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Thinking inside the box

These pages contain a downloadable 3D starmap, a variety of fractal images, some computer-generated graphics and some animations.

They do not contain a secret horde of Spanish doubloons, an ancient, buried spacecraft or a popular brand of catfood. Look elsewhere for these.

Zubenelgenubi is actually a real star, and is about 70-80 lightyears away from Earth in the constellation Libra. It's undoubtably the star with the best popular name ever devised.

If you wish to contact me about anything on these pages, please email me through: alpha [(at)]

The office-boy, who liked atmosphere, thought for a moment of saying that, beyond the obvious facts that the caller was a Freemason, left-handed, a vegetarian and a traveller in the East, he had made no deductions from his appearance. He perceived, however, that his employer was not in the vein for that sort of thing.

P.G. Wodehouse, "Summer Lightning"

Again Holmes raved in the air. "Why did you come to me?" he said; "and above all, why did you not come at once?"

Sir A.C. Doyle, "The Five Orange Pips"

Last updated Sunday 29th of August, 2004