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Video: Coffee From Around the World

I did not realise how many different ways there is to prepare coffee. I can only imagine how diverse the flavours must be. Mexico - natural sugar, cinnamon and orange peel. Boiled in quite a large pot. Sweden - coffee with cheese. The heat … [Read more]

Review Avengers Endgame

TL:DR - I found it uninspired and predictable. In places the actors seemed bored, the fight scenes overlong and reptitive and I couldn't engage with the move. Visually, it was great with many excellent CGI scenes but, the storyline just felt tired … [Read more]

1927 – Compulsory Hero (1989)

1927 was the band, Compulsory Hero is the song title. It was released in 1989. https://youtu.be/z8-TP9nz54Y A song about the war veterans from Anzac campaign. Effectively a veterans remembrance anthem that should get more coverage. Very … [Read more]

Video: The Petard Pinch

https://youtu.be/4fzfLm43dEs The Petard Pinch exhibition at Bletchley Park tells the incredible story of the capture of crucial Enigma codebooks which enabled Codebreakers to break back into the German naval Enigma network, saving countless … [Read more]

A Tribute to Blade Runner 2049

I find myself rewatching Blade Runner 2049 and I keep finding new layers in the story. This tribute was touching and fitting. https://youtu.be/Z970lTvYCDk … [Read more]

Pangrams and Glyphs

Its common, I think, use “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” to show common glyphs when selecting the right font for your project. Today I learned that “sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow” is a much more fun one. … [Read more]

Swedish Death Metal Greta Thunberg

https://youtu.be/CLxpgRqxtEA … [Read more]

Video: Sundays

From the same production company that did Lost Boy as concept work heading towards a feature film. 12 minutes of intense storytelling. https://vimeo.com/122325664 … [Read more]

Creme Brulèe Soufflé Pancake

Suspending everything to fly to Taiwan or Hong Kong immediately. https://youtu.be/PAai-iBjTeM?t=173 … [Read more]

So, Gutenberg Didn’t Actually Invent the Printing Press | Literary Hub

The article outlines how Gutenberg copied the ideas of movable type  printing from Asia. I think he was successful because he made the bible widely available and ultimately led to mass production and scale. There was widespread opposition to … [Read more]