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The random ramblings of a Star Trek-obsessed schools ICT Systems Manager who likes a good moan.
This is a place where I can whinge about life, and express my love of my family, 80's music, retro computer gaming (especially on my Commodore 64),
 oh and Star Trek. I'm very open with my opinions and I like a good moan. If you don't like what I say, then you might want to consider not reading this blog.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Lost ship

I've been in a creative mood today, and have just finished putting together a 3D rendered-image that I started working on a very long time ago, but never got round to actually finishing it... That is until now.

Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you 'The Ocean Princess'.

A high resolution version will be available shortly on my website www.stu-wilson.com

Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Human Race

Hello again! I've been bored today, so I've written another song to keep me busy while Michelle is at work and Kieran is busy playing with his toys.

This one is another C64 remix, based on the well known (well known to C64 fans anyway) song from the cheap Mastertronic game "The Human Race" from around 1985. The original version was written by C64 legend Rob Hubbard.

It was rushed together in about 30 minutes, so don't expect a chart-topping hit. Anyway I like it, and I hope you like it too.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

For Steve.......

Bit of a random posting, this. I was going through my rather large collection of home videos/DVD's and found a short little video that Michelle and I created 3 years ago.

"Ghost Town - One Last Visit to 227 Handley Green" is essentially as the title says - one last visit to the house where I spent a lot of my childhood days at. It was the home of one of my oldest friends, Steve Ready.

The video was shot only a few weeks before the block was completely knocked down, and its quite sad for me because I always remember good, happy times there.

This is where I was introduced to the wonders of Atari 8-bit gaming, well before I even had a Commodore 64 - Lone Raider, Electra Glide, Action Biker, Mercenary. I remember tragically watching the Challenger space shuttle explode live while watching the launch on the news in this house.

The Flintstones, Knightrider, Star Trek.... Many times we'd re-arrange the furniture in the living room so that it looked like the bridge of the Starship Enterprise (I'm sure Steve's mum was never too pleased with us when we did that!!!)

The various matches of Tennis we played outside, (and I don't think I ever won ONE match!!)

The big Flintstones painting in Steve's room!

The pricks who lived nearby and always pissed us off!

Anyway, the only physical reminder of this place now is this DVD, and I thought I'd post it here. Honestly, most people will find the video rather boring and pointless, but I hope Steve might pop on and see it sometime.


Oh... I'd recommend a fast internet connection as the streaming video is about 10mb

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Floody Hell! - Who left the tap running??

Hello and welcome to my 100th post!!! I wanted to make this one special, hence why I haven't posted for over a week (nothing much has happened lately).

Anyway for this special milestone occasion I thought I'd post a couple of pictures of what Evesham is looking like at the moment after all the rain that we have had over the past few days...

Yep, the river Avon has burst it banks again (a common occurance here in the Vale of Evesham after heavy rain), causing much of the surrounding area to be submerged beneath the murky water. I took a couple of pictures on my mobile, so here they are :-







And finally, a nice panoramic image taken from the Workman's Bridge.