Sunday, December 18, 2011

Still reading - in particular "Where good ideas come from" (Steven Johnson) and "Working effectively with legacy code" and to a degree "Grails in action".

Mongoose's latest Traveller book is "Supplement 12: Dynasty". It's not restricted to aristocratic dynasties - all sorts of Dynastic Entities are catered for e.g. Conglomerate, Media Empire, Merchant Market, Military Charter, Noble Line, Religious Faith, Syndicate.

It's cold here but not too cold considering the time of year.

Merry Christmas everybody!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Still reading. Read "Pragmatic thinking and learning". Interesting. Currently reading "The Windermann Incident", a scenario for the Mongoose Traveller game. Listening to music helps with voices as well. Been watching some Cadfael DVD episodes. It's easy to see how people can be seduced by the easy comfort of TV as opposed to the more demanding (but more rewarding) literature world.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Instead of staring into space battling with voices and visions, I'm reading more (just restarted reading fiction again - Interview with the Vampire). Am watching far less TV these days. Watched "As you like it" (Shakespeare, DVD) today and it was enjoyable.

Am now running Ubuntu 11.10 on my NetBook! It takes a bit of getting used to but, overall I like it although a tweak here or there would be helpful.

With Ubuntu came  kernel 3.0.0. Hopefully the developers will come up with a fix for the battery-draining bug soon.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A few words on films...

Jane Eyre. Chick Lit Flick. 8/10
Illustrates Jane's turbulent life. From rags to riches, she finally finds true love on her own terms.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Brit Flick. 8/10.
A slow moving cold war spy drama. Some good acting.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

I have bought a sublime blues CD - Hugh Laurie - Let them talk. According to the CD notes, Charles "Buddy" Bolden is credited as being one of the fathers of Jazz. Born in New Orleans in 1877, he succumbed to schizophrenia before he was 30.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

It is time for Humanity to unite. We have an Old Testament. We have a New testament.

It is time to start work on a Modern Testament, with a view to 1) having commandments that exhort ("thou shalt be generous" etc) and 2) have a built in mechanism for reviewing and revising the Modern Testament.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

He's coming home,
He's coming home,
He's coming :-
Ri***rd's coming home