Jan 172013
100 word review: The Eye with which the Universe beholds itself (Apollo Quartet II) by Ian Sales

The second in Ian Sales’ Apollo Quartet, four novellas set in a shared universe. The second, like the first, shows meticulous research into Apollo spaceflight, giving us a picture of what might have been had it not died. General Bradley Emerson, the only man to have ever gone to Mars, is now being pulled out […]

Jan 152013
100 word review: Department 19, by Will Hill

Department 19 is the code-name for the UK government’s secret vampire, werewolf, and other monster squad. Mostly focusing on vampires, but these are vampires as you’ve never seen them. This YA book delivers action and blood rather than a love story, and certainly no sparkles. Will Hill rides somewhere between the A-Team, the Bourne Whatever-ity, […]

Sep 022009

Social Capital Markets 2009 The SoCap conference is on, on my final few days in San Francisco. I’m here with an as-usual probably unusual perspective, as a for-profit worker in innovation but with a passion for development and social media. There’s been, so far, a few interesting themes coming out, the first of which is […]

Nov 162008
Botswana, & the San (plus some Himbas)

GhanziAfter crossing into Botswana, we made our way to Ghanzi, where we camped in a gorgeous dustbowl. This place seriously looked like a luxury resort, except that only us and a group of Afrikaaner tourists were there, and we were all camping. We did get in a good swim. San/Bushmen dance & walkThat night, we […]

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Dec 092007
Procrastination station

Exams start tomorrow. I’m feeling… I don’t know if I’m really ready or not for them as the scoring system here is… odd, to say the least. And on my first exam we don’t get the results of our work back until February, but one way or another it’s all (well, the first quarter) going […]

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