February 6, 2019

Creaking Noises

So. It's been nearly four years since I posted here. But I have some relevant thoughts again, and I thought I might write some of them down. This isn't that post; this is just to blow the cobwebs out of...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 4:44 PM

June 3, 2009

Comments Are Back

Comments have been disabled on dukestreet.org for some time, due to the unbelievable level of spam being posted. I have now installed IntenseDebate comments, which require some level of authentication. They require javascript to be enabled, but I'm looking at...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 12:27 PM | Comments (0)

January 9, 2007

Newsletter Subscription

If you're reading this, chances are you're interested in something on the site - Doctor Who, Torchwood, MMORPGs, World of Warcraft, or any of the other subjects I deal with. There's also a fair chance, looking at my site statistics,...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 12:39 PM | Comments (0)

August 21, 2006

Comments Working

I'm getting a terrible sense of déjà vu about this particular topic, but comments are now working again on the site. Don't hold back, now. [Comments are now closed on this entry due to spam.]...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 9:51 AM

July 22, 2006


I've made a very small change to the site; the "comments" link now works as a link rather than the slightly broken popup that was there before. If anyone else has suggestions for improvements to the site, do let me...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 1:09 PM | Comments (3)

June 11, 2006


Comments, which were refusing all input for a while, are working again. I was alerted to them working again by about 30 spam comments in the space of half an hour. I've now gone and disabled comments on all entries...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 11:16 PM | Comments (1)

May 25, 2006


I don't know if it's of interest to anyone, but there's a new mavenning site called Squidoo doing the rounds. I've thrown up a "lens" for House of Worms to try it out properly - I was on the Beta,...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 4:19 PM

May 13, 2006

Redesign II

This blog has just undergone a rather savage redesign. It's very, very plain right now, but I'm in a mood where I like that. I'll re-add flourishes and details until such time as it seems right, gradually....
Posted by Drew Shiel at 6:37 PM

May 8, 2006

Dr Who, Dr Who

Seeing as I'm putting up a good few posts concerning the good Doctor, I'm adding a Doctor Who category that he can have all to himself. It'll also contain articles concerning Torchwood, the K9 series, and any other associated or...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 12:41 PM

February 7, 2005


The Wizard of Duke Street has undergone a redesign. It's not really much of a change, and I don't anticipate any problems - but if something comes up, let me know in the comments....
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July 13, 2004

Why Genre?

On any given day, you'll find me reading. I might be reading a book, a magazine, something on a screen, a newspaper, a zine... and almost everything I read is genre, or genre related. Occasionally, it'll look like I'm reading...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 12:25 AM | TrackBack

July 12, 2004


Welcome to dukestreet.org. This is going to be a site dedicated to essays, reviews, news, and general interest material on fantasy, science-fiction, gaming, and associated genres. It's written by Drew Shiel, who will get around to both providing content, and...
Posted by Drew Shiel at 11:10 PM | TrackBack

September 9, 1977

About The Author

Drew Shiel lives in Dublin, Ireland, with his wife Nina, housemate Dave, and cat Miroza. By day, he's a web developer, and in real life, he's a gamer, book addict, bitstream bather, hobbyist cook, SCAdian, and many more things besides....
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