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November 14, 2022

everybody knows

I can’t say that I’m a Lorde fan—not that there’s anything wrong with her music; it’s just not my usual thing. But I came across her blog, which she runs on Tumblr (I think people need to keep an eye on Tumblr; it’s poised for a comeback as a blogging...

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November 10, 2022

where to from here

They are there, protecting our meanderings. You don’t fear hunger, in such places, neither fear poverty of the spirit. Close, again, to water and stone, near the symbols of ancient European unity and Arab History, I can dismiss the present as a passage. The trouble, though, is that I don’t...

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November 9, 2022

Would anybody care if you went missing

Putin has begun training high school students for war. You know you’re in the shit when you have to start training 15- and 16-year-old boys how to fire an assault rifle and dress a field wound. This, he hopes, will put fear into the people at home and convince them...

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November 2, 2022

Don’t call it a comeback

My life has been ridiculously strange of late. I’ve been going through one of those wobbly periods where I believe the whole of the human race is wicked and probably deserves to burn in Hell, if Hell exists. But don’t worry. I haven’t lost faith yet. I’ve been too distracted...

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November 1, 2022

The late Bruno Latour on the intricate network of things

Bruno Latour, the French philosopher who died on 9 October 2022, was a man who lived in many different worlds. As a “actor-network theorist,” he contended that everything, no matter how small or seemingly inconsequential, is part of intricate networks of relations. This is true regardless of the size of...

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November 1, 2022

Feeling the pump of Rad Wings of Destiny

“When Ugly Kid Joe sold their souls to the devil in the pursuit of rock ‘n’ roll they drove a harder bargain than Robert Johnson at the Crossroads. Not only did they trade their souls for over thirty years of globetrotting and metal extravagance. They also haggled to keep their...

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October 30, 2022

All this talk of leaving Twitter has got me thinking

My favourite social network seems to be under threat now that Elon Musk is the new boss. On the one hand, Musk is seen as the person who will restore freedom of speech. On the other hand, he’s seen as the person who will let Twitter become a free for...

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October 28, 2022

A quick peek inside Engage VR

Here’s a first look at the metaverse for professionals, the Engage VR app. I’ll be giving the app a thorough review and walkthrough, but for now, I just wanted to give you a brief overview of what it’s like inside of Engage VR.

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October 24, 2022

Exploring the Metaverse

The metaverse isn’t just an idea anymore. It’s a reality that’s ready to explode into the mainstream. I spent a good portion of my weekend exploring various versions of the metaverse through apps like Engage VR, AltSpaceVR, and Immersed. I was amazed by what’s already out there and how big...

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October 16, 2022

Table Mountain and Pen Cerrig Calch – Brecon Beacons

Table Mountain and Pen Cerrig Calch are two of Wales’ most popular hiking trails. They provide breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside as well as a challenging hike for experienced hikers. At 1085 metres above sea level, Table Mountain is the higher of the two peaks. It is a popular...

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October 11, 2022

The beliefs that shape us

I’ve been playing around with beliefs this week. It’s so easy to get lost in our own beliefs. What I mean by that is most of us don’t question our beliefs. We just believe what we believe because that’s what we’ve always believed. Because our beliefs are built up over...

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October 5, 2022

Wretched is the Mind

Montaigne: We are never ‘at home’: we are always outside ourselves. Fear, desire, hope, impel us towards the future; they rob us of feelings and concerns for what now is, in order to spend time over what will be – even when ourselves shall be no more. Wretched is the...

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October 4, 2022

I want to be insanely obsessed

I want to be crazy about something again. And when I say crazy, I mean insanely obsessed, filled with passion, evangelistic borderline fundamentalist. A fanatic! I think you get the picture. I want to have that feeling when I first fell in love with The Savage Sword of Conan magazine....

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October 1, 2022

This is some heavy sh%t

This is what happens when the council decides to fix something that isn’t broken. You end up making extra trips to the garbage dump to offload your rubbish because 3 weeks is a long time to wait for the next scheduled collection. Unless that was the plan all along to...

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September 30, 2022

Are you caring about the wrong things?

Sam Harris on the meaning of life What is the reality of your present moment? What Sam Harris does in this video is to get you to rethink the quality of your attention in the present moment so that when you get to the end of this finite life of...

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September 29, 2022

Another trip around the sun

So Coolio passed away today. He was only 59 years old.  That’s only 5 years older than me. My reaction to that is damn, I could go at any time, so I best live as though my days are numbered because they are.  This is it. This is my life,...

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September 26, 2022

[Audio] On Finding the Lost Spirit of the Web

I stumbled upon a few websites that if you are a nostalgic Generation Xer like me, you’ll love!! They are reminiscent of the weird and wonderful spaces that were spawned in places like Geocities and Livejournal. Here are the links I mention in the episode: NeocitiesStatus CafeDeadjournal Here’s my Status...

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