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  1. Shenzhen Sojourn Ⅱ

    What you lose in portability, you gain in playability. Is that a teratoma in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me? Identical twins? More like Schwarzenegger and DeVito. Continue Reading →

  2. Shenzhen Sojourn Ⅰ

    Though symmetrical, the B22 silhouette is fugly. A narrow, chafed neck screams against the severity and violence of the arcing bulbous protrusion hanging below. There’s no girthsome muscle or strength upstream of the electric fire. No gravity-simulated gradient, or natural scrotal resemblance. Just a bulky collar that looks as out of place as a fat Windsor knot on a skinny man’s spread-collar. Continue Reading →

  3. Shenzhen Safari Ⅵ

    Red is the colour of hatred, anger, power, aggression, adrenaline, worry, jealousy, murder, blood; faux-love, hearts, strawberries, stress, lust; and Mario. Continue Reading →

  4. Shenzhen Safari Ⅴ

    I lift high my trusty old, cushioned Logitech G Pro X Gaming-headset, stretch wide the supple cups to straddle my massive cranium, and immerse myself in a symphonic choir of strutting saw waves, and synthetic in utero basal…warmth. Continue Reading →

  5. Shenzhen Safari Ⅳ

    Then the PlayStation 2 landed. An obsidian black boxy monolith, evoking the opposite of fun. No more gonzo journalism, bat shit crazy curves, and see-through peekaboo. This was the dawn of a new era. Of seriousness. Striving for photorealism in textures, lighting technology, and enough polygons to realise the cancelled lad mags advertised promise: A simulacrum of nature’s finest soft protrusions. Why then, did it fail to embrace my attention? Continue Reading →

  6. Shenzhen Safari Ⅲ

    Quentin Tarantino liked to chop up his movies in the ’90s, and shuffle the scenes so they weren’t in chronological order. We all thought it was very clever, and I’ve just done that here now. Impressed? Well, neither was I when I slipped into my dirty white Gi and tried to summon a fireball from my palms, solely with willpower and chi. Continue Reading →

  7. Shenzhen Safari Ⅱ

    143 games. Well, forty years ago, that would be a giant collection. More than a lifetime of enjoyment. Today, with our smoother and faster brains, that’s at least an afternoon’s delight. Continue Reading →

  8. Shenzhen Safari Ⅰ

    When I became a man again, I set aside childish incremental upgrades and revelled in having a long-lasting relationship with a phone. Continue Reading →

  9. 2022 Every Day Carry (EDC)

    [M]y current “every day carry”, or EDC; an idiotic term that requires further explanation to define meaning. It’s the stuff I normally take with me when I leave home. Continue Reading →

  10. Skmei Face Swap

    The Chinese company Skmei make fantastic and inexpensive watches. Some are in the style of a well-known Japanese digital watch-maker, some are bizarrely unique designs. Continue Reading →

  11. Buying 2015’s flagship GPU used in 2020: the GeForce GTX 980 ti

    Scoping out eBay for them, I started thinking, well now, maybe I could find one for me too. The green-eyed monster was just too much for me. Continue Reading →

  12. 2007 Mac mini (1,1), a fixer-upper journey (January 2018)

    I am convinced mouse and keyboard will be around for many more years. Blade Runner came out almost forty years ago, yet voice recognition still isn’t reliable enough to manipulate an image based on commands from a surly, mumbling voice. Continue Reading →

  13. Review: Apple Watch Series 3 (2017)

    At first, it was neat to have my watch *tapping* me on the wrist with notifications and messages, but it quickly grew tiresome. It reinforced that I do not wish for the instant, immediate and regular distractions this helpful device tap-tap-taps me with. I am happier checking my phone when I choose to, and when it is not impolite to do so. Continue Reading →

  14. PC Gaming; an Homage
  15. Amiga Adventures (Acceleration, RAM and HD Upgrades, WHDLoad)

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