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Review: A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill

This book came as a recommendation by Amazon and this time, the recommendation algorithm worked (usually it is a wee bit off the mark). Right from the start, I was hooked. Right before the first chapter are two brief excerpts from popular works of famous authors. One by Ray Bradbury …

Cat Shit One – A massive Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

OK, sometimes the YouTube recommendations wash rather unique stuff into my stream… To say the least… Houston, we have a Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Which is why I present to you: Cat Shit One. You have to watch it to believe it. Synopsis: Zootopia meets Call of Duty 4.Yes, it is …

The Expanse Season 4 – Official Teaser | Prime Video

Oh my Cthulhu, the awesome does not end today! After the trailer to Star Trek: Picard, here is a teaser for Season Four of The Expanse, my favourite sci-fi series! Since The Expanse is also on Amazon Prime, I wonder if the system can take the high-octane Awesome Sauce! In …

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Star Trek: Picard – Official Trailer | Prime Video

Oh my gods! Especially Cthulhu! Here is the new trailer for Star Trek: Picard. It looks absolutely epic and it is coming to an Amazon Prime near you in January 2020. The Awesome never ends! Enjoy!

November 23rd is Wolfenoot

This is something I just came across on the Interwebs: Wolfenoot. It is a holiday celebrating kindness and between humans and our oldest friends: canines.The origin story is also in a class of its own: My son has invented a holiday called Wolfenoot.It is when the Spirit of the Wolf …

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 …