Monthly Archives: May 2009

Book Review: The Dreaming Void

It’s been a while since I wrote a book review;  So what have I been reading I hear you ask?  (Well ok not really, but I can dream, can’t I?)

I eventually abandoned Hell’s Gate (Multiverse) but instead have read two other titles.

The Real Deal: My Story from Brick Lane to the Dragons’ Den by James Caan, and The Dreaming Void (Void Trilogy) by Peter F Hamilton.

The James Caan book was quite interesting, if a departure from my normal reading faire.  I do tend to like biographies like this from time to time.   Perhaps not as interesting as Richard Branson’s, but it gave a very interesting insight in to how focussed and single minded Caan is, and that is evidently the root of his success.  A certain amount of self adulation for his Philanthropic activities creeps in towards the end, but it’s still an interesting insight in to what makes the man tick.

The Dreaming Void is set in the same universe as Pandora’s Star (Commonwealth Saga) and Judas Unchained (Commonwealth Saga).  I think I’d have benefited from re-reading the other titles first, as The Dreaming Void seems to rely on the reader being cognizant of the events in those titles.  Some of it is fairly easy to remember, but others less so, maybe that’s just me however!

Okay!

Right!  If this is visible from https://www.cathles.com it means that the Domain Transfer has completed successfully!  HURRAH!

I used to use easily.co.uk for my hosting services, but maintaining several websites each with their own hosting account, having to pay the {expletive deleted} incessant data transfer topup fees started to exceed £500 per year all told, although some websites drew more traffic than others, it was clearly time for me to take drastic action.

Instead I’ve signed up for a Platinum hosting package with EUKHOST, which allows me to create as many websites as I like within my account, all hosted within a 10Gb space allocation and a 100Gb per month data transfer allowance.  Methinks that unless Easily sort themselves out they’ll loose most of their more savvy customers soon!

So I can now basically create as many websites as I like for little or no cost;  in most cases if I want a new domain for the purpose it’s £6 for two years, and I can bind that to the existing account with no problem.   Now if only I could come up with some content that people really liked and wanted to read…..

Oh and for all the Russian people trying to sell me their grannies, or link to their less than legitimate websites by commenting here, I have only one thing to say…. AKISMET!