I’m Kevin, otherwise known as deadheaduk. I’m a photographer, a video editor, computer wizz and fanatical music fan!
I have this little hideaway which is referred to as the Blokezone where I keep all those things that would annoy the other half if they were cluttering up the house. I’ve got a stereo system in there for listening to music, two computers – one running Linux and one running XP that I put together from two old machines that I bought off my company for about £10 and some parts from my old PC and bits won from Freecycle. They’re attached to the internet by way of a wireless link from the main router and I have recently rebuilt a third machine to run Ubuntu server and act as a webserver for my three internet domains.
I’ve been on the internet ever since the old Compuserve dial up 14.4 modem days. I started my first website in 1995 which became first shewan.com and the shewan.co.uk which is now hosted on the shed server!
I started blogging in 2005 and at first I used blog.co.uk but then set up a wordpress blog on my website. This was then subject to frequent spam attacks so I went back to blog.co.uk until I worked out how to set up aksimet and wp-spamfree! Since then I have exclusively used the deadheaduk blog on my website.
With the setting up of the webserver I now have three blogs. As well as the one mentioned above which I will use for day to day rants and stories. I have another one for stuff about the family which can be found on our family website. This one will be used for stuff about music and other Blokie things like computers and mobile phones!
In case you didn’t know the name furthur comes from the psychedelic sixties – it was the name Ken Kesey gave the old school bus that he painted up in bright day-glo colours and drove across America having adventures under the influence of LSD. The bus trip spawned the counter culture in America and of course the Grateful Dead!