Monthly Archives: November 2011

Blakes 7: A Tribute

I love Blakes 7. Its that simple. From the moment it first aired in 1978, I did not miss a single episode.  When Marvel, UK started publishing the Blakes 7 magazine, I bought every single issue.  And when the series … Continue reading

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Top 10 Organ Playing Villains of all Time

I’ve always wanted a church organ.  A large, towering, ominous, cathedral sized instrument on which I could endlessly play Bach’s Toccato and Fugue in D minor. This would entertain my hench-people while they went to work on Mr. Bond with … Continue reading

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And Now for Something Completely Different (No Rant, Just Botany)

May I present to you the rare, beautiful and delicious Mauritian cherry.  Chomp. It’s gone now.  I’ve eaten it.

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.tek: Infotech 2011 Attended: Nice Girls, But No Bargains and a Bit Boring

I finally got back from Infotech 2011 a few minutes ago.  Preliminary impressions were that of most small trade fairs; nice girls and a bit boring.  Well, I was expecting elephants and dancing-girls, so I suppose that my expectations may … Continue reading

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Too Much Code and Not Enough Heidi Trashing

Spent the whole day fiddling with CSS, HTML, tables and graphics, SEO optimisation, widgets, feeds, PHP ad sodding nauseum.  Learned more in the last two days than in the last five years.  What a pain.  This sucks.  Someone remind me … Continue reading

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Machines Gone Mad: 10 Best Rampaging Robot Movies

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Saturn 3 (1980) Westworld (1973) Demon Seed (1977) Battlestar Galactica (1978) Blade Runner (1982) War Games (1983) Terminator (1984) The Matrix (1999) 9 (2009) See also Top 10 Organ Playing Villains of all Time

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.tek: Machine Emotion? Why?

What Are Emotions? What are emotions for humans? The potted version, according to psychologists, are that emotions are either an evaluation system to help us make judgements that are of value to us (see 1, 2), or a response to a … Continue reading

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