Reviews

New Doctor, new direction
New Doctor, new direction

 ⚬ Reviews  ⚬  5 min read

After watching the finale of Doctor Who Season 11, I contemplate how theme and social issues have replaced story-arcs as the show's driving narrative force and what that means for the franchise.

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Generating Medieval City Maps
Generating Medieval City Maps

 ⚬ Reviews  ⚬  5 min read

I finally answer a reader's question and follow up my popular review of three open-source overland map generators with a review of a great little Medieval City Map Generator for the web.

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Beorg app review
Beorg app review

 ⚬ Reviews  ⚬  12 min read

I rant about task management, review an interesting but flawed IOS app beorg, and ask myself if Emacs and Org-mode is too deep a rabbit warren to fall into.

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Three months with Ulysses

 ⚬ Reviews  ⚬  5 min read

I reflect on three months of using Ulysses, pony up for the annual subscription, and ponder if I’ll ever use it for writing fiction.

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OmniOutliner review
OmniOutliner review

 ⚬ Reviews  ⚬  14 min read

I review OmniOutliner for macOS, and ask the question 'can it add the outlining features I need to Ulysses or is it better to stick with Scrivener?'

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Film Review: Ocean’s Eight
Film Review: Ocean’s Eight

 ⚬ Reviews  ⚬  3 min read

After a long overdue date night at the cinema with my wife, I review Ocean’s 8.

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Book Review: Fallen Idols
Book Review: Fallen Idols

 ⚬ Reviews  ⚬  3 min read

I review Fallen Idols by Australian comic book author, Steven Edwards…and read my first comic in more than 20 years

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Three Random Map Generators
Three Random Map Generators

 ⚬ Reviews  ⚬  10 min read

I review three open-source, random map generators aimed at fantasy authors, world-builders and table-top gamers.

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Box office bombs I liked

 ⚬ Reviews  ⚬  6 min read

I air some dirty laundry and reveal some of my favourite box-office bombs in my first film review

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Write! app review
Write! app review

 ⚬ Reviews  ⚬  13 min read

I review a promising, minimalistic writing app for Windows, macOS and Linux.

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