Big Fat Quiz Of The Year’s David Mitchell described 2017 as “personally adequate, internationally disastrous.” It’s an apt summation of a year in which I enjoyed personal successes and amazing experiences, set against a backdrop of global chaos and calamity.
First, a little backstory In 2008, when I was about 15 years old, I was obsessed with The Sims games. So obsessed that I actively participated in a number of fan communities, which were typically structured as forums or primitive social networks. One of the larger fansites at the time—Insimenator—had suffered from operational issues for
I purchased a Microsoft Surface Laptop about six months ago (this post has been sitting in drafts for a while—sorry), after my trusty 2012 model Macbook Air started having age-related issues. It wasn’t a rejection of Apple; just a change to something new. The base model Surface Laptop retails (at the time) for around AUD$1500
SingularLabs has been struggling lately. Other projects and commitments have consumed most of my productive time over the last two years, and SingularLabs has languished as a result. In June we had our lowest ever monthly traffic at 68,000 pageviews. To put that in perspective, in June of 2014 we did 68,000 pageviews in the month’s first three days.