.. who am I ?

This is my personal space for rambling / murmuring and general blogging. Below are some of my likes (in no particular order.)

Codesmithing (I write in C++ and Python, sometimes in Javascript and other languages when required)

Computer science, Physics and Chemistry (Pure and Applied)

Technology, Open Source, Gaming (RTS, FPS, RPG, Sim .. etc)


Blogging for me started way back in 2005 when I wrote a small number of short articles on my old site. I wasn’t convinced I would get much of an audience, and until late 2007 I abandoned the idea. Around august that year I suddenly was presented with a lot of free time and I found myself compelled to write (or type). This quickly progressed and I soon out-grew my self hosted website and decided to move onto WordPress so I could focus more on writing than web design and maintenance.

That was not the first website I have owned or worked on, some of you may be familiar with the (previously) community driven modification to half life called Day of Defeat. I used to run a waypointing and fan site back in 2002 to 2004, although looking back it was fairly primitive by comparison but a lot of fun none the less.

Fast forward to today, my blogging mainly focuses on the gaming, technology (in general) as well as F/OSS (free / open source software), *unix (i.e. Linux), security and programming. Although, as anyone who knows me in ‘real life’ can attest to, I tend to be a bit random at times and the tangential nature of some of my posts reflects this.

I am also into amateur photography so you may see the occasional picture post and when I get the time I like to go nuts and do a bit of airsofting. As you may or may not have already noticed, I tend to over-use smiles – sorry. 🙂


I am open to the idea of having others making guest posts either on my blog, or me on theirs. The only restriction is that I carefully screen what goes on my blog and I have no interest in sponsored posts or sponsored reviews. I made a decision early on that I would not monetize any of my blogs nor accept financial contributions in exchange for favorable posts / reviews.


I do not enter into link exchanges with other blogs / sites either on a paid or SEO basis. I do however enjoy finding new blogs with useful and exciting content and as a result I do sometimes add permanent external links.


If there are any errors in any of my posts please feel free to correct me! Similarly, if you have any information etc that I would be interested, do not hesitate to contact me.


I welcome any and all comments on my posts – if you have something to contribute or have run into difficulties or simply want to confirm something works I would love to hear from you. The only times I will delete comments will be if I judge them to be SEO motivated or meaningless spam.


Although I review products and services and write how-tos, I in no way take responsibility for their implementation or any physical (hardware etc) or nonphysical (data etc) or do I suggest merchantability for any specific purpose. Also, I am not responsible (or accountable) for any content I link to, on leaving my blog the responsibility for the content is down to the domain (or sub domain) registrar.

Basically I write for fun and in order to help people – I don’t want to be sued as a result. 🙂

Thanks for visiting! 🙂

  1. Mark
    April 27, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    where is the fake ipod pictures!!

  2. April 28, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    🙂 I will post them either today or tomorrow !!

  3. smithykgames
    May 17, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks for following my blog. Yours looks very interesting and touches on subjects I enjoy reading about. When will you be posting more about your Raspberry Pi? I want to purchase one myself, but will have to wait until near the end of June :/

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