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Wednesday 03 April 2013 The Forest Road Reader, No 13

Dukes of Hazzard, The A-Team, Six Million Dollar Man, The Fall Guy. Doctor Who aside, what are the modern day more-or-less all-ages adventure shows, ideally featuring well defined easily identifiable characters that remain essentially the same whether you're watching episode one or one hundred, and with straightforward plots resolved in one episode with plenty of harmless explosions and/or car crashes? Our family are big fans of Diagnosis Murder, Murder She Wrote, and Columbo but they're all a bit, well, murdery and all ceased production at least a decade ago. Is there a show I can watch with my kids where mobile phones are commonplace and people use the internet in between solving crime or blowing stuff up?

Easter holiday app development took a bit of back step when Daniel threw his laptop on the floor yesterday. Today though he helped a world-famous comicbook writer with his world-famous comicbook writing.

One of my favourite living authors has announced he expects to become one of my favourite dead authors within a year.

Realised all the shows I mentioned are American. It's a style of television we don't really do in Britain, I suppose, again Doctor Who aside. I recall, quite fondly actually, the brief runs of Crime Traveller and Bugs in the late 90s. More recently, ITV had a crack with Primeval, but that sagged under extended plot lines. I'm sure there must be others. Maybe all the fun stuff has moved to twitter?

Quiet out in London yesterday. Very quiet abroad in Birmingham today.

I agree with almost the entirety of this Dr Dobbs article except the timing. Polyglot programming is not some sudden new thing that's mushroomed up over the past couple of years. This is a snowball that's been rolling for at least the last decade, if not a good deal longer. I'm not sure that Dr Dobbs, or at least that part of its readership sampled by Forrester, has only just caught up. I'm also intrigued by the relatively high standing C has in those results. I wonder what languages it is co-habiting with. In fact which language groupings are strongly correlated would be far more interesting that that little graph. Presumably I can find out if only I hand over a massive stash of cash to Forrester. I'm interested, but not that interested.

Found my .emacs. It was in a directory.




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