Category Archives: Builder’s bum

Video nasty

I’ve been working from home a fair bit recently, and one of the things I tend to do is have YouTube on in the background. It makes up for not having anyone else around, provides the occasional distraction from the … Continue reading

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You have reached your… er, destination?

Technology is essentially stupid. Whilst it can give the impression of being terribly clever, it’s only clever in particular ways – following rules, performing repetitive tasks and using large quantities of data to come to logical conclusions. What it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Reinventing the real

There are a great many parallels between SLife and the real world. Indeed, a large number of the posts I’ve written for this blog over the years are based around that specific premise: The way in which our avatars mirror … Continue reading

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Get off my land!

Second Life is like buses… Nothing at all for ages, then three come along at once. Such has been the case with my land this week: For years I had what is known in legal jargon as ‘quiet enjoyment’ of … Continue reading

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Value for money?

A wise accountant once told me that, no matter what the price of something desirable, even if it’s over and above its real worth, if we want it badly enough we will pay the asking price. The worth of anything … Continue reading

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Gargoyles

Spending the amount of time that I do travelling by rail around the country means that a lot of that time is spent gazing out of windows at the scenery passing by, both countryside and architecture. As you pass fleetingly … Continue reading

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Out of credit

Am I the only person baffled by the strange continuity links that TV companies seem to think are essential to keep viewing audiences amused these days? Not owning a TV myself, I’m not sure how long this has been a … Continue reading

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Towering folly

I’ve always fancied the idea of having an olde worlde stone-built tower on my land, although I’ve never really managed to get around to doing anything about it. A few years back, before I acquired my current parcel of land, … Continue reading

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Rewarding

You may have cottoned on to the fact that – for some reason I’m completely unable to explain – I like trains. I’ve always liked them and even these days when it seems half my life is spent on trains, … Continue reading

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Unlucky 13

Oh dear… It could be the end of the Internet as we know it, and I’m not even joking. That bunch of idiotic imbeciles in Brussels have overwhelmingly voted for ratifying Article 13 of the new European Copyright Law provisions, … Continue reading

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