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..And The Lost City Blows Up!!

I’ve finished Uncharted 3. A total of 10.5 hours actual play. It didn’t seem that long. It amounted to about 3 or 4 session of play. It felt substantially shorted than the the second game, though I suspect the magnitude of that isn’t as big as I think. A quick …

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Honey! I Shrunk the Research Students!

An observation first. I’ve started to notice that I become aware of things when I visit the supermarket. I don’t haunt the supermarket often, but I don’t visit the ‘town centre’, and I certainly don’t haunt retail parks on a regular basis. This means the touch point opportunities for ‘encountering …

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Oh Shit! The Cruise Ship is Sinking!

So, I was wondering around Asda just before Christmas and, a usual, I drifted to the computer and electronics section. The surprise was Uncharted 3 for 24 GBP (as well as Batman: Arkham City for 27 GBP). That is was cheap even by online standards and it’s gone back up …

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MBA S7 W23: All Done. Complete

On the evening of 13th December 2011, in the Crown Plaza – Gatwick, through a WiFi hotspot provided by my HTC Wildfire phone my MBA dissertation was submitted. ‘Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Maturity of Practices in Small, Medium and Large Organisations’ represents the final piece of work necessary to complete …

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Long Videos, Short Actual Play

So, it’s pretty much exactly a month until the release of The Old Republic and the NDA was dropped a short while ago. The immediate result is a slew of videos that can supply all the spoilers you could ever want if you so desire. I’ve watched a few, in …

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MBA S7 W9: The Dissertation Agile Style

It’s been a while since I discussed the MBA. In fact, it was two months ago at the very start of this semester. It would seem my writing about the MBA has lessened as I’ve got further into it. I think this represents the process well. There is more to …

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MBA S7 W1: The Last Six Months

Today the final semester of the MBA begins. The final semester. The next six months will bring to an end a journey that began in June 2008. Have to admit, while I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the MBA process, I’m now looking forward to it being over. I think semester six went …

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MBA S6 W8: The Research Tornado

It’s been a while, both in terms of MBA updates and regularity of posts to Fandomlife.net. This is due to a mixture of time constraints and concentrating on Elucidateit.net. Like I’ve probably said before, and just like reality TV shows have made a cliché, it’s been a journey. At least …

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MBA S6 W1: The Dissertation Starting Gun

This week, semester six began. This is significant for two reasons. It’s the dissertation starting gun and hopefully it’s only one of two semesters I have left to do. It’s the dissertation starting gun because I’m studying Methods of Inquiry which is the research methods module of the MBA. The …

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MBA S5 W24: The Global MBA Experience

I’ve finished semester five and I’ve entered that brief interlude between semesters. It’s brief because I like having the new materials on hand so I can do some pre-assessment. This usually involves reading the text book for some recreational reading. It’s just the way I am. I may get my …

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