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Hi! My name's Alister. This is my website. It started off as an experiment in 1996, and never really stopped.
A new version of OpenJazz is due out soon. This will be a major update, so stay tuned!

Over the weekend I took part in a 24-hour film competition. The fruits of our labours will be shown at the Golden Video Awards this Saturday.
Leaidan
22/11/'11 16:10
Created the greatest aritcles, you have.
The release of Jazz 1 Editor has prompted me to work on OpenJazz again, and I've just uploaded a new version.

The editing of the Western film is now mostly complete. It will be shown at the Golden Video Awards on the 14th of March. This will be a black tie occasion, starting at 19:30 in the Terrace Bar, Teviot Row House, Edinburgh.
OpenJazz News
17/2/'09
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Wikipedia Article of the Day is now gone. A complete archive can be found here.

Over the weekend I was filming the remaining scenes for a Western with people from EMPS. All the footage for the movie has been shot in and around Edinburgh. More details to follow, but it looks like it will be premiering in early March.

The U.S. has a new President and Geert Wilders is going on trial. On the other hand, the U.K. is now officially in recession and I'm still unemployed.

At least this gives me time to play with the newly-released Jazz 1 Editor.
First of all, happy New Year!

The site's changed again. It now uses a new-fangled thing called a "database." It will soon be possible for people to post comments.

Wikipedia Article of the Day will end soon. More importantly, I'm planning on making weekly posts from now on. If I spot any interesting articles, they'll go in these posts. That way, there'll be less barrel-scraping.

Oh, and there's a new version of Palette Suite, free of the unpleasant crash-after-saving bug.
Alister
20/1/'09 19:39
In fact, it's possible for people to post comments right now. Ta-daaah!
Wikipedia Article of the Day
19/1/'09
Zero Hour!
Wikipedia Article of the Day
16/1/'09
Screech note
Wikipedia Article of the Day
14/1/'09
Blackletter
Wikipedia Article of the Day
13/1/'09
Torii
Wikipedia Article of the Day
12/1/'09
Northwest Angle
Wikipedia Article of the Day
11/1/'09
Colossal Squid
Wikipedia Article of the Day
10/1/'09
World population
Wikipedia Article of the Day
8/1/'09
Graham Chapman
Wikipedia Article of the Day
31/12/'08
Hogmanay
Wikipedia Article of the Day
29/12/'08
French paradox
Wikipedia Article of the Day
28/12/'08
Ain't We Got Fun?
Wikipedia Article of the Day
24/12/'08
Squatting
Wikipedia Article of the Day
23/12/'08
AARD code
Wikipedia Article of the Day
22/12/'08
Capricornus
Wikipedia Article of the Day
21/12/'08
Names of Sri Lanka
Wikipedia Article of the Day
20/12/'08
Baker's dozen
Wikipedia Article of the Day
19/12/'08
Silesian Uprisings
Wikipedia Article of the Day
18/12/'08
Nonce word
Wikipedia Article of the Day
17/12/'08
UNESCO
Wikipedia Article of the Day
16/12/'08
Cretan State
Wikipedia Article of the Day
15/12/'08
Interstate 5
Wikipedia Article of the Day
14/12/'08
Estophilia
Wikipedia Article of the Day
10/12/'08
Luxembourg Crisis
Wikipedia Article of the Day
9/12/'08
Intertitle
Wikipedia Article of the Day
7/12/'08
Crunode
Wikipedia Article of the Day
6/12/'08
Darien scheme
Wikipedia Article of the Day
5/12/'08
Inedia
Wikipedia Article of the Day
4/12/'08
Pegasus crossing
Wikipedia Article of the Day
1/12/'08
Advent calendar
Wikipedia Article of the Day
30/11/'08
Craniometry
Wikipedia Article of the Day
29/11/'08
Fishstick
Wikipedia Article of the Day
25/11/'08
stdlib.h
Wikipedia Article of the Day
23/11/'08
Federalist Papers
Wikipedia Article of the Day
22/11/'08
Warsaw radio mast
Wikipedia Article of the Day
21/11/'08
Gini coefficient
Wikipedia Article of the Day
20/11/'08
Plastic bottle
Wikipedia Article of the Day
18/11/'08
OS/2
Wikipedia Article of the Day
17/11/'08
Simone Veil
Wikipedia Article of the Day
16/11/'08
Falkirk Wheel
Wikipedia Article of the Day
12/11/'08
Finvenkismo
Wikipedia Article of the Day
10/11/'08
d'Coque
Wikipedia Article of the Day
3/11/'08
Medical slang
Wikipedia Article of the Day
31/10/'08
Carat (mass)
Wikipedia Article of the Day
28/10/'08
Fuss Peak
Wikipedia Article of the Day
25/10/'08
Lee Harvey Oswald
Wikipedia Article of the Day
22/10/'08
AUTOEXEC.BAT
Wikipedia Article of the Day
20/10/'08
PictBridge
Wikipedia Article of the Day
18/10/'08
Clothing
Wikipedia Article of the Day
15/10/'08
Belle
Wikipedia Article of the Day
14/10/'08
Bell
Wikipedia Article of the Day
13/10/'08
Bel
Wikipedia Article of the Day
12/10/'08
Be
Wikipedia Article of the Day
9/10/'08
Skara Brae
Wikipedia Article of the Day
8/10/'08
Zener card
Wikipedia Article of the Day
4/10/'08
Appleton Tower
Wikipedia Article of the Day
3/10/'08
Lothian Buses
Wikipedia Article of the Day
2/10/'08
Martian Monkey
Wikipedia Article of the Day
30/9/'08
Graham cracker
Wikipedia Article of the Day
28/9/'08
List of palettes
After several weeks' work, I'm proud to present Palette Suite version 3! It's been rebuilt from scratch, and includes a load of useful new features.

Also, Google is celebrating its tenth birthday today. Well, this website has been around (in some form or another) for more than 10 years! To celebrate, I've put up something from the first days: Billy the Martian Hedjehog [sic].

On a lesser note, the Wikipedia Article of the Day feature is now three months old. Furthermore, there's enough of a backlog to last another three months. Yay!
Wikipedia Article of the Day
27/9/'08
Naturism
Wikipedia Article of the Day
26/9/'08
YUV
Wikipedia Article of the Day
25/9/'08
Mince pie
Wikipedia Article of the Day
22/9/'08
Hypercorrection
Wikipedia Article of the Day
20/9/'08
Frolic (law)
Wikipedia Article of the Day
16/9/'08
Coon song
Wikipedia Article of the Day
11/9/'08
Farallon Plate
Wikipedia Article of the Day
7/9/'08
Dither
Wikipedia Article of the Day
5/9/'08
Pony Express
Wikipedia Article of the Day
2/9/'08
Saverne Affair
Wikipedia Article of the Day
1/9/'08
Ee (island)
Wikipedia Article of the Day
31/8/'08
Thomas Bowdler
Wikipedia Article of the Day
30/8/'08
Nickname
Wikipedia Article of the Day
28/8/'08
Kim Hyong-jik
Wikipedia Article of the Day
27/8/'08
Lotus 1-2-3
Wikipedia Article of the Day
26/8/'08
New Netherland
Wikipedia Article of the Day
25/8/'08
Scrollbar
Wikipedia Article of the Day
24/8/'08
Scrabulous
Wikipedia Article of the Day
23/8/'08
CE mark
Wikipedia Article of the Day
22/8/'08
Call Me Madam
Wikipedia Article of the Day
20/8/'08
Jesus Sutras
Wikipedia Article of the Day
19/8/'08
Triphthong
Wikipedia Article of the Day
18/8/'08
Orange, Vaucluse
Wikipedia Article of the Day
17/8/'08
Belgian UFO wave
Wikipedia Article of the Day
16/8/'08
Asbestos
Wikipedia Article of the Day
14/8/'08
Roentgenium
Wikipedia Article of the Day
11/8/'08
Nigella
Wikipedia Article of the Day
10/8/'08
Pi County
Wikipedia Article of the Day
8/8/'08
Killer badger
Wikipedia Article of the Day
6/8/'08
Klik & Play
Wikipedia Article of the Day
4/8/'08
DOS extender
Wikipedia Article of the Day
3/8/'08
Dalek variants
Wikipedia Article of the Day
2/8/'08
Transnistria
Wikipedia Article of the Day
30/7/'08
LuxX Index
Wikipedia Article of the Day
28/7/'08
Office Assistant
Wikipedia Article of the Day
26/7/'08
Gerrymandering
Wikipedia Article of the Day
23/7/'08
CCTV-9
Wikipedia Article of the Day
21/7/'08
-phob-
Wikipedia Article of the Day
20/7/'08
Emperor Norton
Wikipedia Article of the Day
17/7/'08
Holiday, Florida
Wikipedia Article of the Day
14/7/'08
Vojvodina
Wikipedia Article of the Day
10/7/'08
Dole, Jura
Wikipedia Article of the Day
9/7/'08
San Serriffe
Wikipedia Article of the Day
7/7/'08
Courland
Wikipedia Article of the Day
2/7/'08
Colletto Fava
Wikipedia Article of the Day
30/6/'08
Nipper
Wikipedia Article of the Day
29/6/'08
Thule
Wikipedia Article of the Day
28/6/'08
The new black


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