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Last 13 weeks

In actual order of publication (oldest to newest):—


By year

Posts prior to 19 August 2008 (date of hosting at WordPress.com) are now lost.

1996/97–2005 — all stories now lost to ‘ethernity’ (blog hosted on Yahoo GeoCities)

2005–2008 — all stories now lost to ‘ethernity’ (blog hosted on Windows Live Spaces)


Monthly recaps (for 2012 only)

Monthly recaps only for year 2012. The workload to compose recaps became just too much at the end of every month.

  1. 2012 January
  2. 2012 February
  3. 2012 March
  4. 2012 April (nil stories — blog sent on furlough)
  5. 2012 May (nil stories — ditto)
  6. 2012 June (nil stories — ditto)
  7. 2012 July
  8. 2012 August
  9. 2012 September
  10. 2012 October
  11. 2012 November (not done — see below instead)
  12. 2012 December (not done — see below instead)

By month and headline

Posts as now hosted on WordPress.com in actual order of publication (oldest to newest):—

2008

2008 August (1)

  1. Hello world! <– debut post on migration from previous host (Windows Live Spaces)

2008 September (14)

  1. Experience
  2. Encouragement in learning
  3. Doing vs. Feeling
  4. Coolnessity
  5. Justice
  6. Clichés
  7. Scary
  8. As we are
  9. Lending home truths
  10. Altered to malfunction
  11. Checkmate
  12. Reel life
  13. Scribbles and scrawls
  14. Future tense

2008 October (177)

  1. Lifehack: Cheeses
  2. Lifehack: Broken glass
  3. Attention
  4. Teachers
  5. Children
  6. Experience
  7. Action v. activity
  8. Timing
  9. Schizocorporation
  10. Current truth
  11. Uniqueness-ness
  12. Freeness
  13. Genetic sprint
  14. Military menstruation
  15. Factoid: Red dyes
  16. Lifehack: Duct tape and WD-40
  17. Lifehack: Postcards from home
  18. Lifehack: Music on the go
  19. Matching equals
  20. Lifehack: Airport money-changing
  21. Lifehack: Kidnap avoidance
  22. Lifehack: Self-defence (grips)
  23. Lifehack: Increase wake time
  24. Lifehack: Pen colours
  25. Lifehack: Trekking
  26. Lifehack: Sniffing neutraliser
  27. Factoid: Men
  28. Emirates
  29. Factoid: Prisoners
  30. Factoid: Redheads in pain
  31. Lifehack: Doorstops
  32. Lifehack: Self-defence (gropes)
  33. Lifehack: USB memory sticks
  34. Fried fries
  35. Factoid: Human genome
  36. Factoid: Father gives sex
  37. Factoid: Dogs love faces
  38. Natural-born killers
  39. Weep and laugh
  40. Factoid: Killer queues in India
  41. In memoriam: David Foster Wallace
  42. In memoriam: Paul Newman
  43. Just follow
  44. Factoid: Mothers eat more with boys
  45. Factoid: Non-fiction writers live longer
  46. Hanging on
  47. Factoid: Men more colourblind
  48. Factoid: Mayflower landing
  49. Factoid: Chinese judges wear sunglasses
  50. Law and colloquialisms
  51. Shock purpose
  52. (H)at(e)titudes
  53. Two wheels
  54. What’s your drag queen name?
  55. At what price would you sell out?
  56. What hand gesture are you?
  57. How does your intrapersonal intelligence rate?
  58. What colour hair should you have?
  59. Reader less lonely
  60. Persistence
  61. Suremail
  62. Factoid: Men use advanced features
  63. Alternative to thinking
  64. Are you a Citizen of the World?
  65. Rob Savage
  66. Pointed question
  67. What dessert are most like you?
  68. Are you a Yankee or a Dixie?
  69. What type of weather are you?
  70. Are you a slacker?
  71. Anal correctiveness
  72. Geek shortcuts
  73. Maturity
  74. Easy life, swift life
  75. Oversized ‘buts’
  76. Zero tolerance
  77. ‘Oranges and Lemons’
  78. Ruleness
  79. Cloneity
  80. Goin’ back
  81. Peelers
  82. Church aroma
  83. Factoid: Artillery shells
  84. Intensity
  85. Toilet paper
  86. What the Fok?
  87. Redeemable discussion
  88. Call of duty
  89. Wants
  90. Factoid: Homicidal tendencies
  91. Origins of species
  92. Slobodan Milošević
  93. Talent
  94. Terminator
  95. Lifehack: Garlic
  96. Factoid: Pea coats
  97. Two things
  98. Addictication
  99. Dating target
  100. Not going
  101. Factoid: Languages are sexy
  102. Feature-minded
  103. Lifehack: Chilli hot foods
  104. Factoid: Fresh vs. stale eggs
  105. Factoid: Fresh fish
  106. Factoid: Non-stick frypans
  107. Realism
  108. Digging daisies
  109. Medical answer
  110. True’nami
  111. Potty training
  112. Impulselessness
  113. Lifehack: Receipts
  114. Irrational rationality
  115. Factoid: Moving a website
  116. How now
  117. Changes
  118. Factoid: Columbus
  119. Attentionlessness
  120. Convergence
  121. Advertised scariness
  122. Irreligiosity
  123. Factoid: Rice
  124. Factoid: Computers and paper
  125. Modding
  126. No ‘try’
  127. Rest
  128. Presenceless
  129. Habits
  130. Laws
  131. Ephemeral
  132. Email
  133. Gay comfort
  134. Realisation
  135. Bull
  136. Money for nothing
  137. Family bliss
  138. Opportunity lost
  139. Competitive asset
  140. Membership
  141. Coming aboard
  142. Decisive wisdom
  143. Televisionosed
  144. Firebrands
  145. Factoid: Identity theft
  146. Stupid question, cute retort
  147. Girls with butts
  148. DNA branding
  149. Power of the whorehouse
  150. Correct answer
  151. Calmlessness
  152. Suggestivity
  153. Women thinking
  154. ‘Cash is trash’
  155. Job appraisal
  156. Downers and uppers
  157. Umbrage
  158. Deus ex linguae
  159. Explanations
  160. Establishment rebels
  161. Priorities
  162. Attitude vs. attitude
  163. Righteousness
  164. Realisation
  165. Trends in mind
  166. Emo be there
  167. Suit guy
  168. Stance
  169. Risky impressions
  170. Starck concept
  171. Lifehack: Email forwarding
  172. Does your weblog own you?
  173. Which blogging tool are you?
  174. What ICQ status are you?
  175. Are you a hit-obsessed blogger?
  176. Are you as interesting as your weblog?
  177. Who is your weblogger twin?

2008 November (42)

  1. Ways
  2. Factoid: Chili con carne
  3. Lifehack: Looking forward to yourself
  4. Lifehack: Decorate with marker pens
  5. Lifehack: DIY silver polishing cloth
  6. Lifehack: Advice for posterity
  7. Lifehack: Business colours
  8. Vested interest
  9. Most for least
  10. ‘Bigger life’
  11. Thought vs action
  12. Deciding destiny
  13. Undoing
  14. Youth forever
  15. Time consumption
  16. Trigonometry of truth
  17. Professional priorities
  18. Questions
  19. Uncommon excellence
  20. To friends in America
  21. Hotness
  22. What is your philosophical era?
  23. Which century do you belong to?
  24. Find a way
  25. The money of politics
  26. The world
  27. World savviness
  28. Red or blue
  29. Unbig deal
  30. Factoid: Lawyers
  31. Semidemiquasi
  32. Logical cents
  33. Difference
  34. Their fault
  35. Money like shoes
  36. Liquid confidence
  37. Brainless in native format
  38. Sin of debts
  39. Too much personality
  40. Liquidation returns
  41. Fiction
  42. Bullish bullets

2008 December (24)

  1. Stunning moment
  2. Factoid: Top 10 Airlines
  3. Grim times
  4. Life, non-stop
  5. Availability
  6. Winter of fear
  7. Hot and Cold (password-protected)
  8. Hot and Cold, part 2 (password-protected)
  9. Hot and Cold, part 3 (password-protected)
  10. Hot and Cold, part 4 (password-protected)
  11. Good, bad and the ugly
  12. Econcephalitis
  13. Psycho-ness
  14. No trade
  15. Factoid: Pen handling
  16. Living
  17. Pricetag
  18. 2008 Week 48
  19. 2008 Week 49
  20. Retrenchment
  21. Value of life
  22. Dribble heads
  23. Supervision
  24. Silencing down

2009

2009 January (9)

  1. 2008 Week 50
  2. Comical, seriously
  3. 2009 Week 1
  4. 2009 Week 2
  5. Faceboot
  6. Week 3 Roundup
  7. ‘See’ya’
  8. Happiness
  9. Flow along

2009 February (28)

  1. Roundup Week 4
  2. Fixin’ it
  3. Earthly faith
  4. Vinegar rewards
  5. Real catch
  6. Three Englishes
  7. Week 5 Roundup
  8. Scared boy
  9. Lots
  10. ‘Small years’
  11. Unreal McCoy
  12. Past and present
  13. Corruption
  14. Own answer
  15. Week 6 Roundup
  16. Two fronts
  17. Working dad
  18. Week 7 Roundup
  19. Truth
  20. Pack it in
  21. Trust through lying
  22. Fool’s gold
  23. Company name fail
  24. Foul(ed) language
  25. Marvellous
  26. Leave him alone
  27. ‘Get through the day’
  28. Takes a while

2009 March (40)

  1. Roundup Week 8
  2. Rulelessness
  3. Real cost
  4. Smarter skills
  5. Compelling finality
  6. Lifehack: How to be a friend
  7. Reasons
  8. Contextual pitfalls
  9. Non-use
  10. Fixing unthings
  11. Adam Henrys
  12. ‘Rainbow Swoosh’
  13. Headphone view
  14. Chained
  15. Think and feel
  16. Checkup
  17. Shortcuts
  18. A different love letter
  19. Well-said
  20. Locks
  21. Remember
  22. Sinkhole
  23. Dirty girl
  24. Week 9 Roundup
  25. Roger that
  26. 09.064
  27. 09.065
  28. Crazy mosaic art
  29. No beauty queen this
  30. Why people shun Hong Kong women
  31. Idioms or not
  32. Ten rules
  33. Tights and rights
  34. Week 11 Roundup
  35. Gallery updates
  36. Difference
  37. Gallery update
  38. Week 12 Roundup
  39. Illegal extradition
  40. Almost living

2009 April (14)

  1. Smarter than most
  2. Combination of three
  3. One-up
  4. Rezpex
  5. Bottom of society
  6. Week 13 Roundup
  7. Week 14 Roundup
  8. Week 14 in pictures
  9. Week 15 Roundup
  10. Sidhu one-liners
  11. More one-liners
  12. No offence
  13. Speak up
  14. Week 16 Roundup

2009 May (9)

  1. Week 17 Roundup
  2. Bankers are wankers
  3. Edgy … if you want to fall off the cliff
  4. Week 18 Roundup
  5. Snowjob via lawsuit
  6. Dis-encouragement?
  7. Week 19 Roundup
  8. Week 20 Roundup
  9. Week 21 Roundup

2009 June (5)

  1. Week 22 Roundup
  2. Can’t say
  3. Week 23 Roundup
  4. Are you?
  5. Handicaps

2009 July (6)

  1. Week 25 Roundup
  2. Lean on your advisers
  3. Week 26 Roundup
  4. Grilled cheez
  5. Bodybags
  6. Living for what

2009 August (1)

  1. Week 29 Roundup

2009 September (1)

  1. Star-whoa

2009 October (5)

  1. In memoriam: G.
  2. Qualities
  3. Everything
  4. A hundred years from now, this becomes our world
  5. Serial killers

2009 November (12)

  1. Resourceful
  2. Nobel passbys
  3. Every woman should know this
  4. Not so much blogging as it is sensibility
  5. McSplittin’ this
  6. Expertism
  7. Violent non-violence
  8. Entertained
  9. Know thyself, Hong Kong
  10. The 1,300-dollar test
  11. London pictures
  12. Top 10 things to be silent on

2009 December (5)

  1. Ignorance
  2. Useless surveillance
  3. Timeplanner forms
  4. Costly lessons
  5. Busy child

2010

2010 January (6)

  1. Sanitisation
  2. Strong weakness
  3. France banning face veils
  4. Make people happy
  5. Ugandan desires
  6. VT

2010 February (6)

  1. A quick, short, long to-do
  2. Lifehack: How to email efficiently
  3. Who and what are you?
  4. How to make good money
  5. Typos
  6. Contradictory publishing

2010 March (24)

  1. Time travel
  2. Galloping perfection
  3. Running away
  4. Life and happiness
  5. Soulmate
  6. Blood turns blue at altitude
  7. 30 things PORN teaches us
  8. Answering hard-to-answer questions
  9. People in Hong Kong who know shite about English
  10. Ignorant reportage
  11. Administrative cockiness
  12. Tattoo truth
  13. This is the reality about higher education
  14. Are you the waiting kind?
  15. Fashionably expensive
  16. Rules of fashion according to /b/tards
  17. The remaking of Hong Kong
  18. Say it or shut up right now
  19. The perfect day
  20. Non-idiomatic, non-colloquial English answers
  21. Where it comes from
  22. 3201
  23. Stripping for fun and influence
  24. Smoke detectors compulsory in Japan <– co-#1 post (updated 25 Jan 2013)

2010 April (2)

  1. To QT (password-protected)
  2. Rash judgments

2010 May (1)

  1. Accented accents

2010 June (4)

  1. Farts in outer space
  2. All analytical and academic
  3. Get it done
  4. New sister blog

2010 July (nil)

(Nil stories)

2010 August (4)

  1. Ever noticed
  2. Dissturrrbed
  3. Radio station leaves broadcasting business
  4. Liberation – or deliverance?

2010 September (14)

  1. Date
  2. Return on investment
  3. Tryouts die-outs
  4. Steamed about reality
  5. Super powers meant to be used
  6. Not really lucky people
  7. Hongkies get bum rap work-wise (updated 26 Jan 2013 with pictures)
  8. No stinkin’ ink here
  9. How much English do you use?
  10. Poll: Do you like this blog?
  11. The whole shebang
  12. British girls
  13. Consider why there are differences
  14. What if was you?

2010 October (21)

  1. Power for what?
  2. Reason why you can’t be smarter, better, stronger, etc
  3. Know other guys to date chicks … or more
  4. Don’t pass off trolling as simple scepticism
  5. My very own pocketable Matrix
  6. What were you smoking taking stuff like this?
  7. My kind of brekkie
  8. If you don’t see this blog updated for 20 days or more, you know I’ve been arrested
  9. Lifehack: Costume jewellery stays new longer
  10. Lifehack: Crash course in cat care in 5 easy steps
  11. Lifehack: How to be happy at work
  12. 36 interesting but useless factoids to know
  13. Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional
  14. Site Updates: Email subscription, search box and category dropdown list
  15. Things that creep out women
  16. Tomorrow should please Japanese men no end
  17. What not to do in women’s presence
  18. Top 10 sex tips for senior citizens
  19. Things we are learning about medtechs
  20. Training kids to be disingenuous
  21. Timeplanner form for 2010 and 2011

2010 November (21)

  1. Truth in beer
  2. Stupid idea for a carrier bag in these times
  3. Urban death
  4. Names, names, names everywhere
  5. Trini joke
  6. Serious business, srsly, just try pissing me off now (Special Series)
  7. Srsly, I don’t wanna shat bricks (ditto)
  8. Srsly, this is how you get your kids killed (ditto)
  9. Srsly, it’s serious business if you wanna be serious about serious business (ditto)
  10. Srsly, I’m worn out, so later (ditto)
  11. Serious business this, my mind’s totally blown away
  12. And now, for something completely different…
  13. Actual enhancement
  14. Delayed sadness
  15. Forlorn of comfort
  16. Update: Contact email
  17. What does it mean to give more than 100%?
  18. Certainly memorable salesmanship
  19. Hot plates
  20. Wut, wut tea???
  21. The end is nigh, perhaps?

2010 December (12)

  1. Newton’s other lesser-known laws
  2. Forlorn of good news
  3. Forlorn to be comforted
  4. Brainwashed free speech
  5. Browser screencap
  6. Art: ‘Featherlike’ (a special focus piece on New Zealand artist Gregor Czaykowski)
  7. Things not to say on a first date
  8. Panforte morbido (updated 29 Sept 2011)
  9. Site Update: New contact email, new gravatar
  10. Site Update: Star rating for each post
  11. Coming features
  12. My Google background photo

2011

2011 January (26)

  1. Change of heart
  2. 2010 in review
  3. Updates to the About me page (and a little remark thereof)
  4. Site Update: New background image
  5. ‘Black-swan solution’
  6. Robert Frost (1874-1963)
  7. Sucked into a troll hole on Facebook
  8. Yahoo removes POP access unless you pay for it
  9. The Naked Listener’s first fan meet
  10. Site Update: Facebook page
  11. Site Update: Subscription
  12. Spam doesn’t have to sound like spam
  13. Africa is bigger than you think
  14. Your favourite rock stars, then and now
  15. Opportunities from priorities
  16. The cold, the old and the ignored
  17. More strange, well-written spam
  18. Evil sandwich
  19. The most amazing way to change your looks
  20. A school prank
  21. Site Update: New rating system
  22. Roundup for Week 2
  23. Spacehead, how many spaces do you use?
  24. In memoriam: Gerry Rafferty
  25. How well do you know your guitars? <– the blog’s #2 popular post
  26. Roundup for Week 3

2011 February (25)

  1. Roundup for Week 4
  2. Wabbit year imminent
  3. Wot’s a Wabbit?
  4. Start cranking up your food bills now
  5. New party is no party, not new, not with-it <– the blog’s co-#1 popular post
  6. Roundup for Week 5
  7. Have you got an odd name?
  8. Hitched at the right time
  9. Social Media Week: Geek Chic
  10. Roundup for Week 6
  11. Tip of the tongue for Week 6
  12. 6 observations of a winter’s day
  13. Lifehack: Hecklers
  14. Blogger bio: Me!
  15. Response: How tough is medicine?
  16. Roundup for Week 7
  17. Tip of the Tongue for Week 7
  18. What’s past, what’s new
  19. Shortsighted management is the norm now
  20. 6 ways corporate vultures and titans of capital profit from our suffering
  21. Polls: I need your feedback on layouts
  22. 6 ways corporations and governments deal with opponents
  23. What’s coming for Week 9
  24. Roundup for Week 8
  25. Tip of the tongue for Week 8

2011 March (23)

  1. Happy birthday, Wales!
  2. For pagans, today is the Roman new year
  3. Cross-post: Help foster your own help
  4. Too bloody true
  5. Artistic tastes
  6. How big is your weapon?
  7. Hand out the happy pills, and enjoy the trip while it lasts
  8. What’s coming for next week
  9. Roundup for Week 9
  10. Tip of the tongue for Week 9
  11. Future expectations vs. present attitude
  12. Yahoo Mail POP accessible if set to the Philippines
  13. Windows Live Spaces closing in 3 days
  14. Roundup for Week 10
  15. Site Update: ‘Ask a question!’
  16. Sending people in harm’s way for money
  17. Siege mentality taking hold, strangely enough
  18. Experts rehash advice from the pits to curb smoking
  19. Roundup for Week 11
  20. Some dirty jokes, but truths
  21. You pay peanuts, you get … a punch in the goolies
  22. Tip of the tongue for Week 12
  23. Roundup for Week 12

2011 April (9)

  1. No Intarwebz
  2. If you’ve just turned 18 and want to booze a bit…
  3. While I wait for the Intarwebz to rematerialise, feed on this for a while
  4. Something to tide you over…
  5. Noisy underground trains? Not!
  6. Gigs, wigs and sprigs I wanna go to
  7. Sloshed but clear…
  8. Facebook security problem (again)
  9. Shoe paradise

2011 May (15)

  1. Have mercy on our remembrances…
  2. Tip of the tongue for Week 17
  3. Gigs and happenings in May
  4. Updated: Clubbing calendar
  5. Best nights out in years…
  6. Ten things I learnt about clubbing in Hong Kong | for The Good Men Project (Website)
  7. Joe Bonamassa Live in Hong Kong
  8. A story to think about negative people
  9. On potential
  10. Will you help me choose my logotype/seal?
  11. Same old, same old in the newest ways
  12. My gig conveyor belt for Week 21
  13. The Naked Listener wins Versatile Blogger Award
  14. Tiers for fears
  15. Tip of the tongue for Week 21

2011 June (18)

  1. Odd spam
  2. Fixing fixes to fixes
  3. Be gracious, or be sorry
  4. Life, on its own terms. Srsly. (guestpost by Marcella Purnama)
  5. Where to live when you retire
  6. Five pearls of Scottish wisdom
  7. Upscale restroom sign
  8. IPv6 test drive tomorrow
  9. Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire
  10. New page: ‘Top Posts’
  11. Lifehack: Blood clots and strokes
  12. Red Bull F1 Dragon Run 2011
  13. How many senses are there?
  14. Tip of my tongue for Week 25
  15. Only I can see this #1
  16. Carshow babe
  17. The sex of this blog … maybe
  18. All these will become just memories…

2011 July (78)

  1. Picture post 23: Censorship
  2. Picture post 24: Remember how this felt?
  3. Picture post 25: Trolling is an art
  4. Picture post 26: Tattoo locations
  5. Picture post 27: Good, neutral and evil
  6. Picture post 28: Similarities
  7. Picture post 29: Perfectly unaware
  8. Picture post 31: Scoreboarding your ride
  9. Picture post 32: Shopping for transformations
  10. Picture post 33: Leanings
  11. Picture post 34: Artificial smart-aleck
  12. Picture post 35: This can’t be enjoyable
  13. Picture post 36: Loser
  14. Picture post 37: Wuss rider
  15. Picture post 38: The Real Thing
  16. Picture post 39: Wayne’s World IRL
  17. Picture post 40: Not a road to be on…
  18. Picture post 41: Your future is your past
  19. Picture post 42: Change your stars
  20. Good things to know
  21. Picture post 43: Object as a cake
  22. Picture post 44: Mutually identical
  23. Picture post 45: Happiness is hygienic
  24. Picture post 46: Our toys
  25. Picture post 47: Inability to agree
  26. Picture post 48: Inspirations, corrected
  27. Picture post 49: The G and T diet
  28. Picture post 50: Staying awake
  29. Picture post 51: Resistance is futile
  30. Picture post 52: Mercury rising
  31. Picture post 53: This is how it goes down
  32. Which are you?
  33. Picture post 54: Chastity belt
  34. Picture post 55: Drugs improves some people
  35. Picture post 56: This is the real magic of life
  36. Picture post 57: Myths and your kids
  37. Picture post 58: More distractions, at a price
  38. Picture post 59: More love in our world?
  39. Picture post 60: How to cure AIDS
  40. Picture post 61: La tour de Eiffel
  41. Living in the here and now
  42. Picture post 62: I’ll be back
  43. When you absolutely have to clear a room
  44. Homebrewed Ironman
  45. 15 male answers to every question a woman ever asks
  46. Tip of the tongue for Week 26
  47. The Doo-Wop Oldies Quiz
  48. The Doo-Wop Oldies Quiz – answers
  49. The Naked Listener’s Top 100 Lifehacks
  50. Advice from an OAP
  51. Top 25 signs that you’ve finally grown up
  52. To be acceptable
  53. Who knows best?
  54. Friends indeed
  55. Friends as reminders
  56. Culture of violence
  57. Resistance when it counts
  58. Treat normally
  59. Other interests
  60. Figure out your life first
  61. Lost in the ocean of fitting in
  62. If you can’t stand the heat…
  63. Things that have gone wrong during sex and other impossibilities
  64. There’s a fine line between honesty and trustworthiness
  65. Tyler Durden’s words
  66. Getting there is more than getting there
  67. A level playing field for all
  68. Those who are ignorant of their ignorance
  69. I’m in ur komputer, idling ur sistem
  70. Scars of the living
  71. When you see it, you will shat bricks
  72. Top 10 puns
  73. Culture of military rations
  74. And you thought ice was safe
  75. How grumpy New Zealanders plan to solve their economic problems
  76. More grumps from New Zealanders
  77. Paraprosdokian
  78. Think about this (points of contention)

2011 August (21)

  1. We are Transformers
  2. Tattoos: the whys and wherefores
  3. iPod BUSTED!
  4. The Naked Listener’s top 10 lifehacks for the first-time jobhunter or employee (Part 1)
  5. The Naked Listener’s top 10 lifehacks for the first-time jobhunter or employee (Part 2)
  6. The Naked Listener’s top 10 lifehacks for the first-time jobhunter or employee (Part 3)
  7. America, self-pwned
  8. The roots of violence
  9. Roundup for Week 31
  10. Black Cat Appreciation Day
  11. Time has stopped
  12. Leave me alone with the crowd around me
  13. How to bottle things up inside (part 1)
  14. How to bottle things up inside (part 2)
  15. That was the week that was: Week 33
  16. National predatory service
  17. Told you it was going to be more expensive
  18. The Great Six Grand Rubout
  19. Some Apples are not bad
  20. How to set yourself up for disappointment
  21. Correction: Last post was a mistake

2011 September (27)

  1. Ten things I’ve learned from property agents | for The Good Men Project (Website)
  2. Site Updates: Top Posts
  3. Your draft is manual scrap
  4. What is ‘podborka’?
  5. Busy with everything else
  6. Nobody’s blameless
  7. Midautumn Festival a.k.a. Lunacy Festival
  8. Air-conditioning myths exploded (Part 1)
  9. AC myths 2: Thermostat at 25°C is all wrong
  10. AC myths 3: Not AC and fan together
  11. AC myths 4: Temperature is relatively relative
  12. AC myths 5: Lower temperatures cost more?
  13. AC myths 6: Metabolism doesn’t count, not really
  14. AC myths 7: Temperature and humidity for all and sundry
  15. AC myths 8: Insulation can be daft
  16. AC myths 9: Protips and hacks
  17. AC myths 10: Protips and hacks (cont.)
  18. Air-conditioning bullshit (roundup)
  19. Open call for blog theme suggestions
  20. A twit now
  21. Correction: Twitter
  22. Panforte morbido, andato in cielo
  23. Same story, but with tunics and togas
  24. Paternity leave will leave you clutching at straws later
  25. Aside
  26. Aside
  27. Check your surroundings

2011 October (17)

  1. National Casual Dress Whatever Day
  2. Ten dollars become twelve dollars
  3. Jello oranges
  4. My Google background image
  5. What’s for din-dins?
  6. Another round of din-dins
  7. Steve Jobs RIP
  8. The more meaningful tributes to S.J.
  9. Post-iDead luncheon
  10. Aside: Names
  11. Blast from the Past: Hong Kong’s legal system
  12. Five questions feared by men
  13. On medication
  14. Aside: Teachers
  15. You are retarded if…
  16. Best roommate ever? Gotta be kidding me, mate
  17. The Great Firewall of America has just started

2011 November (25)

  1. Crosspost: Value of a college degree
  2. Recap of October stories
  3. Coming site changes: New category ‘Notes’
  4. Notes: Crime
  5. Notes: Grammar and language fluency
  6. Notes: Love of words
  7. Notes: Explainology
  8. The pink slip
  9. Aside: Media
  10. Aside
  11. Man and men, a fine line of difference
  12. Read my lips: When Chinese is too Chinese for me
  13. Coming to getcha
  14. Alas, poor Yorick
  15. A kitteh for a hundred words
  16. Notes: ‘Nothing really matters’
  17. ‘It’s all bullshit. And then you die.’
  18. Happiness
  19. Franglais chez Ikea
  20. Bon-kyu-bon: the changing of the bibs, bobs and boobs of Asia
  21. Aside: Failure
  22. This is THE office
  23. Aside
  24. So you complained that this isn’t in English
  25. Site Updates: Menubar

2011 December (26)

  1. Recap of November stories
  2. Things to beguile the charmless (Part 1)
  3. These are not the vampires I’m looking for
  4. Things to beguile the charmless (Part 2)
  5. Things to beguile the charmless (Part 3)
  6. Things to beguile the charmless (Part 4: final)
  7. Orz
  8. Riiight, the most expensive street in the world
  9. Remember the Gingerbread Man?
  10. Site Updates: Furloughed pages
  11. I’m such a philistine
  12. Wanna see what a tough guy looks like?
  13. Back
  14. Beat it, or eat it
  15. Clockenflap 2011: You’ll never believe what I’m telling you now (1/3)
  16. Clockenflap 2011 (2/3)
  17. Clockenflap 2011 (3/3)
  18. Obligatory Christmassy post
  19. And now, for something completely dif’FREAAAAAANNNNT! (1/4)
  20. Dif’FREAAAAAANNNNT! (2/4)
  21. Objectivity: Just another $5 word for subjectivity
  22. Dif’FREAAAAAANNNNT! (3/4)
  23. How to put national budgets into perspective
  24. Dif’FREAAAAAANNNNT! (4/4)
  25. So now we know, now we know
  26. You need these pills to survive 2012

2012

2012 January (37)

  1. Yappy Hew Near! Remember me still?
  2. WordPress review of my blog for 2011
  3. My Geek Code
  4. Me old looks
  5. Last post a bit messed up
  6. Recap of December stories
  7. Site updates: About, Testimonials
  8. My honorary balls freeze solid (and fall off)
  9. Total semi-recall
  10. Notes: The Man Who Would Be Spy
  11. Liquefied liquidity
  12. Lifehack: You might be stupid, but the thieves ain’t
  13. What’s with me on Facebook
  14. Dolce and Gabbana in doofus and gabble
  15. Bad moon rising
  16. Showers and seagulls: the haute couture furore continues
  17. Venetian Pauper’s Blood Orange Salad
  18. What kind of looter is The Naked Listener?
  19. The Agony Broccoli writes (1/4)
  20. The Agony Broccoli writes (2/4)
  21. The Agony Broccoli writes (3/4)
  22. Thai-style ginger mackerel with Venetian blood oranges
  23. The Agony Broccoli writes (4/4)
  24. This blog blacks out because of SOPA/PIPA
  25. Final post before blackout
  26. Blog resumes, hopefully reuncensored
  27. Counterbalancing the SOPA/PIPA
  28. Who’s our guardians’ guardians?
  29. Ratta’s bother
  30. Year of the Salamander – err, I mean, Dragon
  31. Brrr! It’s a cooooold choggie new year!
  32. It’s still choggie new year! (Part 1)
  33. It’s still choggie new year! (Part 2)
  34. It’s still choggie new year! (Part 3)
  35. Choggie new year again! (More?)
  36. Choggie new year follow-up
  37. Disgusting food I eat, enjoyably so

2012 February (28)

  1. Do this if you should get fired: A lifehack exclusive (1/3)
  2. Do this if you should get fired: A lifehack exclusive (2/3)
  3. Do this if you should get fired: A lifehack exclusive (3/3)
  4. Recap of January stories
  5. Notes: My firm was born today
  6. Notes: Bikers in Hong Kong (Pt 1)
  7. Notes: Bikers in Hong Kong (Pt 2)
  8. Notes: Bikers in Hong Kong (Pt 3)
  9. Notes: Bikers in Hong Kong (Pt 4/finale)
  10. I plead forgiveness, only if you’ll do the same
  11. A hour’s worth of a chance of a lifetime
  12. Maddox: ‘I hope SOPA passes’
  13. Live to spend your wages?
  14. You don’t blog? 12 fabulous steps to start doing it (1/5)
  15. You don’t blog? (2/5)
  16. You don’t post? (3/5)
  17. You don’t blog? (4/5)
  18. One lump or two, luv?
  19. You don’t blog? (5/5: the finale!)
  20. A dead man’s switch for a live person
  21. Site Update: Testimonials
  22. You don’t blog? (Bonus finale)
  23. Site Update: Further update to Testimonials
  24. ‘Memorised the ways to find fault’
  25. PDF downloadable: ‘You don’t blog’ feature
  26. You see, you see, told you so
  27. Flick review for Week 8
  28. Notes: Whole Earth Catalog, Spring 1969

2012 March (33)

  1. Recap of February stories
  2. Site Updates: New static page
  3. Scheisse! Es regnet!
  4. What’s it been like for you – the year, I mean? (Part 1)
  5. ‘Are you feeling well?’
  6. Aside: Protips on how to work with an editor
  7. What’s it been for you? The Backyard (Part 2)
  8. Aside: A little about linguanophiles (1/4)
  9. Aside: A little about linguanophiles (2/4)
  10. Aside: A little about linguanophiles (3/4)
  11. Aside: A little about linguanophiles (4/4)
  12. What’s it been? The Engine Room (Part 3)
  13. Site Updates: About me, menubar
  14. What’s it been? Venting (Part 4)
  15. Ratta’s progress
  16. A talent for snot
  17. What’s it been? Broadsides (Part 5)
  18. Corrections: Broken links in recent stories fixed
  19. Cat bench
  20. What’s it been? Side Shed and Cloud Nine (Part 6/Finale)
  21. Not what it turns out to be
  22. More email inbox commentary
  23. Lifehack: Fixing Chromium extension installs
  24. Wintry decisions
  25. The anger and resentment, delayed for now
  26. Understanding your salary
  27. Hurt feelings
  28. Simplify, man, it’s complicated enough
  29. The Naked Listener moves to furlough the blog
  30. Vice, advice and assorted mice with a price
  31. Time soon to face the music…
  32. Site Updates: Furlough <– blog goes on furlough (15 March 2012)
  33. Site Update: Sister blog

2012 April (4)

  1. Site Updates: March
  2. Recap of March stories
  3. Site Update: Reorganised front page
  4. Site Update: Contact form reinstated

2012 May (2)

  1. Poll: If I reoperate again
  2. Site Updates: Reinstating ‘About me’ page

2012 June (3)

  1. Site Updates: About me, Testimonials
  2. Site Updates: New static page
  3. Sign to ‘re-rez’ <– furlough ends during a Force 8 gale (30 June 2012)

2012 July (15)

  1. Site Update: Site’s live again!
  2. They walk among us, really they do
  3. How old are you young now?
  4. Two years’ walking
  5. Peeler peeled
  6. Site update: Front Page
  7. My ‘suckeriferous’ vanity fannybag
  8. Typhoon Vicente slammin’ – and we ain’t duckin’
  9. Caveat laudatur
  10. ‘People want to hear the…’
  11. A mathwonk writes a love letter
  12. Chinese bowls
  13. Did you realise Mick Jagger’s 69 already?
  14. School life, then and now
  15. Recap of stories for June and July

2012 August (9)

  1. ‘Wise up for now’
  2. Weather, roasted alive
  3. Reminiscences: Week 31
  4. Reminiscences: Week 32
  5. ‘Fourteen months’ (guestpost by Ophelia Kwong)
  6. Rurdy-Turdy Thursday: One Word Answer
  7. R.I.P. Moonman
  8. A better life
  9. Bad influence

2012 September (11)

  1. Social sins to avoid for fun and profit (1/2)
  2. Social sins to avoid for fun and profit (2/2)
  3. Recap of stories for August
  4. Eleven years
  5. My small sacrifice
  6. Future vibes, future hypes
  7. ‘We are Wall Street’: No, you’re a walnut
  8. Knickers in a twist: Americano in China (1/2)
  9. Site Updates: Some reorganisation
  10. Knickers in a twist: Americano in China (2/2)
  11. Recap of stories for September

2012 October (5)

  1. 10 things this week
  2. Look around you, not just at your desires
  3. 10 things this week (Week 41)
  4. Peaches and mushrooms in blue and green (guestpost by Ophelia Kwong)
  5. The future of ‘government’ (guestpost by Guus Goorts)

2012 November (10)

  1. Run into, once more again
  2. Get-well-soon kitteh
  3. Eleven eleven
  4. Choosing your Vaseline of Life
  5. Fifty shades of (no) grey (matter)
  6. Recap of stories for October
  7. Still wanna have a baby?
  8. Hot or cold when you’re rushing to relax?
  9. Living in another’s material world
  10. A short lesson in cold spells

2012 December (12)

  1. We don’t have things like this here
  2. And then suddenly this…
  3. A bookworm’s tree
  4. Skyrim as Xmas tree
  5. It’s probably Mum in disguise…
  6. An Ebeneezer Scrooge moment…
  7. Christbacteriamas tree
  8. Crunchy fried salmon skin
  9. State of our fireplaces
  10. Interlude: Fiction
  11. Floored … completely
  12. Food for a new life ahead

2013

2013 January (8)

  1. Happy New Fiscal Cliff Year! Still with me so far?
  2. The Naked Listener’s Weblog 2012 in review
  3. Why so invisible?
  4. The Naked Listener’s Vademecum to Blogger Zodiac Traits (Part 1)
  5. The Naked Listener’s Vademecum to Blogger Zodiac Traits (Part 2)
  6. The Naked Listener’s Vademecum to Blogger Zodiac Traits (Part 3)
  7. Calling the margins
  8. At sixes and sevens

2013 February (8)

  1. One hundred fifteen
  2. The 28th of 12th
  3. There be dragons
  4. One more job applicant
  5. The Naked Listener 1,000th Milestone Post <— the landmark 1,000th post
  6. Close, and nearly cigar
  7. Hit by the ‘our’ kind of asteroid
  8. ‘Old Copper Nicky’

2013 March (6)

  1. Out and about as a wussy voyeur
  2. First-person direct: Who blogs first, brags (1)
  3. First-person direct (Part 2): Internet history crashed course
  4. First-person direct (Part 3): Oldest warhorses in blogdom
  5. First-person direct (Part 4): Right up to the last moment
  6. ‘John Carter’: A romantic story … actually

2013 April (5)

  1. From the colours of my eye
  2. Flat hamster to the rescue
  3. Codes, unfolded and demoulded
  4. ‘Old Bill’ is comin’ to nick you (1)
  5. ‘Old Bill’ is comin’ to nick you (2/Finale)

2013 May (7)

  1. The ‘Nero School’ of Education
  2. How to blow your cash and time on Earth (1)
  3. How to blow your cash and time on Earth (2/Finale)
  4. ‘You see that, dude? Sh*t was tight.’
  5. ‘Accidental lobotomy’ … a ‘system feature’
  6. You coming with to the gig or not?
  7. ‘How do you deal with enemies and competitors?’

2013 June (7)

  1. Overthinking, overtanking
  2. Lessons from an average bank heist
  3. A fish out of water
  4. House of Commons, unplugged
  5. A piss … ahem, piece … of heaven
  6. What if it hurts?
  7. Google Reader: Before it snuffs out

2013 July (8)

  1. This was the UK before the Mammon took over…
  2. Wallpaper for this month (July 2013)
  3. Best wishes for the Fourth of July
  4. ‘Too much to lose,’ like your parents
  5. True North missed
  6. FUI
  7. Things I learnt on hitting 30
  8. ‘Moving you to Vancouver’

2013 August (13)

  1. New wallpaper for August
  2. ZZ Top: Rendered in watercolour
  3. Gotta put these up before it’s too late
  4. The ‘male’ rockstar, according to Annie Lennox
  5. Lifehack: Win your way through accents
  6. Titanomachy and the ‘Three Spinsters and Six Cronies’
  7. Ahead? ‘A head’ up the Khyber more like
  8. How comfy is your family screwing you?
  9. Too comfy in your job lately?
  10. Only if it’s not a sinking ship…
  11. Comfy enough in your flatline?
  12. 69 my 99 bitches? 86 it!
  13. Patience? … patiently defined

2013 September (7)

  1. Site Update: Wallpaper for September 2013
  2. Self-made wallpapers
  3. David Frost (1939-2013)
  4. A new, old page
  5. That time again – Lunacy Festival!
  6. Admin message: Post updated
  7. Angry Soaking Rabbit

2013 October (8)

  1. Talkback Tuesday: ‘Big trouble in little China’
  2. Site update: Background image for October
  3. The egg gig with Annie Lennox
  4. London things
  5. Not the up-and-up we’re looking for
  6. The Pyshco … ahem … Psychopath Test
  7. Why brothel creepers are rad’der than you think
  8. Social networking made simple

2013 November (10)

  1. Truly scary, even for Halloween
  2. Hallowmeooooooooww…
  3. Site Update: Background image for November
  4. The Plastics Plague
  5. Make up your mind before changing it
  6. What’s that number?
  7. The fine line between the two
  8. D’you not know your own traditions?
  9. Love (of moolah), actually
  10. A walking, talking kind of fail

2013 December (10)

  1. Happy Credit Card Season’s Greetings
  2. Snömys
  3. Knitted poles and threadbare Daleks
  4. A heart-warming time for … firefighting
  5. LOL, they’re actually selling THIS now…
  6. Situation report: ‘On the bottle’
  7. Make it a memorable Xmas, hehehe
  8. Running slow and waiting for a drink
  9. Xmas Dalek-orate
  10. Better a tourist than a disgrace like you

2014

2014 January (5)

  1. First post for 2014, and a happy new year to everybody!
  2. If you don’t know this by now…
  3. 2013 in review, the WordPress version
  4. Say ‘Happy Birthday’ to me!
  5. Burn your bridges before arriving there

2014 February (3)

  1. Site Update: February wallpaper
  2. The Year of the Horse isn’t a euphemism
  3. Yer ferkin’ signature tunes, coz I dun loike the ways fings aer done ’ere

2014 March (6)

  1. Site Update: March wallpaper
  2. Probably the most accurate thing I’ve ever said so far…
  3. Technical difficulties
  4. I wished I’d jumped out the window because it’s an easier way out…
  5. Consolation … and a sweet one
  6. Flight MH370 and the bullshit it shows up <– first lawyered post for 2014

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