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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Microsoft Slash the Price of Windows Home Server 2011

Just eight weeks after WHS 2011 became available to purchase, Microsoft have slashed the price. It’s now available to purchase for almost half of its original price. While I expected the price to fall, I didn’t think it would fall … Continue reading

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Gawd–That Voice!

Meryl Streep is playing the role of Margaret Thatcher in a forthcoming biopic. The first trailer is now available. Streep has caught the voice to a “T”, as it were, and it sends shivers down my spine. I’m torn between … Continue reading

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