Neil Turner's Blog

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I’m 20 today!

Today is my first day as a non-teenager in several years 😀 . It’s not been particularly eventful, mainly because we’re all in the middle of exams and can’t afford the time to either go out or recover from having been out, but it’s been somewhat enjoyable nonetheless.
Presents were the camera that I’ve been talking about, a t-shirt with velcro letters (so you can change the message on the front as often as you like), some socks with my name on, £33 cash (in total), and O’Reilly quick reference books on PHP and Regular Expressions (thanks to Jeff Wright and regular commenter Chris Berkhadt for those 🙂 ).
The cash is going towards a Sega Mega Drive for the house next year – we’ll have a PlayStation 2 as well but you can’t play Sonic on it.
incidentally, today is also Towel Day.


  1. Looks like I should’ve waited to post my comment.. ah well can’t hurt to say it twice – Happy Birthday!

  2. You realise that this means you aren’t allowed to use smileys any more?

  3. Happy birthday Neil! 🙂


  5. Happy birthday Neil!

  6. Happy Birthday! Did you get a towel? 😀

  7. Happy birthday Neil! It’s all downhill now on 😉

  8. Happy birthday.
    And the age of being banned from smilies is actually 21. Damn, better get smileying quick 🙂 😉 D-)


  10. Word up, birthday boy

    If you haven’t, you should wish Neil a Happy 20th birfday! Hurrah! :)…

  11. w00t! Happy Birthday Neil!!! 🙂

  12. Happy birthday, Neil. 🙂

  13. drat – missed your birthday – sorry!
    Hope you had a good one and didn’t get abducted by a vogon constructor ship

  14. I like the sound of your velcro shirt, sounds fun! Watch out that you don’t lose your letters!
    Oh, and there is a sonic game for the PS2,
    . Sonic Heroes!
    Happy birthday Mate! Or should I call you Mr. Turner now?

  15. Happy belated Birthday Neil.

  16. Happy belated B’Day, Neil! I remember when I turned 20. That was a fun year.

  17. Crikey, I feel old now. I’ll be a whole 9 years older than you as of this Saturday. It’s strange how all the best people have birthdays in May…

  18. Sonic Heroes for PS2, there is Sonic for ya. I have Sonic Heroes on my Game Cube, and its a great game.
    Congratulations on turning 20! Hope you had a happy b-day, even if its the middle of exams.

  19. Oh, don’t forget to change your “What The?” boiler plate about box, heh.