Be warned… this site is being renovated!
“Here be dragons” (Latin “hic svnt dracones”) means dangerous or unexplored territories, in imitation of a supposed medieval practice of putting dragons, sea serpents and other mythological creatures in uncharted areas of maps.
Software programmers sometimes use this expression to indicate sections of particularly complex and obscure passages of the source code of a program so the user or other programmers who would access them are warned.
Over the holiday period (Dec 2015 – January 2016) I redesigned and reformatted my site here. My blog has a database with over two years of daily posts.
This new theme formats posts differently to the old one. If you venture too far into categories – where lists of older posts appear – you may see this warning:
“Here be dragons”
It simply means that older posts haven’t been reformatted yet.
Venture there at your own peril.
What I’m Watching
The documentary examines Truffaut’s life and career in astonishing totality, highlighting selected clips from many of his best and most-loved films, including under-appreciated gems like his crackerjack movie-within-a-movie, Day for Night, and [...]
An incandescent meditation on fate and chance, starring Irène Jacob as a sweet-souled yet somber runway model in Geneva whose life intersects with that of a bitter retired judge, played by Jean‑Louis Trintignant. [...]
From an article by Roger Ebert: Michelangelo Antonioni's "Blow-Up" opened in America two months before I became a film critic, and colored my first years on the job with its lingering influence. It [...]
What I’m Reading
Excerpt from her post: "This morning I woke up to the news that the greatest of all time, Muhammad Ali, had passed away. I’d like to share some of his quotes and thoughts with you [...]
“This extraordinary, wildly entertaining book sheds new light on the Age of Disruption. What does it take to make a meaningful difference? And how can you apply this insight to your own life? By debunking [...]
Her latest post: Trumpschmerz She describes herself as a postmodern Moll Flanders. Adventuress, transgressor, verbal ecdysiast, and yogini. Recovering prude, former nerd, brainy bimbo. Her essays and erotica have appeared in various print anthologies and [...]
From the article in The Guardian Is working as a stripper honestly empowering? It’s a question I’ve been asking myself since I quit stripping 18 months ago, after spending two decades naked. It’s also a [...]
What I’m Listening To
Lyrics Source: rolfrolf.com I heard you’ve been here asking for me I never thought I’d see you around didn’t expect you’d be looking for me in this part of town My [...]
I actually prefer listening to the 1973 release on vinyl. Here is a pic of one version I must hunt down. Embedded HQ audio from Youtube for those of you who haven't [...]