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Archive January 2009
Thursday 15 January 2009
I managed to find old-school cheap single-bladed razors the other day, and was delighted. I just shaved with one, and I was right to be delighted, it is much better than shaving with the wobbly-headed double-bladed razors that are all I've been able to find for a while. Does anyone actually prefer the crazy polybladed wire-guarded ultrarazors? I find that with multiblades they just get hair caught in them on the first stroke and are annoying thereafter, and the wobbly head means the razor deliberately avoids shaving me closely. The control and easy-clean-ness of a single blade are much better.

But one day I should go back to shaving with a straight razor. [15:13] [1 comment]


Saturday 3 January 2009
Recently I've been made aware of, from multiple sources, Real life superheroes - the best article about them was this one from Rolling Stone, while the article about the best one of them was this BBC article about angle-grinder man.

Two fun questions arise - first, if you were to for some reason decide to dress up in a silly costume and fight for justice, what would your costume be like, what would your name be, and what other gimmicks would you have?

Second, not necessarily connected to the first question, what would you focus on fighting?

My answers in comments - think of your answer first so I don't distract you. [10:12] [3 comments]


Friday 2 January 2009
Here is a game, a game called Spelunky!

It is approximately a cross between Mario and Nethack.

I endorse this game. [08:10] [0 comments]


Thursday 1 January 2009
New Year's Encouragements. Instead of making pressurey resolutions for yourself, make positive uplifting recommendations for other people. No negativity allowed, and try not to even imply something negative (eg. "eat better" implies you were eating poorly, but "make delicious home-cooked meals at least once a week" is pretty cleanly positive.)

Could this be memetic? Give me a New Year's Encouragement, then post something like this in your own blog asking for Encouragements of your own. [10:57] [0 comments]