July 2012 Archives

Tweets for 30 Jul 2012

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(08:48:32) My dear sister @cloudexplosion sent me this under a Facebook. It is a lovely bit of unhinged folk: http://t.co/JaG1Y3DL #inspiration

(08:49:42) RT @RonnieBarko: Discovered this weekend it's impossible to inflate an airbed with a foot pump without looking like you're in Dexy's Mid ...

(08:51:20) RT @nickgreenphotog: @BritishTechMac @tioaboa @AlexGFox @eriklanigan @syzygy @EwenRankin Enjoying the shows; bit like a Dad`s Army versi ...

(10:42:47) The youngsters are perplexed because when they do internet speed tests at the same time on their iPod Touches they give different values.

(14:42:46) Bit of the ol' diving on the telly. I am going to go to the dentist. It's kind-of similar.

(20:36:17) All this Olympic sporting expertise just serves to indicate the vapidity of celebrity culture. These people can actually ~do~ something.

(20:42:51) It's not the prettiest thing in the world, but it's a blog nonetheless.. what I'm doing (or not!) with my Raspberry Pi: http://t.co/Fa64c83q

Tweets for 29 Jul 2012

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(06:31:42) Morning. Just watched the last 'Twenty Twelve'. Quite amusing. Right.. to work. Those computer keys aren't going to bash themselves, y'know.

(07:22:46) It's amazing to hear how good pelicans are at riding bikes.

(08:24:24) Well, that wasn't the best start to the working day.

(12:22:28) Someone has just put go karting (or something) on the telly. It sounds like trapped mosquitos. Or do I mean mojitos? Or wasps.

(12:31:50) It's good to have a clearout.

(16:20:02) Right. All nice & tidy in the store room. Any more weekends and I won't be able to ask for a Stores Bird (only about 2 people will get that)

(16:20:13) Heading home. It's gone a bit damp, I think.

(17:45:05) Stopped raining for a bit... http://t.co/uMNDRjTZ

(17:58:44) Double rainbow over Luton Airport http://t.co/devZb90Y

(18:58:05) Preparing to raise a glass in honour of @GHOGIT, whose birthday it is today. And an apple. http://t.co/a3xwp9Rh

(19:20:43) RT @PeopleIKnow: I didn't know that Portal was an Olympic event? http://t.co/77wJFxrw

(19:39:06) There is Lewis on the TiVo. It's only right. #SundayEvening

(19:58:40) In this episode of Lewis, Hathaway has had his Gibson SG guitar stolen. The actor plays gutted SO believably.

Tweets for 28 Jul 2012

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(05:18:33) Good morning. I love the peace and cool of this time of day - quite weird being awake so early on a Saturday, though...

(05:25:59) Right. Better head up the hill. Until, then..

(07:58:50) After the initial flurry of noise in the office as the loud-voiced supervisor scouses at his team, it is quieter now. Time for coffee.

(08:08:00) Watching the opening ceremony as I work. Absolutely epic opening cinematics. The sort of thing I would love to make, given the time.

(08:08:28) The rest is a bit twee. Tear-jerking stuff nonetheless.

(09:27:47) I love the wind turbines outside the Limpic stadium.

(09:51:06) I'm not sure how BBC Three AND CBBC/CBeebies can be on air at the same time. I though they shared a broadcast slot. I'm SO out of date.

(09:59:57) New TV show idea: @AideanBurleyMP and Mitt Romney go on telly to see how many people they can both annoy. Winner gets pinged into space.

(10:31:18) RT @GreavsieE17: @syzygy Clever work by our always-brilliant colleagues in Distribution. Hint: try watching BBC Parliament.

(10:35:50) Other contestants will include Piers Morgan, Louise Mensch and Richard LittleJohn. Oh and Kay Burley. #pingintospace

(10:58:33) Happy (belated) anniversary to @akrabat and @Pewari for yesterday! :)

(11:16:56) Stopping on the stairs to look out of the window @ BBC Broadcasting House http://t.co/QmAbooc4

(12:41:29) epic lift journeys of my life #1 - 5th floor http://t.co/4k4PSJJW

(13:02:04) I honestly can't decide whether or not I want my photo taken with while holding an Olympic Torch.

(13:09:59) Wow! #Luton and Dunstable now feature on @walkitcom -

(14:17:33) Yesterday I found a piece of paper with petrol prices writen on one side and someone's name, bank account number and sort code on the other.

(14:17:56) That's a really silly thing to leave lying around, right? (The bank details, not the petrol prices)

(14:19:59) Right. Coffee. In honour of @MissyMWAC who is my coffee hero.

(14:27:33) Time for a mug of the good stuff... plenty in the pot! http://t.co/rzEnYN1R

(14:41:11) Is David Coleman still going? Or do they all just sound like him these days?

(14:53:19) I do believe I have been good today, so I shall leave 6 minutes early.

(15:19:40) Waiting for my stretch limo. Which is departing from here. A minute ago. Makes no sense. Weekend travel is rubbish.

(15:30:40) It's confirmed - the Greenline 757 coaches are running to a completely random timetable. Must remember to get off at Finchley Road. For fun.

(18:00:55) Me: "I love you my boy." Chris: "Software update!" #Sheldon

Tweets for 27 Jul 2012

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(05:16:07) Oh fabulous - a double-bill of excellent comedy from yesterday's #Radio4 #iPlayer - Fags Mags & Bags and Alice's Wonderlund. YEAH!

(05:30:04) Time to hurtle. Up the hill yeah.

(05:41:17) Urban Cookie was a hard act to follow... not sure this battered silver Micra has a hope.. http://t.co/IP9QFBoH

(06:07:19) RT @SoreenHQ: Morning all! We're closing the comp today. RT&follow for a chance to win Soreen trainers & bag. #SoreenSummerOfSpo ...

(06:10:26) ...because I have always wanted trainers made out of malt loaf... @SoreenHQ: RT&follow for a chance to win: http://t.co/KB4culdd

(06:13:46) There's a van puffing out masses of smoke on the southbound #M1 between j9 & j8 - on the hard shoulder but people changing lanes to avoid..

(06:16:46) Holy crap.. there is ANOTHER car on fire southbound on the #M1 just south of j6a. What is going on..? Is this an Olympic Torch thing..?

(06:24:29) The opening round of this week's @PodQuiz is heartwrenchingly sad. Fat American men shouting over perfectly reasonable bits of pop music.

(06:29:41) Exchanging work emails at 7am.. that's not right, is it..?

(06:37:21) Despite roadside fires, the stretch limo is fair hurtling into London - I suspect people are avoiding the roads round here for a few weeks..

(06:41:59) RT @BBCNews: Big Ben to lead chimes across England for 3 minutes from 08:12 BST to celebrate #London2012. http://t.co/KELUZVRo #Allthebells

(07:24:36) Audioboo: All The Bells around BH at 08:12 on @audioboo http://t.co/mDocO1xz via @Audioboo

(07:50:20) No, autocorrect, I do believe I meant to write 'kicking arse'. Turning the 'k' into an 'l' completely changes the meaning.

(08:21:51) I have just sent an email about the overuse of the word 'crashes'. It is the IT equivalent of the word 'nice'. Please don't use it.

(09:33:18) A colleague (from the 'other' team), when I asked him how he wanted his tea, responded "normal". NORMAL? What..? (milk no sugar apparently)

(10:02:21) Dear @AliceLowe I love you and your weird. Ness. Please release the 'Jason' dubstep theme as a single. I would buy it. Or make it available!

(11:35:15) RT @emmagohara: @lutoncouncil please be aware travellers have parked up at Raynham way community centre. Locals cannot use the field, pa ...

(13:22:12) RT @govindajeggy: Apparently in The States, "Fanny" actually means "Mitt Romney"

(15:57:23) I think I might just escape. I never got my coffee.

(17:45:53) I'm not a fan of rapping music and sports commentary for much the same reasons. There is too much unnecessary shouting.

(17:52:43) The plane spotters are out in force at Luton Airport- no surprise really, given the amount of planes arriving from all over the world...

(18:21:09) I'm feeling unsettled. I think it might have had something to do with the emails our Lords And Masters sent this afternoon. High pressure.

(20:33:24) In the middle of all this, #FF @fluffysuse

(20:50:49) It would appear @poots is in stitches because of Mr Bean.

(21:03:28) Right. Off to bed. Work in the morning - that doesn't happen very often. Doesn't really feel like a Friday. Night night!

Tweets for 26 Jul 2012

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(06:49:20) Good morning. I love the coolness of the hours after dawn. Starting to warm up now...

(10:46:57) Right. Stopping for a moment.

(10:54:01) Is Mitt Romney's first name actually "Mittens"?

(14:13:10) Reading 27b slash 6 is NOT sensible when one is stressed. My emails take a rather strange turn under such circumstances.

(14:13:57) RT @miche: Today's horoscope for Scorpio: You're still not as good as the Liberator and you never will be.

(17:25:22) I've been reading up about my kiwi fruit allergy: http://t.co/UqATFbzc - an interesting case study in emergent allergens. Gold kiwi: scary.

(20:39:29) Right. Off to bed after some teeth brushing and unmentionable nose treatments*. Night night.

Tweets for 25 Jul 2012

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(06:30:17) Morning. First day of the Olympics.. let's see how the traffic is at this time of the morning. Queues at Brent Cross.. but that's normal

(06:49:19) RT @graeme_mccloy: Actually found this on my car... Too good http://t.co/GNcNL92S

(07:06:36) Just saw a lady selling News International newspapers on the corner of Baker St & Marylebone Rd in direct sunlight. All of this concerns me.

(09:11:49) As I fell alseep last night I came up with a title (of either a prog-rock track or movie) "The Bexhill-on-Sea Murder Raffle" Such potential!

(15:45:40) I have stopped being in meetings. Nearly ready to go home. One more email to batter, I think. One more.

(16:16:37) London dot stinky dot info.

(16:39:32) This is a warm warm coach. I work on the principle that if there isn't any air conditioning at least the windows should open.. :/

(16:39:55) Did I say coach? I clearly meant 'stretch limo'.

(16:41:53) Blatant heat of evaporation.

(17:21:49) A beer tonight, I think. Also: where is everybody? The M1 is moderately quiet.

(17:43:54) These Limpic cars get ~everywhere~! @ London Luton Airport (LTN) http://t.co/SIFIPPXJ

(19:13:24) Today I put the dishwasher on without having overloaded it. I'm mellowing out in my old age.

(19:24:21) Boof. Shower.

(21:00:14) Covering Wednesday in clingfilm and sticking it in the fridge. Mind, it'll go soggy and get chucked out. Thursday is crispier. Night night!

Tweets for 24 Jul 2012

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(06:07:40) Hurrah. My voyage into Tuesday will be saved by a Worlds Apart and a British Tech Missy podcast. Thank you, @MissyMWAC (and @claw0101 ;)

(06:09:09) It's too early to be yattering into a mobile phone #passiveaggressive #annoyingwomanbehindme

(07:07:12) Listening to the mighty @VobesShow podcast - always perks me up when he plays one of his music beds.. it's the same as my work ring tone :D

(11:39:18) I can't believe this video is still up.. Cassetteboy's genius interpretation of Boris's Olympics (expect wrongness)

(11:46:28) I'm going to have some noodles in a mug. I will not be stopped.

(16:16:29) Hot trousers weather.

(16:23:30) Limpic Lane for extra misery http://t.co/stdYYdG8

(17:01:12) Happy birthday, @moyskii! You don't look it! If I was still at work I'd give you a big birthday hug (lucky you;) [thanks, @corrie_corfield!]

(17:38:39) I don't think I have ever made so many noises of exasperation as I have since I began playing SongPop with my (figurative) Fat Fingers. Gah.

(18:14:51) MT @OmarRaza Series 4, Episode 1: "Foam Wizards" will commence THIS Thursday, 6:30pm, BBC Radio 4. - @FagsMagsAndBags is BACK!

(18:39:59) Right. Time for a pleasantly cooling shower. And then perhaps another one.

(18:43:41) Animations at elearning@Luton http://t.co/Y81V86MN - @SuperAlora made this: http://t.co/mjckdZwt and @Nxmee made this: http://t.co/CcweRIh5

Tweets for 23 Jul 2012

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(08:48:03) Good morning. A little late, but the important Taking The Children To Summer Activities has taken place and now Monday is happening.

(09:05:37) I have made an executive decision: it's too warm for long trousers. #shortsweather #notgoingoutlikethat

(11:30:03) I like running shell scripts at lunchtime.

(14:33:19) I'm sure @FridgeMagnet2 will be pleased that Caeser the 'Geezer'* is back on the radio http://t.co/i48vKYF3 (*dodgy bloke)

(14:45:27) Haribo is addictive.

(14:51:01) Right. Tea break over. Back on my head.

(16:59:41) RT @BritishTech: From 16th June till this weekend, BTN podcasts had 750,000 downloads. Who wants to sponsor us?

(17:13:21) I keep being able to smell burning rubber. Might be next door cooking, mind.

(21:30:19) Pretty much had enough of my phone playing silly buggers. Time for another factory reset. And that's just for me. Nighty nighty then.

Tweets for 22 Jul 2012

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(00:38:43) Right. That was today. I'm going to see what tomorrow is like. Which is sort of now. Night night!

(08:17:21) Good morning. Another day when it'd be a shame not to be outdoors. Cricket over rickets any day (although I doubt I'll be playing cricket)

Tweets for 21 Jul 2012

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(06:48:28) Morning. I might get up. Might.

(07:24:53) I have a hankering for fried food. This is NOT a good idea, since I'm going to barbecue later and I kind-of need my arteries. Porridge, then

(07:44:20) Breakfast. Resisting the lure of artery clogging - "strawberries - they're nearly fried food" - @poots http://t.co/gWMj5MZX

(08:06:02) RT @999Response: How many G4S staff does it take to change a lightbulb?

(09:40:49) What Foreigner song does bring to mind..? http://t.co/B4w4SCXw

(09:59:02) It has just been revealed to me that Sheldon's girlfriend in Big Bang Theory used to play Blossom in.. er.. Blossom. #geektastic

(10:06:04) RT @poots: @syzygy She's also a neuroscientist by training and a home educating mum of two.

(12:53:39) Looks like an incident on the M40 just in front of us.. be there soon, @cloudexplosion http://t.co/FpH5O6Ya

(19:42:36) Gosh, that was a shindig. Home from a barbecue hosted by @CloudExplosion and @Marvin_engl - with @MatidaMouse, @junkmanuk and family! :)

(20:03:43) Right.. time to hit the studio - it's well overdue.

Tweets for 19 Jul 2012

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(05:20:20) Morning. Sort of. Hard to tell through squinty half-open eyes...

(07:00:18) One of the things I love most about Twitter at this time of the morning is the stories of school preparation and the way children think.. :)

(10:18:01) RT @poots: Very pleased that @syzygy results are back and his heart is in good health. Just some quirky but harmless odd electrical acti ...

(10:22:13) I have just found two emails that I should've sent earlier still open in other windows. That really sucks. I keep doing that :/

(16:47:48) RT @iamMUNGRY: HAHAHA This is BRILLIANT! In a Whsmith.. http://t.co/QXSE6Yv9

(18:12:05) RT @sizemore: From this http://t.co/qzVm1rB1 to this http://t.co/fXUFxpPW Looking forward to using Flickr again.

(18:24:48) Interesting.. Greenpeace did the 'ArcticReady.com' Shell spoof site.. http://t.co/5BBqm9rX

(18:30:05) Right. Better get myself prepared for a BIG show at 8. I am NOT ready. In almost every possible way. Except show prep. Oh yes. Done that.

(19:18:36) RT @sarahjaneuk: About to start @BritishTechNews Big show w/ @EwenRankin @acedtect @syzygy @ErikLanigan @sarahjaneuk Live at: http://t.c ...

(20:27:37) Right.. need to go to bed, I think... it's been a fruitloop day, and I will be glad to see the end of it. Which is.. NOW. Night night!

(22:08:48) RT @ngyt_uk: 8-18 yr olds NGYT Luton summer school, 20-22 Aug - musical theatre showcase scenes & songs. DM for more info. Pls RT &a ...

Tweets for 18 Jul 2012

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(05:17:32) 06:17 here at the kitchen table. Or at least it would be if I tweeted quicker. Good morning.

(05:54:05) I think @LilacNun needs to have happy birthday said to her. Wouldn't be the first time.

(05:58:22) Since @ThreeUK saw fit to make all my free texts evaporate, I've started using Kik - I especially like the delivery notification bit.

(08:16:38) In the spirit of that Rogue Traders guy getting busted for benefit fraud, I have to confess that I fix computers at home.

(10:50:54) Because I love corporate anthems.. http://t.co/jqsXvqEY (skip straigh to the musical irony here: http://t.co/YS24BrvU )

(10:54:29) ...and this really happened..? http://t.co/zzZDJAo7

(13:42:25) Well, @LilyShambles worked her magic - we managed a database failure in the end. Now.. what caused it..? Anyone? Anyone? Someone..? :D

(13:50:55) MT @cloudexplosion http://t.co/0BknOnAT --- the definitive version of the G4S Corporate anthem. YEAH.

(15:08:05) The beginning of this conference call has been spent trying to think of eponymous hit songs by bands/artists. Big Country, Livin' in a Box..

(16:06:20) I really must stop putting things in my shirt pocket. Yesterday a teaspoon; today Alex's scissors. And a pen. And a Tunnock's teacake.

(16:06:46) That last one was a lie. A Tunnocks is not for stashing.

(16:43:21) Sticky and yucky and stretchy limo.

(16:48:42) Looks like they've made good progress on #Raspbian - gonna download it later for my #raspberrypi.. http://t.co/Y2TZRLyN (h/t @robjd)

(16:59:55) RT @fleetstreetfox: Six years in solitary confinement for refusing to pretend he didn't have a willy http://t.co/1OdQZjf1 (via @dansumption)

(17:41:00) Downhill. Slowly.

(19:12:46) This tweet can not be displayed on your browser.

(19:22:10) I want to put the phrase "arbitrary constraints" into a song or speech or something. It may find its way into an email tomorrow. #BestICanDo

(19:52:09) Dear @BlueMoon_11 and @smartie999 - you two may be local to each other (sometimes). There is talk of a tweetup. You are both lovely. Go go!

(20:09:22) RT @linseyt: @syzygy twitter imposed an arbitrary constraint on us all - 140 characters' worth ;)

(21:15:16) I wouldn't know anything about that. Goodnight.

Tweets for 17 Jul 2012

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(05:27:48) Morning. Time to go to work, I think. I don't think I slept very well... coffee, thank goodness. And complex carbohydrates.

(05:48:06) Going to work the Burkiss Way (although struggling to muster up any dynamic living) #bbciplayer

(12:26:10) I don't know what a Roche Bobois is. I'm going to have something to eat. I do hope it's not a roche bobois.

(14:52:44) Absolute nightmare - we're trying to investigate some fairly major faults, but we can't get things to go wrong. The curse of the engineer...

(16:18:40) I love it when the smell of an old house spills out onto the street.

(16:21:04) Minicab driver just pulled over and said "Edgeware Road please." to me. I'm really not sure he's got the hang of this.

(16:59:12) Bumpity ride home - it's driver O'Leary. He's been doing this since long before I started commuting. Possibly even before I was born.

(17:02:30) RT @AndrewBloch: LOCOG won't be very happy when they see this billboard next to the Olympic Village http://t.co/a4rd8VxZ

(17:16:52) RT @fridgemagnet2: #olympictorchrelay outside @dlwp with @eddieizzard http://t.co/lQ1vVh58

(17:22:01) An interview with @EddieIzzard on 5 Live - there is a terrible delay on the call.. to be fair, he is in Bexhill. The delay is 8 years.

(18:32:39) Awaiting the arrival home of the boy. By all accounts today and Thursday are NOT good days to have poor handwriting.. Tue 17th & Thu 19th...

(18:48:54) Shower then studio...

(19:02:09) No doubt about it... @106jack gives good breakfast. Don't believe me..? http://t.co/1cTNkvpE

(21:32:31) I am SO going to bed right now, you would be surprised I'm not there already. I am. Sort of. In my MIND. night night.

Tweets for 16 Jul 2012

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(06:43:52) Morning. Barely moving... I would ask someone to give me a shove but my children would, willingly: D

(07:03:06) Lenni is singing "I know everything..." to the tune of a certain song from Annie. She is unwittingly hilarious.

(08:59:41) Everything would work a little more easily in the grand schema of things if the tables were indexed.

(09:01:29) 50 shades of graze - erotic friction.

(09:16:27) The indicators on our car flash almost in time with Keane's "Somewhere only we know" #littlethings

(12:58:54) Top double-act @claw0101 and @MissyMWAC are back together for another week - and yet Worlds Apart! http://t.co/bxzqgfQT

(13:00:41) CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAB!

(16:59:51) A little known fact: the name of delivery firm YODEL comes from the phrase "YOu have to DELiver it to your neighbour's house yourself."

(17:10:12) RT @mattmcd: #Olympic Mascots Wenlock Policeman Figurine http://t.co/zhVLPhVr [Worth it for the reviews alone] #London2012 #bigbrother #fb

(18:50:10) Watching a Lewis for a bit. And sniffling. It is the interstitial Scouts thing. None of this really makes sense. Like the Olimpycs.

(20:30:46) RT @chrisfloyduk: Oh wow! Shell public ad contest has been completely sabotaged. Here it is while it's still live: http://t.co/bRiKFMPI

(21:13:37) Hey! Good night! (I am a long way away).

Tweets for 15 Jul 2012

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(07:00:46) Morning. I am alive and sniffling. Yeah.

(07:08:55) I think @Superalora might like this ... #starwars #callmemaybe http://t.co/OhXd8NL1 (h/t@LilythePurr)

(11:36:49) t's fair to say I'm fairly OS-agnostic.. a virtual Linux box, a @Raspberry_Pi and a VNC session to my Mac on Windows 7 http://t.co/fjb1cn88

(13:21:39) Right. I really ought to pop off Twitter if I'm going to get anything done this afternoon. Later..

(15:27:48) Coffee. Coughy.

(17:32:14) Installing Xcode from the Snow Leopard installation DVD. Sounds simple? Not when the optical drive on my Mac mini is borked :D

(17:55:36) ooh.. Debian backports. That's a good idea. http://t.co/dKNnUdO7 (some of the software in the standard repositories is painfully old!)

(18:26:40) Mucking about with 'smuxi' .. an IRC-based Twitter client. Tweeting from my @raspberry_pi - again. Heh.

(18:43:00) Some serious invasion of the fledglings at the bird feeders at the moment - loads of 'em! ( http://t.co/V91bW7iQ ) http://t.co/yo0znhqb

(22:26:10) I'm going to go to go to bed now. Not interesting but true. All out of energy and my nose hurts again. Right. Time to make a Monday. Night!

Tweets for 14 Jul 2012

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(08:23:58) Good morning.

(08:25:17) What a day for birthdays - festive felicitations to @caritas730 @jarbennett and @JonBCFC! Hope you have a fantastic day! #happybirthday

(09:39:18) Right. I'm going to steam this cough out of me. Let's do this.

(09:40:15) Note: iPhone 4 cases that make it look like a cassette: BRILLIANT. Wish I'd had that idea.

(09:56:26) Listening to @hellobuglers episode 200... congratulations to those comic geniuseses! And Chris.

(10:53:28) I've just discovered I have 100 Google Mail invites left.. anyone want one? http://t.co/llsnWv3i

(14:56:02) Looking at implementations of X11 in C++ so I can try and write My First Halfwitted #RaspberryPi graphical app. This may take a while #years

(15:47:39) Y'know when you sign up for a website and it says "We have sent a verification email" and it never arrives, so you're scuppered? That.

(15:49:54) Y'know, it's occurred to me - I think I was missold a PPI, but I really have no idea what to do about it. Ahh well. Might as well leave it.

(16:01:50) For what it's worth, I have never taken out ppi. Once I had an apple and took out a pip.

(17:37:35) Seems @superalora has taken to The Sims 2. I wasn't expecting that.

(22:35:14) Bedtime. Need to get rid of these hiccups first. How old am I? *sigh* Night night you.

Tweets for 13 Jul 2012

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(05:14:32) Mornin'. Toast and coffee... it's my best hope. And bizarre, unusual but clever comedy.. Alice's Wunderland: http://t.co/LF0g2E7I #iplayer

(05:56:24) Heading for London in the stretch limo for the last time this week. They've done something to the Wi-Fi on here and now it doesn't work :/

(06:38:14) Wow. Things I never thought I'd hear: an orchestral arrangement of "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga. Thanks, @podquiz! But why..?

(09:21:13) Wow. #unrelenting

(11:28:30) Lunch with my Dad has been cancelled. BOO.

(11:29:19) I am SO going to forage now.

(12:10:53) RT @miche: Fantastic. “@LettersOfNote: "I assure you I thought I was dealing with a Frenchman." http://t.co/MLk7TZtW”

(13:58:30) An entertaining conversation at the tea point.. basically, we all work for the BBC to satisfy our OCD.

(15:05:41) Hmm.. Raspbian or Debian Squeeze..? This is all a bit too tricky...

(15:50:54) One more conference call.

(17:56:33) Brief pint. Home soon(ish)

(19:02:25) I am ~so~ glad I don't use @easyBus tickets any more - they are a complete nightmare and a nuisance. And the Greenline drivers hate them.

(21:07:23) It’s something for Louis Spence to do.

(21:15:56) I would like to nominate @LilacNun @LilythePurr @MelodyMetcalf and @fluffysuse as #FF fabulouses for making me chuckle this week.

(21:25:57) Mocking the week….

(21:31:11) I wish this cough would forsake me. Not enough illness forsakementation these days…

(21:55:13) Right. Enough of this crazy Friday thing. I’m going to close my eyes and if it’s not cleared away by the time I open them again.. nighty :)

Tweets for 12 Jul 2012

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(05:23:41) Right. Time to have something to work.

(05:27:53) uhoh.. gotta go.

(06:00:09) I’m uneasy about time travel. Surely when one appears at the earlier/later time, Earth’s position in the universe will be different. Space.

(06:02:46) Exchanging work emails at 7am. Bonkers.

(07:21:12) I like the noise a Prius makes in the brief time it’s running on electricity.

(07:34:03) RT @simonblackwell: Americans say Legos instead of Lego, presumably utilising the spare 's' from maths.

(11:01:04) Watching the last ever broadcast from Bush House…

(12:07:35) I keep forgetting where Slovenia is.

(12:14:00) MT @johndredge: http://t.co/t1TOGuKH <- WINNAR and has Dredgey in it.

(13:27:18) Note to self: when phoning a place and dealing with those menu systems, don't get distracted and forget what the options were. #oops

(13:49:10) Honestly.. nobody wants to know about my medical history. #stoopidrockmelt

(14:17:58) I think I have worked out why I have a cold. #BTNB12

(20:57:15) Just added my #RaspberryPi to the @RasPiTrack map here: http://t.co/iLpJG7CF ... why? Because I have got one and I'm a geek. YEAH.

(20:58:19) I liked Grey Fluffy Clouds - The Orb Vocals Alan Parker on the YouTubes: http://t.co/h8l1GWYb via @youtube / @MrMzHolland

(21:11:14) Props to @Shuby, @jevy_b3 and @SteveGoodenough - fellow Luton #RaspberryPi users on the @RasPiTrack map!

(21:18:30) Enough of all this frivolity.. best get to bed. Night!

Tweets for 11 Jul 2012

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(08:20:10) Kenny Rogers - The Gambler #np #shuffle Love it :)

(08:23:36) Good morning, too.

(08:27:27) Seems Chris Moyles will be leaving Radio 1 breakfast, then. I'll stick with @106Jack. Anyway I'm too old for Radio 1...

(12:08:10) If you aren't at the North CAB you ain't where the party's at. A party with no music, no snacks and discussion of a whole bunch of changes.

(13:13:13) RT @newsthump: NEWS! Chris Moyles quitting Radio 1 could lead to TV appearances, warns BBC http://t.co/QzIkgbw3

(15:55:00) Heading for Manchester’s Piccalilli.

(17:07:46) A sniffly man sitting on a train. Me. Fortunately there is a pair of @vobesshow episodes (with @vobes & - in one - @beershowjimmy) to enjoy.

(17:58:58) Well. It would appear the 99 bus from Milton Keynes Central Station to Luton now leaves from stop Y4. Less far to lollop. Made it. Good.

(18:43:24) I've got a runny nose and I need more tissues. #pizzagratis

(19:18:04) Para para paradigm. An idea of what it is like having my brain.

(19:32:39) This is because of @EdTJones http://t.co/MSPaAT8R #audioboo #incorrect

(20:38:47) Right. Enough of Wednesday for me. I've put the rest in a tupperware pot - you'll find it warm in the fridge, making the milk go off. Night!

(20:58:29) Just walked past what @poots has on TV as I went to bed. I feel SO much joy for the rich sensory experience people with synesthesia have :)

Tweets for 10 Jul 2012

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(06:00:57) Good morning. Went to sleep listening to music last night.. some of 70s productions are so wonderfully spacious. Need to work on that.

(06:33:25) RT @dt90spt: Wonderwall http://t.co/Slu5eRBm

(06:53:27) In the greater London area there are two “O2”s and two “Westfield”s. Always good to baffle a visitor, I find :D

(07:20:02) There seems to be a lot of sadness in the world. I think we should have a massive funfair with free rides for everyone. Run by robots.

(16:24:59) Heh. Me: “You missed off September.”

(16:48:45) Standing up on a train < sitting down on a coach. Although there is 0% whingeing child, so could be a lot more worse.

(16:51:23) "I am declassifying First Class accommodation".. heh train guards (I mean "managers") talk in a funny way.

(18:01:14) Zooooooom (basically) http://t.co/68M6JK6B

(18:19:53) I love what heavy rain does on the window of a high-speed train... http://t.co/OPYscvT4

(18:50:32) For a while there, I wasn't sure where I was. But then the train arrived in Stoke-on-Trent. Ignorance is, indeed, bliss.

(19:39:44) Nearly teatime #bitlate

(20:14:20) I don't know what to make of the fact that my emergency Burger Dispenser has been taken over and become a Hungry Horse. Still.. big plate.

(20:25:57) Using traditional anti-vampire cold cures. Nobody will want to kiss me. Plus ça change...

(21:54:15) Right. Enough of this high-spirited nonsense - I have a cold and it needs to be slept out of. Please turn off the light. Night. Nightlight.

Tweets for 09 Jul 2012

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(06:29:14) Good morning. Woke to some excellent pics of Lewis Hamilton and #OlympicTorch thanks to @LutonNewsConnie @LutonNewsSally & @LutonNewsSteve 

(06:35:20) I am witnessing @poots and @superalora researching cuddly otters on the internet. Bit early for that sort of thing...

(06:37:48) You should have seen the look I got when I did the inevitable 'otterpunity' gag.

(07:02:17) I have definitely got a cold. Sniffling all over the shop. You are advised to keep well clear.

(07:05:33) It's that time where I say "Right..." for about the fourth time and finally put my phone down... bis später...

(11:09:20) Ahh what better way to start the workday is with some @ThisRealityPod in my ears. Tunes I know I've never heard before, but will like! :)

(12:46:43) Fifteen minutes until C.A.B. Ohhh yeah.

(17:04:03) RT @poots: Impossible to see, too complicated for my brain to imagine but I named a symmetrical object in hyperspace for @syzygy http:// ...

(17:53:13) My family watches a lot of Big Bang Theory.

(18:53:15) Now, I think, is the time to work on my to-do list. As opposed to my ta-da list. Which is very limited. And rare.

(19:16:22) Listening to the @BritishTechMac show - fine entertainment and TOP quality sound despite the rain! Nice one @sfdrummer :)

(20:51:43) Right.. bedtime. Ninja night night *whooof*

Tweets for 08 Jul 2012

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(07:13:24) Good morning. It's the wettest water on record.

(07:34:28) Trying to work out why selected of my emails aren't making it to me. Trying to untangle how I've set up my emails.. :/

(07:52:25) Well that would explain it #overcomplicatedworkflow

(16:01:01) Yes.. happy birthday, @sarahjaneuk! (Thanks for the heads-up, @dt90spt - you have a fine memory sir!)

(17:09:08) Awaiting the arrival of the Olympic torch in rainy Luton http://t.co/0hX2ByYw

(17:16:07) Damp and festive. The torch will be here soon... http://t.co/iLJWtYXU

(17:46:20) The Olympic torch on London Rd, #Luton http://t.co/PxAbIJFa

(18:32:34) RT @Bunnywoomble: Torch. http://t.co/H0LuZLg1

(19:22:49) Torch relay thing.. http://t.co/JXzcGTub

(19:52:55) I wrote a blog entry about the weekend. It has noise in it. Please be aware. And alert. http://t.co/GqE0lTqe

(20:26:43) RT @fridgemagnet2: @syzygy Mind you, it did prompt me to post this. http://t.co/PmWw54jD

(21:35:27) Bedtime, I think. Night night weekend.

Tweets for 07 Jul 2012

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(06:46:50) Morning. Listening to “The Hits” radio. How long until they play Katy Perry? They’re playing “ohhh sometimes I get a good feeling”. Catchy.

(07:57:12) In celebration of my new rock'n'roll lifestyle I'm in a greasy spoon with the band & I'm drinking tea. TEA. JAMYEH! http://t.co/kiwxm0jN

(08:07:44) Myleene Klass sounds a bit like Merlin Pass.

(09:36:26) RT @JonathanHaynes: Best idea EVER: How to send a pedant insane if they leave their phone unlocked http://t.co/TkxLLTjf (via @kelkulus)

(10:07:32) During our drive home, @DT90SPT & I have come up with a new musical genre: Dadstep. There's also debate as to what 'naughtystep' sounds like

(11:57:38) Trying to psych myself up to packing away an errant gazebo. With big thanks to the #BTNB12 guys for dismantling it without a stanley knife!

(12:50:44) I like big chips and I cannot lie.

(13:37:49) Me: "Did that boy on the television just shout 'bonfire'?" #IAmSoOld

(13:41:47) This afternoon I am geeking out with a #raspberrypi - I've got it (finally!) booting off a 4GB SD card at least... oh the space!

(15:36:26) Played Lenni at a game called "Kings and Servants." Something of a game of luck. Quite unnerving...

(16:08:06) Compiling software on Linux would be almost impossible without Google. Just sayin'.

(16:26:40) X-Factor contestants know nothing of the suspense of running 'make install'; is it going to do it? 20 mins later: NO! http://t.co/9ybxDSJy

(21:52:09) My sole #RaspberryPi achievement today - mainly because this excellent blog has instructions: http://t.co/hUlXgHvg http://t.co/aEaV5MRc

(21:55:49) Bed, I think. Indeed. Mine. Night!

Tweets for 06 Jul 2012

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(06:37:41) Morning. I need a shave.

(07:57:44) Listening to @ShiftRunStop; an Absolute-ly top class @DaveGorman interview & a scary revelation about McDonalds shakes http://t.co/akr4Ur1i

(09:00:05) Some of @Jamfolder's noise-making equipment.. ready for shipping to Birmingham in the JamBus :) http://t.co/0rAvxynk

(09:12:03) RT @dt90spt: Making my own pilgrimage on @audioboo http://t.co/XYaxZQbT #britishtechnews #btnb12

(13:04:25) Standing under a gazebo.

(13:20:49) The PA speaker we're using depicts some resemblance to @AlexGFox (listening to him on the @BritishTechPhoto show) http://t.co/XxNIygF2

(14:25:57) I have just met a personal podcasting legend - Mr @BritishMac himself. Best. Day. Ever.

(18:33:53) The live music strand of the #BTNB12 has been something of a success. Music from @Jamfolder, Mr @AlexGFox and the magical @MissyMWAC 

(21:59:51) What a day. @EwenRankin is a legend - had a great time at #BTNB12 … until next year then! Night night (Although I may wake up before :D)

Tweets for 05 Jul 2012

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(02:49:03) A brief interlude in my sleeping pattern. This time my Unidentified Abdominal Ache rather than brainfullness. More later (undoubtedly)…

(05:12:16) Morning. Hmm... another broken night. Coffee is the cure-all. That and peanut-butter on toast.

(05:33:22) "Manly half-hug, half handshake, pull you close, pat you on the back type manly thing." Heh.. Mordrin McDonald shows affection like I do :D

(05:54:23) Someone has walked off with my stretch limo.

(06:00:13) Right. Off to the airport to select myself another luxury cruiser.

(06:12:49) Two words can make me switch off a podcast before the last phoneme is uttered: Maggie Brown. I find her tone akin to fingernail mistreatment

(06:31:44) Seems @LDNLutonAirport is preparing for the olympic festivities... obviously I ran past holding a bic biro aloft. http://t.co/BQiYzfLA

(06:47:30) I'm flagging already. (My phone's out of credit, so I've turned to tweeting by semaphore :D)

(06:52:32) Over sharing: it may not seem very much, but this is day four of me breaking my nosepicking habit. My poor snozzle would never get better...

(07:02:10) I am going to write an anthemic Muse/Coldplay/Embrace style song entirely based on the content of the 2012 #Reithlectures #Reith

(07:32:35) Flowered at St John's Wood #viewfromthetrafficlights http://t.co/ydRPl70K

(08:06:16) In the office now. A large glass of water is required, I think. And then a talk to the Document Management Person...

(12:28:55) I'm going to have to think again about my idea to pour nail polish & WD40 into a bucket on my way home tonight..

(12:52:09) There is something really troubling me, dear Twitter. It pains me to have to admit it. I think coffee makes my sinuses hurt. This is BAD.

(13:44:44) Rather pleased with my luch combo.

(16:23:53) I felt the need to share this with one of my work colleagues (I'm may well get in a bit of trouble for it): http://t.co/PQXgPX0B heh

(17:14:27) Good evening. Both of these seem to be true. If I can get a good night’s sleep and resist work emails, all the better. Packing cables later.

(17:24:11) I wonder if it’s possible to play an electric guitar with purple latex gloves on. @jamfolder is a fastidious band.

(17:25:23) I wonder if Niall Ferguson (the #Reithlectures 2012 man) is any relation to Mordrin the Magnificent..

(17:57:47) I just saw @superalora. She was frolicking outside with the Cubs as I hurtled past in my stretch limo…

(18:44:49) I am not in the slightest bit struggling with technology. It may LOOK like I can't get anything to read this 4GB SD card, but I'm bluffing.

(19:15:02) RT @dt90spt: Gig Tips by @davewitchalls http://t.co/NMlxZfux

(19:50:06) I am a little bit stressed because @poots is making tiny cakes. Tiny cakes put me on edge. They are tiny. And cakes. And some are on sticks.

(21:35:14) Right.. bedtime, I think. An evening of fiddling with various things, really. Quite therapeutic and relaxing in its way. Better than telly:D

(21:35:20) Night night :)

Tweets for 04 Jul 2012

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(06:23:43) I have an urge to rock out this morning. One of the 12/4 time @Jamfolder riffs going round my head.. Friday is going to be bonkers.

(06:46:57) MT @mediaguardian: New BBC director general expected to be named on Wednesday http://t.co/nJzJFUcv — hope it’s @claremac82 ..!

(06:48:25) RT @fandrews: http://t.co/FJdonVFB Watch live webcast announcement from CERN at 8am UK time #higgs

(07:03:10) I have a suspicion my stretch limo driver takes his style from lyrics of Carl Douglas’s ‘Kung Fu Fighting’. Today: A little bit frightening.

(07:36:12) Today's bizarre workplace happening: there's a 10kHz tone coming through the PA speakers about once every 30 seconds.. http://t.co/Iw5YIrHt

(08:36:10) Wow.. bit of a moment at CERN..

(08:41:11) I love that the CERN Highs Boson presentation is done in Comic Sans...

(08:50:31) Higg's boson, not High's boson. Darn autocorrect...

(10:37:19) Whoever had money on Eric Sykes being the celebrity Olympic torch carrier in Luton next week.. nope. Sadly enough. #RIPSykes @lutoncouncil

(11:32:55) RT @akbea: One for @ajhmurray... #notnews RT @Badger5000: ARGH! TOO MUCH NEWS! RT @arewenotben: Breaking Norfolk news! http://t.co/Z1amoLtT

(11:35:56) Going to go for a going walk.

(12:19:29) I have returned. Returnily. And I have brought biscuits (@errolin wouldn't like them, but he's on holiday, anyway)

(12:28:41) Across the piece.

(12:33:26) How handy - @ebuyer are selling Higgs Boson-like particles - check out the suggested combinations :D http://t.co/pK8JZXKf (via @joedemax)

(14:43:27) I find pressing F5 quite refreshing.

(15:29:59) My personal email address has been a right nuisance today.

(15:30:13) Normally it's my work emails that annoy me :D

(16:20:49) Oh my. Probably the most shambolic @theILPPodcast ever. Whose idea was it to let @davelortal sing..? And you LET him, @TomBedwell..?! Wowzer

(16:21:55) Escaping the office environment. The beeping has stopped; meetings are over. Now.. who’s driving my stretch limo this evening..? Is it you?

(16:28:00) And..? It’s Radiant Driver. Must be about 30 degrees C in here. He is so warm.

(16:31:32) RT @OmarRaza: The Majhu Brothers - petrified! #FMBSeries5 http://t.co/dbtcTR2q

(18:47:04) I feel this bit of modest musical tinkering may well feature in a fair amount of Olympics footage: http://t.co/XiJTSDWz (via @contrarywitch)

(18:48:34) Right. I suppose I'd better rock out for a bit.

(20:21:02) I just found this bit of bizarreness. There are a LOT of people with too far much time on their hands.. http://t.co/zo5SHL8B

(20:48:05) Right. I am going to pack away today - the carry case looks awfully small, so please accept my apologies if I have to stand on you. Night.

Tweets for 03 Jul 2012

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(07:08:51) Good morning. I say ‘good’ but the traffic this morning is truly abysmal. And dismal.

(07:50:56) I am being requested to "Please wait for the User Profile Service." I couldn't be more pleased to do so. To do what, though? Coffee time.

(09:34:00) I'm sitting down a lot today.

(11:48:40) Right. Time to put something unsuitable in a mug.

(11:49:22) RT @jonhind: Blimey its Marvin the paranoid android http://t.co/KHVWH1Mr via @TwitPic

(13:44:09) Oh. The massive quantity of free text messages I had accumulated has disappeared without warning. Consequently so has my credit #PAYGwoes

(14:21:43) Two things: one - there is a 1980s band called 'Gazebo' . Second.. I have just discovered 'Format Painter' in Outlook 2010. BRILLIANT.

(15:24:08) Male pattern badness.

(15:27:08) RT @dignut: Here is the best thing you'll see all day: a patient has brought me in a picture of her hamster eating spag bol. http://t.co ...

(16:57:28) Gannin’ huam. As opposed to gammon ham. There is some hot coach action going on (no crying childs hurrah) - I think the driver is radiant.

(17:04:48) This stretch limo won’t go above 50mph. It’s like Speed except in reverse. Not actual physical reverse. That would be frightening.

(17:05:06) RT @dlwp: http://t.co/HGAt7Nl8

(17:20:14) Wow! The band Elbow have made a #realale called ‘Build a Rocket Boys’ - @vobes and @beershowjimmy are drinking it (and scanning the QR code)

(19:14:33) Some Lewis before bed, I think. It's never the mildly evil one.

(21:20:22) Bed. Bed bed bed bed bed. Night!

(22:58:22) Camomile tea.

Tweets for 02 Jul 2012

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(05:54:52) Morning morning. What with #BTNB12 being at the end of it, this is going to be a heck of a week. Time for some supercharged coffee.

(06:26:11) “I’m here for the craic” gets autocorrected to “I’m here for the fraud” :D

(06:59:33) RT @CosmicCoco: Lest we thinks it's actually all about sport! http://t.co/e6CHNn7l

(08:38:16) A state of heightened awareness. Be aware. Or go to Ware (it's quite nice there)

(16:26:56) Right. Why did nobody tell me there is a liquorice flavoured Wrigley's Airwaves chewing gum? (Not that I normally chew.. it's an experiment)

(18:43:27) Time, I think, for another bit of @Jamfolder rehearsal. We mean business. We mean pleasure. We are the mullet of music.

(18:45:51) RT @fridgemagnet2: Is this or is this not beige. As in not green. Vote now. #fb http://t.co/9Zq05ash

(21:47:39) RT @dt90spt: An awesome evening's @Jamfolder rehearsals with @syzygy - we can do this! @BritishTechNews bash here we come!!

(21:52:05) All done rocking* out# with the band^ - bedtime. Night!

Tweets for 01 Jul 2012

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(06:38:28) Good morning. Coffee time, I think.

(09:58:20) At a different church. Fortunately the hymns are ones I know, so there will be singing with gusto. I might not be asked back. Again...

(10:59:36) Our growing boy: "What's the point of wearing colourful socks if you can't see them..?"

(11:30:02) http://t.co/xEvYohIu Repairing @superalora's mini USB mouse #makedoandmend http://t.co/5NZi4wie

(12:16:01) Time to be beaten at Uno.

(12:49:51) RT @msjenb: Want to hear a joke about sodium?
Na.
What about Potassium?
K.

(12:52:44) Time for a swim, I think.

(15:41:59) Home after a good splash around at Harpenden swimming pool. All tired out now. Time for lemon & ginger tea and more losing at Uno :D

(16:18:52) Heh. Big kids, basically: http://t.co/dYDvCHlO ...although this is not like reality because at least one piece wasn't missing/snapped off.

(16:21:18) Ended up listening to ThisIsHeart on the way home from swimming. They've employed a man with the most anodyne voice IN THE WORLD. Terrifying

(16:22:33) There is a very interesting symbiosis on the terrace.. the sparrows & dunnocks eat from the feeders and the pigeons nibble what they drop..

(16:27:07) All tired out now.

(17:22:15) Accessories for playing Minecraft (apparently): Lenni - a ukulele tuning pipe. Chris - a mallet.

(19:05:28) Eep. @Jamfolder's first live performance (and my first gig) is in 6 days time. Beginning to feel the pressure now. Rollercoaster ride yeah.

(22:28:08) It looks like tomorrow's going to be an enormous Monday, so I'd better prepare for it. This will be done through the medium of sleep. Night!

Tweets for 30 Jun 2012

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(07:02:45) Good morning. New (educational) toy! I equated this to getting a ZX81 when I was 12... #raspberrypi http://t.co/8M7w6Z5M

(10:39:08) I couldn't resist it.. my first tweet from the Raspberry Pi. Just a commandline twitter app at the moment, but hey...

(11:00:10) I've just been pointed to this by @Poots - it's called "Travel Luton" http://t.co/FMyfAtjc #Luton

(15:47:28) Home and eating popcorn after a successful town trip. We have bought @Fridgemagnet2's birthdag present. For next year.

(15:51:32) Also (somewhat) worthy of note is tbat I'm eating toffee popcorn - the first time I had it was from a swimming pool vending machine.

(15:57:11) Frustratingly, my raspberry pi twitter client seems to be incapable of sending a tweet without a typo.. most frustratinf.

(18:15:09) RT @brianmmonroe: RT @darrenmurph Spotted at Apple HQ. The world's nerdiest car. Amazing. http://t.co/Gckaejwt - I have seen that car ar ...

(21:38:33) Right. Off to bed. Apparently there's sport on. night!

(22:04:39) Much chuckling during my Bedtime Rituals at @JulietMM, @Sfolland and @hubbardcj's latest @106jack podcast offering. @50ShedsOfGrey: genius.

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