Musings Of An Idiot

  • Mac Attack

    No Comments July 17, 2004

    Just about one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time; play this video to any Mac zealots you may know! more

  • Increasingly Fed Up

    No Comments July 17, 2004

    A while ago I moaned about some eegit who has been using my domain name to send Unsolicited Commercial Email (aka Spam) to the great unwashed. The problem as it now stands is that 90% of my incoming … more

  • Forthcoming Gigs

    No Comments July 16, 2004

    After a six month hiatus due to being sent to Israel and the arrival of Chloë, the South West’s worst rock covers band is back in business. For anyone remotely interested, the gigs we’ … more

  • Doom 3 Gold!

    No Comments July 15, 2004

    RE: Doom 3 Reaches Gold Master, Due August 5th Rogerpq3 writes "Yes, this is the official word that [long-awaited PC FPS] DOOM 3 has been code released and has been approved for manufacturing! … more

  • TheThe Back Online

    No Comments July 13, 2004

    Well, it's been nearly eighteen months but the website for the best band in the world, ever is now back online. And now a personal plea to Matt: pull yer finger out and get Spirits, Pornography Of … more

  • New, Improved Napster?

    No Comments May 24, 2004

    I had a long hard look at the all new 'improved' Napster over the weekend, and I'm terribly disappointed with what I've found. For a start, it's horribly expensive; I decided to look up an old album … more

  • All I Want For Christmas...

    No Comments April 27, 2004

    Zak had an unfortunate accident yesterday; he fell over while playing and managed to break off the top of one of his front teeth, and bite straight through his lower lip. We ended up having to take … more

  • Blown Away

    No Comments April 15, 2004

    I've just came across this article on Slashdot about a demo FPS from a bunch of coders calling themselves .the.produkkt The game itself is standard fare, but what's absolutely extraordinary is … more

  • More Pictures

    No Comments April 1, 2004

    India and Zak got to meet their new sister this afternoon, so I've uploaded some more photographs to the online gallery. The gallery can be located here:http://gallery.edcourtenay.co.uk/albums/6. … more

  • A New Addition

    No Comments March 31, 2004

    Chloë Megan Courtenay arrived this evening at 20:44, weighing in at 6lbs 12oz. Both mother and baby are doing fine, and hope to come home on Saturday morning. More pictures will follow at http:/ … more

  • Seriously Hacked Off

    No Comments March 18, 2004

    Some tosspot has decided to send out a ton of spam emails advertising Viagra to the world, faking my domain as the return address. This means my mailserver is currently having to fend off masses of … more

  • One Year Older

    No Comments March 16, 2004

    It hardly seems possible, but Zak was one year old yesterday. The past year has flown by - it only feels like last week that he was a tiny helpless bundle, rather than the walking lump he is now! Oh … more

  • More Pictures

    No Comments February 29, 2004

    Seeing as I'm here in Israel, it would be a crime if I didn't go to see Jerusalem - so I went on a guided tour yesterday. Pictures from the trip can be found here: http://gallery.edcourtenay.co.uk/ … more

  • First Pictures Up

    No Comments February 25, 2004

    I've got my SmartMedia card reader hooked up, so I've started uploading some pictures from my trip here: http://gallery.edcourtenay.co.uk/albumListing.aspx?albumID=4&albumName=Israel+Trip   more

  • First Impressions

    No Comments February 25, 2004

    It's the end of my first full day in Israel working with Panam on behalf of IS Solutions, and so far things are very enjoyable. The only fly in the ointment so far is I've yet to get net access for … more

  • Off To Israel

    No Comments February 24, 2004

    Well, after a very thorough security check at the ElAl check in at Heathrow, I'm on my way to Tel Aviv for two weeks, working with Panam. If anyone needs to get in contact with me I'll be … more

  • ASP.NET Focus Component

    No Comments February 23, 2004

    One of the small irritants in the ASP.NET framework is there is no built-in mechanism to set the focus of a control directly in code - you have to emit javascript to handle the job for you. This is … more

  • The format of the file 'VSUserControlHost.dll' is invalid

    No Comments February 21, 2004

    I've been struggling for a few days with an exception that kept on being raised when authoring my own composite ASP.NET Web Controls: The format of the file 'VSUserControlHost.dll' is invalid After … more

  • Gallery Online

    No Comments February 12, 2004

    I've installed a copy of nGallery 1.5 over at http://gallery.edcourtenay.co.uk where I'll be keeping pictures of my kids and other stuff. nGallery itself is really very cool, and best of all it' … more

  • Silence is Golden

    No Comments February 5, 2004

    DRM madness strikes over at Apple iTunes. Buying DRM crippled tracks is bad enough, but DRM crippled encoded silence? more