Musings Of An Idiot

  • Steaming Ahead

    No Comments June 23, 2005

    For some time now I've had an issue with the Steam server search facility and my Netgear DM602 ADSL Router. To cut a long story short, whenever I did a search for any online Counter Strike: … 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

  • DevWeek 2005

    No Comments February 22, 2005

    Spent my first day at DevWeek 2005 today, and I have to admit my brain seems fit to burst this evening. John Robbins was the keynote speaker this morning, giving a general talk on the new features in … more

  • Don't Laugh

    No Comments January 25, 2005

    I've threatened on many occasions to make some MP3s available on this site of the worst band in the South West, the infamous Shirley Temple Pilots. Up till this point, common sense has prevailed … 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

  • Six Weeks!

    No Comments October 21, 2004

    I can hardly believe it myself, but it’s been six weeks since I smoked my last cigarette! My local GP surgery runs a smoking cessation program where you see a community nurse every two weeks, … more

  • Adventures In Url Rewriting

    6 Comments October 12, 2004

    A project I'm currently working on for my employer using ASP.NET 1.1 requires a coherent mechanism to maintain a consistent look and feel throughout the entire site. Now, as ASP.NET 2.0 isn't here … more

  • Gig Cancelled

    No Comments September 24, 2004

    I've just had a call from Drummer Bloke to say that The Swan in Southampton have cancelled the gig we were booked for tonight; not that I can blame them - we've buggered them around a few times over … 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 3 Graphics Card Benchmarks

    No Comments July 22, 2004

    More Doom 3 news; (yes, I know it's sad to be this excited over a game, but I'm not the only one...). id Software have generated some official Doom 3 benchmarks which show framerate data for … 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