Sunday, July 31, 2005
Kitchen sex: you're together and you do it in every room in the house.
Bed sex: you're getting in rut, so you only do it in bed.
Hallway sex: when you pass in the hallway, you tell each other to **** off.
Court sex: you go to court to get screwed by your wife.
Saturday, July 30, 2005
Random Joys of Life: Getting home just as it starts to pour down.... my typing getting better.... watching Open All Hours on DVD..... my first pictures getting accepted by Shutterstock.....
Sunday, July 24, 2005
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Friday, July 22, 2005
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
As my memory seems to be having to be constently defragged by Maxmem, I thought it would be a good idea to add some. No problem, I thought, so I popped open the case and took out the stick I have in there to make sure I got compatable additions. Rebooted after putting it back in and...... nothing. No boot screen, no bios, just a lot of whirring of drives and clicking. Tried again, and again, and again. Nothing. Mild panic starts to rise up as I reopen the case and check the memory. That's ok. Try again. Still nothing. Ok, the panic is picking up now as I try various things like unplugging everything, taking the memory out, plugging things back in, but to no avail. So it's trip round my mate, who has a quick look at the motherboard and points to a part that has melted. (The pic here isn't my board, even I would have spotted it if it was....) Fortunately he had a spare board, as he regularly builds systems for other people, which meant I didn't have to wait to get a replacement. So I've been cautiously putting things back together until now things are back to normal. (And I've sent off for the extra memory) But it's reinforced to me the necessity of backing up important stuff, as you never know what's going to happen.....
Monday, July 04, 2005
This week marks the middle of the period between VE and VJ day. The British Legion has organised a series of events, culminating in the Nation's Biggest Thank You on July 1oth. For more info on what's happening where, check out the Thank You site.
On the same site as the frog shoot (see item below) are many more free online games, some classics such as Pong (left), the fiendish Asteriod Lander and PacMan, others modern flash games like Yetisports OrcaSlap (I kid you not). It's part of a site called student free stuff, which, as you would expect, has lots of links to free stuff, and not just for students. Well worth a look....
The frog with the blown pupil has annoyed a lot of people, but not for the reason you might think. Thanks to the saturation coverge on ITV, with the Axel F tune appearing two or three times in each ad break, many people downloaded it from Jamster and their telephone provider MBlox to their mobile phones. Unfortunately, they got more than they bargined for, as their phones were bombared with texts offering more ringtones. Annoying enough, but then people found that they were also paying for the privilege at £3 per text! Instead of a one-off download, they had unwittingly entered into a subcription service, with Jamster sending premium rate reverse charge texts. Some people have manged to get refunds, but it takes a certain amount of investigation and badgering to do so. If you've been affected by this, contact Icstis to complain. If you want to vent your frustration, go here (My best is 40).
Sunday, July 03, 2005
Well, Wimbledon's over for another year. Britain's brief obession with Tennis has flourished and faded, much like the weather. The strawberries have been eaten, the champagne quaffed, and the home countries' hopes raised and dashed by "tiger" Tim Henman (left). This year has been especially tough for Tim: not only didn't he make the second week, but it seems his supporters are about to desert him and hitch their wagon to a new star: Andy Murray. The youngster will be first to tell people he has a long way to go before he can begin to challenge for titles, but already the media has him pegged as the New British Hope, with headlines like Henman Zero, Murray Hero. Henman Hill has been renamed Murray Mound, or Murray Field, in keeping with the hopeful's nationality (Murrayfield being the home of Scottish rugby). I hope Andy Roddick, beaten by Roger Federer to make it three titles in a row for the Swiss, can get a refund on that second airplane seat he's booked with his American Express card....
Saturday, July 02, 2005
Whatever your opinion of the movtivation behind it and whether it will make a difference, Live8 seems to be a great success.... Thanks to BBCi I'm flicking between all the concerts.... at the moment I'm having to decide between Madge in London and The Pet Shop Boys in Moscow - tough choice but I'm sticking with the Material Girl for now..... highlights for me so far have been Annie Lennox, Razorlight, Keane and Brian Wilson, but there's much more to come....