Month: November 2004

Half Life 2

I ordered Half Life 2 from Amazon on Saturday and it arrived this morning on my doormat. I installed it (eventually) and gave it a go. I was awestruck at the beauty of the thing…

Slackware 10.0

I’ve been doing a lot of fiddling with my Operating System recently, and the lovely image on the left there is the result. I’ve installed Slackware 10.0 on my PC, which seems to be working..

Three generations

I spent the weekend up in Leeds, and had the pleasure of having lunch with my dad plus Uncle Ken, who’s my (late) Grandad’s brother. He’s in his late 80s, but still in pretty good..

Cats – the truth

What is a cat? 1. Cats do what they want. 2. They rarely listen to you. 3. They’re totally unpredictable. 4. They whine when they are not happy. 5. When you want to play, they..

More Christmas Tunes

Yuletide is creeping into my life whether I want it to or not. Despite my determination to refrain from such seasonal celebrations for at least a few weeks, I found myself playing yet more Christmas-related..

Oh my poor lips

I think my face is bruised today, specifically in the lip region. I had the fortune to play Christmas Carols for FOUR HOURS last night at the McArthurGlen retail outlet near Mansfield, and I’m pretty..

Modern Technology eh?

On Tuesday I had the pleasure of visiting the delightful city of Coventry for a meeting, for which I was required to have a hire car. I’ve not had very many of these trips out,..

Dear Spammers

Thank you very much for visiting my website with your little bot. I always appreciate comments suggesting that I visit your website so that I can buy whatever drug or pornography that you’re peddling. I..

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

I’ve been doing a lot of reading recently, and I’ve just finished The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. I only bought this book because I noticed that it had..

So many browsers….

John over at has asked me to write an article about web browsers. Apparently he seems to think that I know a thing or two about such things, so I figured I might as..


Thus said the sign blocking my path on the way into work this afternoon. It was too; cluttered up with green vans, yellow pipes and holes in the pavement. I managed to safely navigate to..

A Hat Full of Sky

I’ve just finished this book yesterday. It was so good that I only took a couple of days to read it – Terry Pratchett must be one of the most consistantly funny authors around. I..