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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Movie of the week – Rush

A biography of Formula 1 champion driver Niki Lauda and the 1976 crash that almost claimed his life. Mere weeks after the accident, he got behind the wheel to challenge his rival, James Hunt.

Rush

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Movie of the week – Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips

 
 

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Movie of the week – Le Passe

After four years apart, Ahmad returns to his wife Marie in Paris in order to progress their divorce. During his brief stay, he cannot help noticing the strained relationship between Marie and her daughter Lucie. As he attempts to improve matters between mother and daughter Ahmad unwittingly lifts the lid on a long buried secret…

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A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke

Sometimes the timing of a particular book is simply perfect. When Nietzsche Wept and Βίος και Πολιτεία του Αλέξη Ζορμπά were such books in my life. Now i have added A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke to this list. A book that i can’t recommend highly enough to football and non-football fans alike. It’s about so much more than sport.

“If you could just have my head for half an hour, you’d know why I go mad”

Robert Enke

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Posted by on February 10, 2014 in Books, Football

 

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Movie of the ………. – Gravity

Oh man, how i wish i had watched you in 3D

Gravity

 
 

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Movie of the week – All Is Lost

All Is Lost

 
 

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Tech bits

Q2 Internet Radio

My goddaughter’s birthday (6 years old) is coming up next week and she wanted a device so that she could listen to music. Ideally, that something would have been an Ipod touch but it’s far too expensive for a 6 year old. So i got her this Q2 speaker from amazon to listen to internet radio music in her room.

It’s brilliant and because it’s a 2 year old device it’s very reasonably priced now. What Hi-Fi rated it with 5* at GBP90. Easy to setup (simply drag and drop stations) and smart in how you can change the channels and volume levels simply by moving it around.

“No displays, knobs, buttons, switches or dials, simply flip the Q2 Radio to change channels and tilt to adjust the volume.”

I set it up yesterday so that it’s ready to use. If it wasn’t pink i would have kept it for myself. 🙂

Spotify

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Last Sunday i got a text from a friend who lives in London.

“Try Spotify. I think it works in CY.”

I had tried both Spotify and Pandora before but neither provided the service in Cyprus unless you messed around with the network/ip etc. But Spotify is now available (Pandora is not) and it’s fantastic. While i enjoyed Jango for what it was this is on a different level in terms of content and options. With the premium service you can also download albums and listen to them offline.

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2014 in Music, Technology

 

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