Computer Geek Documentaries

Written by Aidy.

Having recently watched the movie Jobs (finally) after importing it on Blu-ray from the USA, I posted on Facebook asking for more "geek movie" recommendations. I've slowly been working my way through them and I thought it'd be cool to put together a list alternative computer/video game documentaries that some people may have missed out on. So here are my five alt picks in no particular order. You won't find Indie Game: The Movie or King of Kong here. I'll do another one of these for movies at some point in the near future.

Retro Video Game Night Is Back

Written by Aidy.

Do you like video games? Do you like beer? Do you like video games AND beer? Well then good news! Due to popular demand we're going to be putting on another Retro Video Gaming Night at the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge. You can bring your own booze and it's a mere £10 on the door or if you want to book a ticket in advance it's just £8 so go grab yourself a ticket now. There's gonna be a shed load of different video games, consoles, arcade machines and computers spanning various eras and if you have any specific requests then please drop us a line and we'll see what we can do.

Friday 21st February 2014 @ the Centre For Computing History, Cambridge


QL is 30

Written by Aidy.

The Sinclair QL turns 30 this year and even though it may not have been a commercial success it still has a strong fan base today. The QL can even be held partially responsible for the creation of Linux, since Linus Torvald creator of Linux started out on one back in the 1980s.

I was contacted Urs König late last year regarding using the British IBM in a new video celebrating this milestone. Urs runs the Sincliar Alumni group where more than 20 of the original Sinclair employees stay in contact and he's also supporting the work being done on Bedrooms to Billions.

Check out the new video below and to find out more head over to:

Weezer Cruise Competition (We Didn't Win)

Written by Aidy.

If you cast your mind back to late 2013 you may remember that Dave and myself made a little music video for Feeling in an attempt to win a support slot on the Weezer Cruise. The winner was determined by the number of YouTube likes received. Unfortunately we didn't win but thanks loads to everyone that was nice enough to take time out to like and share it.

Don't worry though, we will indeed stick to our promise, that was the first and last time we'll ever ask you to vote for something. We're not about to turn into one of those annoying bands that's pestering you via email and facebook on a daily basis trying to claw our way up a local radio station's unsigned chart etc. This was a one off.

In the end the winner was these guys with over 7000 likes! So congratulations to Sotogarcia, and thanks once again to all those that liked and shared our video :-)

Lyrics and Chords (Free Download)

Written by Aidy.

Had a bit of downtime over the seasonal period and thought I'd add something else to the Shareware section, so I've uploaded a PDF of the complete lyrics and chords to our album. So if you fancy covering a British IBM song at your local open mic night or you're just curious as to what the chords are for Animal then help yourself!

Download Lyrics & Chords PDF