Lee Alley lives in London. Unlike his equally famous namesake, he wasn’t in Viet Nam due to cleverly organising to be born at such a date so as to be far too young to be called up for war. He did, however, in a momentary lapse of reason, decide to join the Army mere months before Saddam Hussein decided to add Kuwait to his collection. This resulted in all the fun he was having in Germany being cut short and a good six months intense training for the pleasure of being on an anti-terrorist hit squad interspersed with periods on gate guard duty. Hmmm…
After serving his time in the Army and collecting the maximum utility of Army College Fund benefit he left. Missing all the action, terror and stupidity and incidently being well-furious about how Daddy Bush let Yugoslavia implode, he eventually wandered down to Split Croatia to volunteer to work with the International Mennonite Organisation in Bosnia during their war there. In and amongst being shot at, mortared and howitzered in various places, he spent his time looking after refugee school children thumping the local bullies who harassed them, teaching them English and German and making sure they had the lunch pails, pencils and books they needed for school (the refugee children that is, not the bullies). He also set up basketball tournaments with the local lads, the Bosnian 3rd Corps soldiers and the refugees and in the evenings looked after 150 refugees from Zepa, one of the “safe-havens”.
After Bosnia, he drifted (shiftlessly, apparently) to London where he completed a Masters degree in Business Administration. This was obviously a very bad move as since then he’s been pursuing far more sedate and pedestrian activities for various multi-national corporations, and organizations of various kinds. Or so it would seem on the surface. Statistically, however, his neighborhood in London is the most dangerous place he’s ever lived, with 12 people being killed by handguns within 1 mile of his house between summer 2002 and summer 2003. So London keeps him on his toes (so to speak).
This site is one of many creative outlets (possibly interpreted as being a means to show off…) and is under constant development. Things may come and go, some may not work (usually because they’re in alpha release or part of some development track not meant for production websites) but you will see things here that you won’t on other websites. The reason is partially “because he can” and partially because other webmasters aren’t keeping up with developments.
The site works in Firefox since early version 1, Opera and (with 1 small glitch to clear up) Konqueror/KHTML so it should be fine on Safari and friends. It works pretty much in IE7 and 8 except the menu isn’t as pretty as it could be as Microsoft won’t pull their finger out and code their browsers correctly. If you use IE, tough! Stuff might get fixed for you; it might not. If you’re too lazy or unadventurous to move away from the Evil Empire and join the the rebels who have declared independence from computer tyranny then mediocre webpages is your lot and you only have yourself to blame. It looks good elsewhere.
The picture to your right is literally the view through his front door (in springtime, of course) and will be joined by pics from the various places we’ve been in the world. He hopes you enjoy, are interested, have questions and hopes you would take the time to say so. Thanks for coming by and having a look!