Archive for December, 2006

December 29th

Evidence of God

I've been reading a lot of Dawkins recently, and whilst he makes a strong case for there being no god, he has so far missed one important question (in so far as I have read - I'm a long way short...
December 27th

Mending the disasters

Progress on fixing my various idiot moments: Dropped bike has been fixed. Bodged the mirror and it seems to have held. Bought a new lever off eBay for £15. Bargain! Reshaped, glued and...
December 24th

Armadilos!

Found a wonderful new construction ball run style game. You know the thing - where you have to put blocks in place to get a ball to an exit. Armadillo Run combines beautifully stable physics...
December 20th

Fixed!

No, not all the stuff I broke recently. I've fixed this blog software. Well, fixed the badness caused by installing it twice without wiping the DB first. Anyhow, you should now find things like the...

Reasons to be Chearful

The world is a wonderful place to live. I know in everyday life it's sometimes hard to remember this, so here's a few handy reasons why things are so great. Some of this might be a little...
December 19th

The vehicle shocker continues

Distracted by a worrying letter threatening legal action from an old account I had years ago, I rode off with the chain still through the wheel. Broke some more bodywork bits. Nothing a few blobs...
December 18th

And a few more

Even better games made by me even more recently! Iron Maiden's xmas game. Not very Christmassy, but who cares when you've got an enormous upgradable gun and a hoard of baddies to use it on?...

A little fun ballance

I've made a few too many serious/depressing posts just now. Time for something a little lighter. The following are all things I've built (or partly-built at least) at work recently. They're all fun...
December 17th

Life is risky

Your life is at risk! At any point, if the bits of your body that keep you alive stop working for more than a critical period of time, you'll be dead forever. Think of this like a game of...

I should have stayed in

This clearly wasn't a good weekend for me to be anywhere near a motor vehicle. Ran out of fuel in the Lotus. That's not covered by my breakdown policy so I'll be charged hundreds for that...
December 15th

How many people does it take to fuel an Elise?

Usually when you break down at night on the motorway, it's a pretty solitary affair. I've been through this my fair share of times now, across the years. Typically your car stops, you pull...
December 12th

Four brilliant games you'll never get into

In today's console dominated games world most people are content with the quick hit of simple dazzlingly pretty quick-hit games. You know the sort of thing - you play for 10 minutes excitedly...

Motorbikes and theism

Last week I passed my full UK bike test. Then I bought a 500bhp/tonne deathtrap. I'll be picking it up from the dealer next weekend with a big grin on my face and the anticipation of a firey...
December 10th

A whole new blog

Should my first post just be a test message, or a fully blown welcome message? If I make a proper welcome post and nothing works, I might lose the lot. If I do a test and everything goes well, I...