Wednesday, 29 April 2009

permanent spin cycle

Don't forget to worry.

Remember the millennium bug? Airplanes were going to fall from the sky, lifts were to fail between floors, and washing machines everywhere stick in a permanent spin cycle.

Then there was mad cow disease. Only the veggies would survive. Not to forget Salmonella in our eggs and chickens. 

This product will be hot after heating. These nuts may contain nuts. This coffee machine will produce hot coffee. I could go on.

Now we are assured by Welsh PM Rhodri Morgan that the country has enough anti-virals for the SWINE FLU PANDEMIC to cover 50% of the population.  "I think everyone can be confident that we are ready for this to get worse, if it does get worse." he said.

That's all right then.

Monday, 20 April 2009

the perfect thing

It's been a month since I took delivery of my napster-compatible music streamer, and I have to admit that it is the most perfect thing. It plays all my itunes music stored on an external drive and lets me listen to what must be the equivalent of the music collection of a millionaire at the touch of a whim. 


Wednesday, 1 April 2009

slightly magic

1991. One of my last games, it still holds a certain charm. Here in the UK games consoles were closing in, computer games were to become video games, and a corporate mindset was  busy infecting the timeslot.

The game was voted one of the Top 100 Games of All Time by Your Sinclair readers you know.

Music by Allister Brimble, graphics by Keith Ross. Ian Gray handled the Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64 programming. The ZX Spectrum, Atari ST and Amiga versions were programmed by myself.

A finished, but unreleased sequel was 'Slightly Spooky'. Don't ask me why.