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  • Are you saying Burns night or Boo-urns?

    We were a little late, but this year we celebrated Burn’s night, Haggis and all. Burn’s night is celebrated on the birthday of the famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns, the 25th of January. Traditional Scottish food is accompanied by poems, bagpipe music, and a series of addresses. While we waited for the haggis and accompaniments […]

  • Out of the Ashes

    Welcome to Phoenix One, the new Ordinary Decent Laptop Eighteen days after the Great Fire of Plymouth (not to be confused with the fire of 1902), I am typing on my brand new Dell Inspiron 16, and what a computer it is. The specifications roughly matched my old laptop, but were updated, and the only […]

  • The Aftermath

    The smouldering remains of my Inspiron 15 7000 are making their way to the Republic of Ireland. After the drama of last week, things have settled down considerably. Dell have collected my damaged laptop and promised a replacement system in the next ten days or so, although what form that computer will take is anyone’s […]

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  • Yeah…about the name change

    So, I created this blog sitting in the wifi tent at the gamescom camp for two reasons: 1. I wanted to share my experiences at gamescom and 2. I had nothing else to do. Now gamescom is over I can only really meet the second criteria. Except I probably should be doing a thousand other […]

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  • Ha!

    I was searching for gaming articles on google and stumbled across an old BBC news article on the subject. According to their reporters Counter-Strike is a popular “shoot-em-up” game. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoot_’em_up – Ever so slightly different to an FPS…

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  • The journey home

    Free wifi is always an alluring prospect, and having it on an otherwise incredibly boring 4 hour bus journey seems perfect. What I didn’t bank on was how busy the bus got as we stopped to pick up people along the way s Free wifi is always an alluring prospect, and having it on an […]

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  • Off to Edinburgh

    Apparently more traveling is on the agenda, as I’m heading to Edinburgh a couple of days after getting back! Next week I’m going to crash out completely and do nothing, bar play LoL…Speaking of which, I’ve been really getting into it. It took a bit of getting used to but my last few matches have […]

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