Originally posted 2016-09-29 17:00:10. ……And there it is.   Yes I am the proud owner of an XBOX One slim, and boy is it slim. Having had it a few days now I have got to know it slightly and am in a position to do a little review. Don’t expect all the techy details,…

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Originally posted 2016-09-14 17:00:37. You may remember that my mother passed away recently. We miss her a lot but we have good reason to thank her. We are able, thanks to her prudence, to replace some seriously worn furniture. We are also able to purchase a new (Second hand!) car. I had to sell mine when…

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Originally posted 2016-08-16 12:00:24. It has been and continues to be a busy month. Not all of it has been good. I was told on the 1st that I should prepare for the death of my mother. She died during the night. While I am obviously upset it was not unexpected. She suffered from Dementia…

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Originally posted 2016-08-02 12:00:09. It is Summer at last here in the U.K. This means, for me, walking in the local area. It is great at this time of year and full of plants, butterflies and bees.With my current campaign to lose weight I walk most days Those of you who know me may wonder…

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Originally posted 2016-07-05 12:00:14. This post does make brief and mild mentions of sexual themes, drugs and violence in films. Parental guidance is advised. The recent referendum in the UK was about whether to stay in an organisation which attempted to unite Europe. It was seen as an attempt to join together a continent ravaged…

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Originally posted 2016-06-20 17:00:15. If I am to be blogging about geekdom I should really define what being a Geek is to me. So, arranging my words in a pleasing order and checking my cadences, we wander off into the strange place that is my mind. There are some weird things happening in there. So…

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Originally posted 2016-06-13 17:00:31. I had an operation on my eye for cataracts yesterday. The net result is that my eyesight will be up and down for ages. The other eye should be operated on in, probably, about 6 weeks. In the meantime my distance viewing has improved hugely. Close work is not so good….

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Originally posted 2016-06-06 17:00:15. We all have our favourite superhero. They are all colourful characters, they are all motivated by truth and justice. They all have failings or a secret which is exploited by their enemies. Above all they are all fictional. I know this and, for me, it is a matter of which one…

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Originally posted 2016-05-30 17:00:47. “War” Sang Edwin Starr in 1969 in his song of the same name. Many of you won’t remember it but I can assure you he did. “What is it good for?” He then enquired. This was a rhetorical question because he immediately answers it by telling us War is good for…

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Originally posted 2016-05-23 17:00:34.     A long time ago in a galaxy…………..No wait that’s already been done. O.K. A relatively short time ago, in a small town southern England, a geek was born. This was in the 1960’s and the word geek was , so far as I know, not even a thing. The…

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The image is publicity material for what is considered to be the worst Sci-fi film in the history, Ed Wood’s masterpiece ‘Plan 9 from outer space’. It was, both in technical terms and in terms of plot, a good contender for worst film of all time. Check out the link, this guy was weird. I…

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http://www.xbox.com/en-US/e3 You can’t have missed the fact that Microsoft have announced their new console, They have, perhaps unwisely, discarded the name ‘project Scorpio’ in favour of the not very catchy ‘XBOX one X’ It’s more powerful, it’s got 4k native graphics. It’s also smaller than an XBOX one S. There is no doubt it is a superb console…

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I have been playing Dark souls 3 for a short while now and must admit to some confusion. The beautiful graphics are there, the ferocious enemies are there and there are also the weaker enemies who turn out to have devastating attacks just when you get confident. The bosses look  impressive but that is one thing…

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Up till recently I had been playing the same 4 or 5 games. However, recently I have had a bit of cash to spare and I bought some new ones. I bought Elder scrolls online. I wish I could say I was impressed. It is a fun way to pass the time. You can interact…

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