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Latest Blogs
‘Marathon Man’ by William Goldman
‘Well Paced, Dramatic, Intense’Score: 5/5 Marathon Man William Goldman £2.00 (in a charity sale) I thoroughly enjoyed this and raced through it very quickly. I wondered how it would compare to the film, with its intense ‘Is it safe?’ scene, bu...
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 at 11:11AM

‘Lady Of Mazes’ by Karl Schroeder
‘Humans Dealing With Limits’Score: 4/5 Lady of Mazes Karl Schroeder £3.25 A nice far-future novel that – like many others – wrestles with humanity and the nature of post-humans. Interesting enough in its own right, but something about the rich...
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 at 10:53AM

‘In Real Life’ by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang
‘Good Story, Gorgeous Graphics’Score: 5/5 In Real Life Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang £12.08 This was just lovely. It’s not a complicated story, but it’s an enjoyable (if short) book to read. And yes it’s expensive, especially when it’s so short...
Sunday, 16 November 2014 at 3:06PM

‘Nexus’ by Ramez Naam
‘Augmented Brains, Network Telepathy’Score: 3/5 Nexus Ramez Naam £21.98 (Really? I didn't pay that much!) I’m in two minds about this book. When it was good it was thoroughly enjoyable. When it wasn’t good, it was a bit of a slog picking it up...
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 at 10:31AM

‘Elegy Beach’ by Steven R. Boyett
‘A Fitting Follow-Up’Score: 4/5 Elegy Beach Steven R. Boyett £4.81 I did enjoy ‘Ariel’ but I wasn’t at all sure what to expect from the follow-up. The author himself said he didn’t really feel like it lent itself to a sequel. I’m glad he chang...
Friday, 26 September 2014 at 5:14PM

OpinionatedGeek News Headlines
Monday, 02 April 2007 - PowerPack release 2.0.0.0
A new version of the PowerPack is now available for download!  This (long-awaited) release is ASP.NET 2.0-only, so takes advantage of WebResource to embed client scripts and images as resource files - so no more opgeek_client folder...

Friday, 14 July 2006 - PowerPack Release 1.1.0.11
A new version of the PowerPack is now available for download, with just some fixes in it.  You can download the new release from the usual place.   Here's the full ChangeLog: Release 1.1.0.11 - 14th July 2005.Public release. There w...

Monday, 19 September 2005 - PowerPack Release 1.1.0.10
A new version of the PowerPack is now available for download, with just a couple of fixes in it.  Here's the full ChangeLog: Release 1.1.0.10 - 18th September 2005.Public release. Changes: RichTextBox. There were problems tabbing into ...

Monday, 04 July 2005 - PowerPack version 1.1.0.9 released
Here are some bug fixes for the PowerPack.  You can download the new release from the usual place. Here's the ChangeLog for the release: RichTextBox. There were problems using this in Master Pages in ASP.NET 2.0 betas. FIXED. Ri...

Monday, 13 June 2005 - PowerPack Release 1.1.0.8
A new version of the PowerPack is now available.  This release includes a couple of ComboBox fixes and a DatePicker fix.  You can download it from the usual place. The ChangeLog is: Release 1.1.0.8 - 13th June 2005.Public release. Cha...