“We are Forerunners. Guardians of all that exists. The roots of the Galaxy have grown deep under our careful tending. Where there is life, the wisdom of our countless generations has saturated the soil. Our strength is a luminous sun, towards which all intelligence blossoms… And the impervious shelter, beneath which it has prospered.”

The sequel we wanted and needed

The sequel we wanted and needed

As I said to subscribers of my Telegram channel yesterday in my (more or less) daily update, I went to see Top Gun Maverick yesterday. And I’m not going to mess about: it’s EPIC. Whatever voodoo hoodoo that they do over there when they made the movie, it...
Didact’s Book List 2021

Didact’s Book List 2021

Convergence (Galaxy’s Edge Book 13) by Jason Anspach & Nick Cole (3.8/5)How to Deal With Narcissists: Why they Became Evil, How They Think, And Strategies and Techniques to Take Control by Michael Trust (3.5/5)The Pentagon Wars: Reformers Challenge the...
Didact’s Album List 2021

Didact’s Album List 2021

IRON MAIDEN – Senjutsu (5.0/5)HELLOWEEN – Helloween (4.3/5)SHADOWKILLER – Until the War is Won (3.8/5)BLAZON STONE – Damnation (4.0/5)ANCIENT EMPIRE – Other World (3.9/5)ANCIENT EMPIRE – Wings of the...
The Didact’s Best Books of 2021

The Didact’s Best Books of 2021

My usual breakneck reading pace actually fell off a cliff this year, for a number of reasons. I was extremely busy with courses and work all the way from January through to October, and that really dented my ability to read and process information through books, much...
The Didact’s Best Albums of 2021

The Didact’s Best Albums of 2021

Unlike my rather paltry reading record this year, I managed to listen to quite a lot of great music. This is thanks in large measure to YouTube channels like NWOTHM Full Albums, which allows you to (re)discover some truly great stuff from obscure but highly talented...
Browse like it’s 1996

Browse like it’s 1996

Our good buddy The Male Brain sent over a rather interesting article from the tech world a couple of weeks ago, about a company that seeks to bring back old-school Netscape Navigator-style all-in-one internet suites: What goes around comes around. In fact, the 1990s...
Didact’s Book List 2021

Didact’s Book List 2020

Mere Christianity by Clive Staples Lewis (3.8/5)MAUS by Art Spiegelmann (4.0/5)Gideon Ira in Castle Bloodghast: Deus Vult Wastelanders Book 4 by Adam Smith (3.5/5)Days of Burning, Days of Wrath (Carrera Series Book 8) by Tom Kratman (4.4/5)The...
The Didact’s Best Albums of 2020

The Didact’s Best Albums of 2020

Despite the massive interruptions caused by the Kung Flu, 2020 was a pretty good year for metal. I listened to a number of truly great albums this year, starting with a follow-up to my favourite album of 2017 which managed the rare feat of exceeding its predecessor....
The Didact’s Best Books of 2021

The Didact’s Best Books of 2020

Once again, it’s time to go over the best fiction and non-fiction books that I read this year. Sadly, my ability to read as much as I would have liked declined significantly throughout the year, for various reasons. So I managed only about 34 books, which is...
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