The Raging 20’s

2020….. well …..we are on day 13 as I write this…and frankly, its already been a bit of a shit show. The Australian bushfire crisis has been a disaster that  has impacted the lives of many of my fellow Australian both directly and indirectly and I hope has been a wake up call to the world. Add that to the impeachment …

I IDIC…Do you IDIC?

My earliest memory of Star Trek was sitting on the cold linoleum floor of a family friends farmhouse, nestled amongst acres and acres of tall lush green sugar cane, in regional central Queensland. This was in the early ’80s and I think I would have been 7 or 8,  We had 2 channels, the national public broadcaster, and the local …

Red Dead 2…Just trying to get along in a changing world.

1890’s America was a time of social and economic upheaval, the rapid expansion of cities, and manufacturing, as well as technological change. Henry Forde having built his first petrol fuel vehicle, in 1892 with the founding of the ford motor company occurring a decade later, the landscape of America would be forever altered. In Rockstar Game’s latest offering, Red Dead …

Cisco Cyber Security

CCNA CyberOps, is it any good ?

  I haven’t been writing much lately, which isn’t a good thing when your trying to build a following, so I thought I’d actually write about one of the things which is taking up a great deal of my spare time at the moment, the Cisco CCNA CyberOps training. Cyber Security is becoming of critical importance  for governments and private …

Destiny 2: It’s the most wonderful time of the year

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year, with Guardians singing and where sparrows go zinging”…..wait…”queue record scratch”… No. It isn’t. It’s the same old grind man where is the Dawning spirit, where is the fun and frivolity… I mean  there isn’t even enough snow on the ground for robots to make snow angels…what the hell is this fictional world …

l.a. noire

L.A. Noire…Gritty Crime and Nice Suits

Rain beat down hard on the window panes of my office…lightning rolled about the clouds off in the distance… I paused a moment to watch, and then returned to pouring myself a couple of fingers of Canadian whiskey… I didn’t have much of a taste for the local rot gut, and my olive supplier had run dry, so a martini …

Enter the dragon….sprite……

I first learnt about Scratch at school, it is a programming language  were you code and make projects using a  graphical  interface. It teaches me the logic of programming, or at least that is what dad says.  What I really enjoy about it, is all the fun things that you can make, and all of the varieties of sprites that you can use. …

EA has pulled Battlefront 2 in-game purchases – for now.

Less than 24 hours into the official launch day and EA has pulled in game purchases. Earlier today I posted my initial impressions of Star Wars Battlefront 2. In it, I made the case that people should: “take a breath, put the controversy aside for the moment, and consider taking a chance on what I think is going to be …

First thoughts: Battlefront 2 is a beautiful game, despite the controversy.

  Star Wars Battlefront 2 is a beautiful game. After my first few hours of gameplay, I think it has a lot going for it. That’s in spite of the controversy around ‘loot boxes’ and progression. Before I share my initial impressions of Battlefront 2, lets address the AT-AT in the room. The loot box controversy This week, Star Wars …