• Xanadu, the musical

    Posted March 28 by Jack Yan

    This never fails to give me a smile. Xanadu was a 1980 mega-turkey starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, with that guy from The Warriors whose career it killed (it was Michael Beck—sorry, it took ages for me to remember). But it had a fantastic soundtrack, and it made for a hilarious mus...

  • Keep Calm and Carry On

    Posted March 26 by Bunny FKA Geology Byotch

    I believe I see the United Kingdom with a bird's eye view. A non biased view that has both the benefits of my being an outsider looking in as well as someone who has lived here full time since January 2009. Also I have lived in other countries than the one where I was born, and can compare this coun...

  • one about hair AGAIN

    Posted March 25 by Bunny FKA Geology Byotch

    I am really struggling with this mid short length hair (after cutting off the dreads). I did want to keep some length so I could grow it to a short bob, but fuck that. I want now to just go for it and have a nice choppy edgy short cut I can keep for years.  This is for a couple of reasons: I ...

  • Rendered

    Posted March 24 by Jack Yan

    I’m really impressed by the three-dimensional rendering of a Renault Mégane coupé, not unlike my own, by Horváth Gábor. At first I thought the buildings were rendered but the car was somehow real. It turns out Horváth (who owns an older Mégane I) ren...

  • London

    Posted March 24 by Jack Yan

    Sorry about the potty mouth, but that’s how we feel right now in this household.   On my Twitter, I’m not even going to name this asshole. I am, however, going to name his victims and share their stories. They deserve to be remembered.

  • QotD: Jack the Observer Effect

    Posted March 23 by Potholder

    I was single for years.  Decades, actually. I was able to design my life very specifically.  I knew myself.  I knew it takes a while to shape a particular portion of my life to an acceptable mode.   I must first decide to do something. (I will eat clean.)  Then, I will ac...

  • let's get this horrible man off twitter

    Posted March 22 by Bunny FKA Geology Byotch

    https://twitter.com/cciedotnyc I have reported him, I ask you all to do the same

  • Book Review: Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell

    Posted March 21 by Jonathan

    Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell My rating: 5 of 5 stars Sarah Vowel tells the story of the "swashbuckling teenage French aristocrat, the Marquis de Lafayette", winding in many of the events of the American Revolution and its actors. The book covers an amazing amount of histor...

  • How forgetful technology companies are

    Posted March 21 by Jack Yan

    I’d be pretty concerned about a company that asks you to register and, when you log on a few years later, your details no longer work.   It’s why I don’t sign up to the Telegraph website. I already did it, in the 1990s.    The fact they lost my details suggests ...

  • Why I’ve doubted Facebook’s user-number claims for years

    Posted March 21 by Jack Yan

    Back in October 2016, when I screen-shot this, I was seeing this more and more often on Facebook groups: that every single member wanting to join was a bot. But it didn’t happen every session. Sadly, now it does. Which casts a huge doubt on whether Facebook’s user numbers are true. I&rsq...

  • So this is what happened to the Milk Tray Man

    Posted March 21 by Jack Yan

    OK, it’s not Cadbury Milk Tray, but the Ford Mondeo. Still, the whole execution of this TVC screams Milk Tray Man to me. The efforts he goes to in his Ford to save her. ‘And all because the lady loves Milk Tray.’     In fact, I prefer the Ford one to the high-concep...

  • Book Review: El Paso by Winston Groom

    Posted March 20 by Jonathan

    El Paso by Winston Groom My rating: 3 of 5 stars El Paso is the newest book by the author of Forrest Gump, Winston Groom, and it tells the story of The Colonel and his adopted son chasing after Pancho Villa in the mountains of northern Mexico during the early 1900s when Mexico was in the throes of a...

  • why I cut off all my hair

    Posted March 19 by Bunny FKA Geology Byotch

     I have had short hair in the past, but not for eons. I associate it on myself as unattractive, and this is for a silly reason, but one stuck in me like my kneecaps: my mum often cut all my hair off when I was a child and said I had crap hair, and allowed my sisters to have long hair. She also ...

  • Windows 10 is a lemon and nearly impossible to upgrade

    Posted March 11 by Jack Yan

    My desktop computer finally updated to Windows 10 Anniversary today. I believe it took 11 attempts—I guess that’s why they call it Windows 10. You need at least 10 attempts to do anything. Many of these attempts were different: they could get stuck on different percentages, one update ap...

  • Boys [Online Dating Report #2] - Coping with Politics - Berlin Again. Repeat

    Posted March 9 by paikea

    1. The thing with dating, is that sometimes, it is actually addicting. I narrowed down my pool to three. And started cultivating things. One by one, I narrowed them down. The first one who I had to strike out was the academic - closest to my age - separated, two little kids, one adult kid. really ni...

  • Don’t dodge Neon

    Posted March 9 by Jack Yan

    On the sad news that Cyberfox will soon call it a day, with the browser unsupported beyond 2018, I began searching for alternatives. Depending on how much memory it sucks up, I might go to Pale Moon. Waterfox, which I used on and off before Cyberfox, wound up being a real memory hog. However, I gave...

  • Losing Ground

    Posted March 9 by Liv

    Every Day I assign myself One Thing that I must get done that day. Today it's not an urgent thing, it's just I was getting close to having it done (but had left it until late in the day) and then my best-paying work client came online and asked me for help with something ... and just as I got starte...