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There is a kind of point to this site. The internet is hopefully about two things: communication, and the exchange of ideas and information. I make my opinions and expertise on a variety of subjects known in all kinds of place, and some people are curious about the person behind the ASCII, so this is my attempt at introducing myself to those who'd like to know a bit more about what makes me tick.

It's also an opportunity for me to add to the mass of online data with potentially useful stuff on a few topics about which I'm enthusiastic or even passionate, particularly guitarist John Williams and his (now defunct) group, Sky. I also have a few things to say about the hoors of "pan and scan" versions of movies released on DVD/Video/TV using the Harry Potter movies as an example.

I have been online for a while and have been involved with a few other websites, including designing them. A small gallery is available to view if you take the link in the menu on the right.My personal preference is to KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) - if there's anything which characterises my own favourite sites, it's that they don't go overboard with flashy (or Flash, for that matter) effects, but make it easy to get at what you want with the minimum of fuss.

Oh, and if you're curious about what all the plums are about, read About Your Host...

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