Tag: games

  • The strange language of teenagers plus foxes, birds and standing stones

    The strange language of teenagers plus foxes, birds and standing stones

    The kids were talking the other day and said something that made absolutely no sense to me so I asked them to explain and after the explanation I was no closer to understanding what it meant. They speak another language. I’ll tell you what they said and you see if you can figure it out: […]

  • Creating Minecraft mods: setting up the environment

    Creating Minecraft mods: setting up the environment

    Note: I’ve created a two YouTube videos showing how to do this – part 1 & part 2. Yesterday I posted a guide for installing Minecraft mods on a Mac. The logical next step to this is is creating your own mods. This is not quite as easy as installing them – you will need […]

  • Sack racing in front of the Queen

    Sack racing in front of the Queen

    We were very pleased to return our campervan today and return home to hot water and flushing toilets. I’ve realised that those old VW campervans are just for young, cool people who can defy their natural biology by not producing any poo. Ben and I both have war wounds. Ben for hitting his head on […]

  • This Beautiful Creature Must die

    We’re all addicted to the new 80s-themed Peta computer game to which The Smiths have lent their 1980s song, Meat is Murder. It’s quite retro with 8-bit audio and pixelated graphics and it’s also very addictive. The song grates on your nerves after a while though. Daniel is the reigning champion with a score of […]

  • Road works and Daniel's party

    Street Maintenance Auckland Transport has spent the last week ripping up the footpaths and kerbs on our street and replacing them with new footpaths and kerbs. I can’t think why they’re doing this as the footpaths and kerbs looked fine to me before. What I find even more frustrating is the absence of a cycle […]

  • Making money

    Daniel and Elizabeth have lately been playing with the little girl who lives next door. She’s about Daniel’s age and she comes to our house and the three of them play mummies and daddies. Yesterday during their game, Daniel went off to the play area and left his friend alone in the bedroom. We naturally […]