and to a lesser extent WordPress. Whilst I will continue to love both of those projects, I do want to start pushing myself to learn things…

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31 Films of Halloween 2020

I think I’m going to try and do the 31 days of Halloween by watching 1 new horror film each day in October. (Or just 31 new horror films by the month’s end is more likely for my timetable) I may alter the order as I go. 1 — Suspiria (2018 remake) — watched 1st October 2 — Friday the 13th part 2 — watched 5th October 3 — The People under the Stairs — watched 6th October 4 —…

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No better feeling than to create

There is no better feeling than that of creating. Yes, that is a super vague statement but I wanted to write something — anything — and this post is it. I have spent too much time tonight just clicking around reading articles and watching videos around the world pandemic and the complete fucking cretins governing the people through it. As breaks from the sadistic act of reading about this country’s disease* and Covid-19, I have been continuing my reading of…

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On Keeping a Commonplace book/site

From Wikipedia: As soon as I heard about the idea of a commonplace I was immediately interested and wanted to start keeping one myself. But then I soon realised — my website is kind of on the way to becoming what I would call my own commonplace. I tend to write about a bunch of things that interest me, and had even begun saving quotes from the few books I read. Not only will this give me a new angle…

I think I prefer reading on a Kindle

I have always tried to maintain the belief that reading novels from physical books is always the best way to go. And whilst there is something to be said about a physical living breathing book that can’t run out of batteries, I have found something interesting with my kindle. When im reading a book, I always tend to see how big a chapter is before I start it – even if I have plenty of time to hand to read.…

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