Archive for November, 2013

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Doctor Who – Questions

While the “Day of the Doctor” shows that Steve Moffat is capable of producing a halfway decent episode of Doctor who, it does raise a number of questions that haven’t been answered. 1. “Night of the Doctor” reintroduces us to the sisterhood previously mentioned in “Brain of Morbius”. In that episode the machine Morbuis and […]
Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Doctor Who

I’ve been re-watching some of the most recent episodes in the lead up to the 50th Anniversary. It has reminded me of just how much the show has deteriorated in the last couple of years. Most of the recent shows lack any sort of meaningful story line and certainly don’t contain any of the educational […]
Sunday, November 17th, 2013

About.com

I started writing about JavaScript for About.com in September 2004 and continued to do so through to August 2011. At that point demands on my time meant that I no longer had enough time to do everything I wanted to and the exchange rate meant that what I was receiving from About.com for the writing […]
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Sauron Strikes Back

In a recent interview George R Martin (author of the Song of Ice and Fire series) said, “I hope I never see Sauron Strikes Back written by some third rate writer who leaps at the opportunity.” The context that it appeared in suggested that Mr martin was unaware that such a book had already been […]
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Melbourne Cup Lunch

A group of us went to a charity lunch that was raising money for the children’s hospital. I was rather disappointed. The meal wasn’t all that special – particularly the entre that was something I don’t eat so that I only got to have two courses when everyone else had three. Also the staff at […]
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

“Zandru’s Forge”

This is the third Darkover book that I have read that was written by Deborah J Ross. With each of these books it has been difficult to tell that the entire book wasn’t written by Marion as Deborah has a very similar writing style. This book is set some years after “The Fall of Neskaya” […]