Matt Dorey

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Three Years On

Celebrating three years since my leap of faith.

Comments Policy

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I think I’ll allow comments again soon.

Key Takeaway

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The key to blogging: have fun.

Everything Everything “Get To Heaven”

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A short review of “Get To Heaven” by Everything Everything.

A Letter to a Friend, 2014

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I found an old letter to a friend in my Evernote notes. After anonymising it and tidying it up, here it is.

The Present and The Past

A quote about the past and the present, and how they change.

Resolution Time!

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How time flies! It seems like just a few weeks ago that I wrote a post about new year’s resolutions and pledged to defer making any resolutions until today, the 17th of June. I confess I haven’t really come up with anything yet, save to apply for an(other) MSc and do really well at it […]

Consider the Donut

Or, From There to Here With the Simpsons Old episodes of The Simpsons are great. The other night “Bart After Dark” was on and I really enjoyed seeing it again. It’s from season eight, the one where Bart ends up working in the Maison Derriére. I thought it was older; mind you, this makes it […]

On Planning, Cooking

I did it. Kind of. I made a shopping list for a week’s worth of meals and stuck to it. A small win, but a win nonetheless.

On conviction, whereas to the strength of and belief in the same

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A short piece about conviction and direction, written in the run up to the new year.

October and November 2014

An update detailing what I have been up to and a promise of more posts to follow.

The Joy of Typing

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How re-learning how to touch type has made me feel happier and more in control.

New Things, New Ideas, Or Both?

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Working out some ideas about programming, is it better to create new things or relentless pursue new ideas? I think it’s both.

The Reset Button

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A couple of months after hitting the reset button on my life, I found myself floundering a little. Here’s how I tried to set myself straight.

If I had been a little more composed on my last day of work, I’d have read out the lyrics to this song. Enjoy.

Three Years

Today is the official birthday of this blog. Like the Queen, it has two birthdays: one for when it was originally started and another that is the date of the oldest remaining post. When I was starting out I faffed around a bit until I worked out what I was willing and able to write […]

A(nother) Statement About Adverts

I’d like to clarify my position about ads on this blog.

Go and read something right now

Knowing how to read and not reading books is like owning skis and not skiing, owning a board and never riding a wave, or, well, having your favorite sandwich in your hand and not eating it. If you owned a telescope that would open up the entire universe for you would you try to find […]


Change is possible. To say we’re born some way, or that we’re stuck being some way, for better or for worse, is simply blatantly wrong. It’s defeatist. Change is always possible. Some things are immensely hard to change, and most people aren’t willing to change, either because it’s difficult or because they believe they can’t […]

A Journey Worth Taking

Games that offer something different are the best games.