Robin Catling

Writer; performer; project manager; sports coach; all-round eccentric.
Robin Catling has written 807 posts for Everything Express

Movie catch-up: Cold Light of Day (2012)

An American family takes a vacation to Europe which descends into car chases and shoot-outs, owing to the father’s shady past as a US master spy, and his son has to come to terms with his parents’ double life. No its not 1985’s Target, with Gene Hackman and Matt Dillon; this time, dad Bruce Willis … Continue reading

How-to: Use 1 and 1 Website Analysis

If you host your website with UK outfit 1and1, you’ll find some tools in the back-end, one of which is a little Mickey Mouse Website Analysis tool. In theory you can point it at anything, but I suspect it’s geared toward sites hosted by 1and1. The initial scan of the site’s meta-data prompted some interesting  … Continue reading

Summer Vacation

Everything Express quietly went on Summer recess this week as the team went out and about to events and conferences; LonCon3 and Fightcamp. Fortunately everyone came back alive (although Mr Smithie is still AWOL somewhere in the sunshine).

Movie Catch-up: Fast Girls (2012)

All the fast cutting, fast talking, pounding sound-tracks and nods to the London Olympic dream can’t lift this curiously old-fashioned sports movie out of the mundane. Aside from the twist that it’s the women’s relay team that’s making the drama, there’s not enough budget or risk-taking to lift this innocuous TV-movie script beyond soapland and … Continue reading

Humour: Never mix whites with colours

Never mix whites with colors –  Paignton Zoo, Devon This is the result when you mix whites with colours in the same wash – pink swans! RC

Humour: iPad fitting experience

iPad fitting experience – signage at Clarks Village, Street, Somerset The cyborgs are here, and they’re powered by Apple. Question is where are they having the iPAD fitted?!?! RC

Movies: Warlords at the Earths Core That Time Forgot

A quartet of British B-movies that rode the coat-tails of big budget Hollywood sci-fi and fantasy. A not-quite golden age of British retro-sci-fantasy cinema featuring a menagerie of rubber monsters, including Doug McClure… The Land that Time Forgot (1975) At the Earth’s Core (1976) The People that Time Forgot (1977) Warlords of Atlantis (1978) Guilty … Continue reading

How-to: Add users to administer a Facebook business page

It’s been possible to create a Facebook page for a business or organisation for a while. It just wasn’t easy to administer a page; hard to find controls, settings scattered about, not intuitive, not easy to find… you get the idea. Want to add other Facebook users as admins or editors to a page? Take … Continue reading

Review: The Worlds End (2013)

Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s third instalment of the pretentiously labelled Cornetto triology delivers yet another bizarre and slightly desperate genre mash-up. As top-notch British actors uncomfortably mix profanity, slick martial arts action, and big-effects sci-fi, one wonders what we could have had if the touching buddy-comedy-drama had been left to play it straight. There … Continue reading

Review: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

Five years on: the ‘vikings’ are still inexplicably Scottish, their kids remain, more inexplicably, irritating all-American teens; Jay Baruschel still sounds like Tom Hanks; but the dragons and the flying sequences are even more thrilling. Just as well, given some dodgy politics. At times terrifyingly dark, intense and scary, the kinetic theme-park ride can’t conceal … Continue reading

How-to: Create a Facebook business page

There’s more than one type of Facebook page. Aside form a personal profile, complete with timeline and messages, you probably already know you can create pages for organisations, businesses and groups. They used to be called fan pages, but since Facebook went commercial, pages have gone beyond that. These other types of pages still have … Continue reading

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