May 2010 Archives

Tweets for 31 May 2010

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(06:54:52) Good morning.. up before 8 on a bank holiday - wow! In other news: I'm about to drink my last mug of caffeinated coffee for a month. Eeek!

(07:33:15) I love Twitter so so much... especially @thatlass @leica0000 @helenelectric and @Ariadnes_web for coffee-related support and concern :)

(08:03:53) Made the mistake of reclining on the bed for a quick Twitter check before my shower. It's soft & comfortable. I don't want to move now :D

(08:20:34) Listening to a programme about Orkney folk music on Resonance FM. Amazing what they play. (@Toxophilist)

(08:49:33) Wow.. Luton is well-served with community radio.. Diverse FM (102.8FM) and @radioLaB (97.1FM). Only Carnival Day pirate so far: 101.2FM.

(09:03:51) Bryson: "America is about individual wealth & collective poverty & we've (Britain) moved into that camp." http://bit.ly/bjahQV -via @emalyse

(09:15:07) Hmm. A lot of the people on my Twitter feed are keen and capable runners. I keep fit mainly by pottering. Not quite so aerobic, I fear.

(09:28:52) What is it with expired SSL certificates on the interwebs at the moment? Google and the BBC have both gone a bit funny. Oddnessess.

(10:37:58) Quick bit of lounge hoovering done, and now to try and extricate a splinter from my thumb (unrelated - I got it in the loft yesterday).

(10:38:21) Oh, and: rooibos 'n' BANANABREAD! Thanks, @poots :)

(10:45:28) I'm SO hoping I can go to this: http://is.gd/cwKT3 (Vintage Computer Festival at @bletchleypark 19-20 June) with my brother. Retro JAMYEH!

(11:04:03) Ha! Splinter removed by the medium of a sewing needle I encountered while hoovering. It's the circle of life.

(12:27:46) Bit damp out today... still undecided whether to venture into town for the carnival. By all accounts, it's all getting ready down in Luton..

(13:33:22) Wow. That is BASS. Here it blows... Cheapside, Luton.

(13:56:55) Bass & bubbles.. it's kinda good here. Not too warm, either. #LutonCarnival

(14:26:21) I wonder if Nottng Hill is as stop-start as this midway through the parade...

(14:34:02) Bit of the ol' Local Radio, there. Well, OK.. most of it. #LutonCarnival http://yfrog.com/11rznpj

(14:59:49) That was Lenni's first carnival experience - a far cry from Bexhill's efforts in my teens! I wonder if @fridgemagnet2 still has the tapes..

(15:08:36) Lenni apparently told her teacher during the week: "'England' has two syllables except when there's a football match on, when it has three."

(15:14:45) I shall edit together a YouTube video of the carnival procession... I'm fairly sure the audio will be off the scale distorted, though!

(17:13:03) Pleh. Stupid video editing software that only saves 3 out of 28 edits. I'm going to go and do something else.

(19:24:50) Ah yes.. video - the only digital medium where processing time is measured in hours. I'm going to eat more cake and burn some archive DVDs.

(20:50:58) Oh, I completely forgot to mention: the voicemail that 3 wouldn't let me have was from *drumroll* the lovely @RadioKate! Sorry I missed you!

(20:54:41) So, as the ferret of time makes a beeline for the trousers of eternity, and before the whippet of opportunity decides to chase it: bedtime!

Tweets for 30 May 2010

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(07:26:34) It's all quiet here at Geri Halliwell Towers this morning.. just me @nxmee having breakfast while the girls rest. Ooh.. here's @superalora!

(10:21:32) The children were most amused earlier by a YouTube video of Barack Obama talking about pie. Bonzer.

(10:46:59) The official Facebook app for Windows Mobile is officially rubbish. R. U. Bbish.

(11:14:19) H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y to @orgmul!

(12:09:15) Watching "Coast" over lunch - the episode from between Whitstable & The Isle Of Wight. have such an affection for that part of the UK :)

(12:45:51) All worn out now. Off for a lie down :D

(14:45:11) Quite quiet on Twitter this afternoon.. I think I might just have a tinker down in the studio seeing if my O1X & Logic work in Windows 7.

(19:42:18) Well, that's about put paid to installing Windows 7 on my studio PC.. too much old (3 years old in some cases!) pro hardware. Back to XP..!

(19:57:21) audioBoo: Luton Kidney Wood Play Trail boo http://boo.fm/b134300

(21:13:20) Ooh.. new comedienne to have a crush on - Laura Solon is pretty and funny. That said, the WiiPlayer is up to its usual tricks. Oopla.

(22:27:38) Right.. enough of all this excitement. I'm going to bed, just in case it's nice tomorrow. Good night!

Tweets for 29 May 2010

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(06:58:59) Good morning. Making coffee & listening to @TimHarford on the More Or Less podcast - the most pragmatic programme on #radio4. Yay Saturday!

(07:43:05) Is there a word for the mispronunciation of "th" as "v"? I take an interest in speech formation & diction (especially when it irk me a bit)

(08:01:52) RT @zany_zigzag: @syzygy it's apparently called "th-fronting" :) // I am surrounded by erudition on Twitter. And humourous wags. JAMYEH!

(08:38:59) Listening to some bizarre on-street recording on Resonance FM.. makes me want to do radio. Can I commit to a regular show, though..?

(08:49:50) I've settled for more upbeat choonage from uksfinest for hot shower action. Drum'n'bass (though without the bass on my tiny phone speaker!)

(09:33:02) Right. I'm going to listen to [a] drum'n'bass, [b] Imogen Heap's Hide & Seek or [c] The Killers - Read My Mind PSB remix loud in the studio.

(09:43:45) Went for a sweet bit of dubstep remix as a compromise... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUluIUPfxVo (YT - sfw) Mmm bassy. Tidying music

(10:31:48) audioBoo: They don't make 'em like this any more boo [but what's the 1980s game?] http://boo.fm/b133859

(11:46:05) I'm doing bad noise in the studio. Feels good. I also have a ZX81 16k RAM Pack on my computer desk. It's a good day.

(15:29:13) Right. I'm all done in the studio, I think. Didn't quite achieve what I was intending, but I have opened a SoundCloud account. Handy.

(15:36:28) Here's something I slung together, then.. jamelopoeia - Wizball Theme (zappy techno lo-fi remix thing): http://snd.sc/ahqGR7 via #soundcloud

(16:27:45) "Oh Lelli Kelly, the cutest shoes oh yeah - you can play with us, we are so cool oh yeah" - makes me feel better about the lyrics I write :D

(17:02:15) I've just booted my studio PC with a Windows 7 DVD and an empty 25GB partition. I only want to test it.. hope it doesn't break everything!

(17:33:30) Hmm... ecobees, then. Does anyone actually use it?

(18:44:22) This is ~such a dark~ episode. #DoctorWho

(19:05:47) The telly's on.. the stereo's cranked up.. the atmosphere is cheery. I have Pimms... I have yogurt. Let's do this! #eurovision

(19:11:19) I wish there was a red button option for NO GRAHAM NORTON. Irritating man. Can't simulcast Radio 2 cos of digital delay. Arse. #eurovision

(19:13:51) Azerbaijan: LED dress lady. Max points for outfit :) Using the BBC's scoresheet: 25/30 #eurovision

(19:17:27) Spain: Spawn Of Leo Sayer. Some scary stage occupants. Not like. A generous 18/30 since the children are still up :D #eurovision

(19:19:34) Norway: I quote Lenni: "Is that it? Chris: "A puny effort". They don't want to win again. My lovely lovely lovely horse. #eurovision

(19:21:26) Norway: Too much #DoctorWho - I honestly thought the backing vocalists were going to get him. #eurovision a lacklustre 11/30

(19:25:20) Moldova: The stage show a BIG hit with the childrens. Especially the singer's eye shadow & Ellie LaRoux hairdo #eurovision 25/30 #eurovision

(19:28:52) Cypruwales: I have no time for this. That drummer should not be there. My kids talked all the way through this. 14/20 #eurovision

(19:31:59) Bos & Herz: He's got his iPod on. Show some commitment, man. If there were no strobes, this'd be dull. And less flashy 16/30 #eurovision

(19:37:00) Belgium: Sweet, but ineffectual. it's hardly "A little peace" - the benchmark for guitar-based winners. 19/30 #eurovision

(19:39:55) Serbia: His in-ear monitors are clearly not working poor love. And the backing vocalists are in stasis. Silly hair. -1. 20/30 #eurovision

(19:41:05) No, Lenni.. "Lines are now open" is not one of the lyrics #eurovision

(19:41:29) Why will Spain sing again..? #eurovision

(19:42:31) RT @Ewan: Oooh this is going to be controversial. Spain are getting to sing again because of the protestor on the stage. #eurovision

(19:44:49) Belarus: This has the children enraptured. Sparkly dresses. Miss Houli-haired backing vocalist. Good bit. 28/30 #eurovision

(19:49:23) Ireland: Purple dress! And Titanic song. This is going to be a BIG song. Lovely arrangement. Cute backing vocalist. Wind! 22/30 #eurovision

(19:52:17) Greece: Lenni's already started shouting "Opa!" It's German for "Grandad". Where's Clive Dunn? Fun nonetheless. Funtheless 25/30 #eurovision

(19:53:46) Let bygones be beegones! #eddieizzard #eurovision

(19:54:38) UK: The children are singing: "They've put him in a box.. they've put him in a cardboard box." #eurovision

(19:57:21) Dear old PWL Linn drums. His voice has gone a bit Jemini.. #eurovision

(20:04:14) Georgia: I put the kids to bed during this. Bedtme ballad. 21/30 #eurovision

(20:05:55) Turkey: A bit different. Looking forward to the angle grinders. Stig woman! I've said "I ~like~ this" twice, now. 28/30 #eurovision

(20:07:57) Bonus points for Turkey - performing in monochrome. That is ~clever~ #eurovision

(20:09:48) Albania: "In love with you I'm falling" <- NO. Bloody catchy. The scene changing is phenomenal. I am having a good night! 24/30 #eurovison

(20:13:26) Iceland: bonus points for cute backing vocalist (left hand one) and techno synth. This is BIG. In a manner of speaking 28/30 #eurovision

(20:17:34) Ukraine: her hood doesn't match her dress, her eye makeup is too much and she's popping the mic. Please blow her away. 10/30 #eurovision

(20:21:09) France: Filth. And I like it or bedammed. 25/30 #eurovision

(20:25:20) Romania: I still love that piano. LED keys. Mmm. This is another catchy as flip song. Some crackers tonight 27/30 #eurovision

(20:26:16) Good use of leather ~approves~ #eurovision

(20:28:59) Russia: Not good use of cardigans. Is that what passes for a photograph in Russia? #eurovision

(20:31:24) Russia: Well, OK. It was traditional Eurovision. Made me go "ahh bless". 17/30. Five to go. Woo. #eurovision

(20:34:42) Armenia: Bonus points for what sounds like a Casio VL-Tone. And opening cleavage shot. I should rephrase that. 26/30 #eurovision

(20:37:39) Germany: EXCITED. Knock it out, Lena! Love oh love this song. Quite low-key performance, but hey! 29/30 #eurovision

(20:39:16) In retrospect, the lyrics of this song are a bit stalkerish #Eurovision

(20:42:58) Portugal: Pleasant enough song.. but she's wearing beige. Which is one worse than cardigans & flat caps. Bit warbly, too. 17/30 #eurovision

(20:45:02) Isreal ~gesticulates in a very dismissive way at the screen~ BOF! I'm off for some pistachios. #notaeuphemism 0/30 #eurovision

(20:48:42) Denmark: Now on Sky 3: When Boyzone Goes Bad. #eurovision

(20:50:31) Denmark: Is this the closest thing to a mullet in #eurovision 2010? Still a bit 'Starship' Working the "last song" vibe. 23/30 #eurovision

(20:57:31) That link was ~very~ impressive. Bonus points for the presenter. #eurovision

(20:58:50) It is far too easy to vote accidentally for Germany. Especially when tipsy. This can only be a good thing #eurovision

(21:04:27) I'm totally voting for Germany. Or is it Belarus? Turkey? Iceland? Romania? Or EVERYONE EXCEPT ISRAEL?! #eurovision

(21:16:45) RT @fridgemagnet2: when it says "dont vote for the uk", does every country get that banner as well? #eurovision

(21:18:53) This interval thing is quite impressive. Dear old Madcon... they'll be beggin' for a break by the end of this :D #eurovision

(21:24:05) Apparenly, my mother-in-law has a bigger ironing board than the woman announcing the results. #eurovision

(21:30:33) Ahhh the voting... unlikely to be too many technical problems but lots of intercultural awkwardness. Reet grand #eurovision

(21:32:15) I like the way this is going. As I recall, last year was a bit frustrating. Also, Norton is slightly less annoying now I'm tipsy #eurovision

(21:36:52) RT @corfmeister: paddy o'connell is now @paddyeuropaddy

(21:38:57) I wish I'd put money on Germany winning. Although, I'll be quite content if they don't. So a win both ways. #eurovision

(21:40:32) How can I arrange it so that "Gok Wan" becomes the standard #Eurovision greeting during the results section? It works, I reckin.

(21:49:17) I am having the best night since the General Election. That just sounds wrong. #eurovision.

(22:03:01) The fact is, if I wrote a song for the UK, I can guarantee it would do better than blessed second from frickin' last place. Bah. #eurovision

(22:09:39) I like the noise @poots made when the Swedish announcer bloke turned up. Scott Mills didn't do that :D

(22:11:13) I am seriously tempted to try and get a ticket to #eurovision in Germany next year. Top banana!

(22:43:09) Right.. off to bed after all that excitement, completely oblivious of all the bad things in the world. Like BP #oilfail. Night night!

Tweets for 28 May 2010

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(05:54:54) Up an' at 'em! Quite an achey morning today & I had a very odd waking dream. However, I also got a satisfying 15/20 on this week's @podquiz.

(06:01:25) Must. Sort. Posture. And find out what's going on this weekend.

(06:50:05) Hmm.. another swift coffee when I get into the office before some more PC surgery. It's pizza day to boot, and only one meeting (in theory).

(06:55:13) Walky time. In the sun, today, I think.

(07:38:16) If I'm not back in two hours, shoot me.

(12:19:00) It's pizza nomming time, with stories of derring-do to be told (well, OK, a recalcitrant PC) and tea to be drunk. And irons to be explained.

(14:55:28) Starting to flag now.. bit of a full-on day. I've had hot chocolate and spoken to a bloke from Apple, though, so that's good. 2 hours to go!

(15:32:59) I was just told about this piece of @charltonbrooker wonderment by Ian. I'm surprised; Ian is a very demure bloke. http://is.gd/ctb4X (NSFW)

(18:12:41) I'm following @shell3870 on the #followfriday recommendation of the mighty @pontoondock. It is only right/fitting/orthogonal so to do.

(18:15:12) It's a bit of a struggle up Finchley Rd tonight, plus a missing 18:00 coach from Victoria: crap journey home. That's your travel on the 13s.

(18:31:59) What a gorgeous evening :)

(18:33:06) Also: the woman sitting next to me has been on her mobile since she embarked, 20 mins ago. I'm sure someone was singing to her at one point.

(18:54:40) I don't need no location software to tell me I'm at Lu'on Airpor'. Home walkage now. Tired, headachey & hungry but happy. Yeah.

(19:14:36) Downhill. I had an amusing Facebook status update in my brain earlier, but it's gone. It had nothing to do with Crowded House.

(19:18:58) Cool beans.. my colleague Vee is booked for a DJ set at the Custard Factory in Birmingham, where the legendary @gazuky does Rhubarb Radio!

(19:54:39) Cool.. @sparkyannc's mate Jesse just won Mastermind. Well done him :)

(20:07:24) Right. Definitely an hour in the studio. I'm not taking you with me, I'm afraid, otherwise this sampler simply won't get programmed. Sorry.

(20:10:26) Oh. and also: Soreen Malt Loaf is following me on Twitter. Big up your lightly buttered tea time treat, innit! (@SoreenHQ) #FollowFriday #ff

(21:46:57) Sleepy and headachey. Sleep will be turning up to untangle the wires of Friday & put up some wall-sockets for Saturday. Cable clips. Night!

Tweets for 27 May 2010

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(04:59:49) Ooh. Bit on the ol' achey side this morning. Need to work on my posture, I think.

(05:22:53) Good morning @vobes, drmasquerade, @stopsleyvicar & @fluffymuppet - always great to know I'm not alone at this time o' the day!

(05:24:14) Right. Definitely going to leave the house on time today. JAMYEH!

(05:53:08) Hmm.. when TimesOnline has gone behind a paywall, I wonder if @theBugle podcast will still be available to non-subscribers. Hope so!

(05:54:05) By which I mean @TheBuglePodcast. Timesonline. Paywall. Uhoh. etc.

(06:08:22) Quite lovely gentle rain this morning (it's ~not~ drizzle. Drizzle isn't lovely). Need to move the carpet out of the gazebo. Oops.

(06:49:25) :) It's a good use for our old lounge carpet. Hope you have an entirely lovely day. Ooh.. I get to see you in a few weeks time (in theory)!

(08:57:55) There's nothing like a bit of peace, quiet and solitude to allow one to take stock. I really like where I am right now. Yeah.

(09:01:18) I'm surprised how long it takes AppleCare registration to finish. Does Steve Jobs sign them off personally..?

(11:17:05) I'm surprisingly upbeat despite utter corporate idiocy (not my employer). If you've left a voicemail, I won't be able to get it for 48 hrs:D

(11:57:43) What's more entertaining is I currently can't get into any technical apparatus rooms to wreak havoc... I mean, fix the stuff I look after :D

(12:14:41) I got an economy class ticket to Lunchington, baby. Let'sss gooooooo #Westwood.

(14:30:26) I totally have hot chocolate. JAMYEH! (sorry, you can't have one; the meeting room with the machine in is in use) http://yfrog.com/0yvx4gj

(16:02:22) Uhoh. I'm off to wash my hands. It's Query Of Doom time.

(17:27:53) I just breathed in a fly. It wasn't pretty. Lots of coughing (me, not the fly - I daresay it didn't have a particularly fun time, either)

(17:35:26) Lots of elderly men all smart and blazered leaving Lords Cricket Ground - very civilised ~thumbs up~

(18:06:01) I bought Opera Mobile 8 for WM5.. it was top & great. Now they're doing Opera Mobile 10 for free and it's "unable to reserve heap"..CRASH!

(18:21:20) All a bit slow approaching M1 j10; darn those roadworks beyond. In other news, I've got an appointment with an Apple Genius on Tuesday. Ooh.

(18:23:59) Best Buy is coming to the UK (according to @guardiantw) - sounds like a cross between PC World, Maplin and an Apple Store. Will it survive?

(18:26:52) It's strange to think that the control tower at the top of the hill is a thing of note to many of my fellow passengers.. so familiar to me.

(19:20:26) #eurovision so far: Lith: yeah! Arme: ehh OK. Isre: worse than crap. Ack! Den: It's like the song Starship never sang. Fair start, I guess.

(19:23:59) Having heard the lovely @Paddy_O_C on @Ewan's fine podcast today, I think he's my #Eurovision hero. Wish he could do the final. Just for us!

(19:28:54) My #eurovision update: Switz: meh. Sweden: where did her guitar go? @poots can still hear. This really is a dull balladfest.

(19:33:38) I heard that Azerbaijan were tipped.. bit of a flaccid ballad, but she must get my vote because she's got AN LED DRESS. #eurovision

(19:37:44) Ukraine: A power ballad (with no political content and within the rules).. what a surprise. It's all about the lightshow #eurovision

(19:40:57) Neth: Is it 1972? But with LEDs (and no - I've already used my LED vote, OK?) I could honestly write a better song than this. #eurovision.

(19:46:14) Rom: That's quite a special double-ender Joanna. And with LED keys! They seem to be having fun. I like this :) Non-ballad. yeah. #eurovision

(19:49:53) Slov: this song clearly has sever bipolar disorder. Or quite possibly tripolar. Is that possible? Find a style & stick to it! #eurovision

(19:55:01) Irl: Lovely purple dress, and an anthemic song, but - as @poots pointed out - no LEDs. It's Phones 4U. #eurovision

(19:59:31) Bulg: Alice Deejay's "Better Off Alone" came on shuffle on my iPod earlier. This like a shouty version. #eurovision

(20:01:25) Cyprus: Full of mediterranean style, warmth and festivity... hang on. He's a Welsher. How is this Cyprusian? Cyprusish? Cypriot! #eurovision

(20:05:52) I'd encourage you not to eat ribs while tweeting on a QWERTY phone unless there are wet-wipes available. All clean now. No stucccck keys.

(20:07:17) Croatia: ooh. More shiny beige (some call it "gold"..meh) & another ballad. Can't fault the vocal performances tonight, though. #eurovision.

(20:12:15) Georgia: Have we had this song before? Also, the men are spooky. Is this a Coke advert? Will it stop soon? Climax,for Po's sake. #eurovision

(20:16:53) Turk: Blimey. Epileptics look well away now. Now, being a muso, this could be SO much better a bit more Muse-y. Rock though! #eurovision

(20:23:42) I liked about five of the songs this evening: Lithufunkia, Armeniapricot, AzerbaiLED, Rompanioa & Turflashkey. #eurovision

(20:30:58) I didn't vote. Couldn't be arsed. None of them were Germany #eurovision

(20:34:35) #Eurovision: the perfect opportunity for casual racism. Apart from the World Cup, obviously. Great fun.

(20:41:51) Mmm... @Sarah_Cawood I wish I could be your co-presenter #possiblyaeuphemism

(20:51:51) Israel got through? They're not even anywhere near Europe! AND the song was just shouting. Bah! etc #eurovision

(20:52:59) It's like Wales gets their own entry.. that they can vote for. #eurovision

(21:14:15) Right... definitely need my bed after all that Eurovision excitement. I also have an itchy leg. Good night and thank you for being!

(21:20:07) Back and OUTRAGED! Why did you not tell me The Shuttleworths was back on #Radio4? Eh? Wednesday nights at 11pm. Brilliant :)

Tweets for 26 May 2010

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(05:25:15) Listening to "So Wrong It's Right".. a vehicle for Charlie Brooker's funniness. It makes me nearly smile at this time o' the morning #Radio4

(06:46:17) Today's @easybus driver is a friendly bloke, but has listened to downbeat music all the way to London. My brain's a bit fuzzy this morning.

(06:49:23) Good heavens, it was @achrisevans on #radio2 playing Radiohead. Srange things are afoot at the Circle K.

(06:53:04) How much would it cost for someone to follow me around all day with a clipboard, writing down what I spend/waste my time doing?

(07:04:36) Listening to @garethp talk #eurovision & social media with @ewan on #digitalplanet ... not sure podcasting gets better than this!

(07:09:37) Brrr. Bit nippy out.

(07:12:31) #nowplaying Joe Strummer - Appleseed. He should be FAR more famous than Paul Weller in my opinion.

(08:01:08) Finally got my phone set up to get texts from a smattering of tweeps, but it doesn't seem to text on @replies and DMs any more.. am I right?

(08:22:11) I have a fairly major caffeine buzz and thus should not be approached.

(08:36:05) RT @giraffetweet: It's #wakeupwednesday so come in to giraffe for a free take-out cup of coffee (or tea) before 10.30am (excluding airports)

(10:14:36) Hmm. I've had FREE COFFEE (yay!) & almost enough sleep, but I'm still struggling. A chunky helping of @petecooper's bleepshow is required.

(11:37:00) audioBoo: The brilliant things boo: Free + Coffee + Giraffe YEAH! [@giraffetweet] http://boo.fm/b132397

(12:07:16) I want to get into a busy lift on the ground floor, press all the buttons then storm out at floor one shouting "I don't have time for this!"

(17:57:04) Here's how Facebook's new privacy settings look: http://yfrog.com/1ass0xj (via @ruskin147) .. still not convinced. I'm a reluctant user.

(18:11:35) I'm certainly not complaining but someone appears to have removed sunshine from the M1. Fortunately along with too much traffic. J9 FTW(nfc)

(18:40:07) Home! Home and can't find my keys. Oop! Ah, there they are. JAMYEH!

(20:03:12) Watching a presentation about HTML5: http://is.gd/cqoh9 (SFW). I'd have watched it earlier, but it made my Win2K PC crash :D (h/t @ucalegon)

(20:35:37) Right. I'm going to bed before anything else interesting happens. You're in charge of the internet. I know I can trust you. Good night! :)

Tweets for 25 May 2010

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(06:09:21) Surprisingly mild this morning as the coach trundles down a grey-skied motorway. #nowplaying @JonRonson on Museum of Curiosity. FAB. #radio4

(08:01:34) RT @Toxophilist: In the immortal words of Douglas Adams Don't forget your towel http://towelday.org // and a happy Towel Day to you.

(08:05:54) Considering it's Towel Day (I am wearing mine metaphysically) I have a number of meetings to attend. I should have planned this better.

(08:52:56) I'm still really not sure about today. I expect it won't be as bad as my unease suggests, but I'll be secretly pleased if it is.

(09:33:08) Off to my first meeting of the day. HARUMBLE.

(12:41:22) ...and onwards to the last (scheduled) meeting of the day - this one should be a doddle, since I've done the groundwork #famouslastwords

(16:10:35) Here's a very silly bit of free 'music' software - Guns ‘n Roses Sweet Child O’ Mine ftw! http://bit.ly/bYv3vp (via @Richard_C & @SynthGear)

(18:08:09) On the (quite stinky) coach home.. I don't think I've been very effusive on Twitter today - late nights are catching up on me, I fear. Zzz

(18:16:05) Yay! Nearly at the airport.. a short mile-and-a-half walk, and my first commute will be over.

(20:31:59) I've been enjoying the #eurovision semifinal - amazing how some of the songs get SO much more of a vibe when performed live. Great fun :) :)

(20:46:40) I want Germany to win. That is all. Apart from the left-hand Iceland backing vocalist. #Eurovision

(20:47:01) Is that an ironing board? #eurovision

(20:53:28) Russia..? What's that all about? #eurovision. Also - Iceland and Finland.. come on!

(20:56:58) What an exciting evening. I feel sad for the countries that didn't make it through. My goodness, #Eurovision is FAB, though. Bedtime. Night!

Tweets for 24 May 2010

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(07:40:39) A happy, warm - if a little sleepy walk to school.. topucs range from Chessington rides to World Cup wallcharts and horsre poo.

(07:55:50) Pointless Project Of The Day: use Twitter, Messenger & Skype on Three 3G to find out if, indeed, it's free. e.g. What about the S3 avatars?

(08:00:48) Uhoh.. the municipal mowers are out. Time to take the hay fever medification. Smells gorgeous, though :)

(08:54:58) It's true.. Rik Mayall's foopball world cup song hasn't got nearly enough radio airplay. Quite a jaunty tune (if a little light on lyrics)..

(09:42:50) Er... who's "Wazza"? My bet is Wayne Bridge. Or Peter Crouch (I have no idea how that would work, though).

(09:56:35) I think I would probably watch the World Cup in 3D if there were more goals on that version.

(11:12:39) Home from Tesco with a few bags of shopping and a nose that can smell nothing but shower gel. Serves me right for sniffing too hard. Oops.

(11:15:57) Oh - if you're driving through Luton, it's worth avoiding the roundabout at Crawley Green Road / Vauxhall Way. Temporary traffic light jams!

(12:44:28) Someone should invent a body-heat powered heat-exchange system jacket thing. Perspiration is just ~so~ last millennium. As is sunburn.

(14:09:16) Time to go and collect the children. Unavoidable sunshine on this occasion. If I'm not back by 4pm, I've probably melted :D

(15:05:27) Uhoh.. energy levels dropping. Must take on more water, and make a start tidying the studio. Mayday etc.

(16:09:01) Our house is like a walk-in scrapbook. I quite like that.

(16:14:02) According to @RadioToday: Government advertising spending has been slashed: http://vry.gd/NGa ...issues for commercial radio at weekends..?

(16:32:31) Mixed feelings about repairing Eleanor's polystyrene sword thing... but I don't think she'll use it for evil. Much.

(16:34:28) Uhoh.. @poots: "Out of ten, how much evil are you intending to commit with that sword?" @Superalora: NINE!"

(17:09:59) Right. I really need to do some studio tidying. Please stop distracting me with your interesting things kthxbai.

(17:48:07) I've discovered that "Wazza" is, indeed, Wayne Rooney. I could list on the fingers of one and three-quarter hands what is wrong with that.

(22:07:35) Late to bed after a fun evening in the studio with @ucalegon - lots of silliness, bad guitar playing & singing for a pal's sick daughter.

Tweets for 23 May 2010

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(06:12:41) Good morning. Making coffee with Lenni - she's awake quite early, too. I think I'm definitely more of a 'lark'. Some pottering is required.

(06:59:27) Playing with the "Windows Phone Marketplace" and it is sad viewing.. Apple has over 70,000 iPhone apps.. Microsoft? 92. Yes. Ninety-two. :/

(08:18:53) Worth hearing - during the #save6music protest yesterday @radiokate did a fine AudioBoo interview on @jonholmes1: http://is.gd/clx96 (SFW)

(10:17:21) George Lamb to leave 6 Music http://vry.gd/NFv - that's not the worst news I've read today :) [via @RadioToday]

(10:35:57) There are plenty of poor drivers around today. Just sayin'.

(11:22:32) It is through Twitter & Facebook that I realise there are some top people in the south-west of England. One of these days I shall go there.

(11:40:55) Playing "The Three Musketeers" with Chris and Lenni, although I still don't understand why they were armed with swords, not muskets...

(11:59:25) Something something something al fresco. #lilyallen

(17:32:10) Back from my Dad's after a successful antivirus reconfiguration on his ailing laptop and some virginmedia/gmail bafflement solved. JAMYEH!

(18:01:01) I'm impressed by @nxmee's new-found expertise at Steam's Hammer Editor. It's early days, but right up his street. Not bad for a 10-year-old!

(18:36:25) I just saw a blackbird visit the bird table! Such occurrences are still so rare, they bear mentioning; sorry if it's bird-based tedium!

(19:35:32) You can tell a lot about a person from their tweets.

(19:37:39) I am not going to spend more than an hour playing with seeing if Windows 7 works on my studio PC. Honest. No, really. You'll see. :S

Tweets for 22 May 2010

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(07:26:06) Good morning. Another bright morning of blue skies and birdsong. Quite sleepy, though - a run around with the children might help. Might.

(07:36:10) Hmm... better find out if my phone is still textbroken. Also, get up offa this bed.

(08:03:38) Things I love about @poots #3: when I say something nice to her, she doesn't respond with "What are you after?"

(08:06:16) Today I think clothes are a hindrance. I'll go out with nothing on today if everyone else in Luton does too. Can I rely on your cooperation?

(08:19:05) The children were baffled by my performance of "Rolf's caahtoon club - y'can join t'day!" Also: What's with Barney Harwood's "beard"?

(08:40:35) Picnic later, fo' sho'.

(09:19:29) Gardening glove #fail: six left-handed, no right-handed. Brilliant. http://yfrog.com/jys6wj

(11:32:25) A busy morning in the garden with Lenni; we've made great progress. It's warm, hence #nowplaying Doves & @LondonBulgChoir - Catch The Sun :D

(11:54:18) Wishing the #save6music crowd a warm, happy, successful day... wish I could be with you, but I spend enough of my time there as it is :D

(12:03:19) http://twitpic.com/1pzll1 The results of Lenni's and my efforts clearing the steps and patio in the garden: a 'club house' for the summer :)

(12:10:09) Watching @SamDownie's coverage of the #save6music protest in London - http://is.gd/ckoav - while sausage rolls cook for our picnic at home.

(13:15:15) I am having a five minute sit down. This may or may not be my second. Just one more and I think I'll be ready to sort out the kitchen :D

(13:24:55) Five minute sit down is over. Time for some tunes and a tidy.

(14:37:38) Things still to do this afternoon: finish a blog entry, fix Lenni's birdhouse, cut down the carpet in the gazebo and anchor the gazebo down.

(15:11:15) Ich habe durst.

(15:12:05) Or is it "Ich bin durstig?"

(18:26:33) x@N3ph4lim Aren't we all? (@ThatLass) ;)

(18:27:58) All DoctorWho'd up.. now playing with my post-Windows-Mobile-6'd i600. Setting it .. again. Need to re-install Opera, WMWifiRouter & Skype.

(20:36:14) i just remembered.. yesterday I saw a man with a Lego Mario hanging from a bling chain round his neck. Or it might have been a Luigi.

Tweets for 21 May 2010

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(05:26:54) Good morning. It's gonna be another unacceptably warm day, I think. Hope @PontoonDock's wardrobe choice has the required effect :D Commutey!

(06:11:08) Today's @easyBus driver was happy to stand outside the coach smoking while the sun warmed up the occupants. Passengers die in hot coaches.

(06:13:03) Also, today's @easyBus driver's mate (perhaps an inspector) told me "this seat is reserved" when I sat at the front. Quite a rude man.

(06:56:02) Swish Cottage!

(07:03:09) Two thousand steps till coffee. Warm steps at that. But not upstairs (mainly).

(07:23:14) Thanks and hugs to @BaronHawkey and @ leica0000 for the #FollowFriday #ff :)

(07:42:22) Hurrah.. coffee brewing, and emails clattering in. It's going to be a busy day.

(09:04:16) Thank you, @MuseumsLuton & @dizzydanni84 for the kind #FollowFriday - fine Luton folk both, along with @emalyse, @robjd and others! #ff

(09:41:59) Time to stretch my legs. Caffeine's beginning to wear off. Lots of phone calls, but no snacking (so far this morning!) All in all: quite.

(09:56:25) I just entered an office where two people were discussing the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. No Britain's Got Talent drivel here! :D

(11:47:01) I officially declare it: PIZZA TIME!

(12:38:51) Hmm. Feeling a little sleepy now. Time for a brief lunchtime amble in the shade (as much as it's possible!)

(12:44:56) I was just offered a fig roll. Very kind.

(15:34:58) Today's Google logo is inspired! And very time-consuming. Best score so far: 14,500 :D

(18:13:38) So.. do I take a photo of some traditional Victorian technology or some modern art? And a big glasss helmet? http://yfrog.com/061y8j

(18:48:21) Drinking from the Mad Goose at the Dean Swift this evening... fruity, light & hoppy. 8/10 :) http://yfrog.com/afihaj

(19:17:28) RT @vobes: My #Followfriday suggestion is: @MrPegg Mine too. He's a hero. So is @gilesbabbidge #ff

(19:36:44) I can't seem to send texts. This isn't terribly good. Also, after two pints, I feel like King Of The World (drawn in pen by an XKCD cartoon)

(20:35:59) This building is all a little too wonky and high. I think I might go home. London Bridge is fairly nearby.

(20:39:00) Perhaps I should post the rubbish photo that I took. I'm new to this Web Point 2 business. #vertigo #hashtag http://yfrog.com/jd8cwuj

(21:08:23) There's absolutely no point in living anyone else's life for them, even if you'd enjoy it much more than they would. I shall enjoy mine, ta.

(21:44:29) At this time of night, London smells of barbecue, hot motor oil and tired ladies.

(21:47:34) Is it only me that can see beneath the veneer of London - from Poetry on the Tube to the pressure-washed marble of presige, it still stinks.

(21:50:15) Trundling north, listening to #Radio4's #MaterialWorld podcast (with loud coughing) after a reflective, enjoyable evening with The Captain.

(22:12:23) I'm musing on writing a song about London Underground & its occupants at busy times. One trip is all that's needed for plenty of inspiration

Tweets for 20 May 2010

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(05:50:25) Good morning. I've just had a thought.. I can have a nice cup of coffee ~before~ I leave the house today. Splendid :)

(05:58:13) I'm a bit achey this morning (so can sympathise with your owieness, @fluffymuppet) - I think I spent too much time sitting down yesterday :/

(06:07:21) 23 minutes until I depart for Birmingham. Better check the traffic on the M1...

(06:09:04) Wow.. @Asda FM has done it again.. @poots tells me they played Jose Gonzales's "Hand On Your Heart" this morning.. wow! http://is.gd/ch6lp

(08:43:11) Well.. I've made it to Birmingham.. not too bad a journey, all told. Time to get some PCs out of the car.

(15:55:03) Most TV characters are shorter than they look.. a Dalek is no exception. Off home after a busy day in Birmingham. http://yfrog.com/jaabzzj

(18:05:10) Home in time to collect @nxmee from Cubs in the groovy sports car thing. Mind you, cars with spoilers are wasted in 50mph motorway roadworks

(19:24:17) Showered and thirsty. The plan: lots of water followed by some interesting Polish beer (from the Polish Beer section of Tesco, naturally).

(20:18:50) Boring boring Polish beer. Tastes like lager; no subtlety or delicacy. Although still not as nasty as Fosters. http://yfrog.com/2ph1qmj

(20:25:47) RT @russbravo Polish beer mistakenly puts all its effort into the label, rather than the contents of the bottle, in my (limited) experience.

(20:27:23) I love that @poots thinks the "We Buy Any Car Dot Com" advert should be the UK's #Eurovision Entry. @Ewan.. douze, six or nul points?

(20:48:11) I went on Spaghetti Junction today. It was OK, because I had a satnav. I wish I could've stopped and simply enjoyed the expanse of concrete.

(20:54:42) This is a really unnerving episode of #Outnumbered. Quite, quite dark. Or is it just me?

(21:19:02) I've had a sneak preview of Friday and I don't mind telling you that the robot invasion was quite a surprise. Can't wait! Goodnight, then.

Tweets for 19 May 2010

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(05:23:53) Mornin'. Listening to @charltonbrooker talking about Twitter on So Wrong It's Right.. Lee Mack isn't a big fan (he's missing out!) #radio4

(05:50:37) It's been something of a nervewracking morning so far.. my iPod Touch is (hopefully) recovering from a slight mishap last night. #notplaying

(05:57:40) A special Good Morning for my regular earlybird tweeps @vobes, @drmasquerade and @stopsleyvicar. I hope the day brings many rewards.

(06:06:17) Making plans for caffeine-free June.. I'm going to take the opportunity to fine-tune other parts of my life; mid year resolutions, perhaps..

(07:36:19) Rummaging through my bag, I discovered a free mini sample copy of The Guardian that I was given yesterday. It's all diddy. Bless.

(07:38:11) Also, both #Radio2 & @Asda FM play Katie Melua's new song The Flood at the mo. I very like it.. especially the tempo change halfway through.

(08:43:23) Just about to enter a workshop. If I don't tweet again in an hour, it means I need an urgent call on my work mobile.

(09:27:00) I'm quite impressed by @sparkyannc's choice of biscuits - they're dull enough that I don't eat them all NOM NOM but better than rich tea.

(09:52:47) While I waited for the shuttle bus to the airport (I was late, OK? :D) I saw a bird making the noise in my AudioBoo: a greenfinch, I think.

(11:14:26) Still going. Some useful questions being asked. Sometimes

(12:19:57) It's like the blind leading the hungry.

(13:07:54) I've had quite enough chicken.

(13:41:22) My boss just made me a cup of Proper Tea. Just what I needed...

(15:19:25) I wish to be promoted to Head Of Handwritten Health And Safety Labels. That is all. http://yfrog.com/11mgvtj

(15:31:30) I know at least three fine people who have Amazon syndication codes, but I ~always~ forget to use them when I order stuff. Is it just me..?

(16:07:59) I am in a car that's far too sexy for me. http://yfrog.com/0ojiuwj

(16:21:51) It's got a 'sport' button. Makes Radio 5 Live come on the radio, I expect. I'll stick with #Radio4, thank you. http://yfrog.com/7dgxxj

(16:35:15) Looking through this back window is like peering through a letterbox. Don't get me wrong.. this car smells great. http://yfrog.com/2cmnjj

(17:47:50) I'm all tired out now (again) and emotionally drained. It's been a busy day, and rather warm. My iPod Touch is a little unwell, too. Bless.

(18:21:08) Oh dear.. my iPod Touch is NOT well. It keeps making that sad noise.

(18:51:15) Mmm salmon stir fry. Top @poots loveliness. :)

(20:22:00) especially loves @petecooper tonight. #notauphemism

(20:55:01) This year's summer theme song Grey Fluffy Clouds - The Orb vs Alan Parker http://bit.ly/baEkgI (via @petecooper @hiddenplace @atomicskunk)

(21:06:57) Enough of all this jollification, I'm off to bed. Please keep the internet tidy and lint free while I'm away - I'll need it tomorrow. Night!

Tweets for 18 May 2010

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(05:24:20) Good morning - especially to @vobes, @shonie1966, @stopsleyvicar, @HumbersHomemade and @pontoonDock, all of whom were awake before me :D

(05:28:27) Has someone already come up with the idea of calling the Milliband brothers "Dedward"?

(05:57:09) I've taken my first hay fever tablet of the year.. the air's thick with pollen this morning. It's going to be a roasty one!

(06:13:49) I follow very few tweeps in/from Wales. England and Scotland are very well represented... how odd!

(06:59:37) Where should one put the emphasis on pronouncing the word "emphasis"..? Another difference between us and our American cousins...

(07:01:34) RT @alicebell: If you think the Science Museum has issues with BP sponsorship... http://bit.ly/blf4xh (HT @zoecormier, see also @liberat ...

(07:11:31) London's not really got going yet this morning.. perhaps the caffeine hasn't kicked in — at Baker Street Tube Station http://gowal.la/c/LJix

(09:06:35) This is quite clever - and with some subtleties: Monkey Business Illusion http://bit.ly/9qpoPq (SFW) (from @RichardWiseman & alnicholl77)

(09:25:19) Right.. resisting twitter till at least midday.

(10:47:09) Brian Blessed? As House Of Commons speaker? Why haven't they done this already! #blessedspeaker

(12:17:18) Cheese'n'salad bap followed by an apple. I am clearly the epitome of healthy eating. Now, where are those biscuits..?

(17:43:30) Going home. Feeling rather selfish and unsociable, which is rare and not really very much like me. How odd. Could do better 3/10.

(18:05:02) Inside the coach it's quite subdued, but the sky is vivid! http://yfrog.com/5lsszj

(18:33:10) Not far from home... I'm walking The Short Way after being dropped off by a kindly coach driver. If I had more energy, I'd garden till dusk.

(18:35:57) I don't play enough cricket. In fact, I don't play ~any~ cricket. Even rounders would be great fun. Perfect weather for a run about.

(19:23:41) Rhubarb and custard. It's GOOD.

(19:48:53) Why doesn't Skype do a version for Windows Mobile5 Smartphone any more? Also, is instant custard an acceptable breakfast cereal alternative?

(20:03:54) Thank you for your custard advice. I think I might go and have a shower.

(20:25:53) Enough of all this sitting around... I'd better have a shower and get to bed. Night night... see you on Wednesday with any luck!

(21:24:52) They say that one is the author of one's own destiny... I would say that my idiocy makes a substantial contribution to mine. Night!

Tweets for 17 May 2010

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(07:05:50) I really ought to write a blog post today, but I can't decide what it should be about. Lots of little things, y'see. Like atoms & molecules.

(07:19:22) I'm a bit disappointed @RadioAcademy podcast didn't talk about the elephant in the Sony Awards room - the woeful state of commercial radio.

(08:15:05) Children dropped off at school. They played a "Nanny McPhee" game. Mainly involving Lenni banging a stick on the floor & Chris ignoring her.

(09:24:58) I've just looked up cognitive dissonance & discovered that I don't have it. I'm not so much full of contradictions as half-thought thoughts.

(10:11:06) 15p for four yogurts? Wow. One kind of wonders how much yogurt there actually is in there..! — at Tesco Dunstable http://gowal.la/c/LvAR

(10:25:17) It's a real shame neither @poots nor I like olives. Best bargain at Tesco's this week! http://tweetphoto.com/22804660

(10:57:30) Is it just me, when I hear a piece of electronic equipment play a short series of tones, that can't help playing a game of "Name That Tune"?

(11:37:14) Cool.. listening to my old uni pal James Blessing on #radio4 - talking about VPNs. Not VPLs.

(12:04:21) I just sent an email to Tesco. Go me. It wasn't about 1p olives.

(12:21:56) It comes to something that I get my musical education from @Asda FM (as well as #6music, naturally :D) Puts in perspective why #IHateHeart

(12:47:36) RT @LDNLutonAirport: Fully operational Luton Airport! Check the status of your flight with the airline http://bit.ly/bxXEB0 / handy to know!

(12:51:00) In my lifelong love affair with radio, Heart is like an ex who's got more and more self-involved, but I still see (and avoid) around town.

(12:56:47) Important dates (Eurovision and World Cup England group stages) are now in the family calendar. No fear of double-booking now! Beer: bought.

(13:18:42) I'm looking for an NPN transistor. The chance of there being one anywhere except @nxmee's electronics kit is very low. Hope he doesn't mind!

(14:25:17) Childrens collection time - hopefully avoiding flash showers. People are parking like utter peasants today. ~sigh~ http://yfrog.com/j3fp8yj

(14:47:25) Yay!

(15:14:17) RT @Londonist: Wanna raise Tower Bridge? Here's how you can. http://bit.ly/ckXZMM (via @RadioKate) // what a fabulous competition! :)

(15:37:38) Here's a really useful tool to check your Facebook privacy settings: ReclaimPrivacy http://bit.ly/9KZFm0 (via @BBCCollege and @emalyse)

(16:14:44) audioBoo: Continual birdsong boo http://boo.fm/b129115

(16:34:28) Bleh bleh bleh. I've just been staring at Logic Audio for 20 minutes and seriously struggled to make anything cogent. Come on, musix skillz!

(16:44:03) Stealing my wife's friends. Well, OK, getting numbers off her mobile phone... I've only got 19 contacts on mine at the moment!

(19:32:54) I think that's my listening for this evening sorted - it's my mate Vanburger's 1000th show on FTLfm tonight. What a man.

(19:52:09) Y'know, I think I might actually have nearly finished repopulating my mobile phone.. if I don't text or phone you, I apologise profusely!

(21:44:24) Bedtime.. or it was an hour ago. Needs must when @easyBus bookings need cancelling. I shall wish you good night- thank you for the smiles :)

Tweets for 16 May 2010

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(07:58:37) Good morning - a peaceful one with just me, @poots & Aled Jones. And coffee, of course. Birdsong was loud earlier; should've audioboo'd it!

(08:37:45) Cool thing I've discovered this morning - my dear old Windows Mobile 5 phone can do Google voice search AND Latitude location. Coolio :)

(11:11:50) It's been such a relaxing weekend so far, I'm finding it really difficult to make a list... lots and lots to catch up on - mainly emails...

(11:25:39) Am I a member of the only family for whom any mention of the phrase "Fruit salad" is responded - in unison - with "yummy yummy"..?

(11:37:10) Yesterday's comedy moment - Chris describing sprinkles on his dessert as "Sediment shaped sediment".. funny if you've finished #Portal :D

(11:51:29) I'm downloading Portal for mac, while it's free on Steam (until the 24th!)

(12:45:41) Exchanging Lenni's old "Imagine Doctor" game, since she's completed it.. — at Gamestation http://gowal.la/c/Lhmx

(15:07:26) Evidence that I spend too much time on Twitter #1: I just said to my Dad "I've had reports of rain in Oxfordshire." (thanks @griffinkate :D)

(18:11:35) All tired out now. And my mac hard drive is nearly full. Bedtime for the childrens, near enough. I could do with a cherry bakewell.

(21:09:06) Listening to some recordings @SparkyAnnC made with her Guides.. sounds great :) Not quite enough energy to create the jingle beds, tonight..

Tweets for 15 May 2010

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(08:01:28) Good morning! Busy day of tidying, library, Christening and watching Four Lions ahead. And looking out for ninja pigeons: http://is.gd/b8gqY

(08:39:58) Brilliant "pirate" article by brilliant @serafinowicz: http://bit.ly/b0Jyt8 (via brilliant @zany_zigzag and the brilliantine @robertpopper)

(08:42:38) I'd especially like to wish @dizzydanni84, @MuseumsLuton and every Lutonian I follow a happy and glorious Saturday morning. So I shall. YAY!

(09:13:30) I'm looking almost human this morning. Remarkable.

(12:39:56) It's all go here. My mobile phone has jammed up, and what am I doing? Cleaning the external metalwork of a 29 year old computer. Go me! :D

(12:58:51) I've now lost all my contact data. *sighs* If you have my mobile number, would you be kind enough to text me so I can add your name, please?

(16:50:54) Home again home again, in the sunshine. Thank you SO much for the text messages. I have friends again. HURRAH! :) :) Now: cup of tea.

(17:10:40) I took great delight in getting @nxmee to guess that his netbook has a million times as much memory as my childhoo http://twitpic.com/1o1tgr

(17:38:33) Oh. #DoctorWho is entirely perfectly scripted - and the shot before the titles was just amazing. This has a bit of "Q" about it (STTNG) YAY!

(22:02:01) Back from watching #FourLions at Stevenage. It didn't disappoint! I won't spoil it with the quotes @poots and I shared on the way home :D

(22:10:07) I have to repeat myself: Chris Morris is a genius. And that he and @AIannucci have both released fabulous films in 12 months is bliss. FACT.

(22:24:08) What a busy, fun and interesting day. Except for the bit when I lost my phone contacts. Which was interesting in its way. Tired now.. night!

Tweets for 14 May 2010

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(02:42:39) I'm not awake, honest. (Darn you, empty glass of water).

(05:25:02) Good morning. It's a Friday, isn't it? Well. I think I might wear a tie today. I hope it matches my shirt. A bit. Right... off to work.

(06:05:04) Sunny morning at the airport... A good way to head weekendwards! — at LTN Luton Airport http://gowal.la/c/KCiK

(06:54:15) "We love Apple" says full page ad by Adobe in FT. But read to the end http://twitpic.com/1nm2ke (via @ruskin147 - back to his fine day job!)

(06:59:01) Is it just me that gets bothered by people breathing loudly on-mic? They invest so much on sound treatment and then it's "Pfffffff fwwww" :D

(07:11:57) One day I will learn how to put my coat on while still seated without excessive flaili — at Baker Street Tube Station http://gowal.la/c/KCEZ

(07:57:21) Isn't it great that the children will grow up and be able to go into any café or pub without having to think "I hope it's not too smoky."

(08:24:13) My #followfriday recommendation is everyone I follow, cos they're fab! Except @mediocre_mum & @canuckuk. Because I want them just for ME :D

(09:35:33) Fantastic coffee here - friendly staff and good company (taking a brief break with @radiokate) — at H.T. Harris http://gowal.la/c/KDzk

(10:31:47) We've been discussing how we can get my colleague Alan to pass off as Kylie so he gets mobbed when he leaves Radio2. So far, unsuccessfully.

(16:01:41) Highlight of the day: I have lent my sonic screwdriver to someone at Radio 1. That is all.

(16:14:38) Today, I also learned what "Purple" is in British Sign Language.

(16:36:41) Oh flippity flop. And, indeed, bottoms. I just failed to make a nice cup of coffee. BAH.

(18:02:16) The M1 is zooming by and I'm tired out. It's been a busy ol' day, but quite a moderate to good one. Salesmen came but didn't bring biscuits.

(18:28:25) I can see the weekend! It looks a bit like a medium term car park. In fact, it may well — at Holiday Inn LTN Airport http://gowal.la/c/KLQ4

(18:39:18) This is fascinating indeed: TFL releases bus drivers' manual "Big Red Book" http://bit.ly/cFPTZD (H/T @PontoonDock & @ WhatDoTheyKnow)

(18:51:35) Hmm. I appear to have arrived home to a power cut. I shall take almost all my clothes off in protest till it comes back. You've been warned.

(19:30:43) Eastern Electricity are apparently aware of an underground electrical fault in Luton LU2 9 & LU2 0 and they'll hopefully fix it by 11.30pm!

(19:34:13) Incidentally, if you're in Luton and there's a power cut (whoever your supplier), the automatic lady on 0800 783 8838 is quite helpful. Yes.

(20:00:15) I'm losing interest in this power cut. I am going to take an opportunity to look up hydrogen fuel cell CHP on t'interwebs. Or UPSes anyway.

(20:15:31) I'm passing the port. Please shout if you'd like some. And you're to my left.

(20:28:56) I wish I had an audio recorder running for when the power returned. It made the most glorious noise! Next time. For now: ~electric~ JAMYEH!

(20:48:29) RT @SoShortStories: Fancy writing a *very* short story? Tweet it HERE! Pass it on!

(20:59:34) I had no idea that Oasis sampled the "Amen Break" for "D'you Know What I Mean"... listening to it again, it all makes sense. Quite clever.

(21:24:21) Oh pantaloonicus. @TheBuglePodcast's RSS feed is borked. That does it. I'm going to bed without any supper (although I've already eaten it).

(21:26:19) On the whole, I think I will benefit more from an early night and a good sleep than try and achieve anything else today. Except an AudioBoo.

(21:47:57) audioBoo: Rambling powercut boo http://boo.fm/b128178

(21:51:55) After all this excitement, I'm going to give up and go to bed. Oh, in #birdtable news: the pigeons have developed ninja skillz. Wow. Night!

Tweets for 13 May 2010

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(05:59:28) Good morning... heading down the motorway imminently to have another day. Who knows what Finch — at LTN Luton Airport http://gowal.la/c/KnXs

(09:11:23) Hmm. Not the best start to a day; misbehaving PC is evading diagnosis. It is no match for me (in theory). Time for a cup of tea now, though.

(10:55:38) If ever there was a good time to sign up for Steam (on PC or mac) it's now.. Portal is FREE till 24th of May! http://is.gd/c7eU9 (SFW)

(13:36:04) A fine post by @matt (about radio, naturally) - RAJAR Awareness for Evans, 6Music and Absolute 80s http://bit.ly/9Vbr83 (SFW)

(13:43:56) How remarkable.. I've always been a bit of a webcam fan - here's what @asda has to offer - quire revealing & impressive: http://is.gd/c7qf7

(14:51:19) I'm coping.

(15:59:43) Good heavens. I have a zero-height Tower Of Power. All my PCs have gone (except those two *points*... and my laptop. And my broken monitor).

(17:27:54) Come on, then, coachy. At least it's not drizzling, I s'pose.. :D

(17:29:21) And I can talk to Digital Brian about his hospital radio station... ~zips up anorak~ (which came out as 'amoral' on my iPod Touch...)

(17:37:40) RT @PeachyPics: How lovely. Lots of people have RT my grand opening announcement of peachypics.net in friars square Aylesbury on Saturda ...

(17:41:03) How exciting! @PeachyPics is hosting a Grand Opening of peachypics.net in Friars Square, Aylesbury at 11.30am on Saturday. Wish I could go.

(18:31:52) Is this an airport I see before me? Its runway toward my... er.. coach..?

(20:09:55) I'm watching Frank Skinner's Opinionated on WiiPlayer; I know it's an audience participation show, but there are ~far~ too many crowd shots.

(20:31:00) Outnumbered! Yay! :)

(21:06:01) "Have you ever put milkshake into a radiator?" .. "Yes." .. "Have you ever set fire to your shed by accident?" I was ~crying~ with laughter!

(21:07:42) If you can, I'd recommend watching the "Red button" extras of #Outnumbered.. it is hilarious.. perfect to go to bed on a laugh. Night night!

Tweets for 12 May 2010

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(05:30:19) Mornin'! Up / at 'em (to a limited extent)- listening to @charltonbrooker's amusing sneerfest "So Wrong It's Right" http://is.gd/c5f05 (SFW)

(07:09:37) Hmm.. Fighting off a headache.. I want to give blood so I shall resist painkillers. Wonderfully blue skies today - it may well warm up...

(07:19:13) ~Yawn~ coffee in 15 minutes... just one more mile to walk. Have a good day — at Baker Street Tube Station http://gowal.la/c/K8HS

(07:33:29) #NowPlaying Hockey - Song Away ... another track I'd forgotten I had - great tune!

(09:05:30) Blood donation #fail ... didn't leave it long enough after the hurty bit of my mou — at Blood Donor Centre - West End http://gowal.la/c/K9pM

(10:05:48) Y'know, last night I was wondering why the PM's two microphones had two windshields.. @record_Producer has the answer: http://is.gd/c5zjs

(10:13:24) I went to get inducted in the lower ground floor, and all I got was a little shiny sticker.

(10:59:12) I think I need a screen break. Dartmoor appeals.

(17:33:13) I'm on the coach. That's about the best I can do at the moment.

(17:35:28) Not ~at~ the O2 Centre per-se, more stopped outside it in a coach. On Finchley Road. — at O2 Centre http://gowal.la/c/KfgT

(18:30:42) Nearly homeopathic.

(19:07:40) Listening to the lovely LibDem @helenduffett on LBC 97.3 FM talking politics with @PetrieHoskenLBC (http://bit.ly/1pxCCx) 

(19:27:12) I was going to make a cup of tea, but I think there's a bottle of dandelion & burdock going flat in the downstairs fridge. True story.

(20:38:50) Off to bed with an enormous smile on my face. I know some amazing people. Including you. Goodnight!

(20:51:25) Oh..! Oh..! AND @poots has booked tickets to see #FourLions on Saturday night. It just gets better and betterer. Really going now. Nighty!

Tweets for 11 May 2010

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(05:26:45) Preparing to launch. I've probably forgotten something, but I'm sure I'll be able to improvise. Happy Tuesday :)

(05:53:54) Bit brisk this morning... I have to confess to getting the shuttle bus from the top of the hil — at LTN Luton Airport http://gowal.la/c/JShY

(06:54:32) It's a little slow on Finchley Road today.. lots of green coaches in the bus lane.

(07:12:23) Amidst the torrent of folk emerging from Marylebone snaking to the tube station. Me? M — at Baker Street Tube Station http://gowal.la/c/JSWK

(08:17:44) Rumbling through emails.. I have a terrifying amount to do today, much of which involves terrifyingly long documents and tedium. Hey ho.

(11:26:32) Tea time... worth taking ten minutes away from the screen for a cuppa with The Captain :) — at BBC Broadcasting House http://gowal.la/c/JUKU

(14:01:25) I think @CanfordTweet needs to sort out their database - 36 copies of their catalogue just arrived! http://yfrog.com/8370kj

(15:25:58) No diggity. No doubt. No idea what that means.

(17:30:24) I am so glad I'm in a coach heading home.. it's a terribly long way to walk and I feel quite tired. Also, free wi-fi.

(17:42:39) Right. Who's broken Hendon Way? Eh? Something needs to be done <--please note: this sentence contains a verb in the passive voice.

(17:46:01) Ahh.. Brent Cross. I never thought I'd ever be pleased to utter those words. In fact, I'm — at Brent Cross Coach Stop http://gowal.la/c/JZCF

(19:20:24) In all this political chaos, I did something for the first time on the way home - I watched a full episode of Family Guy. It's quite good.

(21:15:27) Another day (with a brief bit of voicer work done this evening); another trip to unconsciousness yet to enjoy. Good night - sweet dreams!

Tweets for 10 May 2010

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(06:32:43) While the boy prepares for his SATs, I'm having an early morning Imogen Heap cramming session; I'd not realised she was half of 'Frou Frou'.

(06:51:34) Off for a shower as @superalora listens to Radio Teddy... top German kids' music. Her choice :D

(07:25:50) Woo! Less (fewer?) than three weeks 'til Eurovision :) I'm shamelessly a great big fan. I'll be keeping up with @ewan's coverage, of course.

(07:30:57) In all the excitement, I've just subscribed to @ewan's The Unofficial #Eurovision Podcast.. http://bit.ly/escpodcast - Le JAMYEH!

(08:52:01) I always get a bit grumpy when I hear seagulls in Luton. It sounds like they're taking the mickey :S

(10:01:29) It's an absolute building site here today.. but the Tesco Finest meal deal for £9 looks temptin — at Tesco Dunstable http://gowal.la/c/JE8L

(10:09:19) I get the sense someone dictated this over the phone... "masala"... "meal centre" [to someone with cloth ears!] http://twitpic.com/1mnlnw

(11:01:27) Ooh.. looks like dear old Hertbeat FM has relaunched as @106Jack .. time to have a listen to find out if they've ruined it (h/t: @JuliaBall)

(13:01:21) My Dad had lunch with Prince Charles yesterday, apparently. I should make a Twitter account called "Cool things my Dad does."

(13:03:43) Also, a bloke dressed in running gear just delivered a leaflet through our letterbox and ran to the next house. Now THAT is applied running.

(13:40:15) Off to hang out with @vobes in the delights of Dunstable. I will take a coat.

(16:08:20) Just had a tasty coffee here with Mr @Vobes after a wander around Dunstable Priory. Two of the highlights of this little town.

(16:38:49) Emergency biscuit accrual complete. — at Asda, Wigmore Lane, Luton http://gowal.la/c/JJfD

(17:32:39) Having recently discovered the wonders of @ImogenHeap's music, I can't believe it is so underplayed! I'd only ever heard the FrouFrou song!

(18:21:03) My brother came to play & he brought this wonderful piece of history.. @Z80GameCoder - you might like to take note! http://yfrog.com/jukdbj

(21:29:23) Top evening with my brother, as always.. off to beddy byes with me. Work in the morning. Getting busy with the fizzy. Boop boop. Night!

Tweets for 09 May 2010

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(05:42:50) Reading tweets with half-open eyes, as I listen to the tail end of a seriously geeky podcast: clearly a bit early to be awake on a Sunday..!

(07:23:35) "Facefood" is the order of the morning, apparently. This is the eating of cereal (without milk) straight from the bowl with no utensils. Hmm

(07:24:50) I had a very strange dream last night/this morning. It involved tens of people touring our house, while I was ambling round in my pants. :|

(07:55:06) I wonder if I will ever get to the stage where I no longer get star-struck and reduce my status to that of a doe-eyed buffoon on occasion...

(10:58:59) I would never have come up with the name "Wormwood Scrubs." Or "Tooting Broadway" for that matter. They should rename London.

(12:42:51) Good heavens.. some of yer actual sunshine.

(13:28:30) This place always makes @poots nervous... which is why she's not here :D Lots of shin — at Apple Store, Milton Keynes http://gowal.la/c/JqTg

(13:52:27) Note to self: buy Imogen Heap's "Hide And Seek" - as ruined by (I think) Jason Darulo. The original is heartrendingly lovely. And techy.

(15:41:30) Home! Home & dry. Children are eating panini (Oh yes, Paninaro in training) while I drink coffee for science. I say 'science'; I mean 'fun'.

(15:50:01) Amazing what you can do to a Lego shop in 10 mins :D [pictured: @superalora and her fine work; I may have helped :D] http://yfrog.com/06uvhj

(16:11:37) Inspired by @LottieLoves1, if you'd like to add my blog (updated about once a week) to GoogleReader, here's a link: http://is.gd/c1r8K (SFW)

(16:15:45) My current listening is @Gazuky at http://rhubarbradio.com with his amusing "10 Items or Less" music & comedy show. Well worth tuning in :)

(18:23:51) I'm going to test my rubbish "Tweet about brilliant radio shows I'm listening to" system. When it works, it'll be brilliant, I promise.

(19:42:05) A guy called @TwibuteS lost 2000 followers for Cancer Research UK & needs 'em by 13th June: http://bit.ly/cFeI60 (via @poots & @Bazmati2020)

(19:45:08) I am having a special Glass Of Port moment (thanks @SparkyAnnC!). And tooling around with TomTom. All is peaceful at Geri Halliwell Towers.

(21:29:32) Well, I've avoided Logic crashes long enough to put a suite of samples together.. I may have to do another load tomorrow. #musicaltedium :D

(21:42:37) Right.. better get to bed, since @nxmee has SATs starting tomorrow, so will have to be up early for last-minute revision classes(!) Night :)

Tweets for 08 May 2010

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(07:36:14) Good morning to you and Saturday. Bit damp outside, but the good news is that my anti-woodpigeon measures are working. Come on little birds!

(07:36:29) RT @akgpodcast: Kids comp - draw your fantasy tree to win a trip to Kew http://is.gd/bZGbv

(07:39:07) Party bags being filled. There'd better be one for me.

(08:54:06) Having read this: http://is.gd/bZQR9 - SFW, I have a nihilistic (and socially isolating?) urge to delete my Facebook account. Just because.

(10:59:52) Time for a cup of tea. This morning has taken an unusual direction. Mainly including the High School Musical soundtrack and emergency Asda.

(12:27:36) And so it begins...

(16:09:09) Home and all tired out after an exhausting party (although I did no trampolining). Time for tea and cake, and to see if any photos came out.

(17:21:30) There are some utterly splendid lines in this week's #DoctorWho - I'll not spoil it.

(18:15:22) Listening to Tracey Smith on Apple AM (http://www.appleam.com). I think I might make a Twitter feed that features my favourite radio shows.

(19:46:19) Sorting out a few photos from this afternoon.. lots of smiles on the party-goers.. I may pick out some to print :)

(20:02:41) I'm mainlining roasted pistachios. This won't end well. Or maybe it will. I've not yet overdosed on nuts before.

(21:04:25) For the benefit of @BaronHawkey, here's that splendid (and not quite SFW) video of protesters on Sky News today. Classic! http://is.gd/c0vXE

Tweets for 07 May 2010

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(00:06:41) Well, what a splendid evening. I've really felt part of the #ge2010. Shame I was still up when the Tories won a seat. Night! #C4AltElection

(07:07:47) Good morning, what's-left-of-Britain. Better shave and shower... make myself look semi-acceptable for Chris & Lenni's school events today..

(08:54:50) Part of me just dissolved. Fortunately it's a figurative part, so I don't need paper towels. Or "Plenty" as I believe it's known these days.

(09:28:22) It's times like this that I want to give my two beautiful children a big hug. I'm so lucky to share a snippet of their school life with them

(11:09:10) Walking to work with @poots before lunch and then.. I may actually hide out in the studio for a bit. Not being Morrissey.

(12:07:56) Time to have a sit down and make a list. Catching up with podcasts as I try to work out how to think. This may take a while.

(13:33:12) Woo. I've repaired the errant pitchbend on my keyboard. Now to sort out the birdhouse (not in my soul) before the school run. All good fun.

(14:31:43) Bird table modified to be.. well.. less accommodating to pigeons, but hopefully still caters to smaller birds and visible on the webcam!

(14:33:28) Ahh... the joyful Friday walk home from school with the childrens; a rare treat indeed.

(15:53:09) Waiting for a haircut. By all accounts I'm not aware of a song with that name. Chris is playing on the iTouch; I shall attempt not to doze.

(16:48:26) Here's a pic of @nxmee and me freshly shorn - it took a while, since Alley Barbers was busy, but it was worth it :) http://yfrog.com/fvsfcpj

(17:22:14) Off to collect the Smaller Child from Beavers after making a quick modification to my blog homepage to include the Garden Bird Webcam. Top.

(18:53:59) I get the sense that I'll probably not get a huge amount done this evening. A couple of long-overdue emails and maybe some reading. And tea.

(20:11:32) I think I'm going to go to bed. I'm no David Dimbleby.. I shall, instead, wish you a heartfelt goodnight, and pray for a tomorrow. Ta ra!

Tweets for 06 May 2010

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(06:25:43) Listening to the last splendid @gdnpolitics Election Daily, I'm still undecided whom to vote for (but I'm clear who's NOT getting my vote!)

(06:26:14) RT @GdnPolitics: Help us map voting turnout: tweet #ukvote + 1st half of yr postcode after you vote http://bit.ly/b7WMa5 #ge2010

(06:54:15) Good grief Finchley Road is jam-packed again. I guess rush hour's started a little early today. Coffee is only 25 minutes away, though...

(07:07:37) Time for that last walk to work, accompanied by a Genius Playlist based on Election Da — at Baker Street Tube Station http://gowal.la/c/Hvgo

(08:16:50) S'pose I'd better go fix my firewall again. I managed to break it before reading the instruction manual again. All coffeed up though JAMYEH!

(10:12:47) Time for a cuppa and some mafipulation of INI files. Yes, it's all Thursday fun in World Of Me.

(11:33:56) I just had a spontaneous cup of coffee with my big brother.. good to see him, on a delightfully sunny day as well. Back to the grind now!

(11:42:44) I can feel the inevitable hand of bappage on my shoulder. This sentence contains the word "salami".

(11:56:36) Woo! Apparently you can vote using any pen. I'm going to bring my lucky voting pen. JAMYEH! Now, I just need to find a lucky voting pen.

(12:18:39) This afternoon I will answer every question with "That's all very well, but what is that in percentage terms?"

(15:19:45) This is brilliant! http://bit.ly/9CehTI (sfw) #Radio4 puts TV election coverage in context (via radio stalwarts @stuartthomas & @TrevorDann)

(16:46:43) I think I might just wind down for the day... I have some Important Voting To Do with my Voting Pen. More fun & action soon, probably. GONE!

(17:25:14) RT @stopsleyvicar: Voted. Nobody tried to kill me. Thankful for peaceful democracy.

(17:26:52) It's rare that I occupy a booth of any description; it is with some trepidation that I slowly edge along Finchley Road, destined to do so.

(17:45:24) Brilliant.. the classic Wurlitzer jukebox in the basement of BH has been repaired! It looks & sounds ~lovely~ http://yfrog.com/1rk6hxj

(17:55:33) Ad for #channel4's satirical fun tonight. Three sneery men? More than made up for by @ProfBrianCox (not pictured) http://yfrog.com/20yckwj

(18:12:18) Note to self: find a copy of "Blake's Junction 7" on DVD or elsewhere. It looks hilarious and has Mark Heap in it. (thanks to @Bazmati2020)

(18:23:34) Perfect weather for a walk down the hill to vote :) — at LTN Luton Airport http://gowal.la/c/HCRK

(18:59:03) I did some voting. I used my lucky pen. One of @Esther4Luton's pals was th — at St Francis Church, Carteret Rd, Luton http://gowal.la/c/HDnM

(19:00:26) #ukvote LU2

(20:11:01) I'm enjoying a bottle of Bateman's Spring Breeze #ale while watching #Channel4's irreverent election coverage. Nom! http://yfrog.com/em9j9j

(20:34:38) I'd never seen Come Dine With Me before. Is it always like that? How is that different to a family lunchtime? :D #c4altelection

(20:48:46) RT @giagia: "Ha! Jimmy Carr just called Brian "Walking Talking Stephen Hawking"- Chris Morris called him that first." // I chuckled at that!

(20:59:14) Mainlining pistachios while enjoying the second of a trio of ales my lovely Mother-in-law gave me. I'm a lucky human being :)

(20:59:46) Good heavens, some sensible/normal people. #C4AltElection.

(21:25:02) Onto #realale number 2 - Bateman's again, this time it's a ruby beer called "Dark Lord". Incredibly rich & sweet. http://yfrog.com/07gdqj

(21:27:02) Long Legged Cleggy Weggy is trending? Who'd have thunk it? One of these days there'll be an election won by the Twitterati.

(21:42:34) I like the ad breaks on the #C4AltElection - means I can immerse myself in some Paxby and Dimbleman for three-and-a-half minutes.

(21:48:32) I'm being told by @poots that police are turning people away from polling stations... there's something clearly wrong there.

(21:49:28) Woo! #LutonS gets a mention on #C4AltElection... I voted there :D

(21:55:32) I'm well underway with the pretzels, listening to people talking about not voting. I feel so involved.

(21:57:35) That young lad in the pink shirt is going to get torn apart. And he deserves to be. I have no sympathy for apathy. #C4AltElection

(22:00:59) Armando @AIannucci! He is ~owning~ this interview. The rest of them need to blow their noses. #c4AltElection

(22:06:10) He's called Professor Vernon Bognador. #C4AltElection Ad Break.

(22:12:30) I've completely lost track of #C4AltElection .. I was expecting You Have Been Watching. Although isn't that the Banzai theme..?

(22:21:05) Woo.. #LutonS on #BBC1 now.. trying to locate where they are.. Regional Sports Centre or the Drill Hall?

(22:34:17) The final #realale of the evening - Wychwood's Goliath. Right down the middle with a hint of citrus & burnt malt. http://yfrog.com/866eij

(22:58:25) Henning Wehn on #C4AltElection! Can't wait for him to be all odd looking and amusing. And forrin.

Tweets for 05 May 2010

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(05:54:05) It's that time again... the airport is quiet (comparably) with more people in day-glo jackets — at LTN Luton Airport http://gowal.la/c/Hedt

(07:05:19) Another lovely chill morning in London town, although the air is thick with fumes. Wea — at Baker Street Tube Station http://gowal.la/c/HeMS

(09:53:25) I was linked to this by my brother.. it's an algorithmic music sequencer: http://is.gd/bUXa8 (YT - sfw) .. bleepshow potential, @petecooper?

(14:50:31) RT @giagia & @OpheliaBottom Cutting Women for Fun http://post.ly/ev2a Is there a hashtag for this? #DannyDyerDeservesSocialOstracization? :/

(15:05:53) RT @OpheliaBottom: Hashtag is #dyerzoo [ re:Cutting Women for Fun http://post.ly/ev2a ]

(15:14:42) This afternoon I am mostly doing battle with an ISDN dial-up and a firewall. In another building. I can see many trips there & back ahead...

(15:15:24) "I don't think Adolf the red-nosed Nazi really had a shiny nose" #thingsErrolsays [he is now singing along with drum'n'bass. He is unaware/]

(15:30:41) Hello, Mr Wind. I would like to introduce you to Mr Caution. Please feel free to have a chat; if you want me, I'll be installing a firewall.

(16:52:53) I found myself a nice quiet place to settle to fiddle with my firewall. It nearly works. Nearly, however, is not quite good enough. Tomorow.

(17:27:35) I may well be on a Lutonward coach. Today's featured @easyBus driver is a lovely cheery lady who seemed genuinely happy to see me. ~likes~

(18:16:27) Yay.. nearly at the airport. This is good squeezy.

(18:24:31) Yomping home... hoping it doesn't rain. — at Holiday Inn LTN Airport http://gowal.la/c/HnwN

(19:30:44) Wow... @poots told me a story galvanising my view that the @royalmail posties round here are BRILLIANT :) They're always helpful & friendly.

(20:11:48) Hmm. Too early for bed, yet scant time for studio shenanigans. I think some email catching up and ~yes~ maybe even some reading is in order.

(20:51:03) Bedtime betimes betims betis bets bet be b. All that and free sleep, too. Night!

Tweets for 04 May 2010

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(06:16:21) ~yawn~ I'm not quite sentient yet. Trying to remember if I took some more coffee to work. Supplies are getting low... ~dozes off~ Morning :)

(07:05:32) It's a bit slow on the road this morning.. surprising, given how sunny it is. Nearly time to disembark, though...

(07:09:02) ~stretches legs~ lovely blue sky over London this morning. Time to put the iPod on ran — at Baker Street Tube Station http://gowal.la/c/GYLa

(07:36:41) Where did I put my coffee..? WHERE? I'm hunting high and low.. ooaahhhhhhhhh (/A-ha)

(08:21:53) Crisis over... I've found my new pack of coffee - I'd been carrying it back and forth to the office in an obscure section of my work bag :D

(09:14:59) A very well-balanced Independent article about the Gilian Duffy furore by @AIannucci http://tinyurl.com/25xt3qv (via @CharltonBrooker)

(09:39:54) In a meeting with my boss's boss and my boss's boss's boss. I suppose I ought really to pay lots of attention. Or at least look like it.

(12:04:46) Time for a cheese bap. That's what I do, y'see.

(15:32:08) Oh heavens.. it's 4.30pm.. who's run off with Tuesday? Come on, own up. It'd better not be those coffee-stealing gremlins again..

(16:25:45) If someone is vaunted as a "Social Media Expert" should I have heard of him..? Because I haven't.

(18:27:27) Ambling home after quite a well-written 4th season finale of Heroes. Save for Saturday night whimsy, that's about it for my telly viewing...

(20:54:49) I hope that strange unearthly sound I can hear outside my headphones is the washing machine in the room next door.

(20:57:54) Well, a pleasant evening in the studio catching up with an old Czech pal; better get to bed now, otherwise the morning will attack. Night!

Tweets for 03 May 2010

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(07:25:45) Good morning! I'm being educated about "taunt kills" by Chris (it's a Team Fortress 2 thing). Bionicle time soon; less aggressive in theory!

(07:59:14) Fresh* home-made* porridge crafted* delicately* for Eleanor. It looks like there's the tiniest soupçon of sunshine outside. JAMYEH! (*ish)

(10:20:39) Indoor family fun so far this morning - here are our Bionicle creations (under the instruction of @nxmee) http://yfrog.com/0jsh4ypj

(11:11:38) Family indoor play day part 2 (as the hail tumbles from the sky) - Lenni and I are playing Syzygy (http://www.playsyzygy.com) - great game!

(14:28:55) While the children watch Friends Of Dorothy, I'm off to the loft to harvest some vintage computer gear...anyone fancy a game of Chuckie Egg?

(20:50:16) Some things, it is official, never change. I am still unable to complete Wizball on the Atari ST. Walkthroughs are clearly a modern thing :D

(21:06:46) Right. Time to see if that small serving of chocolate covered coffee beans earlier was such a good idea.. off to bed. Good night, smashing!

Tweets for 02 May 2010

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(06:28:44) Good morning! Time to make some coffee - I've also got my fingers crossed for @HenrysmumUK, whose waters went last night... exciting times!

(07:21:40) Fantastic quote on Material World: "If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be research." Hence, my life is a research project :D #radio4

(07:36:16) Right.. time to find Appropriate Clothes For The Day And Weather and apply them after I've hosed myself down. Please avert your gaze.

(08:26:08) More often than not, I am grateful for the existence of the last minute. It's amazing how much I can get done because of it.

(10:48:45) Here's a philosophical question: should I learn to deal with receiving compliments? It's one of my few awkwardnesses (and thankfully rare!)

(11:37:38) On board the train to lunchester.. @poots is a very capable driver :)

(13:07:23) Is that a little sunshine I see..? It may well be 'escape into the outdoors' time...

(15:35:17) My ninja pancake-making skillz have been somewhat tempered by the pancake batter jug tipping over. Flip that, crêpe sensai!

(17:46:17) Sleepy. Less coffee tomorrow, I think.

(19:26:53) Woo.. it's amazing how some yummy fresh home-made rhubarb and custard can perk me up.. I may actually get off this chair and do something.

(20:06:30) Displacement activity? I don't need no displacement activity! (now: repairing the pitchbend in my Alesis keyboard) http://yfrog.com/b9ejrj

(22:04:05) I suppose I ought to get to bed before I break anything else. My keyboard keeps randomly jumping into capitals. How confounding. Nightie! :)

Tweets for 01 May 2010

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(05:27:26) The dawn chorus is vibrant this morning. Or at least it was... I think they've stopped for a cuppa :D

(06:01:00) Half hour doze, I think.

(07:39:07) A shredded wheat cereal bar would just be a shredded wheat, wouldn't it..? Breakfast and coffee time.

(09:29:32) Wow.. @TimHarford's More Or Less podcast (http://is.gd/bPEsg - SFW) is the most informative podcast I've heard during the election. #radio4

(09:31:36) Taking a break from Children's Room Detoxification to research @canuckuk's MissMarpleville village May Day celebrations. May pole ahoy! :)

(12:04:17) Listening to Fun Kids over lunch. I really shouldn't follow "We're round at @matt's" jingle between songs with "..and Matt's gone for a poo"

(12:14:39) Mounting a final assault on the upstairs vacuuming while listening to the @RadioAcademy podcast. Yes, @TrevorDann - it's hoovering radio :D

(13:10:28) I think I might blow the dust out of my hair by taking the children to the park in a bit. Some birdwatching may be on the agenda. JAMYEH!

(14:04:54) Watching the children throw themselves around the climbing frame. Resisting joining — at Manor Road Recreation Ground http://gowal.la/c/Gb9T

(14:46:05) Will we get the children home before it rains? There's only one way to find out... ruuuuuunnnn!

(15:35:37) All tired out now. Cuppa tea and a sit down. I might even write a (long overdue) blog entry. Hmm. Yeah.

(16:14:24) RT @stopsleyvicar: What closing sentence would you use to finish a Gospel if you were one of the writers? Pleaase RT (Sermon research)

(17:29:12) I've posted something in my blog: Studiology (and "Finchley Road") http://tinyurl.com/27davhg

(17:53:26) Two words: Little Red Riding Hood. #doctorwho. Genius.

(18:10:54) Oh wow.. I knew there was something missing when Russell T Davies was writing #DoctorWho... and next week it's VAMPIRES!

(19:34:38) I think I might take a glass of red wine down to the studio and get on with something constructive. Anybody want to be serenaded? :D

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