I'm Mark Norman Francis, a software developer and development manager who builds things of and for the internet. I use this website to collect my thoughts and ideas, and to collect the parts of me that I leave lying around on other sites on the internet.
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Mostly video game content, where I try and make them more watchable and less erratic by judicious use of repeated attempts to get the best footage and a lot of editing.
Chips for weeks 27 & 28, 2021 July 21 — Away from keyboard.
A little note to mark the end of the restoration of this site that I started a year ago, and the work done to do the final part — restoring the handful articles I've written since 2005.
Back in 2014, I put up a little website with about 20 GIFs on it. For the next five years, I only added one more GIF. Then last year, I started adding GIFs on a regular basis. Today, I've got over 350 GIFs published, and another 300 in the queue. But why?
In which I get jabbed in the arm with a needle. Twice.
On Monday, chapter 54 of my Horizon Zero Dawn playthrough went live, and it contains one of my favourite sequences from the entire game (the first 16 minutes of the video). youtube.com/watch?v=xF2poD… To celebrate this …
An attempted troll of Star Trek nerds turns into a twitter thread, turns into a short article summarising which Star Trek movies to watch, and some background TV episodes.
Tidying my whiteboard as I’d been using it to keep paper and notes like some kind of todo list (the horror). I keep a lot of trinkets on there too, and just uncovered my favourite …
In part to combat the COVID-19 blues, I revived my website from a five-year slumber of inactivity and occasional extended downtime. I wonder how long it will last this time.
Hello world. Again. I'm rebuilding my site. Take a moment to look at the previous version of it in the wayback machine. Note two things: I hadn't posted anything since August 2015. And I'm writing …
In total, there are 4327 pieces of content in this site.