Giving thanks

It's Thanksgiving in the US tomorrow, something we don't celebrate in Europe. If I'm honest, I'm fine with that. The last thing we need this time of year is another holiday that can be commercialised and stuffed down our throat by greedy retailers. That said, there's nothing to say I can't give thanks, even if ...

Star Trek: Discovery goes out on a bang!

Wow. I'm not sure how to describe how I felt once last night's episode of Star Trek: Discovery was over. I mean, I knew it represented a mid-season pause in the schedule, with no new episodes until January. So that meant a little disappointment. Note: some spoilers below! In fact, many spoilers below.  Disappointment at the scheduling ...

One week in with the iPhone X

I finally got my hands on the new iPhone X last Sunday and I have to admit, it's rarely left my hands since then. This - finally - is the iPhone I've wished Apple would make. Yes, there's been a ton of anticipation and hype about this phone, but for me it has lived up ...

Unboxing the iPhone X

I promise I'll write up a full review of my experiences with the iPhone X once I've used it for a few days, but first, here are some snaps I took last night. My very, very preliminary observations are: It feels great in the hand. Very high quality, very solid. Face ID seems to work ...

So near, yet so far: iPhone X lust

@TheFrankFlyer managed to snag us a couple of iPhone X handsets on launch day, while I was working in Barcelona. I tried my best to do the purchasing, hunched over my iPad and iPhone in my client's office, but I couldn't event get into the Apple Store before he'd bought them for us. So yay! ...

Wait. Where are all the travel posts?

If you've been here before, you may be wondering where all my travel adventures have gone. I've bundled several years worth of travel posts into a single blog, located elsewhere. This blog will remain geek-central (along with pictures of my artery-clogging meals), and if you're interested, you can follow my travel kvetching over at mylittletravel.blog. ...

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Finally hit the 15km mark

My training for next month's Royal Parks half-marathon continues. I'm missing tons of training time due to work travel and, this week, illness. But I made sure I got back out on the streets this morning. I managed 15km fairly well, though I'll be honest - the final kilometre was a little tough due to ...

The allure of the houseboat

My favourite London run takes me through Limehouse Basin, so I get to see a great selection of houseboats. Everything from huge converted barges, to much smaller yachts moored on a temporary basis. Some come and go, while others seem to be there for good, never to see open waters again. I tend to get ...

Some Star Trek excitement building?

The new Star Trek TV show kicks off next month. That would normally be a cause for celebration for this geek, but early leaks and then some very provisional trailers left me feeling decidedly underwhelmed. But then last night, I stumbled across the longer version of the trailer, which appears to have been edited and ...