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Latest Blogs
‘Lock In’ by John Scalzi
‘Future Tech, Future Problems’Score: 4/5 Lock In John Scalzi £10.49 A nice enough near-future crime book. It seems to me the setting is used for its overtones of coming problems with internet-of-things and computer-brain...
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 at 7:04PM

‘Spell Or High Water’ by Scott Meyer
‘Geeky Humour And Magic’Score: 4/5 Spell Or High Water Scott Meyer £7.64 Geeky humour and magic. A lovely combination. I thought this was very easy to read (especially compared to Out On Blue Six) and quite enjoyable too...
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 at 7:01PM

‘Out On Blue Six’ by Ian McDonald
‘Too Deep For Me’Score: 2/5 Out on Blue Six Ian McDonald £1.77 I thought this was a hard book to read and hard to get into. Not as hard as the book I started last year and haven't managed to get through yet, but hard eno...
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 at 6:51PM

‘Wanted’ by Gavin Deas
‘That’s More Like It’Score: 4/5 Wanted Gavin Deas £9.98 This is the second purchase in my refund-so-I-bought-Elite-books tale. It's much better than the first. This one actually feels like it's set in the Elite: Dangerou...
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 at 6:46PM

‘Docking Is Difficult’ by Gideon Defoe
‘Could've Been Set Anywhere’Score: 2/5 Docking is Difficult Gideon Defoe £9.98 I started playing Elite: Dangerous a while ago, and was stuck in a bookshop looking for something to buy with a refunded purchase. I bought a...
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 at 6:42PM

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...