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Punching Nazis: Yay or Nay?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:40:41 +0000

The year is 2017, and voicing your concerns at the idea that vigilantes can just punch people they disagree with, makes you slightly worse than Adolf Hitler. This whole discussion started on Twitter. Now summing-up and continuing in a medium where every nuanced argument does not have to fit in a neat 140 characters1. “Why […]

12 Awe-Inspiring Tips to Make Shitty Clickbait Listicles. Number 5 will make your head explode!

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 04:39:16 +0000

Start your title with a number. Include random grandiloquent synonym for “great”. Attach irrelevant but eye-catching stock photo loosely-credited picture nicked from Google Image. Throw a dice, pick a list item and single it out in your title, to fool people into thinking the list was put together by someone who gave a fuck. Include a few useless factoids and thoroughly […]

Remove Twitter’s intrusive ad content from feed in Safari…

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:01:00 +0000

For a multitude of reasons, I am no fan of ad-supported apps or contents. Unfortunately, I am in the minority there, and major net services overwhelmingly rely on increasingly sneaky ad-placement strategies to “monetise” their eyeball traffic. Twitter does it in a particularly irritating way, by inserting ads “promoted content” straight into the feed, with only […]

Vietnam in 14 days…

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:13:41 +0000

Last year, rather than attending my traditional KFC christmas party and New Year’s Eve public drunkenness at the local temple, I met up with a few old friends from around the world, for 2 weeks of fun and adventures in Vietnam. Technically the longest vacation I have had in… many many years1. Our (very) haphazardly […]

It’s not a manic episode if you never come down, RIGHT?

Sun, 10 Jan 2016 09:58:14 +0000

So, it would appear that I may have brought back a small caffeine problem from my Vietnam vacation. Along with over a kilo of that sweet magical bean powder one uses to produce that delicious sirupy black nectar of the gods they call coffee over there. Which in the grand scheme of things could have been way, […]

Why the Terrorists win each time…

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 09:51:45 +0000

Sometimes I wonder if I am the last person who remembers the true definition of the word ‘terrorism’, such as it was understood some 15 years ago, before opportunistic politicians set about emptying it of its substance to fit their own populist goals. Before it became a newspeak catch-all term for some vague faceless enemy […]

Fluctuat Nec Mergitur, by Joann Sfar

Sat, 14 Nov 2015 14:22:45 +0000

Earlier today, French artist Joann Sfar1 published a short series of drawings on the Terrorist attacks that took place in Paris. Because they sum up my feelings much better than any tricolour lighting or Twitter hashtag ever will, I took the liberty to embed them here with my own humble attempt at an English translation: […]

Kyoto Weekend…

Sat, 07 Nov 2015 13:50:06 +0000

What NOT to do in Tokyo…

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 09:12:36 +0000

A perk of being a long-term resident in a country that is currently sitting atop most lists for “cool vacay destinations in the world”, is being asked on a weekly daily basis: “So… What are your Tokyo/Kyoto/Japan tips and recommendations?” To which I politely smile and internally try to decide whether the person asking is mentally diminished […]

Summer Roman-Photo

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 18:57:18 +0000

Paris, Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Canal de l’Ourq,  À Vélo au Bord de l’Eau, Bordeaux, Château Soulac, Château Carbonneau, Saint-Émilion, Endless Vineyards, French Wine, Belgian Beer, Happy Hour, Late Hours, Lunch in Babylone, Dinner in Odéon, Walking, Biking, Wedding, Jazzing, Jamming. Seine, Sex & Sun. Seeing how I am about 5 Summer trips behind on that ongoing life-cataloguing project […]