You can call me Pre.

This is my website. It has existed for the majority of the time the web has existed. It’s existed for more than 20 years now. That’s how old I am.

These days I’m mostly working on a flying saucer story set in VR, promoting my Wordcloud Tarot Deck, Playing music with the band, and of course the day-jobs.


Here is the things I’ve been making, mostly in order of how recently I worked on them, so the ones at the bottom are basically just archives.


You can find me on Facebook or Twitter but frankly why would you? Those places are terrible corporate curated sinkholes where freedom goes to die. I’m only there because you are there. They hide your friend’s posts from you, they hide your posts from your friends, they stick adverts in your faces, they spy on you. They offer to manipulate you for corporate and political interests in return for money.

They are horrible, and yet there exist open and free sunlit uplands with no adverts and no monitoring and no spying and simple chronological ordering giving you your own way to group or filter messages.

You should leave the corporate web and follow me on the open free fediverse.

I cross-post some of the things I post to the fediverse to the corporate social-networks, but a decreasing amount of it and only as a courtesy to those who haven’t had the power to leave yet. I know you’ll follow soon.

I’m hosting at boing.world and if we are friends, or have friends in common, then I’m happy to host you there too. Otherwise find a host that suits your interests and give me a follow from there. Maybe we’ll become friends.

You will see nothing on the Facebook/Twitter feeds that you won’t see on the Fediverse feed, and you will see more on the Fediverse feed than either of the billionaire-owned horrors.

Here’s my latest posts to the free fediverse:

“Retailers shutting down due to…”

Retailers shutting down due to the combination of and employed more staff and saw more money change hands than the whole industry.

Yet it's fishing that holds up a Brexit deal they still reckon.

Which might be crazy, since I'd like to see the entire fishing industry shut down like Debenhams presumably will now it's gone bust.

There aren't plenty of fish in the sea any more. Our waters should be a fish sanctuary with no fishing allowed at all.

“So that's it then I guess? Joe…”

So that's it then I guess? Joe Rogan's podcast with Moxie is the first one I'd have listened to if it wasn't for the fact it's only on Spotify. Just a few clips on the youtubes.

Oh well.

Good luck Joe, see you when you come back to the free web.

“Is there a browser plugin like…”

Is there a browser plugin like Ghostery, only it doesn't open stupid annoying popups to tell you when there's an American shopping holiday?

“Highest monthly close ever. A …”

Highest monthly close ever. A full 40% above the previous highest monthly close.

“New all time #bitcoin price hi…”

New all time price high on Bitstamp.

Coinbase not quit hit new highs yet though.

“Starmer is talking about whipp…”

Starmer is talking about whipping Labour to support any deal that the EU manages to wrangle out of BoJo.

Tricky for him.

Reckon I'd be saying something like this:

Honorable and otherwise members of the house, this is a very grave and dark day for our united kingdom.

The deal before us is awful in countless ways, and will decimate trade and industry in our country by erecting barriers and borders between us and our friends and allies on the continent and beyond.

Even darker and more grave, voting against this bill would not result in the status quo, but would instead result in even higher barriers, harder borders, and even greater destruction of trade and industry.

"No deal is better than a bad deal" was the refrain of the right honorable member for Maidenhead in Berkshire.

And this is indeed a very bad deal for Britain and also for Northern Island in particular.

But is it in fact worse than no-deal?

I judge no-deal to be worse, so will be voting for this deal but will be submitting amendments to instruct the government to immediately open negotiations with the EU for improving and extending this bad framework of a deal, to lower barriers to trade and encourage closer union.

When the devastation wrought will be so catastrophic either way, the decision for each MP is clearly a matter of conscience and the party should have no hand in whipping their decision. Our MPs must each examine their beliefs and those of their constituents to determine what they should do.

“The #bbcqt question-time Zoom …”

The question-time Zoom audience seem to be completely convinced that the government has run out of money. Even though the government creates money.

They think that it's only fair for public sector workers to get a pay-cut when private-sector employees have to have a pay cut. Even though this will cause a larger drop in demand and so hurt both sectors even more.

They think that because this virus is causing an economic crisis as bad as the 2008 one, that we should cut back expenditure like in 2008. Even though the austerity then aggravated economic damage, increased inequality and impoverished the workers.

They think that rules and laws aimed at reducing the economic hit caused by a virus are the main cause of the economic hit which the virus caused.

They think that international aid is charity and we should cut it because charity begins at home, even though international aid is mostly about kick-backs and hidden support for domestic industry.

Every sentence they mutter is a cliche of some sort.

I don't think they actually select for idiots in the audience though.

I mean to say I don't think that the public at large are quite this stupid either. It's just that the kind of person who wants to be on question time is that stupid. They are just there to shout their party slogans.

Also, I swear one of them had a photo of a bearded baby in the background 😮


A list of the last few things I’ve enjoyed reading/watching or sometimes bookmarked to read later. You can subscribe to the RSS feed here or follow the little robot on the fediverse that toots them out as I bookmark them.

Providing the answers that are needed

Tax and spending after covid

Excl: Hodge’s 200 ‘Labour’ complaints – 90% were NOT Labour members

Remember, overstating the number of complaints by 1000% is not exageration. The party insists there ...

The EHRC’s report into Labour antisemitism is the real ‘political interference’

The EHRC’s report into Labour antisemitism is the real ‘political interference’

The Dead And Those About To Die – Climate Protests And The Corporate Media – Media Lens

Nobody will actually tackle climate-change, and the media will villify anyone who tries.

Jeffrey Paul: Your Computer Isn't Yours

Apple are surveillance capitalists, their operating system is spyware.

Heroes & Villains: Witnessing the Assange Hearing – Byline Times

Julian assange court case report in byline times

The Denialist Playbook - Scientific American

Description of the way denialist arguments evolve and play out.

Hoping for a return to normal after Trump? That's the last thing we need | US elections 2020 | The Guardian

Democrats can talk until the cows come home about racial justice, the need for more women in positio...

Poland’s Feminists Are Fighting Back | The Nib

Comicbook style description of Poland's current feminist revolt.

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