Sunday, 31 October 2010

Elite Epee Men's Epee Final, October 2010

This is a video of two of my friends fencing in the final of the Elite Epee this year.

Great final, and great competition too frankly!

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Too much coffee?

This is far far too perfect!

It is a fantastic french short film about coffee.

Robert Rankin

Thanks to my Kindle I have recently been reading Robert Rankin. His books are wonderfully funny, with a great bit of Terry Pratchett-esque colloquialism - all very down to earth, but with beautiful flights of fancy too.

I have read 1 book previously (the Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse - fabulous) and these two - Necrophenia and Japanese Devil Fish Girl were on my Kindle.

The newest (Japanese Devil Fish Girl) is the best of the latest two - truly a writer improving with age!

I would definitely read all of his books. Easy to read, great comedy and very cleverly insightful!

Nisus Writer Pro

I have bought this now.

It is a wonderfully good word processor. It makes my first drafts so so much easier - then I transfer to Word 2011 for extreme compatibility and easier Endnote usage. Were the new beta patch for endnote not to have arrived, and I hadn't already bought Endnote X4 - it would have been Nisus and Bookends every step of the way.

A full review in due course...

The Kindle Cometh...

It is awesome...



I wasn't sure whether or not I was going to like it, but after my initial reticence I have fully embraced it. All my books are now bought for this. I read the paper on this. I read pdfs and journal papers on this. It is my little friend.

It is not an iPad.

It is not a laptop.

It is, like the iPod was for music, the quintessentially perfect reading device. It looks like a book, acts like a book, holds many books. The whispernet is fabulous - literally turn it on just as I get to the tube (underground, no reception) and the paper is already there!

Perfect!