Truck Stop: What's New?
The whole page was rejigged at the end of June, 1998 so anything in here
now is pretty much a list of new things since then. I shall attempt to
keep it up to date. It is also worth checking out my
Misc directory since that is often more up to date
- 14th April 2007: I have actually decided to keep a
weblog for more than a couple
- 28th October 2006: I think the guestbooks are working again. They
are once more off site, so we'll see how this one goes.
- 30th March 2005: I have been good and tried to keep the
Misc directory more up to date lately But, apart
from that I have also added a new page for my more modern but still
very occasional general writing.
- 14th September 2004: I have replaced the old poor quality songs,
Do-Wacka-Do with MP3 versions for now. If anyone wants to tell me
off then I guess I could remove them but I think the first one is
certainly out of copyright and the seconds needs more airing anyway!
- 14th April 2004: I have popped my pictures of myself into a gallery
of their own, so the new link is
- 9th April 2004: I have been very slack recently, so I did a whole
bunch of changes at once. I have finally bought the Misc
directory up to date and I have started using the gallery for a few more
things. The biggest change is that my
friends page has
been turned into a gallery, the 55 word fiction page has completely changed
http://55-fiction.org/ and my animation
art has done the same at
http://animationart.org/ - I have
started my computer museum page on
well and will hopefully keep it up to date. I have also split away the new
British Food Page at
- 18th July 2003: Apart from the usual updates to
the Misc directory, I have also added a section to
the main page containing
some of my rants, lest anyone be interested. I have
also added my
"rules for dating me" to the about-me page
which are, incidentally, meant to be humourous.
- 25th March 2003: Nothing much new, except I have finally updated the
indexes on the Misc directory again.
- 16th December 2002: A few more things added to the
Misc directory, popped a few more dead things into
Misc/Deadthings area and I have split all of the
55 Word Short Stories to
- 1st November 2002: Although not really part of this page, I have added
a link to my
Risk and Security Training pages.
- 3rd August 2002: Mostly, I have been adding things to the
Misc directory's dated section. The only non-obvious
changes may be the addition of a Zola Budd pictures
directory, and some addiitions to Watches and Knives. There are also some
more additions to mjl-pics as well, but not many.
- 12th May 2002: I added a new page for what hopefully will be an
increasing collection of 55 word short stories.
Also did some fairly hefty editing on the
Poems and Scribbles page, putting each of
the poems into its own page.
- 10th May 2002: Slowly but surely I am converting some of the text files
to HTML - So far I have done
Field of Dreams and
The Pixie Document.
- 7th May 2002: The
original purple landrover background
which I made on the 21st of May 1995 has finally been replaced with a
slightly softer and more lilac version of the same picture. I left the
webpage history page with
the old bakground, it seemed fitting.
- 3rd May 2002: Added a couple more sets of garden and village photos into
the Misc directory as 20020501-outside
- 30th April 2002: By popular request from people who like to see me
hurt, I have added the
Michael vs. Black Cat page. I have also added
a couple of new pictures to mjl-pics and changed the
format of that page too.
- 24th April 2002: Added the tribute page to
- 22nd April 2002: I have fixed quite a lot of the front page so hopefully
there aren't any bad links any more. I have also added a guest book again
mainly because I am interested where some people are coming from. There's
not a lot new on the page, but there have been a few new things added to
the Misc directory.
I have also changed things slightly so that external links now go into a
new window; I am not sure how well this will work and I have a personal
hatred for popups so if it's really bad erm, well I dunno... Sulk at me!
- 18th November 2001: Whilst tidying up one of my piles of crap, I found
an old notepad with one of my favourite poems in that for some reason I
hadn't put on my page so, I added
Cattle Train. I also found one called
Slugs but that one is a bit boring. I also
added a couple more bits to the poems page in
- 26th October 2001: Added a new knife and sword
section into Misc. I shall probably add to this occasionally if I remember.
- 19th October 2001: Updated the
Car Pictures a wee bit. Added quite a bit to the
Misc directory which is indexed in here.
- 14th October 2001: Did quite a big rehash on my
- 10th October 2001: For now, the
Sheep and Woolly Resource pages of baa.net are living on
the Truck Stop page.
- 20th July 2001: Found an old picture of
me and Toerag
which I popped onto the pictures of me page. Also added some new picture sets
to the Misc section:
Live sex shows in the garden,
garden cat and people pics,
some more garden and cat pics and
some not very interesting watch pictures.
- 4th July 2001: Got some new image making software to try, so I knocked
together some pictures of
the garden. I also
Computer Museum with this
to see what it would look like.
- 28th June 2001: A few changes the last couple of months. Webmagick is
broken so some of the picture pages look a bit sparse (which is probably
good!) but hopefully Christiaan will mend it soon and it will be fixed.
Today, I added the Stephen Hawking Chat Up Line page
and earlier this month, I added a section for my
Computer Museum - Though
it's by no means finished.
- 3rd March 2001: Lots of changes that I didn't keep up to date with as
usual, so here's a basic summary:
Misc/20010128/ : Some old pictures from
Whipsnade and some old pictures of me, Clo, Lucy, Tilly and Custard.
Misc/20010130/ : Pictures of an Ames 1862
Cavalry Sabre, some very dodgy pictures of me, and one of Tilly.
Misc/20010214/ : Some various house art
Misc/20010225/ : Some pictures of snow. We
don't get so much snow in late Feb and I figured it was pretty.
Misc/Animationart/ : Added quite a bit to
the Animation Art directory and moved it elsewhere.
- 9th December 2000: Well, I added some Cayman pics on
Misc/Cayman/2000/ but not the underwater
ones yet (they should be good). I am slowly changing the
format of the ancient 1995 scrapbook to be more original in
scrapbook/new/. Ok, so it's still spoddy
but it's better than nothing and at least these are all
originals and signed.
- 8th August 2000: Lots of changes now, so best to list them generally. I
merged all of my sites into one, on a new machine, so there may be bits
missing for a while. I spent a bit of time rejigging the
About Me pages basically adding a section on
animation art and also adding a section on things I like and dislike that
I figured would keep me amused for a while. I popped a picture of my new
Audi A8 into the Cars directory and I have sort of
started keeping the
external part of this site
http://pageoftheday.com/ more up to date as well. There is quite a bit
of new stuff in the Misc directory, in summary...
: Some black and white photos of Amy and some old stuff I was developing.
: My "darkroom", Tidying the garage and my sister Custard and Mr Custard.
: No idea, but Amy looks odd with long hair now. The later pics are my
new experiment into creating intelligent life.
: A random assortment. The breasts are Rachel's by the way...
: Loads of things. My office looking tidy, various Amy pictures, the GB meet,
pics of Ian and Jen, pics of the Isle of Wight and finally documentary
proof that I didn't actually kill the bastard cat that attacked me, I
merely deported it across a few hundred miles and a stretch of sea...
: Amy's new kittens and some bits of animation art.
: Lara Croft, terrorising my office.
: My new mobile phone.
I have a bit of time free at the moment
so I will probably make a few more changes, I am going to update the
scrapbook with new pictures and some new faces soon that should keep me
amused for a while!
- 18th July 1999: Started work on a page about some of the photos and
cameras I use at
- 14th July 1999: I have created a new page specially for my page of the
day section at http://pageoftheday.com/.
- 8th July 1999: Only temporary until I get them sorted, but there are
some more Cayman (and other) pictures on
- 4th July 1999: Put Amy's Cayman pictures into the
- 4th July 1999: Popped a few new pictures on
and completely re-organised that directory too.
I shall put some more Diving/Freediving/Cayman pictures up soonish.
- 28th May 1999: I decided I may as well link in the article I wrote on
the history of UK IRC and the #GB channel. It is at:
- 19th April 1999: Added a couple of pictures to
(Odd, where are all these pictures of me coming from!).
- 17th March 1999: I found an old archive of Stonenehenge pictures and
popped them in
Stonehenge-1997 - There's also some new pictures of me in
- 17th March 1999: To prove that in a past life I was probably a
squirrel, I photographed some of my collection of old British Micros.
Have a look at
- 16th March 1999: Quite a few changes of late, and I have been lapse in
keeping this up to date now I have this cute new front end on 'misc' but,
things of interest are:
19990222 with some junk
(and a tidy lounge) in. The stuff in
Deadthings, you may
well want to avoid since it is things that white cat keeps bringing into
Joshbook is a scan of
a couple of pages about me in some Internet book.
Rachel made me put some
pictures up for her too.
- 14th February 1999: What a way to spend Valentines Day! - Spent hours
and hours getting "Webmagick" working to organise and add thumbnails to
directory. I have reorganised the lot, so some of the links on this page
may no longer work. I shall change as many as I can spot.
- 13th February 1999: Playing with a new digital camera (Olympus 1000L)
produced far too many new pictures in:
There is quite a cute new house tour in
- 15th January 1999: Various junk from visits to the Intercontinental
Hotel, including the great Jaguar XJ-220 robbery are at:
- 1st January 1999: Some old pictures of me, other people and some other junk
- 31st December 1998: Some Christmas pics, mainly Tilly
- 18th December 1998: The first pictures of my adopted monster, whitecat
- 26th November 1998: At Clo's request, some pictures of that shiny
Volvo are at:
- 2nd October 1998: Uploaded a load of new pictures to
including some of me as a kiddie, some family ones, a photo
trip back to the place I was born, some new Tilly pics and various
- 9th September 1998: A few changes to
- New signature, and some more information added about the
- 8th September 1998: A few changes to
- 27th August 1998: Some scans of really old things in:
- 19th August 1998: Some new pictures of Tilly on
- 13th August 1998: Various pictures, including the epic saga of
the BT men digging up my village to put my leased line into my house.
- 20th July 1998: Some new pics of me, and other things in
- 20th July 1998: Found a Tommy Boyd
picture for my scrapbook - I must update
that whole page soon!
- 14th July 1998: Added some pictures of an adopted Dalek that has
been forcing me to drive it around the country and an adopted tractor
that can't drive anywhere in a straight line.
- 3rd July 1998: (Busy day!) - Scanned some pics of the new house and
- 3rd July 1998: Added a
Web Page Of The Day page.
- 3rd July 1998: Updated my
Pixie Networking Guide
to include a section on ATM... Finally.
- 3rd July 1998: Added a link to
Opera to the front page because it
was the only browser I could use when this crappy NT box broke horribly.
- 3rd July 1998: Added this "whatsnew" page.
- 1st July 1998: Added some flying pictures to:
- June 1998: Tidied up the whole structure, added
new sections and generally attempted to update some really old stuff.
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