I don’t know if anyone ever visits this site anymore, but, for what it’s worth, I’m doing Movember again. If you’re here, and you’re interested, then please visit my Movember page.
It’s quite an amazing thing that App Inventor has been going for 10 years now. I think I can remember when it actually launched, and it’s come a long way since then.
I’ve dabbled with it on and off over the years and it can be fun. Fun and useful. Although I haven’t actually finished anything with it as yet. That’s pretty normal for me though.
In some ways I just can’t believe that The The have been around for 40 years. It’s strange, it’s bizarre, but it’s true.
Their music has been an important part of my life for a long time. Perhaps not 40 years, but probably for most of that. The most important album from my perspective being ‘Soul Mining’. I still listen to parts of that quite regularly.
I’m looking forward to new stuff from The The and hopefully some re-releases as well.
I updated my Blake’s 7 library after Christmas as Big Finish was having a sale on a range of titles. One that I bought was the Liberator Chronicles 8. As a collection of four stories it was fine. Nothing bad in there, nothing amazing. That is until the last story in the collection. The last story in this collection is called ‘Spoils’.
I’m not going to spoil the story in case you plan to listen to it, but, I have to say it was probably one of the most interesting and unusual stories in the Blake’s 7 range I’ve ever heard.
I’ll leave it there. If you do listen to it, I think you’ll be surprised.
Over Christmas I watched all of the Planet of the Apes movies again. To be clear it was the new movies and not the originals.
They are amazing films, and, as you progress through the trilogy, they just get better and better. With ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ being a true masterpiece.
I’m just hopeful that it doesn’t end there. There’s so much potential to take the series further and explore what happens next. Of course the original films start at a different point and move over a very long period of time.
In effect any new series could pick up where the original series started. That is of course just one possibility. The big question is what will happen with the astronauts who left the earth in the first of the new trilogy. That question was left open throughout the series.
However you look at it, there are countless ways the series could continue. I just hope that it does.
Having mentioned the Mute Synth 4.0 I thought I should maybe post a couple of pictures of Mute Synth 1.
I got this at the Mute festival at the Roundhouse some 8 or 9 years ago. It was a good event and the mute synth workshop was free.
I visited the Berlin Musical Instrument Museum at the beginning of December last year. I’d never been before, but I do love to visit museums of this kind. Whilst for the most part it was largely concerned with traditional instruments, it did have a little corner tucked away for electronic instruments, and that was nice. Not huge by any means, but nice.
Overall it was a fun place to visit, although, unlike some similar museums, I probably wouldn’t go again.