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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 …

Fooling around with Code: Jean Luc Picard’s birthday countdown

Just fooling around to flex my scripting muscles (which are badly atrophied by now) and honor one of Star Fleet’s most illustrious captains. This is how long we have to wait until Jean Luc Picard is born: This is the code I used. It is not really exact as it …