Monday, February 27, 2023

B.V. Larson - Star Force 1 - Swarm


I'm not entirely sure what attracts people in these books. Like the previous B.V. Larson books, there is something off about them, almost something stupid. It isn't that the man can't write. He can, perhaps with a little false pathos, but the writing itself isn't that bad. By itself...

But there's so much wrong with this, I'm not even sure where to start...

Monday, February 20, 2023



Farscape returned! Okay, that's a lie... but I'd love for it to happen.

Say what? Farscape? You didn't even know? What?!? You did not even watch?!?!? You don't even  know what Farscape is?!?

You must be one of those people comforting their Nielsen boxes 😔

Monday, February 13, 2023

The Tommyknockers (1993)


Back in 1995 I was staying in China, looking for something to watch on late-night Guangzhou television. Well, Hong Kong television, but they had that on the hotel's channels. Just by accident I 'rolled' into The Tommyknockers based on Stephen King's story. I heard some negative stories about the book and had never read it. I still haven't, so I can't compare book and movie adaption.

Sunday, February 12, 2023



Nearly thirty years of progress... Did we make any? I compared the layout of the same app on old style Windows NT / 98 (XP with a theme), Windows XP, Windows 10, and Windows 11.

Just from a stupid user's point of view... did we make any progress? If you just look at the user interface then it's still the same beast. So why is Microsoft so desperate to change the looks, when in the end we'll buy the new version anyway?

When you think about it... things haven't changed much for the last 30 years...

Saturday, February 11, 2023

The Headphones Made Me Do It - Dear Republican (nope, this is NOT about politics but Formula 1!)


I like F1. I like the drama surrounding it, the games, the challenges, the emotions. Racing is more than just fastest man + fastest machine = certain win. Well, at least I believe it should be. It certainly shouldn't be all about 'hate'.

Some self proclaimed 'fans' are so narrow minded they keep repeating their view on reality in endless posts on every forum. One of those is 'Republican' who thinks he is funny. But... he isn't.

Monday, February 6, 2023

Disney+ - Firefly


Joss Whedon delivered another classic, even though it was canceled before its time. It's cowboys and rebels in space, but not exactly...

It only took some out-of-order broadcasting to kill this show. Fortunately it received some well-deserved wrap-up in the form of a movie.

Watch it. Even if you don't like Whedon as a person, his TV shows were great...

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Wallpaper - Tabula Rasa

Some of these wallpapers are just pretty images, others may have a story behind them. Some of those stories are intense, emotional, have a personal meaning (and I might simply not share the associated wallpapers) but others only go skin-deep.

This is one of the latter 😇 Ever heard of the game Tabula Rasa?