Adventure is just bad planning

Neil Hopcroft
This journal is the personal work of me, Neil Hopcroft, UK copyright laws apply. With the following clarifications:
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- If you want to publish the whole thing, please mail me and we'll figure something out, but it had better include gratuitous tours of the civilised world

Enough of that dull legal stuff, just who the hell do I think I am, huh?
"You're walking death to consumer culture." - hirez, on my attempt to buy a washing machine
"I don't think he meets the conventional definition of 'hot', and I don't think he'd really want to, either" - strange_complex

Beyond that, I'm a developer of Symbian applications, director of Powermagic Ltd, resident of Cambridge, UK, no good at spelling, or playing guitar, or structuring sentences.

And, according to this I'm: secretive, reclusive, messy, disorganized, introverted, unassertive, rarely worries, dislikes large parties, does not like to fit in, does not need to control others, solitary, ambivalent about chaos, tough, leisurely, does not respect authority, not aggressive, observer, abstract, impractical, dislikes leadership, daydreamer, bizarre, does not make friends easily, not a perfectionist, suspicious, rarely irritated, strong physical instincts, unsympathetic at times, risk taker, submissive, weird, sarcastic, strange.
, 2.5g, 216, 3g, 7610, 7650, alice cooper, alternative music, alternative operating systems, alternative thinking, artifical intelligence, artificial life, augmented reality, bladerunner, blyth power, board games, brazil, caffeine, castles, chaos theory, coffee, complexity theory, computer security, computers, creaming jesus, crypto, cryptography, cryptology, cybernetics, cyberpunk, cypherpunk, darkwave, darren aronofsky, digital camera, digital imaging, do the right thing, douglas adams, douglas coupland, driving, driving fast, electronics, emergent behaviour, engineering, faith no more, fast cars, fields of the nephilim, finite state machines, foetus, forensic science, formula 1, freedom of speech, fugazi, gadgets, games, geeking, genetic algorithms, gigs, goth, goth music, gothic, gothic punk, goths, gprs, gratuitous technology, grey goo, hacks, hal hartley, hive minds, illuminati, imaging, japan, jerry's ass, jfdi, lego, linguistics, logic puzzles, manuskript, mary whitehouse experience, mathematics, miss kittin, mobile data, mobile phones, mobile technologies, mountains, nanotechnology, neal stephenson, neuromancer, neuroprosthesis, neuroscience, new model army, new wave, new wave punk, nokia 7650, paranoia, pdas, philosophy, pi, pinball, post punk, power electronics, pretty shiny things, primes, problem solving, psychobilly, punk rock, pwei, randomness, recreational mathematics, requiem for a dream, reverse engineering, richard feynman, road trips, robotics, rock, rome burns, rosetta stone, science, security, sigue sigue sputnik, social structures, steampunk, steganography, strategy games, subhumans, symbian, tappy tibbins, tech toys, technology, the cramps, the horatii, the mary whitehouse experience, touring car, trad goth, travelling, umts, vintage computers, voice recognition, william gibson, winona ryder, withnail & i, yes minister