Interested? Then read on...
Friday, January 1, 2021
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Buy a CD in Germany on Amazon.de, and you can immediately download the DRM free MP3 rip of it. You can even buy it digital only. Buy that same CD in the Netherlands on Amazon.de, and you only get the physical carrier, so you have to rip it yourself.
Of course, the music company will add copy protection. Seriously? How will that stop anyone?
Monday, December 14, 2020
On this page I'll try to address a few common problems, as well as those I personally suffer from...
Friday, December 11, 2020
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020
Not only did Inverarity finish the fifth book of the Alexandra Quick series, there is now an audio book as well! Sam Gabriel is narrating them, find the podcasts here.
(If you don't know what Alexandra Quick is all about go here.)
Monday, November 9, 2020
Combine 'slice of life' with superpowers, heroic fights, add a dip of magic, and give it a little girl x girl x boy twist (though very, very minor). Fairly regular stuff, although not too bad. What made it stand out and interesting is the 'sisters' arc, especially in the spin-off, which is a lot darker than the rest.
Monday, November 2, 2020
Is Vin Diesel salty because he's just a voice in the biggest Marvel / Superhero series? Perhaps. Let's hope he keeps voicing Groot because this superhero movie Bloodshot certainly isn't worth your while, unless you like a. Vin Diesel, b. a perfect Vin Diesel, c. an unstoppable Vin Diesel, and d. Vin Diesel for president.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
Sunday, October 25, 2020
In de handleiding van de nieuwere versies van de WHR950 staat een aansluiting voor een badkamer schakelaar beschreven. In de oudere versie zit deze functie ook, zij het iets minder duidelijk aangegeven. Zoek op de print naar de aansluiting DI2L. Dat is 'm!
Hierbij mijn 'mini' projectje om de WTW installatie automatisch in de hoge stand te zetten wanneer nodig. De principes werken natuurlijk ook met andere merken / producten.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Monday, October 19, 2020
Cause: Excel (office) doesn't simply launch a browser, but does a test first. That test may fail (for example lack of login cookies) and return the wrong error message.
The solution below I found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/office/troubleshoot/office-suite-issues/cannot-locate-server-when-click-hyperlink
Saturday, October 17, 2020
You're an aspiring author. And your work just... sucks. Potential readers run away with polite excuses, and it seems they can't understand your great vision. Fear not! You can get better, or at least better than me 😁
It's not that hard. But before you craft wonderful plots, believable characters, and encompassing worlds, you might want to have a quick peek at the basics, and what kind of first impression your work will leave behind.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
I know the series' name will cause some dispute and raised eyebrows, but I still decided to use the 'concept' name I used for my story.
Don't worry. Nothing on https://www.parentkillers.com has anything to do with the actual killing of people.
Monday, September 28, 2020
Painful, skip these.
The live move with Scarlett Johansson was better, the two older anime movies and the original Stand Alone Complex TV series were yet another step (or two) above that. I cannot comment on the comics as I’ve never read those, but this 'new' series was inconsistent and contained more plot holes than Gouda cheese.
Friday, September 25, 2020
Chrome is my favorite browser. It has an important place in my daily workflow, but by organizing things a little I save a couple of clicks on every startup, adding up to quite a few clicks per day.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
A download, noticed too late it contained ‘adult scenes’. Would be a reasonable book, except for the sex scenes, and the epilogue.
I probably won’t read any of the sequels after that epilogue. Such a pity.
Monday, September 14, 2020
Third book in the Revenger series. In the same vein as the previous two, yet explaining a lot more, but I thought the ﬁrst two books to be a little better. This one seems a bit rushed near the end. I have a feeling he will return to this universe with a diﬀerent cast of characters.
Monday, September 7, 2020
Okay, a guilty pleasure. But anything Buffy-like easily piques my interest. Haven’t read the comics but I liked the show. Dead teen gets another lease on life when a relic gets implanted in her back. Don’t ask, just watch.
Monday, August 31, 2020
There's a movie, and there's a book. I've seen and read both. The movie wasn't too bad, although the main character in the movie seems a bit 'soft' compared with the book.
Both movie and book are okay, but aimed at the angsty teen crowd hungering for some apocalyptical romance.
Thursday, August 27, 2020
This is a simplified explanation, but it seems to work fine for me 😏
Monday, August 24, 2020
Part-Time Gods and Night Shift Dragons are both nice, 'uppety' 'peppy reads'. Some action, some magic, some romance. These are parts 2 and 3 of the DFZ series, which started with Minimum Wage Magic, and take place in the same universe as the Heartstriker series.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Thursday, July 16, 2020
It's fixable (somewhat) by using QoS, as I tried on my Archer C7 v3.
Saturday, July 11, 2020
No matter how you categorize series, movies, books, you will always find examples that do not fit in. That refuse to respect certain borders. That are... different.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Monday, June 29, 2020
Another typical disaster flick. The first half is actually fun, with airplanes flying between, under, and even through crumbling buildings. However, once it gets past the visual extravaganza nothing can hide the flimsiness of the story. Fast forward to the next CGI / SFX scene... Dumb popcorn stuff, yes, but sometimes that's what the doctor prescribes...
Sunday, June 28, 2020
What is your opinion on fanfiction / fanfiction authors? I don't mind, but I've never written a fan fiction, I once tried (to write) a little Farscape but it just wasn't my thing. (Farscape is, but fanfiction is not.) I prefer to work on original stuff. Does that mean fanfiction is bad?
Saturday, June 27, 2020
For (the yet unfinished and currently on hiatus) Have Hat Will Travel story I needed a single 'suspense' chapter because, well, I was going to do bad things to my main character.
To make sure I pushed all the buttons I created this little 'cheat sheet'.
Monday, June 22, 2020
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020
Re-watched this one after a long time, and realized perhaps it's not as bad as most people (critics) said it was. Perhaps a little flat, but so are most K-pop girl bands after you take away foam and silicone 😊.
Monday, June 8, 2020
Old fashioned hard SF. Not too bad though severely outdated, and sometimes loses the pace.
Monday, June 1, 2020
Words Worth will have the old poet crying in his grave. Anyway, no idea what the title has to do with this short series. Not a clue either what the authors of the hentai anime series were trying to accomplish.
Monday, May 25, 2020
The site Grammarbook seems to be pretty good. Here's the link:
But sites can go down, and there are some exceptions, so...
A re-read. I pretty much managed to forget about most of the book, except for the stasis field and the cloning aspect near the end. But it's a good read, military scifi with a twist, and seen by many as the best anti-war novel ever. Dunno about that, but still a good read.
Sunday, May 24, 2020
For the whole of my life, I've been dreaming about becoming a writer. I never thought I would ever write in first-person present tense. But actually, the longest (if not the best) story I've written so far is in first-person present tense. Scary.
Monday, May 18, 2020
The first book clearly starts out as a YA, but by the end of book 6 we've partially left YA territory. Young (not so magical) boy mage flees his family and wanders the outlands, accompanied by an drawling Argosi, a squirrel cat, and hunted by all.
But boy, are these good! All 6 of 'm.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
People appear to assume the worst is over. Yes, the numbers appear to be on the way down, so the government has relaxed the restrictions a bit...
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Monday, May 11, 2020
Starts with lots of sword and little sorcery, slowly moves into more sorcery then sword. Then ends in a rush.
Actually not bad, but the author was getting a little tired near the end, and decided to skip book 4.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Monday, May 4, 2020
Nou zijn er zogenaamde AMP en FASTON. De FASTIN-FASTON zijn niet perfect (je kunt met een beetje moeite (en geweld) de steker 180 graden draaien, met alle gevolgen vandien) maar voor mijn toepassing zijn ze goed genoog.
Horrible. Yet another book (series) about some Larry Stu figure, kidnapped by aliens, to become yet another soldier, sergeant, captain, general, hero, savior.
Who writes this stuff, and who reads it?
Friday, May 1, 2020
But if you are convinced the Chinese government did know, or knew more then they told the world, then that would be easy to prove.
Monday, April 27, 2020
Space opera, but in spite of some good ideas not great stuff. Frankly the narrator (yeah, an audio book yet again) gets it right... which doesn't help. Duh?