About Me

Now beginning the slow decline to his 40’s, Andy was born in Derby, UK but now living in Youngstown, Ohio, USA. Professionally, he has risen from the ranks of Technical Support, through Data Center Operations, to (most recently) Systems Administration […]

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Personal Projects

In my copious free time, I am drawn to the world of gaming – most specifically Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) gaming which has led to a few personal projects¬†over the years that I am¬†particularly proud of (and entertained by).   […]

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Professional Projects

Professionally, through over a decade of systems and networking-focused Systems Administration and Technical Support I have gained experience of many end-user/corporate computer and network architectures, both physical and virtualized – resulting in a career spanning Technical Support, Network Operations and […]

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Contacting Me

Email/Direct If you want to get in touch with me privately, then you can email me on zap.robo@gmail.com for any personal or business matters you want to discuss. If directly related to one of my side projects (like MMO Central, […]

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Latest Blog

Drowning under Spam!

Sorry about my perma-lack of updates but this ol’ journal is causing more hassle than it has been worth – I’ve just got around to disabling all forms of commentage though so at least it’ll be a bit less maintenance […]

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I’m all Gone to the Americans!

Well, it finally happened – I visited the USA. It was a series of firsts. My first flight, my first trip to the US and my first taste of pure bliss. It’s been semi-public knowledge that I’ve been “dating” a […]

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Token Commentage

I am still alive. That is all.

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Anansi Boys

Well, just finished Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys – a very good book indeed, much like anything I’ve read of Gaimans. Hope he writes a follow-up of it – more West African mythology in books would be good.

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Heatwave

Gah – for the last week the UK has been almost unbearable! I’ve had to escalate the war on heat from a fan to an air cooler. Still, at least I’m not melting! In Warhammer news, the campaign moves on […]

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Sunday Update

Well, freshly bathed and refreshed after seven days straight at work I sit in front of my computer, delete my daily spam and turn to you gentle readers of my life. All none of you! Still, nice to get my […]

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Death on the Reik Pt I

The Enemy Within Campaign moves on apace as our valiant party (now an Outlaw, Toll Keeper, Spy and myself a Cat Burglar) flee Bogenhafen. Half a days travel later (and a few mutants dispatched) sees us in the possession of […]

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Shadows over Bogenhafen

Well, finished another roleplay session in the wonderful world of Warhammer. Today saw the completion of the Shadows over Bogenhafen adventure (converted to version 2 by Mike) which netted me enough experience points not only to switch to the Cat […]

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Flying Solo

Irritating facts… This is the second weekend on the trot I’ve had to work Both weekends have had lovely weather I’d have liked to been out in Today, my erstwhile partner for the weekend called in sick This morning, the […]

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A Testament to How Frequent…

… I don’t update my journal! Yes, I’ve not written anything for months, since really nothing notable has happened in that time. Been to a live roleplay event, finished the Ravenloft Campaign, started the Warhammer Campaign, chatted to people online, […]

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