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November 2022 Trailers 01 December 2022

Some trailers I've seen recently, and my thoughts on them. (Links are to youtube. Opinions are thoroughly personal. Calibration: I want a trailer to tell me what's different about this film; the marketers want it to tell me why it's like all the others…)

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Games in Reading, 17 November 2022 30 November 2022

Boardgames at a friend's place again.

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Deep Pockets, Linda Barnes 29 November 2022

2004 mystery, tenth in the Carlotta Carlyle series (neo-noir private investigation). A very paranoid Harvard professor is being blackmailed; he hires Carlotta to sort it out.

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Home audio with mpd and snapcast 28 November 2022

I have a multi-channel home audio setup that works quite remarkably well.

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The Weekly Challenge 192: Equal Flips For All 27 November 2022

I’ve been doing the Weekly Challenges. The latest involved a binary negation and list division. (Note that this is open until 27 November 2022.)

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The Hurt Locker 26 November 2022

2008 war, dir. Kathryn Bigelow, Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie: IMDb / allmovie. War is a drug.

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In the Stormy Red Sky, David Drake 25 November 2022

2009 military SF, seventh of this ongoing series. An irked senator, a shaky ally, and a major defeat for the RCN…

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Board Games at the Bear, 13 November 2022 24 November 2022

Back in the Usual Pub with ten of us playing various games.

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Ships and Stings and Wedding Rings, Jodi Taylor 23 November 2022

2015 science fiction novelette in the Chronicles of St Mary's series (time travel). When an historian leaves a gun behind in ancient Egypt, Max decides to retrieve it herself rather than calling in the Time Police.

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Games in Reading, 10 November 2022 22 November 2022

I went over to a friend's place for boardgames.

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