Old Stuff 4 – The Gods Must be Crazy

Alternate voices version One of my favourite movies as a child, I bought the DVD almost as soon as it was released here. I was very surprised to discover that two of the main characters now had completely different voices to the version I was familiar with. I gather that when the film was released […]

Old Stuff 3 – Downloadable Cursors

I’ve put together a few mouse cursors over the years. Download them here. [These are Windows XP era, very dated now] To install: Download and extract the .zip file to your hard drive. Go to the Start button, Control Panel and double click Mouse. Go to the Pointers tab. Select the cursor you want to […]

Old Stuff 2 – Talking to robots Part 3

In my third year of university I was introduced to the ELIZA and ALICE bots (computer programs that would hold a conversation with a user). Around this time I was spending a lot of time on Yahoo! Messenger and ICQ, and was constantly receiving messages from barely-literate fellows who all wanted the same thing – cybersex. Add these things […]

Old Stuff 2 – Talking to robots Part 2

In my third year of university I was introduced to the ELIZA and ALICE bots (computer programs that would hold a conversation with a user). Around this time I was spending a lot of time on Yahoo! Messenger and ICQ, and was constantly receiving messages from barely-literate fellows who all wanted the same thing – cybersex. Add these things […]

Old Stuff 2 – Talking to robots Part 1

In my third year of university I was introduced to the ELIZA and ALICE bots (computer programs that would hold a conversation with a user). Around this time I was spending a lot of time on Yahoo! Messenger and ICQ, and was constantly receiving messages from barely-literate fellows who all wanted the same thing – cybersex. Add these things […]

Old Stuff 1 – Mystic Roses

When I was at high school I used to draw these patterns in my school diary (take circular protractor, make a point at every 20 degrees and join every point to every other point). I was frustrated that I could never get them quite right and spent a lot of time trying to recreate one […]