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Tim Wilson

Musings of a fantasy author in a wibbly wobbly world.

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MUD glorious MUD: Interactive literature & gaming

Today I'm going to look at MUD.  If you are already familiar with Multi User Dungeon's, then you can probably skip most of this article. So what is a MUD? It's basically a text adventure game where locations are described... Continue Reading →

Story Tracker (beta) – A free tool for writers!

I remember dial-up.  I remember the handshaking noises my trusty modem made.  I also remember when the idea leaving a machine connected 24-7 online was unthinkable.  Even when I ran a BBS I had set times it operated in (we... Continue Reading →

The Reality of Chromebooks/OS – Not as limited as you think!

My family PC finally took its last gasp last night.  It's GPU fan finally packed in, but then after about 4 years of being "always on" and used nearly every day, its done very well.  I would have liked to... Continue Reading →

Looking at Sylpheed 3.1.1 – Is this the package to unseat Thunderbird on my desktop?

with the blisteringly quick Sylpheed, a user merely requiring an Email client can't go wrong  - Its memory footprint is tiny, its faster than an MVP after a freebie and with a simple to use no nonsense interface probably the... Continue Reading →

Review – SeaMonkey 2.0.14

All in one solutions can be very appealing.  Since I have multiple communication methods online and SeaMonkey is touted as an "all in one Internet solution", I simply had to put it to the test against my browser of choice... Continue Reading →

VICE 2.3 – C64/128, Vic20, Pet, Plus4, CBM-II emulation!

On the 26th February version 2.3 of this popular emulation package was released over on Sourceforge. Since I am a keen Commodore user (and still own working original hardware) I thought I would take a look at the latest version... Continue Reading →

Nintendo Emulation w/ Linux! – All you need to know! (and a little more)

I have received a few emails asking about emulation on the Linux platform.  These questions were mostly by Windows users who enjoy running retro titles and don't know much about Linux and its thriving emulation scene.   From being active... Continue Reading →

PAN 0.133 – Text/binaries newsgroup reader.

Readers will have seen the previous article on newsgroup binaries reader Klibido v0.2.5 which whilst a very good package appears to now be discontinued.   With that in mind I set out to find a currently supported newsgroup reader that and... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Pidgin 2.5.5 – The all in one messenger?

Chat networks, we all love em, we all use different ones, and they all use different clients/sites!  Let me introduce you to Pidgin, not one of those criters who cover London pavements in their special grey paint, but a Pidgin... Continue Reading →

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