Life and times of a Keyboard

Posted on Thu 02 October 2008 in Root Observations

I have a well needed day off work (its' been busy since returning from holiday so I've been in the office every day) and I've set myself two goals for the day. First is to catchup on my book reports and other blogging. Second is to go for a long …


Continue reading

Eurocon - international culture at it's best...

Posted on Fri 16 May 2008 in Root Observations

A little break from talking and playing gives me time to post a few more photos and explanations.

[![67-ec5-ppe-thumb-250x187.jpg](https://www.steveroot.co.uk/files/import/67-ec5-ppe-thumb-250x187.jpg)]({static}wp-content/uploads/2012/11/66-ec5-ppe2.jpg)

We can start with what sort of Personal Protection Equipment is necessary to play …


Continue reading

Coining phrases: "Messenger Lag"

Posted on Wed 05 March 2008 in Root Observations

I wonder if there is a term in use called "Messenger Lag" or similar, meaning; the effect of having two or more differing conversations with the same person when typing over instant messaging services.

I've just been talking to my Mum on Messenger, she's staying with my sister in Australia …


Continue reading

NHS - I can only say good things about it....

Posted on Tue 20 March 2007 in Root Observations

i-08ca6e167e2e8304689525a2dcadee28-stevetop_small.jpg So, here I am recovering from my broken foot. At the end of last week I had to go to hospital to have the cast removed, another x-ray and see another doctor to find out whether things were getting better or worse.

With all the bad things you hear about …


Continue reading

Bereavement, and why I don't know what to say

Posted on Wed 14 March 2007 in Root Observations

I just this minute heard from an acquaintance that someone close to him died. I don't know him that well, I've never met or spoken to him, just worked on some computer things with him. Yet the minute I read the message I was in mental turmoil.

I never have …


Continue reading