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”
Brian Cox: Live
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”
Moving Home: For Geeks
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.
Pirates of Penzance in London
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”
Elite Dangerous Photos
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”
Matilda the Musical
We went to go and see Matilda the Musical last weekend for Mandatory Family Fun Time (TM). It was great!
We trogged up to London in the evening on the train, grabbed some lunch and then headed over to the Cambridge Theatre. Continue reading “Matilda the Musical”
Avengers: Age of Ultron Review
The family and I went to see Avengers: Age of Ultron at the weekend at the London IMAX. Here’s some totally non-objective, fan-boyish thoughts. It’s spoiler-free!
Journey to the Centre of the Galaxy : Elite Dangerous
Elite:Dangerous is a great game. It’s pretty much “Here’s the entire galaxy. Here’s a spaceship. Off you go!” so you can do whatever you want.
I’d given bounty-hunting, trading and mining a go so I was keen to try exploration. And what better place to go than the super-massive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*? Widescreen pics below!
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LAN Party Joy
Last weekend was LAN joy-time; my friends bring our computers to someone’s house, we hook them up to his LAN and then we spend the weekend setting each other on fire.
There’s some food, drink and socialising too but the main thing is the pyromania.
Highlights are below.