As I move into my twilight years (mid 30s) I start to have flashbacks surrounding various aspects of my youth. This very morn’, for example, I was whisked back to an endless summer evening circa the mid 80s… The scene is composed of; a large christmas tree, me, my grandmother, and our TV. Connected to […]
Category: The common man
I’m not really the type o’ guy to go splashing my (albiet strikingly handsome) visage all over my website/facebook page/photo library so I receive a lot of requests from readers asking “PLEASE MR SPEAKER more pics! more pics!!!”. Well, I’ve got some good news for you guys and gals: Today Google released a new “search […]
301-ing! Come join the house-warming!
Well well! Are you reading this post from the old stinky URL http://mrspeaker.webeisteddfod.com/ or from the NEW stinky URL http://www.mrspeaker.net/?! ‘Cause the NEW stinky URL is the place to be! That’s correct! The blog known as Mr Speaker has moved: same internet, new location! http://www.mrspeaker.net/!
Wave rooting in Newcastle
This will be a post of three parts. You should probably go straight to Part Three – as this has the juicy details, and a fairly brilliant song I composed. Part one and two are mostly content-free, self-oriented pieces that are sure to be of interest to few (though, with the high demand for fairly […]
Wave rooting, Part II: Morning of terror
It seems like less of a good idea now. It’s 8.30am in a tent on a football oval, 6km from Dorkbot Central. I sport a chipper hangover, compounded by a brawny and ominous (though, thankfully fairly rain-free) thunderstorm. Emerging from the tent, I spy my mode-of-transport with a small slice of contempt. I quite like […]
Wave rooting, Part III: WävRüta
After such an epic journey, it was going to have to be a pretty impressive 8bit, lo-fi, noisy, multi-mode digital audio FX unit and signal generator we’d be building. And with such a description, how could it not be? Impressive, that is. It couldn’t not be, that’s the answer to that rhetorical question – and […]
What’s your email address Sharkie?! Far out….
My Life – In Computer Years
Nothing like a major milestone to throw you into a whirl of nostalgic self-reflection. Today I’m 30. 30 years old. Here is a very nerdy retrospective of the computers that made up my life…
Technical Difficulties and Brain Surgery
Sorry about the wierdness around here folks… I’ve been away for a spot of brain surgery. The craniotomy so far has not given me any of the special gifts promised by trepanning. I’ll keep a third eye on it though. In other Mr Speaker news, while I was gone my hosting provider (smartyhost) decided to […]