Category Archives: Philosophicalisticality

Pre-emptive redundancy

There are things that we just don’t need, yet no matter how unnecessary those things might be, you can guarantee that someone, somewhere is designing a brilliant solution for a non-existent need that, in all probability, we will feel the … Continue reading

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Unwelcome guests

I’m an antisocial so-and-so! In a world where most people are happily facebooking, twitterising, whatsappulating, linkedinerbating, and plurkating, I tend to walk the road less travelled and far less crowded: That of avoiding socialising at all costs. I much prefer … Continue reading

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Yesterday in Sweden

Speaking of things that never happened, it’s remarkable how quickly facts can get twisted and distorted in SL, and result in an account of events and occurrences that simply never happened in quite the way that gets recounted. Official messages … Continue reading

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Mistaken Identity

One of those things I’ve always vowed never to do is meet anyone from SL in the flesh – for me one of the most attractive features of living in a virtual world is the way in which you can … Continue reading

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You know you’re a geek when…

To be a geek is something of a badge of honour these days. It used to be the case that to be categorised in that way was something of a slur, bringing into question your social abilities, stature and ability … Continue reading

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Previously…

There’s an annoying trend that I’ve started to notice more and more frequently in Brit TV programmes. It’s something that our compatriots in the States have known as part of their televisual entertainment, possibly since the old gogglebox first found … Continue reading

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Apocalypse… Soon!

Cue “Ride of the Valkyries” and Hueys flying in over the sea – its two and a half minutes to midnight and armageddon is just around the corner. Yes indeed, scientists have made the decision to put the clocks forward, … Continue reading

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Gonna gacha!

Gachapon is one of those bizarre (at least to Western minds) Japanese institutions that is, to our rational, real life sensibilities, pretty incomprehensible. Like pachinko, fukubukuro, shibari, noh, pre-chewed gum and schoolgirls’ panties vending machines, and – to a lesser … Continue reading

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The second worst busker in the world ever

It’s five years ago now that I came across the worst busker in the world ever. I was making my way through town, making a half-hearted attempt at shopping, when my mission was interrupted by the unmistakable strains of a … Continue reading

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WiFi for the soul

Most of the time, the conversations I tend to be involved with inworld could hardly be called highbrow or even particularly intelligible, however there are the odd occasions when weightier matters do crop up and I find myself party to … Continue reading

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