Musings Of An Idiot

  • Moving to BlogX

    No Comments July 11, 2003

    I've decided to implement my site using BlogX, which is a rather fine blogging system being written in C#. Anyway, until I can be bothered to write an importer for my old site, it can … more

  • New Server

    No Comments June 18, 2003

    After finding a rather nasty rootkit installed on the shared server my site was sitting on, the nice people at wwwserver have moved my site to a newer system. So far, it seems to be slightly more … more

  • Not Unlucky

    No Comments June 14, 2003

    Zak's now 13 weeks old, so here's a picture taken this morning. He's turning into quite a chunky little ginger nut, and still manages to scream every single time we sit down to eat, but we still love … more

  • Water Baby

    No Comments June 14, 2003

    Since the sun was out today (a minor miracle in this country), it seemed appropriate to let small person number one soak herself in her paddling pool. Photographic evidence follows. more

  • Megan Stopford

    No Comments May 4, 2002

    It is with huge regret that I have to announce the death of Megan Stopford, my Grandmother and India's Great-Grandmother. She died suddenly this morning, aged 83. She will be sorely missed. more

  • Lights Out

    No Comments April 10, 2002

    For those of you who don't remember, there used to be a handheld electronic game made by Tiger Electronics, called LightsOut. I got bored travelling up to London on the train the other day, so I … more

  • MCSD Completed

    No Comments February 28, 2002

    Andrew, Sachin and I finally passed our MCSD exams today, which means that we now have the dubious honour of being able to use the MCSD logo and put the letters after our names. Even more excitingly, … more

  • Repton.NET

    No Comments February 6, 2002

    I've started work on a port of the classic Repton 3 for the BBC Micro - a game that took up far too much of my time when I was younger - to the .NET platform. Considering the amount of time I've had … more

  • I'm Dreaming Of A Naff Christmas

    No Comments December 17, 2001

    There are times when I truly despair about people, and although my wife accuses me of being a "Bah! Humbug!" when it comes to Christmas decorations, it has to be said that there are some people who … more

  • Christening Photo

    No Comments December 1, 2001

    India's Christening was today, and of course, several pictures were taken of the event. This one of India with her Great Grandmother though is my favourite. more

  • Photos

    No Comments November 9, 2001

    What's the point of having your own website if you don't put pictures of your (nearly) six month old daughter on it? There isn't. So here's a couple. more

  • Carnival Pictures

    No Comments November 3, 2001

    Now, don't get excited. Yeovil isn't exactly, erm, Rio... Anyhoo, Bec found a picture of us on the YDR FM website. There's a link if you're interested. I don't blame you if you're not. If you are … more

  • ADSL Addict

    No Comments October 26, 2001

    Y'know, there are times when living in a technological cul-de-sac is a positive advantage. Let me explain; I now have ADSL installed at home, which is damn cool. What's even cooler, is that because … more

  • New Arrival!

    No Comments May 16, 2001

    At 03:26 this morning, my wife Beccy gave birth to our first child, a daughter called India Sian Courtenay. Both mother and daughter were allowed to go home this afternoon, and are doing very well … more

  • Photographic Evidence

    No Comments April 28, 2001

    Photographic evidence now exists of a previously unknown species - the beached whale. As you can see, the whale has a vaguely female form with a huge lump at the front. The whale seems to have … more

  • Last Pilots Gig

    No Comments March 31, 2001

    The last Shirley Temple Pilots gig I'll be able to do for a while went without a hitch (except for the comment about 'Babs Baps'...) With the now semi-official lineup of Jez Lee, Steve Perry, George … more

  • Icckle Piccies

    No Comments February 3, 2001

    Ahhh, innit cute? Well, not really at the moment, but if you're as sad as me you might find grainy indecipherable images of my impending offspring interesting. Otherwise, you won't. Ho hum. Anyway, … more

  • Long Haired Git Loses Locks Shock!

    No Comments December 28, 2000

    Yes, the rumours are true. Sad git programmer/shouter is now short-haired sad git programmer/shouter. (Now all I need to start working on losing is some weight - ho hum) Before: After: more