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Where am I now?

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It’s been quite a while since I last blogged on, so I thought it was time for a quick update.


Since my last post when I announced I was moving to I have moved my personal blog again, to

It has transformed into more of a journal, with less techincal stuff, reviews and guides and more of a diary. It details all the things going on in my life at the moment, which happen to be quite a lot!

I’ve finished Uni, although I still have an exam and piece of coursework to retake.

I’ve also started to go through the motions of setting up my own business, named Fishbitt. The website is not quite finished yet although it should be up within a week or so.

A few days ago I launched, a blog/site following my journey into Ruby on Rails.

I’m pretty pround of the theme, which I made myself and I’ll be posting there daily too. If your just starting on RoR or already riding the Rails then check it out.

I’m still using Flickr too, almost up to one thousand pictures.

Some other useful links of mine are on my ClaimID which has links to all my online profiles and any sites I have something to do with, be it designer, contributer or just one of my domant domains.

Quick look at the stats shows I’ve had 100,000 views since I last posted here, there are still quite a few people subscribed to the feed and I’ve had 3,420 spam comments!!

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August 11, 2006 at 7:54 pm

I’m Moving

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From today you wont find any new posts at

I’ve had a great time with, the past 5 months on here have taught me a huge amount about blogging, the web and computers in general. I’ve had over 300,000 views, upwards of 400 subscribes and a top 5500 ranking on technorati.

I feel that I have outgrown, i feel very limited by them now; long and frequent downtime, a crappy and buggy editor and the lack of customisation. blogs are perfect for people who are jsut starting blogging or dont have much in the way of technical knowledge (we cant all be supergeeks!), but for me its just not enough anymore.

I’ve spent the last couple days setting up my new blog called

Its a wordpress install with a custom theme called Yellesh which i have modded to my own needs. Hosted on Dreamhost so i shouldnt have any bandwidth troubles either.

This will be my personal blog. Photography, geeky stuff and whats going on in my life, my geeky articles and tutorials will be put on

I won’t be deleting this blog just yet, it has a good google ranking and gets a lot of hits which i can forward to my other sites now.
The only thing with Fishbitt at the moment is that the logo is a PNG and IE6 does not like PNGs!! The logo looks pretty rough, other than that it works on most browsers i think.

Personal blog @

Geeky Articles @

Written by Atariboy

April 23, 2006 at 3:06 pm

Posted in Blogging, Geeky, General, Web


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Just woke up and realised that i have 7 days to finish my three reports so this blog might have to take a bit of a backseat for a week.

Getting my hair cut today so expect a poseriffic picture on flickr if i like it!

Still have a stinking cold which is slowly moving to my chest, not good. If i get a chest infection, which i normally do i could be out of action for a week or more. Damn Asthma!

Over on we got our first days stats in, 8700 visits and 13700 page views yesterday… WOW! I'm also informed that we have about 260 people subscribe via RSS, thanks very much to everyone whos been reading and commenting on it, we have another authors starting today: Comaboy and should have Leeanna from Geekplus and Kai from starting at the weekend.

Its all go!

Pic of yesterday: My Shoe!

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April 20, 2006 at 9:25 am

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Time for my big announcement….

Together with Dan from Technocrat, I've been working on a new Geek Team Blog. I'll be posting most of my geek and technical stuff over there and will become more of a personal blog concentrating on Photography, my life, blogging and more general things.

We have a nice handful of great bloggers on the Team including Jeff from Teknokool and Jens from Zhooibaal with more coming within the week.

We did have a geek girl but she seems to have disappeared, so if any of you ladies are up to the challenge then drop me an email.

Does this mean the end of Atariboy at wordpress?


I've taken to blogging like a duck to a special duck filled blogging pond, along with fixing computers, blogging is something that I feel I'm really quite good at. is a way to expand my blogging and seperate it out into geek stuff and photography and more personal things so that the geeks can just read the geeky stuff if they like.

We have also added a select amount of adsense, none on the front page, just if you go to read some of the more indepth articles, so hopefully I can earn a little money from blogging as well.

So check it out, the theme is the only thing left to do, we are planning a custom theme made especially for

We'd love some feedback, comments and suggestions, there are lots of posts coming over the next week or so, hopefully you'll see us on the digg front page!

To subscribe to the RSS feed bookmark this link, or click on the RSS icon in the address bar.

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April 18, 2006 at 11:51 pm

Redstation tries to censor the internet

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Removed at the request of Redstation

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April 15, 2006 at 3:59 pm

Screwball Scramble?

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April 14, 2006 at 4:23 pm

Posted in Geeky, Web

Slow week

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Sorry for the lack of posts recently, I haven't really had much to post about.

I've been working on updating with google analytics for better stats.

Check it out, i'll be improving it and adding content over the week.

Written by Atariboy

April 10, 2006 at 9:27 pm

Posted in General, Web


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Looks like installing the Bootcamp Beta will void your warranty, check out this thread:

Think twice about install Bootcamp until it comes out of beta or you could be in a bit of a pickle.

Edit: There is a lot of confusion, it may or may not void your warranty, but as a beta Apple says you are on your own, if you install this you wont get any help from us.

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April 8, 2006 at 12:14 am

Posted in Apple, Hardware, Software, Web

31 links

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Firefox 2.0 video – sponsored by microsoft!!

Coffeehobby – Helping out thebluestbutterfly with her technorati rank

Illustrator Tutorials – only simple but they will get you started with vector drawing

DoD comic strip – random and n00bish (done in garrys mod)

niceillusions - a blog of patterns

MS Expression – the replacement for Frontpage, shaping up to look very useful and intergrates with Visual Studio 2005 as well. I signed up for the beta.

Crysis DX10 Demo Vid - Impressive stuff from the makers of Farcry

Halflife 2: Episode 1 – Stupid name, but its not going to stop me buying it, the links a 1 min hi-res video

Formula 1 photo set – Hundreds of the Best F1 pics all in one place

Interview with Gabe - Whats coming from Valve this year? – The blog of Garry the creator of Garrys mod for HL2

GCSI – an interesting read full of tips on getting more from life

Clean – i had never heard of this programming language before last week

Language speed table – fun rather than useful, comparing php to C isnt really going to prove much

Moleskine - I'm ordering one as soon as my next student loan payment comes through

Monolith – an interesting concept about copyright and home taping also they used the word "Munged"

Online rich text editor – make simple html code on this page, perfect for online content

Muchhala - Completely misses the point of Gtalk and wants it to become another MSN clone, just the kind of feedback Gtalk doesnt need

Tips on triple monitors – if you were thinking of it and have problems check here

socalmyles - nice little blog worth a quick read every so often

PHWOnline - My new fav online comic site, all of them made with Garrys mod, very funny stuff

Vaildcode – a sexy looking blog

Gtalk 1.0.92 – Download link and changelog on Filehippo

Lonely Canuck - a simple blog, with some good videos on there too

Strukt – Another simple blog that i couldnt tear myself away from

The Ricardo Web – I owe him a link, a damn good read for the nongeek in you

OnlineCamera – All kinds of useful links for Putting a webcam feed on a webpage (yes i might be doing this soon :P)

TZO – If you dont have a static IP then this site could be very useful to you (I WANT A STATIC IP!!!!!)

Veerle's Blog – Another beautiful blog with loads of good content, it must be popular!

419 Eater - If you hate Scam Email you'll love reading the stories on this site

Tetka – And lastly my fav link this week is this little page, if she gets stuck just press refresh… hours of fun!!

Written by Atariboy

April 7, 2006 at 10:26 pm

Posted in Web

Logo Competition Winner

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Its been exactly 1 week since the Logo Competition closed.

Thank you to everyone who has entered, not only have you sent me some great entries but also inspired me to learn more graphic design, its a really interesting area and one i would like to explore further.

Before i announce the winner of the Atari 2600, here are some of my favourite entries:

And the winner is…..

Read the rest of this entry »

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April 7, 2006 at 9:31 pm

Posted in Competition, Geeky, General, Web


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