The Shanghai Cacophony Society (also known as the Raccoon Society) are pranksters of compassion. As members we try to invent shenanigans that will trick, confuse, and delight people. One year at Dragon Burn we started a new theme camp that was less than it seemed.
It finally happened. Someone tried to scam me on Steam. I guess I don’t play online games enough for me to be exposed to these scammers usually, but it was bound to happen eventually. Thankfully I was lucky enough to spot what was happening before any damage was done.
OneDrive has an “Explore” tag that automatically sorts all your pictures into categories for you. I though it might be fun to grab pictures from a specific tag and see what stories they can tell. Here are all the images categorised under “City”, and the story behind each.
A knock on the door can often bring good things. A friend coming to visit, that parcel you’ve been waiting for, a letter from a loved one. But there are situations where a simple knock can bring bad things. Sometimes a knock on the door can be utterly terrifying.
I got into fighting when I was younger. Although I didn’t manage to keep it up, I still learned a lot from training MMA. It taught me a lot about myself and others that I don’t think I could have learned from anything else.
Perhaps one of the worst periods of my life was after I turned 17. I was in Cumbria, studying in sixth form. I was thinking about what to study at to university, about what I would do with my future.
Trigger warnings can be a good thing. They can help people avoid things that may trigger a negative reaction. Trigger warnings are pretty common these days, but I worry that this is making people forget what a trigger actually is.
I worked at Codemasters for over three years. I did well there. I learned a lot and became a the programmer I am today. If it wasn’t for them I would never have become a network programmer.
When I decided to move to London they didn’t want me to go.
Sometimes you can do something that seems so insignificant to you yet has a long lasting effect on someone else. Like the butterfly that flaps its wings and ends up causing an typhoon on the other side of the planet.
Despite the USA and UK governments’ advice I ended up staying in Shanghai during the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.
I ended up in very tricky situation just before the Chinese New Year. Financially things aren’t great right now, but I was all set to start work in February.