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Thursday 27th of December 2012


 20:53:45  -  @adriarichards @foursquare I can see it now- "Adria has checked in at the sweet shop...suggest a dental visit soon" :)

Tuesday 25th of December 2012


 18:22:27  -  @fluffyemily but tell Moffat it's 'to whom'


 18:20:13  -  #drwho was so close to being brilliant Xmas tv-but it didn't feel like Dr who, alas

Monday 24th of December 2012


 00:46:05  -  @TheArchini Better lock up the whisky cabinet then ;)

Sunday 23rd of December 2012


 23:40:36  -  Having a quiet Sunday night in with @pusher hacking up something simply wondrous :) Unfortunately, no one else is online to test it with me!


 16:49:54  -  Just heard "The Oppressed" singing "Victims". Can't help but think of the White Stripes. #copycat #music


 13:22:25  -  My use of Twitter has changed, so I'm going to change my username. It's going to reflect my frantic over-busy nature. But no name chosen yet


 11:34:48  -  Couldn't find a pencil sharpener, so I used a craft knife. First. Time. Evar. #lostskills


 20:16 UTC  -  It turns out that Barack Obama has a linked-in profile. And I'm 2 steps away. Maybe I should connect and ask for a job...


 11:10 UTC  -  Is it arrogant to refer to oneself as an Uomo Universale?

Saturday 22nd of December 2012


 23:25:47  -  @TheJakeSimpson its portrayal of hackers was too realistically dull for tv, maybe ?


 23:18:06  -  @andytuk isn't there an iPhone emulator of the fairlight? (Pun intended)


 23:15:56  -  @campbellhowes or maybe:anyone that says Christmas is for children made the mistake of growing up.


 17:34:09  -  If it wasn't for the opening sample in http://t.co/vJssG3ak I'd have never known of the #Kraftwerk connection... and I thought I was a fan!


 17:13:13  -  @madebyluke Dull answer: so people following you know that you've arrived back safely. Usual answer: because I've got a phone that can


 17:07:47  -  @tnm @annabeep Also, use ON LOCATION GOTO 100,200,300... etc, (instead of GOTO LOCATION * 100) in case you accidentally type RENUM


 17:44 UTC  -  I'm kneeling on the dining room floor, surrounded by wrapping paper, un-wrapped presents, TV as background noise, and a beer beside me. Yep - Christmas starts here...

Friday 21st of December 2012


 09:20:51  -  The #apocalypse is here... But only as far as the trains are concerned. Rest of the planet seems fine #2012

Thursday 20th of December 2012


 13:13:27  -  Note to self:when you use #stackoverflow to get the syntax for an obtuse piece of #SQL, at least refer to the answer bit of the page...#dumb


 09:37:14  -  Getting wet outside (@ Nordic Bar) http://t.co/IEhaRMla


 08:47:42  -  @wilw your tweets are sounding like the bastard love child of Sheldon cooper and your bbt alter-ego. :)


 12:11 UTC  -  Note to self: when you use stackoverflow to get the syntax for an obtuse piece of SQL, at least refer to the answer part of the page...

Wednesday 19th of December 2012


 12:01:48  -  @Glinner p.p.s. according to the makers FAQ, they're not going to reprint it, nor do any more booster packs :( #sadpanda


 11:59:43  -  @Glinner Totally agree - it's so unusual to see a game work on its own merits, rather than trading off a name. I wish I'd designed it...


 11:56:52  -  I am not paying £65 for a new #apple #macbookpro charger. What's the best equivalent I can get?


 00:28:48  -  RT @chessmartinez: DLA fraud costs £65 mil a year. DLA 'reform' costs £710 mil. And Govt are paying Atos £100bn to help them save a £5 b ...

Tuesday 18th of December 2012


 21:15:26  -  Beer (@ The George) http://t.co/JZRiOslP

Monday 17th of December 2012


 12:56:30  -  At a #freecake machine- broken :( but some yobs had opened the machine so we got cake

Sunday 16th of December 2012


 16:21:08  -  Lots of red, white, and fortified wine. Plus two absinthes... Because they said they were closing ;) (@ Vinopolis) http://t.co/WGjSJV5Q


 12:09:45  -  I'm at Luton Railway Station (LUT) (Luton, Bedfordshire) http://t.co/MIpPoaP0

Saturday 15th of December 2012


 09:20:35  -  RT @swined: export EDITOR="/usr/bin/rm"

Friday 14th of December 2012


 18:38:37  -  @andytuk and it only took 29 years :)


 16:35 UTC  -  *say goodnight Kenneth Kendal

Thursday 13th of December 2012


 13:01:29  -  Now waiting for the gas man to look at the boiler. At least it's warm... oh... wait...


 13:01:01  -  @DigiverseMedia @RoyalMail No follow-up just _please_ make sure they do their job. @TMobileUK have lost one customer this week due to this


 12:07:49  -  @RoyalMail And face it - if I can hear a piece of paper fall to the floor from the other side of the house, I can hear a door knock ;)


 12:07:04  -  @RoyalMail I don't have a bell, I have a door knocker. Why do you ask? Are your staff not allowed to use them for health and safety reasons?


 11:44:48  -  It appears the phrase "did you get my txt" is code for "why haven't you replied to my txt' #saywhatyoumean #phones


 11:27:00  -  Will someone please tell the @RoyalMail staff to knock before dropping a 'you were out' card. #angry

Wednesday 12th of December 2012


 17:58:27  -  @daraobriain How did Twitter verify the @Pontifex account? Just call the Vatican? Or did they ask Bono to vouch for him?


 17:55:11  -  @dawnhallybone I wanted to, but have Xmas drinks elsewhere. Actually, I have them every night between now and Xmas. <burp>


 16:20:04  -  @developonline Mixed where "mixed" means a mix of hatred and derision... #UKtaxexemptgames


 16:18:25  -  @oachkatzl @Iossif @dvice Time for a bake-off :)


 11:19:39  -  Our favourite #scifi author has just released his #StarWars quiz book - epic! https://t.co/ZbeSbEII


 10:38:39  -  @FullersTony @mrjamieeast With friends in Oz, I can testify that this has already happened...


 10:07:51  -  @Kimbot1984 I plan on living another 88 years, though, so I'll see 01/01/01 :) #fame #imgonnaliveforever #imgoingtolearnhowtofly #high


 10:05:48  -  @TMobileUK say @TMobileUKhelp can help - all I want is my PAC, without the red tape your phone ops are putting in my way. Is that too much?

Tuesday 11th of December 2012


 13:44:10  -  @rawrDennis EEA=European Economic Area


 13:43:31  -  The #UKtaxexemptgames will see a sharp rise in work for Dick Van Dyke and cock-er-nay versions of Moiray Poppins


 13:40:51  -  @andrewcrawshaw Many of us did comment about #UKtaxexemptgames, but we were all too busy crunching to get noticed ;)


 13:32:21  -  @VodafoneUKdeals Thank you for your swift reply.


 13:31:27  -  @marthasadie That sounds right, AIUI. But what constitutes a character in this context? Might an avatar introducing Tetris levels qualify?


 13:23:26  -  @retroist What do you mean _when_ ? It still does!


 13:20:56  -  So @VodafoneUK says you (@VodafoneUKdeals ) have deals:can you manage lower than £13 rental with better free phone than HTC Desire C?


 12:38:41  -  @Liwella I think @TMobileUK are only being difficult to get another 3 weeks of line rental out of me.The xmas shutdown could make it 5 tho:(


 11:21:45  -  I'm actually enjoying Maksim Mrvica's version of Hungarian Rhapsody, than Lang Lang's - am I alone in this? https://t.co/csyzzRpw


 10:21:31  -  Oh-the @TMobileUK operator thinks that her being part-time and having a baby means I should thank her for doing job-tho she's doing it badly


 10:19:59  -  Again - @TMobileUK have made _yet another_ mistake with my account, and *I* have to wait for *them* before I get my PAC code. #boycott #fail

Monday 10th of December 2012


 14:47:37  -  @madebyluke Thanks - it's quietness is the only reason for wanting to go!


 13:52:59  -  What was the name of the pub where you held the NDS meetups @madebyluke ?


 11:00:10  -  So @TMobileUK have messed me up for the last time.What's the cheapest contract from @o2 @virginmedia @VodafoneUK @ThreeUK + free smartphone?


 10:52:47  -  I call @TMobileUK to cancel:they drop one call after 15 mins, cancel another after 20, and now I've no battery left to call back-dirty trick


 10:50:28  -  RT @GeorgiaDriver: Tmobile are such a joke always on hold forever with annoying music!!!


 15:37 UTC  -  TTLW I was heading off the worlds biggest pig museum. I wonder what the second biggest pig museum is like!

Saturday 8th of December 2012


 13:16:27  -  At #Mozldn watching the first #gllug talk in years

Thursday 6th of December 2012


 12:23:20  -  There are many photographs I need to offload and sort. Is there a mind-reading app that will do it for me, yet?

Monday 26th of November 2012


 21:16 UTC  -  Joy! It's 10pm, and I'm just started to cook dinner. Normally, it'd be a frozen pizza. Instead, it's baked paprika chicken with a bake time of 90 minutes. Ho hum... time for a beer, at least :)


 20:34 UTC  -  An unanswered question from last night: Why is Astral Weeks always in the list of 'Top Albums evar' when Van's done (arguably) much better work?

Sunday 25th of November 2012


 14:41 UTC  -  Turns out the only suitcases I have exceed the maximum carry-on size. Pay for check-in luggage, buy another case, or wear the same pants for the whole trip?

Wednesday 21st of November 2012


 19:06:43  -  At #codeshow early, so got choice of beers :) @barbaracassani where are you?


 14:03:25  -  ..otherwise one shuffle set every 72 seconds, by everyone on the planet (from new deck order) and it'd be duplicated within the year.


 14:02:09  -  The 'unique' deck @StephenFry shuffled on QI only worked because the deck was pre-mixed - if I correctly understand http://t.co/QSVIahoQ


 08:39 UTC  -  A man starts running at 6.20 am. He runs for 50 minutes at approximately 10km/hr. When he starts, it is cold, dark, and wet. When he returns, it is still cold, dark, and wet. To the nearest percentile, how crazy is he?

Monday 19th of November 2012


 11:16:51  -  Take the number of the last "Now!" album you liked,divide it by 2 and subtract from 55.The result is the age of the kids you're "down with"!


 10:14 UTC  -  Take the number from the last "Now!" album where you found more good tracks than bad, and divide it by 2. Then subtract it from 55, and the result is the age of the kids you're "down with"!

Sunday 18th of November 2012


 14:30:50  -  #iOS device static initialization (doesn't) happen correctly on the hardware. #wastedhours


 13:30 UTC  -  It turns out the reason why my engine works differently on iOS device vs iOS simulator is that the static initialization (doesn't) happen correctly on the hardware. (Every other machine works like iOS simulator)

Saturday 17th of November 2012


 11:29:01  -  Another quiz app I've discovered is quizlet, maybe @longball should check it out, too!

Friday 16th of November 2012


 14:28:02  -  @_lemon Are they -still_ playing that game? :(


 12:41:39  -  When it comes to #beer - I always choose the #Leffe of two refills.


 10:49:09  -  @digituba Thanks - I won't update Chrome, then!


 09:59:53  -  @digituba Is this a recent change to Chrome and/or Twitter? I'm about to move away from FF for similar reasons

Thursday 15th of November 2012


 17:01:31  -  When a #recruiter (I haven't used for 10 years) asks me to fill in a survey and rate them, I'd have thought the answer was obvious!


 00:22:54  -  Half the meetups I attend are wasted.Unfortunately,I never know which half. Luckily, #LEGup isn't one of them!Thanks to @campbellhowes et al


 00:07:07  -  @cbetta Remember that upside vs downside is not necessarily a zero sum game!

Wednesday 14th of November 2012


 11:45:51  -  Thanks to @betsyweber et al at #GeekFajitas for _nearly_ making me miss my train, and enough drink that I _nearly_ fell asleep past my stop!


 23:15 UTC  -  Today was a good day.

Monday 12th of November 2012


 21:57 UTC  -  My haul from Belgium... 29 beers, 2 glasses, 5 cheese, waffles, stroopwaffel, Mary chocolate spread, and the beer menu of 2,400 beers from Delirium cafe. (plus various presents for people, not shown here, in case they should read this post!)

Monday 5th of November 2012


 14:04:23  -  Time to celebrate the terrorist named Guy Fawkes...

Wednesday 31st of October 2012


 10:17 UTC  -  Some performance magic for Halloween, from James Merlin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZXH4fCTH7g

Tuesday 30th of October 2012


 20:36 UTC  -  The email starts "I don't think we've met..." and my heart sinks. It ends with "Would you be interested in writing a Raspberry Pi Smart Home book?" and things start improving :)


 11:50 UTC  -  Javascript, PHP, and C++ all have some brain-dead edge cases to catch out the unwary. Unfortunately, I can't prove which has the most. I suspect JS has more than PHP (especially after reading 'the good parts') which is inversely proportional to the amount of love each receives. And for everyone that vilifies my love of C++, I wouldn't be surprised if it had the fewest.

Saturday 27th of October 2012


 17:25 UTC+01  -  Watching a chas n dave docu on BBC 4-why has it taken this long to make it? Love it!

Monday 22nd of October 2012


 10:32:21  -  @rjw1 How's your birthday shaping up so far? Is it Happy yet?


 00:39:38  -  Another night ruined by #fcc - @ukhomeoffice please sort out these muppets #firstgroup

Sunday 21st of October 2012


 00:32:56  -  @bryns Did you know your doppelganger was at the Star Trek conf in London, today?

Thursday 18th of October 2012


 11:33 UTC+01  -  And so begins the pain which is re-installing all of your development tools after a fresh install :(

Wednesday 17th of October 2012


 09:55:32  -  Enjoying the jokes at @bleurope - alas,those who haven't improved their brand in 4 years (and now charge x4 more)haven't realized it's them!


 08:52:41  -  @parcelforce dump a "you're out" card without knocking-drivers time obviously more important than mine:(Tracking number illegible too.Clowns


 12:53 UTC+01  -  Arriving at the brands licensing fair, in typically understated fashion:

Saturday 13th of October 2012


 12:17 UTC+01  -  Home-made deep fried shredded chilli chicken. The Chinese take-away put a menu through my door. I saw the picture. I downloaded a recipe. Epic food. £4.80 saved. Result!

Wednesday 3rd of October 2012


 13:52:28  -  #appsworld has lots of 'one click tools' to tie data with visuals.All are 'general'..which translates as 'None of them know their market' :(


 10:47:54  -  #appsworld was a fail - the #appsjunction meet-up thankfully wasn't

Saturday 22nd of September 2012


 20:31 UTC+01  -  Today I completed my first stage gig under the name "James Merlin". For an audience of 50 (mostly kids), I got a pretty decent response, even if I do say so myself. And was 2nd on the bill, after poet and comedian John Hegley

Thursday 20th of September 2012


 19:54:33  -  RT @revival_studios: Finished development today on my new #zx81 game for 2012, called: Down! http://t.co/BTFQbqr0

Monday 17th of September 2012


 08:31 UTC+01  -  What could I possibly do to make you all smile on a Monday morning? I know - I'll send you a video of me getting chained up by two 18 year old girls! :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF2we5EPvr0

Sunday 16th of September 2012


 09:19 UTC+01  -  There's probably a few of you that have known me long enough to understand why I like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R2wm91_uU0&feature=related

Monday 10th of September 2012


 20:22:04  -  @madebyluke Cadbury doing chocolate pretzels!?Wow-they can't even make proper chocolate!Isn't too early for them to pivot to something else?

Friday 7th of September 2012


 17:19:45  -  #Spectrum 30 event tomorrow - http://t.co/CNVQ2juv - @annabeep , are you going?


 17:05:58  -  Can #magic work across t' interwebs? Sure! http://t.co/NCPCRGVP

Friday 31st of August 2012


 13:41:02  -  @richardjpope @emfcamp thanks for manning the bar - the guy opposite in the hat would like another Pegasus please :)


 13:21:25  -  Sitting in the underpass of the m1 at #emfcamp drinking beer. No brown bag in sight... Yet

Thursday 30th of August 2012


 08:05 UTC+01  -  Question 1. My morning run is 16.6 km, along every street, road, and dead-end in my village. However, I never venture outside of a rectangle 1.4 x 0.8 km. My stride is approx 0.8 m. Estimate the fractal geometry of my village. #thingsIthinkaboutwhileexercising

Sunday 26th of August 2012


 11:13 UTC+01  -  When Neil placed his footprints upon the moon, The sky was no longer the limit, As our eyes and stars aligned. The next mission, it seems, Was never 'if', but 'when'. But now, he makes no footprints upon the Earth, With one last breath for man, It was the last gasp of mankind. As we bury those dreams, And think small again. [this is version 1.0, I may revise it later...]

Saturday 25th of August 2012


 08:20 UTC+01  -  Listening to the soundtrack from Hair, I'm surprised at how many songs I knew.

Thursday 23rd of August 2012


 12:06 UTC+01  -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOwiREmsiQs 1'10 : Could almost be the Haribo jingle...


 10:40 UTC+01  -  "Intellect and romance triumph over brute force and cynicism."

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012


 17:51:58  -  "Strawberry" by "Robertsons" is my new jam...

Tuesday 21st of August 2012


 23:52:57  -  Just spent an hour pumping in 30 records into #phpmyadmin on #mysql DB, after setting timeout to 9 hrs..and it times out on 'go' anyway #FML

Monday 20th of August 2012


 09:04:39  -  @iainlee Just been (re-)reading @RetroGamer_Mag #90.You liken iPad to Game+Watch.Did you inspire Squibs,or vice-versa? http://t.co/dwJzKj0l

Saturday 18th of August 2012


 09:51 UTC+01  -  I was going to set a man-trap... then I decided to just polish the floor, and put a rug on it...

Friday 17th of August 2012


 19:36:07  -  "Your connection to Gmail has expired. Please log in again." What it should also say is "We also forgot to save a draft, sorry we're crap.."

Wednesday 15th of August 2012


 09:15:45  -  Our first #magic #iphone #app is now available at http://t.co/TD49Q8jN


 09:14 UTC+01  -  Finally - my first magic app is now available on iTunes. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/magic-x-ray-cards/id545676794?ls=1&mt=8

Sunday 5th of August 2012


 07:20:47  -  @wefeastlondon is the biggest disappointment in London. Avoid! #wefeastlondon

Friday 3rd of August 2012


 11:15:21  -  Just managed to *crash* #Chrome entirely. Not just one page in one tab. But the whole thing. #proud #stupidtypoinlasttweet


 11:14:53  -  Just managed to #Chrome entirely. Not just one page in one tab. But the whole thing. #proud

Tuesday 31st of July 2012


 15:13 UTC+01  -  My latest Facebook game, an LCD masterpiece inspired from the Squibs iPhone game (which I hope you've all now bought!) http://apps.facebook.com/squibsjuggler/ Written in HTML5, because that's how I roll :)


 15:11 UTC+01  -  It might _say_ I scored 64, but I could have done better...

Monday 30th of July 2012


 13:31:31  -  The first email to arrive today with the phrase "Happy Birthday" was spam from an online book shop :( #lifefail


 23:55 UTC+01  -  It was the best of birthdays, it was the worst of birthdays, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, ...


 15:30 UTC+01  -  I went clothes shopping with an ex- who co-erced me into buying, amongst other things, skinny jeans and trainers. Worse still, I like the outfit! What's happening to me?

Sunday 29th of July 2012


 12:45:29  -  @annabeep Roland Rat is long overdue a revival. Anna, as my least unfavourite DJ-type-person, can you get him to guest on your anorak show?


 12:41:39  -  If the empty seats are from corporate sponsors, then it's proof they care only about the money and not about the sport. #london2012 #sackem


 06:45 UTC+01  -  My iOS magic app got rejected by Apple :( It's a magic trick which x-rays a peck to reveal the chosen playing card. Reason for rejection: "...does not provide true X-Ray functionality."

Friday 27th of July 2012


 10:23 UTC+01  -  Home-made, freshly baked, buttermilk rusks for breakfast. If you're not South African, you won't understand why this is such a good way to wake up :)

Thursday 26th of July 2012


 12:41:11  -  Coding forum fail - one movie clip, one animated advert, one static advert, and all *content* below the fold. http://t.co/4e7YkRVk

Wednesday 25th of July 2012


 23:11:21  -  Something for those style-conscious men :)


 15:09:46  -  Why do we say "bite his hand off" (meaning a good thing) but "bite the hand that feeds" is a bad thing? #odd

Saturday 21st of July 2012


 15:31:24  -  So who else thinks the #spork can be improved with a knife under on the underside? (the serrated part angled appropriately, natch)


 12:57:20  -  The more withdrawn I become from society, the happier I am. This isn't normal, right? #meaningoflife #bigquestions

Friday 20th of July 2012


 17:42:30  -  On this day in 1969 mankind landed on the moon... probably... I always thought it was a soundstage on Mars.


 09:33:06  -  @adriarichards Has wireless headphones at a silent disco once. Really weird! Particularly as you could tune into different music?!?!?


 09:30:55  -  I'd love to write a full #larp/#rpg on #StarTrek that uses multiple computers to simulate the whole #enterprise #gamedesignersbucketlist


 09:29:42  -  RT @andrewcrawshaw: Somewhat ironically, I'm deteremined to make a very dark game about death one day too #gamedesignersbucketlist


 16:21 UTC+01  -  Two £1.99 cups of pic n mix. The one on the left has £3.03 worth of sweets, the one on the right has £3.00. My analysis of sweet density, and the calculation of sugary simultaneous equations, is paying off. Nom nom nom...

Wednesday 11th of July 2012


 19:02:21  -  A BrainF*&k compiler in BrainF*&k for @danielknell - this is what I couldn't remember during your talk at #bcb2012 http://t.co/j35IBs5l


 17:45:31  -  All notes from #bcb2012 are now in my wiki for later perusal & study, and new cohorts being followed on Twitter. When's the next geek-fest?


 12:25:16  -  @developonline Cross-platform _is_ good, but small devs can't afford to do it. In that environment the Indies will wither, or be more niche


 09:11:59  -  Version 0.2 of the #basicode interpreter released. http://t.co/qHwnHY1c #retro #micros #zxspectrum #c64 #dragon32 #geek #basic


 18:48 UTC+01  -  Ooops! I appear to have accidentally ordered an industry-level draught beer pump. And 4 kegs of Leffe Blonde. And 12 branded glasses. And 500 beer mats. Is anyone busy this weekend?

Sunday 8th of July 2012


 08:55:17  -  Todays breakfast will be ice cream. #sosueme

Saturday 7th of July 2012


 22:24:19  -  @squirmelia Noooo! I can't believed I missed you :( I kept an eye out for you at each session, and at lunch. #meisasadgeeknow


 22:20:47  -  @charltonbrooker There's a range of problems with various IP laws that are preventing new inventions & crippling old ones. Does that count?


 22:18:14  -  Back home after #bcb2012 - I would have tweeted during the day,but the free internet wasn't 'free'. A good range of talks and people, anyway

Friday 6th of July 2012


 13:07:54  -  A write up on #Imbibelive featuring #wine #beer #vodka and nakedness!


 11:06:52  -  Are @jdwtweet staff devolving? I couldn't get served because the neanderthal at The Gary Cooper would only serve (admittedly cute) women :(

Friday 29th of June 2012


 09:06 UTC+01  -  Home-made meringues, FTW :) i.e. for the waistline...

Wednesday 27th of June 2012


 10:00:41  -  The reason I avoid @JDWHolborn, but do frequent other @jdwtweet pubs, is this:


 09:19:46  -  @oachkatzl [churchill voice] Oh, yesshh..

Tuesday 26th of June 2012


 10:30:23  -  Four hours of lost productivity due to @kaspersky silently corrupting packets to #SVN.Thanks:(Tip:if you get 500 errors,disable #virus check


 13:53 UTC+01  -  Yesterday I had a lesson on the flying trapeze. I managed to knee hang, back flip, and float through the air with a modicum of ease... unfortunately my stupid camera decided to corrupt the memory card on the way home, so this is the only still I could recover.

Monday 25th of June 2012


 19:59:08  -  @madebyluke Yes! But am already home :( Another time...


 09:59 UTC+01  -  These sweets are 79p/100g. Or £1.99 for a cup-full (regardless of weight). Thanks to my knowledge of packing algorithms, patience, Mensa-level IQ, (and lots of smarties that fill the gaps), I managed to get £2.78 worth of sweets into the cup... So that's the target for next time...

Sunday 24th of June 2012


 19:21:20  -  Where have all the #indie #game #developers gone? Nowhere - they're on here:


 10:20:44  -  According to my computer I've listened to more Ofra Haza than Eric B & Rakim, who introduced me to her.


 19:38 UTC+01  -  I've tried making panzerotto twice now, and neither time has been particularly successful. Since it's Barbara's fault/suggestion, I'll wait for her to come round and teach me :)


 19:18 UTC+01  -  Where have all the indie developers gone? Nowhere - they're on here: http://www.indiedevmap.com/ If you're not on the map, Davide accepts submissions, too!


 09:39 UTC+01  -  Happy Turing Day. #orwhateverofficialnameitshouldhave

Saturday 23rd of June 2012


 18:00 UTC+01  -  I have just got the most sarcastic love heart, evar. It says "Yes, dear"

Friday 22nd of June 2012


 23:23:46  -  In honour (!?!?!) of #Turing Day I'm releasing an early version of my HTML5 #basicode #emulator

Tuesday 19th of June 2012


 21:14:45  -  @KermodeMovie And quite right too-people go to clubs depending on who plays the records,it's only right people see movies on projectionists


 13:29:49  -  The first review of Fullers Wild River.


 12:26:55  -  St Johns Wood - the only place you seen a Bentley park up outside a charity shop?

Monday 18th of June 2012


 22:11 UTC+01  -  After nearly 5 years and 19,000 views, my "Rule Organ" is finally on the home page at http://www.instructables.com/

Thursday 14th of June 2012


 13:07 UTC+01  -  Raspberry Pi has now arrived... sans power supply or connectors. No play time for me, today :(

Wednesday 13th of June 2012


 10:37 UTC+01  -  Looks like I am temprarily (!?!) redundant. I shall be calling in loans, favours, and job suggestions. Otherwise I'll have to give up and become a full-time magician/beer taster/photographer/LEGO builder/musician/<insert other skills here>

Friday 1st of June 2012


 16:53:00  -  @oachkatzl And happy pub visit, princess :)


 16:44:07  -  @serafinowicz And in 'équipe' (the French version), and 'equipo' the Spanish, and ..well... you get the idea!


 16:40:17  -  @agAitcheson Or that you have nice boobs ;)

Wednesday 30th of May 2012


 14:59:51  -  Visited @Brewdog Camden.Think I scared the barmaid by trying beers&describng them like a snob.Other barkeep recognised me tho&kept the peace

Sunday 27th of May 2012


 13:35:57  -  I can't always find a pithy quote to go along with these trending hashtags #ThingsYouShouldKnowAboutMe

Friday 25th of May 2012


 13:56:29  -  Capture is confirmed! #iss chased the #dragon and delivers a smack-down! Welcome to the history books, my friends. Space rocks!


 13:00:59  -  #dragon getting ready to dock with #iss Can't help thinking the font belongs to a Dragon 32 #retro computer,though http://t.co/79nQpClA


 12:55:29  -  Just heard the phrase "move forward" on the #iss and #SpaceX #Dragon video stream. In space, no one can hear your management-speak ;)


 12:21:20  -  Neil Armstrong still looks and sounds good at 81. #whenigetoldiwannabelikethis


 11:42:55  -  @annabeep p.s. happy towel day to you to - geek pride pub meet in central London later, if you're around


 11:42:16  -  @annabeep If you held the towel in portrait mode, it'd look like your head on her body! ie a low-rent photoshop,or like those images on cabs


 09:19:30  -  @drewm How did your cat manage to click only one button? #catswalkingacrosskeyboardsusuallydomoredamagethanthat :)


 09:17:19  -  My #chess set made from #money is getting comments, nearly 4 years on. How do people keep finding this stuff? #make http://t.co/6DTi3yns


 13:57 UTC+01  -  "Captured is confirmed" #iss chased the #dragon and delivers a smack-down! Welcome to the history books, my friends. Space rocks!


 08:57 UTC+01  -  If I can't enjoy the sweltering sun, I can at least enjoy the summer dresses and women who wear them ;)

Thursday 24th of May 2012


 22:34:16  -  Three trains failed me, meaning my journing home was 3.25 hours :( Maybe I should move back to Willesden...


 13:42:18  -  Adding #BasiCode 3 features, when version 2 isn't finished, is a typical sign of my impatience. #retro #geek


 13:14:48  -  @oachkatzl Ooops. Wrong window ;)


 13:13:17  -  @oachkatzl And this was _with_ some condoms and a packet of custard!


 13:03:38  -  I've had two chat windows open on my machine all week. I accidentally hit refresh, and now they're in the reverse order. I expect failure...


 11:50:07  -  Clipping graphics to a given #canvas in #Javascript is a pain. Bad #html5 #nothappybunny

Wednesday 23rd of May 2012


 16:40:35  -  The report on the legacy of BBC Micro is out from @sciencemuseum and @nesta_uk - and there's a quote from me in it - what more do you want?!


 16:39:01  -  What are the chances of finding a nice #pub. In #Hammersmith. On a day like today. Without a massive crowd? #notlookingforwardtothis


 16:19 UTC+01  -  Looks like one of my quotes makes the NESTA report on the Legacy of the BBC Micro. It's nice. But I hope it's not the highlight of my week...

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012


 15:43:34  -  It's so nice outside, but I don't care! I'm staying indoors to work on my un-tan. #weather #sun #pastywhitegeek

Monday 21st of May 2012


 09:19:38  -  Another day, another lie. I see so many untruths floating around the corporate/internet/social/real-world, it's hard to conform to them all.

Friday 18th of May 2012


 14:48:20  -  @developonline Wasn't there a story last week about how Ms Mallet would save EA's studio? http://t.co/UbZAw7oW #makeupyourmind #ea #playfish


 14:40:16  -  "You can renew your redirection easily with this code" WRONG! You must create a new account, adn include your address #fail #lies #RoyalMail


 10:24:14  -  According to a friend, his company is about to pivot. The new direction will be governed by a new design - which must be complete today #wtf


 13:08 UTC+01  -  How long would it take to blow air into an inflatable TARDIS?

Thursday 17th of May 2012


 08:41:03  -  Meeting/talking with Chris Lintott last night at BACON bits=cool. Having the only photograph of the event include my (balding) head=not cool

Tuesday 15th of May 2012


 15:37:20  -  BasiCode hacking begins...


 13:31 UTC+01  -  I did not plan to start writing a BasiCode interpreter, today. It just sort of happened...

Sunday 13th of May 2012


 11:17:02  -  p.s. 'space invaders' has a plot, not story, as its conceit is too thin :) #gc5


 11:16:32  -  Do games need stories? at #gc5 It appears not, but need some definition between story, plot, and narrative to help guide discussion.


 11:09:35  -  Took a few wrong turns in #gc5 sessions. Looks like the best afternoon ones were the ones I _didn't_ attend. #thatsthewaythecookiecrumbles


 11:08:05  -  Panic just set in : 'Happy Mothers Day' is trending in London... despite it being mothers day in the US. Stop making me feel like a bad son!


 11:05:56  -  Spent too long going up and down in the lift to find out then next talks that I missed bits of everything :( #gc6


 11:04:52  -  "What went wrong" at #gc5 One thing that didn't - @mtrc - no foot wrong when encouraging discussion on emergent (failed) behaviour.


 11:02:57  -  Love the gong at #gc5 - can I borrow it for a composition?


 11:00:04  -  "No one in the games industry as a clue" at #gc5 - very angry man, but good rant. Recognise the characters of which he spoke.


 10:59:21  -  First #gc5 session ended up being about stories in games: the story of the game, within the game, and the meta-story. A repeated theme.


 10:51:06  -  Went to #gc5. Back late from #gc5. Now awake post-#gc5. Couldn't get stupid wifi during #gc5,so am forced to tweet now!p.s. am on about #gc5


 21:53 UTC+01  -  Oooops! I appear to have won a Raspberry Pi :) Now... what shall I do with it?

Wednesday 9th of May 2012


 15:11:43  -  I get a mention here http://t.co/1zr6uLNr #sflzx #zxspectrum (Yay, me!)

Monday 30th of April 2012


 09:12:17  -  Ballot is open for LDN marathon.I'm going to get tetromino hats for everyone-so from the air, it'll look like a 26 mile version of Tetris :)


 09:10 UTC+01  -  The ballot is now open for next years London Marathon. Enter now! If I can persuade 20 of us to run, I'm going to get colourful hats shaped as tetrominoes for us to wear. We can then run in formation so from the air, it'll look like a 26 mile version of Tetris :)

Friday 27th of April 2012


 12:58:39  -  The man on Tottenham Court road hasn't been holding hostages in Starbucks for 2 hours... he just hasn't been served yet...

Thursday 26th of April 2012


 13:37:43  -  @madebyluke That makes you my 12 follower. And make my Jesus :)


 13:23:32  -  @madebyluke What's wrong with Ctrl+H in Chrome? Does the same sort of job.


 09:20 UTC+01  -  A surprisingly happy-looking geek, considering I'd run 26 miles, 285 yards. Only 100 left to go...

Tuesday 24th of April 2012


 08:54:21  -  @ButchDean @UberFacts Or looking at % of available apps, iPhone users have 0.01%, Android have 0.01%, and Blackberry have 100% ;)

Sunday 22nd of April 2012


 20:22 UTC+01  -  Achievement unlocked: London marathon run in 5:10:27. For a full break down see: http://results-2012.virginlondonmarathon.com/2012/index.php?content=detail&fpid=search&pid=search&id=0000030F5ECC83000004150B&lang=EN&event=MAS&ageclass=

Thursday 19th of April 2012


 17:00:06  -  @DevsLoveBacon I hope the speakers get swag that good, too :) /me is thirsty just thinking about it...


 16:59:34  -  RT @DevsLoveBacon: Preparing the Bacon swag for tomorrow. Is that beer..? http://t.co/Eb87su5l


 11:54 UTC+01  -  On Sunday I run the London marathon. If you're likely to be there I shall endevour to say hello. If I'm too focused on the (pain of) running then you might need to yell to get my attention. (I've been recommending people use 'Merlin' as a safe word:) I'm was going to suggest that those of us who are about go for food afterwards, but I might just need to heed home and recover. Comments/suggestions/encouragement welcome...

Wednesday 18th of April 2012


 15:28:44  -  RT @thenextwebuk: Enter for a chance to win tickets to Bacon: things developers love conference, 20 & 21 April in London http://t.co/2v1 ...

Tuesday 17th of April 2012


 14:41:22  -  My dad once worked with the guy who played drums on Curtiss Maldoon's "Sepheryn"... the song that became Ray of Light #PointlessNameDropping


 12:58:17  -  My first pass at a #Spectrum #emulator, written in #Flash. Not up to @gasmanic's standards... but I'm getting there! http://t.co/T8kejiDJ


 09:09:26  -  Talks for #spectrum event Horizons have been posted! http://t.co/CDtaENSh Saturday 1.15 has some guy called Steven Goodwin. Oh... that's me!


 09:01:13  -  RT @A_CookieMonster: #StupidStereotypes "Monsters are dangerous!" Me only dangerous if ya made of Cookie Dough...


 09:47 UTC+01  -  You've heard of LEGO. You've heard of GTA2. Well, here's an HTML5 techn demo that was inspired by neither, and is not called LEGO GTA. (Did you hear that lawyers! ;) http://sgxengine.com/examples/carmodel/html5/

Monday 16th of April 2012


 13:53:27  -  RT @zx_spectrum: ZX Spectrum, a movie star: http://t.co/KbvZzMKO


 13:44:32  -  For those that read my comments on #html5 in #developonline (and you should!), I offer more insight at http://t.co/8447CQuJ


 13:44:16  -  RT @developonline: HTML5: A blessing or a curse? http://t.co/IOg5YqUc


 13:08 UTC+01  -  is getting back into the joys of gameplay mechanics within Mancala.

Saturday 14th of April 2012


 22:39:10  -  @frangle You lucky to have enough followers for the stats to be varied. All of mine would fit in a very small phone box...


 22:36:05  -  @berreb @slababidi More HTML5 love in this months Develop! Full interview from that session,featuring Steven Goodwin,at http://t.co/8447CQuJ

Friday 13th of April 2012


 08:48:30  -  Fans of the #Sinclair #Spectrum rejoice-there's a FB page for your #retro stories in the run-up to the 30th Anniversary http://t.co/TdIizLJ5

Wednesday 11th of April 2012


 09:14:19  -  When will I be famous enough for @edgeonline to ask me for a walkthrough of the mechanics behind #squibs? :) http://t.co/YSuRnbSf

Tuesday 10th of April 2012


 16:39:41  -  How are retro games are remade?Here's my interview about #squibs on #iPhone


 12:54 UTC+01  -  For those that bought my game, Squibs, on iPhone - thank you. As a reward, there's an interview with me on AppChat this week discussing how it was made. http://www.britishtechnetwork.com/appchat/squibs For those that didn't buy my game, go and listen to the overly long advert on AppChat, then buy the game :) Thanks also to Karl, for being a great interviewer and host.

Saturday 31st of March 2012


 20:35 UTC+01  -  Home made burger. Home made baps. (Almost) home made sauce. And Steev's random spices added throughout :)


 20:34 UTC+01  -  Real-time mandelbrot set in javascript! http://sgxengine.com/examples/mandelbrot/html5/mandel.htm (depending on your browser, machine, and where you click... but otherwise it's real-time!)

Monday 26th of March 2012


 11:14 UTC+01  -  Last week I came up with a way of doing vertex colouring in HTML5. So, at the weekend, I accidentally wrote a particle system... http://sgxengine.com/examples/particles/html5/

Sunday 25th of March 2012


 10:23 UTC+01  -  Finished! I've spent the last hour changing videos, computers, clocks, watches, ipods, phones, cooker, clock-radios, and other time-related devices. I wonder if I've missed any? Next year, I'll write an NTP client for my wrist-watch...

Thursday 22nd of March 2012


 12:25:47  -  A #LEGO model of the International Space Station is kinda cool. A LEGO model of the #ISS,while on the ISS is very cool.

Wednesday 21st of March 2012


 09:54:59  -  The British Beer Book is Number #1 http://t.co/yq84jO87 Well done to Steve, and thank you to all our readers!


 09:39 UTC  -  I am number One! (thanks to the extra 2 1/2 copies I sold as a consequence of yesterday's status!)

Tuesday 20th of March 2012


 17:46 UTC  -  Now, and for the next 31 seconds, I'm at the number 2 position on the Amazon charts for books on beer ;)


 09:57 UTC  -  Is it just me, or does Lily Collins look like Audrey Hepburn on the MM poster? #gorj

Monday 19th of March 2012


 07:59 UTC  -  9.30 on a Sunday morning, and I've already run 11.6 Km, reviewed last nights code, and tidied up a bit. Not bad for someone that didn't get to sleep until 5am, and his friend consider to be "old" :)

Wednesday 14th of March 2012


 22:50 UTC  -  Today is both Pi day (3/14) and steak + BJ day. I, personally, am celebrating the former, since there's actually a chance I will get pie ;)

Tuesday 13th of March 2012


 13:23:37  -  RT @speccynews: #horizons - an event celebrating the Sinclair ZX Spectrum's 30th birthday http://t.co/LXevq8KC (via @imperica)


 11:15 UTC  -  Today I went for a 5Km run in Hertfordshire. Unfortunately, I live in Bedfordshire, so had to start by running 5Km to get there...

Wednesday 7th of March 2012


 16:55:38  -  @bengoldacre @Raspberry_Pi My "friend" got two. Now that's just greedy...


 11:59:17  -  If there's ever a biopic of Hillary Clinton it should be called "The President's Wife". With the tag line "She was never his first lady"


 00:55:13  -  RT @RISCOScode: BBC Micro: Chris Serle, Sophie Wilson, Steve Furber, Chris Curry & Hermann Hauser confirmed for 25th March celebration.


 00:51:40  -  RT @fluffyemily: Thing is, every investor is looking for different things & therefore give contradicting advice. Have to learn to naviga ...

Tuesday 6th of March 2012


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Wednesday 29th of February 2012


 09:50 UTC  -  It's February 29th, and I've already had 3 times as many proposals as I got in 2008. Unfortunately, 3 times 0 is still 0.

Tuesday 28th of February 2012


 12:04:17  -  How do you make a round ball, from square bricks? Learn from Mariann at http://t.co/mtT82Jme covered by our friends at http://t.co/xrHoYLkP


 11:05 UTC  -  Square bricks. Round ball. http://www.legopunk.com/

Monday 27th of February 2012


 19:19 UTC  -  $12M for a cross-platform engine. SGX does that! Damn - I need a biz plan :) http://www.develop-online.net/news/39937/Cross-platform-SDK-gets-12m-in-funding

Saturday 25th of February 2012


 11:17 UTC  -  So happy to have caught up with so many fishes last night at Mr Big (data)s leaving do. So sorry to all those I didn't manage to have a proper chat with.

Tuesday 21st of February 2012


 13:15:52  -  @ButchDean @newscientist When you die, there'll still be a group of "friends" who send 'Happy birthday', despite not realizing the futility


 10:28 UTC  -  is announcing SGX - a game engine for HTML5, iOS, Flash, and the desktop. It's not only cross-platform, but cross-language too! Is that a first? If you're working on games for web or mobile we might be able to do a licensing deal ;) PM me! http://sgxengine.com/

Monday 20th of February 2012


 09:29 UTC  -  Remember FOSDEM? My annual trip to Brussels seems like a lifetime ago, but the diary is now live, if you haven't already seen it. Dan, this is what you missed! http://www.bluedust.dontexist.com/fosdem2012/

Sunday 19th of February 2012


 21:05:59  -  RT @KermodeMovie: @charltonbrooker Remember: if it doesn't have a projectionist it's not a cinema - it's a sweetshop with a video-screen.

Thursday 16th of February 2012


 13:44:00  -  Just learned about @DevsLoveBacon - fantastic! I love so much I could talk about everything! Do I really have to find just ONE subject?!?!


 10:32:16  -  Our first FREE #iPhone #kids game is out! Art by @Kimbot1984 ! Hopefully it will encourage them to brush their teeth! http://t.co/keVOvLQ6

Wednesday 15th of February 2012


 15:49:13  -  One of my mailing lists has reminded me about #agile and why it's great - http://t.co/MKmRI7G7 (SFW, if satire is safe)


 14:03:40  -  This years (unofficial) @fosdem diary has been written and published at http://t.co/PHsmttCN - and it's up to Steve's usual high standard :)

Tuesday 14th of February 2012


 10:54:54  -  #slicehost is down. Boo! At least my personal server (running http://t.co/xrHoYLkP - hint!) is hosted elsewhere, so you can still visit :)


 15:45 UTC  -  Happy Singles Awareness Day!

Friday 10th of February 2012


 17:28:00  -  @joval971 Et bonjour à tu, aussi!


 17:18:54  -  Been AWK for a while, and now reading the funding success of @TimOfLegend in retrospect. Hauntingly weird. Wonderfully beautiful!


 10:59:52  -  "I'm writing an email to someone important, can I phone you back?" #fail #bigfail #epicfail

Thursday 9th of February 2012


 15:21:44  -  @tzikis At http://t.co/Ka0FZyRB HW looked more costly than X10.URL addressing=good,but hate magic numbrs.Talk=practical feel,therefore good!


 11:53:26  -  Listening to the talks at #vircomm12 - since when did a deep tech guy like me get involved with this side of the business? (fixed due to ff)


 10:01:19  -  Saw @tzikis talk at #fosdem-wonder if they'll combine their home automation stuff with Minerva? I was too tired to ask a coherent question:(

Tuesday 7th of February 2012


 11:15:11  -  Was the best FOSDEM moment the Lego Segway programmed in Ada? http://t.co/SAXHIHnZ #fosdem #lego #legopunk @fosdem (retweet to fix link)

Monday 6th of February 2012


 23:14:10  -  The Lego Segway programmed in Ada won the interwebz, apparently! Legopunk.com/?q=node/104 #fosdem #lego #legopunk

Sunday 5th of February 2012


 16:29:16  -  Or do it on July!


 16:28:15  -  No objections here. Good platform for HTML/js too ;)


 16:24:08  -  Last talk at #fosdem somehow, I'm still awake! Great talks as always..

Monday 30th of January 2012


 12:21:18  -  Gearing up for a (FREE!) iPhone release... :)

Thursday 19th of January 2012


 12:34 UTC  -  The MPAA called the Internet going dark in protest of SOPA as "An abuse of power". In related news, the Eye of Sauron accuses Hobbits of terrorism.

Saturday 14th of January 2012


 20:34 UTC  -  Meeting a friend at St Pancras last night, and Helena Bonham Carter walks past - just off the Eurostar. My eyes follow. Wow! Got part way home before I realized I'd forgot to meet my friend :)