Akinator and Artificial Intelligence

My eldest daughter refused to get out of bed. She took an afternoon nap and when it was dinner time, she made a lot of grumbling noises when I asked her to come out. My usual tactic is to sit on her legs so she could not escape me while I tickled her feet. This […]


This fan fiction is written for a competition entry on The Classic Gamers Guild. Competition Link (please note that The Classic Gamers Guild Facebook group is a closed group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/ClassicGamersGuild/permalink/978440892280734/   John had no idea what had happened. His hands had just pressed on the open button on the laboratory door when all electricity seemed to […]

An unwilling subject for discussion

Recently, I almost fell into seeking validation from others again. What a dangerous thing to do. Do realize that we are all wired up very differently from most other people. What works for you, does not work for others, and the reverse is also most certainly true. If it really is not our business to […]

Into the sunset

And so I said goodbye to some people. It was a surprise to most of them, but I did not want to stay anymore. We gave our well wishes, and behold I was gone. The usual semblance that I was used to began to fall apart in the hours after I departed. A bridge may […]

The Hut

Spider threads caught at her face, a sign that no-one had been there yet. This was no place to be at all – in the middle of a cold and dark forest – but it seemed to be the only refuge that Rylie could find, at least until the sun rose again. She spent the […]

Passing train

“But on a serious note, my friend. What have you done so far in taking yourself closer to that life you have always been dreaming about?” I watch the train’s last carriage roll by. I am able to see the faces of the commuters, eyes on their mobile devices, some talking with one another. Indeed […]

Those chains that bind

Oh those chains that bind That I cannot break But I can slowly unloose them When no one is watching

I smell rain

The morning was blazing hot. I staggered out of the air-conditioned bedroom, and was greeted by warmth that was beyond welcome. It was the beginning of the weekend. The night before I had a dream of work. There were very clear and detailed conversations with my boss, and our business partners. It was an exhausting […]

This is the part when everything falls apart

Much of what I have learned and believed in, in recent days have fallen into pieces. I am a little glad that this happens now, than later, but much of me feels destroyed. I suppose this is what others who have come this way, called it the mid-life crisis. I had a quarter-life crisis once, […]

Installing old Adobe CS3 while overcoming insert disk problem

I did something really stupid today. Spent two hours trying to make a light bulb and ended up finding a thousand ways how a light bulb won’t work. I hope to save you the trouble of hours by learning from my mistake. I did not want to use the new Adobe CS Cloud, so I […]