Monthly Archives: June 2010

Another one to file under ‘I wish I hadn’t bought this’.

Full size I’ve been watching 24 over the last few days which I’ve mentioned multiple times on Twitter. Like here and here and here and here. This isn’t the first time I’ve watched it, but despite being annoyed about many things [this list is in no way conclusive!] I’ve decided to rewatch some of it […]

A picture can be worth a thousand words

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been organising my pictures folder. I actually been making progress with it though it’s mostly just that I spend a few minutes here and there on it. Tumblr yesterday announced its new ‘mega-editor‘ which allows editing, tagging and deleting multiple posts at once. That way I’ve been able to delete […]

Customer support on Twitter, the @XboxSupport and @BTcare examples

So it seems that there’s a problem with an XBLA game. A problem that occurs for one person out of the 663 people I’m following on Twitter, many of them gamers. The person takes it to @XboxSupport, the official Twitter account for all things Xbox. I don’t follow many companies on Twitter, as I’m fairly […]

The Hobbit

I’m currently listening to ‘The Hobbit’ written by J. R. R. Tolkien and read by Rob Inglis. It’s this version. Over the years I’ve always insisted that I don’t like audiobooks much and have only ever listened to a few which includes Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter, several Patricia Cornwell ones, Stephen Hawking, and the […]

Yes, I still write letters!

Back in the day [oh how I hate that phrase!] I used to write and receive a lot of letters, especially when I went to school in England for a year and later moved back here. It was pretty much the only way to stay in contact with my friends and gave me something to […]

Films I watched when I was a teenager

I’m not sure if it was the soundtrack or the film itself, but watching ‘Cruel Intentions’ earlier brought back a lot of memories about films that I used to watch as a teen. Talking to @Vinjii on Twitter made me wonder what other films I remember fondly from my teenage years, before I grew up […]

Cat(s) rule(s)

In my continued efforts at procrastination instead of sorting pictures [yes, I know that post is from April and I haven’t done much since then, shush!] I’ve decided to tackle the much smaller amount of documents, letters, pdf’s and random notepad notes instead. Only a few hundred uncategorised ones there! Among random started blogposts, some […]

Gamer Banter: A trip down memory lane

Gamer Banter is a monthly gaming discussion of multiple bloggers. More info is here and please contact Terry from Game Couch if you wish to take part. June’s topic is set by Terry from Game Couch: What was the game that made you a gamer? When I first read the question I thought it was […]


It was a beautiful day; I was walking along the rather idyllic lake on the Reading University campus with two of my friend’s kids when the unthinkable happened: Chased by approximately 80 ducks and geese at the Reading Uni lake! [They didn’t all fit the picture!] # Yes, of course they didn’t actually harm me […]

We Live In Public

I’ve just finished watching ‘We Live In Public‘ and it was one of the most confusing documentaries I’ve ever watched. More4 had been advertising this film to death and the trailers looked quite interesting plus I’ve always been interested in topics about internet privacy and the evolution of the internet in everyday life.

Live Tweeting

So it’s E3 and the Microsoft press event. Everyone and their dog is excited about the new game announcements. So what does everyone do? They take it to Twitter. I think about 20 of the people I’m following are in Los Angeles at the event with another 50 or so watching the live streaming at […]


I first joined Foursquare at some point last autumn, because I remember reading about it somewhere and wanted to have a look myself. I didn’t initially see much of a point in it, but started using it for the same way I originally starting using Twitter for – helping my bad memory by remembering what […]

Achievement unlocked: Got passport!

An epic saga spanning 15 months has finally come to an end. Huzzah! Why does this make me so happy? This is why..

The Tudors – The game [No, really..]

. I have played many games based on a film or TV franchise including Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Shrek, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lost, Buffy and more. I would even consider some of them to be amongst my favourite Xbox 1.0 games. Games directly based on films or shows have to be fairly […]

365 days later

365 days ago I moved back to the UK. So much has happened since then which I’ve already mentioned in other posts, but what surprises me most is that it feels so much longer than just a year. Granted, Reading has always been a home to me, unlike Germany, but moving back has been so […]

Knitting update

I have been knitting a fair bit in the last year, even though that’s not necessarily reflected in my Ravelry profile which I’m finding quite difficult to keep updated! Projects I have completed since October: A blue scarf for my housemate as a Christmas present. A green scarf as a present for a friend which, […]


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