March 2010 Archives

Tweets for 31 Mar 2010

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(06:19:34) Good morning, and a very happy birthday to my beloved @poots :)

(07:06:52) I love to hear my children singing in the morning.

(07:57:56) I'm in a good mood this morning.. the @r4today team seem so, too (great item on circuses earlier) & happy children in school. It's a JAMYEH!

(08:48:06) I've decided my next song will either be an uplifting country number or some acapella drum'n'bass. Or a combination of the two. Bwow wowow.

(09:25:45) Mmm.. tiny little parma violet noms!

(09:40:54) Bah! Three-way temporary traffic lights on Crawley Green Rd, Luton at the junction of Ashcroft Rd.. won't be coming back that way!

(09:55:17) I was hitherto unaware of how unnecessarily long and tedious the organ solo is on The Doors' 'Light My Fire'. I mean, really. #radio2

(10:28:18) Not buying a last-minute birthday present for Beth, honest! I saw a @MuseumsLuton stand - twitterer in — at Luton Mall http://gowal.la/s/8vz

(13:46:35) Home after a delightful trip into town with Mrs H. Soon, we'll collect the bairns and head to the other side of Luton. Blessed cold out!

(13:47:45) RT @youthluton: Easter activities for 10-19 year olds in Luton: http://ow.ly/1t40L If you know of anything else, please let us know!

(14:00:42) Enjoying Beth's Mumford & Sons birthday CD that's playing.. made better by the fact that they don't get overplayed on the radio. Secret joy!

(14:08:40) Quick.. up the hill while there's a break in the clouds and the sun, weakened by the onslaught of hail and drizzle, attempts to fight back!

(14:11:13) While I'm out, could you keep an eye on the birdcam (http://is.gd/b8gqY SFW) & if you see that fluffy cat, please shout into your CD drive!

(16:05:38) A little bit of hyperbole goes a long way; the children are trying to bewilder their Grandad with iPod based conjuring. Bewildering indeed.

(17:47:27) "I was dying for a wee, and then I had a wee, and heaven knows I feel better now." Morrissey is just too angsty. And doubtless needed a wee.

(17:49:05) There's just about to have a family vote on what to shout when we have successfully put our seatbelts on in the car. We are SO democratic.

(18:43:33) Another reason why I will probably never be any good at (and will most likely never bother playing) poker: "deep stack donkament". Riiight..

(21:29:35) Bedtime for me.. some entertaining stories here: http://notalwaysright.com (SFW - via @fandrews and @hywelowen) Customers, eh? Night! :)

Tweets for 30 Mar 2010

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(06:16:10) Mornin'. Heading workwards; woke up 2 mins before my alarm was due to go off this morning. Which it would've done if it had been set. Lucky!

(06:59:57) It's damp in that there London this morning. — at Madame Tussauds http://gowal.la/s/825

(07:08:26) Coach journey drama earlier: the driver of a number 82 bus didn't like the look of RodStewartCoachDriver & kept cutting him up.He was cross.

(07:12:11) Coffee time! — at BBC Broadcasting House http://gowal.la/s/2ZeW

(07:34:25) Hmm.. my iPod Touch's battery seems to be running down more quicklier these days. Am I using it more, or have I worn it out? Oop..!

(07:36:28) Every month or so, a man comes to turn off the lights in our office. Is he testing the emergency lighting, or is there Rogue Lamp Suspicion?

(09:44:11) I have literally got itchy feet.

(09:52:44) I've just had an email from someone who's clearly read the credits at the end of Top Gear and put firstname.surname@bbc.co.uk for each :D

(11:54:31) I think I clicked something and now my Outlook inbox is RUINED. I had it looking just lovely, as well. I shall make a bap with ham in.

(12:13:55) I'm off for an Annble.

(16:09:32) Heavens above. Eight minutes past five. One more hour & one more work day till Easter. I've spent much of the day trying to squish my inbox.

(17:29:42) My eyelids are cold from all the rain. Heading up Finchley Rd now, though, so home is just an existential molecular juggle away. I feel odd.

(18:10:34) Listening to the @vobesshow on the M1, and thinking what to do this evening. Not a vast amount, most probably. I'm available for mumbling.

(18:16:27) Wow.. never saw so much traffic between J10 & J10A. People are escaping something, I think. Escaping towards MY HOUSE!

(18:21:25) Woo.. I love being on Three pay-as-you-go.. especially now they do free Twitter. A third of the way through the 90 days ~and~ my bandwidth!

(18:23:03) JAMYEH! Time for a damp walk home. — at LTN Luton Airport http://gowal.la/s/dkt

(20:21:52) RT @claire_brewer: When someone tweets about what Fearne Cotton is wearing you know it's time to unfollow. Then track them down & kill them.

(20:26:33) Good heavens, Luton are giving Salisbury a seeing-to in the same style as they did Hayes & Yeading. On @qurbanhussain's birthday, as well.

(21:30:54) 90 minutes until the last day of the first quarter of 2010. Best get to sleep, in preparation for high living and carpe-ing the dium. Night!

Tweets for 29 Mar 2010

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(06:19:58) Good morning! I feel like I'm just scratching the surface of life - a bit too sleepy to make a big dent. It'd only need hammering out, mind.

(08:00:50) Major damp school walk, running a gauntlet of dog-poo & sick (yes, eugh). Children all deposited warm, dry & clean of shoe, though: WIN(nfc)

(08:02:04) RT @Toxophilist: I look out of the window & have to smile at the suitability of Mother Nature for this planet this environment evolution ...

(08:12:56) Next stop: a supermarket. Stick that in your gowalla and so on. Time to forage for lovely lunch. It's definitely a Lovely Lunch day.

(08:36:18) Buying the foods — at Tesco Dunstable http://gowal.la/s/5dsF

(10:40:01) Work email tamed (well, at least a couple of chairs thrown in to be chewed on). There is a woodpigeon waggling its bottom at my webcam. (!)

(12:37:30) Listening to @robertpopper's most recent audioboo - I love the way Robin Cooper refers to 'Richard Jarvis' when talking to Stephen Merchant.

(13:13:50) audioBoo: Homebrew and miscellaneous projects boo http://boo.fm/b110672

(14:57:33) I am entirely disgruntled. There is literally no gruntle left.

(15:43:14) Two things. Firstly, me, 2 mins ago: "That Bakugan sicked out a dice." Secondly: I just subscribed to my followed AudioBoos in iTunes. Cool!

(15:50:23) Rolf-based pop quiz! Which 80s hit 'borrowed' this song? http://is.gd/b5iT4 (YT sfw; comments give it away) Result: out-of-court settlement.

(16:40:00) Noodling with the "Everyday Looper" iPhone/iTouch app. Quite sweet, but impossible to play the guitar and get it to loop neatly :D

(17:05:54) Right.. sorted out @nxmee's slight administrative difficulty. I now fancy some microwave popcorn. Or an apple. Or quite possibly both.

(17:36:37) Interesting.. Luton Airport's on Twitter now: @ldnlutonairport .. it'll be interesting to see what they have to say!

(18:16:12) I've got my #askthechancellors twittersearch search ready.. might be worth a watch. @FactCheck may be useful, too! (h/t @poots)

(19:12:09) Vince Cable's getting ready to pounce. I can just sense it. #askthechancellors

(19:13:12) Thumbpointing! #askthechancellors

(19:57:19) I think all the potential chancellors did very well: concensus & civility, and none crashed & burned. Good job, Channel 4 #askthechancellors

(20:10:01) RT @scyrene: Well done @krishgm :-) // seconded :)

(20:14:42) Despite it being only 20:14GMT, I'm off to bed, to snuggle up with a podcast. Work tomorrow - I need to be over halfway up my game. Night!

Tweets for 28 Mar 2010

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(07:24:51) Good morning. Summary of last night: the best laid plans of mice and men oft end up in cacophony. In summary: bleh and bah. Best get up..!

(11:28:29) I'm well grumpy today. I shall stop doing work, and start having family time. Also reflecting on last night's Earth Hour. All too much. Meh.

(12:34:23) I'm off to the @MuseumsLuton Discovery Centre for what will be an interesting - and doubtless popular - 'Virtual Worlds' exhibition. Coolio.

(14:54:48) I need to rationalise; tidy up - be more effective. Please don't be offended if I stop following you. I will be back. Time to regroup.

(15:17:00) I've not logged into Second Life since it came out; 'twas interesting to see a demo at the @MuseumsLuton exhibition. Do others still use it?

(19:05:36) Bleh. The moggy deterrent's gone wrong (I have my suspicions about the technical capabilities of cats) & a fluffy bag of fur's been lurking.

(20:12:51) I'm fiddling with Gowalla instead of doing anything more useful. It's not actually as if I go anywhere interesting :D Right: to-do list...

(20:55:07) Ooh.. a very readable article from The Word about the loudness wars in commercial music: http://bit.ly/10YBcP (via @griffinkate & @jpstacey)

Tweets for 27 Mar 2010

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(06:34:34) What better way to spend the peace of early Saturday morning is there than trying to fix my internet radio iPlayer script? Coffee's needed.

(07:37:32) Right.. coffee drunk, cereal eaten and huge one-line XML file duly split up (I have limited scripting skills). Time to see the childrens.

(08:25:10) Children duly bothered; their rooms are a state (which I guess is fairly typical) so some assistance given to decluttering it. Sleepy again.

(08:40:03) Woo.. shell script command of the day is "uniq" - gets rid of the duplicate programmes in my Radio 4 iPlayer list (LW and FM, y'see).

(10:06:54) Checking out of hotel website update. I hope it doesn't rain.

(12:28:31) Home. I just used the phrase "WANTED: Golf bats" on Freecycle. And mentioned Tiger Woods in the post that I wrote. It's bound to succeed.

(12:57:46) I like Hertbeat FM - they play some good music. And Bryan Adams. And not that horrible "Russian Roulette" song. Like ThisIsHeart does. Ick.

(15:40:30) I've posted something in my blog: Music 2010... http://tinyurl.com/ya4nrec

(16:27:33) What's going on? Luton town have scored 14 goals (so far!) in their last two games. Currently winning 8-0 against Hayes & Yeading (where..?)

(17:14:51) Yay! Someone found our geocache. I feared it had gone missing, and hadn't been to visit it since before the winter. Maintenance needed soon!

(18:17:24) We've reached the consensus that Richard Hammon has a Receding Evil Dictator's Mullet on Total Wipeout tonight. I can't see it catching on.

(18:46:13) Time to give the bairns an earlyish night - they'll lose an hour of sleep since clocks go forward tonight!

(18:58:33) Right.. half an hour of Mario Kart Wii, then I shall do something useful. In theory. Well, I've made a list, at least.

(20:07:06) Right. Time to concentrate on one thing at once. Tweeting while playing Mario Kart does nothing for my score number thing (technical term).

(21:38:22) I've finished Earth Hour - (I started a bit late) - spent in as close to pitch black as I could, with no technology, scrawling song lyrics.

(22:13:45) Best shut down, since this time tomorrow evening it'll be.. er.. bedtime. Wishing you a peaceful and intriguing dream-filled sleep. Night!

Tweets for 26 Mar 2010

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(06:28:50) A sleepy good morning (especially to @drmasquerade, @dizzydanni81, @stu4Art and @the_anke, who are clearly earlybirds) #ff Time to commute!

(07:51:49) Bright sunshine as I struggle to wake up.. listening to @fluffymuppet's Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast as Swiss Cottage approaches.

(07:56:34) This morning's featured @easyBus driver likes Rod Stewart - incessantly - and honking his horn at vehicles he doesn't like the look of.

(09:45:15) Hmm. Porridge, I think.

(10:03:18) RT @BeauBodOr: 143.252.0.0-143.252.255.255 Bloggers. From June, block this ip range to protect your content from News Int'l (via @hooker1uk)

(10:24:56) "You only need 2 tools in life: WD40 & gaffer tape. If it doesn't move & should, use WD40. If it shouldn't move & it does, use gaffer tape"

(10:29:42) I just discovered why the office was so warm the other day: the nightshift engineer likes to be cozy and turned all the controls up. Bah!

(11:34:13) Interesting Guardian article about the East Of England in the forthcoming General Election, including Luton South: http://is.gd/b09nC (SFW)

(11:38:28) Blimey.. Luton Crown Court's on Twitter - @ccLuton - listing the names of (presumably) each of the people appearing in the court rooms.

(12:56:47) Ooh.. I do hope the spring sunshine hangs around until after I've finished my pizza. Standard Friday Lunchtime Amble ahoy..

(14:50:29) RT @transitionluton: Earth hour is tomorrow 8.30pm Turn off your lights for an hour and save the world.... More: http://bit.ly/aybBAY

(14:51:29) Time for coffee. I may need to fill Carstairs NcKenzie the Cafetiere RIGHT up. Can I get you anything?

(15:02:37) Resisting biscuits.

(15:14:52) I just said "I didn't know you could whistle Pink Floyd" to an engineer (testing speakers with 'Crazy Diamond'); they just looked perplexed.

(16:18:17) I wonder if there's a clever site that tells you how many followers/followings you share with other twitter users. If not, I may write one.

(16:38:40) Hmm.. http://overlapr.com can nearly do the shared follower thing but doesn't give names. I want details :D Interesting, mind (fyi @scyrene)

(16:56:16) RT @paulwebster: Have you tried http://whofollowswhom.com/ // we have a winner! Thanks, Paul! (@scyrene .. we have 14 followers in common!)

(18:31:28) This evening's featured @easyBus driver: he's quietly spoken & likes a warm coach, but at least he can work the wi-fi. He's not called Kev.

(18:38:14) Poignant moment of the day: my cherished mug of over 6 years encountered the floor and was rendered impractical :( http://twitpic.com/1b2nb2

(21:17:52) Watching last week's 'The Bubble' in WiiPlayer 'pause-a-vision'. I'd like to be stuck in a house with Josie Long & Katie Brand. And Tim Key.

(21:55:02) Five words assured to make me turn over to another channel: "Ladies and Gentlemen, Joe Pasquale" (went for Synth Britannia repeat on #BBC4)

(22:44:50) Listening to Scrooby Trevithic before attempting sleep so I can grab Saturday by the early bits and anneal it into a shapely arc. Goodnight!

Tweets for 25 Mar 2010

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(08:46:02) Arrived in the office; the air-con's gone again.. 26 degrees by my desk at 8.45.. gonna be boiling by hometime! Still.. we have electricity!

(09:31:15) I have a screen switch that switches between my work laptop and my 'surfing' PC. I shall put this on my surfing PC: http://is.gd/aYdNY (sfw)

(16:48:12) Righty.. that's my Clock Change duties done for the day. Now, time to present a slide show to colleagues of my Tour D'apparatusroom. Tea..?

(18:58:51) Hurrah :) Kindly coach driver took pity on me in my dampness. Homeward bound. Feeling a bit unusual. Could somebody reboot me, please? Warm.

(21:09:46) Interesting article by @Jeremy_Williams about the cost of transport: http://is.gd/aZdn3 (SFW) Quite appalling figures, really! (ta, @poots!)

(21:20:13) Aware as I am that it's not even half 9, I'm off to prepare my daily protest against consciousness. Please join me at your leisure. Night!

Tweets for 24 Mar 2010

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(08:12:11) Thing I Learned Today: the sugar turning to alcohol is because the yeast is being poisoned by the sugar. Brewing is yeast torture... eek!

(08:14:21) I've pretty-much managed to shift most of the headache I had last night; feeling remarkably fresh and 'ready' today. Time to climb the hill!

(08:30:44) Oh I do like that new Amy MacDonald song "Don't Tell Me That It's Over". BIG sound :)

(09:12:24) Home from the school-walk.. it's stopped raining now :) Time to tidy myself up, then jam the car full as a PA speaker test (non-live :D)

(09:59:24) Good result, Burnside. And the sun's out :)

(11:12:26) I do wish I knew who signed me up to the Sophie Ellis-Bextor mailing list. It was probably a retaliation thing.

(11:40:17) What I should be doing: writing a modern folk song (I've done the first verse). What I'm doing: trying to get Joomla admin working on my mac

(19:03:27) After a moving afternoon celebrating the life of Beth's Grandpa, I'm now off into #Luton town for a @TransitionLuton event. Busy busy day!

(20:09:17) Listening to a conversation about Permaculture while some technical issues are resolved. Some very dedicated people here #TransitionLuton

(21:15:18) Discussing "Landshare" and "Gardenshare" - must look it up.. and apple trees wired to grow in small spaces! Inspiring. #TransitionLuton

(21:49:53) Heading home after an inspiring evening.. the how is the biggest challenge in a struggling town like Luton. Lots of ideas! #TransitionLuton

(22:43:50) And so to bed. A tad late (work tomorrow) but caffeine will sort that. In the words of @coradevine: anon; may sleep find you. (Horizontal).

Tweets for 23 Mar 2010

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(08:20:01) Good morning. If you like your pop music educational, They Might Be Giants are doing a family show on 26th June: http://bit.ly/tmbg-royal1

(08:23:44) RT @petecooper: it seems all google exists for in chine is for people to search for tiananmen square' and not get get any results.

(08:25:52) Right. Time for a school run and then a productive morning of some description. It may even briefly involve Excel spreadsheets :D

(10:42:43) Nearly finished compiling clock change plans (yes, I'm supposed to be on leave, but also mildly OC :D) Now: to enjoy some spring sunshine!

(13:43:11) I went on a lovely 3 mile walk beyond Wigmore with @poots earlier - wonderful views of the airport & fields.. and we saw two red kites! :)

(17:20:16) Spreadsheet fun all done.. now some @superalora time; We've been painting her birdhouse while @poots & @nxmee are the other side of town. :)

(20:08:10) Children all tucked up in bed.. I'm not sure it'll be too long for me, either. Time to hide out in the studio & noodle before then, though.

(21:45:44) I've finally finished a song. It's not very good, but I've submitted it to the "Home Made Hit Show" podcast, just in case they like it. Woo.

(22:12:34) Lady Gaga is a funny looking lass, isn't she? Her music's not bad, though. And with that thought, I'm off to bed. My eyes are achey. Night!

Tweets for 22 Mar 2010

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(10:14:12) RT @leica0000: Just walked out into the garden. Gorgeous out, it even smells like spring. And I have the day off. \o/ //It does, too! YAY:)

(10:47:56) This afternoon, we're expecting a @VirginMedia man to replace our blown-up V-box. Shame the HD one's not out yet.. would be perfect timing!

(11:26:48) Hot oil: used by villagers in the middle ages, blissfully unaware of the good they were doing to the marauding invaders' hair.

(13:58:00) Just had a fab chat with @HumbersHomemade - outside HMV in the Mall, Luton - who has an amazing range of home-made jams & chutneys (mmm!) :)

(14:43:03) What on earth are @virginmedia using as hold music on their sales line? A Vanilla Ice cover version? Is it Jedward?! Enough to put me off!:(

(14:46:11) Sorry, @virginmedia, you've just lost a sale. £49 is OK, but £15 for delivery? Also, do something about Jedward on your sales line, please!

(14:54:46) Awaiting the arrival of my Dad and Bella, his dog, who'll be walking the children home. Or vice versa :D

(16:25:19) What with all the MPs for hire scandal, Margaret Moran is clearly in hiding.. she's even scuppered her website http://is.gd/aT5h4 ..d'oh!

(16:31:17) What was I going to do now?

(16:34:23) Looks like I'm making tea (@sparkyannc and @BitsyVonmuffin) .. anyone else..?

(18:23:45) The @virginmedia man is having a rummage in the cabinet across the road. He's been out there 5 minutes. It's the V-Box which blew up. Eep!

(20:07:39) Ooh.. I was offered a taste of an @innocentdrinks Thai Coconut Curry pot thing at Tesco today. It is GORGEOUSNESS (http://is.gd/aTkRp -SFW)

(20:13:53) Incidentally, an overall A* rating for Adam, the @VirginMedia man, who did a very thorough job, replacing our cable modem as well our V-Box.

(20:14:56) Ooh. Dispatches on #Channel4 is about Margaret Moran. I have her to thank for stimulating my interest in local politics. I say "thank"... :/

(21:11:20) Videoing myself pouring water into a bottle, while @poots watches Glee.

(22:00:09) Back from a quick visit to Asda to buy a thermometer. Yeah. That's living all right.

(22:47:12) I have sticky fingers. 1.6kg of sugar is a lot to handle (and even more to dissolve). This is harder work than I was expecting! #homebrew

(23:09:55) Bedtime for all good boys. And me. Who knows what excitement we can expect tomorrow. My money's on an unusual zebra crossing incident.Night!

Tweets for 21 Mar 2010

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(09:21:13) Wow. Sunny today, innit. Going to resist tweeting unless absolutely necessary. Please have an absolutely splendid day. It's Trolololotastic.

(15:21:54) RT @helenduffett: Political campaigners: think of your audience. It's not about you - it's about them [even when it's about you] http:// ...

(15:27:46) Making the most of the sunshine at Stockwood Discovery Centre. Lots for the children to climb on & run around. Café's a bit rubbish, though.

(15:48:20) Sunshine at Stockwood - it's busy, but good-natured. Just how a Sunday afternoon should be. http://yfrog.com/288f1j

(19:11:09) I'm all worn out now. If it's this tiring doing things in spring, what's it going to be like in the heat of summer? Sleepy inactivity time..

(20:26:48) Watching Wonders Of The Solar System ep 2 with @poots, with regular WiiPlayer buffering resulting in some very interesting discussions :D

(20:44:45) Me: "The next Wonders Of The Solar System's on in 17 minutes; what shall we do in the meantime?" @poots: "Watch Boyzone." She wasn't joking.

(21:54:52) Watching @ProfBrianCox on #Wonders Of The Solar System, he could've done all this on Google Earth. And.. Google Saturn.. Google Titan.. :D

(22:28:14) Right. Time to hide under the duvet until Monday has come in, unpacked and found that there's no fresh milk. (There is, but I've hidden it).

Tweets for 20 Mar 2010

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(08:29:46) Up early to attempt Inbox 0; now resisting a second mug of coffee, watching Space Hoppers (with @ProfBrianCox & Big Cook/Little Cook on it).

(08:35:36) Time to extricate myself from the internet and immerse myself in Saturday. In case of emergency, break glass. Tinkly. Anon!

(09:05:55) Useful site on homeopathy: http://www.howdoeshomeopathywork.com

(12:25:10) DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS. #DYNAMICRANGEDAY (http://is.gd/aQ80T - SFW)

(15:30:03) Watching the children play in the Squashy Sculptures at Wardown @MuseumsLuton [they love the sculptures' visits!] http://twitpic.com/19s8lc

(16:08:12) It's very spring.. lovely that the rain's held off. Home, now, to do some birdhouse painting and shower head dismantlement. Saturday JAMYEH!

(16:18:55) Blue wizard needs caffeine badly.

(19:09:51) RT @thisisjinsy: Sad news. The Great He (Jinsy Praise Him!) decided there'll be no more broadcasts: http://bit.ly/aHu6mH // Stupid decision!

(19:20:03) Watching TV Burp with the progeny. The adverts were of a particularly low quality. What to do this evening?I should do some writing. Hmm.

(20:49:07) I SO want to write a song like the Flaming Lips do/does. "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots" is a lovely song; deceptively simple, but catchy.

(21:03:22) I have an ambition to write a song that starts with the word "And". That, obviously, is the easy bit.

Tweets for 19 Mar 2010

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(06:29:31) Mornin'. Listening to Milton Jones.. "Twitter is where you send out a pointless message, using up to 140 characters. A bit like Eastenders."

(07:52:58) Highlights (..!) of the coach journey this morning: snoring man, drum'n'bass bleeding from someone's headphones and a slow journey. Commute!

(07:57:21) Disembarkation (disembarkment..?) in 25 seconds. Coffee in 15 minutes. Friday: all day (hope this helps, @RobJD !)

(08:35:29) Moo. Or, in fact, not.

(09:51:10) I third that! RT @spykey_uk: A wonderful woman who always knows the right thing to say. Really caring and makes me laugh: @dizzydanni84 #FF

(09:54:33) Office conversations this morning: Twitter, displacement activities, and turning things off. I'm not the only one who's permanently wired..!

(15:10:52) Time to make some tea and knuckle down on some Friday Afternoon Spreadsheet Action. Also, I might tidy my desk.. it's a bit of a mess.

(17:11:30) Thanks for the #followFriday @PontoonDock & @BitsyVonMuffin! I offer: @mediocre_mum, @petecooper, @kathyclugston, @juliaball & @canuckuk #ff

(17:15:25) Boring fact of the day: when you buy a 1TB drive, you only actually get 931GB. The hard drive manufactures use Base10; computers use Base2.

(18:59:00) Heading home on a remarkably peaceful coach, given how busy it is. Podcasts in my ears; many this week in front of a live audience. Unusual!

(19:03:01) I'd like publically to thank @sparkyannc's mum for the unusual Easter gift. I shall reveal it in all its Norfolk glory in a couple of weeks!

(19:05:49) RT @relaxkids FREE Download- tell all your friends! http://bit.ly/bmdMhJ (hat tip to @PositiveParents)

(19:16:06) My nomination for @easyBus driver of the week: Jim. Always cheery, patient and helpful. Top bloke.

(20:49:44) Time to have some offline & comedy time. Notes taken on the delightful Outnumbered Sport Relief skit (thanks @sparkyannc & @PositiveParents)

(22:59:27) There was a flurry of rather aggressive fireworks outside about 15 minutes ago. No idea what all that was about. Bit drizzly.

(23:01:52) There was very little TV comedy on iPlayer this evening, so we went for @ProfBrianCox's Wonders Of The Solar System. Wow. I learned a lot!

(23:03:09) I have added 'seeing the Northern lights' and 'watching the galaxy from a dark, dark place' to what's still quite a small bucket list :D

(23:06:40) Right. To bed. Listening to Feedback. A bit worthy and annoying and mostly about Radio 4. Stop belly-aching, middle England. ~sighs~ Night!

Tweets for 18 Mar 2010

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(06:29:59) Good morning. Best get ready for work. Heavens above.. politics is untidy: http://is.gd/aMUBQ (Daily Telegraph). Have a good Thursday.

(08:03:15) Hmm.. it's my contention that @Rhodes4Luton is a spoof account - it has all the hallmarks of a 'tribute' to emulate and perhaps discredit.

(08:31:56) In the office.. 250 emails to rifle through.. letting the rules do the work to start off with. I shall make coffee - come one, come all.

(10:19:32) I am eating honey nut cornflakes like a man deranged. Better stop, or I won't want my lunch.

(10:21:18) Also, I cut the tip of my right index finger yesterday (through quality idiocy of which I'm not proud) which hampers my typing somewhat. Ow.

(10:45:38) Too many emails, not enough working fingers.

(12:40:51) I have an uncomfortable feeling that I need to listen to the opening 5 minutes of Steve Wright's "Big Show" this afternoon. For science. :/

(13:46:31) Chris Morris' 'Four Lions' trailer: http://bit.ly/bYawhG I'm SO going to love this. Tears of laughter watching the trailer (via @giagia)

(13:53:05) Today I have MicroBaps. Just as nice.

(17:02:40) Owie. Should've cut this headache off at the pass. Only one cup of coffee today, which probably didn't help. Still, getting Stuff Done...

(19:09:42) It's busy and smelly on this coach. Raining outside. At least I can open my eyes now, though :)

(19:14:03) Woo, junction 10.. I am jolly pleased to see you. Airport in 5 minutes (traffic permitting) and then HOME. It's the best place to be.

(20:25:48) Musing over the cause of the 19:00 #radio4 #6music takeover.. most likely Manchester took the wrong network at 19:02.. not sure how, though!

(21:35:19) Our Virgin Media Box has blown up. Internally. Terminally. (It was that which went pop at @poots earlier fwiw, @asininemonkey & @mugpi)

(21:36:45) I will try to resist participating in those "retweet" competitions that appear to be proliferating. Free(ish) marketing powered by greed..?

(21:46:24) Right.. Best see to disposing of Thursday in an environmentally responsible way and putting newspaper down for Friday. The messy pup. Night!

Tweets for 17 Mar 2010

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(08:09:49) Good morning. And Happy St Patrick's Day. Please have a pint of Guinness or Whiskey for me.

(09:12:59) I'm off to Hitchin. Want anything..?

(11:20:32) Home after Important Shopping Missions achieved. I aim to succeed at sunflower planting this year. First time this millennium. Heh.

(11:55:14) Right.. after briefly getting sucked into transmitter spotting with Google Streetview (yes.. very sad!) time to write a Get Well Soon card.

(14:02:54) RT @canuckuk: BNP plan on standing at least 400 candidates at General Election.2005 they had 119 candidates. http://www.hopenothate.org. ...

(14:06:31) Back from lunch with Dad (keeping him occupied while Wicked Stepmother's in hospital) Now: planning either to read or write this afternoon.

(15:12:30) Off to get the chimplets.. woo - mummy blackbird, daddy blackbird & woodpigeon visitors to the bird feeder a couple of minutes ago. Cool :)

(20:47:13) Google Streetview WIN(nfc) of the day: http://is.gd/aMmXy - SEAGULL! (via @poots and @hooker1uk)

(21:35:34) Ahh t'be sure, time to shut down the ol' grid and prepare for a lie down among the shamrock clover*. Good night. *thanks to @fluffymuppet :D

Tweets for 16 Mar 2010

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(00:09:12) Yup.. "In The Loop" was well deserving of its Oscar nomination for Most Splendid Sweary British Film, or whatever. @AIannucci, I salute you.

(00:10:24) Best sleep now - Tuesday's already started, but it's only the trailers for future presentations. I shall sleep through the adverts. Night!

(08:02:33) Right. Autofilling my iPod with tuneage, drinking coffee and keeping @superalora company until school time. Time for breakfast. Yum.

(08:30:49) School run time! The simple pleasures of parenthood... we have some excellent conversations on the walk up the hill.

(10:42:22) Interesting video promoting British Children's TV: http://is.gd/aJBDT (YT - sfw) .. as heard about on the @vobes show podcast.

(12:28:28) Good heavens.. Stephen Rhodes of BBC Three Counties radio is, indeed, standing for election in #Luton South: http://is.gd/aJWup (SFW) #PPC

(13:55:17) Virgin TV Customers can get HD for No Monthly Fee- New HD Box http://bit.ly/a728H6 (£49 to get the new HD box). Tempting! (via @virginmedia)

(14:06:32) Back to the studio. Stat. Oh I do like saying Stat. Now I know what it means.

(16:46:04) McDonalds is by no means the best place to enjoy peace and quiet and Internet amblings. Too many peasants. Going to find a non-scary park.

(17:37:25) There are, somewhat unexpectedly, no geocaches on Leagrave Common (the closest is Bramingham Woods) but I did seen an interesting sign. Mmm.

(18:02:16) Signs that fascinate and intrigue.. clearly someone's had a bad watercress experience! http://twitpic.com/18z11a

(19:51:50) Tired children in bed. Tired me not yet in bed. Food time, I think, then back to the studio to avoid tantrummy children and screaming women.

(19:58:31) Has whimsical food packaging stopped not being a teensy bit annoying? Or is that just me... and my low blood sugar..?

(20:26:10) http://helpmechill.com is playing too much acid jazz for me to be able to work out how to make electronic ambient music. Bleepshow time.

(22:32:57) Bedtime bonzo.

Tweets for 15 Mar 2010

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(00:03:02) Podcasts replopped, and all is well. Time for bed, forth-, if not fifthwith.

(07:25:47) Creakily attempting to extricate myself from bed. @poots has put coffee on (I think); the children are getting dressed. Crank up the Monday.

(08:08:46) Ooop.. hairline cracks in the coffeemaker jug. Sounds like we might need a new one. Hopefully one that won't leak. Is there such a thing..?

(09:50:47) My intentions today involve floral tribute buying, supermarket shopping, hacksaw purchase and perhaps some sewing machine action. JAMYEH!

(09:52:37) Despite my previous tweet, other things crop up in my brain that require me to make a list.

(09:53:30) Also, when a magazine has a 'free gift', it's not really free at all, is it? Or a gift. That's a newsagent I'll not be able to visit again.

(10:03:22) Can't get enough of Эдуард Хиль on YouTube. He's a veritable powerhouse of musical singage. Ripe for the sampling.. Russian Boy Slim!

(11:23:13) Is it just me who finds it hard to resist adopting an opinion from Twitter on a TV or radio programme without actually having seen/heard it?

(12:27:41) Today I mainly wish there was a perfume version of 'Shazam'... there's a particular scent I've been trying to identify for years. It's posh.

(13:19:34) Anti-cat coffee grounds duly applied to part of the raised bed, and a Mothering Sunday purple primrose planted out. Now: lunchingtons :)

(14:07:07) Coffee (first use of the new machine.. . we got a cheap one in the end) and a Good Sit Down. And maybe some simnel cake NOM.

(16:43:21) I'm in the barbers. I had a read of "Men's Health" but found it a bit aspirational & not really me. @nxmee's reading a 2007 Computer Acitve.

(17:08:21) I am shorn. @nxmee is being done now.. being asked what he wants to do for a job. Designing Bionicles :D

(19:56:40) Ahh, Cathedral City "Mature Yet Mellow" I love you more than cheese itself.

(20:18:30) Watching Heroes, and then going to attempt to knuckle down in the studio. I am long overdue some creativity. C'mon, inspiration!

(20:33:25) I really should give up taking sweetener in my coffee. Or at least find an easier way to measure out half of one of those little tablets.

(20:36:59) I'm entirely going downstairs to avoid the hyperbolic 'investigation' of music downloading. Did the music industry commission this Panorama?

(21:47:00) RT @poots: What the Dickins? http://tinyurl.com/y9kybpg (sfw - google maps) // made that much more spooky that there seems to be no hand...

(21:51:10) Oops. That'll be Logic running at 44.1kHz and my mixer running at 48kHz, then. Which might explain the bizarre errors. Live and learn...

(21:57:41) Google Maps "Pliers Of God": http://is.gd/aIB3q and likely culprits: http://is.gd/aIAhT (google maps, sfw) (thanks, @petecooper & poots!)

Tweets for 14 Mar 2010

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(00:06:58) Bedtime & the latest podcast from @downingstreet.. pleasantly surprised: the PM's being personable on this one; normally it's like a speech.

(00:08:23) Five alive! Mothering Sunday happens in just a few hours. Let's be extra nice to all mums. This may involve patience and cake :D Night...

(07:49:22) Happy Mothering Sunday :) Or Simnel Sunday. Little home-made gifts duly given to @poots and coffee served.

(08:36:01) http://twitpic.com/18ipjl - Home-made Mothering Sunday presents for @poots [well done, @nxmee and @superalora!]

(12:23:39) Mothering Sunday lunch - the sun is shining and I'm having scampi (food of champions) Hoping Beth is feeling appropriately spoiled...

(14:08:19) Interesting - and possibly entirely pointless..! - I've just discovered what the 'barcodes' on the Ferrari #f1 team's outfits mean: Marlboro

(23:55:57) An evening spent doing nothing of consequence (save for calling my Mother, as is appropriate), leaving tomorrow for More Productive Things.

Tweets for 13 Mar 2010

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(06:52:56) Woke up. Listened to #radio4's Feedback. Waste of time- a usual bolshy defence of poor editorial decisions of news headlines. Now: Now Show.

(09:03:05) Coffee, cereal, happy children and peace... a nice way to spend a Saturday morning. Time to prepare for Mothering Sunday. Hmm.. what to do?

(14:24:02) I do hope it's Quite Sunny this afternoon. If so, a trip to the park may well be in order. The fresh air may help my bedheadedness. Hope so!

(15:17:33) 'spose I ought to go and check the geocache, really - two 'not founds' in the past couple of months. Come on, sunshine!

(16:04:31) I appear to have grazed my shin at the park. Surely a sign of a successful trip. @superalora has sustained damage, too. Well done us :D

(17:49:58) Mmm... honey on hot buttered muffin. A proper treat :) (though I wonder how that compares to @BitsyVonMuffin :D)

(19:29:11) Right. TV Burp. It's funny (except the K Factor. Bit contrived).

Tweets for 12 Mar 2010

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(06:25:26) Good morning, Friday. Tried having a cup of tea was quite the best idea before leaving the house, but Rooibos goes straight through me..! :/

(08:49:39) Good morning, blackbird! http://is.gd/ajsRa (although it'll probably have flown off by the end of this tweet :D)

(09:00:07) Apparently, Starbucks is having a Taste Challenge for their new "VIA" instant coffee range this morning: http://is.gd/ajw16 (SFW). CAFFEINE!

(18:06:16) What an afternoon. It's not finished yet- things are more borked than I thought, and I'm not sure our suppliers are aware of the severity..!

(20:02:43) So close to home I can almost smell it. Or it might be kerosene. Or possibly even @canuckuk :D The weekend starts in 16 minutes. JAMYEH!

(22:43:53) Time to put Friday back in its box and send it back. Not sure what to tick: unsuitable? Defective? 7 days till a replacement arrives; night!

Tweets for 11 Mar 2010

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(07:10:44) Good morning! Struggled to get out of bed today; not because of the prospect of the day ahead, but my bed was so comfy & my dreams so sweet.

(07:17:06) Woo! Google Streetview's worth a look today - almost all of the UK is now there. I can see 'Little White' (our family's Astra) from here!

(13:15:27) Time for a constitutional. A little sunshine would be nice thankyouplease.

(15:26:54) I could do with a nap. Current Number Of People I know On Google Streetview: 4(ish) I had something profound to think, too, but it's gone.

(17:43:58) Nearly done with the Thing I Have Spent Almost All Day On (by which I don't mean Google Streetview). Tomorrow: everything else in the world.

(20:46:14) I have things to do, but they can wait. Shower then Portugal Radio Challenge, I think. Then bed then Friday. Who knows.. it might just work.

(23:00:46) My plan nearly worked. I just have to hide the unfinished bits of Thursday where noone will find it, then: sleep. More me tomorrow(!) Night!

Tweets for 10 Mar 2010

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(06:29:38) Bit of a restless night with odd dreams; hopefully that means I'm well enough rested to take on Wednesday. Everybody in the place? Let's go!

(07:17:15) Propelled Londonwards coachily in the (virtual) company of @vobes, then @emmaandpete, both of whom have been delightfully prolific of late.

(08:53:57) Right. Coffee drunk, account unlocked.. now to the main business of the day. I think it may involve spreadsheets and broadcast servers.

(08:59:26) http://twitpic.com/17oxtz - Another bird table visitor - a blackbird, bold as brass [who shooed away a robin, too]

(10:27:20) http://twitpic.com/17p7kt - Bah.. the squirrels have got a sniff of the good stuff.. [they've got a challenge on to get to the fat balls, th

(11:38:54) That's twice I've called the Durhamites today. It's all very well storing a file I need on your servers, but not when the server's borked.

(15:18:50) Heavens to murgatroyd, this documentation is taking its time - every time I check an item it raises more questions. Gets it done, though.

(16:55:34) I've just called my work phone to find out if it's borked or not... it hasn't rung all day. Which is good, but unnerving. It's fine. Phew.

(19:29:18) Wow. Life knows how to poke me hard between the eyes. Caught up with a regular commuter I'd not seen in ages. Why? Her daughter was murdered

(19:38:57) Nearly home. Es gibt das Windchillfaktor.

(20:40:02) Right.. shave, shower, Mothering Sunday Card Writing, Portugal, bed. It's a plan.. it might just work.

(22:22:03) Heavens above, what a day. Time to sleep. It's good to have you around, and tomorrow. Good night.

Tweets for 09 Mar 2010

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(07:49:38) Hello then, Tuesday. Another work week takes effect; squeezing the last bit of juice from my N95 since the wi-fi on this @easyBus is borked.

(07:56:12) I still have an annoying dull ache in my chest. Like that neck-ache you get when you sleep in a draught. But inside my ribcage. Coffee soon.

(07:56:50) Dim Sum Daily.

(09:07:47) Coffee: tick. Emails: tick. Utterly exciting news about Portal 2 being on its way: tick. Genius of Valve people: JAMYEH! http://is.gd/a1g9U

(10:46:46) Mmm... 2 minute porridge.

(11:31:34) Right. Enough tweeting. Back to the grind. I have empty DIGAs to investigate.

(11:38:33) I haven't taken to my tiny new PC keyboard. My current favourite is the one I use when working at home. Time to find a suitable candidate.

(11:40:26) I believe there is a correlation (in inverse proportion) between the font size of a 'comedy' email and the overall level of hilarity. QED.

(12:54:19) Bap + page = BAPPAGE! Cheese'n'ham'salad. NOMS.

(14:36:24) An enjoyable coffee-flavoured lunch break with my pal Michael, including insights into How To Upgrade Storage and What Is Wrong With Radio!

(15:47:20) I don't know where the pinnacle of my talents lies.

(18:26:01) RT @SaliWho: RT @The_No_Show: @alexispetridis Sadly, local headline writing skills do not extend to picture captions. http://bit.ly/aaqez1

(18:30:02) RT @patrickbaty: RT @lucyinglis: More information on Helen Kent and how to get in touch if you know something: http://tinyurl.com/yd5ugdl

(18:30:27) RT @coradevine: RT @lucyinglis this is Helen Kent, and apparently she went missing yesterday, in the Exeter area. Please RT. http://twit ...

(18:31:36) Sorry about the nearly-duplicate retweets - harnessing the power of Twitter for good, badly.

(18:38:02) Heading home- delightful. I have had far too much caffeine today. Even my usual cognitive dissonance is muted by the subdue of numb neurons.

(18:40:39) The M1 beckons. I may write an email. Using nothing but words of less than one syllable. 'Gist' is a fine word.

(23:01:09) Having spent more evening than strictly appropriate having a go at Portal's "Transmission Received" achievement, time for sleeps! Night :)

Tweets for 08 Mar 2010

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(08:26:28) RT @johndredge: 3D was in fact the price of admission to Alice in Wonderland.

(08:27:46) Good morning. Advice for the day: buy the most expensive junior hacksaw blades you can afford.

(09:07:50) Children duly deposited at their seats of learning - now to decide what to do with much of Monday. It may involve supermarketings.

(09:46:22) Happy International Birds' Day *runs away*

(09:47:43) http://twitpic.com/17bxow - Cheeky pigeons nibbling from @superalora's bird house. [I think I might need to sort that out...]

(09:59:24) Checking my work email would be a lot more efficient if Outlook didn't keep giving me the Eggtimer Of Doom. C'mon, now...

(11:52:01) Ooh.. "Our Lips Are Sealed" by Fun Boy Three on Absolute 80s.. splendid record :) Supermarket shopping done. Now: coffee & emails.

(12:26:26) Feelin' kinda useless. Beth's off to be with her parents. I shall stay here and do what I can.

(15:34:11) School run time. Not the place to have a quiet chat with the children, but we'll sort it out. Scootering.

(15:53:16) Unfazed, the children are working on their 'stick & sour' soup. I shall make them cheese on toast (which doesn't involve nasturtium seeds).

(17:58:34) Watching Chris and Lenni get the hang of Mario Kart Wii. They're both very capable children.. won't be long until they're beating me easily!

(21:12:10) Glee for @poots, bed and Heroes for me. Back to work tomorrow.. best get some camomile tea down me. Night night, sleep tight. Outta sight. x

Tweets for 07 Mar 2010

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(09:46:51) Right. Time to decline an offer of employment as a TV playout engineer, and then decide what else to do today. I may well saw wood. SKILLz!

(10:07:08) One step at a time today, I think, under the circumstances. The sun's shining, though, so photosynthesis is feasible. Slowly does it.

(14:14:14) RT @charltonbrooker: I couldn't disagree with this less: http://bit.ly/9YkItp (via @RealDMitchell)

(14:19:23) I need coffeeee.

(14:35:49) There was ice in the birdbath; @nxmee smashed it with a rock. He likes smashing ice with a rock.

(17:43:42) An afternoon spent outside; I worked on the birdhouse and Chris & Lenni made some 'soup' in a bucket :D Time for tea now. Sunset: soonish.

(18:30:58) Bathing the children - @poots's brief return is just in time to wash @superalora's hair (it's a girl thing!) and to have a cup of tea.

(22:08:23) I've posted something in my blog: Bird table version 2 (and 'stick soup') http://tinyurl.com/yggx6o4

(22:12:20) I seem to accumulate small inexplicable cuts on several fingers over the course of days and nights. Has someone snuck paper into my bed..?

(22:14:12) Right.. early night. I'll watch @ProfBrianCox's well-received #wonders programme on iPlayer tomorrow, I think. Now: bed & The Bugle. Night!

Tweets for 06 Mar 2010

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(07:47:53) Good morning, so. Minimal tweetage today, I think.. need to focus on real life and making lists. Have a splendid weekend :)

(09:45:30) I've just taken delivery of my old school certificates (thanks, @chepbourne!) - including a school report from when I was 5 (and 'lazy') :D

(09:46:10) http://twitpic.com/16wxkb - One of my proudest achievements - sewing machine ninja skillz [bronze] by the age of 12. JAMYEH!

(12:00:06) Just discovered there's a seed swap at Bunyan Free Meeting Church, Mill St, Bedford.. if only I'd known! On until 12.30pm ...

(12:41:23) Leaving Bedford. Make way! (Actually, Bedford is a bit like Hitchin but without anything like the charm)

(12:44:37) Bedford also seems entirely populated by teenagers with, er, distinctive hairstyles. And no car parks.

(14:33:59) RT @RobJD: @syzygy oh no!!! Impending [LED] doom!!! http://is.gd/9ONoJ (what's the inside scoop, @Cree ..?)

(14:39:02) Woo.. the bird feeder was visited by a (rather emaciated looking) robin.. I didn't make it to the screen capture in time. Hoping it returns!

(16:41:26) A glorious day - the sun's shining; the children are playing out after @superalora's Beavers event & @nxmee helping fix the car electrics :)

(21:24:21) Ooh.. nice bit of R'n'B in bluegrass style: Carolina Chocolate Drops performing "Hit 'Em Up Style" - http://is.gd/9QefM (YT SFW) Smashing!

(21:41:08) This evening's endeavours: a rework of @superalora's TomTom voice - she's done a fine job. If you'd like a copy please feel free to DM me :)

(23:55:01) Off to bed, after a relaxing evening. Trivial achievements included completing Cyclomaniacs; at least the lure to play it has gone :D Night!

Tweets for 05 Mar 2010

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(06:26:31) My fingers are really rather cold this morning, and I don't feel very rested. Enough of my woes - it's Friday & coffee's just 1hr45 away :)

(08:41:56) Work's in full flow... things aren't as (bad as?) I was expecting... time to have coffee and defrost my brain. At least I smell good today.

(10:22:05) Listening to the Radio Academy's latest "Radio Talk" I've decided that I'll go wherever @jonholmes1 ends up... unless he gets sacked again.

(17:35:15) Ooh nearly home time. Despite putting on a distinctive shirt, I am not really up for the Twissup tonight... there'll be other times. Maybe.

(18:47:27) I'm on the coach home with an Irish man talking loudly on his phone behind me. Dulcet though his tones are, they're rather invasive.

(18:48:10) Grumble grumble. Gummo!

(19:08:04) I can't decide if it's such a good thing that my N95 can be a 'MyFi' - I have the internet wherever I am, now. Until the battery runs out.

(19:14:35) Slowing up a bit on the #M1 northbound.. somewhere before junction 9; that'll be Friday night into the roadworks between j10 & 11 #uktraffic

(19:22:41) Time to put my iPod Touch down... it's been a fun commute. Thank you for keeping me company. 6 minutes till touchdown. Doors to automatic(?)

(21:21:27) Dear iPlayer on our Wii, please stop the buffering already. Our internet is SPLENDID.

(21:48:37) Watching "The Bubble" & reminding @poots who Jon Richardson is. We saw his stand-up in Southampton. (thought you'd be pleased, @EmmaTofi :D)

(22:12:22) Enjoying tales of Ed Byrne playing Modern Warfare 2 while Germain Greer knits, swearing behind him. "Knitting in the name of..."

(22:37:10) This Jinsy thing is weird, and quite beautiful. Better, for example, than anything James Corden has been in.

(22:56:25) This, apparently, is @thisisJinsy: http://www.thisisjinsy.com - quite the most surreal thing I've seen in a long time. (Not child-friendly)

(23:00:42) Time, I think, to take the remainder of the week to the compost & open a fresh one in the morning. I'll check the best-before dates.Night!

Tweets for 04 Mar 2010

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(07:49:22) Good morning. I'm reflecting that the first words I say on a workday are to an @easyBus driver. And then I'm silent until I get to my desk..

(08:52:20) http://twitpic.com/16itqi - Bird feeder update: Arrgh! Cat! I need to up my game with the deterrent. Bring it on. [Suggestions welcomed]

(09:20:53) Here's an interesting way to find out what Google has on you - there's a dashboard: http://www.google.com/dashboard (h/t @leolaporte)

(12:17:30) Right. Wires played with; although I'm not entirely satisfied with the outcome (seems a bit belt'n'braces to me) it seems to be working. RAR

(12:32:18) If ever there was quite a good advert for an iPhone app, it's this: http://is.gd/9FGCF (YT - sfw) I'm tempted to buy it for loopy goodness.

(14:01:11) How about this as a solution for the Caddington pothole problem, @esther4luton ..? http://is.gd/9G06Z (sfw) [via the wondrous @canuckuk ]

(16:24:01) Blim blim blim it's all about the clocking today. I have a feeling I need to fiddle with something that I can't get hold of. Ooh enigmatic!

(17:14:42) The only voice I hear in my brain is my own. I wonder if this is normal. That said, I only have one person to blame for my actions :D

(22:34:09) Bedtime. I am not sure what I have done this evening is of any use to humanity, but it approaches creativity, so that's something. Night!

Tweets for 03 Mar 2010

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(06:31:37) Okeydokey then, Wednesday. I'm coming to get you. At an amble. Nice to see it's approaching daylight out there. Good morning.

(07:51:57) I don't ~need~ coffee. But I would very much like it. When I finally get to work, I have a very fine mashup to share with you. Ooh! Teasy!

(08:46:33) Here's today's remarkable mash-up offering: http://is.gd/9AvSK (SFW) - my colleagues clearly weren't in a reggae mood this morning.

(09:04:07) ~sighs~ why are no birds coming to my bird feeder(s)? EH? ~sad tweet~ (the video's working today - http://is.gd/94q72 .. just about!)

(09:34:26) I am amused by @poots's communication methods. Salmon, please.

(11:43:04) http://twitpic.com/16d5s5 - The bird feeder has had a visitor! A blackbird nibbling at seeds in @superalora's birdhouse :)

(12:29:01) I reckon the new bird table is a bit too wobbly. I have a plan.

(14:49:56) Team meeting. Someone's just mentioned Shoutcast. Blimey.

(17:51:55) Homeward, unbound. Let's do this thing.

(18:37:24) Why am I sitting on the coach, wearing my earphones, listening to Simon Mayo being all cringey & dull on Radio 2 on the coach speakers? Buh.

(19:09:14) I don't know what to do with myself this evening. I fear the espresso I had earlier has given me brain scramble. Still, I'm perky, though.

(19:10:00) They're spreading salt on the M1 this evening... it's going to be another cold one. Brrr, bit nippy out.

(21:01:59) My plan for this evening was: eat; fill in a form; fix the pitch bend on my MIDI keyboard; finish Cyclomaniacs. Fixing my keyboard can wait.

(21:56:18) Fruitless rummage in the loft, but somewhat enjoyable trip into the small hamlet of my past. Now, a bit bedtimey, so yeah. Good night, too!

Tweets for 02 Mar 2010

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(09:56:10) I utterly disagree with Mark Thompson saying that by increasing 6music's audience it would compete directly with commercial radio. BOLLOCKS.

(10:02:28) It also bemuses me that "History of the world in 100 objects" is cited as a success despite being censured on #radio4's Feedback. #bbcfail

(10:16:12) I'd mind the closure of Asian Network if they produced a weekly Japanese techno show. Or some Himalayan throat singing.

(11:21:32) RT @JemStone: RT @rooreynolds: #6music recently played tracks are interesting http://www.last.fm/user/bbc6music/tracks (via @tristanf)

(11:27:44) Hi from me, too! :) RT @drmasquerade: @Hedgewytch @doclorraine @syzygy @GabrielleNYC @HeadConcierge @vobes @quirkytraveller Great people ...

(16:26:32) This made me smile. Lots. http://is.gd/9xjTy (YT, sfw) There are some clever people in this world, including OK Go, James Frost & Syyn Labs.

(16:42:29) Feeling a bit manky now. I don't even want cake. That's the second time in three days.

(19:09:45) Attempting to conquer a migraine while hurtling up the M1. I am not coherent in this endeavour; I blame faulty chemistry with some success.

(21:44:47) RT @canuckuk: RT @dragonfly63 Odd signs http://hackedirl.com // that's entirely going in my Google Reader :)

(21:51:44) Oh goodness.. too many lovely tweets to reply to, but I must go to bed before my head starts trying to remove itself again. Good night! :)

Tweets for 01 Mar 2010

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(00:26:26) They say "You are what you eat"... I've been an awful lot of Spogs today. Studio tidied.. cables cable-tied.. time to sleep. Good night! :)

(07:20:41) It's Monday! Time to scrape myself out of flatness & take on a busy day. Taking bets on how disrupted it'll be by dishwasher engineer #fail.

(09:17:02) Happy St Dave's day to you.

(09:19:41) Dishwasher update: One of their, ahem, fine engineers is due for a visit 'before 1pm' - we'll see, eh? Now: birdfeeder action, I think.

(09:21:29) RT @AIannucci: I'll be on Lauren Laverne's 6 Music show around 10.40am answering all sorts of questions about all sorts of rumours. |JAMYEH!

(09:23:22) What an absolute genius @AIannucci is - choosing 6Music as the station to be interviewed on; if that doesn't boost its profile, what will..?

(12:33:54) RT @RadioKate: "I am now an avid listener to 6 Music... I strongly suspect 6 Music will be saved" - Ed Vaizey responds to @chrisunlimite ...

(12:43:19) I've had my bird-table building interrupted by lunch (paninininoms - thanks @poots!) and Dishwasher Dave turning up. He's got the part! WOO!

(13:11:10) Dishwasher update! The new part has been fitted, but we only have a plate to wash at the moment. The proof of the pudding etc.

(13:59:57) Back from a brief Asda trip. I need to find out why my i600 doesn't get an IP address in ad hoc wi-fi mode. And finish the bird feeder.

(14:39:23) My fingers are covered in woodstain. Makes me look like I smoke 350 a day. Although it peels off fairly easily. Tidy up time, I think.

(14:45:25) I still want one of these as part of my toolkit: http://is.gd/9sbwd (sfw)

(16:38:43) Showing the children REM videos; Bad Day (http://is.gd/9sB5N YT SFW) is my favourite EVER. Shiny Happy People (http://is.gd/9sB7I) is lovely

(16:40:00) I won't, however, show them the exquisite "Everybody Hurts" as I will surely blub, like I do every time I watch it (http://is.gd/9sBtS SFW)

(20:35:21) Today I have mainly constructed a bird table thing out of bits of old wood I had lying around and a frying pan cover item (thanks, @poots!)

(21:15:53) audioBoo: Transition Luton Hustings - 25th February 2010 http://boo.fm/b101613

(22:03:57) All done with Monday. Something of a qualified success, with @nxmee getting into the local school and the dishwasher getting fixed(?) Night!

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