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September 2017


Here’s s’thing I really don’t get about Discovery: if they wanted licence to do things differently, why not set it 100yrs after TNG? #tweet


Watched the first two episodes of Star Trek Discovery... it’s not great #tweet


My new favourite thing is the salmon mayo onigiri from Kokoro. Especially now that we’ve figured out how to open the wrapper #tweet


Blade Runner on the big screen tonight was fab. Totally worth not getting home till 1 in the morning #tweet


I don’t always need to send a 500 MB file, but I’m glad of fast broadband when I do #tweet


Are you sure it’s Wednesday? Feels like a Thursday to me #tweet


It’s a really nice thing to be thanked for your work #tweet


Who really wants longer tweets? Marketers and advertisers: that's who it comes down to #tweet


You know that gag in Starship Troopers where the main guy gets flogged ‘cause a dude gets shot, but the admiral kills millions and resigns? #tweet


Stop it with this nonsense; they were only bad in hindsight (and actually, DS9 s01 is better than you remember) https://t.co/GWldKn1i3j #tweet


Charged/backed up my iPhone on the desktop. Unplugged, tried to swipe up the Control Centre, nada. Restarted, swiping works again. Huh #tweet


This Bobby Heenan collection on the Network is... fine. But I really just want a bunch of promos #tweet


Missed this yesterday: farewell, William G Stewart, host of the best TV quiz show ever https://t.co/lh0kDvhPx9 #tweet


Just remembered I’m seeing Mike Watt play next weekend. I’m privileged to have seen my favourite musician a number of times already #tweet


Another sunny morning (which is good), another crappy eir broadband connection (which is bad) #tweet


Some transparency about the Ireland account (which I've also muted for the week); welcome, and good to know https://t.co/PTZ5edBk3Q #tweet


Six weeks till Hallowe’en and they’re already at it with the fireworks, sigh #tweet


Feel like I dodged a bullet by missing that Kingsman screening on Monday morning #tweet


Just got the best email. Major confidence booster #tweet


Heart-lifting news about Ibrahim Halawa #tweet


JR says Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan is no longer with us. His quick wit made me a wrestling fan, no question #tweet


Anyone who’s going to see Sorcerer at the IFI Open Day today, you’re in for a treat #tweet


Ah man, Harry Dean Stanton. What a week this has been #tweet


Went to see Mother! this afternoon; it left me… whelmed #tweet


I sold Gerard Butler a CD player cleaner the same night he presented something at the IRMA Awards https://t.co/qgJZNjnBJX #tweet


Would it kill Apple to communicate significant UX changes to iTunes before they update the bloody software? Yes, apparently it would #tweet


Doesn't feel like nearly five years since my interview with Grant Hart (by email; missed the chance in person) https://t.co/0cqTJwS93c #tweet


Woke up to the most horrible news; rest easy, Grant Hart #tweet


Late to the new Crystal Maze (the one with ordinary people, not celebs) and it's just lovely #tweet


Just had some chocolate then turned around and saw there was still veg left from dinner https://t.co/rEX6ViBDKu #tweet


Yesterday tech people invented phones. Today it's... minibars? #tweet


Serious question: is modern-day roller derby a work or a shoot? #tweet


Only half past seven in the morning and I already want to scream #tweet


Don't think this would happen? This will only make easier what's happening already https://t.co/AdcTzif0f0 #tweet


My quick take on today’s Apple thing: the ridiculous X only exists to distract from the 8’s minor incremental improvements on the 7 #tweet


I think I'm old enough to try reading Donald Barthelme again #tweet