Month: October 2018

Technology

Surface Go – Review

In 2015 Microsoft released the Surface 3 and I bought one. It wasn’t the most powerful Windows PC ever. Indeed, it was very much...

Books

For the Missing by Lina Bengtsdotter

The search for a missing girl in rural Sweden forms the backdrop to this intelligent crime story from Lina Bengtsdotter. A teenager,...

Books

Where the Truth Lies by M J Lee

Ten years ago, a junior detective accidentally captures “The Beast of Manchester.” In the present day a series of dead prostitutes in...

Films

The Dark Ages of Film History?

I was recently talking to a some colleagues at work about one of my favourite films of all time, the classic Howard Hawks screwball comedy,...

Radio

Localness

Ofcom has published an update today on what it considers localness in commercial radio. The tl;dr is that it’s not very local any...

Books

She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge

In 1983, seven teenagers go into the wood and only six come out. Thirty years later, a body is found and DCI Sheens instantly realises it...

Radio

RAJAR Q3 2018

As ever, this post is brought to you in association with RALF from DP Software and Services. I’ve used RALF for the past 9 years, and...

Cycling, Video

Epping Autumn

A lovely autumn day meant I could both go for a cycle ride and take the drone out flying. The results are above....

Audio, Podcasts

Apple Podcasts Charts

It appears that Apple’s podcast charts are somewhat broken. Or specifically, they had been broken for a period of time over the...

Books

Fear by Bob Woodward and The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis

Like many political watchers, I’ve been equally appalled and yet addicted to watching what is going on currently in US politics....