Too Many Ideas - Archive for 2009

1999 plus 10

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

I had a slightly odd experience shopping on New Years Eve 1999.  I was visiting some friends for a new years party and needed supplies so I nipped round to the local superstore, at the time it was a Co-Op.  It was pretty late in the day and the first thing I remember was that […]

Dirk Dangerous and the Giant Balls of Doom now in (Virtual) Print

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Astonishing Adventures Magazine #8 is out now.  Find out how to get it at DirkDangerous.com.

Happy Christmas

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Have a happy Christmas!

Snowfall

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

First I knew of the latest snow in Liverpool was the announcement on the news that Liverpool Airport was closed. A quick shot of the snow on the tree in my back garden taken from a window so I didn’t have to go out in it.  Taken without flash, camera clamped to the window frame […]

Go Penguin Hunting

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

While doing a few bits odd an ends of Christmas shopping in Liverpool I did a bit of Go Penguin hunting. They’re sneaky and elusive creatures that like hiding in crowds of children. Here are the ones I managed to get shots of.

Australian Rich Fruit Cake

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

This moist, rich, fruit cake recipe was given to me by a friend from Australia.  Serves 12. Ingredients 175g Pitted Dates 115g  Ready to Eat dried prunes 200ml Unsweetened Orange Juice 2tbsp Molasses or Black Treacle 2tsp Candied Peel 225g Self Raising Flour (White or Wholemeal) 1tsp Mixed Spice 115g Seedless Raisins 115g Golden Sultanas […]

Edible Gobos: quite possibly as Tasty as Edible Underwear

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Allegedly.  I’ll come to that in a minute. Most spam is annoying but once in a while the bots assemble two random concepts that make a slightly surreal or scary combination.  Once in a while those are so out there and look so like real messages that they make it past the spam filters.  Here’s […]

The Ghost of Moderation Present

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

I’ve just cleaned up some random text spam messages that hit here earlier today.  Nothing offensive or innapropriate but a waste of my time.  To make my life easier (and stop anything bad getting through) I’ve tightened the moderation of comments on this blog up.  If that puts the spammers off I’ll loosen the moderation […]

Dirk Dangerous Lives!

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Four years in the making I’ve just put DirkDangerous.com live including an exclusive short story One of THOSE days.

SLA Industry Pages are Back

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

In the dim and distant past (well circa 1996), when I had my first web site on mudhole, I had some pages about SLA Industries a British, dystopian, science fiction, table top role-playing game.  Last night I revived some of those pages from back-ups.  So for the first time in quite awhile (well probably 8 […]

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