Sunday, August 21, 2016

Edi's Weekend Wave issue #1634

1 comments
Dear Readers,

I'm sorry for the delay but I had serious problems with blogger. I tried to copy some stuff with the result that my whole post was filled up with useless html code. I tried to fix but it was too time consuming and I got bugged out.
Therefore I thought it would be a good idea to postpone preparation to Sunday morning.

Things changed slightly. I found some more time for reading. But there is some light at the end of the tunnel. In two weeks time my wife and I go on holiday.

Without further ado let's have a look at a few thing which I found worth to share with you.


ENJOY READING ...


Edi's Guidepost

The Lighthouse
News and information straight from the horse's mouth by Lighthouse keeper ediFanoB


  1. Reading progress 
Books
The latest report from our shelf shop net correspondent Bona
  1. New books on my shelf/reader or when one book leads to another 
Blogosphere
Messages from the depths of the blogosphere by spheronaut Bona Fide
  1. The art of stabbing
  2. A special map
  3. Victorian inventions
  4. Unusual form of protest
  5. Bead and breakfast in former times

Movies
Remote control junkie Fide and his zapping highlights
  1. No Man's Sky - Why it is lovable
  2. Nuka World

Quotes
The member of the house of quotes and a quote himself the Keeper of the minutes ( we call him Kotm) fished for you
  1. German proverbs, sayings and idioms Quote related to some and any

The Lighthouse
I'm so happy that I found time to finish a book and it has been an excellent one.


I finished

- Spiderlight ( digital 2nd August 2016) [Kindle Edition ASIN: B01ARRSVM4] by Adrian Tchaikovsky.
I wrote on GOODREADS:
"Excellent!!

This is so much more than just and old fashioned fantasy story where a party fight against a Dark Lord.

It is a signal against xenophobia. It shows what it means to be human, It shows the danger when religion and personal aims are mixed together. It is also a book about egoism and forgiveness.

My absolutely favourite character is Nth, a being torn between two worlds."

My reader shows different paging. therefore I change to percentage as it is possible to see on GOODREADS.

- 8 % done in Cowboys and Indians (digital, 31st August 2015) [Kindle Edition ASIN: B00Z9ZE1WE] by Ed James.
This is sevenths and latest book in the DC Scott Cullen Crime Series.
No progress

- 27 % done in Love Story, With Murderers (digital, June 2013) [Kindle ASIN: B00CM9CJWY] by Harry Bingham
I have high expectations after the first book.
No progress



- 43% done in The Jade Owl(digital, 23rd October 2008) [Kindle ASIN: B001J54AWO] by Edward C. Patterson which is the first book in The Jade Owl Legacy.
No progress. I was not in the right mood for the book.



Enjoy your weekend ....


Books

Dear readers, I'm the one to tell you about books - only books? What about novellas and other stuff? My name is Bona. I scour shelves, shops and the net for books. If you call me a book whore I would not gainsay you. But be aware I have my own, sometimes elusive taste.
New books on my shelf/reader or when one book leads to another

I don't know if you know the feeling that you need to reward yourself with a book or two after an exhausting and stressful day.
It happens to me. Of course I always keep in mind to take care on my budget.
At least one of the three digital copies I bought as a reward.

Normally the cover of a book is not the main reason for the decision to buy a book or not. But I must admit that the cover of the following book played a certain role because it reminded me immediately of Fallout 4. Combined with the intriguing description and the good ratings over at GOODREADS I decide to get a copy of Bullet in the Blue Sky ( digital, 4th August  [Kindle Edition ASIN: B01HN8IEWC] by Bill Larkin.
"In the chaotic aftermath of a massive earthquake that leveled much of the Los Angeles region, a LAPD deputy chief sends an elite team of detectives on a rescue mission. They are ordered to set aside all law enforcement duties, to ignore the destruction and to focus on one task: Find LAPD Detective Gavin Shaw, who disappeared just before the earthquake.

Kevin “Schmitty” Schmidt of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department joins five others on the rescue team. With rioting, looting, attacks and homicides rampant in the streets, the six cops have to defend themselves while chasing down leads on the whereabouts of Shaw. The mission takes them through the dizzying war zone and the more they encounter, the more they wonder why they are searching for one man in these extreme circumstances. Why is this man so important to the deputy chief, and why now?

Schmitty discovers that others with high connections are also after Shaw. The questions pile even higher when they learn of a shadowy history between Shaw and the deputy chief. A history with deadly consequences for the team as they uncover a threat that elevates the mission to a race against time." [Source]

In March 2016 I read and enjoyed Dockyard Dog (digital, 1st February 2016) [Kindle edition ASIN: B00NPIUILA] by Lyle Garford. Recenly I found out that the second book in the Evan Ross series has been published. There was no question that I wanted to know how the series continues and I bought a digital copy of The Sugar Revolution (digital, 28th June 2016) [Kindle edition ASIN: B01HPJRLF0] by Lyle Garford.
"In 1787 when a family of rich, young French nobles are inspired by the Marquis de Lafayette to serve the cause of liberty they travel to the island of St. Lucia to promote freedom from slavery throughout the Caribbean.

The head of the family, Anton de Bellecourt, is willing to try diplomacy, but he believes it will take more than talk to achieve success. In secret he is soon distributing weapons to runaway slaves on both British and French islands, using fear of a slave revolution to force plantation owners to change.

With plantations burning and owners murdered in their beds, Commander Evan Ross and Lieutenant James Wilton are tasked with finding out who is behind the violence and ending it. But French and American spies are prowling Caribbean waters and more is at stake than Commander Ross knows. With the beautiful former slave Alice the two officers are soon in the midst of a tangled web of conflict and desperate action, as cannons blaze amid bloody struggles for freedom.

The Sugar Revolution is the second novel in the Evan Ross series. The third novel, The Sugar Sacrifice, is coming soon." [Source]

Victorian Era, mystery, series. Whenever I read these words in combination I get interested in. Therefore it has been inevitable that I stumble upon the first book in the The Blake and Avery Mystery series sooner or later.
The Strangler Vine (digital, 30th January 2016) [Kindle edition ASIN: B00FHLBYGQ] by M.J. Carter.
"Set in the untamed wilds of nineteenth-century colonial India, a dazzling historical thriller introducing an unforgettable investigative pair.

India, 1937: William Avery is a young soldier with few prospects except rotting away in campaigns in India; Jeremiah Blake is a secret political agent gone native, a genius at languages and disguises, disenchanted with the whole ethos of British rule, but who cannot resist the challenge of an unresolved mystery. What starts as a wild goose chase for this unlikely pair—trying to track down a missing writer who lifts the lid on Calcutta society—becomes very much more sinister as Blake and Avery get sucked into the mysterious Thuggee cult and its even more ominous suppression.

There are shades of Heart of Darkness, sly references to Conan Doyle, that bring brilliantly to life the India of the 1830s with its urban squalor, glamorous princely courts and bazaars, and the ambiguous presence of the British overlords—the officers of the East India Company—who have their own predatory ambitions beyond London's oversight." [Source]
If you read the description carefully you will detect the mistake.
India, 1937:   is wrong. It must be India, 1837:

The series continues with
The Printer's Coffin (digital, 2nd June 2016) [Kindle edition ASIN: B018V74QSK] [Description]
and
The Devil's Feast (digital, 27th October 2016) [Kindle edition ASIN: B01HHJAU3S] [Description]



No more today, see you next week ......


Blogosphere

Hey, I'm Bona Fide. I just came back from my last foray through the blogosphere. What can you expect from me? I tell you: Everything from Art to Fart as long as there is any faint connection to books. And here is some honey from the beehive blogosphere...


The art of stabbing
Doesn't sound macabre? There has been a time when stabbing was a part of many pictures. Read the details over at BoingBoing



A special map
There are things which do not need any further explanation as they are self-explanatory like the following post over at BoingBoing



Victorian inventions
The Victorian Era has been a most inventive period of time. From useful to bizarre you can find everything. Visit  vintage everyday and enjoy




Unusual form of protest
Petitions, demonstrations, flash mobs are only a few forms of protest. In our modern world with so many information spread through all the available forms of communications make it difficult to arouse interest for a serious  matter. I must say I was impressed when I visited WebUrbanist
and saw the following post because it makes the waste of money so visible and shows a useful alternative at the same time:



Bead and breakfast in former times
Bead and breakfast has a long tradition in English history and there is an enlightening post about this topic over at English Historical Fiction Authors




That's it for today. Come back next week for more ......


Movies

Hey, it's me Fide. I'm a remote control professional. I'm that fast that I can watch two movies at the same time.

No Man's Sky - Why it is lovable
Last week I talked about No Man's Sky which is still a great game for us despite the fact that we found some things which need to be improved.
Last week I found a post which describes a lot better than I can in my humble English why the game is lovable for specific people.
Head over to IO9 and read
  

Nuka World
I must admit that I did not play Fallout 4 for a longer period of time. Nevertheless I look forward to the next and as far as I can see final DLC Nuka World. Beside the final trailer Bethesda created a map in the style of a flyer which you get at every theme park. And you can download it inPDF format for free. THIS IS THE DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINK. Right click on the link and select Save Target As ...
It looks promising.
And this is the promising trailer.




That's it for today. Come back next week for more ......


Quotes
I 'm the Keeper of the minutes. But I don't mind when you call me Kotm. No, no. I don't explain to you how to pronounce.

Today I want share something to think about ....

"When everyone is somebody, then no one's anybody."

W.S. Gilbert, English dramatist and librettist, 1836 -1911




Sunday, August 14, 2016

Edi's Weekend Wave issue #1633

2 comments
Dear Readers,

to express my state of mind in a more poetically way I would say "I feel like a leaf in the wind". Life changes within minutes - more or less. Every plan is blown away forced by unexpected events or requests. This leads to an overwhelming desire to separate from the rest of the world which is not possible except while I sleep. That means I try to escape whenever I can. Normally I would use books for that. It worked well in the past. But unfortunately the effect is not as strong as it was in the past.

Thanks to my wife I found the one thing which works: No Man's Sky

Nevertheless the game was not the reason for the delay in my post. On Saturday I had to do some unexpected tasks.


ENJOY READING ...


Edi's Guidepost

The Lighthouse
News and information straight from the horse's mouth by Lighthouse keeper ediFanoB


  1. Reading progress 
Books
The latest report from our shelf shop net correspondent Bona
  1. New books on my shelf/reader or when one book leads to another 
Blogosphere
Messages from the depths of the blogosphere by spheronaut Bona Fide
  1. Tabletop Terrain
  2. A ghost ship graveyard
  3. Fantasy maps
  4. Milky way reflections

Movies
Remote control junkie Fide and his zapping highlights
  1. No Man's Sky

Quotes
The member of the house of quotes and a quote himself the Keeper of the minutes ( we call him Kotm) fished for you
  1. German proverbs, sayings and idioms Quote related to household

The Lighthouse
Again I found no time to finish a book.


I finished no book


My reader shows different paging. therefore I change to percentage as it is possible to see on GOODREADS.

- 8 % done in Cowboys and Indians (digital, 31st August 2015) [Kindle Edition ASIN:>B00Z9ZE1WE] by Ed James.
This is sevenths and latest book in the DC Scott Cullen Crime Series.
No progress

- 27 % done in Love Story, With Murderers (digital, June 2013) [Kindle ASIN: B00CM9CJWY] by Harry Bingham
I have high expectations after the first book.
No progress

- 70 % done in Spiderlight ( digital 2nd August 2016) [Kindle Edition ASIN: B01ARRSVM4] by Adrian Tchaikovsky.

If you think a fantasy story with a party fighting against the dark powers is a hackneyed subject then Spiderlight is the proof against it. 
Human beings are far too complicated. I like Nth a lot.


- 43% done in The Jade Owl(digital, 23rd October 2008) [Kindle ASIN: B001J54AWO] by Edward C. Patterson which is the first book in The Jade Owl Legacy.
No progress. I was not in the right mood for the book.



Enjoy your weekend ....


Books

Dear readers, I'm the one to tell you about books - only books? What about novellas and other stuff? My name is Bona. I scour shelves, shops and the net for books. If you call me a book whore I would not gainsay you. But be aware I have my own, sometimes elusive taste.
New books on my shelf/reader or when one book leads to another

Two more digital copies of books found a new home on my reader. The first is a book I wanted to read for ages and the second one is the start of a new series.

The Alienist ( first published in 1994, this digital edition 20016) [Kindle Edition ASIN: B000JMKV9Y] by Caleb Carr.

"The year is 1896, the place, New York City. On a cold March night New York Times reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned to the East River by his friend and former Harvard classmate Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a psychologist, or "alienist." On the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge, they view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy, a prostitute from one of Manhattan's infamous brothels.

The newly appointed police commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt, in a highly unorthodox move, enlists the two men in the murder investigation, counting on the reserved Kreizler's intellect and Moore's knowledge of New York's vast criminal underworld. They are joined by Sara Howard, a brave and determined woman who works as a secretary in the police department. Laboring in secret (for alienists, and the emerging discipline of psychology, are viewed by the public with skepticism at best), the unlikely team embarks on what is a revolutionary effort in criminology-- amassing a psychological profile of the man they're looking for based on the details of his crimes. Their dangerous quest takes them into the tortured past and twisted mind of a murderer who has killed before--and will kill again before the hunt is over.

Fast-paced and gripping, infused with a historian's exactitude, The Alienist conjures up the Gilded Age and its untarnished underside: verminous tenements and opulent mansions, corrupt cops and flamboyant gangsters, shining opera houses and seamy gin mills. Here is a New York during an age when questioning society's belief that all killers are born, not made, could have unexpected and mortal consequences." [Source]
I can't remember when I first discovered this book. Now I found a good offer and bought a copy immediately. I want to read it soon .... whenever that will be.



The second book is the start of a new fantasy series and the description convinced me to give it a try.
Duskfall ( digital 21st June 2016) [Kindle Edition ASIN: B01F2YVQ92] by Christopher Husberg which is the first book in The Chaos Queen Quintet.
"Stuck with arrows and close to death, a man is pulled from the icy waters of the Gulf of Nahl. Winter, a seemingly quiet young fisherman’s daughter, harbours a secret addiction that threatens to destroy her. A young priestess, Cinzia, must face a long journey home to protect her church from rebellion. A rebellion sparked by her sister.

Three characters on different paths will be brought together by fate on one thrilling and perilous adventure." [Source]






No more today, see you next week ......


Blogosphere

Hey, I'm Bona Fide. I just came back from my last foray through the blogosphere. What can you expect from me? I tell you: Everything from Art to Fart as long as there is any faint connection to books. And here is some honey from the beehive blogosphere...

Tabletop Terrain
I like the amazing work of enthusiastic tabletop terrain designers and creators.
Over at Kotaku you can see an extraordinary example:


A ghost ship graveyard
Could you imagine that there is a ghost ship graveyard under San Francisco?
I admit I couldn't. Read the details over at Big Think.



Fantasy maps
A lot of fantasy readers like maps. Some of them would like to create their own maps. Unbelievable but true there is fantasy map generator available - for free!
Read the details over at BoingBoing




Milky way reflections
There are places on Earth where you can take awesome pictures of the milky way. Just head over to  WebUrbanist



That's it for today. Come back next week for more ......


Movies

Hey, it's me Fide. I'm a remote control professional. I'm that fast that I can watch two movies at the same time.

Today I want to share with you some thought about my favourite pastime.

 "A science-fiction game set in an infinite procedurally generated galaxy"

This is the official PS4 Launch Trailer

Big thank you goes to my wife because she ordered a copy of the game several month ago when I was not really sure if this could be a game for me.


Unfortunately the game has been overhyped - catchword multiplayer game.
Anyway I can tell you that I'm totally happy that it is not a multiplayer game.

If you look for multiplayer game then don't play it

In the meantime tons of videos and first reviews are available. I will neither review the game nor comment on reviews.


I just want to tell you what I like and for whom it could be as enjoyable as it is for me and my wife.

First and foremost you need childlike curiosity. You love to explore and to gather things. Non-linear games are your cup of tea. You can spend at least two hours at a stretch.

Are there repetitive actions? Yes of course as in any other game.
They do not bother me because they are as necessary as water and oxygen for human beings.

I like to discover all the secrets of a planet, the flora and fauna, to improve my space suit, my space ship.
The music supports the atmosphere of every planet. The planets and moons are great as is the flora and fauna.
It takes a few second after starting the game until I'm immersed.
My wife and I play in turns. We have the pleasure to see more planets as a single player and we talk a lot about the game.

It is definitely not a game for everyone but we love it ....





That's it for today. Come back next week for more ......


Quotes
I 'm the Keeper of the minutes. But I don't mind when you call me Kotm. No, no. I don't explain to you how to pronounce.

I like the following quote BUT you will earn more respect you When do it ....

"Household tasks are easier and quicker when they are done by somebody else."

Jim Thorpe, American Olympic athlete and gold medalist, 1887 -1953




Saturday, August 06, 2016

Edi's Weekend Wave issue #1632

2 comments
Dear Readers,

it is a bit frightening and frustrating to see how fast the week passed and what I achieved regarding reading and blogging. when it comes to reading and blogging. Instead of complaining I try to enjoy every single page I read. It is a time where my reading depends more or less on my mood. Therefore I dropped my reading plan because it would be a waste of time and energy to read books I'm not in the mood for.

Today is Saturday and it means I'm back to my regularly posting day.



ENJOY READING ....


Edi's Guidepost

The Lighthouse
News and information straight from the horse's mouth by Lighthouse keeper ediFanoB

  1. Reading progress 
Books
The latest report from our shelf shop net correspondent Bona
  1. New books on my shelf/reader or when one book leads to another 
Blogosphere
Messages from the depths of the blogosphere by spheronaut Bona Fide
  1. Anti-drowning devices
  2. Apartheid - physical remnants
  3. Digitally manipulated landscapes
  4. Entertainment in the 19th century
  5. A bank collapse is nothing new

Movies
Remote control junkie Fide and his zapping highlights
  1. A Teaser

Quotes
The member of the house of quotes and a quote himself the Keeper of the minutes ( we call him Kotm) fished for you
  1. German proverbs, sayings and idioms Quote related to apathy

The Lighthouse
No time to finish a book. In my indecisiveness I put my nose into following three books.

At least I found time to finish one book.

I finished no book



My reader shows different paging. therefore I change to percentage as it is possible to see on GOODREADS.

- 8 % done in Cowboys and Indians (digital, 31st August 2015) [Kindle Edition ASIN:>B00Z9ZE1WE] by Ed James.
This is sevenths and latest book in the DC Scott Cullen Crime Series.

- 27 % done in Love Story, With Murderers (digital, June 2013) [Kindle ASIN: B00CM9CJWY] by Harry Bingham
I have high expectations after the first book.


- 35 % done in Spiderlight ( digital 2nd August 2016) [Kindle Edition ASIN: B01ARRSVM4] by Adrian Tchaikovsky.

If you think a fantasy story with a party fighting against the dark powers is a hackneyed subject then Spiderlight is the proof against it. 



- 43% done in The Jade Owl(digital, 23rd October 2008) [Kindle ASIN: B001J54AWO] by Edward C. Patterson which is the first book in The Jade Owl Legacy.
No progress. I was not in the right mood for the book.



Enjoy your weekend ....


Books

Dear readers, I'm the one to tell you about books - only books? What about novellas and other stuff? My name is Bona. I scour shelves, shops and the net for books. If you call me a book whore I would not gainsay you. But be aware I have my own, sometimes elusive taste.
New books on my shelf/reader or when one book leads to another

Last week I told you about the Fiona Griffiths crime series by Harry Bingham. I like to crime crime fiction. It is something which fits to my mood.
But that does not mean I do not like historical fiction, epic fantasy, space opera, Victorian era mysteries, and steampunk any longer. I think the following four books which found a new home on my reader is a proof for that. I even started to read one of these books.

I can't deny that I'm a series junkie and that is the reason why I bought a copy of  The Play's the Thing ( digital 5th April 2016) [Kindle Edition ASIN: B01DWDA830] by Ann Swinfen.most of the books I show you today belong to series. It is the seventh book in The Chronicles of Christoval Alvarez series.
So far I read  The Secret World of Christoval Alvarez which is the first book  and enjoyed it a lot.
"When Kit Alvarez returns from Muscovy, it is to discover that her post as physician at St Thomas’s hospital has been given to another. Trying to eke out the small income she earns from some of Dr Nuñez’s private patients, she undertakes paid work as a copyist with James Burbage’s company.

But the players’ companies find themselves under threat. Two of Burbage’s men are murdered. One of Henslowe’s men is attacked. And two important new plays go missing, one by Will Shakespeare and one by Christopher Marlowe. Are the thefts merely the work of a jealous unlicensed company? Or is there a conspiracy afoot to use the plays in some more dangerous game?" [Source
I appreciate that the book description is spoiler free but shows that previous events have an impact. Therefore it makes sense to read the books in order.


Spiderlight ( digital 2nd August 2016) [Kindle Edition ASIN: B01ARRSVM4] is the brand new fantasy novel by Adrian Tchaikovsky.
"The Church of Armes of the Light has battled the forces of Darkness for as long as anyone can remember. The great prophecy has foretold that a band of misfits, led by a high priestess will defeat the Dark Lord Darvezian, armed with their wits, the blessing of the Light and an artifact stolen from the merciless Spider Queen.

Their journey will be long, hard and fraught with danger. Allies will become enemies; enemies will become allies. And the Dark Lord will be waiting, always waiting…" [Source]

I admit I'm no friend of spiders but there seems to be an exception with this book. Sounds like an old fashioned story but it is really good as I mentioned before.

In 2014 I read Lawless And The Devil of Euston Square (pb 2013; first published in 2006 with title The Worms of Euston Square ) [ISBN-13: 978-1909223257] by William Sutton. Due to closing of an Imprint it took some time until the publishing of the next book.
I'm happy that the series continues now with Lawless And The Flowers of Sin (digital 12th July 2016) [[Kindle Edition ASIN: B01FTAFWD0] by William Sutton.
"A Foundation for Fallen Women. An automaton chess-master. An impossible theft. As reluctant inspector of vice, Lawless undertakes a reckoning of London's nighthouses. Lawless is fascinated by Felix, the forlorn maestro driven by mysterious sufferings to establish this charitable foundation. Every secret he uncovers points to many more covered up. When reputations are at threat, those running the show can be merciless in defending them..." [Source]

As I could read on the author's site the third Campbell Lawless Victorian Mystery book with the title Lawless And The House of Electricity is planned to be published in 2017.





The last and final book for today is the first book in The Indranan War trilogy.
Behind the Throne (digital 2nd August 2016) [[Kindle Edition ASIN: B01D90138A] by K.B. Wagers.
"Meet Hail: Captain. Gunrunner. Fugitive.

Quick, sarcastic, and lethal, Hailimi Bristol doesn't suffer fools gladly. She has made a name for herself in the galaxy for everything except what she was born to do: rule the Indranan Empire. That is, until two Trackers drag her back to her home planet to take her rightful place as the only remaining heir.

But trading her ship for a palace has more dangers than Hail could have anticipated. Caught in a web of plots and assassination attempts, Hail can't do the one thing she did twenty years ago: run away. She'll have to figure out who murdered her sisters if she wants to survive.

A gun smuggler inherits the throne in this Star Wars-style science fiction adventure from debut author K. B. Wagers. Full of action-packed space opera exploits and courtly conspiracy - not to mention an all-out galactic war - Behind the Throne will please fans of James S. A Corey, Becky Chambers and Lois McMaster Bujold, or anyone who wonders what would happen if a rogue like Han Solo were handed the keys to an empire . . ." [Source]

The good thing is that the story will continue soon. The expected publishing date for After the Crown is 13th of December 2016 [Source].



No more today, see you next week ......


Blogosphere

Hey, I'm Bona Fide. I just came back from my last foray through the blogosphere. What can you expect from me? I tell you: Everything from Art to Fart as long as there is any faint connection to books. And here is some honey from the beehive blogosphere...

Anti-drowning devices
I don't know how it is in your country but in Germany less and less children learn to swim. Also a lot of adults can't swim. It seems nowadays it is more important to know how to use a smart phone. But the news report about a growing number of drowned people.
There is an informative post about anti-drowning devices developed in the 19th century shown and explained over at Atlas Obscura




Apartheid - physical remnants
The apartheid in South Africa ended years ago. Nevertheless there are still physical signs of the apartheid which you can see from above.
There is an interesting post covering the topic over at WebUrbanist



Digitally manipulated landscapes
There is another mesmerizing post showing digitally manipulated landscapes available over at WebUrbanist



Entertainment in the 19th century
I think it is no secret that especially in Victorian England crime was an important entertainment. Enjoy the post by historical fiction author Anna Mazzola over at The History Girls



A bank collapse is nothing new
In the past years we learned a lot of bank collapse. But this is nothing new under the sun as you can read in the very detailed post by author Ann Swinfen over at The History Girls



That's it for today. Come back next week for more ......


Movies

Hey, it's me Fide. I'm a remote control professional. I'm that fast that I can watch two movies at the same time.

Today I want to share a teaser with you which is not related to a movie or a game. Do you like to have a look into the past from time to time?
Then I have good news for you. Do know British Pathé ?

About British Pathé
"British Pathé is considered to be the finest newsreel archive in the world and is a treasure trove of 85,000 films unrivalled in their historical and cultural significance.
Spanning the years from 1896 to 1976, the collection includes footage from around the globe of major events, famous faces, fashion trends, travel, science and culture.
Over the last 40 years, this material has been used extensively by broadcasters, production companies, corporations, publishers, teachers and museums, among many others.
An in-depth history of British Pathé can be found here.
The entire archive is available to view online for free via the British Pathé website and YouTube channel."
 British Pathé is a real cornucopia.

Every month they show videos related to a specific theme on their YouTube channel.
This is the theme and the teaser for August 2016:

For me it is a highly welcomed and appreciated view back in time.



That's it for today. Come back next week for more ......


Quotes
I 'm the Keeper of the minutes. But I don't mind when you call me Kotm. No, no. I don't explain to you how to pronounce.

When I look around then I see a lot of people facing the danger of apathy due to the ever present pressure at work and more ....

"The greatest danger to our future is apathy."

Jane Goodall, British primatologist, 1934 -
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