Author Sy

IT consultant by day, quester by night. Your navigator through the realms of the techno and the freaky.

Goals for the New Year

I am a great believer in setting goals and New Year's celebrations help to focus the mind on reviewing previous goals and setting new ones for the year ahead (see, New Year's Eve *is* good for something).  However, I am… Continue Reading →

Dream Elixir: Night 3

I’m in a hotel with my class from school. We are due to go on two separate flights on the Space Shuttle. The more I think about it, the more I don’t want to go. I have a bad feeling… Continue Reading →

Dream of Gnostic Art

  I'm wandering through the corridors of A[…].  We are in a wing of the house that is completely unknown to us and we are exploring.  We open a door and behind it is a small suite of two interconnected… Continue Reading →

Scooby Doo and the Hermeneutics of Suspicion

I should have been a brilliant sceptic, even now jostling for position as James ("the Amazing") Randi's anointed successor.  With a psychological imbalance towards thinking (as opposed to feeling) that makes Spock look like Mother Theresa, two lawyer parents to instill the partiality of… Continue Reading →

The Factor

Last night saw Cher Lloyd leaving the X-Factor and with her went the last vestige of "factor X".  Tonight's final will now be a snoozefest between three acts that are about as authentic as Santa's red outfit.  Sure Rebecca and Matt… Continue Reading →

Quantum Leapfrog

As I wandered bleary-eyed through the airport this morning, I smiled wryly (not easy at 06:00 in Heathrow, you know) at the new Accenture advertisement. The tag line is "Play Quantum Leapfrog" and the picture shows a frog leaping over… Continue Reading →

Gorillaz @ Glastonbury

I watched the Gorillaz headline set on the TV last night, mellow with red wine and a good week's work under my belt, and was very happy that I had caught it.  I'll admit up front that if Damon Albarn… Continue Reading →

The Dancer Manifesto

“Are we human or are we Dancer?”, The Killers Introduction In Michael Moorcock’s seminal series of books, “The Dancers at the End of Time”, the last inhabitants of Earth have gained the ability to completely manipulate their world. Matter is… Continue Reading →

Children of the Light

Since we started emerging from the winter gloom, a trick of the light often happens in our Dining Room whereby a beam of sunlight gets refracted through the windows and causes a concentrated beam of white light with some coloured spectrum around… Continue Reading →

Emerging Themes

I’m supposed to be doing some emergency coding this weekend – hence the unusually high level of blogging activity 😉 St Nectan’s Glen has been a popular subject on the website over the years. It contains one of the… Continue Reading →

My Miley Crisis.

A scary thing happened to me last night. I was doing my usual “surf the music channels” routine when my attention was caught by a Transporter-esque scene in which a nubile young lady cavorted to a song which, to my… Continue Reading →

Collected Twitterings for 2009-05-06

Did I mention that the Elves are coming…? # Powered by Twitter Tools.

Shaken ’em off this time.

I’ve just fiddled around with this site again. I know, I know – I just can’t leave it alone. موقع 365 سبورت But the issue was that I had a very weak entry page to with not much attracting… Continue Reading →

Lottery Musings

Did anyone notice the weird sequence of numbers from the last two EuroMillions lottery draws? 4 – 14 – 21 – 24 – 41 5 – 8 4 – 7 – 21 – 44 – 47 1 – 5 Maybe… Continue Reading →

Collected Twitterings for 2009-05-01

“Find some friends”, you say? I can only find one. Is this really the future of the web? ivermectin composition # Powered by Twitter Tools.

Collected Twitterings for 2009-04-30

Just ordered a laptop that could run nuclear power plants. Ouch! # has a plan. # ..and it worked! Fab! # has set the wheels in motion. # And so endeth the first day on Twitter. Ummm….. # Powered by… Continue Reading →

Mnemonists Wanted!

Imagine that you have just stepped onto the down escalator at Angel tube Station at rush hour. Far below, in amongst the almost solid throng of people, your eye is caught by a girl (change gender as appropriate) stepping onto… Continue Reading →

Sony’s ESP Lab

Here’s an intrguing little nugget of information that I came across while reading Dean Radin’s summary of Extrasensory research (“Entangled Minds”). Apparently Sony set up a lab with four staff to investigate whether ESP was real or not. The ESPER… Continue Reading →

Larchill Quest

In which I admit to several things I’d rather not…

The Big Picture

It’s all clear now.

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