Archive for February, 2005


Sunday, February 27th, 2005

Well, at least we know why THEY ALL SPEAK ENGLISH…

[LJ2ME] On the U3 to uxbridge

Saturday, February 26th, 2005

The Technicolor office at heathrow is in fact decidedly plain


Thursday, February 24th, 2005

Didn’t sleep much last night thanks to stupid coding which wouldn’t work, so was generally knackered all day. Mangaged to get a bunch of stuff done though (including being in a meeting).

So I went out for dinner with Michele and his wife (Natasha) very tired .

When I am very tired and around strange people I often talk too much, to loudly, to quickly and am inclined to say inappropriate things at inappropriate times. Combine this with beer and I was away,

The general dinner conversation was going quite well until Natasha (Russian) mis-understood my question “Are you coming to Bath?” (referring to project meeting I’m helping to organise in bath which Michele is coming to) as something along the lines of “Do you want to have a Bath with me?” this took several minutes to resolve but the mutual embarrassment soured the mood for the rest of the evening, later my joke about her being a Russian Internet bride (her and Michele met and got married over the course of about 8 weeks before christmas) went down a bomb, especially after she told me where her and Michele met… That followed by a number of tirades about politics, languages and a variety of other bollocks i know little or nothing makes me a generally poor dinner date….

[LJ2ME] on the m4, in a traffic jam

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

When humans die out all of the christmas tree nursaries will turn into pine forests.


Monday, February 21st, 2005

Just installed beagle which is a very cool indexing thingymagig for gnome, which among other things indexes your MSN conversations, web pages you visit, files etc. (I guess windows users would equate it with google desktop search.

To show you how accurate it is:

“goat”: An MSN Conversation with welikegoats
“fuck”: thesis.tex
“porn”: An MSN conversation with en4rab
“broken”: An MSN conversation with wbarbera
“football”:An MSN conversation with entropyjim

Friday, February 18th, 2005


Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

– sense of taste – check
– function and feeling in tounge – check
– feeling in lips/cheeks – coming back i thinkg
– swelling in face – BIGGER OOK OOK

so all in all i seem to have survived without (surgical) permanent damage. so this is good, now just have to hope that the bruising doesn’t do anything bad.

All in all, aside from the throbbing pain grotesque swelling and having to give up fags and booze for a week, oh and the not being able to eat proper food for a day, i am fine….

Anybody got any spare niquotine patches?

Mfg MN uga muncgh gfhetttt

Tuesday, February 15th, 2005

Blood GUTS gore and Red hot chilli peppers


Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

I have always found the process of doing my expenses particularly harrowing, partly its the having to deal with piles of little bits of paper, partly its the numbers but mainly its the fact that when you add them all up they very rarely constitute a significant proportion of the ammount of money you took with you. This time however was different, I did my mexico expenses in 1/2 an hour (using my now well-tuned gnumeric template) and aside from under-claiming by £5 for my hotel (now rectified) managed to get them in with the minimum of fuss. Add to that, the fact that in a week in a foreign country I only appear to have spent £55 of my own money (which includes a £20 bottle of tequila and £10 on duty free) and we are very happy.

Who says that the legal system is too detailed and prescriptive?

Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

Woman found guild of intending to cause fear of violence with a gun

In other news, maybe you can have too much Dick (or Dom)