(Draft of new Aquarionics About section)
My name is Nicholas ‘Aquarion’ Avenell. You killed my father, prepare to die.
Obviously, you didn’t. My dad is still - as far as I am aware - alive
and living in Kent. I am not, I currently reside in
Cambridge Reading Letchworth Garden City in Kent
Cambridgeshire Berkshire Hertfordshire , deep in the English
wilderness. Here I intend to stay for a while, as the strucken text
indicates, I’ve moved a lot recently.
I’m male, early twenties, Live with
LoneCat, look something like the photo to the
right and my hobbies include reading, writing, websiting, cooking,
listening, computer games and designing things to put things into
databases and take them out of them, which is also my vocation. My aim
in life is to find a job doing the inital or latter two for fun and
This is Aquarionics, the website I’ve been running for the past half decade, more or less. It started of on the 1\^st\^ January 2000 as a place to put various subsites (including a Black & White Fansite, the Sunderland University Gaming Soc pages, a more general gaming site). Later my diary also began to appear (Beginning as “This is what I’ve done to the site today”, leading to “This is why I haven’t done anything today” and eventually to “This is my life”, where it’s remained to this day) and the other sections began to fall by the wayside. Five years later, it’s more or less a place for me to put whatever I want to put up, from articles on the state of the nation, though to poems on the subject of relationships, recipies, entire projects and basically my thoughts and feelings on life, the universe, and everything.
In August 2002 I took down the site for what became three months (Officially for the final month) to completely rewrite the increasing baroque K\^3\^ system as something a lot neater and cooler, which eventually became Epistula (K\^3\^ being effectivly retconed into being Epistula 1) which is a modular CMS framework written in PHP backing on to MySQL. Eventually I’ll release it, but the source code is - and always has been - available. We came back in December 2002 and have been running on an increasingly sophisticated version of Epistula since.
It’s a place where stuff goes. Specifically stuff that’s getting lost in under the weight of half a decade of adding things to Aquarionics.
The Aquarionics and Istic.net empires are run from “Tsunami” - an Athlon 1.8ghz WinXP/Ubuntu duel booting desktop, “Aziraphale/Crowly” - a Pentium III WinXP/Debian Laptop (Crowly when in linux, obviously), “Atoll” - a Debian (Testing) general and staging server, and eventually on “sneaky” - A Gentoo box owned by pol and hosted by Jump Networks in Telehouse Docklands.