Monthly Archives: July 2011

Torchwood – Miracle Day

Well, I’ve been watching the new series of Torchwood for the last three weeks, and I still can’t make up my mind about it. While it seems to be getting good reviews Stateside, I’m not convinced that all the American … Continue reading

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The Buurt’s New Baby

It’s become something of a tradition here in this part of the Netherlands that when a baby is born, the neighbours (the buurt) will celebrate the fact by erecting a wooden stork, festooned with clotheslines of baby clothes. This week, … Continue reading

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Server Backups in Windows Home Server 2011

Now that I’ve been running my Windows Home Server 2011 system for a while, I’ve been able to observe some of the behaviours and quirks that require time to show themselves. Here are my notes on the server backup function. … Continue reading

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The Annotated Jules Verne

A couple of months ago, I went to the book market at Bredevoort. I found a version of Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea published in an English translation with annotations by Walter James Miller. It is a … Continue reading

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Arrrr! – I Can’t Wait

Aardman Animation’s latest, due in 2012. The Pirates! In an adventure with scientists. It doesn’t get better than this.

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A Frame of Groans Revisited

The latest (and, I assume, the last) book of George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire has finally been published. It’s A Dance With Dragons, bringing the saga that began with A Game of … Continue reading

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The Psychopath Test

Some weeks back I mentioned that I should put Jon Ronson’s new book: The Psychopath Test on my list of books to read. I did, and I’ve now read it. I liked it very much. Ronson’s style of writing is … Continue reading

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