Reviewing Sonos, or “I want to build a stereo system out of Lego and I have too much cash!”
Reviewing the Sonos is overdue. I’ve had a Sonos system since early 2013 and, well, I know reviews are supposed to tease you all the way to the end of the many thousands of words I’m writing for free… …the long and the short of it is that Sonos is freakin’ awesome and if you…
Part 3 – Building Your Storefront
This is the final step of my 3 part (and one introduction) series on setting up your own shop of digital short fiction. It’s much shorter and easier than the other parts. You’ll need the links to your products that were generated by FetchApp in the previous step. A thing to bear in mind This…
I love Hue – A Requirements Specification (Addendum to the Hue Review)
[Update Feb 15, 2014: As time has progressed most of this specification is now redundant. The Hue doesn’t yet manage animations on the Bridge, and I’m not sure it will in the near future, but the rest of it is pretty thorough. I’ll leave this article up for historical purposes, but beware it’s mostly redundant…
[Fiction] Diary Found in an Empty Fridge
Work enjoys sending out interesting Friday afternoon ‘clean the fridge’ reminders. This week I offered to write something in the style of H.P. Lovecraft, and the marketing department styled it up on fake paper. I share it here for your enjoyment. There is a longer version but the essence is contained within. Read on and…
Collapse – March 26
Poem Sometimes you push through, pull out the stops and drain those reserves, and other times you have to succumb, and collapse, and float. Collapse. Commentary The sister-poem to yesterday’s poem. I’m ok now though.
Breathe – March 25
Poem The walls have come down, down and from the sides; sideways, then up, up, and again around. It’s a box now, I’m boxed, and I need to take a breath. Commentary Stress management strategy failing.
Fed – March 22
Poem Forgotten, followed, forlorn, fed; Skip the shadows, trip thresholds, cling to the angles. Commentary This was really just me riffing on some vampire lore I had incorporated into a short story published last year.
The Crash – March 21
Poem Find a peace in the notes Focus, it’s just a few fingers… Crashing chaos of strings… Commentary I’m learning to play guitar by playing Rocksmith. It’s fun. And cacophonic.
The Crack – March 20
Poem You take a breath and feel it all, bundled up inside you; So push the emotions into a ball, and take another breath, don’t stall; Now breathe it out, evaporate, and get it out. Renew. Commentary I was getting stressed about random projects and life and did some breathing exercises to chill out, and…
Experiment 2 – March 19
Poem Adroit, sinister, Turn around! Back in line, and fumigate. Now allocate the previous model. Commentary A stream-of-consciousness effort. Made me consider who is giving the orders and what is happening, though. Might be fodder for a future story.