Rigging the Game…

Back when i was a kid there was this game… or a series of games… you may have heard of it. It was called Crash Bandicoot. And i always had a bit of a problem with it. I’d hit the spin button and then… he’d do nothing. Or I’d try to jump and the little s**t would run into a bottomless pit. Now fairs fair here… I may not have been pressing the button fast enough. But recently i played a newer version of the same game… And the same problem occurred. Hit the spin button = nothing and die… And after a while i began to be a bit more carefull with the buttons, making sure it was pressed… And I was hitting it fast enough…

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Farewell EMI…

Once upon a time there were many, many Record Labels… Decca, A & M, Polydor, Ploygram, Island… There was certainly a wide variety… But over the years, due to mergers and takeovers etc, they all dwindled untill finally there were but four: EMI, Universal, Sony and Warner… And yesterday (21st September) it was announced that there will soon be three…

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The Star Trek Flaw…

I don’t want to completely rip on Star Trek here. I like Star Trek… I honestly do. It’s a good series. (Except Enterprise…) But there is a fundamental flaw within Star Trek that been bugging me. It’s a flaw that appears in every episode of both the original series AND Next Generation… And its a flaw that once you see it you’ll never unsee it…

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UTFC | Chocolate Apples and Brumblekites

I’ve taken a few weeks off on this… For good reason… I was busy sorting out a certain other book… But not to worry. Back to the daily grind now… And the good news is that I’ve been able to jiggle my writing schedule a bit more so I now get two days a week on this instead of one. I’m also trying to learn the piano but that’s another story entirely… Back on the real workload the 1920’s are starting to bite…

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The Osborne issue…

I don’t particularly like writing about current events or stuff in the news unless it pees me off or i think it’s interesting and needs sharing. Stuff like that tends to get really old and out of date very quickly and a few weeks down the line it makes no sense. Added to that people outside Britain don’t really give a stuff.  This however, is one of those cases where i find it very interesting… I’m talking about the very reason George Osborne is STILL Chancellor of the Exchequer…

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