Monday, October 31, 2022

Claudia Grey - Defy the Stars (2017)

Review.

It's another SF / Romance (it's almost hard to find non-romance novels these days) which is a bit more SF than romance. Yet another first-person present-tense novel, and that's probably the reason why I read it. The story itself wasn't that special.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Plonker

Writing.

Nine: "Have you done formatting before?"

Mathieu: "No."

Nine: "No... You've never done formatting before?"

Mathieu: "No, never."

Nine: "Fuck me."

Monday, October 24, 2022

Cinda Williams Chima - The Seven Realms - The Demon King / The Exiled Queen / ... (2009..2013)

Review.

Romance / fantasy, but not overly 'soggy'... most of the time. Still, the core story is good, and that's what it's all about.

I've already reviewed book 1. Books 2, 3 and 4 are in the same style, same vein, same quality. What makes this series interesting is the different take on magic. What's missing is more history on what happened before what happened before this story. Yeah, that's a double before...

Monday, October 17, 2022

The Dark Crystal / The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019)

Review.

An absolute classic. If you have never seen it, then go and watch this movie. Jim Henson (of Muppet fame) created it... and in its own way, it has stood the test of time.

There's a great prequel to it called The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance which unfortunately was canceled after a single season, in spite of good reviews. And still, I suggest you go and watch it. It's absolutely worth your time, even if we'll never get our second season.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Repairing a Makita 6010D Cordless Drill

The Makita 6010D was first released in 1978 or so, and it was a game changer. At one time I owned two, but I can't recall what happened to the second one 😒

I still own one, which I must have bought close to forty (!) years ago. Unfortunately, the power switch was starting to misbehave (pieces of the plastic broke off) and the unit became unusable. But... throwing away good tools is against my nature.

Time to repair...

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Contour Jog Shuttle Pro V1 / Hitfilm Express / Windows 11

Soft and hardware is sometimes made obsolete even when it still functions perfectly. If you're not stubborn, you're going to pay extra...

I like Hitfilm Express and I own an (older) Jog Shuttle Pro. They worked fine on my previous setup, so why not bring them over into this new Windows 11 era? Right...

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Wallpaper - Choose Your Weapon

Played any Dungeons & Dragons lately? Here's a suitable wallpaper.

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