If you’re ever in the Monaghan vicinity one location you should visit is the national forest park of Rossmore which is situated approximately one kilometer to the south west of Monaghan town.
I’m currently seriously addicted to The Expanse which is working it’s way though season two of the show (airing on Wednesdays). I really can’t recommend it enough, it’s without a doubt one of the best series available right now.
The first season is available for watching on Netflix, with the second also available stateside. Unfortunately though it’s not yet available across on these shores; but I’m sure the more industrious can overcome that particular hurdle.
For those of you who recognise the name that’s because it is based on a series of book written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. Not read the books myself (going to order them after this season ends), but I’ve heard good things and with such a good adaptation I’m expecting great things from the source.
Back in 1984 if you where around to play Elite, your adventure started out on Lave station which orbited the planet Lave. Which as we all know “is most famous for its vast rain forests and the Lavian tree grub.”
Fast forward to 2017 and I’m once again in the Lave vicinity reminiscing about the old days of knocking about the Lave, Leesti and Riedquat systems. So with that in mind I kicked off the old Beeb emulator and got a side by side comparison view of the station.
The lush beauty of Lave as seen from space.
There’s a great bundle currently running on the Humble Bundle site at the moment with a number of really great games (and the Stanley Parable to keep thing balanced *snigger* )
For $30 dollars there are some great games there, but as you can see from the screenshot above. Some of them are starting to run out of keys. So get your skates on if you want to take part.
And that it’s helping some great charities is just the icing on the cake.
I’m a big Elite fan and if you’ve ever used either the external camera or are fortunate enough to own a VR headset you will have noticed there is a visible door behind you on a number of ships.
So naturally you get to wondering what’s behind said door, so I decided to take a look.
You’d be surprised at the amount of room you need to work back the distance of a Asp cockpit. I’ll not be trying this in an Anaconda anytime soon.
Happened upon this video a while back which catalogues the final death throws of Commodore.
As someone who’s been party to a number of failed startups in my time, I certainly can empathise some of the reactions in the video. Also we’re all old enough to remember those haircuts and glasses.