I just started studying a short FutureLearn course on cyber security, and discovered that the lead educator is one Dr. Steve Riddle, whose name (and photo) I’m sure I recognise from the days of the old Word website. It was a weird feeling, seeing someone from a music-fan context suddenly pop up in an IT education context. It felt not dissimilar to those weird moments when you’re on holiday somewhere distant, and bump into the people who live down your street, or who you know from work. Steve, if you still frequent the Afterword, I promise not to “do a Chris Packham” and pepper my course comments with quotes from obscure XTC songs!
Just a quick plug for my new blog – would love to see any Afterworders there, so please have a look and leave some comments. It’s looking a bit bare at the moment, but plenty more posts to come!
A couple of years ago, I was tipped off about an Oxford-based prog band called Sanguine Hum. I bought the two albums then available, and thought they were pretty good, though unable to resist the usual “not as good as those golden-age prog bands” caveat. However, Sanguine Hum have recently released their third album, and it’s a corker. Whether you’re a prog fan from those far off days of the early 70s, or a nu-prog youngster, I strongly urge you to check out their double-CD behemoth, “Now We Have Light”. Not just a prog album, but a prog CONCEPT album, by golly! I really didn’t think I’d ever hear another prog album as dazzlingly original as this one. Here’s a taster – if you like it, I assure you it’s all just as good as this.