- Saturday 20th of December
Tweaked the index page to be a little tidier.
A new music section, on the
Cafe Del Mar
compilation CDs, has been added.
- Wednesday 3rd of December
The ARM Chips List has been
updated to feature a brief run down on the various ARM architectures
- Sunday 30th of November
The Acorn Machine
List now sports a picture of the BBC Model B microcomputer.
- Friday 28th of November
I found that even though I had completed the entry some time ago,
I hadn't actually made the
Woob entry accesible from
the studio. Consequently this is now available for your reading
Something like that anyways.
- Sunday 19th of April
Shifted the pages to their new home and readjusted things slightly as
a result of this. Consequently some of the subsections have moved
about due to GeoCities two levels of subdirectory limit.
- Tuesday 25th of November
Gave the site a fairly hefty make over, the tag images and section
'link' images have all been redone. Hopefully into something a little
more graphically tasteful. Congruent with this all the pages have been
upgraded to HTML 3.2, mostly to be able to specify the background
colour, but will still degrade nicely back to HTML 2.0 level browsers.
I'd be interested in hearing if anyone thinks all this is an
- Sunday 16th of November
Added a new entry onto the Noticeboard about the
Guy Fawkes fireworks
display this year.
- Monday 10th of November
Updated the Acorn Machine
List to now feature images of the Acorn Network Computer and
- Monday 20th of October
The Acorn Machine List now
features a picture of the Electron, hopefully to be shortly
followed by pictures of other Acorn machines. Also the list now
features a menu of links to each machine, hopefully making
navigation of the list substantially easier.
Likewise the ARM Chips has
been given a menu of links as well as being updated with details on
the ARM9 series of chips recently announced by armltd.
- Friday 10th of October
I have removed the Currently being read, and Recently read
sections from the books section. I simply haven't the time or
inclination to keep them uptodate, especially given the rate at
which I chew through books. Also I am not entirely convinced they
were particularly worthwhile pages for people to read.
- Monday 22nd of September
Brought online the
Theory entry into the studio.
- Thursday 11th of September
Added to the studio a new page covering
William Orbit and his
Strange Cargo series of records.
- Wednesday 10th of September
Added two new links, the Acorn Cybervillage and The Eye of the
Obscure, into the Teleport
section. I also removed the link Jamie Norrish's page, due to it
seeming to have disappeared.
- Sunday 7th of September
Updated the TTA Books page to
briefly list a second series of books that were set in a related
universe, although they aren't officially TTA Books.
- Tuesday 2nd of September
Updated the TTA Books page
to use HTML 3.2. It allows me to throw the book cover images over the
right hand side of the page, and thus make it easier to read, in a
clean way without scarificing the portability of the HTML.
Also a new section, Music,
opens today. The intention is that this section is not merely
dedicated to artists I like but to the ones that tend to be the more
unsung and obscure ones. I am not wildly interested in duplicating
the effort of people who have crafted sites to the better known
- Sunday 31st of August
Updated the book entries for
State of the Art and
Whit to have
images of their book covers. This should about cover it, I believe I
have only 'The Bridge' left to scan and Iain's latest book, 'Song of
Stone', to deal with.
- Saturday 30th of August
Updated the book entries for
The Crow Road,
Espedair Street and
The Wasp Factory to have
images of their book covers.
- Wednesday 27th of August
Updated the book entries for
Against a Dark Background,
Player of Games and
Use of Weapons to
have images of the book covers.
- Monday 25th of August
Updated the entry for
Walking on Glass
to use HTML 3.2 and to have an image of the book cover. Let me
know if you find the change an improvement or not.
- Wednesday 13th of August
Updated the version of
TimerCtrl to a corrected and
slightly expanded version. It now allows interupt code to be passed a
workspace pointer every time it is called.
- Monday 11th of August
Fixed the tag image so that it stopped trying to be a 640x480
size image with some browsers. (Caused by a bug in a gif encoder.)
- Tuesday 5th of August
Updated the Acorn Machine
List with details filling more about the early Acorn machines.
- Monday 4th of August
Added a bunch of new links to the
Teleport page including a link
to a William Orbit fan site, Banco de Gaia's site a few computer
pages and a smattering of other pages. I also removed the link to
'Risc Armageddon', much to my sorrow this e-zine hasn't really hit
it's stride and doesn't seem likely to. Given the amount of effort
the organisers invested into it this is doubly sad.
- Sunday 27th of July
Adjusted the CDSelector archive to have a help file in it.
Tweaked the Wellington page to be
friendlier to modem users.
- Monday 14th of July
Added a new archive,
the Archives section.
- Sunday 13th of July
Added a new music store link to the
Teleport section. Updated
the Archives section
with a new version of CacheCtrl.
- Tuesday 8th of July
Replaced the Work View image on the
- Tuesday 1st of July
Added the Edwin Fox
page into the Noticeboard. It seems I now have a fairly healthy
section on the more famous ships of New Zealand.
- Monday 30th of June
Tidied up a few out-dated links in the power section, not to
mention a few spelling mistakes.
- Thursday 5th of June
Corrected a spelling error or two on the Archives pages. Also
removed the link to the Strange Matter archive from the
Teleport section - it seems to
have gone off the air.
- Tuesday 20th of May
Updated the Acorn machine
list to now include the A7000+ and correct the entries for the
A4x0/I machines to read A4x0/1 machines. Apparently the marking on
the case really is a one and not a Roman I. Personally I thought the
Roman I gave the name some class, but ah well.
- Sunday 11th of May
Updated the ARMChips list in the
- Friday 11th of April
Something I forgot to mention earlier is the presence of the
Welcome to the Comp.Sys.Acorn
newsgroups document in the Archives section. This is intended
to be a primer document for newcomers to the comp.sys.acorn set of
newsgroups detailing where to find FAQs and what each newsgroup is
about. At the moment I am taking submissions and suggestions on the
document as I get it ready for use.
- Tuesday 8th of April
Updated the link in the Archives
section to the NZ Acorn PD Library. It now points to the new,
freshly opened site. Also the
RISC OS in action page has
been tidied up with various spelling or grammatical errors corrected.
- Monday 17th of March
Just been through the transport section weeding out stale links.
Hopefully those that are left should be just the fresh stuff.
- Sunday 16th of March
There is now a page in the Events section detailing my experience on
board the TSS
'Earnslaw'. Finally I have managed to get all the
bits together to finish this one off. As a side note I am pleased to
announce that I have managed to get my NumLock key working again. It
has been one of those things that, nearly everytime I sit down at my
keyboard to type, has bugged me. Now it won't occupy my mind quite so
much and hopefully will aid the writing process.
- Tuesday 11th of March
Try as I might I just can't quite seem to find the enthusiasm,
time and equipment all together to finish off some new pages I have
for the site. Hopefully life will stop pestering me a little and let
me do some updates. I have adjusted the
Currently being read section
to have a date-stamp on it so that people who actually pay
attention to that page can have some guage of when I last
looked at it. My reading habits have become somewhat more errattic of
late due to the aforementioned lack of time.
Finally it seems that
has posted their review of this site. It is an interesting
review, one that I think kinda miss the point slightly but then I am
hardly unbiased on the matter. Have a read and see what you think.
- Tuesday 18th of February
Added a relavent quote to the
Babylon 5 page. Now that
more of the Shadow Vorlon conflict has been revealed it is
interesting to note how close, and how slightly wrong, the guesses
are. I have a few new features planned akin to the Endeavour one,
but as yet have been finding it hard to get the time to organise the
images and text for them.
- Monday 9th of February
The Teleport section has been worked
over with a few freshly broken links corrected.
- Tuesday 28th of January
Nothing wilddly exciting. I have just been perusing over the
older pages in the Power section and
correcting various spelling mistakes and similar minor flaws.
- Monday 27th of January
I have fixed the 'Great Space Battles' half size image which, for
some unknown reason, seems to have been uploaded in a corrupt state.
This should make the TTA page
- Tuesday 14th of January
The final entry for the Iain M. Banks standing collection, namely
'The State of the Art'
. This completes the collection until such time as Iain releases
The Paul John Statham Competition
entry has been updated to reflect that the closing date has changed
and more of the judges have been named.
- Friday 10th of January
I have uploaded the entries for
'The Crow Road'
'Against a Dark Background'
into the standing collections area. This almost completes the
filling out of that collection. Various other minor tweaks with
spelling and internal links done.