Sunday, December 31, 2006

And a Happy New Year

To all of you.
May you make more of a difference in the coming year than you did in the last.
May the route to peace be found.
And the road towards the saving of the world be trod upon.
May life succeed where death has failed.
And may the love of God shine upon balloons from:

Saturday, December 30, 2006

my namesake

I chose my pen name surname from that of a character in a very good book that I read ages ago by Douglas Hill the character appears in the Last Legionary series and is called Keil Randor.
Someone was asking about my name so I went and looked and so here you have it.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Chirstmas

A very Merry Christmas to you.
Have fun, sing carols and remember its true meaning.
A nativity from

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Creative commons licence

Everything on this blog which I hold the copyright for is now available under the Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Creative Commons (cc) licence.

be Free! :-)

World's biggest offshore wind farm approved for Thames estuary site

From The Guardian
Plans to build the world's largest offshore wind farm off the coast of south-east England were approved by ministers yesterday in a move that could eventually bring 341 turbines to the Thames estuary.


Nano-welds herald new era of electronicsNew Scientist
Tom Simonite
The world’s smallest construction site is taking shape in a laboratory in Switzerland, thanks to the development of new welding techniques that work at scales of a billionth of a metre.

Worldforge Screenshots

I have uploaded many more worldforge screenshots to my picasa webalbums and you can find them here.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Expansion at Heathrow and Stanstead.

Guardian article
The government has approved expansion of Heathrow and Stanstead. This is bad, air travel needs to be reduced not increased. Hypocrites, *sigh*.
What can I say.
There now I feel a bit better. :-)

Post offices closure

Save the post office, old lady and teenager sign petition to save the post offices. from article
Ministers unveiled plans to close 2500 Post offices.
My local post office may be among that number. But even if I still lived in London I would despair at this. thousands of people rely on these post offices, some places have terrible public transport (like around here) some people cannot drive and have no one who can drive them, these people are unlikely to be able to afford a taxi regularly(few people can).
All the profitable work that post offices and the royal mail did has been taken by other companies in the name of a free market and so it only has the unprofitable stuff left and so looses money because it HAS to do the unprofitable stuff if it is asked to.
Pensioners used to et their pensions from post offices but they were (almost) forced to have it sent to bank instead - and banks are even less common than post offices, especially in rural areas, many of those who need post offices are not computer literate and would be confused by telephone banking.
It is very Sad to see all these post offices being closed.
and that the post offices are loosing £200 million a year.

Back To Blogging

Blogging picture, angry man and teenager blogging from is the Christmas holidays now
I have more time.
I can blog again with no fear of being caught and blocked from blogging.
And there is news that definetly needs blogging about
there has been some very bad news recently and I must stand up and be counted.