Theatre Fun

I saw The 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre on Saturday. It is an interesting little theatre underground in Picadilly Circus with quite a history The show itself was great, really playful with the staging and the 4th wall. They used Shadow Play for the »

Shiny New Aspire Revo Media Centre

I have just got around to setting up my new Aspire Revo R3600 NVidia ION based media centre PC. Why the Revo? The NVidia ION GPU is quite compelling, HDMI out and good (though non-free) drivers in Linux. The only downside is that it does not have an »

Dan Dennett - Darwin's Dangerous Idea

I’ve just uploaded this to , if you want it - get in touch. I said I would start to do brief reviews for all the books I read (especially as I intend to release most of them on bookcrossing) so here is this one (also on »

Cultural Adventures

The last two weekends I have traveled across to London from Faversham to see friends and visit a few museums. During the weekend of 9/10th I met up with my sister in the British Museum and showed her around (one of my 101 goals ticked off in the process »

Building A Backblaze Storage Pod

A while ago I saw the Backblaze storage pod and was impressed. Like many others I thought: I want one Wouldn’t it work great with ZFS The hardware sucks Building one I used to make and sell storage servers using Linux a while ago with media streaming »

101 Goals in 1001 Days

I have decided on a kind of hyper-resolution for the new year, 101 goals in 1001 days. I have a mindmap of the ones I have settled on so far and have started working on some of them already. To follow (allowing me to tick off some of the meta-goals) »