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Encounters with the Dragon – Episode VII – The Hypocrisy Edition

I can always tell when I’ve managed to do something that has scared the Dragon.  (Of course, I can’t always tell what I’ve done to frighten him so).  Whenever the Dragon starts to feel threatened, he pulls out a new trick, or dusts off an old one that hasn’t been used for a while.  This…

Life lessons from everyone’s favourite Archeologist

I was worried that “life lessons from dodgy movies” was kind of a childish feature.  So today I thought we’d inject it with a little gravitas, a professor, Henry Jones Jr, or more commonly, Indiana Jones.  Yes, it’s still gravitas even if he calls himself the same name as his dog.  Yes, this intrepid adventurer…

Life, the Universe and Dragons

For some reason, the Thursday post is a struggle.  And it has been since I committed to posting every weekday.  Thursday’s seem to be the day that I get most of my draft posts from. (This could have something to do with the fact that I write the Thursday post on Wednesday, which is my…

What’s Your Secret Identity?

It’ll come as no surprise to anyone who’s been following me for a while that I hate my day job (or bottomless pit of despair if you catch me on a really good day) It’s strange, I’m good at what I do, I quite like what I do, and yet, I have issues with the…

The Pinky and the Brain guide to World Domination

This post forms part of the great Cartoonival of Wisdom, an idea that was born out of a number of DM’s to Kathleen from Biznicillin.  In an attempt to suck up to Johnny start a new internet meme, we decided to use the cartoonival to celebrate the 17th of August.  (Because, if you’re going to…

Encounters with the Dragon – Episode VI – It’s all about the numbers

Like most bloggers, I’m obsessed about the numbers.  I do try yo moderate this obsession by only allowing myself to check the long list of numbers once a week.  I thought I’d share them with you, given that this is my 50th post. Let’s start with actual posting stats.  I started the site by writing…

Never Compromise

Watchmen is an … interesting movie.  It’s alternate history, with superheroes.  And it’s fantastic.  The one thing that really surprised me was how much I liked Roschach, especially given that he’s not a likeable character.  And yet, he’s by far the best character in the movie.  I suspect it has to do with the fact…

The power stance

You may or may not know this, but recently, I bought a guitar. (You may or may not care, whatever, that’s your right) (Also, this story may or may not have a point, who knows, I’ll try to swing it around, but I’m not promising anything).  I was all excited, finally, I could learn to…

Let things lie – not everything has to be finished

I have an annoying habit. One that’s proving intensely difficult to break. I have to finish what I start. Whether it’s a badly written book, a movie that shouldn’t have been filmed or a blog post that perhaps should have stayed in the dark recesses of my twisted psyche, leaving something unfinished feels wrong. Perhaps…

Right or Right Now?

There’s a fairly common saying when it comes to getting projects done.  Fast, Cheap, Good, Pick Two! This statement implied that you could get something done well and fast as long as you threw more money at it.  I don’t believe that this is still the case.  I’ve seen situations where more resources have been…