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Wednesday, 2 February 2005

Manic Wednesday

It's been a strangely manic day - enjoyable in a way, but frustrating in many others. I *think* I'm doing an OK job as a supervisor - it's really rather difficult to tell, as I don't get a great deal of feedback from the engineers - heaven only knows what they say about me behind my back. I'd never want to be seen as some kind of 'David Brent' type of creature! The management tend to leave me to my own devices, too, preferring to communicate by email, which isn't ideal, but gets the message across, I suppose.

Being as it is my first blog entry since Monday's "Look Around You" new series on BBC2, I thought I'd offer my review. At first sight, I thought it was an awkward, wooden programme, lacking the edge and surrealism of the first series. However, having seen it again, had my brain's jukebox hi-jacked by the frankly awful yet catchy songs that were featured during it and looking through the online archive of early-80s shows, I feel it was definitely worth watching. Much like Alan Partridge, the humour is best recalled - I've been using the phrase "I don't know... I just.. don't know" at work today.

Of course, there are five more episodes to go, so I'd urge a with-holding of judgment (and a healthy pinch of salt taken with the BBC Discussion Board. Goodness, I sounded like the Mail On Sunday magazine then. Sorry.

I stumbled across another 6music session today - this time by a band called The Dears; the songs were a little maudlin, although perhaps it was because the lead singer was feeling a bit rough. I can't complain about the fact it was free music, though!The Dears

Link of the day

  • www.skype.com : Beth recently installed this on her PC, and I was rather impressed - I'm sure I mentioned this Voice-Over-IP client in a previous blog entry; it's far better than I was expecting. It's also fairly good value for money for some international calls (apparently you can call mobile phones in the US for 1.3p a minute, although the caveat that some operators charge their customers to receive calls, which isn't quite so good.

Posted by james at February 2, 2005 7:54 PM


 
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