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Archive for April, 2005

DVD Review: Battlestar Gallactica (Season 1)

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

Again this is the “New Battlestar Gallactica” rather than the original 1970’s version. The first season follows on from the “mini series” [see below] released a year earlier, and was shown on Sky during 2004. This really follows the same theme as the mini series, introducing new story lines and interesting twists on the journey […]

DVD Review: Battlestar Gallactica (The Mini Series)

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

This is the first of the modern Battlestar Gallactica. I was confused by it’s name when I first watched this, for all intents and purposes this is a 3 hour long film which is a remake of the first two episodes from the original series. See below for details of the original series. The original […]

DVD Review: Battlestar Gallactica (original series)

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

This is the Classic Battlestar Galactica. At the time I was a big fan, but it’s showing it’s age, both in terms of special effects, and the storylines. It is still well worth watching. The one thing that spoils it for me is Boxey and the Daggit. The part is well casted at first (if […]

DVD Review: The Short Life of Anne Frank

Friday, April 29th, 2005

Whlist in Amsterdam I bought a copy of a DVD called “The Short Life of Anne Frank”, from the Anne Frank House Museum. This is a short documentary only 28 minutes long. Despite it’s short length the documentary is well put together using spoken narration over the views of the house, clips of video and […]

DVD Review: Arnhem A Bridge Too Far

Friday, April 29th, 2005

The DVD contains 2 features. The first is a documentary about 1hr 30mins long, and the second is a short newsreel. I saw this after visiting the British Airborne museum in Oosterbeek and having seen the film ‘A Bridge Too Far’. The documentary uses real footage and accounts of eye witnesses but is mainly narrated […]

Firefox – Even Faster

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

My browser of choice is Mozilla Firefox which I’ve been using for some time now. It’s fast, easy to use, secure (well more secure than IE at least), supports tabbed browsing, popup blaocker, and much more. I really am impressed by how good the browser is. It even renders pages designed for the features that […]

Holiday to the Netherlands

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

Last week we went on holiday to the Netherlands. It started with a drive to Harwich and a stop at a Welcome Break Service Station at “Birchanger Green”, ironically it was here whilst still in the UK that we had the only language problem. How embarrassing that when in the Netherlands the Dutch all spoke […]

Stage & Screen 05

Monday, April 25th, 2005

I’ve been on holiday the last week, so here’s a belated review of the show. Details of the computer graphics will need to wait until I get some more time, but in the meantime here’s a brief summary of the show. The ninth Warwickshire St. John Ambulance show was held on the 15th and 16th […]

The Show Must Go On

Sunday, April 17th, 2005

The Show Stage & Screen 05 was held this weekend and was a resounding success. The shows included animations, still images and video clips projected on each side of the stage. Despite my fears there was thankfully no Blue Screen of Death. There were a few minor issues in keeping in the correct sequence, especially […]

Stage & Screen 05

Monday, April 11th, 2005

Currently most of my spare time is spent preparing for "Stage & Screen 05". This is a Variety Show produced by Warwickshire St. John Ambulance. It is going to be at Stratford-on-Avon Civic Hall on the 15th and 16th April 2005. My primary involvment is as Graphics Architect, providing animated Graphics and Video which are […]

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