Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements



All the writings, images and music on this site were created by me. Whilst the images are complete, in as much as they can ever be, the music and the writings, for the main part, are not. Most of the music presented here (click on the treble clef in the top right-hand corner of every page, if you have not already done so) are taken from much larger works, some of which will be made available when I am eventually satisfied with them. The writings are also taken from a much larger whole and, like all such stories, will probably never end.

Though the images, the music and the website are entirely the work of my hands, there are a number of others I would like to thank for their assistance, inadvertent or otherwise. Most have provided their services for free, posting ideas and solutions on their various websites or on various forums, whilst others have written tools that they have also generously provided for free.

For html advice there are a number of tutorials scattered about, and a number of tools, that make creating a website a lot easier than it used to be. Particularly I would like to thank Christopher Heng for his advice in the arcane art of ‘websitemastery’.

All the images on this website were created using a venerable ray-tracer by the name of POV-Ray, a product I have been using off and on since it first appeared in the early 1990s. As a consequence I would like to thank the POV-Ray team for their efforts over the years. I would also like to thank Gilles Tran, Jaime Vives Picquere, Christoph Hormann and Friedrich A. Lohmüller for their generous examples of how to get the best out of POV-Ray, and to Kirk Andrews for his planet tutorial code, which gave me some ideas I would not otherwise have had.

All the music on this website was created using Reaper (various versions) along with a rather marvellous VSTi plug-in called Oatmeal (get it here). Oatmeal is probably one of the most versatile instruments I have ever come across, so my thanks go to its creator, Jakob Katz, aka fuzzpilz, for his work in creating this rather wonderful and unique beast. What is not to like about an instrument that names its randomly created patches with such poetry as ‘Improbable Murderghost’, ‘Where Are Her Eels?’, ‘Winsome Thunderbishop’ and, my personal favourite, ‘Ignored By The Slugs’?!

Though the books and this website were written by me, they would be much the poorer without the deft touch of my editor, Mark Jones of Pro Proofreading, so my thanks go to him for his continued diligence on my behalf, and his tolerance of my inveterate tinkering and occasional misuse of the English language. I would also like to thank Dr John Dee, without whose help my knowledge of the Ell would be other than it actually is.

Finally I would like to thank my family, my friends and my readers for their support and encouragement.

Simon J. Cambridge.

 

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