Terrance Brown

The musings of a South African living abroad

Snatcher

Recently, I’ve been enjoying quite a few retro gaming videos on YouTube, and it’s helped to rekindle my desire to play older games, especially as I’m quite constricted currently in terms of my choice of gaming platforms.

The Spice Melange

For the last two years, I haven’t had much of a chance to go to the movie theatre, but if there is one film that is high on my list of movies to watch, it’s Dune by Denis Villeneuve.

Vaccination Success

Just a short post to say that I’ve managed to get my first vaccination shot today.

My age group isn’t yet officially able to get vaccinated, but most clinics are allowing walk-ins, so I decided to try my luck this morning.

Returning to WhatsApp

Towards the start of this year I made the decision to leave Facebook and part of doing that meant I had to also move off of WhatsApp to Signal Messenger. A couple of months later and I’m back on WhatsApp. So what happened to my stance on privacy, and why am I using WhatsApp again?

Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars (The Sequel)

Rocket League, the sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, has proven to be one of my favourite gaming experiences in a long time. I haven’t put so much time into an online multiplayer game since my Halo 3 days. So why is a game based around the concept of car soccer so addictive?

Typing Joy

I recently picked up a Keychron K2 mechanical keyboard that was on special, and I’ve fallen in love with the tactile feel of typing with mechanical switches.

Cleaning House

Part of the reason I haven’t been too productive recently in my writing has been that I’m working my way through my backlog of posts and importing them into WordPress. Previously they had all been saved as Markdown files for a Jekyll site I was using, and as part of the process, I’m also editing and reformatting them to fix plenty of spelling and grammar mistakes that slipped through the net the first time.

A Short March Update

I’ve been a bit lax in terms of blogging lately. I’ve been meaning to write more, especially with the 100 Days To Offload challenge, but life has thrown a few obstacles in my way. With how 2020 and 2021 have gone, that is actually a blessing of sorts.

photo of truss towers

Staying in the Dark

If you’ve been living in South Africa for any length of time, you’ll know that one of the downsides of living here is that we have frequent load-shedding due to our national electricity company being unable to provide us with enough power due to mismanagement and inadequate resources. But I’m not going to type out a post filled with complaints about the situation. Rather, I want to look at the positive aspects of being forced to live without electricity for several hours a day.

black crt tv on black wooden table

An Endless Cycle of Reboots

A few days ago I read the news that the television series Frasier would be returning to screens along with Rugrats. My first reaction wasn’t excitement, but rather resignation.

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