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People want custom T-Shirts for CCDE, tEC, & Other Things. I know a company who has just bought a new machine for the creation of such things, So I became a reseller for them.

How does it work?

Basically, you send me an e-mail with what you want on your shirt on it, then I send you a confirmation of that order, then you send me the image files (if applicable). I then get it made, and post it to you, or wait for CCDE and give it to you there in return for the money

How much does it cost?

Basic cost is

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Fassands of ’em. They littered my journal for ages, so I put them all here…

(Note: Many of the links to the tests – particually towards the end – are now 404ing because the test no longer exists, this is part of the ebbing and flowing of the net, sorry)

You scored as Neo, the "One". Neo is the computer hacker-turned-Messiah of the Matrix. He leads a small group of human rebels against the technology that controls them. Neo doubts his ability to lead but doesn’t want to disappoint his friends. His goal is for a world where all men know the Truth and are free from the bonds of the Matrix.

Neo, the "One"


The Terminator


Lara Croft


Captain Jack Sparrow


The Amazing Spider-Man


Batman, the Dark Knight


William Wallace


Indiana Jones




El Zorro


James Bond, Agent 007


Which Action Hero Would You Be? v. 2.0
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Note, Contary to most of these tests instructions, I’ve put the images on *this* server, partly to save them from an awful lot of bandwidth costs, mostly so that when the pages start 404ing I still have them here. Some of the links below will be broken (Due to other people *not* hosting the images locally and the site being shut down)

Discworld: Which Ankh-Morpork City Watch Character are YOU?

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i am an indie snob!

How indie are you?
test by ridethefader

You’re just too cool for school, aren’t you? You’re pretty narrow minded
and opinionated with regards to music (and probably most other things
as well). But you’re allowed to be, because you really are better
than everyone else. You take pride in obscurity.
You probably prefer vinyl too, you elitist bitch.

Buffy Tests

Standing In The Way….

Which Buffy Musical Song Are You?
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We Are Amazed!

How Big of a Buffy Fan Are You?
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Normal Fan

How Obsessive Are You Over Buffy?
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You are Restless!

Which Buffy Episode Are You?
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Click here to find out what size you really are

How Jedi?

:: how jedi are you? ::

Discworld Novelty

Find out which Discworld novelty you are.

Pixies Song

Monkey Gone To Heaven
You’re always the one who stands out in a crowd. People look forward to seeing you. You’re well dressed, well-mannered, but spontaneous enough that it’s very easy for you to make friends. Your interests include the paranormal and government conspiracies, but you also enjoy sitting back and eating a good meal. You probably have a lot of pets that you take care of obsessively.

Which Pixies song are you?

Magic User

Your magical style is Magus.

What type of Magic do you work?. Take the Magical Style Quiz by Paradox

Social Disorder Test

Disorder Rating
Paranoid: Low
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Moderate
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Low
Histrionic: Moderate
Narcissistic: Low
Avoidant: Moderate
Dependent: Low
Obsessive-Compulsive: Low

Click Here To Take The Test

Soul Test

Hasn’t anyone ever told you that you’re artistic?


Fair enough. Perhaps they haven’t. But now that you know, you must become one with your inner self.

Virtues: You look for immense creativity and individuality in people, including yourself. You’re not happy with anything less than brilliant, and you focus on being expressive. You value energy, liveliness, and upbeat personalities, but you’re not supportive of moodiness when you yourself can be unreliably moody. Seeking activity, you like the bustle of business but need the secluded atmosphere of a studio or private corner.

Aspirations: You feel the need to express your talents, whether it be through writing, drawing, singing, dancing, composing, performing, or photographing. While you strive to ever improve your work, you want to display it as soon as possible when your impatience kicks in. You want to be a prodigy but you might not have the means right at your fingertips. Trust me, do NOT move to New York to do it. Yeesh!

Quirks: Conformists bother you because of their lack of individuality. You’re often late or unreliable. You’re showy and refuse to share the spotlight. You only tell little white lies. You worm your way into the hearts of others, but be careful; some people despise the show-offs.

Factors: Surround yourself with activity and you’ll always have material to work with. Involve friends and family in your projects so they don’t feel like envious outsiders.

Future: Show business or not, you’ll settle down happily if you’re among those who appreciate your natural talents and desire to perform. Don’t stay in one place too long, and don’t be too hasty in defining your relationships. Who are you to judge what only time will tell?


I act like I’m 17.
This test was brought to you by Melissa – No, really…. Take it here.


What Jelly Belly flavor are you? I’m –

Find your flavor here

Person Similer Complimentary Anejo 94% 97% James 90% 91% Samantha Straus 98% 99% rachel 97% 98%


Along the top is who took the test, so in the Aquarion(x)/Anejo(y), it was me, and in James(x)/Rachel(y), it was James, kay?

X Aquarion Anejo James Samantha rachel
Aq X
Anejo 97% X
James 91% 88% X
Sam 99% X
Rachel 98% 88% 89% 98% X


What Star Trek: The Next Generation character are you?

a freaking cool quiz by Devotion

Yuoo ere-a zee Svedeesh Cheff!
Yuoo ere-a a guud cuuk, thuoogh yuoo cun’t speek Ingleesh fery vell. Bork Bork Bork!

Which “Natural Wonder” are you?

What Pattern Are You?

So which letter of the alphabet matches YOUR personality, huh?

Victims are tied into you and stretched inch by agonizing inch, until they are either rent limb from limb or they confess. Or hey, maybe both. Not as bad as some people, someone tells you what you want to hear you’ll feel better.

What torture would you be?

What is YOUR Highschool label?

Wowie! You are Redensek! You are techy yet cute, and pretty much all around cool. Everyone loves you! You’re fun, popular, and can mold yourself to fit right in to any situation.

(The person who did this test worries me. Seriously)

Which Eddie Izzard are you?

Which Izzard Are You?

Surreal Izzard: You talk bollocks all the time, and don’t care who knows it. You are King Pig from Hell, and talk to strange people on buses. Your underwear is consipring against you, and if James Mason was here, he’d have something to say about it. And that something would be WEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOOOEEEEEEOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Maths Paper

If I were a Springer-Verlag Graduate Text in Mathematics, I would be Saunders Mac Lane’s Categories for the Working Mathematician.

I provide an array of general ideas useful in a wide variety of fields. Starting from foundations, I illuminate the concepts of category, functor, natural transformation, and duality. I then turn to adjoint functors, which provide a description of universal constructions, an analysis of the representation of functors by sets of morphisms, and a means of manipulating direct and inverse limits.

Which Springer GTM would you be?
The Springer GTM

Mythological Creature

I took the What Mythological Creature Are you? test by

Anime Artist

Wee! I took the Shounen
or Shoujo test
, created by peacefulchaos

How Evil?

I am 24% evil.

I try to stay away from evil deeds but succumb to temptation every once in a while. I’m not quite on my way to hell but I certainly have some explaining to do.

Are you evil? find out at

Which Labyrinth character?

I'm Sarah!

I’m Sarah. I’m imaginative and creative, though a bit of a brat sometimes. If I use my wits, I’ll get what I want. Nobody has power over me!

Take the “Which Labyrinth character are you most like?” quiz by smarmy

What Tarot Card?

Which tarot card are you?

A defintion of the card Fool:
The Fool – External Meaning: Space before a decision or choice is made. A new cycle is about to begin that the seeker will enter inexperienced. New and endless possibilities. Esoteric Meaning: The spirit of Aether. The limitless energy of spirit. Folly. Idea. Energys: Air

What D&D Class are you?


Lawful Neutral Elf Mage Bard


Lawful Neutral characters believe in the triumph of law and order above all else. It does not matter whether the leader is for good or evil; the leader will be followed, because the order they provide is the most important thing.


Elves are the eldest of all races, although they are generally a bit smaller than humans. They are generally well-cultured, artistic, easy-going, and because of their long lives, unconcerned with day-to-day activities that other races frequently concern themselves with. Elves are, effectively, immortal, although they can be killed. After a thousand years or so, they simply pass on to the next plane of existance.

Primary Class:

Mages harness the magical energies for their own use. Spells, spell books, and long hours in the library are their loves. While often not physically strong, their mental talents can make up for this.

Secondary Class:

Bards are the entertainers. They sing, dance, and play instruments to make other people happy, and, frequently, make money. They also tend to dabble in magic a bit.

Detailed Results:


Lawful Good ----- X (1)
Neutral Good ---- X (1)
Chaotic Good ----  (0)
Lawful Neutral -- XXXX (4)
True Neutral ---- XXX (3)
Chaotic Neutral -  (0)
Lawful Evil ----- X (1)
Neutral Evil ----  (-2)
Chaotic Evil ----  (-2)


Human ----  (-1)
Half-Elf -  (-2)
Elf ------ XXXX (4)
Halfling -  (-2)
Dwarf ---- XX (2)


Fighter -  (-8)
Ranger --  (-3)
Paladin -  (-5)
Cleric --  (0)
Mage ---- XXXXXXX (7)
Druid ---  (-3)
Thief ---  (-1)
Bard ---- XXXXXX (6)

Deathboy Test

0% – 10% (Britney)

Oh dear, oh dear.
Far from being a world destroying DeathKiddy, you appear to enjoy kittens, bunnies and boybands.
Not a cloud enters your sky and all is sweetness and light for you.

Take the DeathKiddy Test!

Obscure Website Test

I am most like

I am a very tongue-in-cheek person. It’s often hard to tell if I’m being serious,
and I have almost a kinda spooky vibe.
I’m also very inquisitive, and like to question what most take for granted.

The Obscure Website Test

I am most like

I am a very tongue-in-cheek person. It’s often hard to tell if I’m being serious,
and I have almost a kinda spooky vibe.
I’m also very inquisitive, and like to question what most take for granted.

The Obscure Website Test

Art Test

If I were a work of art, I would be Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

I am extremely popular and widely known. Although unassuming and unpretentious, my enigmatic smile has charmed millions. I am a mystery, able to be appreciated from afar, but ultimately unknowable and thus intriguing.

Which work of art would you be? The Art Test

The Cat Test

Take the What Cat Are You? test by webkin!

Which LOTR Charactor would I be?


Gandalf the Grey

If I were a character in The Lord of the Rings, I would be Gandalf, Wizard, a guardian against the Dark Lord.

In the movie, I am played by Ian McKellen.

Who would you be?
Zovakware Lord of the Rings Test with Perseus Web Survey Software


If I was an Autobot, I’d be:
Click to see what Autobot you could be!
Take the Transformers personality test at!

..reservoir dogs villian…

…evil criminals…

Which Evil Criminal are You?

…James Bond villian…

If I was a James Bond villain, I would be Auric Goldfinger.

I enjoy golf, gold, and bisecting people with industrial lasers.

I am played by Gert Fr?be in Goldfinger.

Who would you be? James Bond Villain Personality Test

…even afflictions…

Take the Affliction Test Today!

…and even bloody Quake villians.

I'm A Knight! Take the 'What Quake monster am I?' test!

…to robots. Does anyone else think this is enough now?

Click here to find out what robot you really are

Not quite. Post Modernism!

Which Online Test are you?

[If I were an online test, I would be The Lord of the Rings Character Test]

I’m The Lord of the Rings Character Test!

I like to think that everyone is really a character in my strange fictional world – I don’t care if no-one outside it has a clue what I’m on about.

Click here to find out which test you are!

Updated 2002-02-21, Izzard, Maths, Mythological Creature, Anime, Evil, D&D, Tarot and Labyrinth tests uploaded

And updated again 2002-03-20 with Muppet, Wonder, Pattern, Letter, Torture, Label, Font, and First Victim tests. All these are Cat’s fault.

And again, same day, with the Trek test

And yet again (2002-06-03) with the Simple Minds things

And again, (2002-06-11) with the Age and Soul tests

Today (2002-06-15) we update with the Disorder Test, Magical Test, Discworld Novelty Test, and Pixies Song tests

And once again today (2003-02-13) with the Buffy and OS tests, and with the new pictures.

2003-03-10 with the Indie test

2003-10-20, Discworld test

2005-11-04, Hero Test

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With this code, you can insure that messages that say they are from me actually are.

Isn’t that cool?

An easier way to get my key is to get it from a keyserver, where you will find it under Nicholas Avenell (

2004-7-20 – New Key.

2004-12-10 – Note: This is not my work key. That is something else.

Public key for 0xD1FC6F8A868D86DA
Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (GNU/Linux)

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Netscape 4 Sucks

Netscape four sucks.

I’m sorry, but it really does. The inability to support things I can forgive, but Netscape 4’s support of CSS is nothing short of a joke. A little history for you:

When Netscape 4 was about to be released, there were two possible standards for Stylesheets, JSS (Javascript Stylesheets) and CSS (Cascading Stylesheets), and, at the last minute, they realised that CSS was going to prevail. So the only solution was to code a CSS<–>JSS converter, and run all CSS through that. This is why, if you turn of Javascript in Netscape 4, you turn off CSS too.

This means that Netscape’s CSS is only half there, which means if you try to code to the CSS standard, your page *will* *not* *render* in Netscape V4. So in order to be able to use the full range that the medium makes avalable, Aquarionics has been deliberatly coded so that Netscape 4 will render the pages the name as Netscape v3 and all the browsers that don’t support CSS2 at all.

You arn’t missing any content, the only thing that goes are graphical nicities (And Aquarionics isn’t a very graphics-heavy site anyway). For more on this theme, and for more reasons why, go to this page on web standards

In conclusion, go get Netscape 6, Mozilla, Konquerer, or even IE5/6 if you want to see sites as they are supposed to be.

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Policy Page

Do, Do not. There is no try


Email works on a three strike system. If I get three (Legit) complaints about your use of the account, it closes. If you have a personal account at Aquarionics, it is for personal mail. Any attempt to use it for commecial purposes, including, but not limited to, spam, will result in immediate termination of account.

Having said that, If I have given you an account here, it means I trust you not to (muck) around with it. Please don’t.


Any email addresses gained from this site by us will be used for correspondance only. We will not give your address to anyone else unless you ask us to.

Other Stuff

Any comments on this website belong to the author. Bare in mind that the Guestbook is housed on another site, and I cannot be responsibe for what they do. Oh yes, The spirit of this document is beyond the content. Just because we havn’t said we won’t do something, doesn’t mean we will. We havn’t said we will track you down and kill all your relitives, but we arn’t likly to do that either.

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Okay, The scripts have been re-uploaded, since there was a bug that was causing empty files. Bah.

I’m not doing anything again

In fact, it’s safe to say I’m back where I was a month and a half ago, except now I have even less hope, and I’ve left my main creative output. The *reason* I left my main creative output – apart from it being a timesink I can’t afford – is Pedantry

I am not, usually, a pedantic person. And I try to keep that, because pedantry is one of the most annoying things you can do. And to spend an hour or so on something, release it to the world, and the only response it gets where I released it is some mindless fucking piece of pedantry, I get annoyed. So I left.

See? Self absorbed, moronic, and faintly stupid. Welcome to my world. If there was *one* *thing* I could point to in my life and say “Yay, this is perfect” I could possibly cling to it. But the only thing *close* is my relationship with Lonecat, and the fact that not only is there likely to be a four week gap between seeing her again, but everything *else* I’m doing at the moment is failing to get me any closer to getting the mythical flat where Things Will Be Better.

Lonecat’s web server went down, so her diary is being hosted on Aquarionics, using the same engine that drives this and Geekhouse. It’s inspired LoneCat to write her own diary system, which is good. It’s also Not Good though. Yes, it’s irrational. Yes, it’s stupid. But whilst she’s doing Fencing, BUGS, University and having a life, whilst Barry (one of my only remaining friends locally) is having a Job, Future, and Life, and while everybody I know is moving forward, I’m still stuck where I was three years ago. Same room, Same employment status, Same computer. The only differences are that I am now three years older, I have a qualification, and I have a girlfriend. In increasing order of importance. But I’m still stuck in the same fictional town as I was three years ago, still making plans to move out that rely on other people looking favourably upon the forms, and still depressing about it in a diary. Just now, it’s online.

Sorry. At some point I shall code in something to make “private” entries, so you don’t have to read though this self-obsessed tripe.

Light-hearted life-observations back soon.


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Bashing Shells

An update. I’m recovering from the crash, albeit slowly. At some point very soon I’ll be able to face job-hunting again. Then I have to work on my covering letters. Fun.

So, this week then. This week I have been mostly panicking. After the blitz on all the boxen in my room, I appear to have mislaid the foolscrap box-file containing all my official 1000 Elephants Club stuff. This, on the plus side, means I can’t actually spend any money on anything ATM. With every roundabout comes a swing….

I’ve put the scripts that generated the previous entry online. They are:


A list of directories is piped into this, and it creates playlists, one for every directory (ie, each album), one containing every song, one containing every song *with* extended information (Artist name etc.) gathered from a perl script called,

Needs $PLAYLISTS $THISHOST [$NUMBER] Where $PLAYLISTS is the root directory of all these playlists, $THISHOST is the name of the computer being used, and $NUMBER is now many to process (Not required, but nice)


This is where the magic happens.
First, it checks the directory structure it’s using to make sure it’s writable, then it takes an argument of what directory you want to index, which it recursivly searches for directories using find, then it feeds the list of directories to create-playlists. Next it sends the entire thing though “rndln” which randomizes the lines of a file and outputs it again, producing a totally random file. Then it does it again, feeding each line though, which returns the artist information, creating a random playlist with extended information (Which loads quicker in the player, since it doesn’t scan the files for this, since it’s in the playlist). Then it takes the output of the above and sends it though a sed script which changes all the paths to windows paths (This assumes you’ve mounted your home directory as a windows share on h:, like I have), finally creating a version fed though the variable “$SECRETSCRIPT”, which turns it into a locally hosted web-version. (Allowing me to stream media over the network via http. No, the host it points to is not availible to the outside world :-P)
As an encore, it runs “listmp3s” which recursivly searches the directory for MP3s, and then lists them in HTML format.

Danger, this is hackerware, it *will* need editing for your personalised version.

listmp3s $DIRECTORY

Lists all mp3s in directories below $DIRECTORY in a neatocool HTML format. As here.

And i’m going to have to buy the Moulin Rouge sound-track & DVD. Bugger

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Hello na, Welcome to Aquarion’s script to update playlists

Be warned, this script is a little complicated, and it may take a

while, but I’ll do my best to keep you aware of what on earth is

happening. Today we will be indexing “/home/na/mp3” and all it’s

Subdirectories, putting the shiny new playlists in /home/na/playlists

and taking up most of sacrifice’s resources while doing so 🙂

Checking directory structure, /home/na/playlists

> Got directory, Checking writablity…

…and /home/na/playlists/album

> Got directory, Checking writablity…

> Removing old albums

Archiving Files:

> random-album-sacrifice.m3u -> /home/na/playlists/oldalbum.gz,

> random-albums-windows.m3u -> /home/na/playlists/oldwindows.gz,

> random-album-sacrifice-noext.m3u -> random-album-sacrifice-noext.gz,

> random list

Making logical playlists:

Listing /home/na/mp3


Reading 581 directories from command line

77/581(+) – All_Saints.m3u

Done making playlists


Making Random file

( 5207 files)

…with extended info

…with a lack of extended info

…a Windows Version

…and finally, a version for online streaming


Making a HTML index of mp3s


All done. Thankyou for flying Aquarion Airways

Generated HTML list

See? I can achive some things. I could put the code online, but it’s incredibly kludgy. I might do it anyway. Stay tooned

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*Ahem* Here we go…

Number one, I shouldn’t have stormed out of #afp without explaining why. I expected people to be able to read my mind, and suprisingly enough, it didn’t work. I apologise to all those people who think I left because they were being silly. I – for reasons I’m not going to explain – have issues with Real Names, and me leaving a channel is far easier than expecting them all to stop doing something for reasons I’m not going to explain.

Having said that, I intend to stick to the decisions I made as I left. I will no longer be on #afp 24/7, it simply is destroying my ability to work. I will be back on afp when I’ve calmed down, and when I’m not so depressed that the fact that nobody replies to anything I write except to pedant it is seen as a personal attack. I can’t cope with apathy right now

The main reason I didn’t post this three days ago is somewhat amusing, although not if you are me. As I quit AFP, sacrifice – my main server, proxy, firewall, news server, and File store was running an “apt-get dist-upgrade” to bring it inline with the latest version of Debian. This appears to have upgraded Samba (The system which allows me to see portions of the server as drives on my local box, and the program I use to keep my My Documents folder and MP3 collection on the server where it is safe) and done something *somewhere* down the line which is stopping any of the windows boxes on the network from accessing any of the shared folders. The box needs stripping down and rebuilding, but I’m waiting for the next version of Debian (Woody) to go stable.

So, with no IRC and no mp3s, all my documents unobtainable (The new upgrade broke SSH as well. *sigh*) what do I do?

I rearrange my life. I spent the whole of Sunday tidying, and reorganising my bedroom/office/home, something I haven’t done since I moved back in nine months ago. Since then I’ve been – basically – living out of the pile of clothes at the end of my bed. My room is now more open-plan, I have enough plug sockets, my bookshelf has books on it again, and I’m not getting dreams about being trapped in small rooms since my bed is no longer surrounded on three sides by tall furniture. In doing so I found the stylus to my Palm, several books, about 5 pounds in loose change, and a spare computer

So that’s all right then