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Screwing Civilization IV

Will 2016 see the descent from peak oil? […]

Civilization IV Collapse

2008 rolled around and with it the temptation to simulate the banking crisis […]

Civilization IV Decline

Simulate depletion of resources and the spiralling costs of maintaining an ever more complex civilisation […]

Civilization for Anarchists

Not aiming to expand an empire, just survive the expansion of others […]


to be as uncivilised or anarchic as possible […]

Pokerbird Is Risen

the blog lives again on DreamHost but it runs slower than a constipated turd […]

A Miracle


Quite without any intervention from me, the blog has resurrected itself and all the old incoming links work again. How can this be?

Well, my story is set somewhere around my website host so I’ll be changing that, probably to one that specifically supports WordPress, like more…

Oh, and before I Go…

…one final post to see how the RSS feed and email subscription are working. This means that anyone who is using either will probably lose it when the blog moves. Sorry about that in advance.

See you on the other side! Tweet


This blog has suffered major, possibly fatal, damage – the equivalent of a stroke that has left it blind and deaf. (For the techies: something, probably my Web host, has decided that all URLs ending in a slash should generate a 404 – page not found. WordPress uses this as its default permalink – why, oh why? Net result: more…