About

Those of you who know me will be aware that I have two major interests; free open source software and video games. Expect these topics to come up a lot here.

I have many computers. Most of these were obtained at no cost from people who had no desire to keep them, as they are considered to be past the used-by date. The name of this blog was thought up in part because of something a friend said to me once: “I hope you recycle all your hardware when you throw it out”. That had me thinking… I could not recall ever throwing a computer out! Thanks to free software, the hardware requirements imposed by Microsoft to run a modern operating system are not applicable. Hardware that would normally be disposed of simply because “it’s too old” can continue to serve a purpose.

As much as I love gaming – especially first person shooters – most games are not free software. Not only this, but many titles as of late have become riddled with “features” that try to do evil things on/to your computer – often without any hint of what they are really up to. By visiting this site, you can expect much ranting on this. You have been warned.

This website now hosts a StatusNet deployment here which I occasionally micro-blog on.

My GnuPG key is here. The fingerprint is 2626 8B66 72ED 7DD8 5ED8 56F3 F51B 7834 F92D 586B.