Total totti

Snr Totti has been around for so long and this weekend he helped I Lupi (Roma) embarrass Joe Heart making a debut for his new club Torino. Insert relevant emoji here. Irony is, Man Citys new keeper Bravo didn’t exactly do a stella job.

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Always a tough choice when starting Championship Manager 2001/2002 as to which team to manage. AC Milan (Maldini, Shevchenko, Pippo) OR Roma (Totti, Walter Samuel and Batigoal). Usually the influence of Maldini wins it.

Maldini Italia 90 Sticker

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.

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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