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I had a House in Canada…

I was the last resident of this historic house, now immortalised in Google Maps. Advertisements

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#SciFi, #Horror, #Fantasy: "…send us a story if you think you can mix up some pulpy goodness…" #UK, #Canada & #Mauritius

I’m busy writing and not getting paid right now, in case anyone has any weird ideas of how I’m profiting from Star Adventurer Magazine (I AM NOT). So dust off your cynic’s hat and send us a story if you … Continue reading

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Reading… Salam Pax

Just found this book in the corner of the toilet of the house I’m sharing- Salam Pax: The Bagdad Blog by an anonymous Iraqi blogger.*  It is made up of his blog entries made during the war in Iraq between … Continue reading

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Kung Shee Fat Choy!

…Best wishes also to my family, friends and the Mauritian Diaspora.  Have a great year!

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Captain Roy's Rusty Rocket #Radio #Show: Nerdomundo #SciFi #Podcast #Christmas Edition OUT NOW! #Mauritius, #Africa, #UK, #Canada

Yes, here it is, in all its dubious glory.  As usual you can download the show utilising a veritable myriad of marvelous methods from here. In this week’s Christmas Edition we talk about: Seeking a Friend for the End of … Continue reading

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London Olympics 2012: Not A Rant (For A Change)

I’ve been moaning about the Olympics a great deal in this blog, to anyone who’ll listen to me rant- in the street, in the pub, to relatives and to myself in the mirror.  No doubt before the end of the … Continue reading

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Watching MI3 on the Box and Testing Cidre

Finally gave in and tried Stella Artois’s Cidre.  Verdict- not terrible. Captain Roy’s International Cider Ratings Some* west country scrumpys: 4 chainsaws (UK) Okanagan Springs Apple Cider: 4 chainsaws (Canada) Stella Artois Cidre: 3 chainsaws (Belgium) Anything from Bulmers: 2 … Continue reading

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Latest Nerdery: Prototype 2, Mass Effect 3, Tiger Woods, Samsung S3, Snow White and Avoiding Work

Mon 07-May-2012 Xbox 360: Star Wars Special Edition Mon 14-May-2012 Video Games News Mon 21-May-2012 Superphones, Money and Evil Queens Mon 28-May-2012 An Office Workers Guide To Avoiding Work More stories about Gadgets, Video Games, Consoles, Computers, Apple, PC, Linux, … Continue reading

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Digital TV: Freeview Channels Globally Rubbish

After having lived in Canada, Mauritius and the UK, I can tell you that free-to-view channels are crap the world over.  Now that we have bandwidth to spare for extra programming, what do we get? Massive choice? Oh no. I’m … Continue reading

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.tek: I've Lost My Programming Chops: I Don't Know XOR from Coleslaw

I’ve never been a great programmer.  I’ve fluctuated wildly between utterly incompetent to unbearably clever. It’s been years since I’ve done any professionally, but lately, given my boring life, I’ve decided that I want to stick my oar back in.  … Continue reading

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SciFi Watering Holes: The Best Bars In All Possible Universes!

Chalmun’s Cantina, Mos Eisley, Tatooine Where Captain Solo famously blasts a hole in Greedo before the latter has time to reach.  The band is also partly the reason I am learning to to play a musical instrument! The Spacers Rave, Proton … Continue reading

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What's Your Drunk Song?

This is mine (apologies to all long-suffering bar staff of three continents). NB/This is Captain’s Tractor’s version (whereas the verses I sing are, eh, slightly ruder)- What’s yours?

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WikiLeaks Catchup

Playing catchup this morning- The basics  – PBS Documentary The documents Mauritius related leaks – The Independent and Google And so it goes… the latest leaks from a couple of weeks ago – Stratfor

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Mauritius and World: Kung Shee Fat Choy! Happy New Year!

On the way to the shops today I noticed all the spent red remains of about a zillion fire crackers strewn across the streets to remind me that it’s now the year of the dragon! Kung Shee Fat Choy! Have … Continue reading

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