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18th December 2002
eally excited about our latest addition - premium quality audiobooks in mp3 format on CD!   Have a look at the range of offerings we have launched at audiobooks ... what do you think?   We would love some feedback via our forums.

5th December 2002
ell, lots of things are going on, the Music Memorabilia pages are being revamped considerably, McAfee has announced an excellent sale ...
Save 50% on VirusScan Online (Dec 4th - Dec 18th)
and yesterday The Domain broke its prior 'hits per day' record reaching  2,605 page views - how about that!  Thanks to everyone who visited. 

27th November 2002
don't know how I missed this programme ...

... but perhaps I can make up for it by adding this little plug ~ read "America Plants Tribute Trees" ~ and join us in sponsoring one!


25th November 2002
hile the East Bay has had numerous little earthquakes unsettling everyone the past day or two, here in the North we've been busy working on the site. Some of you may know that we've been setting up a webhosting service and the new home page for Decklin's Domain Webhosting is at .
In other news, NoŽlle Hampton tells us that her new CD is now available at select Borders Book Stores in Northern California - congratulations are due there !!
Finally, if you have the time, please click through to our music page and click on the 'Vote for Decklin's Domain in MusicSearch's Site of the Day Contest' link!  We keep getting beaten by this South Shore Records bunch and it would be nice to get the front page publicity that could result from a win ;)

11th November 2002
pdated NoŽlle Hampton's page, adding CD links  ~ we will very shortly be providing samples and adding much more to all the music pages of the site. Don't forget NoŽlle and Andrť are playing at The Great American Music Hall on the 14th !

8th November 2002
ell last night saw the first storm o' the season blast its way through the Bay Area, randomly toppling many trees over power lines and the occasional unfortunate house or car. For those of you who wondered where the Demise Master Server went - we lost power for 8 or so hours. Of course the Demise demo and Mordor 2 servers were also down. Sorry 'bout that.  Luckily, the Rolling Stones Concert (tonight) has not been affected :)

30th October 2002
think this is well worth posting ~ hot off the presses (literally) is news about a limited edition double disc re-release of David Bowie's album "Heathen":
Use the following link to pre-order / purchase and you'll get a FREE thirty day trial membership of BowieNet !!

David Bowie's Limited Edition Double Disc Re-release of Heathen

27th October 2002
usic news from Wendy DeWitt:
A very busy November ahead, following two remaining dates this month ...
30 Wednesday - Sansoucia, Downtown Ventura. 9 - 12 Solo
31 Thursday - Dizzy's, San Diego. With Sue Palmer celebrating the release of Sue's new album!

7 Thursday - Downtown, 2102 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley. 8:00 solo
9 Saturday - Saloon, North Beach, San Francisco. 4 - 8 with the Dave Workman Band
13 Wednesday - Saloon. North Beach, San Francisco. 9:30 with the band
14 Thursday - Saloon. North Beach, San Francisco. 9:30 with Steve Freund Bues Band
16 Saturday - Ivy Room, Solano and San Pablo, Albany. 10:00 with the Steve Freund Blues Band
20 Wednesday - No Name Bar, Sausalito. 8:30 solo
21 Thursday - Downtown, 2102 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley. 8:00 solo
30 Saturday - Saloon, North Beach, San Francisco. 4 - 8 with the Dave Workman Band

23rd October 2002
iger Direct has announced their seasonal Holiday Sweepstakes ...
well worth checking out!

11th October 2002
rom the Emporium, a change to the computer section ... and a plug for Dell Home Systems!

2nd October 2002
e have been been working on the site for the past few days and have some concept pages that you might like to visit. Any comment will be welcome as usual, feel free to email Decklin!
Sid Meier's Civil War, Music Instruments, Travel and the Poppen Project are examples.

27th September 2002
usic notes ... Cole Tate plays this evening at the Seafood Peddlar, San Rafael, California and on Sunday 29th at 8:00 pm look for the Ned Endless Band's Birthday Bash at the famous Sweetwater, 134 Throckmorton, Mill Valley.

22nd September 2002
nother sobering broadcast email that we received is presented here,
35 Questions read to the House of Representatives by Ron Paul M.D. a Republican Member of Congress from Texas on September 10th ...

16th September 2002
obs and the lack of them seem to be a topic of discussion these days ...
we are happy to be able to present a series of helpful articles by Mark Poppen in our little magazine section.

7th September 2002
urning out to be a busy musical month in the Bay Area ...
Monday 9th, at Biscuits & Blues, S.F. at 8 pm there's a solo accoustic show from Little Jonny of Little Jonny and the Giants.
Saturday 14th, at the Marin Brew Company, Larkspur Landing 4 pm you can hear Cole Tate,
Thursday 19th 7:30 pm, doors open at Slim's for a show featuring
NoŽlle Hampton and Jerry Hannon (of the Mad Hannons).

2nd September 2002
don't care how or from where you travel, think seriously about getting to Creek Park, San Anselmo for ...
Jazz Jam 3 on Sunday, September 22, 2002
1 PM to 6PM
A Free Concert in the Park featuring some of the North Bay of San Francisco's great veteran musicians and young stars in a free wheeling journey... come let your Life have a day off a simple one under the sky with the trees and grass ...
There is nothing you have to do.

Just show up.



31st August 2002
ust a quick reminder for Cole Tate Band fans ... they're playing at the Sand Dollar Restaurant, Stinson Beach tomorrow Sunday 1st September from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The weather's supposed to be OK so maybe we'll see you there?

29th August 2002
evised at last, the Dungeon Tested Software page. Everything mentioned is in almost daily use at the twisted dwarf's stronghold

2nd August 2002
ewly published on the internet by the most distinguished Paul Niquette:
Squawk 1200: A history of the next mid-air collision

28th July 2002
usic updates from:
Cole Tate ~ August 9th,|
Sweetwater, Leo Birthday Bash, Mill Valley
NoŽlle Hampton ~ August 16th,
Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco
Wendy DeWitt ~ August 2nd,
Espresso Garden Cafe, San Jose

16th July 2002
icked up some photographs* taken from a wee trip around the bay we took on The Hawaiian Chieftain this past Sunday. Click on the thumbnails if you want to see the big picture, then 'x' them out of sight.

Blues music provided by the Queen of Boogie-Woogie, ms Wendy DeWitt and her good buddies, great hospitality from the crew and volunteers - best Sunday Brunch we've had in a long time!

13th July 2002
oŽlle Hampton is back from a very successful tour, her upcoming Bay Area July and August shows may be found via this link!

10th July 2002
hat!  Two days in a row???

For those of you that are somewhat bemused by the recent spate of Wall Street goings-on, I am delighted to provide clarification courtesy of the well known analyst Mark Poyser ... just click on the graphic and all will become clear!!

9th July 2002

I've often wondered ... 

27th May 2002
ore good news from NoŽlle Hampton:
Don't miss her "5 For the Road" ep release party & tour kick off celebration, with t-shirts, CD's & special guests at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco on Saturday, June 8th!  Doors 8pm, show 9pm tix $12, $10 in advance.

13th April 2002
een a little while since this page was updated, for those of you who love the fantasy role-playing genre, Wizardry 8 has been causing quite a diversion.  There are a few of us playing and chatting on the bulletin boards, any other's currently wandering Dominus right now are more than welcome to register and contribute at Dungeons, Dungeons and Yet More Dungeons!

3rd February 2002
eceived a review of Imagine Role Playing by Randy Sivigny recently and although our table-top section is nowhere near completion (despite our best intentions) I believe the article should be available so I've added it "here".  Thanks, Randy!

1st February 2002
oŽlle Hampton's only February show is at CAFE DU NORD San Francisco on Tuesday 5th February, where she and Andrť are opening for the first of three shows by David Garza.  Doors open 6:00 pm, cover $7.00 show start 9:00 pm.  

26th January 2002
his should have appeared last year I guess, but somehow I missed the issue.  What would you think if you saw the headline ~
"Microsoft's Smart Tags Threaten the Web" ?  The deal appears to be that users of Windowsô XPô could be surfing the web and reading the web page that you have spent hours designing with links to your favorite travel agency and without you or your readers knowledge, active links are added to your page on appropriate (or inappropriate) keywords.  Those links in some cases will take the reader to competing services of Microsoft's choice !!!  In many cases due to the prevalence of pay-per-click search engine services this means in effect the original author of the page has 'paid' for the opportunity for MS to steal the traffic!

I wouldn't mind hearing your thoughts on this after you've read the article above, or if you know something more about the subject please feel free to email .  

22nd January 2002
ere's something a little different ... a new search engine that saves you the time in entering your search term in several major search engines by setting it up automatically .... except I just tried it and it doesn't quite work right - yet ;)   I'll contact them tomorrow and see if we can't fix it !!

Smart Search Demo:

16th January 2002
eceived by email today, author unknown ...

Lord of the Operating System

Recently one of my friends, a computer wizard, paid me a visit. As we were
talking I mentioned that I had recently installed Windows XP on my PC. I
told him how happy I was with this operating system and showed him the
Windows XP CD. To my surprise he threw it into my microwave oven and turned it on.

Instantly I got very upset, because the CD had become precious to me, but
he said: 'Do not worry, it is unharmed.'

After a few minutes he took the CD out, gave it to me and said: 'Take a
close look at it.'
To my surprise the CD was quite cold to hold and it seemed to be heavier
than before. At first I could not see anything, but on the inner edge of
the central hole I saw an inscription, an inscription finer than anything I had
ever seen before. The inscription shone piercingly bright, and yet remote,
as if out of a great depth:


'I cannot understand the fiery letters,' I said in a timid voice.
'No but I can,' he said. 'The letters are Hex, of an ancient mode, but the
language is that of Microsoft, which I shall not utter here. But in common
English this is what it says:
One OS to rule them all,
One OS to find them,
One OS to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

It is only two lines from a verse long known in System lore:
"Three OS's from corporate kings in their towers of glass,
Seven from valley lords where orchards used to grow,
Nine from dotcoms doomed to die,
One from the Dark Lord Gates on his dark throne
In the Land of Redmond where the Shadows lie.
One OS to rule them all, one OS to find them,
One OS to bring them all and in the darkness bind them,
In the Land of Redmond where the Shadows lie."

15th January 2002
eems like I blinked and a couple of weeks went by!  Working on re-arranging the parlour starting with the articles and essays section, so there's now an index page which will list items as I link them in, when I'm comfortable with the look and feel of that, the poetry section will be expanded in a similar fashion.  I think the Ken Evoy article is worthy of a second mention, and I decided that I will include some of the more noteworthy commercial articles BUT they will be listed seperately.  Meant to mention I got myself a present of a map of Middle-Earth (fairly scarce print from about 1971) and also received some nice high-res jpeg files of similar prints which I will add shortly.  Thanks to Gary Fairfax for those!!  Lord of the Rings Rules!!!

3rd January 2002
ot off the press, this email from NoŽlle Hampton:


We hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season and New Year's celebration!
It's going to be a great year!
Thank you to everyone who bought our Xmas CD--we are all sold out,
but we'll probably print more next year.

Our only show in January is:

Thursday, Jan. 3rd
143 Throckmorton  -  Mill Valley
We'll go on first, followed by the Mother Truckers.
Get there at 8:30 if you want to catch our set,
but plan on hanging out for some rockin' craziness with those Mother Truckers.

Peace, Love, & Happiness!!
Check out our website--we have some new MP3s up!!

1st January 2002
appy New Year to all who celebrate this particular New Year and Happy Holidays to those who go by the other calendars.  I received an email this afternoon that prompted me to get off my *ss and up-date the site *grin* ... I have been reading with great interest some articles written by Dr. Ken Evoy of and, unrelated to business, this particular article deserves to be forwarded.  Please spend a few minutes to read the following "Special New Year's Message".

Wotz New? Archive ~ 2001

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