77. All That Jazz.

O.K. it is going to be one of those days. I just spent a couple of minutes trying to delete a full stop (period) that wouldn’t disappear. Back and forth I went with the cursor and the little bugger wouldn’t move. I slapped myself in the head when I got rid of the annoying punctuationContinue reading “77. All That Jazz.”

72. Magic, Monsters and Time

I’ve often talked about my love for the 48k Spectrum. A computer with about as much brain power as an egg timer. What the Spectrum games did have for the most part was playability.  One game company was a master at the playable game and that was Ultimate – Play The Game.  Ultimate games wereContinue reading “72. Magic, Monsters and Time”

56. The Internet.

Oh yes, it’s time for this chestnut. We all have wasted too much time on the internet haven’t we? I mean, what are you doing right now? Heres a little story about how my life got flipped upside-down, I want to tell you how I became the prince of Bel-Air. Oh wait, that wasn’t meContinue reading “56. The Internet.”

51. Evolution

Welcome to the world as we know it. Take the time this Easter weekend to smell the daffodils and then mow them accidentals because the grass needs cutting. It may come as a bit of a shocker to some of you, but I am not a religious man. I have my opinions and if you want toContinue reading “51. Evolution”

27. Other Blogs

I’ve written a few other blogs in the past, none as succesful as this one. Fourpints.com was the last BIG one, very popular with a handful of people but never the big hit I wanted it to be. It was about a Englishman living in (and ranting about) the U.S.A.  It was fun to writeContinue reading “27. Other Blogs”

25. Manic Miner

O.K. for those of you not interested in computer games, this entry is not for you. If however you are about the same age as me, owned a 48k Spectrum, and know what the word playability means, then this is for you. Manic Miner.    That is it, that’s all I have to write! Oh alright,Continue reading “25. Manic Miner”

6. The Biz

Another computer game that kept me holed up in the pit that was my bedroom. The Biz by Virgin games has become a cult classic over the years.  Not just because of the gameplay but because of what came on the cassette. Written by the late great legendary Chris Sievey this game contained no less than eightContinue reading “6. The Biz”

1. Kevin Toms Football Manager

Once upon a time in a continent far far away. Lived a small boy who got a 48k spectrum computer and the world changed. Yes the 1k ZX81 was fantastic with its power to do nothing, but there did seek to be something special about spending four hours to type in a game which inContinue reading “1. Kevin Toms Football Manager”