Summer Begins

We’ve had a few false starts this year and I’m doubtful that today’s “heatwave” will last, but I did gardening today! So summer must be here. Right? Anyway, here are a few photos of the good weather so far. The grounds of Langar Hall: Charlotte on a log: A seed pod on a palm tree: […]

Office 365 Trial… Oh

Microsoft have recently given MSDN subscribers a free one year subscription to Office 365. I thought it might be a nice alternative to Google Apps for Business, especially since Google have started charging for even the most basic of services. I managed to get my domain set up and the email client works really well. […]

Out of Print

Grendel Tales: Devils and Deaths by┬áDarko Macan and Edvin Biukovic is one of the first non-superhero comics that I bought for myself. It was way back in 1998 when Sheffield still had Starstore, a huge shop selling all kinds of awesome stuff. Sadly Starstore didn’t survive into the 21st century, but this comic, recommended to […]

Some Thoughts on Windows 8

I like it. I do. I think having the same base on which you publish phone, tablet and PC software is a smart move, business wise. Personally, I believe that big screen work (software development, photography etc.) means that predictions of the death of the desktop are daft, and if you can get your OS […]

Carrie (2013)

So apparently it’s time for another Carrie re-imagining. After the awful Carrie 2: The Rage, we really could have been done with this. But no. Here we go again. Watch it again. Force any thoughts of Carrie from your mind. You’ve got sad-person-voiceover as the camera sweeps through a burning city to reveal some monstrous […]

Social Networks in Fiction

I’ve been reading more contemporary fantasy recently, as well as some crime, and I’ve come to the following conclusion: Modern stories that don’t feature social networking feel out of date. Sites such as Facebook and Twitter have become a massive part of the average person’s life. When asked why they don’t use social networks in […]

Autumn

I love autumn, from the colours, to the weather, to the fact that I get to break out the chunky jumpers. Autumn also means that the internet looks better. Like here, Uwe Eischens photoblog, Moments Like This. Mr. Eischens always posts lovely images, but this is just beyond stunning.

On Urban Fantasy Worlds

I guess my latest writing project is urban fantasy. It doesn’t contain any vampires, werewolves or other common supernatural creatures. It does feature magic, servitors, egregores and rituals. The magic is of the human kind. That is to say it’s based around feelings and how these, when considered en masse, affect the world. So I […]

Married!

So on April 18th 2010 I proposed to my then girlfriend. She said yes and on September 17th 2011 we were married! The day was amazing and perfect (ignoring football traffic). Here are some links to photos of the day: Official Photos Sean’s Photos