Wednesday, August 21, 2019
De Marantz SR6011 / SR7011 (en waarschijnlijk ook de andere modellen als de SR5011, SR7010, SR7012, SR7013 enzovoorts) hebben een 'Pure' en 'Pure Direct' stand. Maar die werkt net even anders als de soortgelijke functie op de Sony ES serie.
Hier wat algemene informatie over LFE en specifieke informatie over de Marantz apparaten, waaronder Smart Select.
Monday, August 19, 2019
I’m getting a little superhero- tired. The Umbrella Academy is, fortunately, quirky enough to stay enjoyable. All superheroes involved are adopted (?) gifted kids and part of a great dysfunctional family.
Monday, August 12, 2019
He's Harry, Jim, but not as you'd know it
Sharp and Marked are the sequels to Clean. A future PI, former drug addict, working for the police with unreliable psionic powers tries to escape his past.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
MeetUp is an-sich niet echt bijzonder: een website waar mensen met dezelfde interesse elkaar treffen, en afspraken maken om elkaar in persoon te ontmoeten, maar dan voor hobbies, en niet... euh.. 'van dattum'. Maar... Het werkt.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Monday, August 5, 2019
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
After 15 years of of live concerts, rehashes and other activities Parsons finally went back into the studio and recorded The Secret.
And it’s much better than the previous A Valid Path which was, frankly, a disappointment. This one's much, much better!
Monday, July 29, 2019
Enjoyable, somewhat nerdy space opera with lots of popular culture references and some hard SF. Include some politics, some aliens, and a twenty first century personality transplanted into a computer brain and you're there.
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Though story-wise it pretty much amounts to nothing Cats is still a spectacle to behold. So when the London West-End cast visited the Netherlands for a kind of farewell tour I was considering going there. Didn’t go at first, balking at the price of a decent seat.
Monday, July 22, 2019
So yes, another romance / fantasy title. But in this case the fantasy part is more important than the romance part, so that's fine. And it's a good and fun read, so I'll take it in stride.
Monday, July 15, 2019
Little did I know that Rachel Aaron is Rachel 'Paradox' Bach, but yeah. It’s her. She wrote a fantasy series called Heartstrikers which I haven’t read yet, and now there’s this new book set in the same universe.
So what is it all about? (Sneaky preview: it's a fun read!)
Monday, July 8, 2019
Desperaux may have simply hit the theater at the wrong moment, back in 2009. It's hard to stand up against the mega million dollar marketing machine that supports movies like Bolt... However, Desperaux still is a very nice movie. A bit uneven, perhaps, but it's in its own way an animated original modern classic...
Monday, July 1, 2019
Since Harry Potter there have been many books inspired by the tale of a young boy becoming something special in a magical setting. Some could be considered 'inspired' by, others are a complete 'rip-off'.
Fortunately, Skye's world and characters might be inspired by (and actually even refer to) the Potterverse, but this is done in a way that actually supports the story, instead of claiming some understanding of pop culture.
Monday, June 24, 2019
Monday, June 17, 2019
I'm not sure what to make of this book. The author Jake Bible wrote a number of series, and this is the first book I've read written by him. Most likely he's self published.
I'm just not sure what he tried to write, because it has some promising subplots which are never fleshed out.
Monday, June 10, 2019
Noir turns out to be a superb series, contemporary setting (well, back in 2000 😄) and somewhat different from other anime. What makes this series stand out is music and style... It oozes style...
Monday, June 3, 2019
A human generation ship returns to a terraformed world where spiders have become the dominating intelligent species. It's a good book though sometimes a little predictable, especially the last two or three chapters.
Still a good read / listen. Not for people who are scared of spiders though 😂
Friday, May 31, 2019
Monday, May 27, 2019
Heroes Reborn was doing fairly well, up until episode 6 or so. That episode was hard to watch... Painful, predictable, almost (?) 'fanboyish' scripting. It shows why Heroes was canceled five years ago.
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Monday, May 20, 2019
In Flipside a group of people travel back in time through a kind of 'time bubble'. The actual flipping mechanism is interesting, and is (of course) abused by (of course) the Russians, who go on to (almost) destroy the world.
Monday, May 13, 2019
Season 6 is solid but not outstanding. Though 'solid' for Game of Thrones might equal 'exceptional' for some other shows.
Many die, as usual 😏 In spite of that quite enjoyable.
Now I better hurry up watching season 7, as 8 is already broadcasting!
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Now here's a pleasant surprise. I've always been partial to detective stories, and SF or Fantasy 'noir', and this is one of those. On top of that the main character has some special powers (he's a telepath) and is seriously flawed (a former drug addict).
Monday, May 6, 2019
There are actually two series of books staged in the same universe. Thus far I've only read book one of the second (spin-off) series.
An interstellar mage gets picked up by a freighter captain with history, and the two of them become unwillingly involved in interplanetary conspiracy and piracy.
Monday, April 29, 2019
I was looking forward to read more of The Dark Tower aka The Gunslinger series by Stephen King. Strangely enough, the fact that it's an ending series seems to put me off! I've read part 1 to 6, and they were fine, but I just wanted this series to go on and on, I guess...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Space Opera. The cover claims: "Reads like a classic from the masters."
And indeed it does. A bad classic. By masters in what exactly? Sorry, but this one's a definite do not read.
Monday, April 22, 2019
Friday, April 19, 2019
The cover blurb says it all: kids are not supposed to rescue their parents. Well, in this case they do.
This is a YA but it's also perfectly suitable for younger kids as well as adults. Entertaining.
Monday, April 15, 2019
It’s military space opera, small federation fighting big evil commonwealth, hotshot pilot becomes captain after an accident.
It isn’t bad, but we’ve seen all of this before. (David Weber, anyone?) Fortunately Stewart’s writing and plots are better than, for example, Nuttall’s.
Monday, April 8, 2019
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Monday, April 1, 2019
Monday, March 25, 2019
The guy is productive, I'll give him that. He either makes a lot of money, or needs to write to just come by. I suspect the latter 😊 because we all cannot be like Stephen King 😌
Monday, March 18, 2019
I did watch The X-Files - Fight The Future a the second time. (The first time back in 1999.) It was disappointing then, and it was still disappointing, 20 years later.
I had better memories of Armageddon and decided to give that one another try as well. The same 20 years later 😊
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Assume your console sits in in the living room... and your mother in law has a Tupperware party... and there's this brand new game you smuggled into the house, still hiding in your backpack... then what do you do?
Monday, March 11, 2019
Where season 2 was mere 'meh' season 3 goes all out. Murder? Check. Blood? Check. Rape? Check. Revenge? Check. Mutilation? Check.
Well, I wasn't expecting too much after season 2, but this time... wow...
Well, I wasn't expecting too much after season 2, but this time... wow...
Monday, March 4, 2019
Cary Caffrey isn't a household name. Not surprising being an indie, self published author, and since 2011 a mere 3 books in his name. (Still that's 3 more than I did! 😇)
Saturday, March 2, 2019
I always found 3D printing fascinating, but with too many hobbies I just never found the time to delve a bit deeper into yet another time consuming paste time...
Then, a year ago or so, I ran into a heavily discounted Dremel 3D20, and without knowing anything about this printer (or about 3D printing in general) I bought it...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Monday, February 25, 2019
In 1999 (wow, that long ago?) I saw the first X-Files movie called Fight the Future.
I wasn't that impressed. I recently re-watched it. I'm still not that impressed. To me it looked like an extra long special episode of the regular TV series.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Can a single episode redeem a show? Yes. It can.
Travelers was discontinued on regular television, but it survived on Netflix, and a third (and probably final) season was added.
Monday, February 18, 2019
Sunday, February 17, 2019
So here's my quest for affordable software (cheap isn't the same as free) and the things that I (tried to) use...
Monday, February 11, 2019
I read two different, very different books by the same author. At first I wasn't even sure if it was the same author as these appear to be intended for very different audiences. Why he choose to publish both under the same pen name is a mystery to me.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Monday, February 4, 2019
In 2003 I watched the anime series Sol Bianca - The Legacy. I never saw the 90's series it was a sequel to (couldn't find it anywhere) but I remember the sequel itself. Mostly because of the intro song, which was great.
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Luchtkwaliteit is een ingewikkeld onderwerp. Zou ik er iets van kunnen zeggen met een goedkoop metertje?
(Gelijk ook een goede kans om eens binnen in zo'n ding te kijken voor het geval ik ooit zelf iets zou willen knutselen als aanvulling op Homematic...)