Mr. Holmes Movie Review

Mr. Holmes is an interesting take on the Sherlock Holmes character (played by the brilliant Ian McKellen). Based on the 2005 novel “A Slight Trick of the Mind” by author Mitch Cullin, the viewer sees Cullin’s interpretation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous sleuth as a retired citizen. What is Mr. Holmes About? In Mr. Holmes, Sherlock is not just a little old. He’s a stubborn, crotchety soul that tests the patience of his housekeeper, Mrs. Munroe (Laura Linney) and captures the curiosity of her son, Roger (Milo Parker). In 1947, the ninety-three year old Holmes is officially retired to his Sussex estate, but despite his … Continue reading Mr. Holmes Movie Review

Cryptex USB Flash Drive review

The Cryptex from Steampunk Junkies is a portable USB storage device housed in a brass outer casing. Arguably its main feature is the mechanical numerical locking system. In order to access the USB stick and its contents, the correct combination must be input onto the cylindrical body. It works in the same way that a bicycle lock works by twisting each of the (five) rotating discs and aligning them together. Available as three options: 16Gb(£31 UK), 32Gb (£41 UK) and 64Gb (£61 UK) -the latter comes in gold. They’re available from the Steampunk Junkies website. The name Cryptex comes from the film “The Da Vinci Code” … Continue reading Cryptex USB Flash Drive review

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Grinning Cat, Chapter One – by Joseph W Svec III

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Chapter 1. A Very Strange Visitor (Now that’s rather unusual.)

It was a cold and foggy February 4, 1898, rather typical for that time of year actually, but most untypically, Sherlock Holmes was not quite his usual self that day. No, not at all. Not in the least. And I must confess that even after all of the unusual and quite incredible adventures we had shared up until the morning of that very strange visitor, I was rather beside myself as well. Continue reading “Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Grinning Cat, Chapter One – by Joseph W Svec III”