Monthly Archives: January 2008

On the subject of books

By | Wednesday, 30 January 2008

So i finished the Getaway World that i was reading as well as the Buffy book. I did enjoy them both (as i mentioned previously) and have little to add to my assessments.Getaway World is solid, old-style pulp sci-fi, it has an eglitarian feel to it and the predisposition to societal structure conveying rights of… Read More »

Rants I have known

By | Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Source for this rant was a forum located here To my mind there is a fundemental problem that we encounter in the industry today. In that increasingly (and this has been the case for ten years or so) people -laymen and some in the industry- see "designers" as "coders" when this is not the case.… Read More »

Walking in a Wintery Wonderland

By | Friday, 25 January 2008

Last year was a bit of a wash-out for winter in the England, quite literally as we had far too much rain and virtually no snow in some areas (and one-day blizzards in others!). We did get one short cold snap just before Christmas with a bit of snow. Thankfully I was in Wales just… Read More »

Lancaster Firework Display 2007

By | Friday, 25 January 2008

These are a selection of some of the photos i took of the annual firework display at Lancaster Castle. We decided to go quite far back and along the river so i could get an interesting persepective of reflection, it was a pity the tide went out but the photos came out okay. There are… Read More »

A little light reading

By | Friday, 25 January 2008

2007 was a full year for me and the one thing I never got around to doing much is reading. Well, that is reading the large backlog of books and magazines i have stored, so I decided this year would be different. (I did of course read a lot of chat on IRC, a lot… Read More »

QotD: Can’t Do Without…

By | Friday, 18 January 2008

What food item would you miss the most if it were removed from your diet and recipes?  Submitted by scorpion1116.   Cheese. Easy answer I'm afraid. You see I am in fact the Emperor of Cheese (in so many ways) and all the cheese in the world belongs to me. But, in my imperial graciousness I… Read More »

Nan Knows Rhinos (extended)

By | Thursday, 17 January 2008

So nanowrimo ended and I have spent a month or so away from the thing I spewed into existence for that month. Being of an unsound mind and even unsounder body i thought I might pain you all with the first chapter of the novel I wrote in a month. So, here in its lightly… Read More »