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David Goodwin: Automated twitter compilation up to 01 March 2014

Planet WolvesLUG - Sat, 01/03/2014 - 07:00

Arbitrary tweets made by TheGingerDog (i.e. David Goodwin) up to 01 March 2014

(2014/02/26, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire src)
  • I think I may have eaten too much rhubarb crumble. #feelingSedentary (2014/02/26, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire src)
  • RT @tdobson: You wouldn’t steal a handbag… you wouldn’t write your own SSH Daemon in PHP… You wouldn’t deploy said code? Oh wait, MTGOX… (2014/02/26 src)
  • RT @coates: This is why you ALWAYS use `{` and `}` in conditional blocks in C-syntax languages, friends: https://t.co/lmgveZw7uO Laziness i… (2014/02/22 src)
  • RT @daringfireball: ★ On the Timing of iOS’s SSL Vulnerability and Apple’s ‘Addition’ to the NSA’s PRISM Program: t.co/q66IRec7VF (2014/02/22 src)
  • Hockey: Bromsgrove 3xi 4:3 Kings Heath. Great result. (Cc @BromsgroveHC ) (2014/02/22 src)
  • RT @birminghampost: ‘Offshored’ jobs heading back to region: Rising costs in China and the Far East means a boost for Midlands emp… http:… (2014/02/21 src)
  • Dog poo minefield. t.co/V9JbjDCRBM
  • (2014/02/18, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire src)
  • “All of our operators are currently engaged. …”
    Presumably lots of weddings soon then NatWest ??? (2014/02/18 src)
  • Your call is important to us and will be answered as soon as possible. #lies (2014/02/18 src)
  • Watching my tablet slow to a crawl as it installs weeks of app updates. #almostUnused #firstWorldProblems #nexus10 (2014/02/18 src)
  • RT @adamclarkestes: In Norway they’re spraying reindeer antlers w a reflective coating to protect them from cars t.co/gYe9EgFdii htt…
  • (2014/02/17 src)
  • RT @rythie: Less commonly used UNIX commands: t.co/5wYVfC7NXQ (2014/02/17 src)
  • RT @laurawolfe: Apostrophes. Commas. There/their. Were/we’re. To/too/two. Was/were. Definitely. It’s/Its. Those/them. It’s not that hard re… (2014/02/17 src)
  • Today I’ve filled in a Winding up order to possibly present to Mr LatePayingCustomer #funtimes https://t.co/2MbtdbCn11 (2014/02/17 src)
  • Bromsgrove 3xi hockey vs Wolverhampton – we won 3:0 (2014/02/15 src)
  • RT @phpizer: PHP is Awesome t.co/JPORgoPyyQ (2014/02/14 src)
  • RT @shiflett: Google, I’m sorry to keep complaining, but can you please make using your apps with multiple accounts suck less? Pretty pleas… (2014/02/14 src)
  • RT @mtabini: Never quite gotten the point of flowers. “Here, I killed these for you… now watch them die.” (2014/02/14 src)
  • RT @grifferz: “I wanted to ask you a very important and timely question…”
    t.co/42WABKzGL2 (2014/02/14 src)
  • RT @MelanieHall: Bitter single man scuppered Valentine’s Day by booking every other seat at a cinema to stop couples sitting together http:… (2014/02/14 src)
  • RT @codinghorror: hahaha I thought I had feelings before I had children. I had no idea, NO IDEA what feelings even were. Recalibrated all a… (2014/02/14 src)
  • RT @stevesilberman: Just another rainy day in Newlyn, UK, apparently. [via @traceysuckling] t.co/aTsApsoxLy
  • (2014/02/14 src)
  • RT @ThatMrDan: We have rules. t.co/pfXKgviu8w
  • (2014/02/14, Manchester, Manchester src)
  • RT @beerops: Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Nagios is red
    OH FUCK THE SITE’S DOWN (2014/02/14 src)
  • RT @grifferz: Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Your bitcoins are in escrow
    on The Silk Road 2
    …bugger. (2014/02/14 src)
  • RT @darachennis: Meanwhile on erlang-questions, the lurking, it was good, and profitable… t.co/eCMw1BgbZa (2014/02/14 src)
  • RT @rowangoodwin: Headteacher’s award ! Excellent tricky word spelling! t.co/f1jZ03XUfP
  • (2014/02/14 src)
  • “Is it me, or is it a bit hot in here? Ah – you must be with @OvoEnergy!” #feellovedagain (2014/02/14 src)
  • The school jester #hair t.co/jGmZTVO12I
  • (2014/02/13 src)
  • RT @Pundamentalism: Sent my girlfriend a dozen roses for Valentine’s Day. Hope she’s not upset that I ate the rest of the box. (2014/02/09 src)
  • Free petrol in Bromsgrove ! t.co/WL1WEPnyJY
  • (2014/02/06, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire src)
  • Breaking Flanders #simpsons t.co/dKRJEFkp1J
  • (2014/02/05 src)
  • RT @GeorgeTakei: Cannot. Be. Unseen. t.co/z7ZLKrrbQh
  • (2014/02/03 src)
  • Rebooting an unbacked up server which had/has I/o issues & locked up. If only $customer listened to my warnings. Crossing fsck fingers ATM! (2014/02/03 src)
  • RT @chbid: Simply brilliant. A poem. RT @iancawsey: I don’t normally like graffiti but……. t.co/CgFU0sYNcP
  • (2014/02/01 src)
  • RT @herdyshepherd1: “@suejaned: so what did the ancient Herdwicks live on during winter without an awesome shepherd to feed hay?”They had…
  • (2014/02/01 src)
  • RT @JayTaph: Instant feedback on your #phpunit tests while you’re editing code or tests. In case your editors won’t.. https://t.co/Y08Dg6C… (2014/02/01 src)
  • Bromsgrove men 3xi vs streetly. Lost 2-1 #hockey (Cc @BromsgroveHC ) (2014/02/01, Walsall, Walsall src)
  • RT @DavidMcQueen: Theiyr’reTake that, grammar police.
  • (2014/01/31 src)
  • RT @NewsToad: Happy Chinese New year!! And it’s going to be a filthy one if BBC news subtitles are anything to go by….. t.co/Mie1z
  • (2014/01/31 src)
  • RT @mhelft: Harsh working conditions in Silicon Valley t.co/XlJJL3kPZN
  • (2014/01/31 src)
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    Mick Morgan: the spy in your bathroom

    Planet ALUG - Fri, 28/02/2014 - 21:40

    Back in June 2008 I noted Craig Wright had posted to bugtraq reporting a “remote exploitation of an information disclosure vulnerability in Oral B’s SmartGuide management system”. I found it faintly amusing that a security researcher should have been looking for vulnerabities in a toothbrush.

    I should have known better.

    A report in wednesday’s on-line Guardian points to the release of a new smart tootbrush from Oral B. Apparently that toothbush will link via bluetooth to an app on either an iPhone or Android and report back to your dentist. Apparently Oral B “sees the connected toothbrush, launched as part of Mobile World Congress’s Connected City exhibition, as the next evolution of the smart bathroom.” Wayne Randall, global vice president of Oral Care at Procter and Gamble reportedly said:

    “It provides the highest degree of user interaction to track your oral care habits to help improve your oral health, and we believe it will have significant impact on the future of personal oral care, providing data-based solutions for oral health, and making the relationship between dental professionals and patients a more collaborative one.”

    That’s just great. GCHQ have plenty of other personal data feeds already without giving them access to our bathrooms.

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    Jono Bacon: Bad Voltage Season 1 Episode 10 ‘Midnight Throne Travels’

    Planet WolvesLUG - Thu, 27/02/2014 - 19:22

    Stuart Langridge, Jeremy Garcia, Bryan Lunduke, and myself discuss:

    • Tech conferences — which ones are good, which ones are not, and why?
    • Desktop machines versus laptops, and a review of Stuart’s new gorgeous desktop computer from PC Specialist
    • Whistleblowing. In the light of the Snowden and Manning revelations, is whistleblowing a good idea, what’s available to protect whistleblowers from problems, and do we need to protect against those motivated by malice?
    • Miguel de Icaza, head of Xamarin and past founder of the Gnome and Mono projects, talks about why he was singled out as a “traitor”, what he’s doing now, and how to best work in the open source world
    • The winners in the Bad Voltage Selfie Competition! See this forum post for more details and all the entrants
    • A Bad Voltage community update covering growth on our community forum, the formation of our gaming community, the IRC channel, the Bad Voltage app, Bad Voltage at SCALE12x, and interesting post-show discussions.

    Go and listen to or download the show here.

    Be sure to share your thoughts on the show, the topics in it, ideas for future topics, and just be a part of the awesome and growing community of voltheads at http://community.badvoltage.org/ Also, be sure to join in the Bad Voltage Selfie Competition to win some free O’Reilly books!

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    Steve Kemp: Some direction, some distraction

    Planet HantsLUG - Thu, 27/02/2014 - 14:21

    It seems that several people replied to the effect that they would pay people to take care of applying security updates, or even configuring adhoc things such as wikis, graphite, and MySQL.

    Not enough people to rely upon, but perhaps there is scope for remote stuff being done in exchange for folding-money. (Of course some of those that replied are in foreign countries which makes receiving payment an annoyance, that's a separate problem though.)

    Food for thought.

    In the meantime I've settled into my use of lighttpd, which I've recently migrated to.

    One interesting thing is that you can set your own "Server Name" directive:

    # Set server name/version server.tag = "lighttpd/(steve)"

    This value is used by mod_dirlisting, so for example if you examine a directory which doesn't contain an index.html file you see the server-name. Cute.

    Well cute unless, or until, somebody sets:

    # Set server name/version server.tag = "<script>alert(3)</script>"

    That does indeed show javascript to all your visitors. Not a security problem itself, as you need to be root on the remote site. If you're root in the remote server you could just modify the actual HTML pages being served to include your javascript. That said it's a little icky.

    The following patch avoids the issue:

    --- mod_dirlisting.c.org 2014-02-26 00:14:43.296373275 +0000 +++ mod_dirlisting.c 2014-02-26 00:16:28.332371547 +0000 @@ -618,7 +618,7 @@ } else if (buffer_is_empty(con->conf.server_tag)) { buffer_append_string_len(out, CONST_STR_LEN(PACKAGE_DESC)); } else { - buffer_append_string_buffer(out, con->conf.server_tag); + buffer_append_string_encoded(out, CONST_BUF_LEN(con->conf.server_tag), ENCODING_HTML); } buffer_append_string_len(out, CONST_STR_LEN(
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    Jono Bacon: My Top 5 Dream Ubuntu Apps

    Planet WolvesLUG - Thu, 27/02/2014 - 02:30

    So, today we announced the Ubuntu App Showdown where you can build apps with the Ubuntu SDK and win some awesome prizes such as the Nexus 7 (2013) tablet and the Meizu MX3.

    This got me thinking, which apps would a love to see on Ubuntu as part of the competition? Well, this is them, and hopefully they will be food for thought for some developers:

    • Email Client – this would be an email client that looks and functions like Discourse. With it you could connect to an IMAP/Gmail account, see mail as threads, reply to mails, create and send new emails etc. Bonus points for supporting multiple accounts.
    • Social Media Client – I haven’t found a Twitter and other social media client that works well for me. This one would show my timeline of tweets, have mentions on a different tab/screen, and support searches too. It would use the Online Accounts platform service to connect.
    • Google+ Client – I would love to see a G+ client that integrates neatly into Ubuntu. It would need to browse my timeline, show notifications, let me reply to posts and add +1s, and browse communities.
    • Ubuntu LoCo Teams App – an app where I can view the content from loco.ubuntu.com such as browsing teams, seeing current and up-coming events, browse the blog, and include the content in the Ubuntu Advocacy Kit. The power in this app would be looking like a beautiful app that any LoCo member can use to find cool events and do interesting things.
    • Riff Recorder – an audio recording app where I can adjust the volume of the mic (for when I am in a room with lots of noise such as a rehearsal) and then record the audio at that level and have the ability to share it somewhere.

    If anyone manages to build these apps, you will make me a very happy man.

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    Jono Bacon: Join the Ubuntu App Showdown and Win Prizes!

    Planet WolvesLUG - Thu, 27/02/2014 - 01:59

    Today we launched our next Ubuntu App Showdown.

    The idea is simple: you have six weeks to build an application with the Ubuntu SDK that converges across both phone and tablet (which is simple). We have the following categories, each of which has a prize:

    • QML – a native app written in QML (wins a Nexus 7 (2013) tablet).
    • HTML5 – a native app written in HTML5 (wins a Nexus 7 (2013) tablet).
    • Ported – an app that has been ported from another platform to Ubuntu and used the Ubuntu SDK (wins a Nexus 7 (2013) tablet).

    We are also delighted to include an additional category with two prizes sponsored by Meizu:

    • Chinese – an app that is written in either QML or HTML5 that would be of most interest to Chinese users, such as connecting to Chinese sites and services (2 x Meizu MX3s as prizes).

    If you would like to get involved in the showdown, you can find out all the details here or for our Chinese friends here.

    HTML5 Refinements

    In preperation for the showdown we have also landed a number of significant improvements to HTML5 in the Ubuntu SDK. This includes:

    • Our HTML5 technology has been fully revamped and now all works from a single container.
    • A new single default template for creating your HTML5 app.
    • Full access to device sensors via cordova.
    • Full access to platform APIs via Javascript.
    • API documentation.
    • A brand new HTML5 section on developer.ubuntu.com complete with new guides, tutorials, API docs, and more.

    Remember, we award extra point for blogging about and sharing on social media about your app and how it is developing, so be sure to share your work! Good luck!

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    Jono Bacon: Ten Years of LugRadio, Zero Years of Bad Voltage

    Planet WolvesLUG - Thu, 27/02/2014 - 01:23

    Ten years ago today we started LugRadio. For those of you who don’t know what LugRadio was, it was a podcast that some friends and I did that took a loose, fun, and eclectic look at Open Source and Linux. It developed a bit of a cult following to the point where 40+ people still hang out in the #lugradio channel today.

    A am proud of what we achieved with LugRadio. Over 100 shows, 7 full-time presenters and countless guest presenters, 200+ hours of audio, 100+ guests, 2million+ downloads, multiple awards, 1000+ forums members, 40000+ forums posts, 6 live events in two countries, 5000+ emails to the show and an incredible community of people who surrounded the show, discussed it, got involved in some way, and otherwise gave us all immense enthusiasm to keep doing it.

    I remember the day I started discussing the idea with Stuart Langridge, stood in my kitchen in Wolverhampton after a Linux User Group meeting, and I don’t think either of us would have ever dreamed of how far it went.

    If you want to get a good idea of the show, check out the excellent documentary about LugRadio called Don’t Listen Alone by Tony Whitmore.

    Although LugRadio is now wedged in the historical record, the good news is that there is a new kid on the block in the form of Bad Voltage.

    Much is the same as with LugRadio (four presenters, show every two weeks, a focus on informative but entertaining content) but we don’t just limit the show to Linux and Open Source and we also cover technology, politics, gaming, and more. Check it out here.

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    Aq: There WILL be only one Ubuntu

    Planet WolvesLUG - Wed, 26/02/2014 - 19:23

    Michael Hall declares that there is no “Touch”, only “Ubuntu”. And he’s absolutely correct. Sadly for the rest of us, though, he’s writing that post from the future. There will be One Ubuntu, but we’re not quite there yet.

    Mike says that the difference is Unity 8. Actually, for the purposes of most people writing apps, I think that Unity 8 and Unity 7 don’t really enter into it. Unity works roughly the same way and presents roughly the same APIs. The biggest discrepancy right now between “Ubuntu Desktop” and “Ubuntu Touch” is that there’s a bunch of stuff available on the desktop which is not yet part of the platform API, which means that that stuff is not available on my Ubuntu phone yet and so I can’t use it.

    Let’s take a little example. Right now, push notifications are still being worked on for Ubuntu (which is fine; it’s a difficult project and needs care), and in their absence I don’t have a way to have something on my phone which tells me when I get an email. I hate that. I really don’t like not having email notifications: they were the first thing I turned on on my new machine. So I thought: how can I do that on my phone? I’m prepared to sacrifice a bit of battery life for this, if need be.

    Voice of the audience: just use cron! that’s what it’s for!

    Sadly, I can’t use cron on an Ubuntu phone. If I ssh into my phone (which I’m happy to do) and then do crontab -e, it doesn’t work, because the main filesystem is read-only and so crontab can’t save a cron file. Nor can I use upstart, because upstart doesn’t include time-based scheduling, sadly.1 I could, I suppose, run a daemon which schedules for me (and that’s what I’m looking at doing) but that’s not very excellent a solution.

    Voice of the audience: you can make the filesystem read-write!

    Yes. You can. I do not want to. If I do that I don’t get to have system updates any more. More importantly, though, if I do that, I’m not an app developer. I’m a platform developer. I don’t want to be a platform developer. I want to make apps. If I’ve done some platform-developer things — marked the filesystem read-write, written things to it, installed other packages, tweakd the config — then I lose one of the most important things about mobile development, which is knowing that your device is the same as everyone else’s. I’ll no longer be sure whether “it works on my device” means “it’ll work on someone else’s”, because now it might work on my device because I’ve poked the platform. I’m not running Ubuntu, then; I’m running Stubuntu. It’s the same reason I won’t install third-party non-Ubuntu stuff with sudo — Ubuntu owns the root filesystem. If you’re a third-party package or package manager, you go in my home folder. If you insist on not going in my home folder, or you make it really difficult to do so2 then you just don’t get installed at all.

    Look, I know this stuff is being worked on, and it’s fantastic. Ubuntu will be even better than it is at the moment, which is saying something. But at the moment there’s just no way to do a bunch of stuff on “Ubuntu Touch” which is possible on “Ubuntu Desktop”, until the ability to do that stuff appears in the platform API. That gap closes every day, and it’ll be brilliant when it’s finally gone, but until then there still is a difference between “Ubuntu Touch” and “Ubuntu Desktop”. Because when I ask the question “how do I get notified of new mails on Ubuntu?”3, the answer for my desktop is “install this app”, and the answer for my phone is “we can’t do that yet but we’ll be able to soon”. I’m fine with that being the answer: this is not a complaint that it’s not done yet, and I’d like to stress that point. This stuff is being worked on, and I know it’ll be great when done, but the fact remains that it’s not done yet. Until that day, there’s a distinction between “Ubuntu for my phone” and “Ubuntu for my desktop”, and it’s not just about phone-specific stuff like hardware access or app confinement. That distinction is currently present. Roll on the day when it’s not.

    1. and presumably will not, now that the focus has generally switched to systemd. That does have cron-ish abilities, but the phone isn’t using it yet
    2. rubygems, you are the weakest link, goodbye
    3. or “how do I get notified of new G+ posts” or “store key data from my app in a secure way” or “programmatically list what’s pinned to the launcher” or “update my desktop background whenever a particular file changes” or anything which requires some sort of background processing
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    Dick Turpin: Eager

    Planet WolvesLUG - Wed, 26/02/2014 - 10:38
    Colleague: "I understand you're moving, can we quote you for moving and setting up your equipment?"
    Prospect: "It's not even built yet!"
    Colleague: "Oh..........."

    #facepalm
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    Steve Kemp: What do you pay for, and what would you pay for?

    Planet HantsLUG - Tue, 25/02/2014 - 15:30

    There are times when I consider launching my own company again, most often when it is late at night and the inpetitude of so many other companies gets me too worked up. Then I sit back and think about details and write it off.

    I've worked for myself in the past a couple of times, and each time it was both more fun and more difficult than expected. Getting a couple of clients is usually easy, getting a ten more is common, but getting "many" is hard and getting "lots" is something I've never done - lots of users for free sites though, along with the associated support burdon!

    So the though dies away once I sit down and work out the net profit I'd need to live. My expenses are low, so let us pretend I can easily live on £1000 a month. So the "company" has to make more than that, to cover costs, but perhaps not much.

    Pretend you were offering DNS hosting you'd probably be able to implement that easily on, say 10, virtual machines, net of £150 a month. Imagine clients pay £5 for an unlimited number of domains that means you need to have 1000+150/5 = 230 clients. Not impossible, but also not easy.

    Pretend instead you're offering backup space, and the numbers get bigger because disk is expensive. Again getting some users would be easy, but getting lots would be hard because your competition is dropbox, skydrive, etc, etc.

    Once you start thinking of "ideas" they come easily, but the hard part is being realistic about what people would pay for. As always the idea is the easy part, the execution is the hardest part. Realistically if I were to be desperate to work for myself at short notic I'd do the obvious thing - I'd buy a pair of ladders, a bucket, and clean windows. Low overheads, reasonable demand, and I'd be both "fit" and "outdoors".

    When it comes to paying for online services off the top of my head I personally pay for maybe two things, both of them niche (although profitable for their providers I'm sure), and I know many people who live on the internet but pay for nothing.

    For example I'm a VIP member of an online modeling community, which in theory allows me a higher chance of persuading interesting people to pose for me.

    In practice the turnover on those sites is immense. Lots of cute boys and girls hear constantly "You're so pretty, you should be a model", which is true in perhaps 1% of cases, and the net result is you have a few hard working people who do good things day in day out, and many flighty teenagers who'll pose for two-three people, and then never do it again because they realise it is neither glamourous nor easy money.

    Two things I've semi-serously considered recently where hosted "status pages", and hosted "domain parking", but both have many competitors and both I can see a) some people would pay for but b) not very many.

    I suspect there is no universal "I'd pay for this" online service hwich is both competition free and genuinely trivial to setup, but I'd be curious to see what people are missing, and even more curious to see what people do pay for.

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    Debian Bits: Call for participants in the Google Summer of Code for Debian

    Planet HantsLUG - Tue, 25/02/2014 - 11:15

    The Google Summer of Code is a program that allows post-secondary students aged 18 and older to earn a stipend writing code for Free and Open Source Software projects during the summer.

    Debian has just been accepted as a mentoring organization for this year's program! We're looking for students and mentors to make this GSoC in Debian the best ever!

    Eligible students, now is the time to take a look at our project ideas list, engage with the mentors for the projects you find interesting, and start working on your application! For more information, please read the FAQ and the Program Timeline on Google's website.

    Mentors for prospective projects can still submit proposals on the project ideas list. You also need to send an email to the mailing list linked below to present your project in a few words. Feel also free to propose yourself as a co-mentor for one of the listed projects, more help is always welcome!

    If you are interested, we encourage you to come and chat with us on irc (#debian-soc on irc.oftc.net), or to send an email to the SoC coordination mailing-list (subscribe). Most of the Debian-specific GSoC information can be found on our wiki pages, but don't be afraid to ask us directly on irc or via email.

    We're looking forward to work with an amazing team of students and mentors again this summer!

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    Jono Bacon: Ubuntu Development Update Presentation

    Planet WolvesLUG - Tue, 25/02/2014 - 06:59

    This last weekend I was in LA at SCALE12x and gave a presentation providing a detailed update of much of the work going on as we build a convergent Ubuntu. As I have mentioned before, there is lots of other foundational pieces being built as part of this work (app insulation, SDK, click packages, developer.ubuntu.com, platform services etc), and this presentation covered where we stand today in this work.

    Obviously a lot more of you couldn’t be at SCALE than couldn’t, so I have recorded the presentation to share online. You can see it below or click here to watch it. Enjoy!

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    Tony Whitmore: I think we’re going to need torches

    Planet HantsLUG - Mon, 24/02/2014 - 23:19

    I spent nearly 7 hours in the same cinema seat this weekend. The BBC and the BFI were celebrating the return of several missing episodes of Doctor Who to the archives by holding a marathon screening at the Prince Charles cinema in Leicester Square. All twelve episodes of “The Enemy of the World” and “The Web of Fear” were shown back-to-back, with only two short comfort breaks. That’s a lot of Doctor Who, even for me.

    The panel after the screening was expertly moderated by Toby Hadoke. Deborah Watling and Frazer Hines were joined by Ralph Watson, who played Captain Knight in “The Web of Fear,” the role that was originally going to be played by Nicholas Courtney before he was promoted to play the Brigadier. Ralph was certainly talkative and brought some fresh stories and recollections, particular about his working relationship with Douglas Camfield. Michael Troughton was also on stage to reminisce about his father’s dual roles in “The Enemy of the World” and his visit to the London Underground set with the yetis.

    I think the BBC and the BFI were using this event to see if there is sufficient interest in screenings now that the anniversary year celebrations are over. I hope they are convinced, although I would happily settle for a single six episode story rather than two! It was great to geek out with James from the Doctor Who Podcast again.

    The Prince Charles cinema, which is slightly smaller than NFT1 at the BFI Southbank, is a great choice of venue for this sort of cult screening. However, the availability of cinema snacks, combined with the duration of the screening, meant there was a lot more rustling going on than at the BFI. But I can live with that if I get to see more Doctor Who on the big screen.

     

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    Dick Turpin: Switch it off.

    Planet WolvesLUG - Mon, 24/02/2014 - 16:22
    Customer: "Our servers broken!"
    Engineer: "When you say broken what do you mean?"
    Customer: "We switched the plug on and pushed the button like we normally do and it has a black screen with text on it."
    Engineer: "You switched the plug on?"
    Customer: "Yeah, of a night time when we've finished we switch the plug off."
    Engineer: "After you've shutdown?"
    Customer: "No, it asks us questions when we do that so we just switch the plug off."

    Speechless.
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