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Andy Mason
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It turns out my longtime GM +Nanouk Harper​​ kept a bunch of my old character sheets! Largely for the drawings on the back, apparently.

Dude on the left is from Werewolf: The Forsaken, I remember him as a real wannabe hard man chav kid who was, at core, very much a beta wolf. So he had a katana - one from a home design store that he'd sharpened and would probably break the first time he hit anything with it - and talked a lot of talk but was desperate for the approval of whoever was actually in charge. Yeah, he had daddy issues. I think he had a tragic backstory where he had, on first change, unintentionally slaughtered his actual absentee father, immediately after a touching reunion. I forget the details. Possibly his father was the werewolf who bit him. Possibly I am thinking of Being Human.

Dude on the right I have no idea about but apparently I went through a phase of hoodies and tiny beard. Possibly he's the same guy, a year on? I do recall a bit of time skip in the game. I don't think I would have changed the shape of his face so much, though.
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We never said we were exclusive.
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Giving up on the Google Now launcher, again.

I enjoyed the "OK Google" integration and the extra home screen real estate the built-in search bar gave me. But after a while I noticed it was taking longer and longer to load the home screen when exiting apps - I'd get my wallpaper with the app drawer icon at the bottom and icons would slowly pop into existence. Not very satisfying so, ultimately, it had to go.

Google Now is only a home button up-swipe away, anyway.
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Because I did not own an XBox, it was about 2006 before I realised the lead character in Halo was not called "Master Chef". I thought it was an Under Siege deal, where the head cook on a crashed military spaceship had to take arms in response to an alien incursion.

I had no problem with this scenario.
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I used to wash dishes in a kitchen, and literally all the chefs from Sous Chef up could kill you with their thumbs
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Successfully made myself laugh with my own "for (i in team) {" code from a few weeks ago. Oh, past me, you wag. #javascript
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Apparently the X-Files relaunch is going to be set 22 years in the future! I mean, you know, relative to the first episode
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This is a post I've been sitting on since before Christmas. Shortly before Christmas, in fact, as I browsed the various gift sections that pop up in our department stores in the run-up to the festive period. I'm terrible at shopping for gifts. My eye is ine...
This is a post I've been sitting on since before Christmas. Shortly before Christmas, in fact, as I browsed the various gift sections that pop up in our department stores in the run-up to the festive period. I'm terrible at s...
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The great thing about using a different email address for each company I have contact with is that I absolutely know when somebody has been sharing them with spammers. In related news, don't give +Absolute Radio​ your email address.
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I really don't! I used to listen to the Dave Gorman show via podcast, and sent them a couple of entries for his "Pun Street" feature via the Absolute web contact form. This was like five years ago.
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Only 279 days until Back To The Future becomes a Future Past movie.
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Weird Things I Say #5
"Yeah, boys!" This is not so much weird as momentarily odd, and as a pop culture reference it falls short of being recognizable or even particularly unique by a long way. It is a weird thing I say, however, and it has its origins in a particular passage fro...
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When is an April Fool not an April Fool? When it is a genuine, functional feature that someone has developed, implemented and rolled out. Just because it's only around for one day does not make it a practical joke. #ChromeSelfie
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"No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away..." - Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man
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Missed-The-Boat Video Game Reviews: Murdered: Soul Suspect
I have just played through Murdered: Soul Suspect (it was dirt cheap on Steam). I enjoyed it, though at the same time find little to disagree with in the Zero Punctuation review : The "combat" was shoehorned in, the "detective" work tended to be either over...
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I don't know, I think total safety would rapidly puncture the eerie mood. The Asylum level in Thief (3? 2?) is often cited as terrifying but once I realised there was nothing there that could harm me I got very blasé about it.
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  • Livelink New Media
    Web developer, 2006 - present
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Web developer, writer, artist, model, movie star, reserve Blue Lantern and all-around good egg.
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    Computer Science, 1996 - 2000
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