Friday, October 28, 2005

The Xbox360 is coming and we're getting ready.



My japanese name is 吉国 Yoshikuni (good fortune country) 大輝 Taiki (large radiance).
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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Did I mention Dork Tower? How could I have missed Dork Tower from the list (although I'm sure I've mentioned them before).

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


Talking of Penny Arcade...

Yet another web comic that I have had to stay up all night catching up with. Not as weird as Penny-Arcade ... ah, it has the chef. OK, usually not as weird as Penny Arcade but still funny.

Sunday, October 16, 2005


I'm a very late arrival to Order of the Stick - once I found the web comic I then had to stay up all night catching up with the 230 pages out so far. One of the funniest - for me, anyway, and the other players in the Tuesday D&D game - is

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My halfling monk character, Ha Bei Jan Sau Si (Chinese for "Halfling Monk"), has a riding dog called Daai Gau (Chinese for "Big Dog"). As you can see, a lot of effort went into finding those names. :-)

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Isn't Google Earth just fantastic? I could just use it to explore the world for hours. Take this satellite view:

This is the Manicouagan Crater in northern Canada, one of the oldest impact craters known - formed during a tremendous impact about 200 million years ago. It now supports a 45-mile diameter hydroelectric reservoir in the telltale form of an annular lake - that is the same size as the M25 motorway! The crater itself has been worn away by the passing of glaciers and the weather but the hard rock still shows much of the impact structure.

Monday, October 10, 2005


Sunday night is film night and tonight meant an advance showing of “The Curse of the Were-Rabbit”. It’s a cracking film and well worth the wait. Apparently five years in the making for 100 minutes or so – no wonder it looks so good. There are so many references to other films that it’s a delight to look out for what Park will put in next. Special mention for the Penguin computer generated short that precedes “Curse” – very fast and furious.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Whenever I'm flying and have a window seat, I love taking snaps of the land (and sea below). Occasionally I catch something of interest, other times I can track the flight using maps. Often the photos are of poor quality - ice on the window, glare from the sun, haze from clouds and the great distance - but this one isn't too bad. Flying across the Gulf of Maine towards LHR, I discovered two things:


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