So it would seem that you have stumbled across my little corner of the internet. 

Here you will find diaries documenting my running a fleet of classic cars, information on lighting technology through the years, and pages documenting some items from my collection of vintage technology and computing.  Each of these areas has its own section linked to from the frame to the left of this page (if the frame is missing because you've arrived here from an external link click here to reload the whole page).

I welcome constructive feedback on everything here, whether positive or not, or just random queries about pretty much anything, and very much enjoy hearing people thoughts on the site.  So if you want, drop me a line, response times to email do vary, but I do attempt to respond to every one I get regarding this website. 


29th April 2023: An invisible update again I'm afraid.  The switch over to HTTPS it turned out broke my visitor tracker...Fixing this was simple enough, just needed to update the embedded Statcounter code...on!  There are 183 of them in case you wondered.  Turns out there were actually a dozen or so pages where it had never been added when I originally wrote them.  Oops.

24th April 2023: Another update you're unlikely to really notice.  The site is now being served over HTTPS.  This is a change I was somewhat reticent to make as I know some people (including myself!) use this website as one that you can point ancient browsers at and still have the page render correctly.  However I'm sick of the Google Search Console complaining at me, and have been made aware that this actually does result in the search results being depreciated albeit I believe only on mobile devices - though given that about 95% of my traffic these days comes from mobile devices that's not ideal!

21st April 2023: Nothing you're likely to see - but a few dead links mostly on older pages have been pruned, primarily to get the Sitemap generator to quit whining at me every time I ran an update request.

I participate in a number of distributed computing projects through the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) platform.  My current credit count for the projects I am (or have been) involved in is listed below.

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