I wish I’d made a screen shot…

but I didn’t… 🙁

I was playing Star Trek Online and running through a Foundry mission Once Upon A Time – Part III, and encountered my first Borg Cube of the mission. I opened fire and 2-3 seconds later I get a pop-up with my Tac Officer telling me we’ve done enough damage to the cube to force it to regenerate, but that to finish it off we’d have to beam over…

Meanwhile, behind the popup, two approximately half cubes float off the screen in opposite directions, spewing green plasma and debris… On closing the window, a crippled cube spawns where the old one was.  You gotta love scripted fights…

Job Centre Blues

It would seem that each and every time that I get a new adviser¹ at the Job Centre², the requirement for filling in the job search changes. I’m not certain that they even have a standard. In the past I have been told I provide too much detail and not enough detail, that I need to be applying for more jobs, and that I make them look bad by applying for too many jobs. I have been told that I need to use Universal Jobmatch†, and also that it’s optional, and indeed on more than one occasion, that I shouldn’t be using it.  Right now, I don’t think they know either.


The French Connection

Warning: Photo heavy.  On Friday 20th June, 2014 at about 2pm, Louise and I headed off to St. Pancras International for the first leg of our French Adventure 2014. We ate a lunch at the Betjeman Arms and meandered over to the check-in for Eurostar. No sooner had we got through than they announced that the train was boarding. Next stop, Paris Gare du Nord.


Going Underground

This afternoon, Louise and I went down into the lost world of Aldwych Station on a tour by the LT Museum. We were given an interesting talk on the history and downfall of the station, including how it was built to serve the Aldwych Theatre (but ironically came to be built on the site of the aforementioned), how it was used as storage for the British Museum in WW1, an air raid shelter in WW2 and of course, film sets and TfL training up until now. (more…)

The Rise of The Drones

In Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri, the drones need you and look up to you as you log out. In Iain Banks’ Culture, drones are productive members of society with full citizenship. And in our own … the drones spend all day playing on the Drones’ Lovely Rollercoaster¹ in East London…


¹ Also known locally as the DLR