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a hint about my brain

Well it's now a real live blog (well might be ;) )

Friday, December 23, 2005

Bermuda at Christmas

Well so far the weather has been warm (about 17-20 degress C) but overcast and rainy. I think I'll ask for a refund.

Have had 5 interviews and think I should be getting some sort of offer out of 4 of them (although I have an technical interview with one of them which I could mess up). All 4 looks like they are interesting places to work. Basically all of them were supporting/consultanting for external customers. And I need to get my MCSE for all of them.

Have also passed my Bermuda driving test, which was a fun few days of sitting in the Bermuda vechicle licensing place. (The Transport Control Dept. TCD)

Saw Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe. My feeling about the film may be slightly biased by the group of people talking and then indeed snoring behind me. Generally thought it was ok The fantastic characters fit within the film very well, possible because the children playing the humans were a bit silted. But I seem to remember the characters in the book being as silted.So it may not have been the actors faults. Although the girl playing Lucy (the youngest) seemed to be more convincing than the rest.

Oh and apparently my wife is the most wonderful person in the world (or so I've just been told :) )

Also have found a comic shop in Bermuda so that's ok we can move here ;) Ness was so happy when I told her that.

Apparently I'm needed to help wrap presents.


Have finally finished Vellum by Hal Duncan. It's good, I think when I read the second half (Ink published hopefully sometime next year) it'll become very good.

Ok so what's it about?

Urm well it's about the forces of order fighting the forces of chaos. But I don't think it is, it may be about identity and self. It may be about how things stays the same and history repeats itself, or even how history repeats it's self at the same time.

It may be about alienation and being an outcast, it could also be about being a god.

It's really not an easy book to read, and I'm hopeful that some of my, more intellient friends than me (that'll be most of them ;) ), will read it and in discussing it with them I'll get more out of it. If Ink is a while away I think I'll read it again just before reading Ink and I'll get more of an understanding.

I'm aware that I'm not doing a great job of selling it to anyone and the tone of the book does change in the second half of it so it's less Sumerian angel stuff. But it's really good. I'm just not 100% sure why.

Needless to say I didn't try reading it while listening to the Field of the Nephilim to try out my theory about the cosmic rift (it's near the end)