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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.

#11

Sing a New Song

He knew that they would say to
him:
"You are no singer! And even if you are you should sing the
songs we know."
And well he knew the penalty of law. A dreamer could be
ostracized
in hate for singing songs the world had never heard.
Such songs had sent a thousand singers to their death
already.
And the song which dogged his aching steps and begged him
pleadingly to sing it was completely unfamiliar.
Only the stars and mountains knew it. But they were old. And
man was new, and chained to simple, useless rhymes; thus he
could not understand the majesty that settled down upon him.
But daily now it played upon his heart and swept his soul,
until
the joy exploded his awareness- crying near the edge of
sanity,
"Sing... sing... SING!"

Excerpt from 'The Singer', by Calvin Miller.

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#10

Facing the Chop

Voidspace goes under the knife. It's a bit of a drastic way to lose weight - but Voidspace has gone under the surgeons knife. As part of the revamp the old 'otherfunkystuff' and 'cyberpunkproject' sections have gone.

In the next phase the 'science' and 'computer' sections will be merged into a new 'technology' section, 'cyberpunk' will become 'fiction', and some of the stuff in 'esoteric' will become 'spiritual' and the 'psychology' stuff will be moved into 'esoteric' before it too faces the chop.

This is resulting in a leaner, meaner, and hopefully keener, Voidspace. All new pages will have the lovely new XHTML/CSS styling.

It does mean that there'll be a few 404's in the coming months whilst the search engines catch up with the changes. It's sad to lose content, and potential visitors, but I think the improvements are worth it.

On a related note you mean bunch - I'm getting an average of a thousand visitors a day. Hundreds of people every day download the books and open source software I host here - and I haven't had a single donation ! You rotten lot :-)

It's particularly an issue because of my bizarre circumstances. Because I live in a common purse Christian Community I'm entirely dependent on sources like this to keep Voidspace afloat... hmm.. maybe I'll have to be more bolshy on the download pages.

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#9

On a Dark One

It's 3.15am and my PDA power supply is bust. In order to be able to use it in the morning, I've got up and brought it to the computer room - where I'm compelled to blog. Odd hey :-)

I very rarely get round to watching films. That means that when I do I really long to see something with some depth to it. Because film grabs your senses it really has an opportunity to engage with the soul - your mind and emotions. It's also easier to produce something shallow.

Unfortunately I usually end up watching something more like the second kind than the first.

This weekend I saw two films and enjoyed them both. The first was xXx - a James Bond rip off adventure (complete with 'Q' techie boffin). It was actually great fun and only occasionally wandered into the absurd.

The next one was Donnie Darko. It came recommended by a friend - and I was really worried it was just going to be sick and give me nightmares. I ended up totally blown away by the ending. It didn't have the depth of characters that I would have loved to have seen - but even so, the end was a wow moment. I think I liked it all the more because it didn't try to tie up all the loose ends and explain everything, which is much more like life....

You may notice my spelling has improved. In actual fact it's not my spelling that is bad - but my typing (which is hopefully improving as I drift into touch typing, but that's not what I'm talking about). I've written a spell checker for this blog tool. See my Techie Blog for more details.

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