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September 2019

Why the Y-Wing was the PERFECT Rebel Bomber

Ahhhh… The famed but always out-shined Y-Wing. Manufactured by Koensayr Manufacturing and the mainstay fighter/fighter-bomber in the early days of the Alliance to restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War, it does not have the same place in popular culture as the X-Wing or the TIE Fighter. Personally, the Y-Wing …

I hacked our own servers

Well, of course I did not. There is a story behind it and it connects neatly to the previous post. After my pupils (that’s students in American English) showed a remarkable lack of knowledge in computer and internet related things, I decided to teach them a very relevant lesson: “If …

A Technological Dark Age

The more I teach my pupils about the internet, computers, cyber security and related topics, the more concerned I get. Granted, when it comes to computers, I am a comparative late starter. When I was the age my older pupils are in (i.e. 30 years ago) there was a sizable …

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Review: Carnival Row, Season 1

Carnival Row (on Amazon Prime) is one of the shows I was really looking forward to. I expected it to be full-blown steam fantasy, which it turned out not to be. Rather, the setting is Victorian low fantasy. The technology level is Victorian and there are mild magical variances compared …