Month: November 2009

  • MilInt

    Following the recent massacre at a US Army base in Texas by a psychologist gone crazy, (emphasis mine) The Pentagon has responded… by deciding to screen all United States defence services for staff who are unstable and potentially violent. Pause for effect. You’re looking for people who are potentially violent… in the Army. (sauce)

  • WPtouch plugin installed

    Bit of administrivia – I’ve installed the WPtouch plugin here, which ensures the site looks fancy and iPhone-app like on your “iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Opera Mini mobile, Palm Pre [or] BlackBerry Storm” device – now while I suspect it’ll be a while before I have any significant audience on that, it certainly does tidy […]

  • The Gathering Storm, Part 4

    Ok, ok, no mucking around with an introduction for real this time. (and in case you’re coming here out of order, here’s part 1, and part 2, and part 3) But before I do that… I have finished reading the book. And it is good. Later parts – indeed, parts that start to get discussed […]

  • The Gathering Storm, Part 3

    There’s nothing more fun than reading an 800-page novel on the way down from level 21 in the lift – when the lift comes to a stop on an interim floor, the look on the face of the person entering gives away so much, primary amongst which has been something akin to “Wait, if he’s […]

  • The Gathering Storm, Part 2

    Well, after Part 1’s overly extended meandering get-nowhere introduction, I really shouldn’t be attempting a second round of introduction. So if I said here that I wanted to go through and try to introduce the Wheel of Time series to those who hadn’t read it, you wouldn’t like that, right? Thought so. So for those […]

  • The Gathering Storm, Part 1

    A Prelude, or What on Earth is The Gathering Storm? When I heard Robert Jordan had died, I gave up on the idea of ever getting a satisfying conclusion to the Wheel of Time series. Here was an author who had stretched and stretched a story over 11 meaty volumes, one which apparently at the […]