haruspex n. (pl. haruspices) a Roman religious official who interpreted omens from the inspection of animals' entrails

A total of 975264 unwary people have managed to blunder into this site since its establishment in April 1957. It remains under construction - for which the management apologise - but should be completed in time for the celebrations of a new Christian millennium.


That's it folks! I will add more when I develop an interest in something.

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Feedback, such as complaints concerning wasted bandwidth or praise for building a website that truly provides no useful information whatsoever (not an easy thing to do), is always welcome. As far as homepages go, I know of only one that is truly worthy of the name "home page".

This site has no formal affiliation with the Church of Satan, the Royal Society of Philatelists, MI6, NASA, the Anorak Weavers Guild, Deutschsprachige Berlinerpfannkuchensammlungsvereinigung e.V. or any other organisation, real or imagined.

Haruspex is perhaps a registered trademark of Microsoft®, like everything else.

The "virtual beer" Linux logo appearing on this page was produced by Brian Downing; Wlodzimierz Lapot provided the variant on this theme which graces the page containing my 666-byte PGP public key block. Matt Ericson designed the light-bulb logo on the music page.

Any errors, omissions or problems in viewing this page should be considered in the first instance as due to the visitor's defective Web Browser. You have paid them good money for the privilege of serving as a beta-tester for their crufty software, and you should be getting on with your job by informing them of the bugs you have found so they can fix them in the next "upgrade", which you will then purchase in order to ferret out new bugs, report them and await the next release, which you will then purchase, and so on. This is the sort of adventure that provides meaning to sad lives; mine must be dealt with in other ways as I run Linux.

Lastly, this site is not yet rated; attempts by those who feel that they lack control over this medium will probably require such ratings in the future in order to protect children. To this end, I have been careful not to include information here that might harm younger minds, such as the fact that Father Christmas and Santa Claus do not exist, or to use rude words like fuck or AOL.

Britain attempts to censor Usenet


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? It's later than you think.

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