Yes, I shall come back?

“One day, I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine.”
— The First Doctor

It has been four years since I finished writing my last Doctor Who script, A Road Untaken.

I did not know at the time that it would be my last project with Broken Sea Audio. I had set up an interesting farewell/resolution for the character Olivia Le Pluie, a fun introduction for the new companion Amanda Waterfield, visited Romana in The Time War, and brought back K9. There were even plans for a Blake’s 7 styled spin off.

Leaving that story arc “unfinished” has continued to eat at me. So, 5 years later, I finally got myself to sit down and finish a script capable of picking up from those closing moments of A Road Untaken. If I can put a good cast together, some new audio dramas may be appearing here soon.

Hopefully, in time for the 50th Anniversary 😉

Sir Ken Robinson: On Changing Paradigms (and how even sympathetic editors can negatively impact content)

If I have any living heroes in this world, Sir Ken Robinson would be chief among them. A friend posted a link to the short video below. When I watched it, I realized that the editing had actually altered the impact of Sir Ken’s lecture to the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). It exaggerated his stance on medicaton and minimized many of his other points.

If you have a chance, please watch BOTH videos, not only to learn what one of the most eloquent living speakers on Education has to say, but also to see how even a sympathetic editor can impose their own biases upon the material they edit.

The Short Version


The Full Version

Link: Malware delivered by Yahoo, Fox, Google ads | InSecurity Complex – CNET News

From Malware delivered by Yahoo, Fox, Google ads | InSecurity Complex – CNET News:

…researchers at Avast are pointing fingers at some large ad delivery platforms including Yahoo’s Yield Manager and Fox Audience Network’s Fimserve.com, which together cover more than 50 percent of online ads, and to a much smaller degree Google’s DoubleClick.

Link

And people wonder why high-end computer users usually surf the web with ad blockers?

I completely understand the thought that I should allow ads from sites that I like since the ads support the content, but since the site owners do not know who programmed the ads, I can’t truly trust the ad content.

So, beyond the annoying bounce, flash, whiz-bang, protecting myself from malware is yet another reason to block unwanted content.