Monthly Archives: November 2004

Medieval Total War, Italian tips

Okay, I’ve been playing far too much Medieval Total War lately. It’s only my first campaign and I started playing as the Italians mainly because: It didn’t seem too hard, or too easy Being English seemed to easy, and too … Continue reading

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Paintballing in Effingham, Surrey

As part of a stag do yesterday I had a go at paintballing at Effingham in Surry. There’s a £5 deposit which gets you equipment and a very small number of paintballs and then you have to buy extra ammunition … Continue reading

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Review of ‘The Mapper’, Spectrum Adventure Game

I’ve found that the adventure game I wrote for the ZX Spectrum when I was 17 got a pretty good review in Your Sinclair. I never noticed at the time as I went off to University (and there certainly weren’t … Continue reading

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‘One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ review, Gielgud Theatre, London

I went to see “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” at the Gielgud Theatre, with Christian Slater as McMurphy, the other night. It was extremely good. The whole cast were excellent, the actress playing Nurse Ratchet being the best of … Continue reading

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Microsoft ISV programme

Microsoft have recently launched a new programmed for Independent Software Vendors. Basically, as long as you’re commited to developing a saleable Microsoft product over the next two years then you get an excellent deal on an MSDN subscription. It’s similar … Continue reading

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ScotAir flights from City Airport, London to Edinburgh

I had the opportunity to fly to Edinburgh on business yesterday and took a ScotAirways flight from City Airport, London to Edinburgh. City Airport itself is great: check-in is only half an hour before the flight, security is always very … Continue reading

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Truck crash ‘game’/simulation

I’ve just discovered “Rekkaturvat (Truck Dismount)”, having already played the very addictive “Porrasturvat (Stair Dismount)”. Basically, you set up some initial conditions and try to injure a man as much as possible by crashing a truck. It’s extremely addictive and … Continue reading

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Medieval Total War, another progress review

The Pope raised his ugly head again but luckily I was able to sort him out with sheer volume of troops. I have the advantage of a very large fleet occupying most of the meditteranean so I can ship troops … Continue reading

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Monty Hall problem and simulation

There’s been a bit of a debate on the forum at Freelancers.net about the Monty Hall problem. The crux of the problem is: There are three doors. Behind one is a car, behind the other two a goat. The contestant … Continue reading

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Progress review of Medieval, Total War

It’s been an action-packed couple of days. The Sicilians rose from the ashes and I had to retreat to the castle and muster some more forces. The whole thing ended in a massive battle between my spearmen and archers and … Continue reading

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