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posted by [personal profile] damerell at 08:09pm on 24/11/2016
It's my birthday on Sunday and I'll be in London. I'm going to see _Pretentious Moi?_ [1] at Nambucca in London on Saturday and in the Pembury Tavern in Hackney from about 3pm on Sunday.

[1] Some of their stuff is on Youtube, Soundclod, etc. They're "modern trad", if one can use such an expression.
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posted by [personal profile] damerell at 02:28pm on 22/11/2016
I realise about three of you care about Crawl victory posts, so I'm going to set up a custom fiends group to filter these. Let me know if you'd like to be on it.

Demigod fighter )
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posted by [personal profile] damerell at 08:45pm on 30/09/2016
Hooray, won again! 2 from 39 games. Whoops, knew I'd forgotten something )
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posted by [personal profile] damerell at 04:52pm on 27/08/2016
I've been playing Crawl recently, which is a roguelike - like NetHack but worse.
And I won... )
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posted by [personal profile] damerell at 04:21pm on 03/12/2015
I thought I'd found a bug in The Martian but [personal profile] davidgillon pointed out I hadn't. This is preserved for curiosity's sake.

Spoilers for the book, and probably for the movie )
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posted by [personal profile] damerell at 05:36pm on 12/11/2015
I will be 0x28 years old on the 27th November. Queen Edith (Cambridge pub) from about 19:30, anyone? Be there or be elsewhere.
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posted by [personal profile] damerell at 06:42pm on 28/09/2015
We have a coffee machine at work which produces cheap and nasty coffee, which at least isn't expensive and nasty, but compares badly with the cafe which does cheap and nice coffee but closes at 4 pm.

The machine has a light sensor to see if you've put a mug in it, but I can't actually put my mug in in a position that trips the sensor. There's an obvious failure mode in that I forget to put my hand over the sensor and a paper cup drops down.

A less obvious mode is that I put my hand over the sensor but don't put my mug in. :-(
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posted by [personal profile] damerell at 07:52pm on 18/06/2015
Dear spiders,

I fear I must refer you to the stipulations of our de facto treaty. I, the human party, have refrained from killing you or purposefully disturbing your webs, even if you are creepy and have too many legs. However, given the recent intrusion by fat black houseflies, I should like to enquire as to why you are not carrying out your obligations under the treaty by catching and eating them.

Yours,

David.
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posted by [personal profile] damerell at 01:25am on 29/05/2015
We just got back from _San Andreas_, which is perfectly satisfactory if you were expecting a cheesy disaster movie with lavish effects, which I was.

However:

This might be a spoiler for the romantic subplot if you have never in your entire life read TV Tropes )

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