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JB's Apple Watch review

July 1, 2015 - 05:50 -- Admin

Yes. Today is Apple Music Day. But I want to play with that for a bit before writing something. And at least I got to the Watch review quicker than I got to Firefly.

So. Sure. It"s just a watch. I've worn them before. They're convenient, more so than hauling a phone out of your pocket. But they aren't so convenient that I ever got into the habit of regular watch wearing, even after buying a couple I quite liked while in the US a few years ago.


June 30, 2015 - 06:30 -- Admin

A couple years ago – to be truthful, probably a whole passle o' years ago now – I bought me the DVD of Joss Whedon"s Firefly. There was only one series made before it was shit-canned by Fox and I"d wanted to watch it when it first went to air. Whedon"s first outing post Buffy/Angel and spaced based sci-fi western to boot. What"s not to love?

The ratings, apparently.

Smashed fingers

June 21, 2015 - 11:52 -- Admin

Apols for the slow updates this week. I have two excuses. I've been squiring Professor Boylan around. And I foolishly chose to get into some rougher than usual sparring with one of our black belts at training. Outcome, painful. I tried to flick away a kick and mistimed my fend. My hand now looks like a cartoon character's. All swollen and blue.

Beer can burgers

June 13, 2015 - 06:21 -- Admin

I dips me lid to Guru Bob for this link to the BBQ Pit Boys beer can burger instructional video. I especially like it because whether you live in northern climes or south, it is a recipe for all.

A secret history of the SEALs

June 11, 2015 - 16:54 -- Admin

NYT has a long feature looking at the rise of the US Navy's SEALs since 9/11, and in particular SEAL Team 6. In a process that was mirrored for Australia's SAS and Commando Regiment, they were flooded with money and missions, but often ended up taking on meaningless low level operations that could have been done by infantry, cops or spies.