The Queen’s Gambit

Posted by Erik 'The Hat' Bear on
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Every Christmas we usually find something on the telly to watch that keeps us thoroughly entertained. Often it is watching something over that we have seen before and enjoyed. This year we watched Marchella and I thought that was going to be the highlight of this year’s festive telly. Then we decided to give The Queen’s Gambit a try. The coming-of-age period drama follows the life of an orphan chess prodigy, Beth Harmon, during her quest to become the world’s greatest chess player. She attempts this while struggling with emotional problems and drug and alcohol dependency. The story begins in the mid-1950s and proceeds through into the 1960s.

Our Favourite Websites #15

Posted by Edward Bear PhD on
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What is your favourite website? Which site do you use the most and does it do the job you really want it to perform? That is what this series of posts is all about – our favourite websites. Tim Berners-Lee published the first ever website in 1991 and there must be billions more that have come and gone – or even remained – since then. Serious sites, business sites, dysfunctional sites (yes, ok – we know who we are) or maybe sites just devoted to grumpy cats. So, I thought I would have a sit down and decide which sites I thought had brought us the most enjoyment, functionality, performance or just wasted our precious time over the last thirty years.