Entries from January 2006

No Windows CD

Posted on 28 January 2006 in Computers (2 comments)

What really annoys me about new computers is when they don’t come with a Windows CD. Yes, okay, I use Linux, but having a Windows setup on my machine is occassionally useful, so I’d prefer to have a copy of it just in case anything ever goes wrong with the machine. Merely being able to “repair” from the hard drive is no good if your hard drive gets trashed!

Sofa Tour!

Posted on 26 January 2006 in Television (No comments yet - be the first!)

So I’m flicking through the North West Tonight website (don’t ask) and I come across an interesting link. Yes, it’s the North West Tonight sofa tour! Gordon Burns and Dianne Oxbury go out, sit on a sofa in the Trafford Centre, and have their pictures taken by as many people as they can possibly persuade. Fantastic!

What’s In A Name?

Posted on 22 January 2006 in Computers (No comments yet - be the first!)

Well here we are. The new PC is up and running and I’m in the slowish process of migrating stuff off the old one and onto the new. More importantly, as is the *nix way, the new PC has finally been christened.

Walsh Western Hopelessness (part 2)

Posted on 18 January 2006 in Computers, Shopping (2 comments)

I’d like to say I got a coherent excuse for not getting my PC delivered, but whoeever it was that I spoke to at the “delightful” Walsh Western had the worlds worst phone line possible, and about the only coherent thing I got out of the conversation was a question about whether I have a brown door. Quite why, who knows, cos every time I tried to get anything useful, I ended up on hold.

Non-Delivery

Posted on 17 January 2006 in Computers, Shopping (No comments yet - be the first!)

Well it’s 21:42 and still no PC.

Job Stuff

Posted on 17 January 2006 in Work (No comments yet - be the first!)

It’s good (although slightly embarassing!) to hear praise for ones work, but there’s ultimately something more important to me about getting through the interview last week, for it was the final vindication for a decision I made three years ago.

The More Complicated They Are, The More They Go Wrong

Posted on 16 January 2006 in Television (No comments yet - be the first!)

Reading through the BBC’s Reception Advice help pages can be a bit depressing sometimes - all the problems that users have just recieving services. OnDigital boxes crashing, video and audio being out of sync, channel numbers not working properly… And that’s not the half of it.

New Business Card Needed

Posted on 12 January 2006 in Work (No comments yet - be the first!)

In my desk draw at work is a box full of about 400 business cards which I got given not long after I became an assistant producer.

Entry 555

Posted on 9 January 2006 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

This is entry number 555, one of many entries made in the three and a half years this site has been going. (Three and a half years? Doesn’t time fly?)

Not Londonist

Posted on 9 January 2006 in Internet, London (No comments yet - be the first!)

I don’t normally repost comments I make on sites, in my own blog but in this case, I’ll make an exception. Below is the offending entry, and below that, my comment. Just in case it doesn’t survive on the site in question.

abcde

Posted on 8 January 2006 in Computers (No comments yet - be the first!)

Every now and then, you come across a computer programme that really makes a difference to your life - that really makes life easier and is worthy of being hailed. So stand up and say hello to abcde - a better CD encoder.

Weights and Colds

Posted on 4 January 2006 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Not long after returning to London post Christmas, Catherine got a stinking cold. On Monday, I ended up with it. Doesn’t seem as bad as hers - I haven’t been bad enough to take time off work - but it seems to help if I don’t think too much, and I don’t exactly have a lot of energy which makes burning off the quite frankly ridiculous half a stone of weight that I put on at Christmas, a little hard.

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