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Opting in to uncensored internet

So, I will be optiing in to an uncensored internet. If I happen to get porn with that who cares, I'm an adult and it's legal.
I'm far more interested in free speech and not having some unknown government entity saying what I should and shouldn't be looking at. We're not in China. yet.

What's happened?

This weekend, I've been away, camping with my scouts. Carrie knew that she could call me anytime and I even had my phone on pretty much all the time.

"I cannot accept this amendment"

So, yesterday saw the report stage of the Same Sex Marriage bil.

As the original bill had many issues for trans people, there were some amendments proposed to try and rectify these and make the bill a lot fairer in general, with an amazing speech from Julian Huppert.

Equal marriage

Well, today after some debate, the Equal marriage bill passed the 2nd reading in the House of Commons. While there is still a long way to go, this is a huge first step, especially as it passed with a 225 vote majority.

This bill also has various issues with regards to trans rights. I won't go into details here but Sarah Brown has a detailed post on the subject.

International Transgender day of Remembrance 2012

I'm one of the lucky ones.
In the last year, no less than 265 people have been murdered for being different, for being themselves, for being just like me.
That's one person every weekday.
This is a very real threat that every trans person is facing and it's not yet getting any better.

US 2012 election results

It's amazing how polarised the opinions on last night's results are.

My timeline alternates between "Sanity returns to the Oval office", "The devil is still in office", "The world is a safer place for the next 4 years", "You've just voted for marxism", etc.

Even before the election, Everything I read was a mix of "Obama's done amazing things for the economy", "he's fucked it all up", "We need someone new to stop it going further downhill" (Note, no guarantee that this new person will actually do any better..).

The gallery is back online. Again!

Well, after finally getting my arse in gear and setting up a new server to host my photos on, I decided to not use it and rsync my photo gallery onto my public server!

So, without further a'do, I present.... My Gallery!

Once again, I plan to keep both the gallery and this site up to date and hopefully get a few more urbex reports up online.

The gallery is back online

My gallery is now back online with access to all 17K and 9GB worth of photos at the same address as before (

Due to the amount of disk space required, this is hosted on a different server, and makes use of an SSH tunnel and mod_proxy on the main web server to trahnsparently forward the requests to the original server.

This also restores the pictures in my Urbex reports.

Enjoy :)

New website

Well, As part of trying to bring my website up to date, I've now moved it into a full CMS system based on Drupal.
This allows me to edit it anywhere, it handles comments, permissions, entry listings, etc.

I hope to have a lot more content moving over to it in the next few weeks, including reinstating the gallery and all the Lego CAD renders as well as keeping a periodically updated blog about stuff that happens so be sure to check back frequently.



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