December 2008 Archives

Tweets for 31 Dec 2008

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(06:10:52) spent yesterday evening doing more cable building in the studio.. it's all wired up now & sounds quite good. Bit worried about mic gains..

(06:11:24) is 6 hours and ten minutes into the last day of 2008. I think I'm too sleepy to make the most of it.

(08:30:26) has made it into the office.. it's too quiet here... time to wheel out the hits. I also need to work out a way to stay awake until 2009...

(09:12:20) is listening to Play Classical UK - the presenter's rather wry. And so far no arias or obscure irritating music. Better than 3 & Classic FM!

(09:41:39) has just discovered http://hackaday.com .. wow. Can't decide whether it'd be safe to let Christopher see it, though; might give him ideas!:D

(11:07:38) is listening to 'How To Get Things Really Flat' - Radio 4 all this week at 09:45. Whimsical, but I don't entirely relate (too much OCD :D)

(12:57:11) is entertained by the little Father Christmas hat that the VLC cone icon thing is wearing. That's some clever coding.

(13:39:02) is drinking root beer & eating dates stuffed with marzipan (thanks, @sparkyannc!) Does dessert get any better than this? (Apart from Gateau)

Tweets for 30 Dec 2008

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(06:09:57) is a bit cold this morning. Brr. Resisting the temptation to nuke my cornflakes.

(08:24:38) is back behind that big ol' desk, trawling through the emails that have plopped in over the weekend before I treat myself to coffee...

(08:50:48) The first person I followed on Twitter was @Z80GameCoder. http://tinyurl.com/9cflat #firstfollow

(09:04:40) is drinking coffee, eating a lovely warm pastie and doing what all the cool kids are tweeting about: http://tweetstats.com/graphs/syzygy

(09:16:56) is always mildly amused when people write 'ect' instead of 'etc.' - I like to imagine that Nigel Molesworth wrote it.

(09:59:31) is hoping Fun Kids (as Fun Radio is to be rebranded - http://is.gd/e9RK) stays on DAB ... there seriously isn't enough radio for children.

(11:02:48) wonders why I am wearing holey socks when I received some perfectly nice new ones for Christmas? Hmm.. how to re-use dead socks?

(11:23:59) is off out into the cold (1.7C according to Oregon Scientific) to find serial numbers & cache battery expiry dates. Excitement never ends.

(13:31:57) is intrigued by the prospect of 3 movies about The Battle Of Hastings.. http://is.gd/eaSF - might even feature Bexhill, according to @vobes!

(17:40:33) is listening to SeahavenFM (my mate Van's on) while despairing of apostrophe abuse. Also working and nearly going home.

(18:30:16) would have thought that arriving at the bus stop a little early may have paid dividends, but no. At least I had some aerobic exercise. C ...

(18:30:44) can see a bus. Brilliant.

(18:32:24) is going to make a calendar on the way home. Woo.

Tweets for 29 Dec 2008

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(18:27:56) is finally home after a family trip to Sussex. Blue skies by the sea.. but so, so chilly! Now? Sorting out the CO alarm (uhoh!) & tidying.

(20:29:45) has about a million TV programmes to catch up on. Now to work out the best way to see them...

(21:38:28) has transferred the pics to the mac & resized them for human consumption.. now to pick out the best (least worst?) for bloggery. Tomorrow.

Tweets for 28 Dec 2008

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(20:36:19) is visiting my old mate JB. Was tempted to take a walk along the seafront, but it's zero celcius with a minus one million degree wind chill!

(20:41:18) has been suffering internet withdrawal all day, but resisted paying for 3G in the hope I'd be able to borrow some wi-fi. Now ~that~ is sad:D

Tweets for 27 Dec 2008

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(16:11:52) is pleased belatedly to announce that there's a new North South Divide on an interweb: baubles! http://www.thenorthsouthdivide.com then.

(20:28:25) is home after a fun but busy day with friends. Now, I have loads of multimedia things to sort - too many programmes missed over Christmas!

(20:30:02) is also still sniffly and sinussy.

(23:56:12) finds it all too hard to do video transcoding... still trying to work out a way to burn DVDs of AVI, MP4, MPEG2 & MOV without mucking about!

Tweets for 26 Dec 2008

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(09:27:36) is back in the office again.. still a little sniffly, but ready for action. Coffee!

(14:06:39) is listening to the Christmas edition of "The Eureka Years" on iPlayer (R4, 11am today) while coding VBScript and eating cheese & biscuits.

(16:23:50) is now enjoying "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Christmas Carol" - (BBC7 7pm Dec 25 on iPlayer) while making some pivot tables. Yin and Yang.

(18:38:21) is eating yum korma, listening to David Hooper's Disgusting Electronica on iPlayer (R1 26th Dec 00:00) Funny ~and~ Techno! http://is.gd/dAf7

(18:40:27) needs to catch up on bleepshows. Definitely. http://bleepshow.com

(19:11:39) is still ~entirely~ knocked out by http://logmein.com .. perfect for getting stuff off my studio PC (with @poots's help!)

(22:41:41) is home, drinking some celebratory cherry wine while @trevypoos ministers to the uploading of a podcast.

Tweets for 25 Dec 2008

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(08:03:00) is up & nearly awake.. the children are behaving perfectly.. To be honest, it's a little unsettling (my internal child wants mad craziness!)

(18:02:58) is back in the office, aware that I have eaten too much and should really get some exercise. That said, I'm praying the phone doesn't ring!

(22:20:20) is home and doing things with On Demand and DVDs for the in-laws because the stupid Sky box didn't switch on.

(22:59:39) was, driving to & from work, heckled by a toy Zebra that, every time I caused it to move, alternated between shouting "Wahoo!" & "Woaarrgh!"

Tweets for 24 Dec 2008

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(09:35:16) is sitting in a quiet office, praying for a peaceful day.. and drinking coffee

(15:16:06) has done enough Heroic Broadcast Engineering tasks for today now thankyouplease. I would now have a nice sit down.

(17:33:19) had the foresight to save Zarg's specific microphone personalisation settings from his last performance. He's such a fussy perfectionist...

(21:17:13) is off home.. tired, but not as poxy as I felt last night. Now where is that darn coach?

(23:23:41) is (finally) home and preparing for Christmas Day by going to bed. What time will the children be up? Early o'clock by my reckoning.. night!

Tweets for 23 Dec 2008

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(06:12:35) is up, full of cold. Some might say it's a little antisocial bringing my ailments into work, but Brian's not in, so I won't sneeze over him.

(11:46:53) can't believe it's half-past eleven already. Writing up all the oddities that have happened this morning, and trying not to reboot anything.

(13:53:21) is kinda proud I don't know the colour code for Quality Street. Thus, it is not worth the risk nor the descent for my Moral Highish Ground.

(17:35:01) was sent this interesting collection of photos by @poots: http://tinyurl.com/7jskrr Cool.

(17:52:36) A colleague has had a roll of medicated toilet roll on his desk for the past few months. Why? He says he's Izal Compliant. Oh them IT jokes.

(20:21:36) is just about to do something creative in the bathroom involving water, steam and stuff that makes my nose explode.

(20:28:48) would set my Sky+ to record this if I had a Sky+ : http://www.rigb.org/christmaslectures08 .. Channel 5 from the 29th December. Brilliant.

(21:42:58) did suprisingly not die of Olbas Oil poisoning in the bath. Jolly good. Now.. editing or Week Mockery? Decisions...

(22:24:45) is off to get horizontal in preparation for Christmas Eve. How exciting!

Tweets for 22 Dec 2008

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(00:00:45) is all done with the 'multimedia' 'upgrades' to the studio. Now there's no excuse - I'm going to have to make some music/noise in here...

(00:03:39) is to bed. It's now Monday, and it was not my intention to see it from this direction. More fun tomorrow, no doubt. Fun, coffee & mince pie.

(10:32:24) has wrapped Some More Presents. Also, I have hit my framed Luton cycling map with a hammer to see if it helps the Blu-tak stick. SCIENCE!

(10:35:05) forgot to relate the tale of last night's carol singers. Two teens of indeterminate gender, singing atonally ~and~ offkey to each other. Ow.

(18:37:25) is home after all kinds of things including parental visitations and gymnastics. I took photos today, but don't have the energy to sort 'em.

(21:38:53) has done a festive North South Divide recording with Trev. Time to stick it all together & spatter some sound effects liberally around it..

(22:30:24) has just gone through the work emails in preparation for tomorrow.. it's a mix of junk & borked stuff engineers haven't bothered to look at.

Tweets for 21 Dec 2008

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(09:09:11) would like to put it on record that the X Factor winner's version of "Hallelujah" is the worst murdering of that song I have ever heard.

(14:36:26) is drinking coffee and hoping the hiccups and headache that I've suffered from over the past 24 hours doesn't come back.

(15:42:51) isn't sure what to do now. I ought to do some prep for the podcast... just hoping @trevypoos feels better soon.

(17:46:31) has been rewiring the mains in the studio rack.. now the plugs have labels (with help from Eleanor) and there's space for the synths...

(22:44:50) now has MIDI and audio out from some classic synths.. nothing better to avoid the need for creativity than some serious tinkering!

Tweets for 20 Dec 2008

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(08:48:22) has to get out of bed because I'll be holding everything up otherwise. What for breakfast,I ponder and wonder..apart from coffee!

(09:16:37) has no hot water left for a shower after a tap was left on last night. Darn. I'm having ideas involving kettles..probably quite ill-advised!

(13:04:31) has done some serious tidying in Lenni's room & managed to.. er.. rationalise the collection of toys. Still not enough space for Christmas!

(15:12:30) prefers rooibos with vanilla without milk. But rooibos without vanilla with. Not just a fact, but a tongue twister. Perhaps.

(15:25:23) I've posted something in my blog: Missing calls on the Samsung i600 with a 3G SIM? http://tinyurl.com/a7uahm

(15:27:22) wonders if Googling people @vobes and I met in a café is like stalking? Rachel's a bit of a superstar, all in, though.. http://is.gd/cBQj

(15:30:19) is off to the tidy tip. It's one of those 'load of rubbish' weekends...

(17:47:03) is all tired after vacuuming & tidying. It's been great to spend time with the family; surely that's what pre-Christmas housework is about?

(22:24:10) is watching some comedy (Outnumbered and IT Crowd) then going to bed, hopefully without the headache that's adopted me this evening.

Tweets for 19 Dec 2008

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(12:26:42) is workin' at home today. Sunny. Apparently I'm the duty specialist, since everyone else has started their Christmas holiday early :D

(13:29:44) is getting a little irked by the mangling of Christmas carols & songs in radio adverts. Robert Webb, you should be ashamed of yourself. Yes.

(14:46:30) is pleased to see that the M1 j6A to j10 roadworks are finished.. on time, too! Doesn't stop there being delays due to a prang this morning!

(18:35:55) is all tired out after a fraught day in the office. Except I wasn't in the office, I was at home. Which had the benefit of: TOASTED MUFFINS!

(21:52:37) is thirsty. Also trying to get 5 pieces of AV equipment to work together with just two SCART leads. This is never going to fly..

(23:10:16) now realises why I don't do Christmas shopping in advance- it's all very well buying the stuff, but finding where I've put it's the problem!

(23:11:21) is distracting myself by calling up Virgin Media Customer Services to see if I can get On Demand working on my V-box. I should be wrapping.

(23:57:12) has found 100% of the presents. Splendid.

Tweets for 18 Dec 2008

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(06:02:25) has found that SkyFire is available for Windows Mobile Smartphone in the UK. Flash on my i600? We'll see... http://get.skyfire.com

(08:34:27) is discussing non-fossil fuels (not with Brian, although he's accounted for) - apparently we're using 400x what can be generated renewably.

(08:35:24) still wants a hyrdrogen fuel cell central heating system. And a wind turbine to make the hydrogen. A little too early-adopter, though.

(08:46:28) is enjoying reading made-up astronomical words. Who'd have thought a Thix was worth 36 Tzolkins? (http://is.gd/ci5d)

(13:58:42) has been for coffee with @vobes at the best little coffee shop in London. A remarkable, entertaining & highly caffeinated experience.

(16:36:15) is suffering the interweb slowness now, which makes it a challenge to raise support calls.

(20:23:37) is home and has had more fruit and vegetables than yesterday. Which is probably to my benefit.

(21:11:13) I've posted something in my blog: Skyfire browser for the i600 (and other Windows Mobile 5 Smartphones) comes to the UK http://tinyurl.c ...

(21:12:06) is watching Vobes (http://justin.tv/vobes) on the i600 - by the wonders of Skyfire (http://www.skyfire.com) - this is SUCH good software!

(21:51:13) I've posted something in my blog: Coffee with the Vobes at Monmouth Coffee House. http://tinyurl.com/3o877e

(23:13:22) is off to bed having totally forgotten how to wire up my studio for Skype calls. I'll need it this weekend for North South Divide recording!

Tweets for 17 Dec 2008

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(06:03:19) is sliding into Wednesday with a sense of general confusion. Must do some more writing and take mince pies into work. Simple tasks..

(08:31:32) is in the office, drinking coffee and worrying about Brian.

(14:31:26) has variously eaten mince pies, been educated about new moons / lunar eclipses and investigated odd goings on so far today.

(14:32:58) is still a bit perturbed by the lack of pocket on my latest Purple Work Shirt, though. I have nearly dropped a number of items on the floor.

(16:20:49) is recovering from another sinus explosion. Ouch.

(21:45:37) has wired in (well, mostly) the cable TV Box. No point having it if it's not watchable. Heroes: watched. Now? Bed. Comes round so quickly.

Tweets for 16 Dec 2008

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(05:53:42) is up and about again.. always seems like too much to do this time of the morning..

(08:39:01) is back in the office, having a somewhat belated breakfast. It's going to be an unusual day today, I think. Which is normal for a Tuesday(?)

(11:43:22) has nearly waded through all them emailses that accumulated over the weekend, after an hour & a half in the company of our Esteemed Leader.

(14:24:54) has just renewed http://thenorthsouthdivide.com . GoDaddy.com is one of very, very few sites that can bring me close to tears. Horrid. Yuk.

(14:53:29) was sent this article by a colleague: http://is.gd/bTyi .. it would be great if Freedom Of Information could hold the government to account.

(16:16:17) My buffer underrunneth.

(21:35:41) is off to bed after squandering the evening playing Burnout Revenge. I need to do more writing tomorrow. Hopefully on the way to work.

(21:37:12) forgot to mention the new coaches Arriva's started rolling out on the Luton - Victoria route. Very plush; mains sockets & LED reading lamps!

Tweets for 15 Dec 2008

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(10:47:03) has fitted remote control plug sockets to various places in the house (because we have them!) Tricky to find things that can be turned off!

(13:22:15) is all panini'd out.. time to get on with the housework and get some coloured lights out of the loft...

(13:22:35) doesn't like overusing the word 'get'. Sorry.

(14:58:09) has filled the hallway with noise-making equipment. It's almost 'mobile disco'... must remember 9V batteries, though.

(14:59:26) heard mention on The Now Show that Coldplay's Viva La Vida has shades of They Might Be Giants about it; I've been racking my brain.. Ana Ng?

(15:02:46) is listening to The Emma & Pete Show (from the 11th Dec). Whenever I go to John Lewis I feel just a bit intimidated, underdressed & common.

(16:00:24) I guess there's a bit of a similarity between the songs.. http://tinyurl.com/5dhbhx

(17:11:42) is helping Christopher with homework (Christmas traditions in other countries) with Weinachtsradio (http://is.gd/bNmN). I say 'helping'.. :D

(20:19:52) is back from the Cubs' Christmas party. Chaos sums it up, but I think they enjoyed themselves. Gave the JBLs' cones a bit of a workout, too!

(20:21:55) just saw a message: "Your Sky digibox is about to go into standby" ... that would explain why it keeps on, er, going into standby!

(20:24:28) has had a sneaky Sky box update.. Auto Standby seems to be the new 'thing' - after 2 hrs of inactivity & 11pm - 4am Cool. http://is.gd/bPvC

(21:08:42) is suffering a sinus explosion. Ow.

Tweets for 14 Dec 2008

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(02:56:25) is in bed late again.. darn it. Normality will resume in, er, 2009?

(09:08:11) is apparently "verging on abuse" (according to @poots) telling Eleanor 'horriblechild.info' is available, so I can make a site about her. :D

(11:26:40) hasn't had the most auspicious of mornings - a reading light left on flattened the battery.. thank heavens for jump leads & in-laws...

(12:08:04) is off to lunch for a celebration of Beth's grandparents' sixtieth wedding anniversary. Telegram from the Queen and everything.

(16:45:48) has jump-started the car & given it 20 mins of driving up & down the M1. Alternator's at 14V, but I'm a little concerned about the battery..

(20:00:43) is back home again.. the car started OK! Now booking my commute and about to watch "Big Bang Theory".. another programme I've never seen.

(22:25:00) is still not sure that I think the same way as Apple products.. I must be wired differently.

(23:31:41) is going to bed after failing to complete HalfLife2 Ep2. I'm beginning to wonder whether I'll have to start the last bit again. Not tonight!

Tweets for 13 Dec 2008

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(00:07:06) has created the playlist for Monday's Cubs Christmas party. Certainly a variety they've come up with. Chris Brown to Coldplay, baby. Yeah.

(00:52:38) went to bed then.

(10:02:54) is not pleased that it's 10am and I'm only just eating breakfast. Children's radio station choice: Radio 1 Mauritius. Ver French.

(13:29:54) will now venture forth into the chilly afternoon. Not so much the Wind of Change.. more the insistent drizzle of despondency.

(18:16:05) went to Asda in Milton Keynes- good value coffee (2 cups of Black&White for a pound); less impressed with "About 20 items or less" checkout!

(19:20:29) isn't sure @giagia would have been impressed with TV Burp this week.. in fact, it had some laughs, but wasn't the funniest...

(19:22:22) is settling in front of the telly to watch Firefly for the first time. On a completely unrelated note: yum.. potato cakes.

Tweets for 12 Dec 2008

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(09:53:23) is back from the doctor's.. it's definitely sinusitis; I've been told to take ibuprofen 3 times a day. Your mileage (and headache) may vary.

(10:00:52) was impressed with Sainsbury's solar-powered Belisha Beacons, though the registration plate recognition could do better.. it got mine wrong!

(14:33:16) has a meeting with my old boss at 3pm. There might be biscuits. I hope so - he's senior management.

(20:52:33) has realised I have a major clash on Monday.. I've promised to do music for the Cubs' Christmas party.. on the same night as my work's do..!

(21:28:09) Katy Brand = yummy

Tweets for 11 Dec 2008

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(09:05:42) is at work, with 8% headache.. and coffee and a German radio station called "Hardbase FM". Kill or cure. G'mornin'.

(10:08:28) is in a meeting where it was only 2 minutes before the first dumb question was asked. I have brought fruit along for such eventualities...

(10:52:56) has run out of fruit. I have not yet been lumbered with anything, nor have I had to resist casting a squishy pear across the table.

(21:01:49) thinks Peter Dickson is quite the amusing http://tinyurl.com/6ozmbu

(21:02:13) is BOUFFANTS!

(21:34:45) enjoyed Never Mind The Buzzcocks tonight - Josh Groban was a real sport. Funny man, indeed.

(22:50:49) feels generally deflated and pleh. Not looking forward to the doctor's appointment tomorrow, and ill-prepared for the weekend.

Tweets for 10 Dec 2008

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(09:25:14) is back in the office, with slightly less headache than yesterday - par for the course, I guess, considering I have a doctor's appointment.

(10:09:26) can't believe there's so much fuss being made about frozen wellies.

(12:47:00) wonders what to do with that extra second of 2008.. http://www.timeanddate.com/time/leapseconds.html

(13:25:41) is mildly amused by the @hibercote and @fluffymuppet 'before and after' profile pics...

(15:08:43) has left the fortnightly infrastructure group meeting with slightly less will to live than when I went in. This is normal. I am not alarmed.

(20:09:40) is home and has only 14% of a headache. Onion rings are brilliant. If I were single it would be onion rings & Black Forest Gateau EVERY DAY.

(20:55:47) is going to watch Heroes and go to bed.

(22:01:40) is 75% headache now. It was going so well, too. Sleepy time now.

Tweets for 09 Dec 2008

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(09:46:14) didn't have the best coach drive this morning, so was consequently late to work. Not the most auspicious start - gonna be one of those days.

(11:22:28) is now at correct caffeine:blood equilibrium. I have also had a Tesco Value Strawberry Cereal bar. It's a rice crispie cake with bits in.

(12:44:01) is becoming increasingly worried by the grinding noise that the colour printer in this office is making. It's getting worse, I"m sure.

(12:44:52) had never exchanged tweets with someone just two desks away... until now.

(13:00:11) feels really quite appalling. I ought to make an appointment at the doctor's.. my colleague's had the same sort of headache for two weeks..

(17:19:40) is in a phone queue because I didn't think. It's been 20 minutes now! Fortunately, I can work (and tweet) because I have a headset. Yay.

(21:29:52) is home, showering and going to bed. I will do better tomorrow. No, really.

(21:57:13) is listening to "The Long View" on Radio 4, about High Street shopping - a very interesting find. The boss of Poundland & history repeating.

Tweets for 08 Dec 2008

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(08:22:28) is a little delicate this morning.. aware that the headache that was behind my eyes is notable by its absence, but hinting it might return..

(09:05:23) is considering getting stencil & paint, finding a park bench and writing the word 'Bench' on it. THAT is the apposite labeling, not clothes!

(15:55:41) is home from the school run, with sausage rolls cooling by the window. All is calm.. I'm not in face pain. What to do now..?

(16:15:37) is proud of Lenni's geographic awareness - she was the only child in her class to be able to find on a map where she lives. Sticker ftw :D

(17:50:10) is off to Cubs with the boy. Painkillers at the ready...

(20:09:53) is back from Cubs.. I'm doing the music for their party; interesting requests from them (from Crazy Frog through Chris Brown to Coldplay)

Tweets for 07 Dec 2008

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(09:25:33) is looking askew at Sunday. Time to scrape the windscreen.

(12:27:05) wishes it didn't take so long to sort out Freecycling. I had nearly forty responses for a PC.. and waiting for people to confirm.. heavens.

(13:49:10) is making the lounge a bit more festiver... shiny metallic plastic stuff FTW.

(15:14:28) thought they'd banned cartoon characters advertising food products to children (Coco the monkey's gone) but Tony The Tiger's still on TV...

(15:17:52) is Freecycled out - a good haul of reliable collectors. Three more items to go, and my studio's looking a lot tidier. Then.. on to my stuff!

(16:38:59) likes the version of "Apologize" that Magic 105.4 play.. apparently it's the "ballad" version http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apologize_(song)

(16:41:16) loves potato cakes. YUM. Especially with thin slivers of cheese in the middle.

(17:38:49) I've posted something in my blog: Goings on... http://tinyurl.com/6admqa

(18:44:50) is going downstairs to seek out gadgetry. Saves having to do anything more creative...

(20:47:22) is watching Top Gear. I'm a bit bothered by Boris Johnson. He is a bumbling nincompoop. My forehead hurts a bit.

(21:02:48) "The Corvette is stuck in British Home Stores!" - more than makes up for cringeworthy politicians.

Tweets for 06 Dec 2008

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(08:44:26) is up and about.. The usual Saturday morning things - children watching Tom & Jerry with coffee & croissant treat for breakfast. Yum.

(14:24:27) Is home from Bedford (I can't remember if I opined about it before; please forgive me if it differs from now!) which was rubbish and untidy.

(14:25:34) Now: serious lounge tidying session, because otherwise Christmas decorations are pointless! Sinus hurtiness aside, things is good.

(16:42:03) is having coffee. Ill-judged, but oh so tasty.

(22:04:27) found an email in my inbox: "Take the (free) Art of Time Management Online Assessment".. received six weeks ago. I never did. FAILED, then.

(22:53:04) is playing Tidy Up The Studio Tunes. On a Paul Simon/funky beats kick at the moment: http://is.gd/awoa

(23:16:19) is off to bed- last track of the night: Finlay Quaye / William Orbit / Beth Orton - Dice. (Hoping it's not me that @Doctoe is talking to :D)

(23:38:39) "Put this colander on your head; it will protect you from anything larger than a grain of rice & smaller than a colander" (Fags Mags & Bags)

Tweets for 05 Dec 2008

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(08:50:23) is working from home today, in close proximity to the medicine cupboard. Honey, lemon and head-spang avoidance tablets. Oh, and coffee.

(12:07:55) can do without the politics... diplomacy is tough when I have a headache and he has an issue with taking responsibility.

(16:59:37) It's one of those evenings on the road where I can barely tell my headlights are on. Hazardous weather. At my b-i-l's for tree put-uppage.

(19:43:06) doesn't like the caramelised onion dip from McDonalds. It tastes like burnt plastic jam.

(20:57:31) saw this: http://tinyurl.com/6fl7pt and admired 999 operators.

(23:39:30) thinks there is still more fun to be had with cameras: http://tinyurl.com/4j9zhm

(23:41:36) is off to bed, under strict instructions to medicate my way out of ill-health. I want Calpol. And shoes with flashing LEDs for that matter.

Tweets for 04 Dec 2008

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(06:15:11) will venture out into the damp for some Thursday... it's going to be a challenge, I think. At least my face isn't too hot yet.

(09:58:50) Heavens.. it was throwing it down earlier, now? Blue(ish) skies. I have tidied my desk, and now I shall open one of my Spreadsheets Of Doom.

(11:03:20) was asked, yesterday, if I play the bass. In retrospect, I should've responded: "yes - I approach a Sid Vicious level of proficiency."

(12:40:11) went to the Post Office. Places like that should be air conditioned.

(13:33:34) has hatched a Machiavellian scheme to escape after 30 minutes in case the meeting at 2pm goes on that long. I am not looking forward to it.

(15:16:59) is glad the scheme worked. 45 minutes was pretty-much perfect, and I know it would've gone on.

(15:26:08) wonders what one does in Windows to make Messenger go to 'Busy' mode automatically..

(16:26:35) has had some drugs (legal); now I don't feel like I've been spanged in the face by a saucepan / length of 2x4 / Ford Mondeo / concrete cake.

(20:12:05) is home and a bit perturbed that TwitterFon seems to have broken on my iPod Touchything

(21:05:00) was feeling upbeat earlier but is a bit down now. Bouffants will help.

(21:54:58) is forthwith going to bed. Working at home tomorrow (lots of spreadsheets & documentation to do) so I want to start early... night interweb!

(22:13:41) Is listening to "Act Your Age" on fon

(22:15:37) is listening to "Act Your Age" on Radio 4 Listen Again - still hasn't found its feet, though Jon Richardson is amusing. (2nd time lucky!)

(22:23:14) is rather pleased to see Jon Richardson has a podcast from his BBC 6music show.. http://is.gd/agu5

(22:30:55) is musing on the similarity between the voices of Milton Jomes & Paul from TotalPodcastrophe (@Z80GameCoder). Comedy geniuses both.

Tweets for 03 Dec 2008

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(08:25:11) is in the office.. well, I've popped over to Radio 2 and heard Wogan / Aled's Christmas single... bless. I think @poots would like it.

(11:25:07) has an IT bloke tinkering with my PC. Which is fine, but my boots are underneath the desk...

(12:46:57) is a git

(15:08:39) still has a hot face.. there's a vague possibility that I might end up in my sickbed tomorrow. Forecast: dizzy spells. Drinking lots. Bleh.

(16:25:29) is fading fast..

Tweets for 02 Dec 2008

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(08:15:53) is just about to make coffee. It's SO quiet here - I suppose it's still early. Time to put some tunes on, I think.

(08:34:08) is listening to Czech Radio 1. It's everything Moyles isn't.

(08:39:21) wonders: what's the American for rugby tackle?

(09:24:03) just listened to a fine slab of Balkan techno. http://www.radio1.cz is nothing if not eclectic. Eczechtic?

(11:24:10) thinks Scroobius Pip is an excellent poet, but shouldn't really sing. No, he really shouldn't.

(14:57:17) is back in the office after decommissioning one of seven old servers.. I nearly died bringing this one back - I may delegate the rest!

(17:52:25) has helped the environment a bit this afternoon.. seven servers shut down and no stations off-air.. hardly any major finger damage, either.

(20:28:42) loves "Listen Against" (available on BBC Radio Listen Again) - geeky ~and~ proper radio in-jokes.

(20:41:57) has a hot face, and has done for much of the day. I wonder what that's all about.

Tweets for 01 Dec 2008

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(09:17:15) has dispatched the children at school (Lenni's perky but still coughing) and is now going for the supermarket experience. Lots to post, too.

(11:49:44) is back from the supermarket, now packaging things for lots of people. Need to find a school photo of my boy & a video capture card driver.

(13:07:30) rants thus: "I was born on Christmas Day" by St. Etienne is ~by no means~ a festive classic. Radio stations: STOP PLAYING IT! It's rubbish.

(13:10:53) indulged in a gloriously delicious Asda Korma. Yum with the mango chutney and a mug of rooibos. Off to see Lenni's Christmas play in a mo...

(13:15:00) is listening to Wish You Were Here by Teh Floyd on a Random Burn CD. It's about the least punk thing on it.. bliss.

(17:03:30) is back home after some traditional pre-Christmas school performances.. nice to be back in the warm with some hot chocolate. Yum.

(19:15:17) wishes I could recall more of my statistics from A-level Maths - I just did the oddest YouGov survey, involving prizes, boxes and chance...

(19:16:26) "100 people- half men, half women. They randomly pair up. You choose a pair: the first is a man. What's the probability the second is, too?"

(19:17:58) (options: 25%; 33%; 50%; 65%; 75%; 100%)

(22:29:47) is off to bed.. late as usual. Tuesday tomorrow. Hmm.

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