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Introduction to Shell scripting + a little bit of Batch

Introduction to Shell scripting + a little bit of Batch

I have finished another chapter for my upcoming Computer Science book. It is an introductory primer to Shell scripting and a little bit of Windows Batch programming. Compared to the other chapters I have released (algorithms and introduction to programming) this one is still rough. I am not quite pleased with it, but I thought I would release it to solicit some opinions. Meanwhile the chapter on Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) is nearly finished. With that one part of the book is...

Elementary Season 4. Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller.

Elementary Season 4 Preview and analysis of the full trailer!

Elementary Season 4 Elementary will return for its fourth season on November 4th. In anticipation CBS has released the final full trailer. You can watch it below. Elementary Season 4 continuous the story of detecting duo Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Joan Watson (Lucy Liu). Their deducting skills are enhanced by NYPD officers detective Bell and Captain Gregson. At this stage there has been no word on the return of either Kitty Winter or Sherlock’s brother Mycroft. Trailer… Morland Holmes When Sherlock beat...

The X-Files S10Ep6 My Struggle II Preview

The X-Files – New promo and poster show Scully and Mulder teaming up

The X-Files – I Still Want To Believe! On January 24th The X-files will be back with a new 6-episode season after 15 years. I believe (no pun intended) that most fans will have firmly pinned the date on their calendar. Yet it seems that even with all the promotions and articles it is hard to get really excited. We have all been burned before by remakes, reboots and re-visits. For me this new the X-files miniseries has always been...

Nicholas about to commit suicide. The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead S6Ep3 Thank You review!

The Walking Dead returns with more blood-letting! The Walking Dead has been back for it sixth season for two weeks already, time for a review. Rick’s group have stayed in the Alexandria Safe Zone, but friction between his group and its inhabitants are running high. Rick may mean well, but viewers are left wondering if his group is cursed. Everywhere they go the apparent safety is soon disturbed. This weeks episode, ‘Thank You’, runs parallel with that of last week, now...

Rebel Galaxy title poster

Rebel Galaxy Review – the game that bests Elite Dangerous

Rebel Galaxy, an indie game that may just beat Elite Rebel Galaxy is a game available for download on Steam and produced by Double Damage Games. It is available for PC and MAC OS X, there is also a PS4 version in the works. The game is a space-faring action shooter similar to Freelancer and Elite but one that concentrates on ships that are larger. Gameplay is set on a two-dimensional plane but with all the graphics cheats it has a gorgeous 3D...

The Man in the High Castle episode 2 'Sunrise' Review

The Man in the High Castle episode 2 ‘Sunrise’ Review

The Man in the High Castle Earlier this year Amazon released several pilot episodes of TV-series it was producing. These episode for their prospective shows were used to gauge their potential. The pilot episode of The Man In The High Castle, an alternate history drama, came out on top. It received rave reviews from both critics and viewers and so Amazon Studios ordered a full season. The show is based on the 1962 novel of Philip K. Dick that deals with...

Introduction to Algorithms with Perl

Introduction to Algorithms with Perl

Yet another chapter of my introductory CS book After I posted Sunday’s sample chapter on programming I thought I would post another that is nearly finished. Chapter 5 deals with common computer algorithms such as bubble sort, quicksort and the principle of recursion. The chapter is entitled ‘Introduction to Algorithms with Perl’. As you may guess, it is written in Perl, instead of Sunday’s chapter which was in Python. My strategy is to make readers acquaint with as many important programming languages as possible. Perl...

Kylo Ren torturing (played by Adam Driver). The Force Awakens trailer released

Disney releases The Force Awakens trailer, still no Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker!

The Force Awakens trailer released Disney has finally released the full length trailer for The Force Awakens, the upcoming Star Wars movie that is so hot it needs to be touched with special asbestos gloves with little jawa’s printed on it. The buzz surrounding J.J. Abrams movie is reaching epic heights, not seen since the release of Episode 1 (one elephant out of the room). That said, actually very little about the story is known. The official trailer released this evening,...

Python programming

Python programming – an introduction to coding

Python programming The text below is a sample chapter of a book on the Linux command line, programming and hacking that I am writing. It is tentatively scheduled for release in January 2016. If you find any typo’s or blatant errors please feel free to email me and I will make corrections. Please note this chapter is intended for those new to programming, so I may generalize or omit details for clarity and brevity. There is also a PDF version with syntax highlighting – Python programming...

Syfy cancels Defiance

Syfy cancels Defiance – After 3 seasons fans will have to switch to Dark Matter, Killjoys and The Expanse

Syfy cancels Defiance In a surprise twist Syfy has cancelled Rockne O’Bannon’s futuristic series. Defiance has only completed its third season this summer, but the steadily dropping ratings were cause for Syfy to cancel it entirely. Defiance first aired in 2013 and was an experiment at a transmedia franchise. At the time of the TV-series launch a Massive Multiplayer Online game set in the same universe was released by Trion Worlds. The MMO game continuous and last year became free-to-play using micro transactions for...

Star Citizen cockpit view

Star Citizen Preview – Chris Roberts strikes back at doubters at the 2015 CitizenCon

Star Citizen is back! Last weekend the founder of Cloud Imperium Games, Chris Roberts, held the annual CitizenCon in Manchester. For some years he has been busy developing Star Citizen, an ambitious MMO-space simulator that harkens back to his early years (Wing Commander and Freelancer). After some delays, the release date has shifted to early 2017 for the MMO part and 2016 for the single player campaign. Chris Roberts came under attack from rival game-designer Derek Smart for being the reason the game...

Agent May in golf Skirt. Ming-Na Wen in Agents of SHIELD S3Ep2 Purpose in the Machine Review

Agents of SHIELD S3Ep2 Purpose in the Machine Review

An article on Blastr.com went into detail about how the new season of Agents of SHIELD will transform the series for the better. Certainly after two episodes I agree it has managed an incredible turn around. So much so that I remain skeptical if Marvel is doing the right thing releasing even more shows on Netflix. The teaser trailer for Jessica Jones released today certainly did not convince many people. But we are here for the second episode of AoS’s third...

Marvel logo for Agents of SHIELD S3Ep1 Laws of Nature Review

Agents of SHIELD S3Ep1 Laws of Nature Review

It has been just over 3 months since the second season of Agents of SHIELD ended. The creative staff behind the show, Joss Whedon included, have yet again tinkered with the format in the hopes of improving ratings. Considering the second was an improvement over the first we can only hope the third season will be even better. Agents of SHIELD S3Ep1 Laws of Nature Review In terms of the story the third season continues about 3 months after the finale....

Meagan Good as Detective Vega. Minority Report S1Ep2 Mr. Nice Guy Review

Minority Report S1Ep2 Mr. Nice Guy Review

Fox attempts to sink another show! A few weeks ago I reviewed the pilot episode of Minority Report after it leaked. While I noted some concerns with the quality of the episode I also believed it had promise. Episode 2 does not change my opinion. There are still issues, the future world still feels unconvincing and the acting feels a bit wonky. If Fox wants this show to succeed it will need to try harder as the quality is not on par...