q2dm8 – the warehouse

I’m talking it back to the old school
‘Cause I’m an old fool who’s so cool

Yisss, quake 2 is possibly the greatest game ever*. The early quake series , were so far ahead of their time – many of its algorithms are still used today. With most of the current games using something from quake. There was a far better experience on dial up than than the grief you have with todays video games – how long does the matchmaking take on call of duty!

If someone had an ISDN connection they was the digital equivalent of a Rolls Royce.

Screenshot from 2016-04-22 16-29-13

Yamagi Quake 2 – basically q2 with some updates and bugfixes. Additional texture pack added.

Next up – quake2world / quetoo

* Championship Manager 2001/2002 is the greatest game ever.

Bye bye 2000s

Major clear out.


3dfx – glquake ftw!
PII 200mhz MMX CPU – not quite a t800 neural net terminator processor

Nova dvb-s PCI card

Gonna Miss

lots of cables

random selection of ram

few nvidia graphics cards

compaq dual PIII 800 ( workstation – yes dual cpus. None of this modern multicore rubbish. Two actual CPUs back when little software was to use them both. This ran mythbackend for many years.


Why did I keep this for so long!

power adaptors. mostly all broken.

first bt adsl usb modem

ultra 2 (i think) scsi hdd – even though I never had an adaptor to use it.

Standard Saturday

Jnrs football training with bacon roll.
Organise shed
Radio 5

Minus points for using internet radio instead of MW with interference from tools

“Rome wasn’t built in a day. But I wasn’t on that particular job.”

Brian Clough

Last Week In Brief

Tim Peake has made me very jealous. Always wanted to be an astronaut and would have loved to have done a space walk. Well done lad!

I’d sent him a good luck message on his blog and recived an out of office reply email:AUTO: I’m currently onboard the International Space Station – sorry but this e-mail will not be read


Also this week I’ve been struggling with a locked bootloader and locked recovery on an Xiaomi android phone. Such a pity as its not a bad phone hardware wise but MIUI is full of bugs and all attempted solutions require a windows box.



First post – first computer.



Here is a picture of my first ever computer. All my peers had spectrums and C64s – I was stuck with this; a Toshiba MSX.

Whilst it was a good machine – its not ideal if all you want to do is play games. But saying that – I taught myself BASIC from the supplied reference manual. Even if all I did was make a glorified address book.

Obligatory Quote:

Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic.

–Sir Arthur C. Clarke