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Follow my exploration of living a spiritual life and finding the kingdom at Unpolished Musings.

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.


Prepackaged Emotions

emoticon:music It's been a stressful couple of weeks, but things have settled down for us. To relieve the seriousness I've decided to offer for download the emoticons and smilies that I use for this blog. (For free of course) Wink

The emoticon pack is a set of forty-seven small gif images, they're the ones I start each blog with.

The smilies are also gifs, they're a pak set I found somewhere, which means they're compatible with phpbb. There are twenty one different smilies. Very Happy

The smilies are freely distributable, from a gentleman called Spider. The emoticon icons come from a wide variety of sources.

Have fun. Rolling Eyes Laughing Embarassed


If you're looking for a free image tool, then I can recommend IrfanView. It is a great image viewer, but can do things like crop and resize with the greatest of ease. It will also convert between formats like jpg, gif, ico and png.

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-01-27 13:46:54 | |
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A Big Change

emoticon:acrobat Over the weekend something very big has happened in the lives of Delia & me.

We have moved out of community, and in with a couple of friends into Kingsthorpe Northampton.

Andy & Mini originally bought a bigger house than they needed, specifically so that they could have people move in with them. This means it's not such a burden on them to have us. Smile

It's all come at once for them too - they have someone else moving in on Friday (another old friend of mine & Andy's). It won't be that different from community after all.

The move was our choice. We both loved community but there was no single choice that addressed all the issues. Particularly the way I wanted to work with computers. We're staying part of the Church and hopefully will remain committed and involved.

Andy & Mini are a young couple from the Church. We got married on the same day ! I've known Andy for many years. Hopefully we'll still be good friends in a few months time. We are going to save up to move into our own place (probably a rented flat in Northampton) in about April or May.

It's a difficult but exciting time for us. We have a nice room here, currently filled with my accumulated possessions from nearly ten years in community - and Delia's from around three years.

We have lots to sort in the next few days. Transport to work is a big concern. We're now on an outer wing of Northampton, and the bus that gets me to work forty minutes late (and Delia ten minutes late) will cost us around 160 a month. In the short term this is OK as TBS will permit it if I take it out of my lunch break. We will have to look at getting a car as soon as possible. It's a good job I've had some practise in the last few weeks.

Delia is just about ready to take her test and is also ready to take UK citizenship. Neither of these are cheap. We can delay her citizenship until a few months before we next need to travel (which won't be this year now !) - but it would not be good to delay her driving lessons/test.

Anyway, Andy & Mini are charging us a reasonable rent, so we can work these things through.

We're both fine. The shock of moving out has either worn off (it was a slightly traumatic week) or not yet really hit. We're both quite excited by all the new things, so you can ask us how we are in a few weeks time.

Neither of us are looking to change jobs immediately - but I'm still looking for work as a programmer four days a week. I didn't have any positive responses to sending my CV to a few local companies. However, last week a web-development firm in Oxford approached me having seen my CV online. They would be happy for me to work four days a week (enabling me to stay with the Jesus Centre). I would have to commute initially, but eventually could work from home. It would be doing exactly the sort of work I'm looking for. I may not get the job, but it makes me feel that it's not an impossible dream and I will persevere.

Anyway - I think I've told you all the news, and all the things that worry us.

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2006-01-23 10:38:35 | |
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