October 2008 Archives

Tweets for 31 Oct 2008

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(10:23:24) is a little delayed my The First Tweet Of The Day. I have destroyed my laptop, once again - this time, with SOFTWARE!

(11:27:53) was rather surprised to see, yesterday, a Toyota Prius parked,but with the engine ticking over. I thought they weren't supposed to do that?

(11:32:23) wonders if moving the pagefile to the D drive (to make extra space on C: for the desktop upgrade) caused the BSOD. Heh. Not my problem :D

(11:33:45) managed to get Portal to run on my mac mini this morning. It's a bit slow, but shows how wicked cool 'Crossover Games' is.. love those toys!

(14:03:47) found the transcript of Brand & Ross's Show Of Doom amusing.. on a comedic level it ~is~ funny; shame about the effect it had 'in real life'

(17:13:10) has been helping a colleague with Interview Technique... I only hope I've done the subject justice. Blow your own trombone, I say. TROMBONE!

(17:47:32) is feeling sleepy. Very sleepy. Hypnosis by TFT, the hum of fans and a warm office. Now: looking for a mashup Bob Harris played. He's fab.

(17:48:41) should be finishing an email to the weekend sup, but I've lost the will to work. "Dear supervisor. Please reboot EVERYTHING. kthxbai."

(18:10:51) Overdub - What A Wonderful Surprise : bliss. Mash. http://hypem.com/track/424134

(19:42:55) is watching a special showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.. appropriate wrongness for All Hallows Eve.

(20:47:41) has an interval. Some of the people here know all the audience words. That's the way it ~should~ be done.

(21:02:53) http://twitpic.com/j6vv - Beth and me.. I'm probably the least convincing Riff Raff ever :D

Tweets for 30 Oct 2008

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(10:55:58) hardly tweeted at all yesterday.. not like me at all. Feeling a little more alive this morning, although only just. Me vs. headache.. c'mon!

(12:30:32) may well be going to Germany next week. Hurrah!

(14:12:02) is in a conference call thing because I really, really don't relish the prospect of being in a meeting room for two hours..

(14:17:27) is also pleased that I don't have to share my Lovehearts with anyone. Heh.

(20:31:00) Oh definitely.. Paterson Joseph as the next Doctor. Forget what I said about Christopher Biggins.

Tweets for 29 Oct 2008

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(06:15:23) is off to work (with a hi-ho etc). Feeling a little sleep-deprived this morning. Considering how comfortable under my desk might be.. :D

(13:58:43) doesn't really feel the full shilling today. I will have to get used to the extreme temperature differences between within & without. Bleh.

Tweets for 28 Oct 2008

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(08:27:09) is working from home today. Hmm.. my work laptop takes less time to log in over VPN as it does in the office? Today: BST-> GMT post mortem.

(12:24:03) is quite pleased my 'muschup' tweets have made it onto the first 3 pages of Google search results.. it's a better word than 'ketchard'.

(12:25:42) (incidentally my preferred recipe is 3 parts of Heinz ketchup to 1 of Tesco value mustard). Great with pie.

(13:40:52) is back to work, with (finally) defrosted fingers. Also, I heard there were coconut rings at large somewhere in the kitchen. Coffee + yum.

(15:18:59) is being mildly amused by this Radio 1 comedy pilot: http://is.gd/50T2 ... somewhat Chris Morrisesque, with blippy & bloppy inbetween. Fab.

(15:31:32) has downloaded what appears to be some interesting free stuff from http://www.codeweavers.com that does Windows on Mac & Linux. Eventually.

(19:42:29) is wondering what to listen to. I very quickly tired of Afuken.. now (on @petecooper's recommendation) perhaps some Heartthrob.

(19:43:55) meant Akufen. My brain is being addled by a very annoying and persistently unquietable fish-tank aerator motor. Am I making up words, now?

(20:11:06) was expecting the bowl of warm water to soften the contents of the honey jar. Unfortunately, the bowl of water was cooled by the jar. D'oh.

(20:12:38) is pleased to announce no muffin-related injuries on this occasion. I really shouldn't be left home on my own.

(20:24:41) is watching @vobes in a very fetching cardigan on his show (http://www.vobes.com) mac software to watch camstreams: http://snipr.com/baldy

(22:03:18) is going to step away from the computer.. need to sort out the dishwasher, pack my bag for tomorrow and get to bed! Stay warm, Twitterverse.

Tweets for 27 Oct 2008

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(00:33:56) had completely forgotten it took so long to make a compilation CD.. it's looking like the inlay is going to have to follow later...

(07:26:32) is preparing for some serious coach travel today.. off to Bristol to see an old Uni pal. Good to get out for a gallivant...

(08:42:07) is in the midst of part one of the Voyage West.. it ~is~ possible to get a return ticket Luton to Bristol, but it takes all day...

(08:45:10) (forgot to mention the 'for eleven quid all-in' bit. Shame I didn't get a replacement 3G SIM. Still, a pound for all-day browsing ain't bad.

(08:51:26) ) I hate it when I don't close parentheses. The coach is jammed-full, as was the previous. I can't doze when someone's sitting next to me.

(10:36:54) is on stage 2 of el-cheapo trip to Bristol. Beth's lent me her high capacity phone battery for podcast sustainment.. what a hero. Onward..

(12:41:14) is passing Chippenham & Cirencester, places that I'm not ~totally~ sure I can place geographically. 20 mins from Bristol, though? Doubtful..

(17:50:58) is all done being in Bristol.. it's getting dark already, and the M4 beckons. I love this city. ~puts hands up~ (on a Megabus to boot)

(18:10:44) shouldn't be using Fring on the Orange Unlimited day's internet thing, but hey.. I couldn't get Google Maps to work, so this is EDGY karma.

(20:23:45) Earlier: two words: Hammersmith; Flyover. Another two: Earls; Court. Two more: Chelsea; Embankment. Final two: GPRS; failure.

(20:25:41) now: preparing for the final leg home.. it's been a long day, but a fun adventure. Days off like this are good. Definitely

(22:11:40) is finally home. It's pretty darn cold out there.. the gritters are out, so it's going to be frosty. I hope everybody in Twitterland's warm.

(22:55:36) is all caught up with @stephenfry's podgrams.. now off to bed. I will never comprehend how sitting in a moving vehicle can be so exhausting.

Tweets for 26 Oct 2008

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(14:15:16) is making plans for tomorrow.. need to make sure I've got 11 hours worth of audio for a gallivant (although I'm taking a DAB radio, too!)

Tweets for 25 Oct 2008

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(07:31:05) is horizontal and musing whether there's any point being not so.

(08:15:48) had an SMS arrive just as my phone hung.. now I've rebooted it, the text has gone.. oh noes! I don't get many texts; it might've been ~good~

(08:50:24) likes having a 9-year-old son. Me: "What's that song playing on the radio?" Him: "Ah.. that'll be The Script." He certainly knows his pop.

(08:53:20) has had a muffin-related mishap.

(09:30:21) has a new toy for the i600 - MusicID (by Shazam) for song identification joy & wonder (when Chris isn't about!) DM me if you want a copy :)

(20:23:26) is all entirely full after Chinese banquet action.. the in-laws are round, and we're talking about social networking & old schoolfriends..

(22:29:11) is off to bed after tucking my daily 'Narci Project' photo into an obscure corner of the internet and getting uPNP sort-of working (Twonky!)

Tweets for 24 Oct 2008

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(07:36:40) is planning to feel truculent and write things on post-it notes today. Now, though, it's Berocca time, since I've run out of coffee. Oops.

(08:12:28) is trying to find out if orangey vitamins + Who Boys junglism will counter caffeine withdrawal. I predict it won't, but still, it's SCIENCE.

(10:32:09) has now had caffeine. And lots of it. Playing with virtualisation.. VMWare in one window, MS Virtual PC in another. Chances of success: Low!

(18:08:10) is off home.. a little later than normal, because of clock change shenanigans. But the weekend's here.. nearly. Nearly yay!

(22:36:04) can't decide whether I approve of Tony Christie's cover of Human League's "Louise". It's better than the Robbie Williams one, but still...

Tweets for 23 Oct 2008

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(08:05:28) has selected an upbeat Moroccan breakfast show with which to annoy my colleagues this morning. Learn French by irritation... splendid idea!

(11:59:02) is having a bad network day with the mac.. not too many tweets from me :D Means I get more work done, though!

(19:59:39) has won "PRINCESS MAX TX2 ELECTRONIC GAME" on eBay.. "You might also be interested in: "SEXY LACE TOP WHITE STOCKINGS - Large". Oh dear no.

(21:28:41) There is too much shouting on the television.

Tweets for 22 Oct 2008

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(08:07:18) has started the morning with some 90s happy hardcore choons. Thanks, @petecooper - http://uksfinest.org.uk is my current favourite station:D

(15:15:25) is getting all immersed in broadcast-based XML data.. wondrous stuff to distract me while I'm on hold with Orange. Shouty James Blunt. Ow.

(15:22:43) actually spoke to someone from Orange who knows what he's talking about.. The 8th & 9th number on my SIM needs to be over 30 for 3G.. Cool.

(15:23:49) Oh, and it was David Gray, not James Blunt. Who I think is even worse.

(20:43:49) has gone to bed early for Christmas.

Tweets for 21 Oct 2008

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(05:12:25) has podcasts and a clean shirt.. now time for work. Good morning, Tuesday.

(08:43:32) is dealing with work today like a baggage handler.. roughly on a case-by-case basis.

(10:24:50) The worst & best of Netherlands' internet radio: Apres-ski radio (http://is.gd/4toP - cheese!) and Gothville (http://is.gd/4toN - electro!)

(14:22:24) is impressed.. Barclays are offering Kaspersky Internet Security suite free for 3 PCs if you use online banking. http://is.gd/4tUX . Handy.

(16:22:20) is bothering workmates with in-store radio. Now? Dunelm Radio. Special offers on fabrics across the store. Mmm-hmm yeah. http://is.gd/4uvz

(18:53:50) is home. There's a chill in the air, but sausages and batter in the oven. Mmmmmmmmm! Bring on the muschup :)

(19:56:32) is (finally) heading down to the studio to tidy up after a weekend of grabbing cables & microphones, while watching Vobes (http://vobes.com)

(21:08:58) has, as I believe the modern idiom would have it, 'done my back in'. Too much lifting & twisting over the past couple of days. Ah well..

Tweets for 20 Oct 2008

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(09:43:42) hasn't had a wi-fi radio crash (yet) this morning. @poots thinks it's in cahoots with the satnav, which misbehaves when only she's around..

(10:02:42) is listening to Engadget podcast 114.. The new MacBook doesn't have firewire? http://blogs.zdnet.com/Apple/?p=2387 Why? DV Camcorder hell!

(10:27:16) is going (mercifully?) offline to tend to more domestic tasks. That washing isn't going to fold itself. Which is a shame.

(16:55:49) is off to cubs with the boy. Last time before a half-term break. Chaos is shortly to ensue. I shall take sweets.

(16:55:57) (the sweets are for ME. Right.)

(20:51:26) I've been a-blogging: Goodmans CD1505Wi wifi micro CD system - a review http://tinyurl.com/5832y2

(21:55:36) is off to bed, late as usual. Still, blog entry written.. all-in-all a fairly negative review of kit that could so easily be the future..

Tweets for 19 Oct 2008

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(11:56:21) is having a major caffeine crash .. hopefully with a little peace and quiet.

(18:03:44) is home & has correspondence, blogging & internet radio reviewing to get on with. The housework will have to wait! OK.. dishwasher & bins!

(18:54:24) is listening to Guardian's Media Talk podcast. Is it just me that finds Maggie Brown's voice SO grating? It's the squeaky quasi-RP. Ugh.

(19:49:56) is catching up on Radio 4 listening (now: Feedback) ..& troubled about what'll happen to my MP3 shell script if A&Mi update Listen Again :D

(20:39:25) has filtered down this weekend's photos to 185.. now? Choosing the 'best' to email & blog. I think my photography is improving. A tiny bit.

(22:55:02) is all done collating and emailing the sights & sounds of the weekend. A brief blog entry about it tomorrow, maybe.. lots of ~people~ pics..

Tweets for 18 Oct 2008

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(16:11:16) is in Enfield. I'm not sure I like it here, much. New phone SIM win, but no 3G. Them Orange Shops sure like to make me work!

(16:12:28) has done PA for a conference, which included a 60 mile round trip for an IEC lead. I now keep one in the boot for such errant eventualities.

Tweets for 17 Oct 2008

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(10:40:30) has taken Hazel the Peace Lily out of intensive care.. well, OK, removed the plastic bag that's covered her for the past two weeks..

(11:04:21) likes the realisms: http://www.onemotion.com/flash/spider but then, I'm not an arachnophobe. (I wouldn't recommend clicking if you are!)

(11:27:00) is a little irked by the Independent's hyperbole about the BBC's party spend; we pay for staff Christmas parties in everything else we buy..

(11:59:58) can't read my handwriting. Darn.

(13:54:07) has turned off XFM.. there's only so much overcompressed generic guitar music I can bear. "I don't know how I'll make it through this." Yup.

(14:40:36) is, apparently, high on caffeine and ozone. I'm 2 metres away from two huge laser printers. Trust me to lower the toner...

(19:49:06) is listening to a new Zealand radio station. It's 8:45am & the DJ sounds like he's doing late night chat. Whuh? Don't they ~do~ breakfast?

(19:50:16) now realises that it's Saturday morning in New Zealand. Heh. I need to get the hang of this world radio :D

(20:13:22) likes the way the Merriam-Webster dictionary enunciates 'lackadaisical'. I am ~so~ easily pleased.

(22:28:57) has had mobile phone SIM failure. How odd. I hope nobody tries to call/text me over the next few days (or at least knows my work number!)

Tweets for 16 Oct 2008

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(04:44:34) forgot to change my alarm time.. up twenty minutes early. Fine, though, since I've spent most of it trying to find my camera charger. D'oh.

(09:48:14) is going to have some Berocca. It's perfectly fine, save for the fact that it doesn't make my wee fluorescent & it contains aspartame. Hmm.

(13:02:54) is off to a meeting. There will be doubtless ~no~ biscuits. Back at 4..

(19:36:57) is home, recompiling Fink to try and get hold of mediatomb for the mac (unless there are better uPNP servers out there?) and being warm.

(20:37:38) is going to bed almost ~eight hours~ before I am due to get up. This must be a record (especially when my alarm goes off too early!) Night!

Tweets for 15 Oct 2008

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(08:00:00) ♺ @poots.. Lenni: "If a hexagon has six sides and a pentagon has five, how many does a cardigan have?" (that girl is a comedy genius)

(13:08:25) is off to a meeting. I have Berocca.. like healthy Haribo. This may be survivable!

(13:47:27) is slowly dying in Microsoft Server Patching debate tedium...

(15:11:47) has risen from the undead. I'm feeling extremely sleepy, though. I think I need more exercise. And a cheese and pickle bap.

(19:24:05) ♺ @emalyse http://ping.fm/Krbdv (Midweek quiz) exercising those geek credentials. (Gotta love the BBC Magazine!)

(19:27:22) is gonna finish my food & upload a rambling pre-amble blog entry I wrote en route home. It may be titled 'confessions of a radio anorak'..

(20:50:09) I've been a-blogging: A rambling internet radio pre-amble (or 'My Life as an Anorak') http://tinyurl.com/3tgvoe

(22:18:39) Dear everyone in the world (especially British people): Please do not start paragraphs with 'So,' either spoken or written. Thank you.

Tweets for 14 Oct 2008

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(09:24:40) is back in the office. the minute hand is zooming round FAR more quickly than is appropriate. It's done two laps since I got in! Already?!

(09:53:33) needs more coffee. I am certainly not at my most dynamic today. Focus, man.. focus!

(12:24:03) always looks with interest at the goings-on of Big L. Mike Read's announced it's been bought by a 'growing radio group'. (from @RadioToday)

(12:27:26) is amused. Our document management system's been downgraded from 'Knowledge Shrubbery' to 'Bonsai of Vague Awareness'. Frankly, it's rubbish

(18:08:43) is off home after a brief yet interesting coffee break with a Facebook friend. That's what's great about London. (Not much else :D)

(20:29:25) made two disgruntled noises: one because it's nearly bedtime already; another because I'm not appropriately dressed to put out the recycling

(20:35:00) is disappointed that baby guinea pigs aren't called guinea piglets, but cheered by the collective noun for hedgehogs: 'an array'. Ta, @poots

(20:54:03) I will keep this picture for whenever I feel sad: http://is.gd/44kl

(20:58:41) Last tweet for the evening. You'll laugh.. you'll cry.. you'll want to turn it off: http://fairtilizer.com/tracks/14123

(22:17:49) has worked out that if I were to fall constantly due to the earth's (surface) gravity, within a year I'd be falling at the speed of light.

Tweets for 13 Oct 2008

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(09:52:46) finds it far too easy to forget ~quite~ how unreliable people can be. Drinking coffee in McDonalds till Suzi arrives. Eventually...

(16:08:09) has bought a new toy with a git voucher award from work: Goodmans CD1505Wi FM/internet radio/CD player micro hi-fi. Still setting it up..

(16:09:13) hasn't worked out what directory the internet radio uses.. not Reciva, and some favourites (Magic 105.4 and FUNRadio for two) are missing..

(16:50:52) loves being an early adopter. Hello, Mr Pillar, I would like to introduce you to the Postal system, when you're calling up for tech support.

(19:25:11) has found it! http://station.penbex.com.tw .. that's how to add stations to the wifi radio. I hope it doesn't go down in the near future!

(20:26:01) has a firm favourite Random Internet Station find so far: http://spamradio.com ..spam emails read over an ambient soundtrack. Heh. Genius.

(21:37:54) I've been a-blogging: Qik! Get the cameraphone! (techie) http://tinyurl.com/3uffzk

(21:48:25) is off to bed... back to work in the morning. Night night, the internets and your breathtaking collection of radio stations. Wow.

Tweets for 12 Oct 2008

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(07:51:07) is up (not so bright 'n early!) drinking strong Douwe Egberts Good Origin ground coffee. Highlights ahead: Harvest Festival & shoe shopping.

(15:51:06) is schlomped at the in-laws'.. Lenni's playing with a necklace kit & I'm discussing making weighted companion cubes with Chris. Very Sunday.

(18:02:38) is off down to the studio with a cuppa rooibos and some more nostalgia. Making a CD called 'The Years Inbetween' .. from 1994 to 2007.

Tweets for 11 Oct 2008

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(08:49:08) believes it is impossible (or at least impractical) to launch headlong into a day while still wearing pyjamas. It's nearly 10am! For shame..

(08:59:02) I'm playing with my cameraphone. Go me!

(12:28:49) is having lunch with the children.. they've enjoyed having a go on Qik; got new technology but no real use for it? Let the children play!

(15:41:31) is out on the green kicking a football about with Lenni, after a play at 'gymnastics park'. It's gorgeous out!

(16:17:57) I'm playing with my cameraphone. Go me!

(17:27:17) is listening to Play Radio UK http://playradiouk.com .. shocking website, but good music so far. Like Absolute with fewer fat sounding DJs.

(19:55:12) is making compilation CDs in 'radio show' format to test the voicetracking in my mate Jon's playout software. Tough bit? Choosing the songs!

Tweets for 10 Oct 2008

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(07:41:07) has really rather strong coffee this morning. I also went through my work email on the coach rather than dozing. I feel.. netherworldly.

(10:27:48) Radio's going to hell in a handcart.. Channel 4 Radio's backed out of DAB, and- even more serious- yesterday Big L went internet only. Doom!

(14:49:12) needs fresh air & leg stretching to clear my head so I can finish writing up meeting minutes. Off for a walk (which may fulfill the latter!)

(15:25:59) isn't impressed with the lack of free wi-fi on Great Portland Street. You'd think, wouldn't you? Or am I under-estimating capitalist greed?

(15:55:25) will never get tired of this: http://tinyurl.com/2fwek9 Dass perks mich.

(17:20:06) I'm playing with my cameraphone. Go me!

(20:11:09) I just received the strangest blog comment. It doesn't contain a URL pointing to viagra, just an odd fact about the Norwegian Royal F.amily

(20:13:46) definitely likes to be educated: http://is.gd/3QNI

(22:11:38) I've been a-blogging: A visit to a World Service Transmitter site... http://tinyurl.com/3ejmzp

(22:17:46) is off to bed.. a little later than I'd planned, but I shall have lots of water and some camomile tea. Night night interwebulites

Tweets for 09 Oct 2008

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(04:41:39) is off on a geeky gallivant... off to a transmitter site. Never was the word 'anorak' more appropriate. Coffee and biscuits.

(06:46:10) is at Waterloo, preparing to head SouthWest ... coffee time.

(19:31:09) is home. Tired, but with some fantastic trivia in my brainium and remarkably geeky pictures on a CF card. Blirriant.

(19:33:46) is, of course, following @StephenFry. It would be churlish and befwitterdly not to. He's on Buzzcocks at 9pm. What a splendid evening.

(21:34:46) was amused to see a spam email with the subject: "muhahahahahahhahaahahahha" ..The message body wasn't from an evil overlord, though. Shame.

Tweets for 08 Oct 2008

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(07:55:58) finds music like this (http://is.gd/3Hsm) good to work to. Colleagues don't agree. Currently mashing up Brian's plainsong with UK 2-step :D

(08:10:50) believes that never truer was the phrase 'The devil has all the best tunes' than when talking about Christian Rock music... (on the whole).

(08:46:54) is all excited because I've managed to get qik (http://qik.com) installed on my mobile phone. I have ~no~ idea what I'll use it for, though!

(14:24:33) could well do with a nap about now. Apparently it's a sign that I'm getting old. Perhaps I should take a bracing walk. Or make coffee!

(16:36:50) was told that Lenni just said: "Oh poo poo.. I forgot about gravity" having dropped a book on her head while lying on her back reading :D

(16:37:59) tracking

(16:38:29) Oh.. that went well. Is it home time yet?

(19:54:28) I'm playing with my cameraphone. Go me!

(20:01:39) is watching HEROES! Wahoo!

(20:17:28) wonders if Heroes is a bit yukkier than before. There are no nice people in it. It's like Grange Hill, except confusinger. And with Sylar.

(20:30:44) Ooh.. Niki Sanders / Tracy Strauss (mmm, by the way) was using an i600. Phone geekery ahoy!

(20:44:16) has gone to bed. Up early tomorrow for Shenanigans.

Tweets for 07 Oct 2008

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(08:48:41) is wondering whether I should turn it off and on again. It's going to be a Tuesday one way or another. Still, comedy later!

(10:14:29) is still sleepy, even after lots of coffee. It doesn't help that it's 25 degrees C in here.. *stifled yawn*

(21:18:25) is home after witnessing some fine comedy from Lucy Porter, Doc Brown, Ivan Brackenbury, Jon Richardson & Jason Byrne compering. Top banana!

Tweets for 06 Oct 2008

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(00:37:26) has closure on a matter of some trivia, & is now going to bed. Time, Doctor Freeman. Is it that time again? Goodnight interwebs. Or morning.

(08:35:08) is trying to get as much housework done as possible before 10am.. MP3s on the player, and open windows bringing in a damp autumn breeze...

(09:18:40) has taken delivery of a speaker stand. I now have enough gubbins to do PA at a conference in a couple of weeks time. Ear bleeding fun :D

(12:49:54) is back from the supermarket. Ploughmans lunch (never know where to put the apostrophe - if there is one!) to come. In summary: autumnal.

(14:49:11) I've been a-blogging: Nasturtiums - even in October! http://tinyurl.com/3gxa7l

(19:24:50) has had my horizons broadened once again. Silent disco. Brilliant. http://tinyurl.com/2x2zcw

(22:22:51) has been playing with Half Life 2 mods for children.. simple, yet amusing. Something for a wet winter weekend! Late to bed now.. night!

Tweets for 05 Oct 2008

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(08:11:27) looked out the window & saw that it was damp. It's my nephew & neice's birthday party this afternoon- I'm photographer. Need more practice.

(12:19:42) is checking the traffic for a trip out west later.. cool - the Traffic England map now even has the weather conditions! http://is.gd/3xUQ

(18:50:54) is home and sorting through about a million photographs of children dashing about. Or, more likely, half-children. Out of focus :D

Tweets for 04 Oct 2008

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(08:47:51) Ahhh... Saturday morning - Sorry I've Got No Head, spending time with the children and general coffee drinkings. Oh yes.

(10:53:37) is getting round to a load of things I've been putting off. Now: testing PA system (Beth's out at the mo & the children think it's funny :D)

(14:57:16) is enjoying the delights of ToysRUs .. window shopping with the children.. a lot of entertainment for a little pocket money toy or two!

(15:51:04) is making pancakes. YUM.

(18:18:35) is annoyed that the new airstone in the fish tank seems to resonate at 50Hz. What I need right now is an antinoise generator. *Googles*

Tweets for 03 Oct 2008

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(07:49:08) wishes the world a good morning. Feeling almost compis-mentis today (I'm hoping that means what I think it does)

(07:50:44) had a chilly commute, with a walk to work sullied more than normal by the smell of cigarette smoke. Yikky. Are more people smoking?

(09:08:57) is practicing: "Es tut mir leid - das ist einfach nicht gut genug." Apparently it's a Bank Holiday in Germany today.

(16:34:12) is protesting against receiving two teflon-coated emails. I am thinking: Don't make me come over there. And using terrible language.

(19:35:20) is home and writing, hm.. THREE blog entries tonight. I'm gonna have some Berocca & see what happens. I think I went a bit hyper last time.

(22:03:16) I've been a-blogging: Family catch-up... http://tinyurl.com/43pw4l

(22:48:52) I've been a-blogging: Berocca - blogger relief (and some fine marketing!) http://tinyurl.com/3syycc

Tweets for 02 Oct 2008

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(05:16:48) is of to work with a Hi and .. no. Not a Hoe. More of a slight headache and a big glass of water. Still, Beth's made banana bread! Yum ;)

(08:40:03) is at work.. late late late because of a car fire on the M1. I'm reflecting a bit on conversations last night. And I shall have paracetamol.

(10:56:42) is entirely enjoying today's minor crisis. Some ass-chewing may be in order. Grand.

(10:57:08) is rehearsing the line: "I'm sorry, but that really isn't good enough."

(20:03:57) is only watching the new series of Never Mind The Buzzcocks, people. Or something. Smash! Hits!

(20:53:21) is caught between a sensible bedtime and a sitcom with my Olivia Colman in it.. http://is.gd/3rIq

Tweets for 01 Oct 2008

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(05:07:51) has a remarkably heavy work bag today. Probably too much tech... perhaps I should go through it on my way to work. That'll learn 'em.

(07:31:09) read my old diary on the way to work (14 years ago.. wow!) Worryingly there are some names in there that I don't remember.. who was Becky?

(07:51:30) is catching up with Bleepshows.. listening to 293. 'Fridge Bastard' by Subi is certainly a track I can work to.. especially after coffee!

(09:15:50) always feels a ~bit~ guilty having to use my Windows Skills to avoid the IT muppets wasting everybody's time doing pointless diagnostics.

(15:22:11) needs a screenbreak.

(15:40:21) was reminded of this rather delightful piece of music (fast-forward to 1hr 24 for 6Music's finest Freak Zone material) http://is.gd/3nG

(16:41:34) always gets a bit sleepy by this time of the afternoon.. nearly time for a brisk walk to the bus. One more change request to raise...

(20:26:42) is watching Heroes Chapter 3. It is dark.

(21:37:17) is off to bed. Today has been quite full enough, thank you very much. Especially when involving a recalcitrant USB stick. Darn you. Night!

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