Another year, another set of statistics. Here’s the figures for the past year. Pretty cool! Thanks for reading!
Family, Cool Stuff and Assorted Geekery; the finer things in life. Updated when I have something interesting to write :)
The family and I went to see a great open-air performance of Much Ado About Nothing at Wadham College Gardens, Oxford. Worth going to see it if you can! Continue reading “Much Ado About Nothing @ Oxford”
When I started as an IT dogs-body I was lucky enough to do quite a bit of travelling. For a young guy this was awesome; configure Exchange servers, see the world! But it also meant I was hopelessly naive AND due to my extreme Britishness I didn’t speak any other languages (even English was ropy).
So I occasionally suffered from Culture Shock, like when I was sent to Rome to set up Exchange on short notice… Continue reading “Tales From IT: Cultural Differences”
We went to see Brian Cox live at Wembley Arena recently and had a great time. If you’re not familiar, he’s a physicist who appears on various TV and Radio shows about science. He’s proven very popular because he makes the science interesting and fun without dumbing it down or over-simplifying it.
The Infinite Monkey Cage is a brilliant podcast to listen to if a humourous science panel show sounds like your thing. Continue reading “Brian Cox: Live”
We recently moved house and while there are lots of helpful checklists out there (like this on on the BBC) there were a few extra wrinkles for me due to my generally nerdy existence. So, here’s a few helpful hints I discovered during the process. Continue reading “Moving Home: For Geeks”
So computer / mouse / keyboard / life is in boxes.
I’ve been playing computer games a long time and for most of that time I’ve been playing games on a PC. While I was clearing out some old stuff I found some relics of the old days 🙂 Continue reading “1.44 Megabytes of PC Gaming Nostalgia”
Our family got tickets for Christmas and we we’re looking forward to seeing it (though the kids we’re a bit unsure about what it was; “Is an Opera a musical? What’s the difference?”. A good question that :D)
I was expecting to go an appreciate the music and singer’s talent, but it was actually tonnes of fun. Continue reading “Pirates of Penzance in London”
Still playing a lot of Elite Dangerous, though I’ve improved a bit as a pilot since my initial forays….
It’s an amazing game to just fly around in. The flight model is top-notch and the galaxy is realistically modelled. The next best thing to being there (minus the asphyxiation and explosive decompression too!). I finally took a trip to the alien ruins that have been discovered and exploring them using the Vive was stunning; a very cool, creepy atmosphere that the pics don’t do justice to. Worth a trip!
Here’s a few screenshots. Continue reading “Elite Dangerous Photos”