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My Facebook Year In Review

Posted on 12/27/2014 in Humor, Me
I know, a lot of people are giving this feature flack because algorithms can be insensitive, but I quite liked the results myself.

The Kebab of Destiny

Posted on 12/20/2014 in Business, Food, Me
Once upon a time, I lived at the Whitworth Park halls of residence in Manchester, when I was going to UMIST. I have a few amazingly great memories of that place (and a bunch of awful ones thanks to roommates … More…

The Blog Moves (Again)

Posted on 04/16/2011 in Me, Meta
Well, finally, I think I’ve got this up and running again. Of course, to do it, I had to move to arvixe.com for my hosting (away from GoDaddy, whose inability to properly host multiple sites on IIS means that it’s … More…

Popcorn Films – Going Down

Posted on 06/16/2009 in Me, Meta
I’m transferring the Popcornfilms.com domain from Register.com to GoDaddy.com (it’s much cheaper), and my hosting from Earthlink to GoDaddy as well. (Well, what can I say? I already have hosting – eg. for this blog – from GoDaddy, so I … More…

State of the Nation

Posted on 06/16/2009 in Me
Unfortunately, due to the economy!!!!1! (scary, isn’t it?), I now have to start hedging my bets. I really don’t want to, but it has come to this. We have a few irons in the fire right now, but they’re not … More…

New Homepage is up…

Posted on 12/05/2008 in Me
http://home.earthlink.net/~simoncooke is the address. It’s nice and Spectrum-y 😀 Of course, I still have to redo all of the pages that lead out from there, but it’s a start.

A disturbance in the Force…

Posted on 06/30/2008 in Me
A shift… I can feel it… big things are afoot… No, I don’t mean bigfoot… or that there’s something wrong with my feet. Something is… different. It’s almost as if the date July 11th will have some kind of crazy … More…

Crunch time again

Posted on 01/18/2008 in Me
It’s crunch time at work again, so my posting volume is going to go down for a little bit. I’ll try to find time this weekend to write at least two medical posts. (Just in case you were wondering where … More…

Mission Accomplished!

Posted on 12/21/2007 in Game Development, Me
Yay! I just completed one of several goals I set myself when I first went to work at Surreal. I’m now part of the background crowd “walla” for the game we’re working on. It’s not exactly getting my Sean Connery … More…

A Little Family History

Posted on 11/18/2007 in Me
So I’m sitting here on the couch watching Sicko (Michael Moore’s investigation into America’s healthcare system vs. socialized medicine in the UK & Canada), and at one point he’s interviewing the Rt. Hon. Tony Benn (Labour MP). And what did … More…

My art portfolio (well, half of it)

Posted on 09/17/2007 in Me
… because life’s too short to just be a programmer. Graphic Design & Art Portfolio There’s more stuff out there, but I need to get them off my old backup disks and my old computer.

LA Trip Photos

Posted on 09/09/2007 in Me
I popped down to Santa Monica for a few days to catch up with some friends. I’ve not seen my friend Si since I moved to America, and he moved to Australia about 9 years ago. I miss him a … More…

Computer’s back up

Posted on 09/09/2007 in Me
Damn memory stick. No idea what data got corrupted. *sigh*. Time to backup, and wipe the bastard. Of course, I should have done the backup before it failed… ahem…

Dead Laptop

Posted on 09/08/2007 in Me
Damn… that’ll teach me not to make backups. If I’m not responding to your emails or answering IM, now you know why. Looks like the HDD crashed. Either that or PerfectDisk torched it. Not sure which… but it looks more … More…

Off to Gamefest

Posted on 08/13/2007 in Game Development, Me, Software Development
I’ll be at Gamefest for the next couple of days… w00t 🙂 Nice change of pace… lots to learn… friends to reune with. (OK, so that’s probably not a word, but how else would you turn reunion into a verb? … More…

Programmer Birthday

Posted on 08/13/2007 in Me
Well, on August 10th (Friday), I miraculously made it to 32. That’d be a programmer birthday right there – 25. Next one of those I get will be 32 years from now. I’m hoping I’ll make it to 27, but … More…

Finding Balance

Posted on 02/26/2007 in Me
Name of the game right now? Finding balance. Yep, I know, everyone’s on the search for balance, aligning their chi, making sure their karma’s net positive, looking after themselves, etc etc etc. Sure, it’s old hat, it’s cliche and it’s … More…