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David Weber"s Safehold series

March 18, 2014 - 13:12 -- Admin

Safehold

Continuing with our series of JB"s deadline reading picks, I wanted to write a little about a series I"ve been enjoying hugely even as one recurring fault annoys the bejesus out of me. The Safehold series (First three titles: Off Armageddon Reef, By Schism Rent Asunder, and By Heresies Distressed. There are more).

Flying the SR-71

March 10, 2014 - 10:42 -- Admin

I remember first reading about the SR-71 Blackbird in Freddy Forsythe's The Devil's Alternative. I don't remember anything about the plot, but I do remember being awestruck by that plane. I suppose, looking back, I should probably be impressed at how much detail Forsythe managed to include about a spy plane that was still cloaked in secrecy.

Cylon DNA

Do NOT buy or upgrade to Dragon Dicate 4

March 10, 2014 - 10:04 -- Admin

I suppose I could list the shitstorms of perdition which have attended my upgrading from Dragon 3 to 4, but I don't know if the internet is big enough to contain them.

Lets just say I'm getting to know all of the customer service representatives at Nuance's Third World Call Centres very, very well indeed.

My advice, for now, stay the hell away from this product.

The TV chef who wasn't.

March 9, 2014 - 15:10 -- Admin

I dips me lid to Prof Boylan for this video. A local TV spot in the US to promote a book by 'Chef Keith'. Leftovers Right: making a winner of last nights dinner. Or something.

Turns out chef Keith isn't a chef. And he hadn't written a book. About leftovers or anything. I think he may have been taking the piss.

But damn if those mashed potato ice cream cones don't look mighty temptin'.

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