Monthly Archives: July 2010

Islamic Superheroes

Here’s an interesting presentation by Naif Al-Mutawa. He has created a group of superheroes based on Islamic culture and religion. http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf I have mixed feelings about it. His heart is clearly in the right place, but… I think my misgivings … Continue reading

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Why, Oh Why, Do I Do It?

That is, why do I continue to visit Mark Vernon’s blog? After all, the chances that he has written something that will make me want to bang my head against the wall are, on past performance, pretty high. Perhaps it’s … Continue reading

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No Shit, Sherlock?

Whoa – Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss? Writers don’t get tougher than this! (to coin a phrase) What’s not to like?

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Modified Rapture

I see that the “Game of Thrones”  by George R. R. Martin is being made into a TV series. I’ve got a bad feeling about this. First of all because, frankly, I’m not a fan of the original books, so … Continue reading

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Slide Show Quality in Windows Live Photo Gallery

Microsoft’s Windows Live Photo Gallery (WLPG) can display selected photos as a slide show. In the new beta of the next version of Windows Live Photo Gallery, the slide show capability is still present, but Microsoft have changed the way … Continue reading

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Masterchef Again?

I see that yet another series of Masterchef is starting on BBC TV tonight. It hardly seems any time at all since the last one finally ground to a halt. I have to say that I have a sneaking attraction … Continue reading

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My, How They’ve Grown!

In just under a month, the two buzzard chicks I’ve been watching in the nearby wood have gone from this: to this: Oh, and remember I mentioned the Lapwings in the nearby field? Well, they managed to rear one chick … Continue reading

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