Stare Into Space

Mulling: The Future Of Facebook

I’ve been considering Facebook lately. I’m not certain why but it’s been on my mind. Mainly, I’ve been considering its future and wondering if it has much of one. Certainly, half a billion users is nothing to be sneezed at and few could argue with Facebook’s current clout in the Internet world but still I […]

Calling all geeks! Calling all geeks!

Come in geeks. I’m in need of geekly assistance for I am suffering my own geek-fail.  Mayday!  Mayday! Why do you say ‘Mayday?’ It’s only a bank holiday. Why not ‘Shrove Tuesday’ or ‘Ascension Sunday?’  Ascension Sunday! Ascension Sunday! The fifteenth Wednesday after Pentecost. [That's how to get geeks on-side - quote Red Dwarf.] My […]

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year…

…Not really, of course.  It’s just Christmas. That being the case however, it seems traditional to offer some sort of Yuletide greeting to people – even weird, internet strangers who, more than likely, are reading this naked, smeared in goose-fat while performing strange, unsavoury acts with Toblerones and turkey-basters. So then, filthy internet-people, have yourselves […]

What? You’re still here?

Too long, man.  Too long. Seriously though.  It has been too long.  In my defence, I’ll simply say that I’ve been busy/lazy.  Only one of these is a half-lie. It’s the Twitter, you see. The Twitter is taking up my time and, more importantly, taking the tiny kernels of ideas, thoughts, whines that I might […]

Goose-stepping, twelve-stepping…*

“My name is Gerry, and…” “Hiiiiiiiii, Gerry.” “Errrm, yeah, hi… Right, My name is… Oh right, done that.  I have a problem.” “That’s the first step, Gerry.  Now all you need to do is to accept that you’re merely a helpless puppet in the palsied, control-freak hands of a higher power and you’re well on […]

Meet the new blog, same as the old blog

It’s new and yet it’s not… Well, it is… Kind of. Welcome to Stare Into Space. All new domain name.  All new, and completely original, look (see how it sparkles).  Same old dull content.  I am style above substance; form above function.  I am the lipstick on the pig. Basically, my old blog was of […]

Heels: Dragged

I am the quintessential procrastinator.  That Hamlet bloke has nothing on me.  What the hell is wrong with me?  I know I should be doing something a little more worthwhile (relatively speaking at least) and yet I don’t. Instead I do other things.  I drink lots of tea.  I stare out of the window for […]

Gerry Hayes

Gerry Hayes

I mostly sit around all day and drink tea. Occasionally, I write stuff and send it to strangers so they can humiliate me and deride my efforts. Other than the self-harm to dull the shame of failure, it's not a bad life. Like I say, there's tea.

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    • New Kid watching something on YouTube. There’s a German bloke talking who sounds worryingly like Ade Edmunson’s Red Baron from Blackadder.
    • Dreamed I was shooting people with a, strangely ineffective, shotgun. Wonder what it means.
    • Occasionally, I worry I might be Keith Chegwin.
    • For running, I have some of those high-tech t-shirts that wick away moisture. Scared of putting one on inside-out and drowning.
    • On the off-chance you haven’t already, you REALLY should watch Emma Watson’s brilliant speech to the UN: http://t.co/uvQ0oNd0Ur #heforshe
    • Pronunciation question: Is it ‘nutella’, ‘nOOtella’, or ‘that vile, God-awful, crime against things that are good and tasty’?
    • Having to substitute parsley for coriander in my chilli. Like some sort of barbarian. Nobody has ever had things this bad.
    • It’s just crying out for a caption competition, isn’t it? Via @MakingOfs http://t.co/s00OVVVKR7
    • I think this one’s my favourite (from http://t.co/8WxTqtUU1S): http://t.co/0UnUW1sbEm
    • If it wasn’t U2, I’d probably bemoan the younger generation’s lack of cultural awareness. As it is, it’s quite funny. http://t.co/lFl39qlcZn
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