Mark S. Taylor is a writer and ginger person based in South London.
He writes fiction, nonsense, crossword clues, text messages to his wife and about himself in the third person.
He sets crosswords under the pseudonym Apis, and posts semi-regular themed clues as @apisclues on Twitter.
Wouldn't it be nice if the huge number of radio programmes on the BBC iPlayer were also available as podcasts? Well, too bad. They're not. You get the BBC's arbitrary selection of their programmes, and that's it.
I'm forever missing episodes or series or getting annoyed that I can't reliably listen on my commute, so I decided to rustle something up to pull BBC radio programmes into my podcast app. I call it iCaster, because it seemed the obvious thing to call it.
My stupid Twitter bot, @grauniad, got its first complaints during the last couple of months. One of them expressed frustration that whoever was behind the account persisted in mangling the Guardian's every tweet despite the result manifestly not being all that funny. This critic was under the impression that some poor fool was running the account by hand and was still incapable of coming up with anything amusing, a misunderstanding that I think is far funnier than anything the bot has ever tweeted.