The Dating Game

There have, in recent years been many iterations of the dating app on mobile phones for people interested in meeting others for romantic-ish entanglements. However, all dating apps have one fatal flaw. After many years in public use, it has become increasingly clear that the people who use these dating apps are the last peopleContinue reading “The Dating Game”

Interesting Things 26/02/2018

A miscellany of links I found interesting recently:   Buying hard work in: Artists for Brexit: Move along, there’s nothing to see – BBC’s whitewash of the Brendan Cox affair: Madsen Moment – BBC License Fee: The Forgotten Victims Of #Metoo: Stop This Corporate Bullying Of the Press: LabourContinue reading “Interesting Things 26/02/2018”

Interesting Things 19/02/2018

A miscellany of links I found interesting recently: (This will be the last of these posts – they are getting too unwieldy. Maybe in future I’ll just tweet the links each day as I find them, or something.) [Edit: I’ve changed my mind about this being the last of these. There will be more –Continue reading “Interesting Things 19/02/2018”

Interesting Things 13/11/2017

A miscellany of links I found interesting recently: There are quite a few this week too, possibly because I’ve decided to change the day I put this out, which will also change for next week, I think. Again, it is dominated by the stuff in the week’s news cycle. A podcast interview on the futureContinue reading “Interesting Things 13/11/2017”

Interesting Things 03/11/2017

A miscellany of links I found interesting recently: (As this is the first post in a (possible) new weekly series, there are quite a few of them this time.) On the idiocy of ‘banning’ one of the greatest books of the 20th Century. ‘What’s really ‘disturbing’ of course, are the implications of suppressing a masterpieceContinue reading “Interesting Things 03/11/2017”

The Woman with No Hashtag

She came out of the dusty distance like someone walking out of the dusty distance. Main Street was deserted in the hot noonday sun, which as Main Street was the only street in this one-unicycle town struck her as a bit odd. Then, she remembered, it was football season. That explained it. To confirm herContinue reading “The Woman with No Hashtag”

The New Revolutionary Dating App

Swiperight Longpress is probably now the richest and most famous internet entrepreneur in the world. He has a personal fortune estimated as ¾ of the entire earth economy. The mobile app he created that shot him to such wealth and fame is now the most popular on the planet, eclipsing Farcebook, Instadinnerpic, WhatTheHellsThat, Twattish, SnappratContinue reading “The New Revolutionary Dating App”

New on Wattpad: Juggling Balls Chapter 10

[Read Juggling Balls from the start] Back at the house, Sam and Lisa unloaded the shopping from the car. Meanwhile, Martin slipped back into his room to see if the computer had come up with anything new. Nothing happened with the computer at all. Some sort of screen-saver was throwing random blocks of colour around theContinue reading “New on Wattpad: Juggling Balls Chapter 10”

Social Media as an Olympic Sport

Plunge Stoatdangler became the UK’s leading social media complainer at a very young age when she noticed that there was something slightly amusing about a mislabelled Cup-a-Soup packet on the shelf at her local supermarket. Of course, as is essential these days, she immediately photographed it on her smartphone, wittily captioned it ‘OMG. I literallyContinue reading “Social Media as an Olympic Sport”

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