Guns and Frocks

Loving Delta and the Bannermen since 1987

The Now Page was invented by Derek Sivers in 2021. It’s a page on your website that tells people what you’re doing right now — what you’re working on, what you’re working towards, what you’re looking forward to, and what you’re enjoying.

If you want to know more about who I am and what I do generally, take a look at my About page.


Last updated on Friday, 19 May 2023.

It’s been just over a month since I wrote this site’s first Now page, and I’m well and truly back at work now. I’m still thinking about my trip a lot, but it’s definitely receding from view.


I managed to lose about 4 kg during my leave, mostly due to a bout of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cholera™ when I was in India. But I didn’t keep either of the rash resolutions about exercise I made last time. Let’s see if I can keep the resolution about hitting all three Activity Goals on my watch every day. The challenge here is the weekend, particularly Sunday, when I spend hours at my desk editing an episode of Flight Through Entirety.


School is back, and right now we’re in the middle of examinations for Years 7–10. People keep asking me if I’m happy to be back, and I kind of am, but I’m not really firing on all cylinders quite yet.


Flight Through Entirety will be releasing the sixth episode of its Series 8 coverage this week, which means we’re about halfway there. Still three more episodes left to record.

Untitled Star Trek releases episode 65 today, which is the fourth episode since I got back from leave. It’s nice to be back.

And I’m recording Maximum Power once a week or so, and I’m enjoying revisiting Series C, with its dizzying highs and its dismal lows.


I haven’t been doing much work on my websites since school started again. I continue to collect books and articles and ideas so that I’m ready the moment I have enough time on my hands to do more work on these. But today, I’ll be tweaking my implementaion of this Now page.

What I’m enjoying

I bought a Nintendo Switch during the second lockdown in 2021, basically in order to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017), and since then I’ve racked up over 300 hours of play. It’s such a fun and immersive game: its massive open world was just what I needed while we were all locked in our houses for months. I think it might have been the first console game I ever finished.

Its sequel Tears of the Kingdom came out last Friday, and I’m currently spending every spare moment on it. It’s more accomplished and entertaining than its predecessor, and possibly more mysterious, terrifying, silly and intriguing as well. I will write more about it later, I think.