August 16th, 2013

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My family is both creative and destructive, it's a gift

So, hands up who hasn't seen Pronunciation Book yet? For those who like me are not on the pulse of the internet, it's exactly what it says on the box - a YouTube channel that tells you how to pronounce things. Or, it was, up until earlier this year, when it got a bit weird. Then, about a month ago it stopped with the pretence altogether and started a countdown, in which a daily post would be made as usual, but it would make a seemingly random statement, followed by "Something is going to happen in X days." It started at 77, now it's down to 46 - that makes it September 24th when said thing is going to happen (yes the vids originate in the US).

Naturally, folks are curious. I am. I mean, I know it's probably viral marketing, but my interest was piqued by the fact that the channel existed innocuously for 3 years before this weirdness started. That's a commitment that suggests something a bit different from your average. Anyway, speculation is rife, with the most popular theories being it's either a new Battlestar Galactica or a new Halo. There's even one theory that suggests the use of the name Glyph may portent the announcement of a Mass Effect movie.

So I've subscribed to the channel, because I love me a good mystery. Of course, on the 25th of September, the video could very well say "This is how you pronounce global disappointment." But while it lasts, I'm totally in.

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In other news, my brother grist is looking for parts - particularly, the kind of parts you find in old CRT televisions. I'm not sure what he'll do with the parts, but here is the sort of thing he's been making lately:

So it would be in the interests of filling the world with more shiny (and also semi-responsible* disposal of old electronic equipment) if you were to spread the word to your crappy-old-tv-having friends.

* The leftovers will be disposed of ethically, but he might use the parts to make things that blow shit up.

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K so Wellington just had a succession of large-ish earthquakes (6.2, 5.7, 5.3) in the last half hour.

I am becoming far too familiar with the underneath of my desk.

And the guys who were on the roof of the building next door doing assessments for repairs after the last big one, well - they've all gone home to change their undies.