Sunday, October 04, 2009

I'm still running a Traveller RPG. Just finished one campaign book - Project Steel. We're quite short of players.

I bought a new Traveller universe / supplement book and a campaign book. Its the "Judge Dredd" RPG which builds on top of the Traveller core rules. And the adventure book is "Bad moon rising".

On the computing side, my (7 year old) PC started developing reliability problems. I thought the motherboard was going. Someone from the LUG recommended checking to see if everything that should be firmly plugged in, is firmly plugged in. The network card wasn't in properly. Fixing that seems to have fixed that problem. I use Windows XP to run the itunes software. I use Ubuntu 8.10 the rest of the time. Ubuntu is much more efficient than Windows XP - its easy to say that but look at it this way:- if I was only using Windows XP, I would have had to completely replace the hardware by now.

After much humming and hawing I eventually bought a Samsung NC10 netbook from Argos. I use Ubuntu Net Book Remix on the NC10, mainly for wordprocessing to support my Traveller stuff.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Right now America is arguing over health care reforms. Some of the opinions voiced criticise the NHS.

Well, as a long time user of the NHS I would like to state that while the NHS isn't perfect, I would rather be an NHS patient than a patient in America.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Unsuccessful slogan from the 1990's:-

Go to work on an egg-head.

Unsuccessful love poem from the 1990's:-

Men are from Mars
Women are from Venus
We could have had the stars
But fate came between us

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Today, after months of preparation, I ran a game of Traveller using a pre-release of "Book 2 : Prison Planet". It is quite an achievement to get my thought processes going - enough to run a RPG.