Monday, December 30, 2019
Lalonde continues, but I think the last two or three books in the Spinward Fringe series haven't been as good as the earlier ones. In fact, the best books of the series might have been the free First Light Chronicles omnibus, as well as The Expendable Few. He's losing a bit of steam, perhaps things got too big?
Let's hope he gets the story back on track for book number 10.
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Monday, December 23, 2019
Monday, December 16, 2019
I should change the title of this blog to 'reviews of old novels everyone already read'...
I was never a big fan of Neal Stephenson (but neither is he a big fan of mine, or so I assume 😄) and I never was much into 'present tense'... I tried some of his other works, and couldn't 'get into' them.
Monday, December 9, 2019
We're at books 17, 18 and 19 of the Foreigner series. It looks like Cherryh isn't giving up. And, to be honest, these are quite readable, though perhaps a little slow.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Not very useful, but still fun 😇
Monday, December 2, 2019
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Here's the MiLight (FutLight) FUT014W. It's not listed on the Futlight website, probably because it is an older product. It has been replaced with the (almost identical) FUT014.
Monday, November 25, 2019
I have a reasonable 😅 collection of RPG stuff, much of it never used, and lots of it completely useless. I wonder why I even bought some of that stuff...
For example... D&D 4e Essentials... Why?
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Staples verkoopt een betaalbare rolsnijder. Niet de beste ter wereld, maar zoveel hoefde ik er nou ook weer niet mee te doen. (Er waren goedkopere, maar niets op voorraad, en ik had haast...)
Klusje gedaan. Rolsnijder in de kast. Tot het volgende klusje...
Friday, November 22, 2019
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Even before The Force Awakens heralded the return of Star Wars I decided to dip in and refresh and improve my knowledge of the 'written' Star Wars universe. Would I have done so knowing most of it would become irrelevant with the changes introduced with The Force Awakens? Perhaps not...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
If it's a person who enjoys an overly complex technical solution for a problem that doesn't need to be solved... then... Yes! Guilty, your honor!
My own kids, fairly used to their father being a bit... euh... eccentric 😁 shake their heads in disbelief (and perhaps a little disappointment). Which means... Mission accomplished!
Monday, November 18, 2019
Ptolus is a setting for D&D 3e, developed by Monte Cook of Malhavoc Press. There was a limited edition hardcover printing in 2006. At the time I considered buying it (probably should have) but didn't.
Life got in the way, and this thing was expensive... Even getting it printed today, with one of the online printing services, it still ain't cheap.
Sunday, November 17, 2019
So I created a little table to see what I have collected over time, the lamps that I have and know about, and what works with what.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Again, I'm not an expert, but got lost on my way to redemption... 😅
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Monday, November 4, 2019
In general, I'm not a big fan of the DC Universe. I blame it all on Superman.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
(Two reasons why the United Kingdom is neither civilized nor part of Europe 😅)
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Monday, October 28, 2019
Monday, October 21, 2019
Time to check out Vlad Taltos... I'm reading the books in chronological order, not the sequence Brust wrote them. At least they were published in a different sequence... There are some inconsistencies in the series, but they don't hurt the overall plot all too much.
I've not yet read all the novels in this series. I need to do some re-reading and then try the newer ones.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Monday, October 14, 2019
I saw a few solutions on the Internet where they use a newly printed bracket with silicone dampers as used in a PC. Most solutions put too much pressure / force on the dampers though.
Monday, October 7, 2019
Netflix added a number of Anime series last year, and one of those is the 12 episode Sirius the Jaeger. Vampires and werewolves seem to be as popular as ever, so you guess what this show is about...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Well, actually they mess up diagrams, but this title sounds better 😅
My Homematic CCU2 collects data and displays them in a diagram. I had added an additional Temperature / Humidity sensor in the bathroom (for a future ventilation project) but sometimes an error was displayed, about some 'data missing'.
My house is using a centralized ventilation system (a WHR950) with three operating modes. You're supposed (!) to switch to mode 1, 2 or 3, using a switch in the leaving room, whenever needed... which no-one ever does.
I was wondering... could I automate this?
Monday, September 30, 2019
Shadow Captain is book two in the Revenger series.
The sequel to Revenger. If the monniker YA (Young Adult) applies to Revenger then this sequel would have to be considered YA as well, but Reynolds is doing his best to blur the line.
Monday, September 23, 2019
In D&D 5e zijn er twee soorten wapens: melee wapens (hand-to-hand combat, zwaarden, hamers en dergelijke) en ranged weapons (kruisboog, darts, enzovoorts).
Maar wanneer pas je nou welke bonus toe?
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Er kunnen meerdere redenen zijn waarom het aantal (actuele) hitpoints daalt. Combat is daar de meest waarschijnlijke van. Elke keer wannner je karakter schade ondervind gaan je (actuele) hitpoints naar beneden...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Pretty useless, this, but hey! I always wanted to do this, so when I had a little moment of nothing better to do (actually, lots of other important things to do, but I just wanted to do something useless, for once 😅)...
Monday, September 16, 2019
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Friday, September 6, 2019
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Hoe succesvol is een D&D 5e karakter in zijn / haar taken?
Kan hij / zij jongleren? Timmeren? Overleven in de wildernis?
In D&D worden hiervoor Skill Checks gedaan.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
But this old Netbook that's gathering dust might just get a second chance at life, so I dusted it off and gave it a spin. It once ran Windows XP well but that's no longer an option...
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Wat zijn de basis regels voor D&D 5e? Ik heb geen idee 😅
Maar... omdat ik zelf ook een beginner ben, zal ik mijn ervaring met je delen. Eerst maar eens wat basis zaken...
Monday, September 2, 2019
I’ve picked up all three on a Dapperite’s suggestion (I think it was Jan, but not entirely sure). Let’s start with the verdict: a good fantasy trilogy, some new ideas, and an interesting world. Yes, worth reading.
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Dungeons & Dragons is leuk en helemaal niet zo moeilijk.
Ik zal een paar posts plaatsen over (de regels van) 5e. Makkelijk voor de wannabe spelers voor wie de Engelse taal wel eens problemen oplevert. En aangezien ik het zelf ook nog moet leren 😅...
Saturday, August 31, 2019
And I personally raised the artist who provided the front cover! Which wasn't easy 😇 (Click on the image to enlarge.)
... But... if you want to commission some artwork, drop me a line. I'll forward it to her and she'll be happy to get in touch with you to work something out.