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Paul Morriss
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My reactions as I read fan fiction
This isn't half bad This is actually pretty good This is actually very good They know much more about this than I do This is too short Why isn't there much longer stuff? How would I know if it's any good though before I commit to reading it?

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My desert island disks
Someone asked on Facebook what our 8 desert island disks would be. I said these, in no particular order: 1. ELO - Wild West Hero 2. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells side 1 3. elbow - Mirrorball 4. Travis - Sing 5. David Bowie - Heroes 6. Kate Bush - Cloudbusti...

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Quotes from Bedsit Disco Queen
I've recently finished the autobiographical Bedsit Disco Queen by Tracey Thorn, the female singer from Everything But The Girl. I find it hard to review an autobiography without reviewing someone's life. I'd recommend it as a good telling though of someone ...

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My best books of 2016
Other people give regular reviews of what they are reading, or pick their best books of the year, which I enjoy reading, so I am doing the same in the hope that you will too. Hild, by Nicola Griffith I thought this was a book from last year, but I'm glad to...

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It's a good time to like SF, TV and cinema
In his (mostly) spoiler free review of Rogue One (I just typed Rouge One - that's a very different film!) John Scalzi says: In fact, for two films running the folks at Disney have produced two really top-notch Star Wars films, a feat that has not been manag...

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How to write an article
If you search "How to write an article" on Google there are 293,000,000 results. dictionary.com defines an article as "a written composition in prose, usually nonfiction, on a specific topic, forming an independent part of a book or other publication, as a ...

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I made an iPlayer radio thing
The BBC iPlayer radio app is going to stop working in January on iOS7. I understand the overhead in supporting multiple platforms, so I'm not going to complain about that. The iPlayer will still be available on the web though. I general listen to iPlayer ra...

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My decade on Twitter
Inspired by Jeremy Keith's post A decade on Twitter , I'm doing my own. My first tweet was in July 2006, with a 4 digit id, but so much less interesting than Keith's: Test — Paul Morriss (@paulmorriss) July 14, 2006 Since then I've gained a large proportion...

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Like a metaphor
I remember learning about metaphors and simile in English at school. It didn't take long to learn the difference (similes use the words "like" or "as" in them), yet it felt like we kept on having tests where we would have to work out which one a particular ...

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Internaut day - 25 years ago I got onto the web
25 years ago I heard about this program from a USENET newsgroup called Mosaic. I downloaded and installed it. As they say: Mind. Blown. All the pages had a grey background. The images would download one by one, and you could see each line of pixels loading....
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