Welcome

This is my poky little corner of the Internet. Originally started in 1999 (my website that is, not the Internet) it took on many forms – until 2005, when I lost enthusiasm for my own Internet presence and simply stopped updating it.

This is my (not quite as successful as I’d hoped) attempt at getting some of that enthusiasm back. Enjoy!

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Gallery: BMW M5 (2005)

The latest addition to my car history is this rather lovely 2005 BMW M5. With 507bhp and a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds, this is something of a monster.

I’ll be writing a full review of the car once I’ve become more familiar with it and it’s functions, but for now have some photos.

The other cars (with the exception of the Celica) will be being sold to fund this baby, incidentally. So if anyone is interested, please get in touch!

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Thief: Deadly Shadows Tweaker (v1.2)

This software was originally released in April 2004, shortly after the release of Eidos’ Thief: Deadly Shadows, the long-awaited (but much maligned) sequel to Thief: The Dark Project and Thief 2: The Metal Age.

The idea was to provide an easy to use GUI to help players tweak their game settings in ways that the in-game settings menus wouldn’t allow.

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Summer’s finally arrived, then!

At present, in my bedroom, the temperature is 26ÂșC. We currently have a winter-weight duvet cover on the bed. Earlier today, quite by coincidence, I found out that my BMI of 18 is lower than 99% of males between the age of 15-29 in the United Kingdom. By the morning, unless the temperature drops, I […]

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Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises

tdkr_batmanIt’s been a long time coming (four years almost to the day, in fact) but the final instalment of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy is here at last.

Christopher Nolan’s film-making chops find themselves under even greater scrutiny this time around – we’ve all been waiting for this epic conclusion since we saw Batman ride away into the light on the Batpod, but has he delivered?

Note: This is a pretty long review, but should be almost completely spoiler-free.

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Gallery: Spiders

Ever since I were knee ‘igh to a grasshopper, I’ve wanted to keep tarantulas as pets. For some inexplicable reason, my Mum wouldn’t allow it. I dunno, apparently they freaked her out or something, can’t imagine why.

But anyway, in 2008, I decided to bite the bullet and bought a spiderling (that’s a baby spider to the layman) Mexican Red-knee tarantula (Latin name brachypelma smithi) from The Spider Shop.

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Automatic cat feeding

I’m going away shortly, and so far have not been able to find anybody free to feed my cats while I’m gone.

As I’m not overly keen on the idea of throwing them into cat prison (aka a local cattery) for a couple of days, I’ve been looking into the idea of automatic pet feeders.

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Restaurant Review: Henri’s, Shifnal

I took a trip over to Shifnal recently with Alex, to a restaurant called Henri’s. Situated on Church Street in the town, with an outside seating area and a (small) car park, it seems well placed for passing trade and the general aesthetic was nice. The menu offered a pretty good choice of starters and main courses, and a specials board was brought around which had a number of dishes on.

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