A recently turned 30 going on 13 year old just trying to make my way in an increasingly confusing world.
I'm a massive geek - film nut; retro gamer; board gamer; video gamer; Lego fan; Sci-fi enthusiast; theatre goer; comedian lover; health nut; avid walker; whiskey drinker; chilli eater and an obsessive collector of many things.
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East Midlands Chilli, Artisan and Beer Festival
We only visited the East Midlands chilli, artisan and beer festival on the second day of the mini festival weekend. It very much felt like the second day - the weather was a little moist and the general crowd seemed to very much be recovering from the night's previous antics. But we'd attended the festival not for the music really, but for the chillies. And on that front I was not disappointed!
There was a massive variety of stalls selling plants, sauces, chutneys, food, booze, nibbles etc, which was great for me. I invested in a large quantity of sauces, all of which were available for tasting before purchase. And though I didn't partake in any of the food on offer, there was a great variety for meat lovers - grilled meats, paella, chilli themed dishes, ice cream, but my veggie sister only found a vegetable pie to tempt her tastebuds.
So, I got what I went for - a pleasant day out with the big sis, lots of chilli sauce and some chilli plants. It would've been nice to have more music on for the time we were there, maybe more smaller acoustic stages instead of one big music tent. I also think they could've made more of the craft element of the festival, as while chilli, food and plant stands were frequent, the few craft stalls that were there felt a little out of place.
In all, I'd recommend this kind of event for any chilli lovers, but if you're after a bit of a party, make sure to go for the first day and maybe sleep over.
Jedi Trial tells the story of the mission that finally grants Anakin the
position of full-fledged Jedi Knight.
Whilst Obi-Wan is off in the galaxy on other missions, Anakin is appointed to
assist Jedi Master Nejaa Halcyon as he takes what limited resources are
available in this time of war to go and defend the planet of Praesitlyn. The planet
is home to the key republic intergalactic communications center and is under
attack by an excellently portrayed villain and minion of Count Dooku, Poors
Tonith - a ruthless and calculating ex-banking clan turned
military commander Muun with a love of a narcotic tea that leaves a black
stain over his mouth and makes him seem all the more evil...
Currently, the planet's only defense is a rebel faction, led by Commander Zozrider Slayke,
who puts me in mind a little of Saw Gerrera from the Rogue One film as a
battered and bruised militant, who Halcyon must begrudgingly assist - Slayke
had once stolen a starship under the command of Halcyon out…
R.A.Salvatore has done an excellent job of telling the story of the film Attack Of The Clones in his Star Wars novel. I have a hard time not enjoying novels from the Star Wars universe, but I really was hard pressed to put this one down.
As in the film, the story tells of how the republic, struggling as more and more systems succeed to the separatist movement, grant supreme chancellor Palpatine emergency powers in the Senate who then immediately sanctions the use of an army of the republic; utlizing a clone army conveniently commissioned in secret for the republic by an old Jedi master 10 years dead...
Prior to this, Senator Amidala is leading the debate against the creation of an army for the republic. Her life is in immediate danger by those who would see the motion carried, and the task dutifully falls upon Obi-Wan and his padowan Anakin Skywalker.
Anakin, in this novel was so well portrayed; much better than in the movie. I actually find myself empathizing with him instead of jus…
Difficulties Installing WSUS on Server 2008 R2 – Fails at
Configuring Database – Error 1722 Running Server 2008 R2 and trying to install WSUS 3.0
service pack 2, I found I consistently got an error upon trying to add the
role, whether it be from using a dedicated installer from Microsoft or just by
adding the feature from within Server Manager.
Lots of Googling suggested lots of different fixes, and I’ve
tried a lot. I put it down to the old install of WSUS which had been working successfully
but removed for a time, had left some files behind that were corrupting the new
install. But I trawled through the server and ran powershell scripts to remove
files all to no avail. The error is really unhelpful, and the install would always
fail at the ‘Configuring Database’ stage, displaying error 1722 and saying: There
is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the
setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package
vendor. I’d seen some …