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2017 Stats

As is traditional, this is the time when we take a look at the statistics from the previous year to see what insights can be gleaned. Last year WordPress rather meanly stopped preparing summaries, but I can still look at … Continue reading

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Adventures with Rice Cookers

One of the staples appliances in any Japanese kitchen is the humble rice cooker. At any traditional Japanese meal rice goes without saying and likely comes without asking; as a result every kitchen needs a way to produce it quickly … Continue reading

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Hiatus

Summer is officially over here in NZ, and we are starting to see the first truly autumnal weather of the year. As some readers will be aware, the pace of work has very much increased over the last few weeks, … Continue reading

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2016 Stats

2016 is now receding behind us, and many of us have breathed a sigh of relief that the flaming toilet-bowl of a year is now comfortably over. With the recent inauguration of President Trump (or, as seems disturbingly possible, America’s … Continue reading

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2015 Stats

We’re still in a transitional phase here at Speculative OP, and by that I mean I’m still travelling and service will be intermittent. But WordPress have seen fit to gift me with a review of my blogs stats over the … Continue reading

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Hiatus

We have now reached the beginning of winter in the northern hemisphere, and the end of my time in Japan. I will be leaving the country and travelling, building alliances for the inevitable revolution… you know, the usual. I’m not … Continue reading

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Creative Blogger Award

I have been nominated for a Creative Blogger Award by Artemis from Otaku Lounge. This is as unexpected as it is welcome, and naturally I’m very flattened.

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No-one would ha…

No-one would have believed, in the closing years of the last century, that human affairs were being watched from the timeless worlds of space. No-one could have dreamed that we were being scrutinized, as someone with a microscope studies creatures … Continue reading

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