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Saturday 30 August 2003

Sympathetic

What do you get if two giants of British music, one from the 60s/70s and one contemporary, collaborate? Sympathy for the Devil, Fatboy Slim Remix. I just picked up a copy of this on promo and I think he's done...

Wednesday 27 August 2003

Graffiti as art

I'm not a big believer in the "Graffiti is art" argument. Most graffiti is just mindless defacement. "Tags", pointless meaningless signatures and "I love Tracey" do not qualify as art. 99.99% of graffiti makes the area in which it is...

Matrix Ping Pong (Bigger)

My last post featuring Matrix Ping Pong was attracting over 100 visitors a day to this site, until it was knocked from 1st place on Google search results to 11th. Now the excellent video clip is available in a larger...

Lob it at 'em

I have just wasted sooooo much time on The Catapult Game that it's not funny. Incredibly simple but utterly addictive....

Sooooo Big!

Today I received 115 new emails. 106 of them contained the SoBig virus. 5 of them told me that I had supposedly sent the virus to someone else. 4 were spam. The most annoying thing is that Norton AntiVirus insists...

Three and a half thousand reasons

OK, here's the deal. The house Sharon and I want to buy is 130,000 (it was 135k but they accepted our offer of 130k). Our house is on the market at 90,000. I can afford to increase my mortgage by...

Tuesday 26 August 2003

Big Step

I attended my first VAT Tribunal as a client's representative today. Not a full hearing, just a preliminary one, so no technical arguments. It was quite a big step for me. I also stayed on to observe the full hearing...

How big?

On my return home this evening, I received 20 emails containing the W32.Sobig.F@mm virus and 2 emails accusing me of having sent a virus. Not bad for my first encounter with Sobig. Not a single one before today. Nada. Nil....

Discomfort

I had my tongue pierced on Friday and it's a little uncomfortable today. I think she pierced it a little too far forward but I guess I won't know for sure until I have the shorter bar put in. Tell...

Friday 22 August 2003

Nothing's sacred on the net.

Cameron Diaz is apparently suing a photographer for whom she posed before her fame. He offered to sell her the photographs instead of selling them to a newspaper. Blackmail or legitimate business deal? Cameron's lawyers stepped in and before you...

Petrol Head

Call me a car geek but I want one of these tables....

Heineken Xiaoxiao

Want to sell beer to geeks and nerds? No idea how to do it? Simple, take a popular internet animation and a geeks favourite film and combine them into a short viral advertising video....

It's broked..

Yes, I know. The site's not working properly. If you're anything like me, you're only getting about 10% of the site showing. Apparently there's a router broken at Allness.net, my hosting company. I believe that they're onto it though and...

Thursday 21 August 2003

As thin as a pole....

The video for the new release from The White Stripes has Kate Moss pole dancing. It's kicked up quite a storm. MTV.com has it as a streaming video. Can't say it's all that special to be honest, but then whatever...

Its It's reached it's its end.

Both The Daily Telegraph and Radio 4's PM Programme today carried reports on the possible demise of the Apostrophe. Supposedly that bastion and documenter of the English (UK English that is) language, The Oxford English Dictionary has completed research showing...

Wednesday 20 August 2003

In danger of ex-stink-tion!

Ha! I nearly giggled decaf out of my nostrils! Herald Sun: Whale flatulence stuns scientists [14aug03] Childish toilet humour I know, but that's me....

I missed it.

I may have blogged about this before, but I think I missed Steak and BJ Day this year. Bugger! An excellent idea, created by 2 American DJs, it's a win-win holiday. The men win because they get what might turn...

Monday 18 August 2003

Have some cheer.

I had the real Monday Morning Blues this morning. I was not a happy bunny at all. Too much partying at the weekend I guess. Then I got this email in response to some advice I gave: Paul Thankyou for...

Party on dude!

On Saturday I did something I haven't done for ages. I went out clubbing to a "big" club. Alan and I made the 45 minute trek up to Coalville to go to Passion and had an excellent time. Unfortunately we...

Saturday 16 August 2003

The Duel

This animated banjo duel really tickled me....

Friday 15 August 2003

Oz pays to find out who likes pr0n.

The Australian government has funded a study into Australia's mucky desires. It's astounding findings include: 1) Women like pr0n. 2) Men like breasts, big or small. 3) Married people use pr0n. Genius. Pure genius. Not the results, the fact that...

New York, New York No Work

And we thought we had it bad. I empathise for anyone stuck in a major city without power. It truly is not until it really happens that you realise just how much of the infrastructure and network around you depends...

Wednesday 13 August 2003

Search Engine Optimisation

Yay me! I'm not quite sure how I acheived it but I've managed to get my employers website to rank #2 on Google for the search term we decided on. The only one that ranks higher is HM Customs &...

Monday 11 August 2003

Excuse me a minute.....

I'm playing Delta Force Task Force Dagger. I promise I'll be back. If only I could kill that bugger that keeps knifing me in the back. Oh, and right after I've done the housework too....

Sunday 10 August 2003

The Hare & the Tortoise

A short lesson for all you boy racers out there. Some people have more experience and more money....

Friday 8 August 2003

Wherever I lay my hat...

Ok, so don't ask why but I've kind of been in denial that we're re-entering the whole buying and selling houses thing. I mean; I can't ignore it. Sharon's been a little demon getting our house ready and nagging me...

Jab, parry, thrust, JAB!!

This whole furore about the MMR vaccination really gets my goat. It's a typical case of a media fed paranoia whipped up by certain sensational newspapers under the pretence of a "public interest" story. Somebody alleged that the MMR vaccination...

Thursday 7 August 2003

Asta la vista blog!

I've been thinking, occasionally, about how one should finish blogging, if you decide you've had enough. Not that I'm about to jack in this fine upstanding site. But a few of my former blogroll links have moved on. So when...

Wednesday 6 August 2003

A-chord-ing to Ananova

Ha ha ha ha. Of course it was a hoax. Everyone knows that Status Quo invented 2 chord rock....

eXistential Problems

All of my spare time at home is currently being soaked up by a Windows XP install (re-install, re-install, curse, re-install). Dive into Mark has a very good guide to what I would be going though if I knew what I was doing.



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Monday 4 August 2003

Money for nothing

I post this here for anyone who happens across this weblog searching for details about the Burntwood power cut. But it's also the only place I know I can put it where I won't lose it. Aquila Networks comment: 1:00pm...

More power....

Sounds like I've gotsome writing to do. Lets see, power went off at 11pm Thursday and came back on at 5pm Saturday. That’s 42 hours. So that's 100. That should replace the frozen food in my freezer but it's not...

By the power of Greyskull....

Aquila Networks - 7:30pm SUNDAY 3 August, 2003 Substation Fire - Burntwood, Staffordshire Electricity supplies have been restored to all the domestic customers affected by the substation fire at Burntwood. Electricity is currently supplied from over 100 mobile generating units...

Friday 1 August 2003

Signing Off for the Weekend

Well, as I have no power and no PC at home currently, I don't envisage posting much over the next few days. Enjoy your weekend as I make coffee on the gas hob and wash in cold water. I'm DJing...

Powerless update

Look, we made the news. Chase Terrace, Burntwood - That's where I live....

Processorless

Turn's out the problem with my PC wasn't minor. Somehow the processor has got fried and probably taken the motherboard with it. Soooooo that's 150 plus I'll need to spend before I can get it working again. Bugger, bugger, bugger,...

Powerless

Soooo, the big news today is that our house, along with 18,000 other people in the vicinity, has been without electricity for 10 hours. The power went off last night at about 11pm, after spending 5 or 10 minutes at...

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