Synesthesia

by Purple Wyrm on May 30, 2012

Standards compliant HTML code written in a text editor by someone who knows what they’re doing sounds like this. HTML code produced by a WYSIWYG editor sounds like this. HTML code produced by pasting Microsoft Word content into a WYSIWYG (…)

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Children are the Future

by Purple Wyrm on May 30, 2012

Down at UWA yesterday I overheard the following from a student… “Giving to charities is so mainstream!” I hope she was joking.

Warblings of a Diseased Brain

by Purple Wyrm on May 28, 2012

Last week I was sitting at the Morley bus station (as you do), and – not having anything to read while waiting for my bus – my brain was wandering (as it does) down highways and byways of the strange, (…)

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Europhoria

by Purple Wyrm on May 27, 2012

I haven’t been paying much attention to Eurovision this year – work has been a nightmare lately and I’ve mostly been coming home, grabbing something quick to eat, then crawling into bed. But I had dinner over at Rebecca and (…)

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Nextwave

by Purple Wyrm on May 24, 2012

Finally got around to reading Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. over the weekend. My opinion? One of the funniest things I’ve read in ages. For those unfamiliar, Nextwave is Warren Ellis’s deconstruction of modern super hero comics. He describes it himself (…)

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More of this Rubbish…

by Purple Wyrm on May 23, 2012

There are a lot of mysteries in the 40k universe. Exactly who is the Emperor? How tall is an Imperator Titan? Who would win if Ursakar E. Creed played chess against Eldrad Farseer? Exactly what is a true Hufflepuff anyway? (…)

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Norrilund

by Purple Wyrm on May 15, 2012

Were it not a violation of God’s law I’d marry this map… Map of Norrilund (Big PDF file Warning!) It’s a genius steampunk remix of London by one “Handsome Rob” and is so rich in detail and language that it (…)

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Hold Fast to the Law

by Purple Wyrm on May 12, 2012

So, I’ve just finished reading Gormenghast, the second book of Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast trilogy. It’s every bit as good as Titus Groan, and every bit as good as I expected. Highly recommended! I’ve also just rewatched the BBC adaption of (…)

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Ursarkar E. Creed’s Favourite Song

by Purple Wyrm on May 11, 2012

Kell on the other hand can’t stand it…

A Turning Point

by Purple Wyrm on May 10, 2012

Obama Backs Gay marriage Fantasic news, but I can’t help feeling that he just screwed himself out of a second term.