Media & Entertainment

Anything related to the various media, like radio & TV, and other entertainment.

Lee Pace / Kevin Durand

When watching The Strain I was wondering… ‘The actor who plays Vasiliy Fet, isn’t that… what’s-his-name from Halt and Catch Fire?’ Turns out it wasn’t. Vasiliy Fet is portrayed by Kevin Durand, whereas Joe MacMillan is portrayed by Lee Pace. There is some similarity though. Must be a bushy-eyebrow thing… 😉

Eben Upton / Jason Statham

When I saw this article about the Raspberry Pi 2 in Business Insider I immediately thought: Isn’t that Jason Statham? Turns out that it’s actually Eben Upton, the head of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. They’re most likely not related, but there’s a definite similarity between the two. 😎

Het Nederlants Schoutoneel

The newest (but also oldest!) addition to my ever-expanding bookshelf: ‘Het Nederlants Schoutoneel’ (The Dutch Warscene), by Hendrick Jacobsz. Soeteboom. This work chronicles the Franco-Dutch War (1672-1678), which was a war fought by France, Sweden, the Prince-Bishopric of Münster, the Archbishopric of Cologne and England against the Dutch Republic, which was later joined by the …

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the Mighty Micro

A little while ago I came across this gem from the past: A book titled ‘The mighty micro: the impact of the computer revolution’, by Christopher Evans. In the US it was published as ‘the Micro Millennium’. This book contains predictions about the (then) upcoming microcomputer revolution, which includes predictions for the future up to …

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