This is the home of Intergalactic Enterprises. Nothing here is for sale.

I am Wastrel, aka WastrelWay and Wastrel Way, and this site is in part things that I have written.

There is an alternate connection using the command `ssh gameplayer@iWastrel.com` for playing games on your terminal. There you can play a version of Space Invaders or Pacman, test your knowledge of Shakespeare, US capitals or famous murderers, or play the best Hangman game on the internet, which selects at random from a list of more than 190,000 English words. There is a game called Dangerstep. There are also several dungeon, alternate-reality or puzzle games. Some of them are multiplayer. There are ways to leave messages and a live chat.

The password for gameplayer is "playgames". You must create an account. You do not have to enter your email, your real name, your credit card number or your mother's maiden name. I'm not interested in that.

Remember your personal login and password. If you forget, the only way to fix it is to create another account and leave me a message so I can get you set up again. I will personally check who you are. On the other hand, you can have as many accounts as you want and stay logged in as long as you want... or at least until the server needs to be rebooted, which is rarely.

If you don't know about ssh: this is a command on your linux or Mac terminal. If you use Windows, then use the Putty application. Addendum: Windows 10 and 11 have ssh in the terminal.

Gripes, comments, flames, questions, suggestions etc. may be submitted by selecting the comment item on the gameplayer menu. Or you can go to the SPAM page.


"Stories" includes not only serious fiction but true stories, jokes and utter nonsense. There may be references to H. P. Lovecraft.

Wastrel News Network

Articles from the Wastrel News Network and lesser news sources, such as CNN and Fox.


Usually serious. Includes criticism of bad media and artistic failures.

Useful Scripts

Some things that might be useful. Recipes.

Wastrel Speaks

Selected questions and comments and the replies to them.

Video Games

Old games that you can play in your browser.