Tag: LAN party

I should preface this blog post by saying that the main reason for this blog post is to try out my new mechanical keyboard. Most keyboards (your Logitech keyboard, your laptop keyboard) have membrane switches — where a bit of rubber is popped down by each key press. A mechanical keyboard has real switches under each key, resulting in a very different tactile response — and a much louder, clacky sound. I thought about shooting a video, where you could…

These photos will likely find their way to Flickr eventually, but I need to get them all up here now, or I’ll forget about them. It’s crazy how many photos I have taken that never quite make it to the public domain. Either I get side-tracked, or I don’t like the photo at the time — or sometimes I just have too many go through and I don’t want to swamp my various sites with page after page of photo…

[Lots of pretty photos if you scroll down. If you fancy some ranting on photography, read on...!] As I write this it’s 4am… so, again, excuse any mistakes I might make. I feel fairly coherent, but it’s just the silence before the storm. The sleep deprivation will catch up with me in a moment and I’ll start jibber-jabbering about useless bollocks. Oh, I might start writing chiefly in British-English too, but that won’t be a problem, a’ight? It actually takes…

… for this interruption in service. [I am publishing this without proof reading. A first for me. Go easy on any mistakes I may have made.] I made a promise at the start of the year that I would stick to a schedule. It was my New Year’s resolution! And I lasted until the middle of November! For today, I have finally failed. But in my defence, I haven’t slept. Not in 4 days. Last night we were in this…

No, not some weak homoerotic phrasing there. I literally mean… we’re meant to be camping, outside, at the mercy of the elements — but… we now lack a tent. Because we’re in the middle of ‘the worst storm this year’. We had a tent 24 hours ago. Then, about 12 hours ago, when I went to check on it, ¬†there was no tent. There was evidence of where a tent might have once been — some pegs, some shattered rods…

I did mention something about highlighting old-and-neat blog posts, right? And then I stopped doing it. I blame video games. Delicious, winter-release video games. If you’ve ever played a roleplaying game of any kind — Dungeons and Dragons, Vampire: The Masquerade, Baldur’s Gate on the PC… you need to now play Dragon Age: Origins. Don’t ask questions on this one — it’s good. It’s probably the best (and last) single-player RPG of its kind, and it’s been a long time…