On What Others Would Do

Ah, Mr. Stephen Fry. 🙂 He wrote, in his most recent column for The Guardian, “Some Christians have What Would Jesus Do? as a motto; I have What Would Douglas Think?” Douglas being, naturally, Douglas Adams. What an amazing motto. “What Would Douglas Think?” Doubtless it would be something snappy, something witty, something that bringsContinue reading “On What Others Would Do”

On March’s Greatest Hits

I haven’t done a search phrase round-up in a while. Let’s take a look at the top 20 of March. 🙂 20. “Jason Gronberg.” A friend of mine. He passed away in November. One of my favorite memories of Jason. 19. “Napoleon.” One of my favorite sparring partners in Age of Empires III. Except forContinue reading “On March’s Greatest Hits”

On the Browsing Experience

Say it ain’t so, Joe! Mr. Stephen Fry is a Firefox user. A Firefox user! :sick: Fry writes, “I have many friends who can, so to speak, drive around the web, but who have never thought much about the software vehicle taking them through the traffic.” And he goes on: “IE is pants, pure andContinue reading “On the Browsing Experience”

On Recent Search Phrases

Stat time once more! Here’s a random factoid. In the past two weeks, which is what the server report I pulled this morning covers, twice as many people accessed The World According to Allyn with Windows 3.1 machines as by Amiga machines. I’m just amazed there are people out there, doing the Internet-thing, with WindowsContinue reading “On Recent Search Phrases”

On Search Phrases

I’d occasionally do this about once a month–pull a search log report off the server and see why people are dropping by. Honestly, it was a good way just to make a post; I didn’t have to think to have content, because you good readers gave me the content and a platform to rant, orContinue reading “On Search Phrases”

More on Stephen Fry and Doctor Who

Nearly a year ago it was announced that Stephen Fry would be writing an episode of Doctor Who. A few months later an announcement was made that Fry’s script was being postponed from the second season to the third season. Reportedly the script was effects-heavy. Now, the script has fallen through altogether. According to FryContinue reading “More on Stephen Fry and Doctor Who”

On Doctor Who's Second Season

The BBC made a number of announcements about Doctor Who‘s new season. Lis Sladen will be reprising her role as Sarah Jane Smith. Sarah travelled with the third and fourth Doctors in the mid-1970s. Stephen Fry will be writing an episode. Anthony Stewart Head will make an appearance. And somewhere a Cyberman is saying “Excellent.”Continue reading “On Doctor Who's Second Season”

On Stephen Fry and Doctor Who

Stephen Fry is in talks to write an episode of Doctor Who. Intriguing news, this is. I’ve enjoyed Fry’s novels. He’s clearly a science fiction fan to judge by Making History, and he’s certainly a fan of Doctor Who in particular. He gave a fantastic performance in the Doctor Who audio, Death Comes to Time,Continue reading “On Stephen Fry and Doctor Who”

A Most Disturbing Dream

A few days ago I picked up Kenneth Branagh’s version of Much Ado About Nothing on DVD at Target for under ten dollars. I haven’t watched it–been too busy to do so–so I’ve added it to my “to be watched” pile. Before I went to bed, I took the Klingon Language Institute‘s translation of theContinue reading “A Most Disturbing Dream”