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NEW : Monkey Island Section
Welcome to the new, improved Roger Davies .com!
11th October 2009
See Roger Davies’ brand new Monkey Island section where you will find complete Monkey Island walkthrough solutions for each Monkey Island game, from the original Secret of Monkey Island, to Monkey Island 2 : LeChuck’s Revenge right up to (and including!) the brand new Tales of Monkey Island series. Roger Davies .com will feature the walkthrough solutions on the web before most other sources, so if you find yourself stuck … you know where to come! So far you will find the Launch of the Screaming Narwhal Walkthrough, Seige of Spinner Cay Walkthrough, Lair of the Leviathan Walkthrough and we will be bringing you the solutions for the long awaited final two episodes of Tales of Monkey Island along with the Curse of Monkey Island and Escape from Monkey Island solutions, So stay tuned!
11th August 2009
Yes, it’s true! … I finally found time to re-arrange and redesign Roger Davies .com exactly the way I like (actually a mix of several other ideas) which included giving complete control over to Wordpress as a content management system – something it does particularly well in this latest release!
Content management is a bit of a misnomer – in that it is probably better thought of as a loss of control over content, but a handful of plugins and a little editing of the Wordpress code and I’m very pleased with the result.
Wordpress has taught me so much this last year. It was after making some modifications to help Wordpress fight spam that I realised the significance of WordPress’ taxonomy structure and how it indexes these words for search. This provided the foundation of a search tool I began work on at roger-it.co.uk. This public version, currently hosted on my shared 1&1 hosting account is now painfully outdated, but a useful demo until I finally roll out the newest version, which will need to remain on my own computers.
11th January 2009
More about Roger Davies
For a general overview, see the Roger Davies profile page. The main categories – home winemaking, web tools and development and music production sections are similar to how they always were (but organised a little more neatly).
The blog entries are now available throughout the site, but the latest entries can be found here. The sections are still divided up the same way as they always have been – from politics, social observations to retro game reviews and strange ideas. There is the forum at Roger Davies .com which has discussions on home winemaking, Anime and Japan an image area and discussions on music production. Be sure to check out Roger Davies’ music section which includes various mixes and ideas, a which is really just a testing area for random Internet ideas and a forum for you to post any thoughts of your own!
Roger is derived from the ancient Germanic name ‘Hrothgar’ (HroÃ°gar, Roger) meaning “famous with the spear” (hroth/hroud meaning ‘fame, glory’, and ger meaning ’spear’). There was a legendary Dannish king named Hrothgar in the 6th century, who features in the ancient novel Beowulf. Beowulf is a British novel, set in Scandinavia in which Hrothgar hires Boewulf to slay Grendel – the main protagonist. Another Hrothgar also appears in the Anglo Saxon tale Widsith, but I am not sure if this refers to the same one.
Roger is usually spelt without a ‘d’ unless it forms part of a surname in which case it can be spent with a ‘Rodger’. In American-English, Roger can be spelt ‘Rodger’
Definition, Origins of ‘Davies’ in ‘Roger Davies’
Davies is has English and Welsh roots. ‘Davies’ is the welsh spelling, and ‘Davis’ is the English way. Davies means ‘Son of David (beloved)’. Variations : DAVIES (Welsh), DAVID, DAVIDSON, DAVISON
Roger Davies is also a fictional character character in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, who first appeared in the Prisoner of Azkaban, as a Ravenclaw student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Noted as being handsome (yey! Well, definitely disambiguated from the Roger Davies writing this site, then!) If you are reading Joanne, thank you lol. For what it’s worth, I did have Harry-Potteresque cheap NHS glasses which were horrendous!