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Review of Fighting for Space

Amy Shira Teitel’s Fighting for Space: Two Pilots and their Historical Battle for Female Spaceflight, is a superb read and I give it 4.5 of 5 stars. Nonetheless, this is oddly one of the more difficult reviews that I have

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Review of Fighting for Space

Amy Shira Teitel’s Fighting for Space: Two Pilots and their Historical Battle for Female Spaceflight, is a superb read and I give it 4.5 of 5 stars. Nonetheless, this is oddly one of the more difficult reviews that I have

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Review of The Last Resort

The Last Resort by Susi Holliday My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Last Resort is not unlike an episode of Black Mirror – a show referenced throughout the novel. Susi Holliday has written an entertaining short fiction with a

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Review of The Last Resort

The Last Resort by Susi Holliday My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Last Resort is not unlike an episode of Black Mirror – a show referenced throughout the novel. Susi Holliday has written an entertaining short fiction with a

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Review of Escaping Dreamland

This review is based on a pre-released copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. It is scheduled to be released in September of 2020. Escaping Dreamland by Charlie Lovett My rating: 5 of 5 star Escaping

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Review of Escaping Dreamland

This review is based on a pre-released copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. It is scheduled to be released in September of 2020. Escaping Dreamland by Charlie Lovett My rating: 5 of 5 star Escaping

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Thoughts in Flight

The waves splash and crenellate the shore. They create a boundary zone. Seeking to reach inland, denied by the land. The struggle between tenacious forces creates a spectacle of natural wonder. The tapestry spreads below, beaches, rocks, fields, streams and

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Thoughts in Flight

The waves splash and crenellate the shore. They create a boundary zone. Seeking to reach inland, denied by the land. The struggle between tenacious forces creates a spectacle of natural wonder. The tapestry spreads below, beaches, rocks, fields, streams and

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Rediscovering a Taste for Irish Craft Beer

A hundred years ago small craft breweries dotted the Irish landscape. From village to town, frothy ales and robust stouts and porters offered taste, variety and crafted drinking experience. During the twentieth century, technology and industrialisation led to consolidation and

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Rediscovering a Taste for Irish Craft Beer

A hundred years ago small craft breweries dotted the Irish landscape. From village to town, frothy ales and robust stouts and porters offered taste, variety and crafted drinking experience. During the twentieth century, technology and industrialisation led to consolidation and

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Playing with Hexagons in Northern Ireland

[Cross Posted from QUBDH] So what about those hexagons? They were all the rage during the UK General Election last year – the BBC actually constructed a physical jigsaw in their atrium out of them. At the time I mused on there

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Playing with Hexagons in Northern Ireland

[Cross Posted from QUBDH] So what about those hexagons? They were all the rage during the UK General Election last year – the BBC actually constructed a physical jigsaw in their atrium out of them. At the time I mused on there

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I Like My Leap!

We all know that Shawn loves his mobile phones. It’s constant quest to find the optimal UX to suit my needs, sense of aesthetics and visual challenges. Last week, through the generosity of conference organisers I picked up a BlackBerry Leap

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I Like My Leap!

We all know that Shawn loves his mobile phones. It’s constant quest to find the optimal UX to suit my needs, sense of aesthetics and visual challenges. Last week, through the generosity of conference organisers I picked up a BlackBerry Leap

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Life with a Chromebook

I am always looking for ways of accomplishing day-to-day tasks more efficiently or effectively and the latest foray has been living with a Google ChromeBook. I am now 30 days with a shiny HP Chromebook 11. At £189 via Curry’s

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Life with a Chromebook

I am always looking for ways of accomplishing day-to-day tasks more efficiently or effectively and the latest foray has been living with a Google ChromeBook. I am now 30 days with a shiny HP Chromebook 11. At £189 via Curry’s

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Visualising the Vote Count

Well, it’s another election passed for me in Ireland. Ireland went to the polls last Friday and turnout was a respectable well above 50% of eligible voters stating their preferences. A few tight runs and a few surprises. The process

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Visualising the Vote Count

Well, it’s another election passed for me in Ireland. Ireland went to the polls last Friday and turnout was a respectable well above 50% of eligible voters stating their preferences. A few tight runs and a few surprises. The process

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MOOC +2

I am not quite certain where from my curiosity with the MOOC concept springs, but I seem to find myself spending much time lately considering their strengths and weaknesses. A recent article in Boston’s Globe exploring the serious resources that Harvard is committing to

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MOOC +2

I am not quite certain where from my curiosity with the MOOC concept springs, but I seem to find myself spending much time lately considering their strengths and weaknesses. A recent article in Boston’s Globe exploring the serious resources that Harvard is committing to

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