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Friday, 5 October 2007

Weekending things

Firstly, I've changed my web browser's homepage. Despite the fact that Firefox and Safari both have a search toolbar thingy, I always like to open up my browser on something clean and simple (and quick to load!).. sometimes it's iGoogle, but mostly it's the minimalist front-screen of bog-standard Google.

So.. what's grabbed my attention? Well, it's the environmentally aware Blackle.com; it's the same site, except with an ecological slant - if it was displayed on a standard 'CRT' monitor, it would save a small amount of electricity. Since modern flat-screen 'TFT' monitors have back-lights, and it's simply that the pixels 'let the light through', there's no great benefit, but it's a good reminder to be more careful with energy use.

A brief footnote to the expectation that's been building up over the week - I was successful in my interview, and have been offered a permanent Systems Specialist position, which is what I was hoping for. It feels a little strange, because this is my second stint at it, and I'd always had half an eye on going back to the 'main team', but this is my job for good, now!

On a slightly sourer note. While looking through the latest BBC News on my iPAQ as I sat on the coach heading home, I saw this story - a company being taken to court by (please excuse the bilious polemic) jobsworth scumbags who pander to the whims of a capitalistic 'music' 'industry' for playing their radios in what amounts to a public place. I have written to my MP about this. (You can read my letter here)

Now, I shall calm down and try and enjoy a peaceful weekend!

Posted by james at October 5, 2007 9:05 PM

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