#Glasto2016

Mud. Lots and lots of mud. Thick, gloopy, sticky, and slippy all at once, my legs feel very toned after a few days of dealing with it, but hey, what’s a little mud amongst friends? Glastonbury, for me, is a strange place full of experiences weird and wonderful, of random conversations with friendly strangers, of magical moments of connection, all underpinned by a sense of togetherness, a sense of something good and positive. Given the events that transpired whilst we were away it was a welcome distraction. Glastonbury is also about performances. Music dominates, but everywhere you turn there is something to catch your eye. It’s a wonderful space, full of diversity and vibrancy. Alas the mud – the effort …

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Weekend Reading (late)

No Weekend Reading next week as I’ll be standing in a muddy field in Somerset, I hear there might be some bands there too. Looks like this didn’t post! Oh well, here it is now anyway Parents are worried the Amazon Echo is conditioning their kids to be rude Alexa will put up with just about anything. She has a remarkable tolerance for annoying behavior, and she certainly doesn’t care if you forget your please and thank yous. I dunno, kids these days, disrespectful little cu…tipies? 7 reasons you should date someone with tattoos Swiping through Tinder gives you a rough breakdown of some of the stereotypical suitors out there looking for love – you’ve got the urban fishing fans, the lads who think …

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Weekend Reading

Here Is The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read Aloud To Her Attacker Read this. Send it to your friends. If you are a man, read it twice. One night in January 2015, two Stanford University graduate students biking across campus spotted a freshman thrusting his body on top of an unconscious, half-naked woman behind a dumpster. The True Story Of The Fake Zombies, The Strangest Con In Rock History Chris White shakes his head and laughs when I show him the first photo. Couldn’t happen today, could it? DOD continues quest to make “Iron Man” exosuit for special ops At this week’s Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) cracked the door open a bit …

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10 Reasons my blog isn’t popular

My version of ’10 Productivity Tips’ would be ‘pick a system and use it, stop wasting time picking a system, most people just need a list of things that need done that day’. I write about me. My thoughts, my life. Narcissism central round here. I don’t stick to one topic. When I’m not writing about me, I write about software I use, or movies, and by god I write about writing a lot of the time. Essentially this blog is a censored diary that I happen to publish on the internet. I don’t actually know WHY I keep doing this, and so I plod on just posting stuff to have stuff posted. I don’t post amazing examples of photography. …

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Weekend Reading

The Story Behind Monopoly Pieces While many board games use colorful little pegs as markers, Monopoly, the game with the unique power to unite and divide a family in the matter of an hour, has those odd tokens you’re no doubt familiar with. I always wanted to be the shoe, but I’m not sure why. A Liberated Woman: The Story of Margaret King In October 1786, 27-year-old feminist philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft journeyed from London to her new temporary home: an imposing Palladian-style mansion in County Cork, Ireland. AMAZING women, why haven’t I heard of her before now? There’s a mathematical reason you’re less popular than your friends Do you ever get the feeling that the people you follow on social …

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