Jaded Vision

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    It would be easy to talk about Brexit or IoT as a reason to become cynical and jaded in the UK, but it wouldn’t be interesting, nor novel. There’s just way too much that’s already been said, and in any case it tends to polarise people into the pro- and anti- camps, and I don’t want to be walking that road this morning. Instead I will mention streaming video.

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    The Wheel Turns…

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    As 2014 draws to an end, my thoughts turn to the new year, but also and perhaps more so, to the old year we’re just leaving. What have I achieved? What has changed in my life? All these things are important if I am to consider what changes to make for the new year. Or else, how am I to progress, time would repeat itself. Read more…

    HD.64

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    Earlier this week, I noticed that there was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of BBC Radio Two. Today I decided to watch it on iPlayer, and have realised a few facts, some of which might be construed as interesting. Read more…

    A light lunch and an update

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    Grilled salmon with sweet chilli on salad.

    It’s been a while since I’ve written about anything other than Minecraft – which is itself a mystery since I consider it extremely flawed, and so it’s about time I did. And so I’ll start off with lunch, for no other reason than food porn. It consists of a salmon fillet from The Saucy Fish Co., grilled and served with chilli, lime and ginger sauce, a Sainsbury’s salad, and a glass of Californian Sauvignon Blanc (also from Sainsbury’s). Read more…

    It started with a T

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    Les Misérables

    Last night, when Louise arrived, I told her I’d filed my recent DVD and Blu Ray acquisitions in case she was looking for them. She asked me then whether I’d filed Les Misárables under M, to which I replied that no, I’d put it under L. She told me this was ridiculous, and that I might as well have¹ filed The Time Machine under T. I just looked dumbfounded until she realised what she’d said. Read more…

    Streaming Media and Job Search

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    Not so very long ago, Amazon caused controversy when they added LoveFilm® into their Prime service, and pretty much doubling the price in the process, at least for Prime-only customers. What of those who didn’t want LoveFilm? What of those whose internet would not be up to streaming? What of those who could not afford the price hike? Well, as it happened, I was for once in a good position. My Prime subscription had renewed about a week before the price hike, and so effectively the new service would be free for almost a whole year, the best possible trial I could hope for. Read more…

    Learning a Craft

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    This week, Louise has been doing her best to addict me to the game of Minecraft. It started innocently enough of course, with her gifting me a licence key, and then inviting me into her world, where I am the novice of all novices. I proceeded of course to build my obsidian Evil Tower of Eviltude™ with attached Secret Underground Lair™ hidden beneath. Read more…