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Ruining One Of My Favourite Films

As you may know, I’m a big fan of Hayao Miyazaki‘s awesome animated film, Tonari no Totoro. It’s truly one of my favourite films. Today I heard a new interpretation of the plot of the film. If you love the frivolity, the joy, the upbeat… Continue reading

Your Experience May Differ

To: Daniel Hill <dlh9@….> From: Dan Q <dan@….> Subject: Aberystwyth University Is Awesome! Warning: Your Experience May Differ. Dear Daniel, There’s an age-old tradition amongst Aberystwyth graduates, and in particular amongst Computer Science graduates. But to truly understand it, you first need to understand a… Continue reading

Feed Proxy Bug Fixes

BREAKING NEWS: On 1st October 2009, LiveJournal blocked the Feed Proxy bot. I don’t know when they’ll unblock it and it’ll come back up: see the latest here. I’ve fixed a handful of bugs in the popular Feed Proxy tool (which, as you probably know,… Continue reading

A Day On Campus

I’m going to be up on the University campus all day tomorrow (Monday 28th September), helping out at the Samaritans stand at the Freshers’ Fair. If you’re on or near Penglais, come by and say hi, or drop me a text and we can hook… Continue reading

Too Busy To Blog

So I shan’t tell you about all the fun and exciting (read: horrible and exhausting) things I’ve been up to lately. Instead, to keep you amused, here’s an animated GIF that amused me. That is all.

LiveJournal-To-Google Reader Back Up

BREAKING NEWS: On 1st October 2009, LiveJournal blocked the Feed Proxy bot. I don’t know when they’ll unblock it and it’ll come back up: see the latest here. The LiveJournal-To-Google Reader service is back up again, rebranded as Feed Proxy. It’s pretty much bare-bones right… Continue reading

LiveJournal-to-Google Reader Down

Apologies to anybody using my LiveJournal-to-Google Reader service: it’s suffering some temporary downtime. I’ll have it up again within the next couple of days, and I’ll announce it on this blog (feel free to subscribe if you want to be notified). Sorry! UPDATE: It’s back… Continue reading

Open-Source Shaving

Recently I saw a Basic Instructions comic in which the author/protagonist, Scott, weighs up his shaving options. You can read the full comic here, assuming you don’t read Basic Instructions already (and you should). As the folks leaving comments on that comic quite rightly note,… Continue reading

Waiting For The Bus

If there still exists anybody on Earth to whom I haven’t shown the Cyanide & Happiness short film, Waiting For The Bus, you should go and watch it now, because it’s the funniest thing that has ever existed. In other news, did you see that… Continue reading

Keeping Me Up

Had another strange dream a few nights ago (my blog posts are being published with a bit of a delay on them, at the moment, for reasons I might discuss in another blog post!) that I thought I’d share, before waking up early and being… Continue reading