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"…who reads the papers." Yes Prime Minister, BBC

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Wreck It Ralph (2012)

The quest of villain character from video game to become a good-guy. The animation is candy-licious and the story is sweet. Enjoyable, and just the thing for a Saturday morning in bed with a bowl of sugary cereal. Yes, even … Continue reading

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RIPD (2013)

Dead cop gets back on the job. Whole lot of zzz and I really can’t make out a thing that Jeff Bridges is saying. Okay, I can, I just don’t want to as he speaks throughout the whole movie as … Continue reading

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Clear History (2013)

Larry David of Curb My Enthusiasm and Seinfeld stars in this comedy about shareholding employee of a high-tech startup who is fired and loses his stake; shortly before the company’s portfolio skyrockets. Larry David is funny in this, but a … Continue reading

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#UK #SciFi #Comedy #Romance #Movie #Trailer: About Time (2013)

This is a first. It is the first time I’ve used a tag called ‘#Romance’. Still I did see The Time Traveller’s Wife (2009) by myself, which is either sad or embarrassing, depending on your point of view. About Time … Continue reading

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#Horror-#Comedy Movie #Review: Frankenweenie (2012) (#Family #Animation)

Frankenweenie (2012) is Tim Burton’s comedy-horror themed family animation. It is a tribute to early classics like Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and famous movie monsters like Godzilla, Mothra, King Kong and even the Gremlins. In the movie, a … Continue reading

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.tek Technobilge: 3D, Mac OS X, Beats Branding, Hot PCs, Hotel Thermostats

3D: Remember the other dumb trends that seems to have started with a wedge of lime in your beer bottle and then Apple sticking an “i” in front of everything? (Imagine a time when you will be able to step … Continue reading

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.tek: #Programming Nostalgia: Funny Forth

Okay, so only a few devs are still coding Forth, but I remember Leo Brodie’s excellent book and the fun cartoons inside, like this one: They probably still have a few copies in Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC, Canada), which … Continue reading

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.tek Technobilge: Buzzwords, Development Methodologies, Integrated Graphics and OO

More tech-rage exorcised- Buzzwords: “There’s a disconnect between…”, the word “disconnect” used in that way makes my hackles rise up to a point near the ceiling. Development Methodologies: At uni it was SSADM (the fascist) and SSM (the hippy).  Then … Continue reading

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.tek Technobilge: Management Theory, Time and Motion and Sun Tzu

Some vileness you may be subjected to in the engineering and IT industry: Fake Flat Management Structures: Ever heard someone, usually an HR twit, say something along the lines that “we are all equal in this company.”  That is just … Continue reading

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.tek Technobilge: Stuff You Should Hate @BBC @Guardian @Reddedit and Other Buggers Who Are Not Employing Me

A few months ago, I was supposed to write for, and revive, the defunct Guardian‘s Technobile rantless rant column.  Obviously this never happened, because here I am still barely eking out a living in any way I can.  Sob.  But … Continue reading

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Get Stoic #Clip from #Comedy Smoke Signals

I love this clip-

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The IT Crowd, Season 4, Episode 6: Female Star Trek #tv #comedy #video #clip

I got nothing else to share today, just too busy.  Enjoy.

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Jimmy Choo's Eau De… Shoes?

You have got to question the wisdom of buying perfume from a bloke who’s famous for shoes.  Maybe I should squeeze my soggy gym trainers into a fancy bottle.

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#Error, Error, Error, #Life Does Not #Compute: Oh, Ha, Ha, So, So Very #Funny

I woke up far too early today to take mum to the hospital.  When we got there the appointment had been changed- “Very sorry, your doctor should have told you.” No ####, Sherlock. We drove home afterwards and, as I … Continue reading

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.tek: Snake Oil (Dodgy Tech) Watch: Boots Anti-Snoring Ring

I love products like this- they give me the chance to vent my innate misanthropy in a constructive manner. Just a little context- Boots is probably the most reputable and popular high street pharmacists in the UK. Recently they’ve started … Continue reading

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Geek Pride

Dad looked over my newspaper tech column yesterday and said in a slightly shaky voice- “You know, they’re going to think you’re a geek!” He had JUST realised his son was a geek.  You’d have thought the books, comics, games, … Continue reading

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Nerdvana TV Catch-Up Time: Big Bang Theory, Fringe, Game of Thrones etc…

So now that we’re well into the latest Hollywood TV season it’s time for a round-up.  In case you’ve been dead for the last few years, I’ve added a quick summary of what the shows are about so you can … Continue reading

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Sea Lore

Lie– Seasickness isn’t that bad. Truth– Yes it is, I failed the RYA Dayskipper Practical due to projectile vomiting.  It’s very, very horrible and may take years to improve.  When my uncle joined the merchant marines as a teen, it … Continue reading

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April Fool 2008

My 2008 April Fool’s joke, posted on the entrance of my apartment building in Vancouver (and yes, I did spell “pertaining” wrong): Other random, completely unrelated wisdom: Monetize your misfortunes.  That’s what I’m attempting to do right now. While all … Continue reading

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Swiss Miss

Switzerland is all not all chocolate and cuckoo clocks. Swiss cops have guns and absolutely no sense of humour when responding to sarcasm from brown teenage punks. Yet another narrowly avoided shooting. Good old Interrailing.

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Escape Velocity: How to Exit Social Engagements Without Being Murdered

Never go to a party that you can’t leave without relying on someone else to take you home. Parties are more fun when you know that you really don’t have to be there if you don’t want to be. Besides, … Continue reading

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Nerd Song

Please allow me to introduce myself I’m a man of questionable taste I’ve been around for a long, long time But I still play with trains I was around when Han Solo Was frozen in carbomite And live in hope … Continue reading

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