discombobulated

2019-07-20: Wow - all of the world’s (I’m assuming larger) marine vessels: …

2019-07-19: Been off all things social media for the last wee while (plus it’s school holidays!), but here’s a …

2019-06-25: The most delightfully geeky haul arrived in the post today! 🎲🌈

2019-06-13: That time my daughter was mistaken for Prince George, and me his Spanish nanny…

2019-06-12: Playing: Freeway Warrior: Highway Holocaust by Joe Dever. (Many many of his gamebooks are (legally) …

2019-06-06: I’ve discovered Ironsworn!

2019-05-29: Interview with Peter Fenwick: what really happens when you die?

2019-05-27: Seeing as kiwis are conversationally in vogue right now, how’s this for a good excuse to come over? …

2019-05-17: If anyone is thinking about getting Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty, I honestly can’t recommend it highly …

2019-05-15: I’m not very up-to-date with this collection of Blot links but I did update it with info on …

2019-05-15: Some disorganised thoughts on keeping a daily diary.

2019-05-15: Also on my illustrious calendar: Geysercon. Fortuitously discovered this was on at the same time as …

2019-05-15: Really excited to be going to Webstock this year, thanks to my employer, Lil Regie, who is sending …

2019-05-14: Got to take the day off yesterday to celebrate my in-laws’ 60th wedding anniversary! It was awesome. …

2019-05-09: I still have to use Facebook to see what’s going on in my community as all the groups still use it. …

2019-05-08: New blog post: Tarot for writers

2019-05-08: It’s official: if I could go back in time I would visit September 3-5, 1982…

2019-05-03: FINALLY getting around to making a will. So, so, tempted to request a burial at sea…

2019-04-29: This piece on the guardian about climate anxiety is heartbreaking: …

2019-04-18: My six year old just asked me how to spell the words “literally” and “teenager.” Should I be …

2019-04-07: No, just no. 24 year old man fails to understand Heathers…

2019-04-03: Thanks, kid.

2019-04-02: Excellent: Grues and Invisiclues: A Personal Remembrance of Infocom That damn Babel fish! Love …

2019-03-26: Oil that’s had calendula steeping in it all summer. I love the colour! Now to combine with beeswax …

2019-03-26: Morning coffee view. Listening to Weezer’s take on Toto’s “Africa,” which has become my 6yo …

2019-03-25: Someone on my local community notice-board recommended this as another way to pay one’s respects to …

2019-03-22: “Broken-hearted but not broken.” I listened to this on the radio today while sitting in …

2019-03-22: A quite pleasant Friday afternoon!

2019-03-20: It will be interesting to see if these big companies can get away with trying to blow off the …

2019-03-19: Students perform haka to pay tribute to classmates killed in Christchurch - video - World news - The …

2019-03-19: It was too much to hope that this tragedy wouldn’t be politicised… ‘“Your grandparents came …

2019-03-16: Another good’un. Opinion - Kiwis Experience an Attack That ‘Feels Imported’ - The New York Times

2019-03-16: This is very good: New Zealand felt removed from the global voices of hatred. No longer - Elle Hunt …

2019-03-15: Sorry to swear, friends, but holy fuck, apparently 30 people have just been wounded / killed in a …

2019-03-07: Man who burned his passport and went to fight with IS feels like the government has “stabbed me in …

2019-03-07: This is really embarrassing, especially coming from mayors of coastal towns that are undoubtedly …

2019-03-05: The Jesus and Mary Chain at the Wellington Opera House! 👌☺️😍🎸 and 🎧

2019-02-27: One for @macgenie’s research…

2019-02-27: Really liking the new (?) Weezer Teal album!! Their Billie Jean is 👌… and then of course …

2019-02-14: Probably preaching to the converted here at micro.blog, but this was a good (if terrifying) read: …

2019-02-13: I’m thinking of putting a kid-friendly Linux distro on my old white MacBook…Qimo, Sugar, and …

2019-02-13: Squee!!! Also, the keyboardco.com branded nail files were a nice touch.

2019-02-13: Says it all, really: Greta Thunberg: “Sweden is not a Role Model” – We Don’t Have Time – Medium

2019-02-11: Writers as magicians Just finished reading the introduction to Francesca Lia Block’s The Thorn Necklace with a …

2019-02-06: An excellent lie-in this morning.

2019-02-04: I never knew Germlish was a thing. But thanks to my German friend Conny, I’ve been …

2019-02-04: I’m reading my timeline through the web, uh, portal, but for the life of me I can’t find …

2019-02-04: If nothing else, today I am going to write 2,000 words. I am going to do this by sitting down at my …

2019-02-03: I found this very sad, and very beautiful: ‘You will behave weirdly’: what I learned …

2019-02-03: My daughter got hold of my phone today when I wasn’t looking…

2019-02-01: Life on a (relatively) small island in the pacific means weather—good or bad—doesn’t tend to stick …

2019-01-31: Yesterday was one of the better play dates I’ve had with my daughter. Started with a trip to the …

2019-01-28: This was the view from our writing group catch-up tonight! Sitting in a boathouse looking across the …

2019-01-28: Ok, So This Is Surreal...!

2019-01-27: Fellow Flickr users! I’ve just received my auto-renewal notice and for the year… $49.99? I’m …

2019-01-25: Not bad, sky. Not bad.

2019-01-18: Moo in a giant tyre on Somes Island! Some old photos, finally developed. More here.

2019-01-18: Jesus and Mary Chain are coming to Wellington. At the Opera house no less! It’s a great venue, …

2019-01-12: Yesterday’s sunset!

2019-01-07: Summer Holidays with cousins. Grey’s Bush, Gisborne.

2019-01-05: I don’t usually like linking to Twitter, but we saw the most amazing meteorite tonight! twitter.com

2018-12-16: Inspired by @vasta’s “letting the pile grow” post, here is my own “really need to get to these” pile …

2018-11-08: Been off the radar lately with a self-imposed break from Instagram and most other social media …

2018-10-14: Finally made it to Seaside Cabaret before the end of school holidays! :)

2018-10-12: Heathcliff versus Darcy: Who is the Bigger Shit? Spoiler: it’s no surprise who the winner is.

2018-10-12: I see goulet pens is having a sale on colorverse inks. I’ve oogled them for a long time but still …

2018-10-10: Interesting article on envy and social media. Made me realise (again) what a lovely atmosphere we …

2018-10-10: Husband just asked me for the name of “that guy…the one in doctor who.” And then decided it …

2018-09-28: Getting more than a little choked up hearing our PM speak at the UN today. For the first …

2018-09-16: Blot conversation 4 Blot conversation 4 (This is almost turning into a newsletter, sheesh. Apologies to everyone who has …

2018-09-12: Humanoid Language Week @ The SpinOff…

2018-08-30: Time for another episode of “Help Me Configure My Blot.im Blog Because I Can’t Figure It Out …

2018-08-24: Reading: SF Books That Did Not Belong In the Kids’ Section of the Library at Tor.com :)

2018-08-17: Tee hee: real businessmen

2018-08-03: sunrise in space!(via Twitter)

2018-08-01: Incredible speech by Paula Stone Williams “I’ve lived as a man & a woman – …

2018-07-22: The semaphore version of Wuthering Heights

2018-07-16: Just came across this incredible article written several years ago on the guardian: a biographer’s …

2018-07-16: This history of indexing, searching, and information pretty much blew my mind…

2018-07-09: Hot damn! Struck the motherlode of misplaced film just now while going through my fabric stash. I’d …

2018-07-08: Really lovely post by Austin Kleon on creativity as a parent.

2018-06-27: Next up on the further adventures of a girl and her blot: how to figure out how pagination rules …

2018-06-21: Now Lou Diamond Phillips has joined the Wiggles…

2018-06-21: Blog hosting question: what platforms do people use these days? Thinking (again) about migrating my …

2018-06-21: Robbie Rakete on the Wiggles this morning talking about taniwha! 👍

2018-06-10: Caro Diario: one of my all-time favourite movies. The scene where Nanni Moretti’s riding his …

2018-06-04: Anyone have any tips on unblocking inkjet printer heads? Have been scouring the internet and used a …

2018-05-17: New goverenment announces budget. Opposition MPs tweet angrily that they will continue to eat pies.

2018-05-09: Breaking news!

2018-05-01: Getting really excited - @macgenie is interviewing me tomorrow for the Micro Monday podcast! :D

2018-04-26: Some Good, Some Bad Good grief, it’s been a real week of highs and lows: * Spent the week meticulously writing down all …

2018-04-26: As an ex-Washingtonian I’ve got to say I’m totally jazzed by the preset names in sunlit! Find myself …

2018-04-26: So, so happy to be able to announce that my short story, “The Obstinate One,” was accepted by Flame …

2018-04-22: YACP…😺

2018-04-17: wipes butter off face oh yeah, now I remember why I took a break from making sourdough every …

2018-04-15: Yesterday I managed to take my Konica Hexar apart and fix its notorious sticky shutter/ autofocus. …

2018-04-14: I think they’re warming up to each other. 😺

2018-04-14: The birthday card birthday Leila made for a friend has somehow turned into a Devo tribute. Sorry …

2018-04-13: New toy. 📷

2018-04-13: Fabulous essay about He-Man by We Are The Mutants. “‘So, who are the Masters of the Universe? Are …

2018-04-12: Being closely supervised in my girl-cave. (Any OCD types, apologies!)

2018-04-11: Photo Class I’ve found the very cool www.r-photoclass.com and I want to start working through the class. For the …

2018-04-08: Just currently looking at cross posting between micro.blog and my other spots. How has everyone else …

2018-04-06: Just found out this morning that a short story of mine’s been accepted for an anthology. My …

2018-04-06: Random request for help: does anyone know what these are called? Little pictures that you get in …

2018-04-02: Camera photo of Wairarapa balloon festival light show last night :)

2018-03-23: New shoes. I feel like what’s-her-name in the Breakfast Club! 😍

2018-03-23: Spent a chunk of the day on the Testbirds site. Verdict still out but as a software tester who is …

2018-03-21: Spent the spare hours of the weekend developing some negatives in the bathtub, including my first …

2018-03-16: Waiting for the tooth fairy. //processed with Plastic Bullet

2018-03-15: Going deeper vs skimming the surface So my new year’s resolution was not to start something new, but to GO DEEPER. Instead of …

2018-03-13: Latest google search: “how do I stop my kitten from attacking me?”

2018-03-11: I think I could give sparknotes.com a run for their money. Book 3, Chapter 5: “DQ attacks …

2018-03-11: Finally getting around to my Don Quixote read. Started it many years ago when I was inspired by The …

2018-03-11: Is this the holy grail of stationery porn? (OMG!!!!!!)

2018-03-11: Surely it doesn’t look good if your own lawyer wants to punch you in the face.

2018-03-11: This is what headline news looks like in NZ: great white shark eats mince pie.

2018-03-11: Further to the ✏️ conversation going on. I don’t think I can buy any new ones for a while :(

2018-03-10: Trying again ;) //@d0gc0w & @kitt & other ✍️ friends

2018-03-08: Still life with, er, flamingo.

2018-03-08: Rainy day. On the turntable this morning: Bill Evans’ The Village Vanguard Sessions & …

2018-03-08: Demonstrating the rules to Chewie, our new kitten. Tabletops and benches are not allowed but chairs …

2018-03-07: Wups. Just DDoSed staging.

2018-03-05: Evolutionary design flaw: the twitching tail of a grumpy adult cat is quite possibly the most …

2018-03-04: Been on cat duty all day! Unfortunately top cat is not impressed with our new kitten and …

2018-03-03: Cat #1: Pippi. She was #2 until last year 😿but after the reshuffle has attained top cat position.

2018-03-03: So…this happened today.

2018-03-02: El Ministerio del Tiempo on Netflix is v, v good! Spanish time travel Ministry with teams made up of …

2018-03-02: Beginnings and development 🌑🌒👍✍️

2018-03-01: This is my sad attempt at doing the right thing with the playdoh that my daughter now tells me she …

2018-02-28: the outdoor cat This is Tink, our “outdoor cat.” It’s raining right now and she just sits there, …

2018-02-27: Just got caught by the plumber sneaking the laptop downstairs (so I could play computer games and …

2018-02-26: Other random things from the wish list: Cat Lady card game.

2018-02-26: The wonderful irony of this mug is that my sister bought it for me when I got married, and my …

2018-02-26: I don’t know if this is cool or uncool, to cross-post from my wordpress blog. Tell me if I …

2018-02-26: Hey, so it’s Micro Monday in my part of the world. I want to point to: @JacksonOfTrades …

2018-02-26: In the 90s I was a VB dev and later a localisation engineer (lots of installing ) & could never …

2018-02-26: Bleurgh. Rain.

2018-02-25: “Software failures are failures of understanding, and of imagination.” …

2018-02-21: Scrivener syncing via Dropbox is driving me mental. Every time I sync after using the iPad, I wind …

2018-02-21: Just took the plunge and subscribed to micro.blog. You lot are too cool to stop hanging out with :)

2018-02-21: The everyday pens (and dirty desk).

2018-02-20: Wellington well and truly socked in. After two days of catching the bus (car in garage for new …

2018-02-20: Calm before the storm. What will Gita be bringing in the next few hours? …

2018-02-16: This makes me so angry; not just because wealthy doomsdayers are taking advantage of our beautiful …

2018-02-15: Five year old, yelling from lounge: “Muuum! When are you going to make–” Spots …

2018-02-14: Confession: I just keep twitter on my phone so I can look up #eqnz during/after earthquakes in the …

2018-02-14: 📚Finished tonight: Paper Girls vol 2. Awesome stuff, but Saga definitely pushing my buttons right …

2018-02-14: Cracking up watching “Monster Squad” after last watching it in the 80s. It’s …

2018-02-14: Where I usually write:

2018-02-13: 📚Finished After The Quake. Now on to Kelly Link’s Get In Trouble.

2018-02-13: 🕹 Current gaming goodness: Pillars of Eternity / Life Is Strange / Va-11 Hall-A

2018-02-13: About to start watching Star Trek finale! 🖖

2018-02-13: Just watched Phantom Threads. Holy shit I was not expecting that. An insane 5 stars. …

2018-02-12: Loving the emoji system on micro.blog. Especially excited to find so many people talking about …

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2018-02-10: Finally got round to restringing my guitar. So shiny! So clean-sounding. Next up: teaching …

2018-02-10: First Twine project: a princess who looks for bunnies, written with my five-year-old.

2018-02-09: So out of the blue, Book Mooch has been telling me about all these books on my wishlist that are …

2018-02-09: Finally getting around to installing Twine. Going to experiment with both zines and interactive …

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2018-02-09: “Since we cannot be universal and know all that is to be known of everything, we ought to now …

2018-02-08: Home from Thursday night d&d. Nothing like a bit of chaotic-neutral Druid action to take the …