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Breaking Technology

Breaking Technology

Here’s a surprise – I am not about to tell you all about the times I’ve broken my laptop, or the way that my camera considers me the devil incarnate and therefore refuses to work on moral grounds, or the fact that the data counter on my phone stopped counting for four days leading me to almost go over my limit, even though all of these are topics on which I am quite the authority. I am going to talk,…

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How The Internet Made Nerds Cool

How The Internet Made Nerds Cool

There was a time when being the sort of person who wore glasses, had braces, liked books and/or did well in school made you a target for bullying. I think, among younger people, this is still the case. I know that at primary school I was constantly being called a ‘bodrick’ (however that’s really spelt) because I was clever. But for the older ones, who spend their time on internet and watching YouTube videos, it’s ceased to be an insult….

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Something Sunday: Not a good day.

Something Sunday: Not a good day.

Sometimes I like Sundays. Sometimes, you have a day that is so terrible that by the end of it, you just want to give up. You can’t face talking to people. You don’t want to go back to work, or school, or college, in a couple of days time. You just want to crawl into bed and stay there with a mug of hot chocolate and a book. That’s what today was like. I have to admit that it didn’t…

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Feather Pen Friday: I called it Rory Williams for a reason.

Feather Pen Friday: I called it Rory Williams for a reason.

In Series 6 of the long-running BBC programme, Doctor Who, there’s this character, Rory Williams. Now the thing that’s unusual about Rory, apart from his liking for dressing up as a Roman and the fact that yeah, actually, he’s older than the Doctor … well, the thing is, he dies a lot. As does my computer. I have this habit of naming inanimate objects. Take my musical instruments: Kian, Gabriel and Linda, not to mention Mathew hanging around in the…

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Moany Monday: A Day Late: Even Vista Agrees…

Moany Monday: A Day Late: Even Vista Agrees…

This post is also a day late. But you know, I have a good reason for that. What’s more, it links to the subject of the post, so I can tell you about it, and that is the post in itself. When I was thinking about what to write in this, I couldn’t think of anything at first. Perhaps I should just say I don’t have anything to moan about, I thought. Until yesterday. Then I realised that I did….

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Technology And I

Technology And I

Technology hates me. No, I’m being serious. I don’t mean that occasionally I can’t program things to solve simultaneous equations – the last time I did that it took me four hours, then the computer crashed and I had to do my maths homework by hand. Oh no. Technology is a sadist, and I am its unsuspecting victim… Those of you that have been around my blog for a while will know that I’m experimenting with YouTube videos. If you…

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“Jonty” interviews “delorfinde” – Protagonize Author Interviews

“Jonty” interviews “delorfinde” – Protagonize Author Interviews

As posted on Protagonize on Saturday 27th November. (click link to read original) Hi. I’m Jonty Stern and I’ll be interviewing delorfinde, whom I believed to be the most prolific writer here on Protagonize until she humbly corrected me. (She’s still the second most, though!) You can check out delorfinde’s profile here: http://www.protagonize.com/author/delorfinde This interview was conducted in November 2010. 1) I think I’m right in saying you’ve written more than anybody else during the time you’ve been on this…

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