The ramblings of Chris Farrow. A chilled out human doing techy stuff.

cxf from cxf@lepy03 – my first proper username on a Pyramid Technology minicomputer running UNIX back in the late 1980s.

Room 7609“? It’s from a Duran Duran lyric. How Rock ‘n’ Roll 🙂


And there’s an all-night party in Room 7609
from “Late Bar” (B-side to Planet Earth)


Zed Starr – it’s a maths “joke”. Funny eh? From the mid-80s “Maths for Physicists” course… complex numbers, expressed as z – and their conjugate z*…

see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex_conjugate

Screenshot from 2021-02-01 17-17-57See. It’s real. Well, actually, no, it’s complex. Like me…

I told you it was funny… anyway, I’m always up for a coffee

Zed Starr was my Elite commander’s name, wasting hours (or days, months…?) on a flat-mate’s BBC Micro in the mid 1980s, I’ve been using it on-line ever since..

Zed Starr’s birthplace: Renolds Building. Maths for Physicists. Real.

History: This site is the culmination of many iterations on various online platforms (originally Self Hosted, then Blogger/Google, then fed with content from Posterous, then moved to and ignored for a while on WordPress), and has been very sparsely supplied with content over the years… some of it may or may not be coherent. Rejuvenated and injected with content during lockdowns of 2020/21...

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