This is my website, it has information on the various stuff I work on. I finally got around to making the site look nicer / easier to manage by putting it into Drupal. This text is now inside fourteen divs.

Most of the pages have a link at the bottom which will let you leave any comments you may have, any and all comments are appreciated.

External Links

You Were There

In depth analysis of the story of Ico. Also features a walkthrough and background material on the game.

The Forbidden Land

In depth analysis of the story of Shadow of the Colossus, following on from the above.

EVE-Online DesuSigs

Rozen Maiden / EVE-Online crossover signatures I designed for use on the EVE-Online forums. If you were on the forums circa 2008 you probably saw these.

Recently Updated Things


STALKER with the AMK mod runs very dark by default (or at least it did when I installed it) and the flashlight did basically nothing. I made some changes to the lighting settings as below. I don't remember what the defaults were when I installed, but as I recall, tone mapping (i.e. HDR) was switched off entirely which was the majority of the problem. There is already documentation out there on most of Stalker's console options, this just covers tone mapping specifically as some are undocumented and it took me a lot of playing with them to get good settings figured out.

Breeding Calculator

My ARK Breeding Calculator calculates timings and food requirements for raising baby creatures in ARK. This page is to hold any comments on the calculator and provide some background. This page was written as of V224.2 of ARK. Implementations of all the calculations discussed below can be found in the Breeding Calculator.

Source code can be found here. Commits now serve as the changelog.

To Do:

Snapping Generators to Cables

Generators in ARK currently do not snap to existing electric cables. However, they can still be connected to existing cables, as demonstrated in this video: Youtube. To successfully do this, the following steps must be taken:

Map App

My Ark Map App allows you to easily record locations in Ark. This page is for comments on the app.

Source code can be found here.

No longer being updated.

To-Do (No guarantees / timeline):

  • Map images for The Center
  • Password-protection of map editing
  • Default marker size for each layer
  • Deal with deletes better



10/12/2016 - Stalker - Added tone mapping notes

23/11/2015 - Ark - Added Breeding Calculator

21/08/2015 - Ark - Added tutorial on snapping generators to cables

01/08/2015 - Ark - Added Ark Taming Calculator / Map App

04/06/2014 - Site - Switched to Drupal version of site

20/09/2010 - General - Added an article on the N4100

17/04/2010 - Clannad - Added some thoughts on the finale of After Story

25/1/2009 - SoTC - Put SoTC website online and linked to it from here

3/4/2008 - RM - Rearranged section to accomodate some writings I finally got around to uploading

25/1/2008 - Ico - Put Ico website online and linked to it from here

18/1/2008 - RM - Uploaded Ice Queen AMV

4/1/2008 - RM - Uploaded Angels AMV and updated version of Battle of Rose AMV

15/11/2007 - RM - As promised I have been too busy to do much, but I'm hoping to get my new AMV and an updated version of the Battle of Rose one uploaded over the next week or two

21/9/2007 - RM - My next AMV, another Suigin Tou one, is nearly finished. It'll probably be a while before I get it online as I'm busy at the moment