Category: Movies & TV

Movie previews on VHS

As I’ve gotten older, those movie previews that are always added to the beginning of most movies on VHS tape turned out to be not as bad as they once were. When I was a young collector of movies on VHS, I used to detest having to fast-forward…

The nostalgia for VHS

Tonight, my wife and I watched one of our movies from our collection, which we haven't watched in a long time.  The movie was "Angels In The Outfield" and it was a real pleasure to watch it again, after all this time.  Best of all, we watched it on…

A Letter to Question Time

I often watch Question Time, a town-hall style political program aired on the BBC. I think its a great idea, but in recent times it seems to be having some problems which I feel impact its effectiveness.…

Summer Viewing List - Films

It's films, so not really a "reading list" like my other posts. I did watch some films over the summer, none of which are recent cinema releases.…

Streaming Apps

There are lots of streaming apps for TV shows and films nowadays, and more and more are coming. I think that's good - it offers more choice to subscribers and ideally would make the market better. It does have its downsides though: In this post I'll…

[A] Some problems with Virgin Media

This post originally appeared on an old blog on 1st August 2013. It's part of a series of posts which I'm "recovering" from the archives.…

История хактивизма: подборка документальных фильмов

Подборка документальных фильмов, изменивших мой взгляд на проблемы развития интернета. Зарождение и развитие хактивизма, арест лидеров Anonymous и их влияние на протестное движение по всему миру, уголовное преследование Аарона Шварца и тайны,…

Tips for your new Virgin Media Hub 3

Items you should receive along with your new SH3. Here are some helpful tips for getting the most out of your new Virgin Media "Super" Hub 3, based on my experiences dealing with it and my findings from a lot of searching through internet…