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I made this:
Giddy 3: Reasonably Special Edition

Well, I say made, its actually a remake of an old DOS game, but either way its fab, and now it is no longer stuck in DOS land.

But I did actually make this.

Recent front page messages:

After receiving her P45
Theresa's next job is also not going very well...

(Sun 8th Oct 2017, 22:35, More)

Gay robot cowboys!

(Sun 20th Jan 2013, 13:55, More)

I dunno.

edit: oh wow thanks for the fp!
(Wed 21st Dec 2011, 20:40, More)

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(Thu 19th May 2005, 10:57, More)

Bless him!
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Woo! FP! Thanks :)
(Fri 23rd Apr 2004, 10:11, More)

How mazes are made
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(Thu 4th Dec 2003, 12:38, More)


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Yes, I know its a UK roadsign on an american road. No, I don't care ;)
(Thu 13th Nov 2003, 14:13, More)

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(Fri 10th Oct 2003, 13:51, More)

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(Thu 26th Jun 2003, 12:49, More)

I have done a new paintmash.

I call it "Aargh!".
(Tue 29th Apr 2003, 10:18, More)

The refreshing brew....

that you'll never get served on no plane!
(Fri 4th Apr 2003, 10:08, More)

Brians first day as a vet
wasn't going terribly well...

(Tue 21st Jan 2003, 12:54, More)

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(Fri 10th Jan 2003, 13:42, More)

Apparently the earth is under threat
from a giant meaty oar!

I know, i know... its an asteroid really... but for the sake of a crap joke its a meteor, OK? :)

Oh, and sorry about my rant yesterday, but it does seem to have had the desired effect.. I can stop being grumpy now ;)
(Thu 25th Jul 2002, 9:43, More)


(Wed 24th Jul 2002, 14:11, More)

Apologies for the awful joke :)
(Mon 22nd Jul 2002, 12:34, More)

He's not so cocky now!

(Wed 26th Jun 2002, 13:13, More)

Boredom produced this

(Thu 6th Jun 2002, 16:09, More)

In keeping with my "grumpy old sod" persona...

But woo and yay to the two extra days off this weekend :)
(Fri 31st May 2002, 11:55, More)

I can't stop messing with pictures
from old-computers.com :)

(Wed 29th May 2002, 15:21, More)

The Factually Inaccurate History of B3ta
Part 2.

B3ta becomes popular with the employees of the Tokyo stock exchange. After widespread skiving almost caused a stock market crash in 1985, the government closed the system down. But this was not the end for B3ta...
(Wed 29th May 2002, 12:59, More)

The Factually Inaccurate History of B3ta
Part 1.

B3ta started life long before the internet became popular, as a state-run japanese bulletin board system.

Go here for more brilliantly photoshoppable pics of a similar type.
(Wed 29th May 2002, 11:48, More)

I was going to apologise
for flogging a dead horse, but I see someone posted an AYBABTU one so I don't feel bad about it at all now...

Hello. I'm an alt tag. I can smell your spicy brains.
(Fri 17th May 2002, 12:19, More)


(Fri 3rd May 2002, 12:00, More)

Of course, the highlight of friday for me
was PickledPizza winning the "who can swallow a whole cat without using your hands" competition...

(Mon 22nd Apr 2002, 14:38, More)

As promised
(Mon 15th Apr 2002, 9:54, More)

Too late
(Wed 10th Apr 2002, 9:31, More)

Dr. Phil Kitten
I did this especially for you..

(Mon 8th Apr 2002, 14:31, More)

Anne Widdecombes hair
in its natural habitat

(Fri 5th Apr 2002, 15:04, More)

Admittedly, you'd have
to be quite mad to wear it... :)

(Fri 22nd Mar 2002, 10:18, More)

Nostril penguins?
(Thu 21st Mar 2002, 7:25, More)

Rob & his cat
(Thu 14th Mar 2002, 9:14, More)

I don't know why
so don't ask... :)

(Tue 12th Mar 2002, 4:19, More)

I think furtive is ace, too. He's great. I like him almost as much as I like...

Viva la Beaver!

Beaver in a Viva! Look at his little face! Awwwww! He's so happy in his Vauxhall Viva!
(Sat 9th Mar 2002, 7:34, More)

Oooh... I'm going straight to hell!
Ho ho..
(Wed 6th Mar 2002, 7:19, More)

More Status Quo disaster mockery
(Wed 6th Mar 2002, 7:09, More)

Tungdog wants to be in your catalogue of warm animals...

(Tue 26th Feb 2002, 7:29, More)

He looks a little evil to me...
(Tue 26th Feb 2002, 6:54, More)

(Tue 19th Feb 2002, 7:46, More)

A new contestant
Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
(Mon 18th Feb 2002, 12:00, More)

The girl power search engine...
Go girl! Talk to the hand! Etc.
(Wed 13th Feb 2002, 8:49, More)

Come and have a go if you think you're hard enough!
(Tue 12th Feb 2002, 6:36, More)

I dunno why
but I did a google image search for "Nose Caterpillar" and found this:
Awwww sweet!
And I just couldn't help myself:
There... much better :)
(Wed 6th Feb 2002, 7:00, More)

My shirt idea
shirty shirty
(Tue 5th Feb 2002, 8:08, More)

My fourth entry...
maybe I should stop :)

B3TA Format!
(Mon 4th Feb 2002, 7:44, More)

How childish am I?

Lots, and getting more childish all the time ;)
(Wed 30th Jan 2002, 11:39, More)

Rats in Hats!

Yeah baby!
(Wed 30th Jan 2002, 9:47, More)

Alt Tag #128
(Wed 30th Jan 2002, 9:24, More)


Booyackasha my selecta!
(Wed 30th Jan 2002, 8:05, More)

Hooray for
Commodore Dude and the Socks of Doom!

C64 RuLEZ!
(Tue 29th Jan 2002, 7:28, More)

Its not easy
being spleen..

(Thu 24th Jan 2002, 9:29, More)

I've got his autograph
as well, but its annoying because if I want to show anyone I have to get out this whole great big table...

Aaaargh! Skybaby is still scaring me!
(Fri 18th Jan 2002, 7:47, More)


Sorry... couldn't resist...
(Tue 8th Jan 2002, 8:16, More)

Best answers to questions:

» Karma

I was driving home from work one day years ago
on the motorway.

I was happily going along at 70, when the car in front was going 60. No problem, I pulled around to overtake, and the guy speeded up, so i got in behind him again.

He slowed down.

I went to overtake, and he sped up.

He played this stupid game 3 or 4 times, much to the obvious delight of his 3 passengers.

I was driving a clapped out old metro at the time with a top speed of 80 on a good day, and so even if I wanted to go stupid-fast to overtake him I couldn't (not that i generally condone excessive speed).

Roadworks were just up ahead. Driving the road every day, I knew EXACTLY where the speed cameras were.

"Right", i thought, "i'll get you you bugger".

I pulled out and planted my foot down, and he kept up same as the last few times. Then, at the last possible moment, i slammed on my brakes and went through the speed camera at exactly 50mph. He flew through at about 80 and got flashed.

He was, from then on, mr. 45, and i cruised past him at a leisurely 50. I gave him a smile and a wave as i did so and felt great for about a week afterwards.
(Fri 22nd Feb 2008, 15:07, More)

» Out of my depth

Quite literally.
When I was a small kid, my mum took me and my sister to the Tropicana in Weston-Super-Mare. This was an outdoor swimming pool, now sadly closed, that had some really cool slides (or they seemed so to such a young lad as I was...)

Well, I hadn't learnt to swim yet. But the really big slide looked so much fun. So I went on it, and it was ace. But then it deposited me in the deep end, and I proceeded to thrash about like a.. err... person who can't swim, and had to be pulled out by the lifeguard.

I immediately ran off and went on the slide again. And had to be rescued. Again.

The guard had a go at me. My mum had a go at me. I didn't care, I had a great day.
(Thu 14th Oct 2004, 15:31, More)

» Rubbish Towns

Its fucking hot (can get as hot as 427 °C), and its also bloody freezing (can get as cold as −183 °C). It doesn't have any moons. Also theres almost no atmosphere, so even if you were somewhere with a mild temperature, you'd instantly asphyxiate. Its rubbish.
(Thu 29th Oct 2009, 16:27, More)

» Urban Legends

I went round telling everyone
that the tune on ice cream vans means that they've run out of... what? why are you looking at me like that? what are you doing with that baseball bat? *thud*
(Thu 5th Jan 2006, 16:08, More)

» Amazing Projects

When I was a young lad, I got an Oric Atmos. It was already obsolete,
but it was my very own computer, as opposed to the Acorn Electron which belonged to my parents. It wasn't brilliant, but I enjoyed it briefly before I got a C64 to replace it. Then I pretty much forgot all about it... until...

About 2 years ago, I decided I to have a look at the Oric again through emulation, and found that the best Oric emulator (Euphoric) was a more-or-less discontinued MS-DOS based affair written mostly in x86 assembler, and that there was a small group of Oric enthusiasts still writing games etc. for the machine, but resorting to running Euphoric inside a DOS emulator on their modern 64bit computers.

So I decided to write an Oric Atmos emulator, since it seemed like a nice programming exercise, and something to do on my daily train journeys to work. Just for the hell of it, I decided to write the whole thing from scratch; I didn't use existing code for anything, even though there are plenty of free emulators for things like 6502 CPUs, AY sound chips, or Western Digital 17xx floppy disk controllers out there.

Much to my own surprise, I succeeded.

Some other people have now contributed (mostly ports to other operating systems), but pretty much the entire emulation core is my own work from scratch.
(Wed 23rd Nov 2011, 18:14, More)
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