Sunday, 31 October 2004
I can't believe it's come round again - we're back on GMT, although there is a seemingly perpetual debate about whether we should stay with British Summer Time all year round.
It's amazing how much difference the change makes, especially when the children wake up at 'normal' time - 6.15 on a Sunday morning is a bit hard to deal with!
On other matters, I'm a little annoyed that my blog was attacked by Trackback Spam yesterday afternoon; irritating in itself, but because my web server isn't very powerful, trying to deal with the flood of junk caused it to stop responding... two reboots and a mass deletion later, I think things are returning to normal (ish!)
There's not been much from me this week - I've still got to finish writing up the account of my jury service, and I've been playing with my old Commodore 64 - not least attempting to persuade games I've downloaded off the internet to record onto tape, and then into the computer! More, I'm fairly sure, on that later...
Fortunately, I've found my old copy of Wizball on floppy disk, but I can't set aside enough time to work out what order the colours need to be collected to complete the game (it's rather frustrating to finish eight levels, and then get stuck!)
Links of the day:
- www.bl.uk/../austen_narrowband.htm : Jane Austen's first book - "The History of England" - available (alongside many others) at the British Library website.
- www.classicgaming.com/area64 : an archive of Commodore 64 bits and bobs (including games!)
- www.viceteam.org/ : a fine Commodore 64 emulator (now all I need is a Quickshot Joystick interface for the PC...)
Posted by james at October 31, 2004 8:26 AM