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Power stations are amazing tourist attractions! Today I visited Drax: the largest coal-fired power station in western Europe. Amazing things I saw: giant chimney, cloud makers, slow moving coal trains, pile of coal, reclaimed ash mound. Awesome.


Saw two balloons over our house this evening. Have pictures! This one is Virgin sponsored. The KitKat balloon is right behind it! Maybe they’re having some sort of race? I really want to ride in a balloon now. Where can I get one? Does anyone know??

Train game update

A screen shot from the latest version of the train game. I’ve added smooth shading, water, earth, and more realistic colours for the ground. I’m currently trying to think of a name: “Trains!” and just “Train Game” I’ve considered. Not entirely happy with either. Unfortunately “Trainz” is already taken.


I’ve posted some of my photos on Flickr here.

A game about trains

I’m currently writing a game based on driving trains. The idea is that you will be able to collect cargo, drive it around, and deliver it for profit. Winner is the one who makes the most money in the time period. You’ll be able to select the engine type: bigger engines are faster, but you […]


What better way to spend a rainy Saturday than a day trip to Hull? I couldn’t think of one, so I went today. Was a bit wet and windy, but I think that suited Hull rather well. Highlight was the Humber Bridge – really awesome structure! I’ve uploaded the pictures below. Apologies for the unimaginative […]

Digger going for a swim

A digger is going for a swim in the sea while its drivers are busy looking at something on the beach. Another nice picture of some steps in Hastings old town:

Can has bike

I have a bike. Woo! This is it: Came from York bike rescue. Also did Leeds half marathon at the weekend: 1 hour 54 minutes FTW.

Bridges of York

Can you believe the Wikipedia page on the bridges of York doesn’t have a picture of Naburn railway bridge? I’ve got several I could lend them… Edit: it does now 🙂

Nuclear war in popular culture

This site is a rather fantastic collection of comics / book covers / album art dealing with nuclear war. Some of the stuff from the early 50s is wonderfully deranged, like this: Damn commies ‘ll never get their hands on our atomic black death grenades… The collection is ordered chronologically, and the increasing pessimism towards […]