2012 a year in review

Posted on Fri 18 January 2013 in general • Tagged with parenting, review, ursula

In past years when I would review the year I'd flip back through my blog. For 2012 however I managed on average one post a month and the majority of those were geek related ones which in some ways are a lot easier to write.

The big change has been …


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Uncaged Monkeys

Posted on Fri 13 May 2011 in geek • Tagged with review, science

I find it heartening that a thing like Uncaged Monkeys exists. While I doubt science based entertainment will ever reach the stadium busting state that stand-up comedy did a few years ago I hope the trend continues.

The format worked well and was a lively cross between lecture and stand-up …


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Book Review: Free as in Freedom

Posted on Wed 23 February 2011 in geek • Tagged with book, review, rms

I've just finished reading Free as in Freedom a biography of Richard Stallman the founder of the free software movement. The title takes it's name from the oft repeated statement used to highlight that software freedom is not about the price rather what you can do with it.

The book …


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CoD: Black Ops

Posted on Tue 04 January 2011 in geek • Tagged with call of duty, cod, cod:bo, games, ps3, review

As is becoming traditional I got the latest instalment of the Call of Duty franchise, Black ops, as one of my Christmas presents. What follows is some brief comments having finished the single player campaign last night. I don't think I've been overly hammering it but I reckon it took …


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2010 In Memorium

Posted on Sun 02 January 2011 in geek, general • Tagged with 2010, emacs, life, review

2010 has been a pretty good year for us, it seems like is has packed a lot in.

Professionally I've been doing really well. The company I work for has had yet another record breaking year which has triggered my bonus again (although I don't find out how much until …


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