Archive for October, 2011

The second leg of our trip through China, plus the World Expo 2010, Shanghai. We had no idea it was happening at the same time we were visiting.

Again, if it doesn’t automatically start in HD, click 360p in the bottom right and switch to 720.

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Hallo and welcome to the eighth and final Famous Five Friday! Gosh, we’ve had some larks. But fear not: while our time with the wholesome fivesome might be coming to a close, you can relive all the magic with the numbered links I’ve added to the top and bottom of each entry, and this spiffing new, easily-navigable home page. So – for one last time – let’s break out the ham rolls and ginger beer and set sail with Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy for grand adventures on, and off, then finally once again on a Treasure Island. Wizard! (more…)

Figuring that I should probably do something with those 20GB of China videos lying around on my hard drive, I herewith present the first in a (likely) three part series of Lindsay’s and my travels through the People’s Republic. If it doesn’t automatically start in HD, click 360p in the bottom right and switch to 720.


…or, at the very least, might have had second thoughts about recording the entire process. Nevertheless, we are but one week away from revealing Uncle Quentin’s lurid secrets to the world and George’s glorious ascension to middle classdom. Forthwith: our penultimate adventure with the intrepid fivesome. Tally-ho! (more…)


Really, Enid – you’re making this too easy.

So, some slight changes this week. First: if the screenshots look a little different, it’s because I was forced to switch from the VICE emulator to CCS64. Confessedly, I did prefer the former (CCS64 has an awful habit of turning every button on the keyboard into a command at random – particularly problematic in a game that requires you to get by solely on typing) but every time I loaded a save file on VICE, it would freeze whenever I moved to a new area of the game. Consequently, I had to start from the beginning every time I played, and – since I was screwing up with alarming regularity – I couldn’t bear the thought of taking that god-forsaken train journey one more time.

As a result of actually being to save my progress, however, I can exclusively reveal that there is an end in sight (!), making this Famous Five Friday, Part 6 of an eventual 8. I’d actually made enough of those title screens above to take me into double digits, but – for your time and my sanity – that thankfully proved unnecessary.

And now: Five on a Treasure Island…on a treasure island! (more…)