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NaNoWriMo update: writing the wrong

Wouldn’t it be so predictable if I just did a couple of days’ work at the start of November, National Novel Writing Month, and then did bugger all for the rest of the time?  Well, I like to be reliable so that’s exactly what I’ve done. According to my NaNoWriMo spreadsheet, I can still do […]

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NaNoWriMo comes along just in time

The month of November looks like being the busiest of my professional career to date.  The busiest of my life.  I am a lazy man.  This should get interesting. It therefore makes perfect sense for me to commit to NaNoWriMo and, along with tens of thousands of other poor sods around the world, write a […]

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Where are the new liner notes?

Last month I took up a free trial of eMusic.  This is a service where you pay monthly for an allotted amount of music and audiobook downloads (they don’t carry over, btw).  The files are free of DRM and end up quite inexpensive.  I don’t know how good the deal is for the artists, but […]

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My new religion and favourite Wikepedia article

I have ceased being an atheist.  I have decided to worship P-Funk. Earlier in the week I took up a free trial of eMusic, having been directed there by Pitchforkmedia.com.  My first purchase was Funkadelic’s Maggot Brain. Bit of history: when I was in my teens I discovered George Clinton’s 70s bands, Parliament and Funkadelic […]

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New Postman Pat better than expected

The BBC recently unveiled an “updated” Postman Pat.  Some cried ‘Heresy!’, but having seen it I must admit to rather enjoying it.  Especially now his van talks back to him and he carries a gun.  See what you think: New Postman PatUploaded by Kenny_Park

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Voting for the Tories

I’m watching the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham and it got me thinking. The attendees love the Tory party, and not because they’re crazy. They’ve benefited from their Tory-led council, they’ve been let down (with the rest of the UK) by their Labour government, and they will vote Conservative at the next general election with […]

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The Raga Man calls me a ‘jerk.’

Wordsmith.org can find 6155 anagrams for Kenneth James Park. My favourite two are Khan Japes Trek Men: and Thane Spank Jerk Me, which you’ll forgive me if I don’t illustrate. The troubling thing is if you scan down the list, you’ll see that 2599 anagrams contain the word, ‘jerk.’  That’s 42%.  Well, at least I’m […]

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“I’m not a shill, I’m a human being!” or History of an Unread Blog

A reader on Boing Boing going by the name of loraksus accused me of being an EA shill for the post on Spore’s DRM.  While I admire the diligence in rooting out potential shills, I can’t let the accusation pass. Part of the ‘evidence’ was how recently the first post on this blog was made.  […]

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Site Unseen

Lost my homepage.  It used to be a pointless cluttering of the web, but it used to work.  Alas, now it’s a handy way to bring up a 404 error. Here’s me apologising in person: Daily Talk 49: Out of Site Thing is, trying to fix it resulted in my completely losing this blog for […]

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Organise

Lately, I find I am skint.  Because of this, and because I have little else to do with my slavers of free time, I have given some thought to how to get unskint.  Here’s an idea that applies to me and may apply to you: An Amazon wish list. Wait!  Wait!  Click not away just […]