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Welcome to the #YearoftheHorse(y) & #KungSheeFatChoy #2014!

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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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Kung Shee Fat Choy!

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

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Last Trip To #Beach Today, Nice Swim, But #Litter Everywhere #Mauritius

Last trip to the beach today, had a nice swim, but there was litter everywhere.  Video’s terrible thanks to Mr.Shaky, but this is all I have to say on the matter:

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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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.tek & Other Torments: #Programming: Lazarus, #Mauritius: Birthdays, #TV: Homeland, Walking Dead

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

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#Mauritian #Bloggers: Make Your Voice Heard #mauritius

Hello all Mauritian bloggers. I write the TechieTalk column on page nine of The Independent Daily on Mondays and I am planning to write a short piece about Mauritian bloggers. If you have been blogging for some time and want … Continue reading

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TechieTalk: Get Your Weekly Dose of #Technology & Nerdiness Right Here! (Take THAT @CNet) #games, #gadgets, #mauritius

The newspaper I work for (The Independent Daily, Mauritius) stopped producing a PDF epaper at the end of August.  The archive of my printed stories before this date were produced by exporting from PDF to JPEG files.  Therefore, since September, … Continue reading

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#iPhone4S #Photography: #Curepipe, #Bagatelle, Trou Aux Cerfs, #Mauritius

Busy again, just a photo posting (smalls pics here linked to hi-res pics on my Flickr page). Mum, dad and me at the recent Skyfall Indpedendent/Matinal event at Bagatelle and what the hell is wrong with my teeth? (NB/ Thanks … Continue reading

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TechieTalk: Online Dating In #Mauritius

Mr. No-mance – I’m one of those unmatchable guys.  Whilst living in the UK, I joined the well known Desi dating site Shaadi.com.  This site did get me dates, but seemed to produce the most unlikely of pairings.  For example, … Continue reading

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Back From My Walk, Lovely Day In #Curepipe, #Mauritius,The Jellyfish Sucks & #Arrow

Yep, yesterday walked twice around the Trou aux Cerfs crater and today I managed three laps, but my knee is killing me.  No one said “hi” despite (or perhaps because) of my superb Spiderman tee-shirt wrapped round the short, alluring, … Continue reading

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I Beseech You: Berate Me as I Partake in a Preprandial Perambulation #Mauritus, #Curepipe, Trou aux Cerfs

I’m going to be strolling round Trou aux Cerfs at around four o’clock today, so if any irate working stiffs, telemarketers or bosses with pretensions of overlordom wish to castigate me, they will recognise me from my corpulent, but strangely attractive … Continue reading

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#Google #Search of the Day: Shoes Stolen at Temple #desi #uk #mauritius #india

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

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TechieTalk: #iPhone 5 and Other Updates

Apple heralded a slew of hardware and software updates at their press event yesterday. iPhone 5 (available from September 21 in the UK) – The biggest announcement of the event was the unveiling of the long awaited iPhone 5. The … 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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If The Doctor Was Mauritian…

Goodnight.

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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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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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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – The Transformers Need A New HQ

Good morning! Sweet: Yesterday was Mauritian Independence Day.  Happy Birthday Mauritius! Bitter: Apart from the terrible CGI in the Transformers franchise, here’s one other thing that’s got my goat; the more so because I am Mauritian.  Diego Garcia.  In the … Continue reading

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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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Mauritius: Teeny Tiny(ish) Tropical Island(s): Local Info. & Photographs

Welcome to Mauritius!  (Welcome to where? Mauritius). Here’s some info I slapped together about my current home- Photographs (Flickr) General Information (Wikipedia) General Information (Lonely Planet) General Information (Google) Visitor Information Boldly Voyaging the Multiverse (My Mauritius Blog Posts) Twitter … Continue reading

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War Zone? Alien Invasion? Godzilla? The Sounds of the Mauritian Suburbs on New Year's Day!

Midnight and the New Year year’s here!  Happy 2012!  Some photos of me and my parents- The pic below is my mum intimidating everyone with her Sony Bloggie MHS CM5, its an HD 1080p cam, but it’s not that great … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Mauritius! Photos

Its New Year’s Eve here in Curepipe, Mauritius.  If you don’t know where that is, here is Mauritius circled in red at the far right of the map- And here is Curepipe- Curepipe is the highest town on the island, … Continue reading

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And Now for Something Completely Different (No Rant, Just Botany)

May I present to you the rare, beautiful and delicious Mauritian cherry.  Chomp. It’s gone now.  I’ve eaten it.

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.tek: Infotech 2011 Attended: Nice Girls, But No Bargains and a Bit Boring

I finally got back from Infotech 2011 a few minutes ago.  Preliminary impressions were that of most small trade fairs; nice girls and a bit boring.  Well, I was expecting elephants and dancing-girls, so I suppose that my expectations may … Continue reading

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