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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.

Richard Kadrey - a Sci-fi Author with Sense

emoticon:clock Well, there is some controversy about making classic works available online. Google are getting into a load of trouble anyway.

Thankfully some authors have good sense, Richard Kadrey has given his blessing to Metrophage online at Voidspace - which is very cool... Smile

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2007-06-07 21:32:22 | |
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Romanian Recipes on Delia's Website

emoticon:mirrormask I've always been very proud of my wife Delia, and especially her cooking. (Those of you who have visited us will know what I mean.)

She now has her own website, with some traditional Romanian recipes:

In case you hadn't guessed, the website name is a tribute to that other cooking Delia: Delia Smith . Smile

There's still more work to be done on the site, more recipes and photos and so on, but it's a good start.

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2007-05-23 23:16:36 | |
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Finding Your Way With GPS

emoticon:exclaim There is a new article by Rene Tse up in the Technology Section.

This article is a review (from real road trips!) of five of the most popular GPS software systems. It lists the pros and cons of the following programs:

  • CoPilot Live 6 from ALK technologies
  • Destinator PN
  • Iguidance 3.0 by iNAV
  • Mapopolis 4.7
  • TomTom Navigator 5

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2007-05-01 23:57:52 | |
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Ruggedized Devices and the Top Ten New Smartphone Technologies

emoticon:bugs There are two new articles in the Science & Technology section of Voidspace. These are:

  • Top Ten Smartphone Technologies

    A close look at the top ten up and coming technologies for smart-phones and mobile devices. From flexible displays, to 3D accelerators, to fuel cells; there are interesting changes afoot in the world of communications.

  • Ruggedized Devices

    If you're anything like me, then any new and cool gadget comes with a risk that it will soon die from being dropped, squashed or otherwise destroyed.

    This article is a look at some of the cutting edge rugged mobile devices, with a review of their features and the pros and cons. There is some impressive looking gear shown here.

These articles are both written by Rene Tse. I particularly like the article on rugged mobile devices. I'd love to get a new PDA [1], and I even kept my last one for two years without breaking it, but having one that can cope with rain and klutz-induced-disaster would be a big bonus.

[1]I'm particularly tempted by the HTC Athena which is now available in the UK. Luckily for my pocket, my current contract doesn't expire for another few months.

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2007-04-03 17:37:27 | |
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XDA II (and other cellphone unlocks)

emoticon:tooth There is a new phone unlock available from the Voidspace collection. Smile

This unlock procedure will take you through getting your HTC PDA / cellphone unlocked.

It works with models including :

  • O2 XDA 2 / IIi / IIs
  • MDA compact
  • QTEK S100
  • SPV M500 & M2000
  • Siemens SX66, PH20B01

Plus any HTC handset since the XDA 2. These handsets can be unlocked without a hard reset or flashing the ROM.

The following phones can also be unlocked, but may require a ROM reflash (instructions included). They shouldn't require a hard reset.

M5000, XDA Exec, MDA Pro, Qtek 9000

For more information, and a list of the other unlocks available, see :

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-12-30 19:26:42 | |
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Comments Restored

emoticon:dove Hopefully I have just got comments working again for this blog. As usual, it was a silly mistake in my template. Confused

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-10-14 01:12:14 | |
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Podcasting, Pocket PCs and Radio on Your Time

emoticon:podcast There are two new articles on Podcasting by Rene Tse in the Technology Section of Voidspace.

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-09-03 22:55:45 | |
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Official T-Mobile SDA Unlock

emoticon:mobile It seems like all I do these days is post adverts to this blog. I promise that right after this entry I'll post something that isn't an advert. Smile

Anyway, enough waffle. This is an announcement.

The Official T-Mobile SDA 1 & SDA 2 Unlock Procedure is now available from Voidspace Shareware. It also has an unlock procedure for the Orange SPV, as well as a great program for watching TV on your PC and another for having fun with anagrams. If you haven't visited yet, you really ought to. Wink

Official SDA I & II Unlock

Voidspace SDA Smartphone Unlock on Tradebit

This file takes you through the official T-Mobile unlock procedure for the SDA 1 and the SDA 2 smartphone.

It is the official development process for unlocking your mobile phone handset for any network AND application unlocking allowing installations of unsigned software (such as backup apps, games and third party software) and writing your own applications.

With this process your PDA will be able to take any sim on any network and any software, only 4.99.

  • The process is completely reversible.
  • Normal HTC Typhoon unlocking service price 20

Get enlightened now! Knowledge is the power to unlock...

Get your phone unlocked now.

Requirements:

  • T-Mobile SDA 1 OR SDA 2 PDA/Cellphone
  • USB Sync cable with activesync installed.

Visit the Official SDA Unlock Page to purchase, or for more information.

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-07-28 23:49:12 | |
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Mobile VoIP

emoticon:mobile Rene Tse has written a new article on VoIP.

Mobile VoIP - Voice Over Wi-Fi

VoIP really is about mobility. This article is about using Wi-Fi enabled devices capable of Voice Over IP. It provides a mini tutorial on how to install four VoIP applications on Linux, Apple Mac or Windows operating systems.

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-06-01 00:02:34 | |
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New RSS Feeds

emoticon:firedrop2 Thanks to work by Davy Mitchell on Firedrop2, this blog now has separate RSS feeds for each category. Very Happy

RSS Feeds by Category

I have also setup Planet Firedrop. This is an aggregator showing posts from blogs powered by Firedrop2.

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-05-30 01:08:40 | |
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Cyberpunk in the Library

emoticon:eyeballz The excellent Bridge Trilogy by William Gibson has long been available from the Cyberpunk Library. Now thanks to the work of Joao Lobato and Vicente Espinoza, they have been proof read, and are available for download separately :

The Work of William Gibson

If you've never read Virtual Light, Idoru and All Tomorrow's Parties, then they're well worth a read. Excellent stuff. Smile

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-05-27 21:20:56 | |
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