Showing posts from December, 2015

Embracing your inner lego

Xmas present so myself, 45 and playing with lego #midlifecrisis?

Never too old to play lego:

More lego adventures >>

Creating an Archive List in Blogger

In order to create an archive list of all my posts on this blog like this:

I followed what this website said:

However I did do as she said and took the actual code from here:

Aeroplanes smell bad


writer, musician, DJ, webdesigner, conservationist

writer, musician, DJ, webdesigner, conservationist

Playing with my camera in the dark

Nightime pictures with my camera

Note to self

Note to self

King Punctuation

Time to find out more about this Stephen King, or and work out, how. to: do, punctuation; properly,

Apocalypse? Oh, no Xmas... #whereiseveryone



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Greylizard webdesign on wordpress again

Greylizard webdesign now running on Wordpress again, come have a look:

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My past games software

Here is a list of games software that has been significant to my gaming over the years:

Apple 2

Chop Lifter
Wilderness Campain
Trolls Gold

You can try some of the software here:


F15 Strike Eagle
Atic Atac
Manic Minor
Hungry Horace


Civilisation 1, 2
Sim City 2000
Settlers 1


Roller Coaster Tycoon 1, 2
Sims 2, 3
Civilisation 2,3,4
Sim City 2000
Sim City 3000
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

PS1, 2

Gran Turismo 1,2,3,4
Medieval 1 & 2
Spyro the Dragon 1, 2, 3, 4...
Grand Theft Auto Vice City
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
Toca 2 Touring Cars
Fluid (not really a game)


Real Racing 3

I did waste a lot of my life playing games. The above listing is only the significant stuff as there were just so many.

Favourites are:

Apple: Chop Lifter
I just used to adore flying a helecopter, even if it was with paddles on the Apple 2, spent hours being killed on this game.

Spectrum: Jetpac
Who doesn't want to have a Jetpac? I tot…

Gooood morning #London

Gooood morning

An Agent's Guide To Getting Your Manuscript Noticed

One of the writers did this summary of the "An Agent's Guide To Getting Your Manuscript Noticed" evening that I went to:

Hunting pirates at the Royal Albert Dock

There is a ship out there, looks like pirates, I went to talk to them... but had a Thames adventure instead...

I noticed this ship had appeared opposite me at the Royal Albert Dock and decided to go and ask them if they were living there (due to my living on a boat desires):

Fire Engine 1 ready for take off, over....

Fire Engine 1 ready for take off, over....

London International Animation Festival at the UEL

Today I attended the London International Animation Festival at the University of East London

Barry Purves showed us some of his own work and a lot about puppets and the ideas behind animation, very inspiring. Luc Chamberland dissected the workings of the laser scene in the Goldfinger James Bond movie along with a lot about the workings of storyboard and layout... and why things are how they are. Robert Bradbrook gave an enlightening talk about storytelling, much to digest.

After this we had a lengthy session of animated short films. The best of which was the last Pombo Loves You by Directed by Steve Warne which had me leave in tears!

Barry Purves: Structuring Animated Films

Xmas Dark Cutty Sark


The traffic today

Today the traffic (to my blog) is mostly: UK, USA and Russia. Hello all!

Dell KB522 Wired Business Multimedia Keyboard

Now I have a 24" monitor on my laptop I find that the £5 keyboard is really not up to it. Hence the Dell KB522 Wired Business Multimedia Keyboard. Very nice. I have started my degree in Creative and Professional Wiring this year and think I have a lot of typing ahead, hence the keyboard. It was only once I got this I realised how hard I had to hit the keys on the old one, as first of all with this one it hurt I was hitting them so hard. Pretty much sorted on the computer front now. I bought Dell hoping for longevity from this item. I don't like to buy new stuff all the time from an environmental standpoint.

See also:

My computers a history

My new laptop

Samsung 24" monitor on hdmi laptop

New Dell Keyboard 

My favourite games

My Natural History Museum, V&A and Science Museum trip, Dec 2015

I've wanted to visit these for years, looks like I finally did it in Dec 2015!