All posts by MacPsych

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! ...

Star Trek: Discovery renewed for a second season!

Excellent news, fellow geeks: Star Trek: Discovery has been confirmed for a second season. That nagging doubt at the back of my mind that we would only get one season - for any number of reasons - has evaporated, and I can enjoy the show more than ever. Just in time, too, as last night's ...

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. ...

The Punisher is on his way

Starting November 11th on Netflix, Marvel's latest series "The Punisher" hits our screens. Not literally - although it may feel like that after a couple of episodes. You might remember Frank Castle from his appearance in the second series of Daredevil. This time round, the focus is on him and the show looks to be ...

Some thoughts on Star Trek: Discovery

We're five episodes into the first season of Star Trek: Discovery and it's safe to say I'm hooked. It's turned out to be a better show than I could have hoped for! With high production values (no wobbly sets or dodgy make-up), interesting characters and a fair bit of moral ambiguity, it makes for compelling ...