The Count

“I love to count, ha ha...”

As a mathematician, it seems appropriate that a suitable figure should present this page: so here he is, the only mathmo with true street cred, the Count from Sesame Street.

Annotea

One of my current geek projects is Annozilla, a Mozilla/Firefox sidebar client for use with W3C’s Annotea project. Briefly, it’s about making annotations on web pages; for example, comments on a document being reviewed by a group. Annozilla uses XUL, Javascript, XML and even RDF (no, honestly) in order to strut its funky stuff. There are some screenshots online if you want to have a look.

My other Mozilla/Firefox extension is to allow the browser to interpret WML pages. Again there are screenshots available.

Retro Gaming Renaissance

Spectrum Doom

In gaming as in life, they don't make them like that any more... Independent scientific research has shown that only 15 colours and a single beeper are necessary to produce all the effects necessary in a game. As evidence, consider Jet Set Willy: amongst pixel-perfect platformers of the 80s, JSW was king. No finer game has ever been produced. At this site, you can now play a mostly-working version of JSW in Java. (One day I might even finish this off, although this is looking decreasingly likely.)

You can be encouraged to know that I am a ZX Certified Webmaster. I am also proud to have been one of the winners of the 2000 comp.sys.sinclair Crap Games Competition.

Matthew

As if that weren’t enough, you can also read some of the best bits of CRASH, the finest of the games magazines from times past. Other magnificent achievements random bits of time-wasting include: the striking adverts for the UK DVD release of Twin Peaks season 1 (I still hope to live to see the season 2 release), the reasonably controversial ending of Fairlight 2, and a mostly abandoned remake of Everyone’s a Wally.