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I make things on the web, mobile and in the actual world.

I've done lots of bits and bobs over the years, and right now I'm mostly working on this.

I enjoy speaking about things I like, most recently this. You can email me if you'd like, and I'm on twitter.

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I am liking it, as is my Giant Domo.
6th Jul 2005, 21:23   | tags:,,

Joe says:

*covets giant Domo

6th Jul 2005, 21:26

Joe says:

could be useful to guard the beer though?

6th Jul 2005, 21:28

alfie says:

if it has to be that way, it has to be that way - at least this way all JOe can do is covey my Giant Domo, and not claim it as rightful 30th birthday bounty ;)

6th Jul 2005, 21:29

kostika says:

Wooo! Someone else who smokes Marlboro Reds.

What's the book? The cover looks familiar but I can't read the name.

7th Jul 2005, 09:02

alfie says:

reds? Nah, there must be something weird with your scree, they be lights.

The book is infinitys shore by David Brin.

7th Jul 2005, 09:11

kostika says:

Hmmm..side of box looks red.

I've seen that in the bookstore. Sci-Fi isn't it? Any good?

7th Jul 2005, 09:13

alfie says:

Theyre pretty good yeah - Brin can get a bit plodding at times, but the Uplift Trilogy is a good read, apart from the talking monkeys of course. There's a scene in one of the books based in a monkey community, most specifically in a monkey strip joint. utterly terrifying.

7th Jul 2005, 09:16

kostika says:

Okay monkey communities might be a bit much for even me.

7th Jul 2005, 09:18

alfie says:

and dolphins that crew submarines. Yup.

7th Jul 2005, 09:23

kostika says:

Okay...Not serious sci-fi. You shoulda said so :o)

7th Jul 2005, 09:33

alfie says:

nono, very serious, and superbly crafted - it's just that the entire premise is based upon humans ability to 'uplift' their earthbound peers such as chimps and dolphins to full tool using sapience, There is a lot of interesting writing around the species and character possibilities Brin has extrapolated from different animal species./

7th Jul 2005, 09:36

kostika says:

Hmmm..maybe one for the future. But I'm still gonna have a hard time taking those monkeys seriously.

7th Jul 2005, 09:38