Monthly Archives: January 2015

Birth of a compulsion #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1988 the game Tetris was released and a new compulsion was born! It was developed by Alexey Pajitnov and Dmitry Pavlovsky… Read more »

Energy sapping #fracking

Image source: I confess a resigned sort of anger, albeit quickly repressed, when I hear two shadow front-benchers, Caroline Flint and Angela Eagles, are delaying fracking. Apparently not because… Read more »

Battle of Stamford Bridge #history repeating itself?

Tostig Godwinson rebelled against his brother. the King, and inveigled a mercenary force under King Harald Hardrada to join him. They enjoyed some early success in the North (cf 1-1)…. Read more »

Apple Macintosh Big Brother launch advert #history

Excerpt from The PC Pioneers On this day in 1984 – Apple ran its Big Brother advert as the launch of the Apple Macintosh – it aired during the third… Read more »

Our poppy arrived… #history

… better yet it arrived undamaged! So now it has pride of place next to my wife’s cross-stitch for the WWI centenary – sadly the two were united a tad… Read more »

Religious intolerance #history

While events were unfolding in France, my OU course saw me writing an essay about 16th century Protestant Reformation. This juxtaposing of issues set me to thinking about French religious… Read more »

Have you in my sights… #thriller

I have you in my sights for 2015 January seems to last forever! What you need is a good thriller to warm up those dark chilly nights – with dark… Read more »

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