Basically just a test post

31 January 2009

I’ve moved my website and blog to a new server, so really this is just a test post to check that everything is working.

I did encounter one slightly annoying problem that I thought I’d post here, just in case anybody should stumble by via a Google search. I was getting an HTTP 404 error for the WordPress RSS feed - all the other links for pages and posts were working fine. It turned out that it didn’t like there being a “feed.gif” file in the root folder - once I renamed that it worked fine. So there you go.

Gig List

10 December 2008

Upcoming Gigs

No upcoming gigs at the moment! Sorry. Giving stand-up a little rest for a while…

Previous Gigs

As much for my benefit as for anyone else’s, here’s a list of all the gigs I’ve done so far, in reverse chronological order. 


  1. Wednesday 10th December: Get Happy, Goodge Street
  2. Monday 8th December: Electric Mouse Big Ben, Westminster
  3. Wednesday 22nd October: Knock2New, Shepherds Bush 18, 26. Saturday 9th and Saturday 16th August: Journey Central @ The Meridian, Edinburgh 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25. Daily, Saturday 9th to Saturday 16th August: “Of Mics and Men” at the Voodoo Bar, Edinburgh
  4. Wednesday 23rd July: The Roebuck, Hampstead
  5. Thursday 19th June: Kings Head, Crouch End
  6. Friday 23rd May: The Ship, Borough
  7. Monday 19th May: Electric Mouse Big Ben, Westminster
  8. Sunday 20th April: Milan Bar, Croydon
  9. Thursday 17th April: 142 Lounge Bar, Ealing
  10. Monday 14th April: Bedlam @ The Blue Posts, Piccadilly
  11. Thursday 3rd April: Knock2New, Shepherds Bush
  12. Wednesday 2nd April: Laughing Horse, Camden
  13. Friday 14th March: The Adelaide Pub, Teddington
  14. Monday 11th February: Electric Mouse Big Ben, Westminster
  15. Sunday 27th January: Laughing Horse, Richmond
  16. Thursday 24th January: The Whoopie Cushion, Camden


  1. Thursday 13th December: Monkey Business, Kentish Town
  2. Wednesday 5th December: The Washington, Chalk Farm
  3. Thursday 29th November: Monkey Business, Kentish Town

Quest 4.04 is now available

29 November 2008

Quest 4.04 is now available.

If you’re a Quest Pro user, you can download your update from the new “My Downloads” area at

Otherwise you can download Quest 4.04 from

This is a bug-fix release, which addresses the following:


  • fixed run-time error displaying collectables in Quest 2.x games.
  • a run-time error occurred if a game’s default font name was invalid.
  • a run-time error could occur if variables were accessed using different cases.
  • CAS files with resources which used “define menu” blocks wouldn’t load correctly.
  • verbs defined with capital letters wouldn’t work correctly.
  • an object inside a container which was itself inside a closed container could still be taken. The container logic has been improved to recurse properly through the parent containers of an object before allowing it to be taken, opened, closed, added or removed.


  • fixed various crashes when running using JAWS.
  • fixed bug with “else” script being corrupted when nested “if” statements were used which only contained one-line “then” and “else” statements.

Upcoming Gigs

28 November 2008

I have two gigs coming up and I’m planning to do a brand new Christmas-themed set. So I’d better bloody well get on and write it.

Monday 8th December - Electric Mouse Big Ben, Westminster Red Lion Pub, 48 Parliament Street, SW1A 2NH. 7.30pm. £1/£2. Map

Wednesday 10th December - Get Happy, Goodge St/Oxford Circus Green Man, 36 Riding House Street, W1W 7ES. 8pm. £5. Map


27 November 2008

Bleugh. I seem to have caught whatever bug has been going round the office, so I’ve spent the last couple of days on the sofa napping, watching terrible television and making wimpy wailing noises even though there’s nobody around to listen.

I’m sure being ill used to be more fun, but in recent years they’ve completely ruined daytime television. This morning BBC1 had “Homes Under the Hammer”, then “Buy It, Sell It, Bank It?”, then “Bargain Hunt”, and finally “Cash in the Attic”. Four titles lasting three hours, but essentially all the same programme. I’m not saying Kilroy and Wipeout were pinnacles of broadcasting achievement but compared to what passes for daytime TV now they deserve Oscars.

Even Working Lunch, which used to be the highlight of a day off for me, has been ruined by the recent changes they’ve made to the format, the studio and the presenters. I used to quite enjoy the amiable amateurishness of it all, but now they’ve basically turned it into the One Show. Even worse they’ve got rid of the fish-themed set and title sequence. Now admittedly that never seemed to make a whole lot of sense for a business news programme, but at least it had character - something that seems to have gone out the window in the latest revamp.

A door to door seller/scammer knocked earlier. He was dressed in a white boiler suit for some reason, and instead of launching into a sales pitch, he asked me if my parents were in. No, you did read that correctly. He asked me if my fucking parents were in! I’m not sure when the last time that happened was but it was probably some time in the early 1990’s. I’m clearly so ill I’ve now taken on the appearance of a 12 year old. I closed the door in his face and he then started shouting something before moving on to harrass my neighbours instead.

That was the most interesting thing to happen today. I think I would have preferred going to work.

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