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2015-06-01 12:21:25 (22 comments, 8 reshares, 157 +1s)Open 

LEGO Game of Thrones - The Titan of Bravos - http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/412666

Here's a cool Game of Thrones inspired LEGO build by Steve M. Check out the link for some details shots and to get a better feel for the scale of this.

For those who don't follow the books or tv show, the Titan of Bravos is a huge stone and bronze statue which stands guarding the entrance to the harbor of Bravos, one of the "Free Cities" in that fantasy world. It stands as the primary line of defense for the city giving early warning of invasion.

Most reshares: 15

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2015-05-06 12:23:24 (7 comments, 15 reshares, 154 +1s)Open 

The water features round the office are soothing.

Most plusones: 157

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2015-06-01 12:21:25 (22 comments, 8 reshares, 157 +1s)Open 

LEGO Game of Thrones - The Titan of Bravos - http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/412666

Here's a cool Game of Thrones inspired LEGO build by Steve M. Check out the link for some details shots and to get a better feel for the scale of this.

For those who don't follow the books or tv show, the Titan of Bravos is a huge stone and bronze statue which stands guarding the entrance to the harbor of Bravos, one of the "Free Cities" in that fantasy world. It stands as the primary line of defense for the city giving early warning of invasion.

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2015-06-29 22:10:37 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

A rant/dip into the re-writing of history and why defending the Confederate Flag is at best an ignorant act.

A rant/dip into the re-writing of history and why defending the Confederate Flag is at best an ignorant act.___

2015-06-27 18:53:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

What's that I hear?

Nothing. Nothing at all.

The boys are out the house for the night!!!!

What's that I hear?

Nothing. Nothing at all.

The boys are out the house for the night!!!!___

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2015-06-27 17:48:13 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

For those who just cannot bring themselves to read Ted Cruz rant let me offer a quick summary:

"Waaa!!! They didn't do what I want! We should get rid of them all!"

If the decision had gone his way, he would have been the first to tell people that they had to abide by the courts decision.

For those who just cannot bring themselves to read Ted Cruz rant let me offer a quick summary:

"Waaa!!! They didn't do what I want! We should get rid of them all!"

If the decision had gone his way, he would have been the first to tell people that they had to abide by the courts decision.___

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2015-06-21 00:24:45 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 108 +1s)Open 

This little fellow was just sitting there on the fence as I was walking back to the car this morning. 

This little fellow was just sitting there on the fence as I was walking back to the car this morning. ___

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2015-06-19 20:17:46 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Look who we got to meet to today?

We went to the National Geographic Museum in DC to see their Indiana Jones exhibition. It was a clever blending of props and backstage stories from the four movies with real world archaeological exhibits and information.

And at the end there was the Madam Tussaud's waxwork of Indy. A very lifelike capture I think. The photograph was challenging though because he was placed in front of a window. I angled round to help things but even so there's a clash of lighting sources. If I'd had more time I'd probably have experimented with fill flash, but this was in the middle of the gift shop..

Look who we got to meet to today?

We went to the National Geographic Museum in DC to see their Indiana Jones exhibition. It was a clever blending of props and backstage stories from the four movies with real world archaeological exhibits and information.

And at the end there was the Madam Tussaud's waxwork of Indy. A very lifelike capture I think. The photograph was challenging though because he was placed in front of a window. I angled round to help things but even so there's a clash of lighting sources. If I'd had more time I'd probably have experimented with fill flash, but this was in the middle of the gift shop..___

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2015-06-16 23:46:56 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Here's another panorama from my weekend walk. This is in Harpers Ferry itself, near the banks of the Shenandoah river. On the left you can see the railway tracks and (higher up) St. Peter's Catholic Church.

Here's another panorama from my weekend walk. This is in Harpers Ferry itself, near the banks of the Shenandoah river. On the left you can see the railway tracks and (higher up) St. Peter's Catholic Church.___

2015-06-13 15:38:28 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Anyone used an HDMI to Component converter with a Roku or other streaming video box?

One of my TVs doesn't have an HDMI input (no I'm not buying a new tv at the moment so let's skip that particular discussion). Right now I'm using a WD TV box which has optical audio out along with an HDMI to DVI converter. 

This works quite well but the box is no longer being updated and I'd like to be able to stream Amazon Prime and HBO as well as the Plex, Hulu Plus as Netflix options I already have.

It strikes me that a Roku is probably the most complete option for that, but they all seem to be HDMI only these days. My TV can do DVI (which no one does any more), Component and Composite (as well as audio via TOSLink).

Suggestions?

Anyone used an HDMI to Component converter with a Roku or other streaming video box?

One of my TVs doesn't have an HDMI input (no I'm not buying a new tv at the moment so let's skip that particular discussion). Right now I'm using a WD TV box which has optical audio out along with an HDMI to DVI converter. 

This works quite well but the box is no longer being updated and I'd like to be able to stream Amazon Prime and HBO as well as the Plex, Hulu Plus as Netflix options I already have.

It strikes me that a Roku is probably the most complete option for that, but they all seem to be HDMI only these days. My TV can do DVI (which no one does any more), Component and Composite (as well as audio via TOSLink).

Suggestions?___

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2015-06-13 14:49:16 (15 comments, 5 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

This morning's walk was along the C&O Canal trail next to the Potomac near Harpers Ferry. I was using my new Peak Design Capture Camera Clip - http://amzn.to/1IRap9S - (I should do a review of that, it's great) so my camera was conveniently handy at any point on the walk and I snapped off a good number of photos.

I stitched this panorama together the old fashioned way (i.e. without Google's help) in Photoshop and then did some tweaking (Nik Color Efex filters if you're curious) to pull out some of the details in the landscape.

This morning's walk was along the C&O Canal trail next to the Potomac near Harpers Ferry. I was using my new Peak Design Capture Camera Clip - http://amzn.to/1IRap9S - (I should do a review of that, it's great) so my camera was conveniently handy at any point on the walk and I snapped off a good number of photos.

I stitched this panorama together the old fashioned way (i.e. without Google's help) in Photoshop and then did some tweaking (Nik Color Efex filters if you're curious) to pull out some of the details in the landscape.___

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2015-06-08 23:35:14 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

TV Review: Sense8 S01E01 - S01E04

The modest goal of the latest Netflix Orig­inal Sense8 (created by the impres­sive teaming of the Wachowski’s an J. Michael Straczynski) was to rein­vent the tele­vi­sion series. So if nothing else this show is shooting for the moon and while the landing isn’t smooth, but I think they at least made orbit.

The high concept of Sense8 isn’t radi­cally different to other genre bending shows. Basi­cally you’ve got a group of 8 indi­vid­uals who are going about their lives when they are somehow gifted with the power to sense each other, talk to each other and utilize each other’s skills. There’s also an evil (I’m assuming) group lead by a sensate who are hunting down other sensates .

I’m four episodes in and that’s about all I can tell you regarding the meta­plot for this 12 episode season. Which leads me toperhaps the biggest crit­i­... more »

TV Review: Sense8 S01E01 - S01E04

The modest goal of the latest Netflix Orig­inal Sense8 (created by the impres­sive teaming of the Wachowski’s an J. Michael Straczynski) was to rein­vent the tele­vi­sion series. So if nothing else this show is shooting for the moon and while the landing isn’t smooth, but I think they at least made orbit.

The high concept of Sense8 isn’t radi­cally different to other genre bending shows. Basi­cally you’ve got a group of 8 indi­vid­uals who are going about their lives when they are somehow gifted with the power to sense each other, talk to each other and utilize each other’s skills. There’s also an evil (I’m assuming) group lead by a sensate who are hunting down other sensates .

I’m four episodes in and that’s about all I can tell you regarding the meta­plot for this 12 episode season. Which leads me to perhaps the biggest crit­i­cism of the show...___

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2015-06-01 12:21:25 (22 comments, 8 reshares, 157 +1s)Open 

LEGO Game of Thrones - The Titan of Bravos - http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/412666

Here's a cool Game of Thrones inspired LEGO build by Steve M. Check out the link for some details shots and to get a better feel for the scale of this.

For those who don't follow the books or tv show, the Titan of Bravos is a huge stone and bronze statue which stands guarding the entrance to the harbor of Bravos, one of the "Free Cities" in that fantasy world. It stands as the primary line of defense for the city giving early warning of invasion.

LEGO Game of Thrones - The Titan of Bravos - http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/412666

Here's a cool Game of Thrones inspired LEGO build by Steve M. Check out the link for some details shots and to get a better feel for the scale of this.

For those who don't follow the books or tv show, the Titan of Bravos is a huge stone and bronze statue which stands guarding the entrance to the harbor of Bravos, one of the "Free Cities" in that fantasy world. It stands as the primary line of defense for the city giving early warning of invasion.___

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2015-06-01 12:07:17 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

The two photos in this album are generated from the same RAW file. But one was done automatically by Google Photos (without any input from me at all) and the other was done more intensively with Photoshop and Nik Pro filters.

Mine is better I think (extra details recovered from the highlights and the shading of his face reduce so you can see it better, a bit of sharpening plus some subtle darkening to focus your eye on the subject better), but the difference is fairly small and probably not worth it for 80% of photos.

The two photos in this album are generated from the same RAW file. But one was done automatically by Google Photos (without any input from me at all) and the other was done more intensively with Photoshop and Nik Pro filters.

Mine is better I think (extra details recovered from the highlights and the shading of his face reduce so you can see it better, a bit of sharpening plus some subtle darkening to focus your eye on the subject better), but the difference is fairly small and probably not worth it for 80% of photos.___

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2015-05-31 19:01:20 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Black people were killed at three times the rate of whites or other minorities when adjusted for local population

Black people were killed at three times the rate of whites or other minorities when adjusted for local population___

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2015-05-31 14:55:22 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 95 +1s)Open 

Saw this bird on a recent walk. I think it's a Tree Swallow?

It was sitting on top of a nesting box and was surprisingly brave, even though I was using my telephoto lens I can't have been more than 10 feet away from it when I took this shot.

Really like the metallic blue feathers.

Saw this bird on a recent walk. I think it's a Tree Swallow?

It was sitting on top of a nesting box and was surprisingly brave, even though I was using my telephoto lens I can't have been more than 10 feet away from it when I took this shot.

Really like the metallic blue feathers.___

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2015-05-30 23:00:52 (9 comments, 14 reshares, 99 +1s)Open 

There were a lot of these butterflies around in the morning at Cunningham Falls State Park. I believe they are Eastern Tiger Swallowtails

Since they were happilly sitting in the mud I was able to shoot a bunch of photos and Google gave me this nifty gif.

There were a lot of these butterflies around in the morning at Cunningham Falls State Park. I believe they are Eastern Tiger Swallowtails

Since they were happilly sitting in the mud I was able to shoot a bunch of photos and Google gave me this nifty gif.___

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2015-05-29 21:02:05 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Loving the design of this Doctor Who fan art poster. Very simple and effective.

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-Who-533023015

Loving the design of this Doctor Who fan art poster. Very simple and effective.

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-Who-533023015___

2015-05-29 20:32:59 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Interesting... I now have more people following my "My Photography" collection than follow my profile.

It is the only one of my collections where that is the case.

Interesting... I now have more people following my "My Photography" collection than follow my profile.

It is the only one of my collections where that is the case.___

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2015-05-29 18:11:55 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

Copperhead Snake

Almost stepped on this guy on my walk this morning. He was half in and half out of the grass on the path.

The Copperhead is one of only two venomous snakes in West Virginia. The key things to notice are the way the dark banding narrows (like an hourglass) on the top of the boy and the vertical pupil (like a cats eye) which locally only the Copperhead and Rattlesnake have.

The snake just lay there with its tongue out waiting for me to go away. So, after taking some photos, I did. You can just about make out the vertical pupil in one of the photos, but unfortunately it's slightly out of focus.

Incidentally these photos are direct from the camera and uploaded to Google Photos as RAW files. Google does a good job of processing them I think.

Copperhead Snake

Almost stepped on this guy on my walk this morning. He was half in and half out of the grass on the path.

The Copperhead is one of only two venomous snakes in West Virginia. The key things to notice are the way the dark banding narrows (like an hourglass) on the top of the boy and the vertical pupil (like a cats eye) which locally only the Copperhead and Rattlesnake have.

The snake just lay there with its tongue out waiting for me to go away. So, after taking some photos, I did. You can just about make out the vertical pupil in one of the photos, but unfortunately it's slightly out of focus.

Incidentally these photos are direct from the camera and uploaded to Google Photos as RAW files. Google does a good job of processing them I think.___

2015-05-29 17:55:51 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

So it seems that while Google Photos now does up to 16MP for jpegs it does still cap RAW files at 2.8MP which is fair enough I guess when you consider the size of a RAW file.

I does some decent processing to make that RAW file viewable to everyone though. Sure with Photoshop I could refine it further, but for a first pass to see what you've got it's very effective.

So it seems that while Google Photos now does up to 16MP for jpegs it does still cap RAW files at 2.8MP which is fair enough I guess when you consider the size of a RAW file.

I does some decent processing to make that RAW file viewable to everyone though. Sure with Photoshop I could refine it further, but for a first pass to see what you've got it's very effective.___

2015-05-28 20:13:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

So the new Google Photos is live (haven't got the updated app yet). I guess that means I need to re-upload my 4,000+ photos to take advantage of the free high resolution storage.

So the new Google Photos is live (haven't got the updated app yet). I guess that means I need to re-upload my 4,000+ photos to take advantage of the free high resolution storage.___

2015-05-17 12:35:17 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Obsessive Compulsive Reader Problems

My To Read list on GoodReads is now so long (200+ books) that I have to set up a new Reading Next list as a subset of that list.

Obsessive Compulsive Reader Problems

My To Read list on GoodReads is now so long (200+ books) that I have to set up a new Reading Next list as a subset of that list.___

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2015-05-09 16:49:38 (9 comments, 9 reshares, 96 +1s)Open 

Because the view is so amazing.

Because the view is so amazing.___

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2015-05-09 16:48:57 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

I love making the trip up Maryland Heights though.

I love making the trip up Maryland Heights though.___

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2015-05-09 16:48:27 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

This morning's walk was more of a hike.

This morning's walk was more of a hike.___

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2015-05-09 15:32:28 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Star Wars: The Binks Awakens

I would totally watch this movie.

And before anyone starts raving about Jar Jar, I'll just point out that anger and hate lead to the dark side...

Star Wars: The Binks Awakens

I would totally watch this movie.

And before anyone starts raving about Jar Jar, I'll just point out that anger and hate lead to the dark side...___

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2015-05-08 21:47:39 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

The manual camera mode and ability to shoot in RAW are the things I find most interesting about the LG G4.

From a pure auto perspective it seems like Samsung's S6 is still a little better, but I like to edit my photos.

The manual camera mode and ability to shoot in RAW are the things I find most interesting about the LG G4.

From a pure auto perspective it seems like Samsung's S6 is still a little better, but I like to edit my photos.___

2015-05-08 19:24:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Share Your Favorite Collections

Like the title says...

Share Your Favorite Collections

Like the title says...___

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2015-05-08 19:11:29 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Caldera by jcbarquet - http://www.deviantart.com/art/Caldera-272987845

The unusual angling of this image really adds to the atmosphere It hink.

Caldera by jcbarquet - http://www.deviantart.com/art/Caldera-272987845

The unusual angling of this image really adds to the atmosphere It hink.___

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2015-05-08 18:40:05 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Zygons and Osgood Announced for Doctor Who Season 9

Following on from the news that Kate Stewart will return in the next season of Doctor Who is the rather more surprising news that actress Ingrid Oliver is returning to her role as Oswin Osgood.

Which, considering she was killed by the Master at the end of last season is quite the comeback. I presume the fact that the episode features Zygons has something to do with this apparent resurrection. I was sorry to see the character die though so I'd be happy if she actually has been brought back, rather than just mimicked by an alien.

Osgood will appear in a two part story written by Peter Harness who wrote the episode Kill the Moon for season 8. An episode that received mixed responses to say the least.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/entries/6fec5341-a0c9-439e-9c75-34e0cae1af56

Zygons and Osgood Announced for Doctor Who Season 9

Following on from the news that Kate Stewart will return in the next season of Doctor Who is the rather more surprising news that actress Ingrid Oliver is returning to her role as Oswin Osgood.

Which, considering she was killed by the Master at the end of last season is quite the comeback. I presume the fact that the episode features Zygons has something to do with this apparent resurrection. I was sorry to see the character die though so I'd be happy if she actually has been brought back, rather than just mimicked by an alien.

Osgood will appear in a two part story written by Peter Harness who wrote the episode Kill the Moon for season 8. An episode that received mixed responses to say the least.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/entries/6fec5341-a0c9-439e-9c75-34e0cae1af56___

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2015-05-08 18:22:03 (14 comments, 8 reshares, 99 +1s)Open 

LEGO Double Decker London Bus - http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=109216

Here's a great build of a London style double decker bus by Andybear. You can see more pictures at the link.

LEGO Double Decker London Bus - http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=109216

Here's a great build of a London style double decker bus by Andybear. You can see more pictures at the link.___

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2015-05-08 17:58:48 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

So You"ve Been Publicly Shamed

I just listened to an interview with the author of this book, Jon Ronson and it strikes me as something that anyone participating in social media might do well to read.

For several years now I have been critical of both the lynch mob mentality and the notion that "shaming" people is somehow okay if you're on the "right" side of the situation.

There are so many problems with that mentality it's hard to cover them all, but let's just hit a few. 

1) People always think they're on the right side.
2) Glass houses
3) Proportionate responses

Neither you, nor I have been appointed as judge and jury for other members of society, perhaps instead of jumping on to the latest outrage wagon we should all try out a little empathy and ask ourselves could there be a more innocent... more »

So You"ve Been Publicly Shamed

I just listened to an interview with the author of this book, Jon Ronson and it strikes me as something that anyone participating in social media might do well to read.

For several years now I have been critical of both the lynch mob mentality and the notion that "shaming" people is somehow okay if you're on the "right" side of the situation.

There are so many problems with that mentality it's hard to cover them all, but let's just hit a few. 

1) People always think they're on the right side.
2) Glass houses
3) Proportionate responses

Neither you, nor I have been appointed as judge and jury for other members of society, perhaps instead of jumping on to the latest outrage wagon we should all try out a little empathy and ask ourselves could there be a more innocent explanation than the one we just leapt to.___

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2015-05-07 20:44:24 (7 comments, 6 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

Marvel's LEGO Agents of SHIELD - https://ideas.lego.com/projects/101101

Love the designs in this LEGO Ideas submission. Check out the other photos too.

Marvel's LEGO Agents of SHIELD - https://ideas.lego.com/projects/101101

Love the designs in this LEGO Ideas submission. Check out the other photos too.___

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2015-05-07 19:47:39 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

The Grid by Florent Llamas - http://www.deviantart.com/art/The-grid-522088552

Some really atmospheric Tron inspired fan art here.

The Grid by Florent Llamas - http://www.deviantart.com/art/The-grid-522088552

Some really atmospheric Tron inspired fan art here.___

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2015-05-07 19:45:19 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

Doctor Who Fan Art: Jack x Sally - Ten x Rose - http://thestradomyre.deviantart.com/art/Jack-x-Sally-Ten-x-Rose-531309208

Love this Doctor Who / Nightmare Before Christmas mashup by theStradomyre.

Doctor Who Fan Art: Jack x Sally - Ten x Rose - http://thestradomyre.deviantart.com/art/Jack-x-Sally-Ten-x-Rose-531309208

Love this Doctor Who / Nightmare Before Christmas mashup by theStradomyre.___

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2015-05-07 12:31:59 (6 comments, 8 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

Another nice morning walk. We're getting to the point in the year where you either walk very early, very late or sweat like a pig.

Another nice morning walk. We're getting to the point in the year where you either walk very early, very late or sweat like a pig.___

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2015-05-06 23:46:44 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Jemma Redgrave to Return as Kate Stewart in Season 9

I've really enjoyed Jemma Redgrave's portrayal of Kate Stewart since she was introduced to Doctor Who, so I'm happy to hear she'll be back.

Jemma Redgrave to Return as Kate Stewart in Season 9

I've really enjoyed Jemma Redgrave's portrayal of Kate Stewart since she was introduced to Doctor Who, so I'm happy to hear she'll be back.___

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2015-05-06 22:02:55 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Marvel Comics Fan Art - The Thing by uncannyknack - http://www.deviantart.com/art/The-Thing-529727806

Love this ultra closeup artwork of The Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Thing.

Marvel Comics Fan Art - The Thing by uncannyknack - http://www.deviantart.com/art/The-Thing-529727806

Love this ultra closeup artwork of The Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Thing.___

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2015-05-06 21:47:57 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

LEGO Battlestar Galactica - http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/411901

"Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny, the last Battlestar, Galactica, leads a ragtag, fugitive fleet, on a lonely quest—for a shining planet known as Earth."

A great nano-scale LEGO build by Parrington Levens.

LEGO Battlestar Galactica - http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/411901

"Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny, the last Battlestar, Galactica, leads a ragtag, fugitive fleet, on a lonely quest—for a shining planet known as Earth."

A great nano-scale LEGO build by Parrington Levens.___

2015-05-06 16:13:57 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Are You Seeing An Uptick in Engagement Since Collections Arrived?

It could be coincidence because enough followers that some of my posts will just take off on their own, but it seems like everything I've posted to a collection has has received a lot of plus ones.

I'm curious if something about collections is making these posts more visible to people, or easier to find.

Are You Seeing An Uptick in Engagement Since Collections Arrived?

It could be coincidence because enough followers that some of my posts will just take off on their own, but it seems like everything I've posted to a collection has has received a lot of plus ones.

I'm curious if something about collections is making these posts more visible to people, or easier to find.___

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2015-05-06 12:23:24 (7 comments, 15 reshares, 154 +1s)Open 

The water features round the office are soothing.

The water features round the office are soothing.___

2015-05-05 22:36:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I need to write a review of the third Alex Verus book, trying to think of something interesting to say beyond... "Yup, more of what I liked in book one and book two..."

I need to write a review of the third Alex Verus book, trying to think of something interesting to say beyond... "Yup, more of what I liked in book one and book two..."___

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2015-05-05 21:51:57 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Doctor Who Fan Art: The Oncoming Storm by SashDoesDoodles's* - http://buff.ly/1zynIbu*

Doctor Who Fan Art: The Oncoming Storm by SashDoesDoodles's* - http://buff.ly/1zynIbu*___

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2015-05-05 21:31:30 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Watch this LEGO Super Star Destroyer smash into thousands of pieces in slow motion.

Oh the humanity!

Watch this LEGO Super Star Destroyer smash into thousands of pieces in slow motion.

Oh the humanity!___

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2015-05-04 22:22:49 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Hobbit Fan Art - Roads Go Ever Ever On by Dan Pilla - http://buff.ly/1OVi760

The Shire looks so lush, beautiful and peaceful in this image.

Hobbit Fan Art - Roads Go Ever Ever On by Dan Pilla - http://buff.ly/1OVi760

The Shire looks so lush, beautiful and peaceful in this image.___

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2015-05-04 21:37:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Spreading the word.

I've set up my patreon for short stories and novellas. (Novels are excluded for the patreon at this point, but I may include a goal later for novels being added as bonus material.)

I'll release one short story or novella each calendar month as a part of this patreon. It is not a monthly subscription. You only pay when a story is released. (Please make sure you set your maximum monthly spend so you stay in your budget.)

Thanks so much for your support. It's appreciated. If you decide to be a patreon, I hope you enjoy the stories!___Spreading the word.

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2015-05-04 21:35:55 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Lock In by John Scalzi  - http://www.eoghann.com/book-review-lock-in-by-john-scalzi

There’s no mistaking what Lock In is, it’s a police proce­dural. It’s got a couple of twists to the formula but at its core it is unapolo­get­i­cally the sort of detec­tive story that CBS would happily put in their lineup. Proce­du­rals tend get looked down on because they rely so heavily on a certain pattern, but they’re also really popular. Which should tell you something.

More impor­tantly Lock In is a well executed proce­dural, and the twists are inter­esting in their own right too.

What’s It All About?

The story is set in the near future after a virus (named Haden’s Syndrome) ravages the world on a scale close to that of the Black Death. The virus doesn’t just kill people though, in some cases it re-writes their brain leaving peopleconscious but unable to c... more »

Lock In by John Scalzi  - http://www.eoghann.com/book-review-lock-in-by-john-scalzi

There’s no mistaking what Lock In is, it’s a police proce­dural. It’s got a couple of twists to the formula but at its core it is unapolo­get­i­cally the sort of detec­tive story that CBS would happily put in their lineup. Proce­du­rals tend get looked down on because they rely so heavily on a certain pattern, but they’re also really popular. Which should tell you something.

More impor­tantly Lock In is a well executed proce­dural, and the twists are inter­esting in their own right too.

What’s It All About?

The story is set in the near future after a virus (named Haden’s Syndrome) ravages the world on a scale close to that of the Black Death. The virus doesn’t just kill people though, in some cases it re-writes their brain leaving people conscious but unable to control their own bodies, or “locked in”. To solve the problem of these Hadens, tech­nolo­gies have been devel­oped that allow them to control humanoid robotic bodies (nick­named Threeps) letting them interact with the rest of society.

Natu­rally there are tensions in this new society both between normals and Hadens and also amongst Hadens them­selves. Our protag­o­nist Chris Shane (a new FBI agent) and partner Leslie Vann find them­selves  a murder where the prime suspect is an “Inte­grator” (a person who can let a Haden use their body instead of a Threep) but who claims no memory of the murder. When addi­tional murders occur it becomes clear that some­thing much larger is going on.

Read the rest of the review... http://www.eoghann.com/book-review-lock-in-by-john-scalzi___

2015-05-04 21:25:33 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Okay so after some thought, I'm going to make my first collection Book Reviews.

I considered splitting it up by genre, but then realized I'd have to listen to people whining about how I categorized things and whether a book was really science fiction or actually fantasy.

Screw that.

Okay so after some thought, I'm going to make my first collection Book Reviews.

I considered splitting it up by genre, but then realized I'd have to listen to people whining about how I categorized things and whether a book was really science fiction or actually fantasy.

Screw that.___

2015-05-04 21:13:49 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

But I thought G+ was dead and we weren't getting any more new features...

It's almost like the tech press talks out their arse.

But I thought G+ was dead and we weren't getting any more new features...

It's almost like the tech press talks out their arse.___

2015-05-04 20:15:24 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Okay so Collections...

I think I'm going to love this features since I mostly want to follow by topic. What I have to decide though is how to set up my own collections.

Should they be fairly broad (geekery, Reviews, writing) or really specific  (book reviews, tv reviews, LEGO, comics fan art, Doctor Who etc.)?

And for bonus points* tell me any particular collections you want me to create.

*I totally lied about the bonus points

Okay so Collections...

I think I'm going to love this features since I mostly want to follow by topic. What I have to decide though is how to set up my own collections.

Should they be fairly broad (geekery, Reviews, writing) or really specific  (book reviews, tv reviews, LEGO, comics fan art, Doctor Who etc.)?

And for bonus points* tell me any particular collections you want me to create.

*I totally lied about the bonus points___

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2015-05-04 13:52:58 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Flowers from this morning's walk. It was nice and sunny and very mild today. I'm running out of scenic vistas at work so time for closeups and macros.

Flowers from this morning's walk. It was nice and sunny and very mild today. I'm running out of scenic vistas at work so time for closeups and macros.___

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2015-05-03 23:31:46 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Selfie Time

Selfie Time___

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