Every man a king.

I think it was hearing one of the songs he wrote that first got me interested in Huey Long, the governor of and senator for Lousiana in the '20s and '30s. He wrote it in co-ordination with a bandleader he'd hired away from the hotel…

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Priority.

Dan’s been trying to teach me how to play Europa Universalis IV, which is a cool game with a dizzying array of menus and levels ticking up and down. I'm starting to get the hang of it now, but the thing I've realised after a…

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It's me.

An extremely tfw moment on the latest Idle Weekend, when Danielle said As a person who thrives on being busy, but also gets overwhelmed by how busy I get, which as someone who has so far in life only really seemed capable of bouncing between…

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Viideo games.

Something else videogames have that has broken my brain (though perhaps not as much as they might have, thanks to the influence of Dark Souls) is the ability to pause everything, sadly lacking in real life. You can't just drop out to take stock; the wheel…

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Video games.

One of the many ways videogames have broken my brain is that in the immediate brain soup that ensues after I make some kind of mistake or do something wrong, one of the thoughts that inevitably bubbles to the top is "oh I guess I'll just reset…

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LIVnks.

Haven't done one of these in a while, so some of these will be a bit old: The bursting of the casual dining bubble.The logistics behind the KFC chicken crisis.Audible is putting on plays for content. The blurring of lines between distributor and producer continues…

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Old stone.

I was talking to Sean about the Warren and he observed that its temporary nature (only there for the month!) also gives it more vitality—people are more likely to go in the knowledge that it won't be around for too long. 

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Straight lines.

On the podcast last week I described what I saw as a tendency in right-wing thought regarding the validity of talking about the collective characteristics of certain groups of people. I think it can be generalised somewhat: societal downplaying or devaluing of certain forms of…

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Changing spaces again

On a much smaller scale: yesterday I got given an armchair by Mahesh, who's moving back to London for a bit. I put it in the lounge for the time being, and it's already changed the room for me, completing the U-shape of seating, making…

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