Jun. 10th, 2010

BCS EGM

Jun. 10th, 2010 11:35 am
purplecat: Hand Drawn picture of a Toy Cat (academia)
The British Computing Society (although I learn it is now BCS The Chartered Institute for IT) is having an EGM. I am asked to vote on my lack of confidence (or otherwise) in the BCS trustees, chief executive and multi-million pound transformation programme. I am also asked to vote on a special resolution to change the constitution and make triggering EGMs more difficult. I have been sent a glossy, though somewhat vague, brochure by the BCS which purports to explain why I should have every confidence in its Trustee Board, Chief Executive and modernisation plans.

tl;dr, largely to try and work out my own thinking on the subject )

BCS EGM

Jun. 10th, 2010 11:35 am
purplecat: Hand Drawn picture of a Toy Cat (academia)
The British Computing Society (although I learn it is now BCS The Chartered Institute for IT) is having an EGM. I am asked to vote on my lack of confidence (or otherwise) in the BCS trustees, chief executive and multi-million pound transformation programme. I am also asked to vote on a special resolution to change the constitution and make triggering EGMs more difficult. I have been sent a glossy, though somewhat vague, brochure by the BCS which purports to explain why I should have every confidence in its Trustee Board, Chief Executive and modernisation plans.

tl;dr, largely to try and work out my own thinking on the subject )

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/7688.html.
purplecat: The Tardis (Doctor Who)
I actually thought The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood was surprisingly good, but it must be said I was working from fairly low expectations. Those expectations were that I've considered Chibnall's work on Torchwood to be, broadly speaking, a bit dumb and that The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood seemed to be generally coded as one of NuWho's "Big Dumb Two Parters" (i.e. an early to mid-season two parter, featuring a (preferably classic series) monster with a focus on adrenaline and effects over anything more substantial). On that basis I think this two parter stood up pretty well, both in comparison to Chibnall's other work and in comparison to other NuWho big dumb two parters. It does fall apart if you start to poke it with a stick, but I felt no real compulsion to do so while I watching and was content simply to be entertained.

Obviously I'm going to do a bit of stick poking now )
purplecat: The Tardis (Doctor Who)
I actually thought The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood was surprisingly good, but it must be said I was working from fairly low expectations. Those expectations were that I've considered Chibnall's work on Torchwood to be, broadly speaking, a bit dumb and that The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood seemed to be generally coded as one of NuWho's "Big Dumb Two Parters" (i.e. an early to mid-season two parter, featuring a (preferably classic series) monster with a focus on adrenaline and effects over anything more substantial). On that basis I think this two parter stood up pretty well, both in comparison to Chibnall's other work and in comparison to other NuWho big dumb two parters. It does fall apart if you start to poke it with a stick, but I felt no real compulsion to do so while I watching and was content simply to be entertained.

Obviously I'm going to do a bit of stick poking now )

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/7936.html.

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