Old Jack’s Boat Christmas Special

I’m a big fan of Old Jack’s Boat in general — great actors; good stories; charming animation — but the Christmas episode is something special.
Death is rarely mentioned on CBeebies. There’s a Woolly & Tig episode where a horse Tig is fond of dies. Peter Rabbit lives under threat from Mr Todd, Tommy Brock, and […]

Mike the Knight’s dad – part deux

It happened! Mike the Knight’s dad makes an appearance in this year’s Christmas special. Sadly not voiced by Brian Blessed as I’d hoped, nor Tom Baker, but Alexander Armstrong. Though I do like him.

Christmas Eve Obfu

use v5.14; use strict; use warnings FATAL => ‘all’; our $days_until_christmas = 1 * map s([+] )( )gix &&printf( ‘%5s’ .’%-4s’ .’%s’,$_, substr(~~~~ reverse,!$^C) =~y[/(] [\\)]r,$/ ),my@ xmas= qw 1 +.- _(+” (_++: /+’ +(_/^ 1;1 ;1;…

Planet Moose – November 2013

Welcome to Planet Moose, a brief write up on what’s been happening in the world of Moose in the past month, for the benefit of those of you who don’t have their eyes permanently glued to the #moose IRC…

Introducing Kavorka

Kavorka is a function signatures module, along the lines of Function::Parameters, Method::Signatures, and MooseX::Method::Signatures. Its features include: Named, positional and slurpy parameters Required and optional parameters Defaults for optional parameters Type constraints and value constraints Type coercions Return types Method…

Planet Moose – October 2013

Welcome to Planet Moose, a brief write up on what’s been happening in the world of Moose in the past month, for the benefit of those of you who don’t have their eyes permanently glued to the #moose IRC…

Katie Morag; and Topsy and Tim

This Sunday a new series based on the Katie Morag books will be starting. It looks like it should be good.
The Beeb will also be bringing us Topsy and Tim. Some of the books are fairly dull, but the kids seem to like them, so we’ll see how the TV show pans out.

Tree Fu Tom: no more David Tennant

The latest series of Tree Fu Tom doesn’t include David Tennant, but the new guy still manages to do a passable impression of Twigs.
I wonder if Tennant’s absence is temporary. Will he be back for a theoretical series 3?