The Fun of Freelancing

Posted on December 16, 2011

I seriously enjoy freelancing. It's probably the best thing I have ever decided to do, and it nets me some extra cash for those long weekends and those Christmas presents that people like. And in the is economy it's not exactly the worlds worst choice to have some extra income on the books. Plus it helps to keep me occupied on weekends.I often wonder why more people don't do it, especially when they have a passion for the things that they ...

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Self Help Handbooks and Human Idiocy

Posted on November 27, 2011

So once again I sit down to my keyboard after a fairly long day of work, to produce another one of these articles that seem to amuse people so greatly. And I must admit the thought of people enjoying reading these makes it very tempting for me to become a columnist somewhere. Though probably for some bizarre magazine with a very select clientele.But that's beside the point, because today's issue  is: Self Help Handbooks and Human Idiocy....

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The Allure of the Bean

Posted on November 24, 2011

I don't know why, but I find it very hard to walk past a coffee shop (especially a non chain shop like Starbucks) without nosing my head in. I'm a huge fan of my little coffee dens, and I take great pleasure in rooting out these hidden gems in towns. Knowing where I can get a damn good cup of coffee is a must for me.I do feel sad though at how few of these places you can find, and how in so many of them, a good cup of coffee is merely the ...

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The Zen of Simple

Posted on November 23, 2011

I really do love how as technology becomes more and more advanced and more capable of doing incredible things, the way we interact with them becomes so much simpler. Easier to use. It's really an appealing concept.Incredible power and fantastic abilities hidden behind a simple interface that even the least tech savvy grandmother could use in her sleep. It reminds me in part of those old Martial Arts films, with the incredible old, weathered ...

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Competitive Gaming or Why I love beating people.

Posted on November 22, 2011

I'm always amazed by the sheer amount of apathy that I have towards my games library. A odd statement I know, because whilst I enjoy gaming, I find myself getting far too bored of my story based games.Once I've completed them, I tend to shelve them for so long and only very rarely return to those (with a few notable exceptions (cue Deus Ex love here)).But Competitive games I return to again and again. League of Legends and Heroes of ...

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Addictive Writing

Posted on January 3, 2011

I have recently discovered that I am one of those people that is unable to write worth a damn unless I have some sort of addictive substance in me. This irks me, knowing that while I can express my cynical attitudes in daily life under normal circumstances, I cannot express the same ideas in written form, with the same feeling unless I am taking something.A lot of writers do it, Stephen Fry had his cigarettes and his Pipe, Many musical ...

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But WHAT does it SMELL like?!

Posted on December 30, 2010

Ah, my holiday seasonal catchphrase. It always gets an upsurge at this time of the year though, as panicked last minute male buyers are trying to find something for their female relatives or other halves. It has everything to do with perfume ads, and nothing to do with the perfume itself.Obviously at this time of year, one expects an increase in advertisements for gifts, an upsurge linked to the giving of gifts, and normally as I don't ...

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The Predictability of Old Films

Posted on December 30, 2010

Whilst I've been staying with my Mother this Christmas, I have come to a startling realization. I loathe old cinematography. Sure I can say that without it we wouldn't have the films of our day and things would be vastly different, but this doesn't change my overall impression of it, which in a word is crap.But I only find it to be terrible for one reason; it's far too predictable. I honestly sat down with my dear Mother and was able to ...

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The Life of a Cynic

Posted on December 30, 2010

It has often been marked to me that I am a very cynical person, which is often bizarre in people of my age. Generally it is regarded that the 20's are a time for people to be bright and optimistic, ready to face the challenges of life. And them you discover the occasional cynic in the masses, those who look at life and prefer to see the reality behind situations.I've often associated such cynicism in myself with a strong desire for ...

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