Author Archives: Roland Hughes

About Roland Hughes

Roland Hughes is the president of Logikal Solutions, a business applications consulting firm specializing in OpenVMS platforms and Qt on Linux. Hughes serves as a lead consultant with over two decades of experience using computers and operating systems. With a degree in Computer Information Systems, the author's experience is focused on systems across a variety of diverse industries including heavy equipment manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, stock exchanges, tax accounting, and hardware value-added resellers, to name a few. Working throughout these industries has strengthened the author's unique skill set and given him a broad perspective on the role and value of technology in industry.

How Much is “Enough” of a Story?

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Everyone involved in any part of writing, viewing or reading needs to consider this question. Just how much of a story is “enough?” This topic came up because of various books I’ve read and movies I’ve seen. The definition of “enough” seems to shrink in size faster than candy bars. We seem to have become a culture of doing less… Read more »

Set Up

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I actually enjoyed this movie. Of course it is hard for a guy not to like a movie featuring a classic Pontiac GTO which looked rather stunning. Even though they had big name actors it appears they didn’t have the capacity to fix an annoying problem with vehicles of that era – the slow roll hot start problem. Most of… Read more »

The Waiting Time

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I must say, this movie turned out to be surprisingly good. No, it’s not James Bond with beautiful women and lots of stuff blowing up, this is more along the lines of “Smiley’s People” with just a touch more action. It is more about the trade craft along with multiple story lines about things past which intertwine in the present…. Read more »

How Does the Human Race Wipe Itself Out? (Part 7)

In times of old we had leper colonies, plague ships and the marked house. In truth quarantine is a valid medical tactic. Sadly it is also a great way to ensure only those selected for elimination actually die. If you think such things as these cannot exist today, read up on the Ebola outbreak. Today’s leaders have to sell a… Read more »

The River of Souls

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As you get older and, in theory, better it is a good exercise to re-read and re-watch things you thought were great in your youth. You really are watching them with “different eyes.” What once was great will may seem stupid now. Occasionally, you will be shocked by just how great something really was in ways you didn’t realize. I’ve… Read more »