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D'oh! Toe.

November 4, 2023 - 16:19 -- Admin

Pretty sure I just broke my little toe. Kicked it on a piece of furniture. Sigh. Luckily I had some strong painkillers left over from my last skin cancer op, so I’ve dulled it down to something manageable.

Gnashing my teeth.

November 3, 2023 - 07:21 -- Admin

I hate it when other people have good ideas that I should’ve had. Hate it even more when they make it work.

I was idly wondering the other day whether there might be a story or even a payday in a George Orwell/H.P. Lovecraft mash up. Got a lot of feedback telling me that Charlie Stross had it covered with his Laundry series.

Sort of, Charlie. Sort of.

Behind the scenes on The Final Countdown.

October 27, 2023 - 10:00 -- Admin

Thanks to Wolfcat for this link to an interesting (but longish) doco on the Toob of U about the film everyone thinks inspired Weapons of Choice. (Spoiler, it didn’t. Matt Reilly’s Ice Station, and being bored with researching Leviathan, inspired WoC).

Anyway, it’s not a bad weekend watch, especially the interviews with the stunt pilots who explained what they would have done if sucked into a time travel wormhole and confronted with the Japanese fleet.

"Siren kings: New Zealand city plagued by Céline Dion ‘speaker battles’"

October 26, 2023 - 10:29 -- Admin

I know things are tough in the Middle East, but are they Celene Dion speaker battle tough?

From the Graun:

A small city in New Zealand plagued by “siren battles” – cars decked out in loudspeakers commonly used in emergency warning systems and often blaring Céline Dion hits – is calling on authorities to step in and end the noise.