I’m Andy Darley. I write things, create things, make things, do things.

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Recent(ish) blog posts

  • Kentwell Hall at Easter

    Kentwell Hall at Easter

    Kentwell Hall, in Suffolk, is somewhere we’ve got quite curious about of late. Its Tudor recreations are a delight we missed out on during our schooldays but are determined to catch up on now. Here’s a video from its Easter weekend.

  • Rape and gaming communities: not funny, not a win

    I play Dota 2 on Steam (have I lost you already by saying that?) It’s like one of those board games that is so well-designed and nuanced that people play it for decades. But I never play against real people. Here’s the email I just sent the game’s designers, Valve, explaining why.

  • Links of the week, 2-8 July 2012

    Links of the week, 2-8 July 2012

    In this weekly round-up, a couple of big-hit viral videos, some righteous anger about the bankers, local news from north Norfolk and north Hertfordshire, music from Big Country, Mari Wilson and the Grand Ole Opry, and the incomparable Lady Chablis.