August 2011 Archives

Tweets for 31 Aug 2011

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(19:09:20) Bit tired now. And in Milton Keynes. Not the ideal place to be a bit tired, I think. Also: my bus home is 404.

(19:32:14) Jôyėūx Ñöëł! Un autobus! Bof! As the French would say.

(19:35:20) Like a boss.

(20:00:13) I just listened to Knife Party's #Radio1 Minimix at 2x speed; I'd no idea it was too fast till BigMac talked at the end #channellingJohnPeel

(20:02:17) This driver is throwing the coach around like it's a Ford Fiesta XR2... made 15 minutes back getting to the airport, though!

Tweets for 30 Aug 2011

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(06:23:16) ~Yawn~ Good morning. I say 'good' and, indeed 'morning'... 'twas a seriously broken night's sleep for me. Doesn't happen often, fortunately.

(08:42:23) Is it just me, or are most comedians really po-faced in real life?

(11:52:02) Oh dear. Looks like it might be a bit of a struggle to get anywhere today... trains disrupted just north of Milton Keyns. Ahh well...

(11:55:08) Keynes, obviously. The computer keeps eating my letters.

(12:46:11) I'm going for it. What, I'm not entirely sure yet.

(16:27:16) I think I'm nearly there. Not bad - only 35 minutes behind the original schedule.

(16:45:51) http://t.co/35X8705 Good heavens.. it's Justin's House!

(18:49:53) Me: "Do you know there's a table in front of the fire exit?" Bar staff: "I've been here over a year and nobody's said anything..." ~sigh~

(22:28:00) Good night out with The Captain and A Norwegian. Laughs, beers, steak sandwiches and yammering on about the Meeja. Yeah. Tipsy sleep. Night!

Tweets for 29 Aug 2011

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(08:23:13) Good morning. Eating porridge & drinking coffee while listening to @106Jack: the only breakfast show featuring a special needs(!) presenter.

(09:06:40) Just had ten minutes on the phone with a ~VERY~ helpful @VirginMedia man. Hopefully next time the broadband drops out we'll get a clue...

(09:10:36) Riight. Better shower and shake a leg. I have a special metaphor blender.

(10:23:21) I was quite pleased with how this photo came out, given I took it with my mobile phone... The Shard and Tower Bridge http://t.co/LfyxBk1

(12:38:33) http://t.co/PkPoeSL The boy and me on Sharpened Clappers (female family members not pictured. Or purple).. Nice bit o' countryside.

(14:22:56) We went to Sharpenhoe Clappers this morning; never been there before (in 17 years of being here!) It's quite gorgeous.. http://t.co/x0Wlw3f

(20:56:27) Audioboo: A special announcement for @Smartie999 [valid until 23:59] http://t.co/jm3iUIQ #announcement #smartie999 #special

(21:06:16) I liked a @YouTube video http://t.co/QiGGSQs Potato Song (sexy potado mix)

(21:12:20) I would like to recommend @timoncheese's fine Potado dance pop video for the Video of The Week. Educational AND fun. http://t.co/cxCPwZb

(22:06:38) Off to bed now - much of this evening has been frittered away on YouTube. There is some funny stuff out there. Night!

Tweets for 28 Aug 2011

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(08:40:35) Good morning and Happy Bank.Holiday Sunday. Most definitely.

(13:12:35) Editing video. I think I might have more to do. I like iMovie, but it still takes ages!

(18:36:55) I liked a @YouTube video http://t.co/BMYgMOx Portal: No Escape (Live Action Short Film by Dan Trachtenberg)

(22:20:03) An evening in the studio, tidying. Things often end up that way. Good, though. Night! (and a pre-emptive Happy Birthday to @smartie999!)

Tweets for 27 Aug 2011

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(07:58:07) Good morning. Yup. Definitely here. I'm doing scanning while the coffee brews.

Tweets for 26 Aug 2011

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(06:18:44) Good morning. Another damp one - I'm a little soggy in my stretch limo today. Hope it's a bit less rainy over the weekend. Just a bit...

(06:21:36) Just trying to find out when @charltonbrooker's latest co-creation "A Touch Of Cloth" is due to pop up on Sky 1... don't want to miss it!

(06:30:42) I'm well sniffly today.

(07:48:10) I think the only way to achieve technical seniority in this place is to grow a big beard. Also: someone's nicked our office clock.

(07:56:27) The clock has been found. It's stuck on one minute to 8. Useless :D

(09:03:03) Marvellous... an hour of filling in a spreadsheet summary of specialist effort that the resource managers should already have had.. *sighs*

(13:10:20) I'm feeling very sleepy. Verrryyy sleeeeppyy..

(14:29:48) Test tweet for Clive Banks. Clive - if you receive this tweet, please respond

(14:35:45) Thank you to @PlainTalkingHR and @michellew1974 for the #FF - you two are wonderful! :) :)

(16:38:47) Wet legs.

Tweets for 25 Aug 2011

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(05:54:20) Good morning. It's a bit damp in Luton - ideal if you like puddles or have an empty bucket. In Luton.

(06:07:32) A number of people wearing flipflops have just got in my stretch limo http://t.co/BZURWSN #BetTheyExpectedSunshine

(06:10:30) Also, @LDNLutonAirport appears to have its own ninja ferret. I tried to take a photo of it sauntering past the coach bays but failed. Boo.

(07:47:03) I'm struggling with screen resolutions this morning.

(09:35:50) RT @curu: Ooh. Odd hashtag on last tweet, so to reiterate if any Horrible Histories fans missed it: #hhprom will be on CBBC, 5.45pm Frid ...

(11:19:24) Shambles. Note the plural.

(13:28:43) Not on my watch, solder.

(13:33:08) Errol did me a bar chart for the office wall: http://t.co/z9Quvdd (@errolin)

(17:08:54) I travelled to Luton Airport sitting next to a young lady from Hungary, who studies at a Swedish school in Finland. It didn't rain.

(17:16:37) My travelling companion's name was Fruzsina. She failed to teach me how to say "I don't think coach is travelling fast enough" in Hungarian.

(19:34:58) Playing around with lighting in my studio. It's all a bit much now. My pupils must be like this big .. - better read the tech news now..!

(19:35:56) *buzzz* "Paul Merton challenged" "Repetition of 'now'" The audience liked that challenge SO much, as well as our audience across the world..

(19:36:35) *buzzzz* "Paul Merton challenged" "Repetition of 'audience'" Oh push off, Merton.

(19:40:30) RT @BagelTechNews: BIG Show will be LIVE at Live.BagelTechBig.com in 50 minutes @ErikLanigan @Syzygy @SarahJaneUK @tioaboa & @EwenRankin ...

(20:29:53) Pouring myself a nice cold glass of root beer before the @BagelTechNews BIG show ( http://t.co/T66prqk )

(22:00:04) Right.. bedtime after an amusing and thoughtful BagelTech BIG show.. if you missed it, it'll be in iTunes at the weekend. Hurrah :) Night!

Tweets for 24 Aug 2011

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(07:06:01) Good morning. Back to the grind... working from home today because I have a snozzle appointment - check my sinuses are all better. Woo...

(07:31:29) Just came upstairs & found this... http://t.co/8KnPqiA - that's some seriously thorough showering!

(09:16:05) Doing the NHS waiting room thing. Time for some people-watching. 45 minutes'-worth, apparently.

(09:38:25) All done at the L&D.. looking good on the back of the snozzle - back in 6 months to check the front. Pointy :D

(12:17:56) I liked a @YouTube video http://t.co/uLJIHdx The Gary Hudston Project (Portal 2 Engagement)

(12:20:32) SHIPPING! LIVE! Excitement* http://t.co/ON9DOzY (thanks to Captain @BigAlTwit for the linky) *sort of.

(12:33:29) Listening to @thisrealitypod; @DavidGibib's "The Oxfordshire Brigade" is blissful folk pop. More angels in songs I say! http://t.co/el6gRqE

(13:09:48) All done with lunch, save for some fruit. Need to get my documentation on (as, I believe, gangster rapper "50p" would say).

(13:41:26) Arguably the new champion of international biscuits: http://t.co/xIGdSO9 - yup. Liquorice jammy dodgers. Wow. (thanks, @sparkyannc!)

(17:10:33) Sod this for a game of soldiers, I'm off home. Well. I am home, so I shall go to my brother-in-law's instead.

(18:39:17) Reading up about ZTE; perhaps the next big Android phone manufacturer? They have lofty goals (not using Foxconn, then?) http://t.co/yUaxStX

(21:12:01) Off to bed.. early finish tomorrow yay! (Although that means I have to jam the same amount of work into a shorter time :D) Night night!

Tweets for 23 Aug 2011

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(06:23:31) Good morning. Bit sniffly. Apart from that, situation normal (for a day off)...

(07:41:26) The first of the family has emerged - Chris is eating his cereal noisily... no great surprise that Lenni's still sleeping, bless'er :)

(07:43:00) ~sigh~ If I type "teh" I mean "the" not "Tehran" #stupidautocorrect

(10:02:03) Grumpy daughter alert. Lots of muttering under her breath...

(22:22:29) jamelopoeia - Clonk (briefly...) http://t.co/giqxQ2e

Tweets for 22 Aug 2011

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(09:43:06) Mornin'. Off for a cycle round the park with the boy.

(13:48:50) Back from an enjoyable trip to @TheMallLuton- we got a free "Where's Wally" book.. we couldn't find him in the shops, though (for the comp!)

(13:49:50) RT @BarbaraSpray: @lutonnews My Hubby Alan 73,Missing from St Albans Area 3Wks #Alzheimers Pls Help Us RT &Download Poster http://t.co/8 ...

(13:54:59) Gah... now I've moved to Firefox on the mac, I've only just got round to installing "Kitten Block" - http://t.co/NDLJENN - never too late!

(14:01:53) More Luton shopping news: @VirginMedia shop's lights had broken.. it's still open though. Cheer up the staff please! http://t.co/9YOJS3R

(15:07:45) Mustering up the energy for a haircut. Mussing up the hair for an energy cut.

(16:28:42) Me and @nxmee freshly back from the barbers'. Felt sorry for them in this weather, what with it being Ramadan and warm! http://t.co/4FZKzMF

(17:09:17) Ooh lovely - @106jack is playing Mr Blue Sky, arguably the best pop song ever made. Somewhat ironic given the weather forecast, though :D

(19:45:43) If I were influential, I'd suggest that the WHOLE WORLD starts deliberately getting Gadaffi's name wrong, and calls him "Lionel Naafi."

(20:13:40) I like the way, when I fast-forward through the ads, the TiVo goes "Ooh.. you've overshot..." and pops me back to where I should've stopped.

(20:48:58) It's totally going to* rain in a bit (if it hasn't started yet). Fortunately, I have my love and my baby home now... could get wild. *p'raps

(21:11:38) Time for bed, I think. All worn out for some reason - having great fun with my boy shouldn't be this tiring! Bedtime, I think :) Night

Tweets for 21 Aug 2011

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(08:07:15) Morning.. it seems to be the time of day when the dunnocks, robins & great tits invade the bird feeders.. http://t.co/GR9HyLG - cool! :)

(13:25:22) Dropped @pootspublic & @superalora off for a couple of days under canvas (not pictured.. well.. not yet pitche… (cont) http://t.co/MYRumDW

(14:57:23) Trying not too eat all of my sweets. One would think I would be better than I was as a kid.

(15:04:40) Hmm.. not sure I want to sign up to the "Money for YouTube adverts" thing. They're a bit of a nuisance, and I don't really like money.

(20:47:52) Listening to the interview with Mr @vobes on BBC Radio Shropshire - a good 15 minutes of fun :D

Tweets for 20 Aug 2011

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(07:45:54) Time, I think, to extricate myself from bed and see what Saturday has left scattered on the drive during its shambolic arrival.

(08:27:24) Ooh.. I have received (via Beth) a shiny purple case for my Galaxy S from @Bubble2009 - thank you! http://t.co/qcS5anD

(08:29:46) RT @the_anke: brand new Horrible Histories now. #highlightoftheweekend

(08:32:35) "Horrible Histories" is definitely must-watch telly - and it's on now yay! #CBBC

(08:35:59) I may be wrong, but I think Lenni was just trying to fast-forward live telly. #TiVoIsntMagic

(09:15:13) The iOS game "Let's Golf! 3" is, despite the poor grammar in the name, quite fun - and it's free today: http://t.co/Hf6RJLC (iTunes)

(11:14:37) RT @BagelTechNews: The Bagel Tech BIG Show is posted 'Touch Tablet to Bitter Pill' @ErikLanigan @Syzygy @SarahJaneUK @Tioaboa @EwenRanki ...

(11:29:19) Time to practice for the Minecraft Olympics (apparently!)

(14:07:02) My big brother lost his phone and then he got his phone... and heaven knows I'm utterly confused now.

(19:26:15) Not much else.

(20:05:44) Watching a BBC TV programme from 1968. Lordy.

(20:07:04) RT @twisst4: @syzygy Two extremely bright ISS passes tonight! First pass starts at 21:09 in the West. http://t.co/97hXZ62

(21:25:49) I have had an incorrect number of pistachios. Also it amuses me that Windows 7 says "Welcome" then tells you you've got your password wrong.

(21:44:29) Just going to pop out and see if I can spot the #ISS (Thanks @arronclaydon :)

Tweets for 19 Aug 2011

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(06:09:16) Schadenfreude morning.. both "local" ThisIsHeart presenters are stuck on M1. Matt "I clearly live at the station" Jarvis is linermonkeying.

(06:10:41) (I only know this because my stretch limo driver is playing ThisIsHeart at a slightly more than reasonable volume ibm front of me. Pleh.

(08:20:06) Right. I have written one of my Friday Emails. I fear there are more to come. Many, many more. It's gonna be one of those days. Sunny, mind.

(08:27:09) Good heavens,my boy @Nxmee's made another vlog. He has an unusual presenting style! http://t.co/WA3E1n5 I shall tell him about backlighting

(09:41:21) Well.. @ErikLanigan @tioaboa @sarahjaneuk @BagelTechNews http://t.co/SzSyHBV ...kinda backs up what I was saying last night! #BagelTechBIG

(09:58:10) I wonder what percentage of text messages that come through to landlines and get read out by Computer Voice Woman are done by mistake.. 95%?

(11:05:46) Hmm. Not impressive.

(11:20:40) I wonder which individual has this particular car... very, er, distinctive http://t.co/gYV0qGe

(13:00:47) Pizza eaten. Time to get my head down. Actually, I shall have a hot chocolate first. I don't deserve one; I just want one. WANT YEAH. Go me.

(13:30:12) Starting as I mean to go on: eventually.

(14:20:11) Abdi just gave me a Toffifee. It was quite a risky one (temporary crown and all that)... but a very generous one.

(15:40:03) I dun a document, during which I took a phone call from a bloke with a REALLY URGENT problem. He went away, & didn't bother to call me back.

(16:07:00) Ooh. I'm going. Not back in the office until next Thursday.. quite revolutionary. S'pose I should really rinse my mug out.

(19:30:08) RT @nxmee We (me @syzygy and my grandfather) are heading in the vague direction of luton.

(21:15:51) Bed then. What a day. Neither of which are sentences. Night!

(21:19:41) 'And Jesus said "You are Derek, and with this crane I shall build my church."' #IfIHadWrittenTheBible

Tweets for 18 Aug 2011

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(06:52:03) Morning. Seriously bad hair day today. Hmm.

(07:44:35) Motion blur

(08:13:47) Off to sort my frightwig.

(12:39:15) A quite interesting workshop on Audio over IP. Not the technologies - the implementations. SO many options... just needs a decision. Or two.

(14:05:28) If I'm going to have cheese, I might as well have salad, too.

(14:27:51) My hands are filthy and I need to use the cashpoint.

(14:46:13) Please stop the rain. On my window. It's causing me trouble remembering things.

(15:32:26) I had a hankering for a milkshake, but I'm not sure if I'm lactose intolerant. Maybe I'm lachrymose intolerant. Can't stand to see folk cry.

(17:39:56) RT @BagelTechNews: BIG Show tonight at 2130 UK time (1630 est) @ErikLanigan @iMyke @sarahjaneuk @syzygy & @EwenRankin Live.BagelTechBIG. ...

(17:41:06) Slow on Finchley Road in the wet wet rain. I hope it's less damp tomorrow - Chris is having a day out in London with his Grandad John...

(17:49:44) Right. Who's broken London? ~sighs~ Might have to do the BagelTech BIG show from my stretch limo... :/ http://t.co/AP2pYrA

(18:39:31) Finally hurtling up the motorway. In other news, I'm listening to XFM for the first time in years. No less irritating than it became. Shame.

(18:40:18) Indie music these days sounds like the 90s have come back. And the 90s wasn't very good.

(18:54:43) The big question is will XFM play Kings of Leon before I go out of reception range... probably. Also: I'm starting to get hungry.

(19:23:00) RT @cyberdonkey: Thoughts on nitro glycerine "if you haven't tried it don't knock it"

(19:26:49) Ooh.. Acapella by Kelis is a lovely bit of pop. David Guetta is a bit like a modern day Giorgio Moroder (discuss?)

Tweets for 17 Aug 2011

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(06:20:33) ~yawns~ I'm principally pondering this morning. Friday, Friday.. got to get down to London on Friday... or back home, anyway.

(06:49:39) I really haven't had much to say recently. Hmm.

(07:56:29) Gosh this is interesting (to me, anyway) http://t.co/2bnt02D

(08:01:26) Labiodental valerised /r/.

(08:31:43) I have a bizarre mash up of Huey Lewis's "Power Of Love" and Prince's "Kiss" going round my head. It works, but probably only in my brain!

(08:55:37) Listening to @alaindebotton's A Point Of View before a meeting. Quite an interesting evaluation of Modern Parenting - http://t.co/wvJ2iuO

(08:59:25) While I remember, there was a hot air balloon just beyond the airport this morning.. quite unusual. http://t.co/sITuqOT

(11:20:55) Not really doing particularly well today.

(14:59:10) I have nearly pulled myself together. I think some tidying might be in order. After a Nice Walk. Or closest central London equivalent.

(14:59:57) PS @oliwia_s @PlainTalkingHR @willowHart You are lovely lovely people and I am SO glad to have you as my twitter pals xxx

(15:01:41) Is there any reason I should follow @littlechefcouk on Twitter? I always take sandwiches* on long journeys. And a flask**. *biscuits **ish.

(15:04:52) RT @Cakefolder: "Everything Changes But You" [cover version challenge] http://t.co/0rz1Pdv #takethat

(16:44:47) Right. One more record to bits and pieces. Or one more task before I go home. Bwipbwipwbwipbwip!

(17:22:13) Good things are never really described as 'abject' are they? They're more associated with Human Resources cock-ups and purchasing systems.

(18:11:03) Homeward finally, with a sarcastic driver. Need to ask him a Searching Question when we arrive at Luton.

(19:22:38) http://t.co/898tU6Z All better.

(19:59:39) Off to watch the second half of Horizon about crazy beans astronomy, drink some beer and cuddle up with Beth. Good night to you, therefore.

Tweets for 16 Aug 2011

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(07:16:45) Good morning. Our dentist has a security guard. And a sign up saying "any violence to our staff will not be tolerated." Blimey.

(12:55:18) There's such a thing as an interrobang?!

(17:07:31) I do believe I shall go home presently. Let us all follow suits. Who knows where they might be going...

(17:25:31) Oh dear. The police have got their tape out. Suspect passage, apparently (Portland Place, London has been closed off. Oops).

(19:56:55) All at home - catching up with Trollied. It's really picked up since the first episode.

(20:00:01) What..? @ThisIsJinsy got commissioned on Sky 1? Or at least I saw the trailer in the ad break. Beth and I looked at each other, delighted...

(20:44:47) RT @comedyfix: Join 3 comedians live on 'The Comedy Fix' in 20 minutes on Rhubarb Radio! Starts at 10pm on http://t.co/uiEkV4s

(21:29:38) Niiiiiiiii...iiight. Because the night has a thousand 'i's.

Tweets for 15 Aug 2011

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(07:04:15) ~yawns~ Morning. Best I can do under the circumstances. Coffee will help. I wonder who won the Worthing Birdman competition.

(07:06:18) RT @Saint_Magnus: @syzygy Think before you drill! #adviceforlife

(08:33:25) Grumpy daughter. I had to re-enact the events of the weekend while she was at camp. Did a passable impression of a @VirginMedia engineer.

(09:10:59) Apparently, Netto is now Danish for "Asda". Clearly I've been a bit behind on Supermarket Acquisitions. Is International still going?

(09:42:41) How odd.. a funeral procession just went down our road. Our road is not a major one by any means... either it got lost or it's a local :/

(09:43:38) Time to hand myself over to the dental authorities. I do hope they will have mercy on me. Please pray for me!

(11:26:46) Brand new Gigabyte motherboard worth over £200 to be given away! #tlrgb http://t.co/vcbUsE8 via @TheLastResort

(11:26:58) *sigh*

(11:47:38) Apparently UK public burrowing has reached an all time low. Back later.

(17:56:15) Me: "What's your (toy) wolf called?" Lenni: "Alpha.. no.. Omega. Hang on which one's.. er.. oh, no, it's called Mini-Lenni."

(18:50:18) Not really focussing. Possibly overdosed on flapjack and not drunk enough water. I shall remedy this immediately. For a bit.

(19:40:20) I think I might get on with preparing for work in the morning. Computer shutdown in in progress thing. Night!

Tweets for 14 Aug 2011

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(08:25:24) Good morning. Well. I had extra mouthwash today.

(18:26:32) An afternoon of no great shakes (save for some badminton with the boy). A transcoding job I started this morning is still going. Heavens.

(18:30:47) I think I might go outside and move the satellite dish about a bit.

(18:41:54) I think I might drill another hole in the house. But I shouldn't really be too hasty. Never get nowhere if you're too hasty.

(21:53:43) So far this evening: Chris did some hammering, Lenni came home from Cub camp and I didn't make any holes. All in all something of a success.

(21:54:25) We did, however watch the first episode and a half of The Inbetweeners and found it a bit annoying. Time for bed, I think. Good night, you!

Tweets for 13 Aug 2011

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(07:13:15) Dear @Asda, please can you fix the internet feed of Asda FM? The music's quite good.

(07:14:14) Listening to @106jack - sounds like they've just woken the co-presenter up.

(07:15:37) Oh, and good morning. Lenni's off camping today... I wish the gi(r)l well. Heh.

(07:20:57) Not often Eels gets played on the radio. Nice one, @106jack

(07:33:43) Talking to Lenni about horses' behinds and the space shuttle (http://t.co/eb7DMoE) and the inheritance of Twitter's 140 character limit.

(08:00:12) Two children, delighted by Plopp http://t.co/gCgqoVJ (thank you, @SparkyAnnC!)

(08:15:24) Waving Lenni off to Cub camp.. me: "Have lots of fun! And lots of running about!" Lenni: "And kisses!" Er...

(09:09:32) Tidying before the @virginmedia person comes.

(10:12:50) uhoh.. got myself a new pointless project. Involving my webcams. Again.

(10:35:41) Nav the @VirginMedia man is here already. Bright and cheerful bloke. We like him.

(15:21:37) Ooh classy.. http://t.co/NOveOY0 (there are men in dayglo jackets on the road with more cardboard signs :/)

(15:40:50) heh.. tweeting from a TiVo.. like sending a text in 2001 combined with waiting for a root canal. Not so good.

(17:14:08) Wow... @sortedfood have definitely got a fan in my son @nxmee - he's learned SO much from their YT vids (http://t.co/lM4Rdue) Nice work :)

(17:29:55) Watching YouTube videos on the TiVo. It's quite good quality.. the future of telly? :/

(22:34:37) I nearly got multicast streaming working this evening. Nearly. That is my chief achievement (save for becoming more familiar with VLC...)

(22:35:19) Time to go to bed now, though. Good night!

Tweets for 12 Aug 2011

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(07:07:21) Good morning. Running a little late today, but making up time, through luck and chutzpah. Which may not be the best way, but the most fun.

(08:41:21) RT @gogowiththeflow: Will the govt *ever* realise that people will despise them until they come down as hard on the rich looters as the ...

(08:44:09) Ooh.. @realchrisjarvis is on Twitter. I wonder if @pootspublic will follow him. Oh those heady days of BBC Choice...

(17:27:53) A good day with my fine team of specialists and @SparkyAnnC. Time, I think, for a weekend. Homeward!

(19:48:15) On my way home from the airport, I saw a woman; I am sure she was eating berries from this bush.. is it POISON? http://t.co/xIPugcd

(20:03:08) I have been reliably informed that my picture was of rose hips.. I have such erudite and knowledgeable Twitter pals - thank you!

(20:04:11) Thus, for erudition, I offer @Kimtins @2danceis2dream2 @Brays_Cottage @Brambling @italisalute @smartie999 and @streakmachine for #FF love.

(20:05:33) I am now FINALLY going to email my father-in-law. How rubbish am I?

(20:26:44) Putting things in a box now. Getting through that to-do list like a right to-doer.

(20:35:48) Ooh. Apparently it wasn't @RealChrisJarvis who presented the children's programmes on BBC Choice in 2001. Can't remember who it was, though.

(20:47:08) I played a word on "Hanging With Friends" that I'd completely forgotten I knew 'til I saw it. Quite a cool word, though. (Sorry @pewari!)

(20:50:16) A glass of water, a sofa, a beautiful wife and "8 out of 10 cats" on the telly (C4+1) before bed. That's my plan for eleven minutes time.

(20:50:43) Between now and then: good night to you. Have a smashing Friday evening.

Tweets for 11 Aug 2011

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(05:22:50) Good morning. chuckling at the National Theatre of Brent's Iconic Icons number 3.. a jewely jewel in #Radio4's (current) comedy desert.

(05:27:22) RT @TwitCleaner: LinkedIn is a) letting others spam you & b) selling your pic+name to 3rd parties. To opt out: http://is.gd/ZMek3l

(06:17:15) ~sniffles~ I am not a good stretch limo passenger this morning. In fairness, I'm not bellowing, nor sniffling, into a mobile phone, though.

(06:31:14) Having a listen to @thisrealitypod's latest show. My goodness, @Brennig and @Sophums go to a lot of gigs. Respect to the podders.

(07:42:21) Audioboo: On NAS and streaming music [in response to @T_NorthernBloke @brennig] http://boo.fm/b436354 #nas #responsiboo #itoons

(07:46:13) Audioboo: Reflections on international news reporting and what history will say [thoughts as they re-occur to me...] http://boo.fm/b436357

(08:05:17) I'm considering taking a colouring book to my meetings today. And next week, I will insist that everyone calls me Mr Hart.

(08:10:32) Stretching noisily.

(08:15:01) Just got a text from @virginmedia about our TiVo installation. Very good! "Just texting to confirm your still ok.." Very bad! It's "YOU'RE"

(08:32:40) Right. Back to the documentation.

(11:59:26) Lunch, then. I think it might be a premature Friday.

(16:44:37) Time to get myself gone. Well, nearly.

(17:28:15) Important for travellers with Terravision 757 return tickets from @LDNLutonAirport - you MUST travel outward & exchange it for a bus ticket.

(17:42:08) I think @Terravision_eu is well advised to say "You must exchange this voucher for a ticket on the outward journey to use it on your return"

Tweets for 10 Aug 2011

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(05:55:58) Good morning... neither of the radars (there's a new one) are spinning around at @LDNLutonAirport - what gives? Watch out for planes...

(07:32:47) Best text from @BedsPolice last night.. "Confirm fire at Norman King PH Dunstable. Fire Service in attendance. (cont) http://tl.gd/c9tngf

(07:34:55) RT @MuseumsLuton: With all the doom and gloom around us, Stockwood are having a family fun day on 26/08...come and learn more about wild ...

(18:01:23) RT @newsmary: Possibly the most important news story of the day... http://t.co/Ih519FZ /via @eveningnews

(18:11:25) Homeward yeah. Too tired to ponder; an evening with @pootspublic, I think... what there is of it, anyway!

(18:13:33) Also, Lenni had her first orthodontic appointment today... some serious work needed, bless 'er. She doesn't have a big mouth like her dad :D

(18:41:45) Definitely kite-flying / wind turbining weather at the airport. But eerily quiet. Tourists avoiding Blighty ..?

(20:00:08) Okeydoke then. Off for a shower and then bed. After learning about fetal cells (@Pootspublic is brilliant at genetics).

(20:08:40) *vanishes in a puff of shower gel* Night!

Tweets for 09 Aug 2011

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(08:54:33) Mornin. I'm not really at my most dynamic. I have resisted more coffee. Instead, I shall go to White City.

(13:15:02) Kev had the suggestion of getting the police to spray coloured dye at the rioters for later identification.. like the Purple Rain protests..

(13:29:33) RT @koshkajean: On British Knitters: we need rain to deal with riots. Everyone, put your washing out & invite everyone over for a BBQ!

(13:48:16) RT @drgonzolives: So proud of #Luton so far. Not bowing to rumour, fear or external assumption. May we maintain and show everyone who we ...

(13:49:12) RT @norfolkshow: The Norfolk Showground team are looking for a new Events and Admin Assistant!! - send your CV's to louise@norfolkshowgr ...

(14:07:49) RT @pootspublic: Those in Beds concerned about outbreaks of trouble, Text POLICE to 88020 for updates. Messages only sent should anythin ...

(15:32:26) People who speak words with their mouths, please be aware that there is a difference between "looting" and "Luton". It's a bit like #ISIHAC!

(15:43:30) RT @robertpopper: Hope this cheers you all up: http://bit.ly/npetPp

(15:44:20) RT @YOGSCAST: UK residents, please sign this, let's ensure that the looters feel as harsh a punishment as possible. http://fb.me/1cQVyA2vG

(18:18:04) Hurtling home. Nice to see plenty of cheerful police officers at Baker St. Also, I'm surrounded by Android phones; getting more plentiful.

(19:24:31) This song sums me up.. (and I haven't heard it in 20 years!) http://t.co/K6kvg5F

(20:21:12) If it were up to me, 24 hour rolling news would be taken off the air. It does NOTHING in situations like this. Or murders. Or any time.

(20:41:41) Right. I'm going to watch footage of blankness for a bit. I especially like the bit when I lose interest & forget what happens next. Night!

Tweets for 08 Aug 2011

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(11:43:00) Woo.. Ikea played "Tantalise" by Jimmy The Hoover... an under-appreciated one hit wonder from 1983. You don't hear that on't wireless...

(19:36:38) Trying to catch up with Things I Should Have Done. Now: ironing. It's an exciting life. In other news: practice golf balls 50p at Poundland!

Tweets for 07 Aug 2011

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(07:20:37) Mornin' :) Chris's choice of music on the radio since it's his birthday; Absolute 00s, playing the low mix of One Republic's Apologise. YEH!

(07:27:58) Perking up now. I woke up a bit bumpily this morning.

(08:26:33) While I remember, yesterday we retrieved the first full logbook from our geocache - SO great to read all the comments. A definite keepsake.

(08:29:25) Woo.. #BTCC later. Something of an indulgence, in amusingly idiosyncratic car racing format.

(13:07:45) Audioboo: My version of "Together In Electric Dreams" [cover version challenge] http://boo.fm/b432602 #ruined #song #shamelessly

(15:10:41) A relaxing afternoon with visits from friends and general lounging. I fancy a nap.

(16:46:10) An amusing 3rd #BTCC race as always; Sheddon did some impressive driving to remove a wing that was hanging off, avoiding a pit stop... neat.

(18:35:29) "He say yo I don't look fly in my Kelvin McKenzie pants."

(22:05:59) Looking into pointless transcoding of video before bed. POINTLESS.

(22:13:45) Going to bed, with tweets of pointless violence dotted all over my feed. People are capable of better. That's what we do. Night night.

Tweets for 06 Aug 2011

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(07:28:25) Good morning. I got the oddest and most wonderful email overnight. It really brought a smile to my face... I shall write a blog post.

(08:33:20) I wrote a blog post (and it's not about our holiday.. I'll do that soon! "An unusual but nostalgia-inducing email": http://t.co/WmWkRbr

(09:07:09) Getting a little disgruntled by iTunes's apparent reluctance to send a verification email. And yes, I have checked all my spam folders. BAH.

(13:01:08) Thanks, @macsessed for finding this link to a 2001 TIME article featuring my anarcho-folk project "OffWight Radiator": http://t.co/DFmA5cW

(17:32:26) RT @SLSingh: Love the BBC, so this is v sad RT @GeorgeMonbiot piece on how BBC Top Gear rigged show to make an electric car look bad htt ...

(17:34:20) Hmm. Park, hoovering, sitting on the sofa feeling tired. Saturday afternoon hasn't been the same since the A Team went away.

(17:38:33) Teaching Lenni how to play solitaire (patience). Which involves encouraging her to use her brain. The latter is more of a challenge.

Tweets for 05 Aug 2011

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(06:14:51) Morning.. just got to get through today, and then I win a free weekend. A man is talking loudly into his phone on the stretch limo. Dullard.

(06:16:12) There's also a wasp on board. I am having dark stingy thoughts.

(06:19:29) In groovier news, hopefully @pootspublic and the children are off to see @grahamdunning's interactive sound sculpture in Luton later.. YAY!

(06:35:08) Hmm. My little webserver isn't responding. Hoping the interweb is still working at Geri Halliwell Towers...

(06:39:57) Ahh... it's working again. Pondering the need for a new router...

(14:37:19) *yawns* If that Bagpuss is going to sleep at the other end of the shop, I shall throw something at him.

(15:57:14) It's the perfect weather to not have a McFlurry.

(16:21:33) I don't have the energy to go feral. In other news: Friends Reunited has just sent me an email inviting me to play a stupid browser game. !!

(16:22:14) In other news, I don't think I have ever heard of a world leader called Graeme.

(16:25:30) AMATEURS.

(17:19:45) London is stinky and non-reflective today.

(17:34:00) I am occident prone. Well, going home. Fiiiiiiiinchley Road.

(17:37:00) I am considering starting a new blog called "peoplewhobellowintotheirmobiles.blogspot.com"

(17:38:26) Also, there is something wrong with people when I can hear their headphones over mine. #musingsfromastretchlimo

(17:44:53) Ooh. Applications are open for "Winter Wipeout"; email TotalWipeout@endemoluk.com for a form if you're interested. And interesting.

(17:56:50) Hello #StFrancis people! @NemoTempleman @James_Deacon @Riggwelter

(18:24:40) I had a money spider on my hand while I sat on the shuttle bus. In the brief time he was there he said nothing. I think he was foreign.

(19:39:47) Oh I do like a woman in a silk chamois.

(21:03:05) Manda Rin... you are still as gorgeous as you were in the 90s, singing about Scottish post-punk items.

(22:05:31) An advert for Walls' sausage rolls just came on the telly that made me go "What the blessed heck?" It looks like this: http://bit.ly/kse4Yb

Tweets for 04 Aug 2011

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(06:03:55) Good morning. Return to work news: the approach road to @LDNLutonairport is seriously busy. Allow 20 mins for the last half mile.. #Luton

(06:21:45) It's very damp out. Perfect for a day off at the Great British Beer Festival - shame I have to work. Next year, for sure (maybe)...

(06:26:28) Last "What I'd prefer to do today" tweet: As part of #Luton's Summer Festival, @grahamdunning has an interactive sound sculpture in town.

(07:42:29) Right. Here we go, then.

(10:38:11) Inbox down to 100 items. Only the really difficult ones are left. Also, because I am an idiot, I'm here till 6pm today and tomorrow. BAH.

(12:58:56) Still going. I shall have some celebratory survival soup. Carrot and coriander, of course.

(13:39:08) A nice little story unfolds on this blog... it's quite amusing, even if it's not real.. http://t.co/lixTLgu (thanks to the Bageltech crew)

(15:27:06) RT @BagelTechNews: BIG SHow this evening at 2130hrs UK with @ErikLanigan @SarahJaneUK @Syzygy @iMyke & @EwenRankin. Live.BagelTechBIG.co ...

(16:08:18) "Dress causally."

Tweets for 03 Aug 2011

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(08:06:58) Good morning. And one of potential and promise (except for the warmth). I'm going for a shower, then I shall make myself useful.

(08:08:56) Oh dear. @106Jack have some really, really awful ads. Nice to hear a local radio sounding* breakfast show, though.

Tweets for 02 Aug 2011

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(08:30:40) Good morning. It's entirely too warm already. Oh, and I'm back from Germany... it was brilliant. Good first trip abroad for the children :)

(08:48:42) Woo! Look what arrived while we were away :) Thank you, @pootspublic (and @TMBG, obviously!) http://yfrog.com/h6ok2nqj

(09:05:27) Audioboo: The morning after [the return home] sleepy boo http://boo.fm/b428024 #unpacking #gladidonthavetogotowork

(09:50:36) I think I will very drinking too much coffee today.

(10:50:43) RT @tmbg: @syzygy @pootspublic Sweet!

(20:05:46) So far I have come up with THREE of the seven circles of hell on FourSquare. That's what it's for, right?

(20:29:24) Catching up with #TopGear - mmm CLK Black. Reluctantly, because Clarkson likes it.

Tweets for 01 Aug 2011

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