Monday, February 22, 2021

Skyland (2005)


Ten years ago or so Skyland was showing on Dutch television. At the time I downloaded a few episodes, and noticed that the broadcasted version was post-processed to look more 'dirty'. Which made it look a lot better, to be honest. 

Story wise both versions are the same and okay.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Galactik Football (2006)


I'm not into soccer much, but the anime series Galactic Football wasn't too bad. Though it wasn't too good either, to be honest 😅 Most interesting was perhaps the drawing style, CGI 'cell shaded' characters on more detailed backgrounds.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

The writing process

Column. Writing.

Writing is hard. It's very hard. People have no clue how hard it actually is. Even writers themselves are clueless.

So, I set out to document the writing process. Read on (besides, it was about time I created another mindmap)...

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Converting and formatting manuscripts


Every writer has their own preference. For example, I prefer to write with empty lines instead of indents. (There are some disadvantages to that method, but I just find it easier that way.)

Still, you might want to go for the 'official' 'manuscript' format when submitting. Unfortunately, there's no such thing...

Monday, February 8, 2021

Netflix - The Queen's Gambit (2020)


I’m in love. Not necessarily with Anna Taylor-Joy (who, frankly, is way easier on the eyes than I am 😂 even if deliberate make-up choices make her look a little weird now and again), no, I'm in love with the sixties. I’m a bit surprised that nobody is mentioning Beth Harmon’s… eh… predecessor / inspiration misses Emma Peel 😅

Friday, February 5, 2021

Windows 10 shortcuts to batch files and Store Apps

Windows 10.

Windows 10 is pretty inconsistent when it comes to creating and pinning shortcuts. Here's some information if you need to pin a batch file shortcut to the taskbar, if you want to create a desktop shortcut to a Microsoft Store App, or if you want to automate stuff...

Monday, February 1, 2021

Rename a Bluetooth device on Windows 10

Windows 10.

You can rename your Bluetooth devices under Windows 10 (1909 and 2004). But it's not obvious how to do it, and in some cases it simply doesn't work at all.

Follow these steps...

Will Wight - Cradle 1 - Unsouled


A typical (?) LitRPG, no tables, but it’s all about leveling and power, and boring as hell. It’s book 1 of the Cradle series, and I got the first eight books for free, but I doubt I will enjoy any of them.

Anything even vaguely resembling LitRPG or GameLit is a definite no-go for me.

Wallpaper - Avatar vs. Alita


This month a dual monitor wallpaper, featuring two James Cameron characters. No points for those who recognize the movies 😁 

This one's for dual monitor setups. I use a tool of my own making (WallX) to resize and spread the image, so sometimes my wallpaper files may have an odd size.

As for the movies... Avatar was great, but Battle Angel Alita deserved a little more love!

(Click image to enlarge.)