A large picture

And not a very good one at that, but the first time I've tried stitching together a panorama. On the far left, the Pacific Ocean (almost visible!). On the far right, that tiny white thing on the hillside is the Hollywood sign. In between is mostly downtown Culver City, with the high-rise offices of Wilshire… Continue reading A large picture

the email project part 2

Well, after a crash course in perl I hacked together something to parse the text files and create mbox format, which I then managed to import into Evolution. So now I have recovered email from my early days at Bullfrog (95-96). Still working on the .pst which isn't readable by readpst. Maybe I'll have to… Continue reading the email project part 2

the email project

In a further effort to consolidate and preserve data, I've made a start with getting all my past email imported into Evolution (from whence I shall more easily be able to propagate it in future). The email of the past dozen or more years is scattered on several CDs which I've tracked down, and in… Continue reading the email project

The Amen Break

If you're watching the Aussie Open on ESPN2 this week, listen out for the Amen Break in the Nissan commercial. It's the first time I've heard it “in the wild”.

A new car!

2005 Toyota Camry LE, Dark Blue (I think it's “Indigo”). All the usual gubbins plus powered driver's seat and stereo controls on the steering wheel. Mrs Elbeno is happy now that she can gad about with Mini-Elbeno without having to drop me off in the morning and pick me up in the evening.


Just wanted to fill in the “Music:” box really.

A Functional Weekend

For some time now I’ve been aware of the fact that 12 years’ professional C and C++ programming has moulded my programming thinking habits. This has been brought home particularly in the last 3 years when I’ve been doing quite advanced C++ and therefore reaching the limits of compilers and indeed the limits of C++… Continue reading A Functional Weekend

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Videogame shirts!

Shirts that I’ve collected over my career.

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from the person who followed the orange meme…

1. Elaborate on your default icon. It's from my wedding programme. Original artwork by mikem. 2. What's your current relationship status? Married with one child. 3. Ever have a near-death experience? No. 4. Name an obvious quality you have. Red hair? Intelligence? Define obvious. 5. What's the name of the song that's stuck in your… Continue reading from the person who followed the orange meme…