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Saturday 30 March 2013 The Forest Road Reader, No 9

Saw this at the Olympic Cinema in Wymondham with my brothers. Loved it. We may well have been the only people in the audience. The Olympic was so named because it was owned, I believe, by the same guy who owned Olympic Removals. Those names wouldn't stand in this modern age, of course. It showed the occasional feature film, but in the times I went there never attracted more than a handful of people. As a kid, I didn't recognise most of the films listed on their posters though, certainly Barry Norman never mentioned them. They were for a more specialised audience.

OsmDroid, the only unhindered way to do maps on Android, has just had a new release. The CycleStreets app relies on it - indeed probably wouldn't exist without it - and I'll be looking to move to this release soon. Looks like there some interesting new rotation stuff we can take advantage of. Need to finish up the sat-nav mode first really. I'm close, so, so close.

William Shatner, yet again proving he is both completely shameless and one of the finest comic actors of the modern age.

Got a bike? Got an Android phone? Fancy helping? Drop me a line. In fact, you don't even need a bike, you can just walk.

My brother and his family are staying this weekend. They brought a spirograph - a proper one like we all had when we were kids - with them. He's working to cure cancer, but he can't eat a brownie without getting chocolate all over his face.

How to Draw a Men's Classic Fedora Hat. A handy guide, should you wish to draw a men's classic fedora hat.

That's Wymondham pronounced Windam. Bonus points if you can correctly pronounce Tacolneston and Happisburgh.

I recently reread Harry Harrison's The Stainless Steel Rat. It's terrific in the way that only late-50s sci-fi can be, but if sci-fi isn't your thing you can treat it as a crime caper with bigger set. Over here in movieland, Alex Cox wants to make Harrison's Bill, The Galactic Hero. There are so many reasons to like this project, and exactly none not to like it. Read the text - you can't help but hear it in Cox's voice. I am in.

Mathematics cannot be patented, because, you know. Maths!

Everybody be cool and we'll all get out alive.


Tagged wymondham, dragonslayer, maps, cyclestreets, and william-shatner


Jez Higgins

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