Archive for July, 2004


Friday, July 30th, 2004

Was about to go to bed at a sensible time last night, when i realised that i’d forgot to upload the changes to the web page i was working on to the web server, spent 20 minutes doing that and then decided to backup my laptop to the fileserver at home. After about 2 minutes, stuff started going wrong and i noticed that the link light on the hub for the fileserver was flashing randomly (not the data light) and that the link was borked : network card dead. Unfortunately this machine has the only working card who’s mac is registered on teleworst, and by this time i couldn’t even log in to get the MAC address to fake it on another machine so it was out with the screwdriver. Swapped out the card and put it into the desktop machine (this is about 3:00am now) and got networking back up, so i could send a couple of mails to people (i’m going on holiday this morning) only to find that the imap server didn’t want to fcc my Sent mail, remarkably this doesn’t cause a sensible error on pine or evolution and leaves the mail in your outbox even though its already sent it via SMTP. So i probably sent a couple of people about 5 copies of the same mail while i was trying to figure out what was going on. So got to bed at about 4:00 and didn’t get to sleep till about 5:00 and now have to drive to dover in a couple of hours, sigh.


Sunday, July 25th, 2004

Got lots of stuff for my birthday, including a variety of lycra cycling cloting (ph33r) on the bright side i have something to wear in france next week.


Friday, July 23rd, 2004

What a pointless day.

Got practically no sleep (ended up getting up at 5:30), later in the morning I eventually got round to sending out the bulk mail (~200 people) announcement for the meeting thing I appear to be organising, only to completely fuck up the mail and send a) the wrong body b) the right one, but twice with a profuse apology. The CFP is still sitting in a bunch of moderation queues, so hopefully somebody will unmoderate the wrong ones.

Since have had only one real registration from somebody in new zealand (who isn’t even elligible to attend and might have trouble with the travel arrangements on his £75 travel budget).

Pointless afternoon as well, managed to fit about 10 minutes of work between the seminar and a stream of stupid questions from my colleagues.

Now have to drive back to birmingham for the weekend. Will hopefully be cheered by driving dads car around fast, and getting some early birthday presents.


Tuesday, July 20th, 2004

Got back from jims at about 1, but my shoulder was starting to ache like fuck so i couldn’t sleep. After a couple of hours of tossing and turning ended up moving to the lounge, .made me a sling out of an old sarong which worked until the pain killers kicked in. I eventually got a couple of hours of sleep as well as catching up on random startrek episodes and reading most of reaper man (God TV is shite at 5:30 in the morning). Made a doctors appointment but they counldn’t fit me in till tomorrow, so plenty of “Oww”, and “fuck” till then. Also in the embarrasing position of being basically unable to put clothes on (you try putting a T-shirt on with one arm not working).


Monday, July 19th, 2004

Just got knocked off my bike by a fuckwit moron in a white MG-B. Was cycling along north road behind another cyclist who turned left down Ralph Allen Drive, before said moron decided to try and pull out, i shouted obscenities, he stopped, and i cycled straight into him at about 30Km/h went over my handlebars and landed on my face.

I don’t think i have broken anything, but i do have a luverly big bruise on my cheek and a bunch of grazes on my hands and knees and my shoulder is a bit sore, my helmet took most of the collision, and probably stopped me from breaking my nose/head… Hooray.

Oh and i took his front bumper off, yay, and as far as in can tell my bike and laptop survived undamaged.

Got his number but all of the other people who stopped to gawk promptly drove off when i got up, piece of advice, “READ THE FUCKING HIGHWAY CODE” you were my witnesses, if i die it will be your fault that my family won’t be able to sue the driver to shit. bastards.


Thursday, July 8th, 2004

And if the homework brings you down, then we’ll throw it on the fire and take the car downtown….


Saturday, July 3rd, 2004

Its saturday so i put some time aside for as puts it, a bit of pointless shiney