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This year’s book reviews #2010

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As always I read far more in 2010 than I blogged about, and most of the books I did blog about were treasures. I hope I inspired you to read at least one of them. And you have certainly noticed that I have added them all to the bookstore to make it easier for you to find out more about them.

I’ve had this title in my head for about a week now, the title is natur…

I’m reading Bruce Sterling‘s Islands in the Net – Amazon de…

As followers of mine will know I love xkcd, and he has some gems such as this…

I read Amsterdam: The Brief Life of a City by Geert Mak in English rather tha…

I’ve seen the film more than a dozen times, but I had yet to read Star …

Brian Jacques‘s book Outcast of Redwallfollows Veil the ferret who is r…

The Odessa File, by Frederick Forsyth, is another of the books I am keeping s…

Brian Jacques‘s book Martin the Warrior is another book from the Redwal…

I found The Moon’s a Balloon, by David Niven, in a box of old books. I …

Mossflower by Brian Jacques is probably my favourite of the Redwall series, t…

Timothy Leary once told us to “Turn on, tune in, drop out“, and a…

For some reason I had the book Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA, by Br…

After having seen many films and read many books I expected that Hitler: The …

One of my first real American comics was Thor, I really liked it. Sadly it re…

I like Ontologies, Taxonomies and Folksonomies. I’m currently reading W…

I read Mario Puzo famed book The Godfather after having seen the movie a numb…

As I previously said I bought Anathem at the same time I bought Cryptonomicon…

I borrowed a number of books from an aunt of mine, who reviewed these books f…

I was standing in a secondhand book store with my father, and we wandered rou…

As an early Christmas gift my father gave me vouchers he didn’t want to…

The Snake is the first book I have read by John Godey, it was recommended to …

In the company I work for they are introducing the Agile FrameWork, in the fo…

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Just Finished Reading “Star Wars” #books

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I’ve seen the film more than a dozen times, but I had yet to read Star Wars, by George Lucas (ghostwritten by Alan Dean Foster). I was surprised by the book, I didn’t have high expectations, so I had expected the book to be reasonable, and it easily exceeded my expectations. Perhaps it is the benefit of knowing the movie well, but it certainly appealed to me.

Usually I write a short description of the story here, but I have no wish to bore you. It is strange to read “Chewbacca growl”, I guess it’s easier to understand a Wookie’s body language.

A fun read.

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July 30, 2010 at 7:34 pm

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Go to Warp #science

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According to Discovery Warp Drive Engine Would Travel Faster Than LightYou just wouldn’t travel faster than light.” It’s apparently the space around the ship which is travelling faster than light, the ship itself would remain stationary.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 29, 2008 at 2:05 am

Animated Star Wars Kick-Off

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Apparently Star Wars: The Clone Wars has a theatrical released on the 15th of August, it’s the kick-off to to . Maybe it’s because I live in the bubble of Europe, but I have yet to see the animated series on the television. I usually had to download it to see it.

The television industry has yet to catch-up with the movie industry in closing the gaps in worldwide release dates of movies, the internet has forced the hand of the movie industry with downloading. I’m quite happy to life in a country where it’s perfectly legal to download music, movies and television series. The only thing I end up downloading are the television series.

I have noticed that the releasing of television series overseas is starting to come closer to the American release. Where it would certainly take over 4 years this gap has closed to 2 and in some cases 1 year. Heroes is a good example, season 2 first aired in the US in September and it only took 9 or 10 months for it to be Broadcast on Dutch television. Naturally I’d see it already as, apparently, it had been broadcast on a French or French language station. (Which is where my rips came from.)

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 8, 2008 at 12:45 pm

Star Trek XI

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Paramount Pictures produced another Star Trek movie, the working title was Star Trek XI or Star Trek Zero. I assume Star Trek Zero refers to the fact that it takes place before the TOS (The Original Series) and all the other movies. According to IMDB the plot is “A chronicle of the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members.

Chris Pine will be playing James Tiberius Kirk, he has the same characteristics that I remember in the young William Shatner. Jimmy Bennett will be playing the young Kirk. It seems we’ll also be introduced to Christopher Pike in the form of Bruce Greenwood. Zachary Quinto plays Spock, although it seems Leonard Nimoy will also be making a cameo as Spock. Winona Ryder will be playing Amanda Grayson and Sarek will be played by Ben Cross. And Simon Pegg as Scotty.

I wonder what this one will be like…

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April 20, 2008 at 12:17 pm

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