writer, musician/DJ, conservationist, webdesigner

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Embracing your inner lego

Xmas present so myself, 45 and playing with lego #midlifecrisis?

Never too old to play lego:

My new laptop
My brain hurts
Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast
Re-styled front #battletruck

Monday, 28 December 2015

Creating an Archive List in Blogger

In order to create an archive list of all my posts on this blog like this:

I followed what this website said:

However I did do as she said and took the actual code from here:

Monday, 21 December 2015

Aeroplanes smell bad

I live next to an airport


Saturday, 19 December 2015

writer, musician, DJ, webdesigner, conservationist

writer, musician, DJ, webdesigner, conservationist



Playing with my camera in the dark

Nightime pictures with my camera

Canary Wharf across the Royal Albert Dock

University of East London

UEL Library


Note to self

Note to self


King Punctuation

Time to find out more about this Stephen King, or and work out, how. to: do, punctuation; properly,


Apocalypse? Oh, no Xmas... #whereiseveryone

Mature student xmas at the UEL


Thursday, 17 December 2015


What is Wordpress? What does it mean to anyone wanting a website? Find out at the Greylizard Webdesign Blog: http://www.greylizardwebdesign.com/blogtest/

Greylizard webdesign on wordpress again

Greylizard webdesign now running on Wordpress again, come have a look: http://www.greylizardwebdesign.com/

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Greylizard Webdesign badge ;)

Greylizard Webdesign badge ;)


Tuesday, 15 December 2015

My past games software

Here is a list of games software that has been significant to my gaming over the years:

Apple 2

Chop Lifter
Wilderness Campain
Trolls Gold

You can try some of the software here: www.scullinsteel.com/apple2/


F15 Strike Eagle
Atic Atac
Manic Minor
Hungry Horace


Civilisation 1, 2
Sim City 2000
Settlers 1


Roller Coaster Tycoon 1, 2
Sims 2, 3
Civilisation 2,3,4
Sim City 2000
Sim City 3000
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

PS1, 2

Gran Turismo 1,2,3,4
Medieval 1 & 2
Spyro the Dragon 1, 2, 3, 4...
Grand Theft Auto Vice City
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
Toca 2 Touring Cars
Fluid (not really a game)


Real Racing 3

I did waste a lot of my life playing games. The above listing is only the significant stuff as there were just so many.

Favourites are:

Apple: Chop Lifter
I just used to adore flying a helecopter, even if it was with paddles on the Apple 2, spent hours being killed on this game.

Spectrum: Jetpac
Who doesn't want to have a Jetpac? I totally got into this as a kid, even dreaming of flying my Jetpac with recuring dreams of it.

Amiga: Civilisation
God game extreme, ruin the planet through time!

PC: Roller Coaster Tycoon
Hooked is the only word to descibe how I was with this game. Sooo many hours in theme park land have been lost. Once I played it solidly for a day and went out to find myself in roller coaster land as a little person running about.

PS: Medieval
I adore this game. Such a clever game indeed. Spyro 1 is close but this one is better, a joy to play with an amazing replay value.

My gaming is very little right now, more out of boredom with them than anything else. I got bored of Real Racing 3 and have the Sims 3 but very bored of it and don't look at it. Always open to suggestions for a game worth playing though.

See also:

My computers a history

My new laptop

Samsung 24" monitor on hdmi laptop

New Dell Keyboard 

My favourite games

Gooood morning #London

Gooood morning


Me Links

Here are some links to my things and a few others of interest. Many pages have relevant links also.

My main websites:


My social media:

Google Plus

Google Earth

Websites by others of interest:

http://aswiftexit.co.uk/ Poetry * eBooks * Publishing

more to come... 


Monday, 14 December 2015

An Agent's Guide To Getting Your Manuscript Noticed

One of the writers did this summary of the "An Agent's Guide To Getting Your Manuscript Noticed" evening that I went to: http://freespiritinlondon.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/how-to-get-noticed-in-slush-pile.html

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Hunting pirates at the Royal Albert Dock

There is a ship out there, looks like pirates, I went to talk to them... but had a Thames adventure instead...

I noticed this ship had appeared opposite me at the Royal Albert Dock and decided to go and ask them if they were living there (due to my living on a boat desires):


Damn, past closing time

Can't get to the pirate ship

There's no place like home!


My dear Mr. Bond

Pretty tug

The boat freaks me out the more I look at it


Fire Engine 1 ready for take off, over....

Fire Engine 1 ready for take off, over....


Saturday, 12 December 2015

London International Animation Festival at the UEL

Today I attended the London International Animation Festival at the University of East London

Barry Purves

Luc Chamberland speaking about storyboarding

Robert Bradbrook talking about storytelling
Barry Purves showed us some of his own work and a lot about puppets and the ideas behind animation, very inspiring. Luc Chamberland dissected the workings of the laser scene in the Goldfinger James Bond movie along with a lot about the workings of storyboard and layout... and why things are how they are. Robert Bradbrook gave an enlightening talk about storytelling, much to digest.

After this we had a lengthy session of animated short films. The best of which was the last Pombo Loves You by Directed by Steve Warne which had me leave in tears!

 Barry Purves: Structuring Animated Films

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Xmas Dark Cutty Sark

Xmas Dark Cutty Sark


The traffic today

Today the traffic (to my blog) is mostly: UK, USA and Russia. Hello all! http://justintuijl.blogspot.co.uk/

Dell KB522 Wired Business Multimedia Keyboard

New Dell Keyboard
Now I have a 24" monitor on my laptop I find that the £5 keyboard is really not up to it. Hence the Dell KB522 Wired Business Multimedia Keyboard. Very nice. I have started my degree in Creative and Professional Wiring this year and think I have a lot of typing ahead, hence the keyboard. It was only once I got this I realised how hard I had to hit the keys on the old one, as first of all with this one it hurt I was hitting them so hard. Pretty much sorted on the computer front now. I bought Dell hoping for longevity from this item. I don't like to buy new stuff all the time from an environmental standpoint.

See also:

My computers a history

My new laptop

Samsung 24" monitor on hdmi laptop

New Dell Keyboard 

My favourite games

Thursday, 3 December 2015

My Natural History Museum, V&A and Science Museum trip, Dec 2015

I've wanted to visit these for years, looks like I finally did it in Dec 2015!

Natural History Museum

My softshell pals, that I tried to save in Asia

Colin the treefrog

not a real horn, soon there won't be any real rhinos

the pod thing

yep, none of those left

dead things

a vegetarian dino

yup, humans are new here


My pals from Indonesia

The Natural History Museum

I would skate by not for £12




I taught I tore a puddy tat

Meeting Jain again

V&A paddling pool

The science Museum

The speaking clock, always wondered what she looked like

Charlie 2CV!

My first computer!

Mixin' into history


Call that a computer? Now this is a computer!

My first car!

A real mobile phone

the museum tunnel back to the tube

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