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Broadband and other cool things

We have broadband. I can’t believe how much nicer surfing at home has become. I’ve been busy on kazaa, which I always liked but am finding that I’m becoming addicted to it. When you can download tracks in a few minutes it takes on a new significance. We used to use kazaa over a year ago on a 56k modem. We’d leave it running all night and still have not downloaded much.

And I have a new laptop. It’s a beautiful little IBM X24, which weighs less than half my Dell Latitude, and is far smaller too. Alright.

AND the season three of the Family Guy turned up at the weekend.

On the downside my old dad had one of his kidneys out last night. It sounds like he’s doing fine, and my fingers are crossed.

Maida Vale, London, Wednesday, July 30th, 2003

digi bag

da gravis digi bag
yeh yeh yeh – I bought one of these yesterday – I love Gravis . It is the most stylely laptop bag I have come across. Never thought I would get excited about a bag but there we are.

I’ve signed up for broadband at last. I opted for as not only do they not require a minimum 12 month commitment, they are also the cheapest. I have also joined a gym and intend to try a get up at the ungentlemanly hour of 7 tomorrow to sweat off some blubber. I will keep you posted, as the odds on me getting out of bed before 8 are pretty long…

Maida Vale, London, Tuesday, July 22nd, 2003

Photos they never wanted you to see #2

who's a pretty boy then?

Maida Vale, London, Sunday, July 20th, 2003

Bad Dreamweaver

I knew it! After a few years of using Notes/Domino I have resigning myself to it’s bugs and quirks. I have always thought that other tools/platforms must be prone to the same sort of thing, but never known for sure.

Notes developers that complain about Notes being ‘broken software’ spoke as though this sort of problem was confined only to Notes.

Today I was vindicated when Dreamweaver MX decided to stop saving my changes. I had suspected that it might have been doing this for some time and blamed myself, thinking that I had must have chosen not the save changes when I closed the file. Today it was happening right before my eyes, time and time again. Rebooting did no good. Hopefully applying the update will resolve the issue.

Not that I’m justifying the problems that exist in Notes – it’s just that I think people should not lose sight of the fact that it’s a problem with complex software in general – not just my old buddy….

Maida Vale, London, Tuesday, July 15th, 2003

Ghost Stations

I read an article in last saturdays TV Guide in the Guardian about Urban Exploring. I found a site about the disused stations on the London Underground. I’ve always looked out for the ‘ghost stations’ as I ride on the underground but I’ve never seen one. This picture is wicked – I never thought that there would actually be disused trains down there.


Maida Vale, London, Saturday, July 12th, 2003

TV Go Home

TV GO HOME , ah sheesh this is funny. Such gems as ‘Santa in the Hood’, ‘It Shouldn’t Happen To A… Blameless Child’, and ‘Moo Moo, I’m a Cow”.

Maida Vale, London, Friday, July 11th, 2003

DVD madness.

Holy shite. It has been nearly two weeks since I have even checked my email. It is weird how long it takes to adjust to working, even after a relatively short amount of time off work.

We bought a DVD player the other day. It’s great. Movies I have seen recently:

House of 1000 Corpses (again)
I love this film….

High Society
I don’t think that I’ve ever watched a musical, but I quite liked it. The first thing that I noticed was the lip-sync on the opening number. Louis Armstrong’s band weren’t in time with the soundtrack. But fuck it, it was a cool song. Grace Kelly was stunning. Bing Crosby played the good guy. Frank Sinatra played the lovable common man. The film was shot as though it was more like a stage production. Long shots of dialogue and action. The highlight is the duet between Bing and Louis, and Grace by the swimming pool. Ah, they don’t make em like that anymore.

About Schmidt
I kinda liked this film. It was depressing though. Jack was first class. I don’t really know what the point was though.

Yep, I got nothing interenting to say today.

Maida Vale, London, Thursday, July 10th, 2003

July Haiku

Due to the fact that I’m a wee bit rushed at the moment, todays blog is in the form of a short haiku (without the traditional reference to the season):

Tash in hospital,

I start work as a permie,

Work visa comes through.

Maida Vale, London, Tuesday, July 8th, 2003


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