Contents tagged with Personal

  • India's First Day At School

    No Comments September 9, 2005

    We've just come back from dropping India off at her new school. Naturally, she had absolutely no fear and unlike some of the other children there she could not wait to get into the classroom to start … more

  • British Culture Sectioned

    No Comments August 15, 2005

    So, Davina McCall reckons that those of us who think that the nauseating Big Brother is obnoxious, vapid, mindless, soul-destroying crap are "pseudo-intellectuals who have never really watched it". … more

  • Lucy In The Sky With Shatner

    No Comments August 10, 2005

    If you've never heard William Shatner murdering the Beatles classic Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds before, you've missed out on a truly horrific moment in popular culture. Head on over to http://www. … more

  • Vista First Impressions

    No Comments July 29, 2005

    I downloaded a copy of Windows Vista Beta 1 last night (legitimately I might add) and installed it on my 3Ghz workhorse system first thing this morning. Installation itself was a breeze - I'd already … more

  • Bela Lugosi's Dead

    No Comments July 16, 2005

    Joy of unbounded joys, Ed Wood's seminal (and truly abysmal) film Plan 9 From Outer Space has been released to the great unwashed under the Creative Commons Public Domain license. Thanks to the … more

  • BlogMap

    No Comments July 12, 2005


  • 8 bit Memories

    1 Comment June 23, 2005

    I was reminiscing with some of the younger developers at my workplace about the systems that they grew up with, and rather predictably it seems that most of them have grown up knowing nothing else … more

  • Medic!

    No Comments May 3, 2005

    I know you shouldn't mock the afflicted, but Mediawatch really have a knack of making complete pillocks of themselves. From their site: More outrage as Dr Who 'crucified' An episode of Dr Who is set … more

  • Pope Idol

    No Comments April 12, 2005

    The Vatican denies rumours that the process of electing a new pope has been dumbed down... more

  • Chloë Is One!

    No Comments March 31, 2005

    More pictures can be found here... more

  • Zak Is Two

    No Comments March 15, 2005

    It's Zaks' second birthday today. Here's a picture of the birthday boy taken at stupid o'clock this morning. more

  • National Dickhead Driver Day

    No Comments March 9, 2005

    I must have missed the announcement that today was National Dickhead Driver Day, but I've seen some fine examples of idiot motoring this morning - so well done to all concerned. For those of you who … more

  • Extreme Keyboard Remapping

    No Comments March 8, 2005

    While I was out at work today, and while Bec was briefly sorting things out upstairs, my nearly two year old son Zak took it upon himself to remap half my keyboard to various squiggles and symbols … more

  • Sudan One Joke

    No Comments March 8, 2005

    Customer: Worcester sauce crisps please Shopkeeper: Sorry can't, it's off the shelves; cancer scare. Customer: Oh right, Chinese Chicken Wings? Shopkeeper: Ah that's the same. Cancer scare Customer: … more

  • Half Life 2: First Impressions

    No Comments November 17, 2004

    I'm really grateful to id for releasing Doom3 back in September. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of near pant soiling terror, the shocks when turning on my flashlight in a darkened area to see a … more

  • What File Extension Are You?

    No Comments November 11, 2004

    Apparently I'm a .DLL.... Which File Extension are You? more

  • Luna Eclipsed

    No Comments November 11, 2004

    Bored of the Windows XP Fisher Price Luna theme? Thanks to someone who commented on Don Box's blog here, you can install the Windows Media Center 2005 'Royale' theme on your XP system. The great … more

  • Addicted To Source

    No Comments October 23, 2004

    Counter Strike is a phenomenon that has largely passed me by; although I've owned a copy for a while via a Half-Life bundle I bought a while ago, and of course through Steam, it's not something I've … more

  • New Bloodbikes Site Live

    No Comments July 30, 2004

    I've finally got around to updating the Yeovil Freewheelers site using DotNetNuke; I should have done it much earlier, but Real Life™ kept on getting in the way.... Anyway, they're a worthwhile … more

  • Doom 'System Shock' 3?

    No Comments July 19, 2004

    Many thanks to Andrew; he found scans of a PC Gamer review of the nearly-here Doom 3. The review: page 34, page 35, page 38, page 39, page 42, page 44. (Warning, there are some potential spoilers in … more