Archive for March, 2012

  • 8-Bit Google Maps

    31 March, 2012

    Google Maps have started providing an "8-Bit Edition", with retro-RPG-style map graphics, Dan observes.

  • Fetch Quest

    27 March, 2012

    Dan muses on the nature of the "fetch quest" in video game RPGs, and how we as a culture...

  • Searching For A Virgin

    25 March, 2012

    GMail's Contacts search surprises Dan by returning an unexpected result. Also, Dan is a beautiful person: his mobile phone...

  • All Noise, No Product

    23 March, 2012

    After coming across a product called SonicNotify, Dan discovers that it is possible after all for somebody to invent...

  • Remembering December 2003

    21 March, 2012

    Back in July 2004, Dan lost a lot of his older blog posts during a server malfunction. Now and...

  • Douglas of Drumlanrig

    20 March, 2012

    Dan finds himself falling right into a First World Problem when he discovers a love for a whisky that's...

  • HDMI Virus, or How I Became An Old Person

    19 March, 2012

    HDMI cables are over-marketed at the best of times. But Dan's just discovered one that goes one step further,...

  • London’s Olympic “Missile Defence”

    15 March, 2012

    As Britain prepares to increase anti-terror measures for the 2012 Olympic Games, Dan observes that putting missile bases into...

  • Poly In The Media

    13 March, 2012

    The day before Valentine's Day, Ruth, JTA and I gave an interview to a media and journalism student about...

  • The Tampon Gun

    8 March, 2012

    Dan reminisces about weaponising tampons, back in about 2003, and then going on a rampage. It's like paintball, only...

  • Ashes to Ashes (The Funeral of Peter Huntley)

    4 March, 2012

    Dan's dad's funeral was this Friday. Here, he provides photos, videos, and a write-up of what turned out to...

  • Little Things

    1 March, 2012

    A little under a fortnight after the death of his father, Dan explains how it's the little things, and...