What’s it all About?
I’m Martin Rees, a founder member of the innovative and gifted post-punk 1980′s band The Crawling Chaos from the North-East of England.
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Originally, this website was set up as a place for stuff that didn’t fit into the main Crawling Chaos body. Then later, it became a vehicle for my personal everyday musings. Strangely Perfect am I, just the same as every other person on the world – uniquely, strangely, perfect. Neither more or less strange nor more or less perfect. Just Strangely Perfect.
So I’ve been putting stuff down as fast as I could in the hope that I or anyone reading it will get something from the process. I thought that perhaps I’d spot patterns in the Chaos of time or meanings in the mud of mediocrity where none existed before. Either way, if I did nothing, I thought, then nothing would happen.
The website is now expanding in purpose. Both as a continuation and expansion of my varied interests which lie in exposing the social inequities that exist in the world, the huge potential of everything around us, and my musical doodlings… Any inconsistencies in stuff I say is due to the profound confusion found within the human condition. That is, when I say stuff, I may or may not believe it on that day – it may a joke anyway – and I may change my mind about it the very next day. This may or not be due to extra information coming my way and changing my opinion – or I may have got out of the other side of the bed that morning. Either way, on a given day I might have an opinion that I may or may not tell exactly or even anywhere close.
Purpose: New Jobs
Same as before plus linkage hub for satellite websites.
Click here for information on Crawling Chaos Band Members. The latest news is that the final Crawling Chaos release will be proceeding shortly.
I now spend much of my time working with computers which I use for all manner of tasks. Apart from the music and (old) electronics stuff I’m trained up in OOP, VBA, SQL, VS2008, MS DTS and am currently trying to fool people that I know something about HTML, PHP, ASP, CSS and any other TLA you care to mention. The first OOP language I used, Smalltalk, was part of my studies, and is about the oldest one there is. Despite that, it is powerful and deserves to be used more, but hey! – it’s not M$ and came before the open source revolution so has tended to be forgotten.
I’ve had a lot of time in VBA which is nearly an OOP, but not quite. Despite VBA being looked down upon, I’m very very good at what I do and make the software work in unconventional ways as means to solving acute business problems. Code snippets will probably appear showing how I make Excel sing with Access.
Also, I do custom work for people at the software and hardware level i.e. I can fix computers!
I can also set up and organise hosting for websites, design databases and the necessary GUI to user specifications. I’m fully conversant with all forms of Microsoft Office automation i.e. I can work with Excel via Access or Word, say – and vice-versa in any permutation. I’ve successfully programmed PowerPoint, which is hard to get it to do anything meaningful! (That task was to extract and sensibly rename (using product description elsewhere on each slide ) about 1000 jpegs which had been laboriously imported in a not-very-nice-to-use way…
If you want any help or work doing with anything like the above, go through the contact page. I charge garage rates.
I’ve started rebuilding a studio to record some new stuff that’s been in my head for years – (Twit! That doesn’t make sense – ed). Some old stuff is getting reworked for the net also.
Commercial content will be available here as I’ve decided to release old and new material under the Foetus Products label again. The final method and layouts haven’t yet been decided. When it happens it will happen fast.