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The Night Owl

Coder by day, gamer and film fan by night. Websites are one of many things I do. A big fan of classic/retro gaming especially of Atari systems. I can also cook. ;)

Lockout – Snow is the new Snake

John Carpenter’s Escape from New York set a template for action movies for years. It had impossibly high stakes, unexpected environments and with its main character Snake Plissken, an anti-hero bigger than the movie itself. Though the sequel Escape from LA went a little too far down crazy […]

Diving into the Entity Framework

As part of my current project work, I’ve had an opportunity to look into developing a data access layer using the Entity Framework. My previous experience with similar technologies was converting XSDs to classes for clean serialising of data to XML so I was curious to see how […]

Judgment coming

Spent a good couple of days now with Gears of War Judgment and I am impressed. There is a lot of thought in what has evolved from past titles and so far it seems each change has been for the better. Will write more soon but have to […]

Fitbit resurrection

A couple of days ago I accidentally left my Fitbit attached to a shirt that went into the wash. It was only there for a couple of minutes but it was enough to soak the device, which rapidly began to fail. Taking advice from my father in law […]