Lazylaces is a personally run web blog (although anyone can help out, and get credited, with submissions) that provides a friendly venue for finding, and discussing, free online games, mainly in the point'n'click and/or escape the room adventure game genres, with other game genres and "stuff" sometimes getting a look in as well. On rare occasions it has even been known to remember that it's a personal blog too. Fortunately such off-putting intrusions to the general gaming theme are few and far between. Game reviews @ Lazylaces are frequently off topic and/or misleading and/or out of date with a propensity to contain bad puns and links to YouTube videos and Wikipedia pages that are, at best, merely tangentially linked to the game(s) in question, and more usually are totally unrelated. More in-depth, accurate, and/or frequent game reviews can be found elsewhere if that's what you are looking for, but that's not how we roll here in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Internet. Here we are happy just to do our own thing. If you are looking for some site history I can tell you that I dimly remember starting work on Lazylaces back in 2002, originally as a way for me to get some practice with ASP development (part of my day job), and with no real intention of anyone else ever looking at it, but by some weird turns of events, over the years, it has become what it is today, and now it's more about the games than anything else. To this day though the site is still totally developed & coded solely by myself, in homegrown ASP. The name "lazylaces" has, like much of the content of this supposedly gaming web site, absolutely nothing to do with games, and actually comes from a method of tying shoelaces that means your shoes can still be slipped on and off without having to untie and retie the laces every time. Somehow this was meant to be a fitting name, as I was meant to be the lazy one and 'laces' were meant to web links (or some vague nonsense like that anyway), but as it turns out it's so much effort building, coding, maintaining and providing content for your own website (not to mention working a day job and having a life away from the computer), that I don't feel very lazy at all. I still like the name though, and if I don't post anything for a few days making some crack about the 'lazy' in the site title makes for a popular site comment :)
Back in the UK I worked in the Southwark (SE1) and City areas of central London, and I lived out in Surrey, having lived in most of corners of the UK over the years, after being born a Cornishman. I now live in Eastern Maryland, USA, a mere stone's throw away (if you have a very good throwing arm) from Washington, DC. Currently I'm classed as a US permanent resident, but I aim to be US Citizen within the next couple of years. As much as I loved the UK, I really love living in the USA, and it's most definitely 'home' now.
Lazylaces only exists because I originally wanted to practice my ASP development, and it started out themed as a link log as I had enjoyed other similarly themed (and now sadly defunct in their original style) web sites that lead me to other inexplicable and odd findings on the internet, not to mention the occasional game. At some point I added a comments system, people starting turning up and talking, and a community arose that seemed to be mostly interested in point'n'click games. To be honest with you the whole thing is slightly bemusing when I think about it, but I'm happy it all happened as it did, and I'm happy to be here.
The lazylaces domain name has been mine since December 2000 - but there's only been something on the site since January 2002 when I signed up for hosting with Brinkster. The current site format only really started to take shape in October 2002, and comments were added in January 2004. The last major refresh of the site design and features was in November 2010.