I’m an odd but friendly character called Gawain who, if pushed, tends to market himself as liking railways, bad jokes and classical music, though I also have eclectic tastes and show an interest in any interesting music, good jokes and other forms of transport. I have a slightly nonsensical website branded as “The Order of the Bed” which is currently sitting on an ex-ntlworld server somewhere; since this is linked into that I should probably market myself as the Order’s lovely Founder. Unfortunately I tend to have better things to do all day than lie in bed just now.
Due to my wonderful interests anything which I write on here will probably be related to politics or railways – my main fields of interest – with occasional bits on radio, books and possibly something on something I’ve found on iPlayer or a passing DVD lately.
I also take an interest in the wonderful world of computing (an eclectic one, like everything else in my life). Having just finished a degree, I now (temporarily) have some more time on my hands to fulfil an occasional wish during my interesting final year to have a blog. It can now be guaranteed that nothing interesting will happen until after I have work (other than lobbying for the reopening of dead railways) and no time to update this.
I assume hardly anyone will ever read it, but feel free to disillusion me with witty and verbose comments. An Order of the Bed-branded blog floated around on blogger.com, completely unnoticed, for about two weeks five years ago until someone forgot the username. Or the password. Or both. You might find it somewhere if you look hard…
I’m good at this IT lark really, honest. Been doing it since the days of Doodle.
(Doodle is a bit of software for my early-build Atari ST computer. I’m not wholly certain of the software’s exact origins, but in terms of complexity it’s somewhere below Microsoft’s Notepad. Learning how to make full use of it takes rather less than 5 minutes – useful for introducing 3-year-olds to computing – and taught me what to do in such awkward circumstances as when you want to save a file, rub things out or your mouse reaches the edge of the desk.)