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Wednesday 29 October 2003

Jamie's Meat

Boots has a very interesting version of Jamie Oliver's 2004 Calendar on its website at the moment. A particularly interesting cut of meat he's straddling there. I can't find a picture of the calendar anywhere else on the net to...

Tuesday 28 October 2003

Polyphonic mouth

Talk about multi tasking. This little shockwave video of a bloke playing the harmonica and doing the human beatbox thing at the same time is mildly amusing....

Adoption James Pt. 2

I've not blogged about this since we started the process. Mainly because nothing seemed to be happening. Progress has come in many tiny steps none of them seeming significant. A letter here, a form there. So far, we've met with...

Monday 27 October 2003

Baby Gift Boxes

I have a new semi-project. that I'm working on. A work colleague is starting up a new business venture. When her friends have had babies, she has put together gift boxes for the baby or new mum. Boxes containing practical...

Sunday 26 October 2003

Forgetful Anonymous

Hello. My name is theaardvark and I am forgetful. It has been several hours since I last forgot anything significant. This morning I forgot that I was running the bath and caused water to overflow. I only realised when it...

Another loss.

I lost the game and it's all his fault. Not only does he obliquely insult me (come on - it's a tiny bit of fun, lighten up!) on a now dead blog, but he makes me lose the game....

Saturday 25 October 2003

SendMail - Ultimate Form Mail

A week ago I was fishing for help to set up a script to power a response form for aardvark.dj. Initially I was looking at FormMail. A CGI script that calls the server's SendMail program and one of the most...

V v v Graham Norton

Sharon and I have long been fans of the V Graham Norton series since it's original So Graham Norton format. This week we have just had our request for tickets to see it filmed fulfilled. We're going to see the...

Friday 24 October 2003

There's no time like the present

Isn't it amazing how a few mid-week days off work, with midday lie-ins, can completely mess with not just your body clock but you internal calender too. Despite having been at work this morning and working from home this afternoon,...

So, how sick are you?

I've been a little poorly. Doting fathers everywhere will know the story. Your darling child picks up a bug. Mum keeps him/her off school, suddenly Mum is struck down. You take a little time of work to help her cope...

Tuesday 21 October 2003

House Husband

Sharon's been poorly today. Immobilised by a sickness bug. So I've been doing housework since 4 o'clock. That means no real time to blog. But I did find a little something to point you toward. Doorsteps is a cute little...

Monday 20 October 2003


Thanks to Lisa...

What gender is computer?

A language instructor was explaining to her class that in French, nouns unlike their English counterparts, are grammatically designated as masculine or feminine. “House,” in French, is feminine – “la maison.”; “Pencil,” in French, is masculine – “le crayon.” One...

Finger Linking Good

I discovered a couple extra incoming links today, which is always nice. By a Woman has me in her blogroll. She's another member of the Blogging Brits Ring. I'm quite busy at work today so I've not had chance to...

Sunday 19 October 2003


Today, Sharon and I went shopping for Chloe's birthday present. She's 12 on Wednesday. We've planned for quite a while, together with her Dad, to buy her a computer. So we dragged ourselves over to Dunstall Park where they have...

Saturday 18 October 2003


I need to work out how to make an email response form for my work's website. One like this one from my aardvark.dj website but that doesn't rely on the installed email client to send the mail. From what I...

Tuesday 14 October 2003

Like the windmills in my mind....

A good friend of mine is going through the wringer at the mo. His Mum has just found out for the 3rd time that she's suffering from Cancer. His Dad is already quite ill and, for his Mum, this is...

Die spam! Die!

How easy was that! Major, major kudos has to go to Jay Allen for his excellent MT Plugin, MT-Blacklist. It took me 20 minutes to install and 15 minutes of that was intalling WinZip so I could extract it from...

Blah, blah, blah

They've struck again, the sneaky little sods. You think you've eradicated them, expunged them from your psyche. But still they return, like moles to a pristine golf course (not that I have anything against moles, it was just an appropriate...

Sunday 12 October 2003

More Spam

Looks like quite a few bloggers are getting pissed off with Comment Spam. I had 2 more today. It's starting to be a real pain. Each spam takes several minutes to delete and then rebuild the entry. I will be...

Wednesday 8 October 2003

Bad Checksum!

I'm having problems with my computer. I have since I installed the new chip and motherboard a couple of months ago. A couple of times a week, on boot up it gives a "Checksum Error" and resets the BIOS. I...

Big Brother

Work has introduced an "Internet and Email" policy recently, banning personal use except for occasional use during lunchtime. As the biggest user of the internet in our office, I have to wonder whether this is aimed specifically at me. This...

Tuesday 7 October 2003

Comment Spam

This week I've had 5 separate comment spam attacks. One post had about 20 comments added overnight, all linking to porn sites. I've turned off commenting on that post. Other posts have had single comments added. All comments have been...

Sunday 5 October 2003

Today's colour

Ever have a blue day you can't explain? A day when, for no reason, you can't lift yourself out of the doldrums? When you could easily have stayed in bed all day, hidden from the world where people seem to...

Friday 3 October 2003

Who me?

I don't know what I've eaten, but a pair of these would not go amiss right now. More information than you needed I'm sure, but I'm always happy to share....

Wednesday 1 October 2003


[homer] No time to blog. Must go drink beer. Talk tomorrow. [/homer]...

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