Wednesday, August 29, 2007 


As a kid I played with 'futuristic' robots, in fact while searching for a picture of one, I found the exact robot I used to have!:

Anyway, things have come a long way since then.
Check these videos out:

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Monday, August 20, 2007 

Sunset - 20/08/2007

Heres some photos of tonights sunset:

Three of the pictures are the same area of sky showing the different shades that the sky turned.

Tree Silhouette
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Tarnishing China's image.

With all the recent 'front page' events happening in China, I cannot help but wonder if there is foul play going on here. But who would want to run a dirty tricks campaign against China and why?

A colleague of mine mentioned the Olympic games being held there next year. A
collapsed bridge and a Chinese owned exploding passenger jet are certainly cause for concern to travellers who wish to visit the 2008 Olympics don't you think?

It might even be enough to deter potential visitors altogether, thus causing poor ticket sales affecting the already battered Chinese economy.

With the recent
recall of 18 million toys would you feel safe in bringing home a souvenir of the games? (if they do not stop the personal export of such items beforehand!)

I am watching the news to see what happens next...

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Sunday, August 19, 2007 

SNDH Archive updated to version 2.7

v2.7 (August 16, 2007) 3000 up!

175 new SNDH files (180 tunes).
1 bug fixed SNDH file.

The SNDH archive hits 3000 files!

175 tunes I hear you say! Less than a month from the last SNDH pack?! Doesn't Grazey sleep?
Well the reason for the huge input of tunes is that I've written an automatic batch Music Studio to SNDH converter. Music Studio was perhaps the first chip editor on the ST. The bad news is that most of the tunes are chronic, apart from Ed Bogasand the tunes from Xevious and Metrocross :)

Apart from that we have new tunes released since v2.6 and also some exclusives including unreleased tunes from Matt '4-Mat' Simmonds, Allister Brimble and Martin 'Nuke' Iveson (all from the unreleased game - Arcade Classix).

Remember if you'd like to comment, give bugs or suggest a tune you would like, please feel free to post to our forum at :-

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Saturday, August 18, 2007 


Here's some build up pictures I made on the Amiga way back in 1993.
Back then one had to 'plot' each individual pixel, requiring tons of patience!
The art program used was deluxe paint.
I was into the 'rave' scene at the time, so I called the picture 'Flyer'.

Final Version:


Wednesday, August 15, 2007 

August 15 lunchbox

2 slices of Welsh rarebit (Morrison's mature cheese on Braces white thick toast) - mmm cheesy!
Glass of warm orange juice
Mug of coffee

Drive to Work:
I don't recall anything eventful happening this morning - probably driving in a daze again. Only a few more weeks though until the kids are back in school and college and the roads are carnage.

2 slices of afore mentioned bread delightfully wrapped around 2 slices of dry cured honey roast ham
Packet (25g) of Walkers roast chicken crisps
Granny smith apple - chilled
Nectarine - chilled
2 mini babybel lights
Slice of afore mentioned cheese
7 cherry tomatoes
Fox's classic bar
Cadbury's mini roll

Random Thought
I should invent a gardening fork with ultrasound sensors built into the tips to relay an image to a screen mounted on the shaft, allowing gardeners to NOT spike their potatoes when digging them up. I suspect it will need a rather hefty battery which could be carried in a backpack, thus keeping the fork light. Future models would be more technical, utilising wireless technology to beam the image to a pair of goggles worn by the digger. The colour of the relayed imagery would look best in green.

This format was lifted directly from Sion Barry's world as a one off.
Let me know what you think.


Wednesday, August 08, 2007 

Ren & Stimpy.

I have just put up 4 x Ren & Stimpy lots on Ebay.

Ren Stimpy

They are:

1. A full set of Ren & Stimpy comics published by Marvel UK. The free gifts that came with the comics are also included.

2. A Ren & Stimpy book published in 1994. This book gives mention to the orb!

3. A pair of Ren & Stimpy teddies.

4. A set of Ren & Stimpy in little cars.

My EBAY username is ORBPHAN.

If you are going to bid then: GOOD LUCK!


Monday, August 06, 2007 

100th POST!!! - SNDH Archive updated to version 2.6!

From the site:

v2.6 (July 26, 2007) - Pure quality 50 new SNDH files (73 tunes). The latest SNDH addition certainly oozes quality! From 505's sonical stimulation in Blubber Tunes, to Dubmood's funky tracks used in all the latest D-Bug hard-drive/Falcon fixes. This pack also see the advent of a new breed of SNDH,"SNDH-Digi"! After years of pleas from Lotek, Grazey finally decided on the perilous trip of ripping and fixing exotic digital tracks, which until now had being playable by running the actual game! The first three SNDH-Digi's are Jochen Hippel first foray into digital, with the excellent tunes from Great Giana Sisters, Warp and Stormlord. The tunes have even being tested on the CT60... anyway what are you waiting for... happy listening.

Grab the new archive HERE.

Need a player? Get THIS.

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Sunday, August 05, 2007 

Old British Pennies.

We went on a day trip to Wookey Hole in Somerset whilst on holidays in Brean.
We had a tour of the caves, visited a fairy garden, took a trip through dinosaur valley, went in the famous paper mill and played in the old penny arcade, where you can exchange regular money for old fashioned British pennies to use in the old machines.

Two of the pennies that we got, stuck out to me because of their years.

The two pictures below are of a penny that is 100 years old!
Old Penny 1907
Old Penny 1907

The date of this penny is when England won the FIFA world cup final against Germany.
Old Penny 1966
Old Penny 1966

Note: To get most of the dirt off the coins to photograph them I used a salt and vinegar solution. It worked very well on the 1966 penny!

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Giant Sunflower.

Every year we grow a giant sunflower.

This is 2007's:
Giant Sunflower

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Wallpaper update.

This is a slight update to a wallpaper I made ages ago. The difference is that a shadow has been added.

Welsh Dragon Bliss With Shadow
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Friday, August 03, 2007 

Dying sun flower.

See the sun flower in the post below? Well, this is it now:
Dying Sun Flower
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I think its feeling really sorry for itself and so gave up.

It reminds me a bit of Savadore Dali's 'The persistance of memory'