- RRR216 Make It So 2018-08-08Tesco Goes Downmarket (A Nerd Has To Eat), Tech's Big Five Are Greedy Tax Dodgers, America to Own Space, Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom, Avengers Infinity War, Distorted, Time Lapse, Train to Busan, Ghost Stories, Occupation, Extinction, The Bay, Castle Rock, New Doctor Who (Trailer, Dialect, Outfit, Thumbs Up?) Jean Luc Picard Returns!
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- RRR214 Sharking Trousers 2018-07-13The End, This Podcast is a Geek Audio Blog, Boaty, Lonely Space Alien, Weighty, Inevitable Non-Existent Football Tangent, RIP Steve Ditko, Terry Gilliam's and John Cleese's Whiny Privileged Rants, Jaws, Rick and Morty, The Handmaid's Tale, The Expanse, Soylent Green, RPi Accessories, NES Classic Accessories, Clean Meat? That Pub in Altair, Ram […]
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Mum standing proudly next to our ecologically-sound living Christmas tree adopted from the Mauritian Forestry Ministry for about £6. It might be small, but it’s ours. And then there’s my permanently displayed, ecologically unsound plastic tree. The first photo was … Continue reading
Hey, I LIKE TurboPascal, never got into Delphi, FreePascal’s bearable, but Lazarus IDE? There’s always some damn error trying to compile anything other than the simplest programs. This is obviously because I don’t really know what I’m doing, which is … Continue reading
Remember me telling you how I (like half the population of the UK) recently applied for the BBC’s Trainee Scheme? I just received this e-mail from them a few days ago- Dear Roy Thank you for applying for the position … Continue reading
You know that photo of my knuckles with “N-E-R-D” biro’d across them? My mum took one look at it and then asked me why I had the word “N-E-R-O” scrawled on my fingers. The emperor “Nero”? Whyaaah? I really should … Continue reading
For the second year running, I have applied to the BBC’s Journalism Trainee Scheme. I mentioned this a couple of posts ago, but I thought I’d give you an update in case you are interested in applying in future. Application … Continue reading
Shoes Stolen at Temple Years ago when I was a kid we used to visit a mandhir (Hindu temple) in London’s East End for the more important religious holidays. Mum and dad always warned me never to wear my best … Continue reading
#Rants of the Week: Killing iGoogle, EQL, #UK (Debt Collection Agency), Border Security: #Australia's Front Line
iGoogle – iGoogle is closing down, we’ve known this for months, but what precipitated such an unbelievably short-sighted move? Actually I don’t have a clue, but this is the same company that wouldn’t give users the options to opt out … Continue reading
Back on my feet and recovering from a hideous bout of whooping cough acid reflux from hell. Other big news is that I’ve had a rather drastic hair/beard cut. In fact it’s all gawwwn. Compare this pic to my avatar. … Continue reading
Some intermission muzak:
Went out for a drink last night… Eventually got home…
Do you have those days when you wished you hadn’t drunk so much coffee? Goodnight.
Unfortunately, it stopped raining so I had no excuse for not working on the boat today. Power-washing, bailing and pumping. I can’t describe how disgusting the work was. Imagine a particularly vile episode of CSI: Las Vegas and being one … Continue reading
I should be cleaning my boat right now, but St. Murphy has decided to bless us with rain, so here are my top three Dos and Don’ts regarding gaining friends- Don’t 1/ Ask for help moving. 2/ Mention you’ve been … Continue reading
I’ve been a bit fed up lately, brooding about aging, loss, lost opportunities and the general horribleness of the universe. Today, sitting in front of the netbook, I was pondering death creeping ever closer like that swinging scythe in The … Continue reading
Just had a look at the stats for this blog- 4002 visitors 327 posts Me and my hat just want’s to thank everyone! Other visitor milestones- 1000 2000 3000 More comments and more lunacy please. More, more, more! Let’s rage … Continue reading
Before I was married (briefly, but not briefly enough), I signed on to a number of dating sites. The best and worst was Shaadi.com, the Desi (Indian Diaspora) dating service. Sure, they found me lots of dates, but the women … Continue reading
The dump we’re renting at the moment is falling apart around us and the landlord is bloody useless. We are living in an urban dystopia of broken windows, broken furniture, broken fittings, mould, leaks, damp, stinky drains etc… etc… etc… … Continue reading
I grew up as an only child in a Hindu family with largely no knowledge of the gods or goddesses. This was exacerbated by not being able to speak Hindi or living in an area with others of our kind. … Continue reading
The usual state of things in our family is utter chaos, so it stands to reason that traditionally bad days are, in fact, good days for us and today has been a good day. Sunny, Spiderman and my jeans are … Continue reading
These things are always in a state of flux, but right now- Movie – 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick Book – Kane: Dark Crusade by Karl Edward Wagner Comic – Watchmen by Alan Moore Place – Giza Necropolis, … Continue reading
I’ve decided to call my instachinos Asia Argento. That way I can say that I’m just going to the kitchen to have an Asia Argento. Roy’s Instachino (AKA Asia Argento) 1 tablespoon of Nescafe Gold Blend 1 heaped tablespoon of … Continue reading
I don’t care how ridiculous and fake this is, I loved it at the time and still do. Here it is in all its lip-syncing goodness. I loved it so much mum later took to calling me “Rice Pudding”. Rah, … Continue reading
“666, the one for you and me…” Ahhh, good times.
When I was still in short trousers, I wrested the very last copy of Iron Maiden‘s The Number of the Beast from a large, hairy biker in WHSmiths (also in Catford). Them’s cojones. BUT around this time I was also … Continue reading
I bought The Best of Bill Haley and the Comets on cassette tape from Woolworths in Catford.
Actually, that’s just me.
It IS a thing!
As my ridiculous and unsustainable pace to become a fully-rounded Renaissance nerd continues, later tonight I’m going to be watching that episode of TNG where Picard plays the tin-whistle. Hopefully, this will inspire my own musical ambitions.
Not much more to say right now, I’m off to stuff my face.
Its Monday and its Cobra Kai time! Hai yah!
This post’s in honour of both ice cream (I had one a few hours ago… mmm…) and those battle-hardened ice cream van operatives who brave the terrors of the semi-post-apocalyptic suburbs to bring us this sweet ambrosia! Reggie the ice … Continue reading
Remember the boat that I bought at scrap value from eBay recently? Here it is again: Today I had a go at cleaning it. One of my neighbours generously helped create a little space around the boat, which is parked … Continue reading
Ooooh caffeine how I love thy buzziness. Wired, amped and pumped, I ready to do a million push-ups, a clubbing date in Hollywood with Halle Berry and to crush Apple under my conquering sandals.
Good morning! Yet another day begins with instachino and it’s going to be a hula shirt weather again (at least inside the house anyway).
Another bucket list wish is to get into boating. This is a common nerdy theme, based on a wish to own a starship, but living in a non-space-dwelling era. Yes, while I can’t be captain of the starship Enterprise or … Continue reading
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
The Schott Perfecto 618 leather biker jacket worn by rebellious Marlon in The Wild One only remained a few days in my possession before I returned it to the shop. I told you about the jacket in my last post … Continue reading
About 12 months ago I had bloated up to massively obese 40 inch waist-line thanks to illness, twelves hours a day at the computer and junk-food. Since then gym, vegetables and some sport has got me down to 36 inches. … Continue reading
Just wanted to let the followers of this thingy know that I’m still around, still in town, like Mongo, just busy for the next week. So expect very few updates. Other news: my personal nerd-fit-club seems to be going well, … Continue reading
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
Obtain non-psychopathic girlfriend. Write well enough to get paid a living wage. Play an instrument well enough to busk. Everything else… gravy.
Today is the Hindu festival of colours!
Feed the demon of typomania and write more, and get published. DONE. Self-published on Kindle, other books in the works too. Learn on ANY DAMN INSTRUMENT how to play Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor. Improve my child-like drawing … Continue reading
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
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