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Music: My discovery of instrumental metal – Animals as Leaders and Intervals


Thanks to a tiny little post by Metal Wani on Facebook, I learned of the existence of a genre that is officially called prog metal but which I qualify as instrumental metal. The two bands I checked out were both … Continue reading

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Travel Tips: Georgia Aquarium – or – Damn, those are really whale sharks!?!


I visited a fascinating customer last week in Atlanta – not the one you know associated with news and cable, the other one – and had a morning off before heading to the airport. I had heard of the aquarium … Continue reading

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TV Series: House of Cards S02 – Frank, isn’t VP enough?


House of Cards S01 was a great ride as Kevin Spacey moves from being House Whip to VP in 13 episodes. I was impatient to see where they would go with this in a second season and I was FAR … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: George R.R. Martin’s A Dance with Dragons: The Wait for Winds of Winter Begins…


I have mentioned before that I had made several attempts at reading the GoT series of books after having become addicted to the HBO show based on them. I felt that the first two books – A Game of Thrones … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: A Feast for Crows


My dad gave me the first four Game of Thrones books over two years ago. I have been a fan of the TV show from the very beginning and loved both S02 and So3, but my first attempts at reading the … Continue reading

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TV Series: Homeland S03 – End of the Road for Carrie and Brody


SPOILER ALERT! OK, I know this is the poster from S02, but given one of the final images of Carrie drawing the star on the CIA memorial, I felt it was appropriate. We start the season with the aftermath of … Continue reading

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NSFCCDF Movie Review: Ender’s Strategy – Quidditch in Space?


The SciFi this year has been, well, disappointing to say the least. Some had hinted that Ender‘s Strategy would continue the upward shift since the great Gravity helped make up for the disasters of Star Trek Into Darkness and Elysium. … Continue reading

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Summer Reading: Game of Thrones and Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin – Art or Craft?


I know that I am (once again) incredibly late to get on the GoT bandwagon reading-wise. My dad had told me about GoT for some time and I did watch the show from the very beginning of Season 1, I … Continue reading

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Breaking Bad: Holy Sh*t – what an amazing half of a half of a season!


I am a true Breaking Bad addict as persistent readers of this blog will attest to. These last four episodes of this final season have been unexpected but truly brilliant. The acting in particular of Aaron Paul as Jesse and … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Movie Review: Kick Ass 2 (2013) – a rare case of a good sequel


I missed Kick Ass in the cinema – heard about it from fellow geeks and had to watch it on DVD. I really did enjoy it. The Watchmen-like premise of superheros devoid of superpowers but far more lighter and fun. … Continue reading

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