Sunday, 26 September 2010

The lesser of a whole bunch of evils

My course (web applications development, since you ask) begins in earnest next week, so I've been trying to get some reading done in advance.

Still playing Mass Effect 2, and I'm having a bit of trouble trying to decide who to have a romantic relationship with.

Edge magazine uncharitably refers to "the existential horror of a Bioware romance subplot", but I'm not sure it's all that bad. Still, you'd think that as a star ship commander with a hot body and galactic fame, I'm have a few more options. Not so.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010


This week, all I have to offer is some scattered observations, tastefully arranged across the silver platter of compromise.

Writing-wise, I've submitted a couple of article proposals this week. I don't know whether I'll hear anything back, but I know that if you keep knocking on doors, eventually someone will feel sorry for you and offer you a cup of tea and a shower whilst they tactfully call the authorities.

I will of course let you know how it goes and link you to things if the planets align and they get published.

In other news, I was pleasantly surprised by Lara Croft and The Guardian of Light.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Well-Rendered jumps the shark

It had to happen. The glittering insight and linguistic dexterity that have thus far defined Well-Rendered in its first year of life are no longer able to sustain themselves. Like the aliens in Independence Day, they have consumed all the fodder on their home planet and must now bundle themselves into cumbersome spaceships, travel to another planet, destroy the native lifeforms and feed off its natural resources until it too is left barren.

Only Will Smith can save us now.

Hang on a minute, that's not Will Smith!