RRR 28 I Finaly Managed to Track Down and Bag an Dungeons and Dragons Red Box

By Roy Mathur, on 2014-02-08, at 23:12:00--23:45:46 GMT, for Roy's Rocket Radio, Listen


But just perhaps we'll make it Sunday more than once!


...in many parts of the UK, but not here, thankfully.

RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman

...who sadly died last Sunday (shortly after the podcast went out).

Though a versatile actor, his last role was a genre one, in The Hunger Games franchise, and was to be reprised in 2015, in which he played replacement Gamesmaker Plutarch Heavensbee.

Earl Dumarest Saga

Dumarest Saga song The Traveller in the style of epic/death metal by Jeff Buser. Can't feature it on the show because the website owner is uncontactable and hasn't Tweeted since 2012! Get in touch Jeff!

Listen to it yourself.

Warcraft (2016)

Great example of development hell. Been in the works for quite a while (ann. in May 9, 2006!).

Originally based on Warcraft: Orcs Vs Humans (the first MS-DOS game), rather than WOW and, at one time to be directed by Uwe Boll (ahem), then Sam Raimi, and now Duncan Jones (Moon (2009) and Source Code (2011)).

The script has been changed several times, so as not to resemble too closely other franchises like Lord of the Rings, etc. It's been through the hands of Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan (1998)) and now Charles Leavitt (Blood Diamond (2006) and K-PAX (2001)).

Filmed mainly in Brollywood, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Cast inc. Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma (2007), 30 Days of Night (2007), and Pandorum (2009)) and Clancy Brown (Highlander (1986), Star Ship Troopers (1997), etc.).

It will be interesting to see how they make Azeroth not look like Middle-Earth.

Set for release 11 March 2016 (UK).

True Detective (2014)

HBO's new Noir/Southern Gothic mini-series (yeah!) on Sky Atlantic.

Play Trailer.

Southern wha---?

Southern gothic writers leverage the details of the American South, the lonely plantations, aging Southern belles, dusty downtowns, dilapidated slave quarters, Spanish moss and Southern charm, to bring life to their slice of history. Steeped in folklore, oral history, suspense and local color, southern gothic is first popularized by 19th-Century short story masters Edgar Allan Poe..."---Oprah.com

Stupidly, this has been out for few months in the States. What an outstandingly dumb strategy for combating piracy! Two words: SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST!!!

Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson play two detectives (Rust Cohle and Martin Hart) on a 17-year trail of a Louisiana serial killer.

Sky Atlantic, Saturday February 22nd at 9pm.


The legendary hacker 'zine, The Hacker Quarterly, has a podcast with a couple of shows. There is a podcast that features Emmanuel Goldstein (Eric Corley using the name of a banned fictional author from George Orwell's 1984, who tells it like it is on Off the Wall and there are occasional interesting guests on Off the Hook.

There are not particularly controversial in content, despite what you might think. Try them out and see for yourself. And, yes, you can them it on iTunes.

BTW, 2600 refers to the frequency in hertz that early phreakers found they could use to generate tones and control the phone to make long distance calls for free with a free plastic toy in Capt'n Crunch cereal. (More trivia: Capt'n Crunch cereal gets soggy very quickly, so you need to eat it fast!

Dungeons and Dragons Fantasy Role Playing Game: An Essential D and D Starter (4th Edition Rules) AKA the Legendary Red Box

Waterstones GBP 16.99, about GBP 4 too much, but much cheaper than on Amazon (c. GBP 50!) because it is so scarce in the UK.

Basically, a cheap heap of paper and card, but useful, easy, and friendly for a beginner like me to get into.

Ethnicity! Skin tones! Brown, black, white, and yellow beings! Yeah!

See pics here, here, and here.

Social Media Spring Cleaning

What a complete pain in the posterior this was!

Facebook: Time Line Cleaner and Absterge Grease Monkey scripts. Get latest FireFox, install Greasemonkey, then those two scripts. Then run them. Then your browser will crash a few times. Then you will finally have to do the rest manually.

Cleaning LinkedIn, Wordpress, and Twitter are a manual process.

Still an ongoing process making my blog shiny and happy.

Now I have to wean myself off Pinterest!

AdBlock Problems

Stuff not appearing in your webpages? Stuff like hyperlinked pics? Try turning AdBlock off!

Sooo annoying!

Dark Mail News Soon

TorMail utterly compromised, Lavabit gone, look out for DarkMail. Will cover in later podcast.