Permanent ContentMy Blog This is the main channel through which I'm exploring technical issues.
2013 Winter Warmup
2012 Summer Challenge
2012 Winter Warmup
2011 Summer Challenge
2011 Winter Warmup
2010 Summer Challenge
2010 Winter Warmup
2009 Summer Challenge Chaotic dusty curls in VAX Macro-32
2009 Winter Warmup VAX for January.
Family Picture GalleryLots of pictures. Go to the gallery index, or straight to the latest month's pictures. If you can't get access to the pictures, email me (with the contact details at the bottom of the page) for a username/password reminder.
Family Video ArchiveThe family video archive can be found here. This folder is also password protected.
Epson HX-20The subject of my Summer 2011 Retrochallenge, my HX-20 page contains information and programs I've found whilst trawling the net.
PrintersInformation about various computer printers.
HistoryInformation about various Working on GBNA at British Gas.
Tandy WP-2/WP-3Information about the Tandy WP-2/WP-3 portable computers.
APL ArticlesHere are two APL articles (the first was published in Vector - the British Computer Society APL Specialist Interest group):
DIGITAL/DEC VAX & Alpha System InformationVarious info about my DEC gear including some hints about using an LK201/LK401 keyboard under Intel/Linux including remote display of DECterms and the like. This page also contains some Digital UNIX/tru64 binary packages for V4.0G.
Motorola MC68000 StuffInformation on the excellent Motorola Education Computer Board (MECB) clone including fixes to bugs in the shipped ROMs and some related hardware projects. I've ported the excellent Easy68K assembler to Linux. My homebuild 68k box has proved to be an excellent base for exploring micro-based software/hardware issues. The ABACUS Fossil - A 66MHz 68k on your wrist.
Ultraviolet PCB exposure box based on UV LEDs. Box includes a 556 (dual 555) based 1-10 minute timer circuit with relay-controlled output.
Mark's Curriculum VitaeYou can view my CV in either HTML, OpenOffice, PDF or Word format.
About This SiteWhy this site has almost no graphics
Lakes Eco Cottage
Friends Paul & Shona now have a lovely self-catering cottage available in Staveley near Windermere for short-breaks or weekly bookings. The cottage features some unique ecologically-sound features.
Friends Lesley & Peter are now running a lovely bed and breakfast which is dog friendly and where you can take your horse.
ADSL Uptime Statistics
RAF 1958 Hereford
NewsDecember 2010 - Picture & Video Galleries are finally back online - pictures are up-to-date, more videos to come.
April 2013 - GBNA at British Gas
August 2009 - New entries on the blog
27th April - Pictures from Audrey's 60th.
21st March 2009 - Pictures from Marks' 40th Birthday Party.
9th March 2009 - Pictures of Brooke & Raine's birthday parties, pictures from November, December & January.
2nd September 2008 - Pictures from our Summer Holiday to France.
14th April 2008 - Easter and New PJs from Aunty Maureen & Uncle David!
13th March 2008 - Rods' 40th Birthday Fancy Dress Party pictures.
16th February 2008 - lots more pictures. Some info on my geek watch.
17th January 2008 - pictures and videos from our winter sports holiday in Kaprun.
4th October 2007 - loads more family pictures from the last couple of months.
5th July 2007 - Just starting to pad out information on DIGITAL VAX/Alpha systems.
6th June 2007 - Pictures of Raine's sponsored toddle.
12th March 2007 - DEC LK201 Pictures in the Public Gallery.
25th February 2007 - A few new pictures.
11th January 2007 - A few new pictures.
3rd November 2006 - Halloween pictures.
10th October 2006 - Loads of pictures from August to October.
7th August 2006 - Videos from our trips to Brockhole (Lakeland Visitor Centre) and The Lakeland Maize Maze.
31st July 2006 - Video of Windermere Airshow.
26th July 2006 - some great family pictures for July.
18th June 2006 - new video clips including Brooke walking, more family pictures and a 555-based timer circuit for UV lightbox (or general use). Galleries now have a 'slideshow' option.
9th June 2006 - Information on the Ultraviolet LED Lightbox PCB, and some more family pictures. Newer picture galleries allow easier browsing from the picture view.
23 May 2006 - The MECB tape interface is complete! Added updated schematics and pcb information.
18 May 2006 - Added some video clips from Raines' 2nd birthday and a short video of the 68kbox in action.
14 May 2006 - Added gallery of images for Raines' 2nd birthday, and a gallery of images for homebuild 68k box.
09 May 2006 - Schematics for MECB Tape Interface uploaded.
07 May 2006 - Rehashed APL articles and uploaded to new website. Added basic MC68000 pages.