David Megins-Nicholas

Birmingham, UK 49 posts

3 Months With Todoist

TLDR: I'm still using Todoist but a bit less extremely. I've almost finished my free trial of Todoist so I figured I'd dump my thoughts about it again. It's still the best TODO service I've seen. All my tasks still go in it and I still refer to it daily. Read More

Principle of Greatest Annoyance

There's a design thing called The Principle of Least Astonishment. Basically design things that do what the users think they should do. Anyway! I work by a principle which I've named The Principle of Greatest Annoyance. I half jokingly say that I'm reasonable at doing software stuff because when using Read More

Food Chain Magnate: First Thoughts

Since the SU&SD review of Food Chain Magnate (FCM) back in Febuary 2016 I've wanted to play it. Earlier this year there as a reprint/people found some spare stock/someone made bootleg copies of it. Jen said it was worth the price tag so I got a Read More

An Actual Smart Thermometer

We've recently moved to a house rather than a flat[0]. I've noticed that adjusting radiators to get equal temperatures in various rooms is an art not a science. I know the Nest exists but it's not smart enough. Here's what I want: Firstly just ditch the cloud. The small Read More


I've not written about Hive here before. I'm not sure why. I sort of assumed that I already had. I'll recommend it to basically anyone. It's such a pure and neat little game. You'll be placing and moving some really sturdy hexagonal pieces around the hive in order to pin Read More


After I completely destroyed the opposition in our first #4Feldherren I've apparently agreed to 1000pts of Blood Angels. Here's what I see myself painting: A squad of Hellblasters because they look rad and are simple so I can really nail the basics of the colours scheme. Lemartes Astorath 2 Squads Read More

GOTY 1993-2017

Superuser on the Discord has requested I participate in this meme/chain letter. Superuser's is here. The idea is that you pick the Game of the Year for every year you've been around. Mine are as follows: 1993: Probably crying 1994: Same as last year 1995: Sand pit 1996: Drawing Read More

Fire TV Stick

I bought a Fire TV Stick. Despite the adverts featuring one Jeremy Clarkson (if Amazon could stop marketing towards centrist dads that'd be amazing). Why though? Well we've been using the Xbox One as the media center/hub/platform for ages now. I bought the Xbone with my first real Read More

Warhammer 40K 8th Edition GOTY 2017

I guess I'm being contrarian this year by picking the latest incarnation of 40K to be my Game of the Year. Especially as the only people who seem to take GOTY seriously are video games people. 2017 has been a big year for 40K. The game has changed a lot. Read More


It's coming to the end of the year and I'm reflecting on some predictions I made on GNR episode 30. We'll do a wrap up of it later but I thought I'd write a little bit about my failed experiment 2017x52. I was aiming to post at least one photo Read More

Pixel 2

I post about two things here, games and Google products. I bought a Pixel 2 (non XL 64GB) and it arrived yesterday. My oh my is this a lovely device. No weird issues with keyboards like the Pixel C. Just a beautiful device with rock solid software (so far). We'll Read More

State of the Podcasts September 2017

x1101 sent a question to the podcast a few weeks back about what we're listening to these days. At this moment I've got 29 feeds in my podcatcher (I still use Pocket Casts, recently it got SONOS support). I wont bore you with the full list but I'll go through Read More


On the last episode of Geek News Radio we (Joe, Mike, Fab and I) decided to embark on #4Feldherren. This is basically A Tale of Four Warlords but with a German hashtag. The idea is that we commit to painting some miniatures by a date, report progress and hopefully get Read More

Incan Gold is no Deep Sea Adventure

I was given Ican Gold for my birthday back in February. Last weekend we finally took it for a spin. Incan Gold puts you and your pals in a Indiana Jones style situation where you're venturing into some ruined temple and completely unethically stealing all their stuff while trying not Read More

Star Wars Destiny

It's another card game from Fantasy Flight! It's got the Star Wars licence! It's not an LCG? WHAT? I saw Star Wars Destiny then forgot about. I thought it was impossible for FFG to put out two Star Wars card games at the same time. That'd be madness surely? WELL, Read More