A “buy local” challenge – or, don’t help the Amazon CEO buy another boat

A challenge to support your local video store – instead of sending your money to a distant corporate CEO. And how my 6-year-old is helping me to do that!   Read more »

Read it and Leap: disingenuous quotes, disappearing “concerned citizens” and the Leap Manifesto

I actually checked into the quotes given in a spurious attack ad run by the bogus “Concerned Citizens of BC” to put them into their proper context. How far can the Liberals and their surrogates twist the truth? You may or may not be surprised.   Read more »

“There should be no safe space for journalists” – a little word substition shows the folly of Amber Rudd’s anti-encryption statements

Don’t believe knee-jerk warnings: secure, encrypted communication isn’t a threat, it’s vital. Again, in the wake of a terror attack, a government official (in this case, UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd) has said that end-to-end encrypted services like WhatsApp are a dire threat to our safety, a place for evil terrorists to hide. She says “it was … Continue reading “There should be no safe space for journalists” – a little word substition shows the folly of Amber Rudd’s anti-encryption statements    Read more »

Found after 40 years: “Notes on a Triangle”

40 years after a brief but memorable viewing of this film, I have finally rediscovered it – and my memory of its visuals and wonderful music was perfectly accurate.   Read more »

My letter to the IMDb’s Col Needham: Save the message boards!

My letter to IMDb’s Official Rep, Col Needham on the shocking shutdown of the site’s massive – and massively useful – discussion boards.   Read more »

 

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