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These pages are all my own work. Unfortunately that may be a terrible admission. In these pages are various writings of mine, from the first part of my life story, to poems, to mad ramblings without excuse. Below the links to the articles is my blog. Not to be confused with the Techie Blog, this is random ramblings from life.

Rambling Rumination

Diving or Drowning Part I. The first part of my Autohagiography... up to the point where I first take ecstacy. The tale of how a polite, well mannered middle-class child became such a ruffian.....

Diving or Drowning Part II. The second part of my life story - the further fall....

Life in Romania. An article about living in Romania. This follows two visits in 2004 and 2005 to visit my wifes parents. Life is very different in Romania than it is here in Britain.

A Random Assortment. A short collection of my poetry. There's one or two gems buried in here.

HumanOS v1.3. Subtitled baby crocodiles, computers and the human personality. This is an article that compares the human mind to a computer operating system. It touches on artifical intelligence and the ages old Nature versus Nurture debate.

Christian Meditation. A short piece on Christian meditation - exploring living Spirituality with God.

Imagine Paradise. No its not about a large network of computers, its actually about Christian Community..... and why we bother.

The first is an article on the spiritual power of symbols and sacraments. The second one, is on what sort of truth we can expect to find in the bible - with a brief section providing one possible reconciliation between modern science and Genesis. They should both be understandable by 'beginners' to the subjects.

Quick 'n' Dirty HTML. Need to get a webpage up quick and never done any HTML before ? This article will get you up to speed with the basics, using a TABLE for layout. Not for those who want nice, standards compliant, XHTML and CSS...

Voidspace Story. My cyberpunk short story. Lovely imagery but very short *sigh*. Come and play in the Void !

Beginners Guide to Atlantis. My beginners guide for new players of Atlantis - the computer 'Play-by-eMail' game. Very useful if you`ve just started to play.

Grains!

emoticon:videocam I haven't posted for a while, but uhm... I've been busy. By way of compensation, here's a cartoon.

F-Minus Vegetarian Zombies

Well, I thought it was funny. In the next couple of entries I'll tell you some of the things I've been up to.

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2007-07-21 15:31:20 | |
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Stardust the Movie

emoticon:drive Neil Gaiman is one of my favourite authors. He conjures up phantasmagorical worlds that explore both the murky and the wondrous aspects of the human psyche.

Movies usually manage to ruin books, luckily I haven't read Stardust and the trailer makes it look superb. Laughing

The movie is due in August. It has a 'star-studded' cast (no pun intended), including Ricky Gervais of all people. From the trailer he looks well cast. Smile

I rarely go to the cinema, but I might have to make an exception for this one...

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2007-05-25 21:53:27 | |
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Sad News to Report

emoticon:baldguy With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote 'The Hokey Cokey' died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin.

They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started...

Oh, I've just returned from a second visit to Poland, Poznan this time (very beautiful, but no pictures sorry). It was another programming conference, so you can read the Tech-heavy report here.

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2007-04-18 02:30:38 | |
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Online Comics: The Joy of the Intarweb

emoticon:Lithium Oh how the internet has enrichened our lives. Providing dramatic changes in the way we communicate, no aspect of the online revolution has touched my life more than e-comics. Razz

My only two 'dailies' are Frazz and Dilbert.

Just about everyone has heard of Dilbert, the cubicle bound engineer enjoying the corporate world. It's only funny 'coz it's true. Smile

Dilbert and hosing the company

Less people seem to have heard of Frazz, and it is perhaps a slightly more acquired taste. I think it is hilarious though. It carries the same sort of humanity as Calvin and Hobbes, along with a sprinkling of literary references and Jef Mallett's humour.

Is google making us ignorant

The next two are 'occasional' comics, but both have a large enough back-catalogue to keep you diverted from meaningful work for hours.

A Softer World is very much more 'adult' than the previous offerings. Alternately dark, sinister, bizarre and downright funny (sometimes all at the same time). Not for the faint hearted, but this comic carries a real atmosphere.

The perfect murder

Questionable content is also more adult, but a lot more harmless than A Softer World. Martin, Faye, Dora and an arthropod PC called Pintsize cavort in an almost recognizable [1] universe. One for geeks, anyway.

Questionable Content is full size, so I can't show you one here. There are a few more cartoons shown on the gallery pages if you're in desperate need of a fix.

[1]At least the women are realistically neurotic anyway. Wink

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2007-04-03 17:37:44 | |
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Hero or Villain ?

emoticon:mobile_world Well, apparently I'm Doctor Doom. Smile

Your results:
You are Dr. Doom
Dr. Doom
60%
Apocalypse
58%
Lex Luthor
58%
Magneto
52%
The Joker
47%
Mr. Freeze
47%
Green Goblin
44%
Riddler
40%
Kingpin
40%
Dark Phoenix
39%
Venom
36%
Juggernaut
36%
Poison Ivy
32%
Two-Face
28%
Catwoman
26%
Mystique
24%
Blessed with smarts and power but burdened by vanity.
Click here to take the "Which Super Villain are you?" quiz...

Don't worry, I'm also the Green Lantern. Smile

Your results:
You are Green Lantern
Green Lantern
70%
Spider-Man
70%
Superman
65%
Supergirl
55%
Robin
50%
Catwoman
50%
The Flash
50%
Iron Man
50%
Wonder Woman
40%
Hulk
40%
Batman
40%
Hot-headed. You have strong
will power and a good imagination.
Click here to take the "Which Superhero are you?" quiz...

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2007-01-01 12:51:16 | |
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Calvin and Hobbes: The End ?

emoticon:movpy One of my favourite cartoons has long been Calvin & Hobbes. These (just on the vague chance that you've never heard of them) are the tales of the incorrigible boy Calvin, and his imaginary tiger.

Unfortunately the series ended a long time ago, and I thought I'd seen all of them. At least until I stumbled across the cartoon shown below. It claims to be the last ever Calvin & Hobbes cartoon.

Calvin & Hobbes, the end ?

So is it genuine ?

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-12-01 17:44:30 | |
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The Googlewhack Adventure

emoticon:firedrop2 I've just finished watching the Googlewhack Adventure by Dave Gorman.

It is very funny. It's not your usual standup comedy, and absolutely hilarious. Maybe slightly geeky, but hey. Smile

As a mild aside, creationism plays a minor walk-on part in the adventure, which is kind-of, sort-of what led to my last post... Just thought I'd mention it.

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-10-12 00:38:22 | |
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Shaggy Gets Busted

emoticon:music I've just come back from seeing Terry Pratchett in London. It was great fun. Hopefully tomorrow I'll get a chance to write something up about it.

In the meantime, here is a very silly cartoon clip based on Scooby Doo. It is created by my friend Fuchsiashockz: Shaggy Gets Busted.

sigh, the day after google took over YouTube they pulled this video. Odd as this is lots more copyright material there; and this is original (albeit made of clippings from Scooby programs). Oh well, when it goes up somewhere else I'll link to it.

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-09-28 23:24:21 | |
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V for Vendetta

emoticon:cross Remember the film V for Vendetta ? A futuristic nightmare vision of England overtaken by big brother. It's a great film, and to coincide with the release of the DVD, Fuchsiashockz is proud to bring you a Warnerbros competition to win various V goodies!

V for Vendetta Competition

Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V for Vendetta tells the story of a mild-mannered young woman named Evey (Portman) who is rescued from a dire situation by a masked vigilante (Weaving) known only as "V." Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, V ignites a revolution when he detonates two London landmarks and takes over the government-controlled airwaves, urging his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about V's mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself ? and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plot to bring freedom and justice back to a society fraught with fear, cruelty and corruption.

Visit Fuchsiashockz for the full lowdown, including links to trailers, the official movie website and all the goodies you could win Exclamation

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-08-06 23:23:16 | |
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Everyone Needs One of These

emoticon:ghostradio This isn't an advert honestly (heck you can make your own), but really everyone needs one of these :

The Excuse-me Flag

Laughing

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-07-28 23:55:31 | |
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A Helping Hand

emoticon:cards I'm not a gambler, but there are plenty of people that are. If you play online poker, especially the infamous Texas Hold-Em, then there is something you'll find useful.

Pokerbility is a real time assistant that will calculate odds for you while you play. It will suggest plays for you, depending on how tight a game you want to play.

Download A Free Trial

There is a shareware version, for free download, so give it a try. Smile

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-06-10 20:58:50 | |
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