| Saturday 30th August 2003 10:20MDT | → 0 Comments |
I think this has to be one of the oldest webpages I know, in terms of how long it’s remained around and unchanged - since 1994!
The guy is someone I know from university. He left not too long after I did and has been gainfully employed for some time now. However, his legacy lives on.
Have a look at some older incarnations of this site, though my site is actually slightly older than that (it predates the dreamfish.org.uk domain).
| Friday 29th August 2003 22:36MDT | → 1 Comments |
Just finished watching Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, as purchased only today from Currys (yeuch, but it was cheap there).
Thoroughly absorbing, even if it was mostly fighting and wandering around through pointy scenery. Fantastic CGI and much darker than the first - no ‘little silly sequences’. I await the final film.
… and before anyone comments, I didn’t wait for the four CD set because I find all those interview bits tedious and at three hours I don’t want any extra footage!
| Friday 29th August 2003 17:58MDT | → 1 Comments |
Many deliveries today:
| Thursday 28th August 2003 14:07MDT | → 1 Comments |
Went to IKEA (in Croydon) with Denise yesterday. I didn’t realise it was open until 10pm, though the car park was still packed. I enjoyed it, which may be a worrying sign of impending middle-classness. However, I bought a metal-style-cupboard-thing, which is currently waiting to be built and will probably go in my bedroom. I was also going to get a shelving unit until I realised it wouldn’t fit in my car.
Denise found a folding table she’d been after for ages for her kitchen. She was most chuffed.
Very good article from Naomi Klein on the anti-terrorism excuse for trampling on human rights.
Yet again the UN Security Council has given in to US pressure to delete a reference to the ICC from a resolution on supporting peacekeepers. W**kers, the lot of them.
| Monday 25th August 2003 14:45MDT | → 0 Comments |
Just for the hell of it I made some SPAM fritters for lunch. Surprisingly tasty, though it would be been better if I’d deep fried them.
| Sunday 24th August 2003 20:57MDT | → 0 Comments |
Yet again I’m wasting my weekends. However, I did spend lunchtime pleasantly sitting in the sun by the castle reading The Economist followed by New Internationalist. Do I have an identity crisis or wot?
NI this month has a number of interesting articles about bringing political power back to people through local democracy initiatives. Very interesting. Another book I must read is Hilary Wainwright’s Reclaim the State.
More work done on my new website. Just to warn anyone who cares, content will be considerably smaller that at present but ever so slightly more focussed.
| Saturday 23rd August 2003 9:02MDT | → 0 Comments |
I wonder if someone shouldn’t claim to have struck oil in Zimbabwe. Then maybe those ‘leaders of the free world’ countries might a sufficient pretext to go in there and remove a maniacal leader who is starving his people.
Been playing about with SpamAssassin recently. After a little help I can now tag all suspected spam on the server side. The next trick is to work out how to direct it to another folder. For those who care, I’m using a level of 5.5.
| Friday 22nd August 2003 18:40MDT | → 0 Comments |
My God - I hope I don’t go through a week like that anytime in the next 1E06 years. Two customer software releases today - many crises occurring throughout the day - customer leaping up and down about what wasn’t happening - developers performing miracles and the whole thing finally coming together at the last minute.
I’m still really hyper at the moment, as I have been for the past few days. It’s probably going to take me the entirity of this extended weekend to calm down.
Next week should be quieter. Then again all the developers are on leave so it could be a whole lot worse. Who knows? Who cares? Tuesday is another day.
Tomorrow I have to arrange an MOT for my car and see if I can get hold of a (non-hardback) copy of George Monbiot’s Age of Consent.
| Tuesday 19th August 2003 18:40MDT | → 1 Comments |
Shock horror. I signed up to join a union today at work. Not sure why, though I’ll probably come around the idea eventually. Just so long as they don’t hand over wadges of cash to New Labour.
Then again, if my office in Guildford is closed (as looks likely) they might be useful in arguing my case for some compensation, especially travel costs.
There are little things in life that make one’s day. Mine was the first two lines of an email from boyf:
I love you!
I know it’s not much but when the love of your life is 4000 miles away, a few words make all the difference. Yesterday I sent him a card with a picture of cat on it. He likes cats.
(and my expenses were paid today too - woo!)
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| Sunday 17th August 2003 16:20MDT | → 0 Comments |
I decided I needed a weekend all to myself, catching up on reading and chores (I hadn’t done the washing up for days). I also set up the new/old machine I bought. Originally I put Linux on it but changed my mind and put Windows 98 on instead. I’m banging away at it right now.
I’ve come across another World Service programme on European affairs, called Network Europe. It’s made up reports from European broadcasters. Nice idea. I shall have to listen to it lots.
I also bought some webspace (and other things) at Digital Crocus. Only