Happy Halloween!

A very happy halloween to my friends, relatives and casual readers! It’s that time of year when ghouls, vampires and generally the kind of people I hang out with come out of their crypts to prowl neighborhoods and suck blood. Hmm… actually that sounds like a normal Saturday night… Not much to update really, just some general stuff. I’m beginning to think that Apple’s highly successful iPod is a gateway

I’m Back!

Greetings. Well, it’s been a couple of weeks since I last wrote. Truth be told, as some people know I was in the UK for the first time in 10 years for the first two weeks in October. I visited family, toured the South of England and almost froze to death in the mountains of Wales. Still, it was a fantastic vacation and I enjoyed it a lot! I’m still

This is Not News

Good day to you, fine reader. Although I don’t post much, I do get frequent visitors to this site. To you I bid welcome. I’m not a great one for self-promotion or self-aggrandising blogs, but I do like to keep friends and relatives up to date on my latest information. Really I’ve been busy. I mean really busy the last couple of weeks both at work and at home. This

Random Thoughts

It’s been a while since I posted. Quite frankly time has been scarce of late. Basically I’ve been talking to my father again… for those that know me they know this is unusual. It’s been good, and I’m enjoying communicating with him again. Hopefully we’ll stay in communication this time. On top of that there’s been the usual hectic work schedule and home life… and of course just generally living

I guess I should be honored

So apparently my blog is at least visible enough that somebody decides to post spam to the comments for my “People are Strange” entry. I suppose I should be happy that I’m so loved… alternatively somewhat annoyed that someone’s using my comments engine to attempt to sell people something. No worries… I have this blog set up for comments to be approved before they can be seen for EXACTLY this


Not much to update on really. Weather’s typical for St. Louis apart from a rather unexpected cold streak the last week or so. Not to worry, back to 100 degrees by this weekend. This is not a good thing in case you’re wondering. Just a couple of links to post that I found myself laughing hard at. My thanks to my friends who forwarded me these two links, and keep

System Failures

Why me? Myself and at least one of my friends have been having lots of system problems of late, and I can’t figure out what it is. Is it the weather? Sun spots? My influence? Am I just scaring the bejeezus out of every computer I get near??? Basically over the weekend I had some system problems. My apologies to any friends of mine who suddenly received email from me

Movie Stuff

Well, not much to write about really, but I figured I’d just jump in and start blithering about movies (which is a subject that’s been on my mind of late). First of all, just a quickie for all you out there; apparently the Doom movie might not suck as has been feared by me since I first heard about it. Now, I’ll take this article with a pinch of salt

Teething Trouble

Well, some teething trouble with the new blog engine that some may or may not have noticed last night. Basically, I had to make a change in the configuration to Apache (the web server) in order to make this all link up properly. If you typed in (without a trailing /) then you’d get redirected to the internal name of the server (in my home network), which of course

All change

Well, you can probably see I’ve made some changes here. I’ve decided finally to forego my own developed solution and revert to a freely available BLOG engine called Bblog. Actually pretty friendly, and still utilizing the same old backend stuff (MySQL), though runs PHP instead of PERL. Give me a couple of weeks, I’ll be modifying this code to fit the way I want this to work, of course Honestly,