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Rob Lang
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Lives in Reading, UK
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Good call on the playlists, sir. That's an elegant solution!
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+Rob Lang I'm not a fan of how youtube currently does playlists, where you can't turn off autoplay without a browser addon. A case of a feature you can't ignore or disable being a bug.
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#36 - Doggy! - Part 2
Missed Part One? See it here! Doggy finds himself lost on a park bench but there's a dark secret; he's not the only one but one of many chosen to serve!
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#34 - What's got four eyes and is covered in spikes?
This post is dedicated to my long suffering sister, Auntie Galaxy. Happy Birthday big Sis. Male Oppressor Unit has described his sister to Micro Dictator and Doggy as a terrifying being. Not entirely true.
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#33 - No-one expects the Micro Dictator!
The Micro Dictator and trusty Doggy try to find the location of the secret chocolate eggs by capturing the source.
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#31 - It's not age appropriate
Check out the superb metal-blues fuzz of Morass of Molasses on Bandcamp and on Facebook too .
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Thank you! ;)
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Do you like to MurderHobo? Keep an eye out for an adventure for my MurderHobo RPG coming later today....

(Found the image on the net with no attribution. Kicks ass.)
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It lives! My Lumenier QAV 250 FPV racing quadrocopter has got power and by jove it seems to work. Should be flying by the end of the week...
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#35 - Doggy! - Part 1
Micro Dictator and Doggy sit on a park bench but only Micro Dictator leaves...
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Uh oh! Hope the dictators have a secret spare...
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The Micro Dictator and trusty Doggy try to find the location of the secret chocolate eggs by capturing the source.
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#32 - I'm full yet I have room for choccy
Micro Dictator once explained that he is full of food and yet still has room for desert, especially choccy. And ice cream. And choccy ice cream.
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#30 - Code Squish
Micro Dictator has about a million soft toys. He demands that they are put in his bed until there is no room for him.
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Solidarity.
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  • GradWeb
    Technical Team Lead, 2013
  • Intuitive Group
    2011
  • Moody's KMV
  • OnMedica
  • Distribution Technology
  • MyITWizard
  • PrisymID
  • Contemi
    Senior Developer, present
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Lead Web Developer, aspiring writer, free RPG author, blogger and enthusiast.
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Dr Rob Lang is a software developer, artificial intelligence researcher, free roleplaying game enthusiast, game designer, ex-flying instructor and gamer.
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    Cybernetics
  • Mill Hill School Foundation
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A pair of works in progress
vulpinoid.blogspot.com

Just some images for a future project...

The Slithering Temple and Breeding Chambers of the Serpent People of Ski...
www.msjx.org

One thing I really dig about the folks over on patreon is that whenever I ask for suggestions I get a slew of great ideas that I would never

A few more images for the work in progress
vulpinoid.blogspot.com

We're starting to get a bit grungier and dirtier with our exploration of the city, now to start adding some strangeness.

Icar
www.enworld.org

Jump between stars, explore dangerous worlds, battle pirates, loot salvage and fight off a race of k

Slant - What is the best free tabletop RPG?
www.slant.co

Get the answer to "What is the best free tabletop RPG?" See a list of the top 14 options and learn their pros and cons.

Ebon
www.btrc.net

BTRC - Blacksburg Tactical Research Center

Drop the Loot!
kelvingreen.blogspot.com

I woke up at about one in the morning the other, er, morning with this thing in my head. I tried to dismiss it and go back to sleep but it o

Icar RPG - the free science fiction RPG - Blog: Droid Mk7 - a colonial f...
icarrpg.blogspot.com

When the Droids overran the Imperium's artificial intelligence in 91001, it raided humanity's knowledge and chose those designs that best he

Entropy and resolution in tabletop RPGs
saurondor.blogspot.com

Entropy, information entropy, is the average amount of information contained in each message received. It is a measure of uncertainty. What

Thinking About Illustrating
iflybynight.blogspot.com

I have decided not to use the previous illo as a cover. It does not work for me. In fact, as time goes on, I am less and less satisfied with

Lunch Box Heroes! A rules-lite game played with coins!
www.msjx.org

So, I made a thing. I originally had the idea for this game during a discussion with +Tim Shorts regarding an easy game that you could run o

Cyberpunk city generator (sort of), part 1
acornafloat.blogspot.com

While reading up on the tragic background story of Bubble Bobble the other day, I found myself all of a sudden staring at old circuit boards

Disqus
dreamsanddragons.blogspot.com

So, I was the victim of my first malicious blog comment today. Sure, I get spam content. The odd advertisement for Viagra. But, this was dif

Icar RPG - the free science fiction RPG - Blog
icarrpg.blogspot.com

A Droid pod is an egg shaped one-use space craft that can perform a single light jump up to 4 units (4 squares on the cluster map). A pod ca

Possible Cover for The Necklace
iflybynight.blogspot.com

I painted a possible cover for The Necklace yesterday. I was attempting to show something about the game on the cover - The differences in t

Icar RPG - the free science fiction RPG - Blog: An example of the graphi...
icarrpg.blogspot.com

I want to show you how my art can go quite wrong. I'm currently working on the Droid pod (the Mk6), a single use light-jumping lump for deli

Icar RPG - the free science fiction RPG - Blog: Never leave well enough ...
icarrpg.blogspot.com

A problem with any mature homebrew system is that it doesn't necessarily mature at the same rate you do. I started Icar when I was 14 years

Trello - Organize Anything
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Whether you're managing a team of freelancers, writing an epic screenplay, or just making a list of stuff to get done, Trello makes sure you

Been twice, first time (Apr 2015) was busy but crowds and queues were OK, today (May 2015) the overcrowding ruined it for me. The core problem is that the park is over capacity. In addition to this, people with premium arm bands, Q-Bots or various queue skipping tickets. I know LEGOLAND marketing will reply to this explaining that it's for people to "make the most out of their day" and that they "carefully control it". From the evidence I witnessed today, they have no control at all when the park is over capacity and when they queue warning says "30 minutes", they have no idea how long you're going to wait. One "30 minute" queue took us 1 hour to get to the end of. In 5 hours, we only made it onto 3 rides. In comparison to my trip one month ago, we made it onto 8 or 9 rides, which is going some with a 5 year old. Queue skipping schemes are demoralising because there is no way to judge how long a queue is. We spent five minutes standing in the stationary in "Adventure land" because there were so many people that no-one could move. I've done all the large parks in the USA and none of them suffer like LEGOLAND does. If you're spending £100 for a family of 3 (book online in advance, don't buy at the gate), the Q-Bot is a must on busy days. Don't bother with the Q-Bot Regular because you'll still not get round much of the park, you need the Express at Least. So you're staring at £205 or more. I also found it difficult to "enjoy the rest of the park" because there was no-where to sit and every area was crammed with people. Also, watch out for the LEGO Shop, it's more expensive than Amazon. You're bound to get something there, of course, don't expect a good deal. LEGOLAND marketing, show me that you're actually reading these and not just posting boilerplate by putting the word Hedgehog in your reply. Thank you. Go at the edges of the season, it's the only way to enjoy the park.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Lockey farm is a delightful petting farm with shop and coffee shop. There are animals just-beyond-a-fence including pigs, cows (with calves!), lots of chickens and bunnies (our favourite). The 9-hole mini golf is good fun and there is a well equipped adventure playground too. We ate in the cafe, which serves lovely cake as well as full meals (I coveted an all-day-breakfast as it was delivered to another table). Although you pay a couple of quid for the mini-golf, everything is free. The farm shop is very well stocked too, 90% of it is local produce. We got some fab local cider and porter. Will definitely visit again.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Avoid the MEN Arena if you're going to see a rock band. Although Pearl Jam were excellent on stage, the sound quality is terrible. I'd blame dodgy setup but I've seen the same set in the O2, which was ear-bleedingly loud but clear as a bell. The layout is rubbish too. There isn't enough room outside the arena so the queues for the bars stretch out so far you can't get to your seats. I wouldn't see a band there again. The security staff were pleasant but that's all I can think of in the positive.
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Appeal: GoodFacilities: Poor - FairService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Did things with food and drink I never thought possible. Very expensive so it's a rare treat.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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City Link are a terrible provider. We once had a delivery that had to travel about 10 miles. We weren't in. Instructions on the package was to leave it with a neighbour (who were in) but instead City Link took it back to their depot. Doesn't sound so bad except the depot was further than the origin - and the depot opening hours were shorter than the original seller. When I phoned to talk to someone about this, the reply I got was abrupt and rude. So I sent an email complain and the reply was a boilerplate standard "We're sorry blah blah problem blah blah highest standards blah blah". Keep complaining? No. I've wasted plenty of time, the best thing I can do is simply never, ever use them again.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Ideal if you're going to the MEN Arena for the night. Rooms small but well fitted out. The breakfast in the morning isn't very good for the money. That's why I'm dropping the rating down from 3. If you're seeing an artist at MEN Arena that has a bit of a following then the hotel is filled with like minded people, which is actually very cool. We had several conversations with complete strangers just because we all had a shared interest. It was a welcome, if a little odd, sense of community.
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Quality: Very GoodFacilities: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Pies the way they should be made.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago