Monday, October 29, 2018

John DeChancie - Star Rigger / Red Limit Freeway / Paradox Alley


This 'action adventure' trilogy features Jake McGraw, a lonesome trucker from earth that travels the star lanes. Sounds wacky, but there are real highways between the stars, and things on wheels move on them. Do not be fooled: this is real science fiction.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Netflix - Maniac


I like weird stuff. I like science fiction. I like 60's The Avengers (the Emma Peel / John Steed version). I like VR5 and Nowhere Man. I like Tom Baker as Doctor Who. So... would (or should) I like this?

Yes. I would. And I did.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

SR7011 - Dolby Atmos & Audyssey (Dutch)


Met de in de SR7011 ingebouwde Audyssey XT32 kun je de instellingen van je (geluids) installatie aanpassen aan de ruimte.

Bij het meten kwam ik een paar (rare?) zaken tegen...

Monday, October 15, 2018

Craig Alanson - Ascendant / Transcendent / Deceptions


Ascendant tells the story of young Koren, who actually is the most powerful wizard ever, and doesn't know. Add a demon taking its time to invade our lands, and some opposing kingdoms in in-fighting noble families, and you have an acceptable (young adult) fantasy series.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Peter David - How much for just the planet?


A funny and creative approach to the 'overruled and unimaginative' universe of the trekkies is How Much For Just The Planet? by Peter David.

After this book the 'big bosses' in the Star Trek merchandising empire forbid any further 'experiments' in that direction. Which in itself tells us enough.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Homematic - Wasdroger voor nerds (Dutch)


Behalve een wasmachine is er ook nog de wasdroger...

Ik heb in eerste instantie hetzelfde programma gebruikt als voor de wasmachine, met een paar aanpassingen / opmerkingen...

Monday, October 1, 2018

Ready Player One


Both book and movie are enjoyable and related, but target a different audience.

The movie is an enjoyable entertainment romp, the book might be an acquired taste for some.