Archive for May, 2007

Reading Updates, Condemnation, Flotsam And The Hot Hot Heat

I’ve started reading Century Rain, by Alastair Reynolds. It’s the only Reynolds novel that I haven’t read before, apart from his new one called The Prefect.

Here is a short reading update:

I’m finally starting to get out of a very stressful situation, which is one fo the reasons why I have concentrated on posting about other matters.

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Big Brother Australia 2007 Day 39

The HM are informed of the full extent of this week’s task.

And they aren’t happy. Well, at least half of them.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Big Brother Australia 2007 Day 38

It’s time for a new task.

One of the intruders is very grumpy.

In fact, both intruders are already annoying people.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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What’s Next

Currently, I’m enjoying the 6th season of Star Trek: Voyager, which I started on the weekend. I’ve only seen these episodes a total of 2 times before starting the current batch of shows; once when they aired originally and once when I got them on DVD.

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Big Brother Australia 2007 Day 37 Nominations

It’s the nominations and Nick is here to give his opinons on the matter.

A few HM are singled out this week.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Big Brother Australia 2007 Day 37

There is more and more gossip and the HM greet the Nick’s goodbye message with a smile on their faces.

Nick comes clean to most of the HM.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Idle Speculation Part I: Fictional Elements, Materials, Isotopes And Atomic Particles

Continuing on my recent articles on the recent science-fiction novels that I have been reading, I’ve been reading up on fictional elements and materials. (Currently, I am reading The Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson and Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson. I just finished Babylon Babies by Maurice G. Dantec, The Naked God by Peter F. Hamilton, Gone by Jonathan Kellerman and Gradisil by Adam Roberts.)

Especially those found in science-fiction, but others like Vorpal and Mithril from fantasy novels as well.

This started when I discovered that the Storyteller system from White Wolf began a New World of Darkness and collapsed the old World of Darkness a few years ago. Since I have not been gaming for years, I wasn’t aware of these changes.

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Big Brother Australia 2007 Day 36 Eviction

It’s another eviction in BBAU 2007, and Andrew doesn’t even know he is nominated!

Who will go?

Andrew, Nick or Rebecca?

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Big Brother Australia 2007 Day 36

It’s right after FNL and things are starting to get to people in the BBAU house.

Susannah is talked about because she doesn’t do anything.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Notes On Recent Science-Fiction I Have Read

The following is a short analysis and some of my ideas on the science-fiction novels I have read in the past few weeks. I’ve edited it and removed a few parts that were dealing with future chapters in my stories.

Infosphere/Interstellar Datasphere

One of the great things in Peter F. Hamilton’s book is his appropriate use of computer based technology. His concepts of arrays in the Commonwealth Saga, Prime in Fallen Dragon and Sensevise, Affinity and Datapool in The Night’s Dawn Trilogy are very appropriate for a modern day space-opera, something that some writers seem to put aside. The issues of information access and manipulation can not be swept aside in an age where we rely more and more on the Internet for all sorts of things. The Semantic Web is only the beginning.

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