The Mundane

Everything dies

What a day! My father just passed away this morning with all the full bells and whistles – emergency ambulance, resuscitation attempts for 45 minutes and all that and my mum and I were there all the time. Not that we weren’t expecting it after his liver cancer diagnosis, but how fast things went downhill […]

The 4th of Frank

One of the few luxuries I’m affording myself from time to time is trying to keep my DVD and Blu-Ray collections complete on my very limited budgets, and of course the fourth season of House of Cards was high on my list. It’s only been released here about a week ago after becoming available on […]

Merged away Sapphire

The world of plug-in vendors is a strange one and in constant flux, not always for the better. There’s an unhealthy tendency towards market concentration and monopolization, which isn’t always a good thing for customers. You know, that thing with prices being higher than they possibly have to be due to lack of competition and lack of […]

Cinema Ray

How strange a place the 3D software industry has become once again becomes apparent when you read this bit of news about Maxon partnering up with nVidia over iRay. The funny thing of course is, that this feels a bit like someone picking up the pieces at a bargain price now that Autodesk have decided to […]


There used to be a time when I had my eyes firmly on those tradeshow dates, but these days I’m glad when I can keep my medical appointments straight. Yepp, it’s IBC again and as per the usual routine, it’s one of those events that most companies in the media industry use to make some […]

Not so A-Maz(e)-ing

One of the more questionable “pleasures” of again having access to more TV channels is that I slowly get to catch up on movies on my backlog. Sometimes that’s a good thing, but more often than not I come to the realization that I really didn’t miss out on much. I don’t need to write a […]

Inter arma, enim silent leges

“Under war, the law falls silent.” That’s one of the more intricate politically themed episodes on Star Trek – Deep Space Nine (and incidentally happens to play in huge parts on the Voyager; talk about cross-references in different series). A good part of it has Adm. William Ross in it in a somewhat shady mode […]