Today I received my police badge, and I shall be taking my new position entirely seriously.

Except for when I’m not, obviously

The Watch

I received my Watch badge today; which means that I’m not a member of the Ankh-Morpork Watch. Commuting will be a bit of a pain, but since the Great A’Tuin doesn’t travel through space very quickly, it shouldn’t take that long every day.

My Watch badge, making me a member of the Ankh-Morpork city watch

No. How dare you? How dare you! At this time! In this place! They did the job they didn’t have to do, and they died doing it, and you can’t give them anything. Do you understand? They fought for those who’d been abandoned, they fought for one another, and they were betrayed. Men like them always are. What good would a statue be? It’d just inspire new fools to believe they’re going to be heroes. They wouldn’t want that. Just let them be. For ever.

Sam Vimes, to the Partician – Night Watch – A Discworld Novel, Terry Pratchett, 2002, 0-385-60264-2, Doubleday

‘Nuff Said.


I also graduated today. Well, I say that I graduated. I attained my B.Occ. and M.Coll. and B.F today. By that, I mean that I received my Unseen University head wizzard badge.

My Unseen University Head Wizzard Badge

Both of these badges are already on my blazer/casual suit jacket, ready to show off to the wider world… at least a wider world that have knowledge of the Discworld.


On top of all that, I received my… well, take a look.

My new bookmarks for Discworld related reading

And finally…

Our Glorious Leader

I thought I’d provide a picture of myself with my new badges equipped. So here it is.

The poster of posts, with his new badges and bookmarks

Anyway, I’m going out on patrol now. I’ll see you later.

Sing, you sons of mothers!

All the little angels rise up, rise up.
All the little angels rise up high!
How do they rise up, rise up, rise up?
How do they rise up, rise up high?
They rise heads up, heads up, heads up, they rise heads up, heads up high!


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Jamie is a .NET developer specialising in ASP.NET MVC websites and services, with a background in WinForms and Games Development. When not programming using .NET, he is either learning about .NET Core (and usually building something cross platform with it), speaking Japanese to anyone who'll listen, learning about languages, writing for this blog, or writing for a blog about Retro Gaming (which he runs with his brother)