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Aug. 7th, 2007

Blog is moving...

I've decided to try a hosted site to learn a bit more about PHP etc. From now I should be blogging here. I've copied most of the entries from livejournal, but none of the comments. I've also yet to tag everything correctly, it's on my todo list.

Aug. 6th, 2007

Management

A man in a hot air balloon realised he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a Man below. He descended a bit more and shouted,

"Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago but I don't know where I am."

The Man below replied, "You're in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You're between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude."

"You must be in Information Technology," said the balloonist.

"I am," replied the Man, "how did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is probably technically correct, but I've no idea what to make of your information and the fact is, I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help at all. If anything, you've delayed my trip."

The Man below responded, "You must be in Management."

"I am," replied the balloonist, "but how did you know?"

"Well," said the Man, "you don't know where you are or where you're going. You have risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise, which you've no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my f*cking fault."
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Aug. 1st, 2007

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

C bought book's 2, 3 and 4 for me to read now that she has book 7. I started reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on Saturday and finished it Monday night. 3 days! That's the fastest I've read any book in my life! I'm now on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I think this will take a while longer to read, but so far it's just as good as the first two. I get the feeling I'll be reading Harry Potter until I've read them all!

Jul. 26th, 2007

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Last night I went to bed around 10:15 so that I could read some of Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone before I nodded off; at 11:45 I finished the book! I just couldn't put it down! I'm now very tired but happy that I've read it. I now have to wait for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Can't wait!

Feeling quite tired this morning though :-)

Adventures of the wife hunter

Top bloke!

There can be few men on Earth who have not, at some time, dreamed of devising a method of attracting women which was so ingenious it would lead to hundreds of offers from beautiful women all over the world...he dreamed up the website, areyoumywife.com.

Story here

Jul. 24th, 2007

Benny Hill v Eminem

Sound plays when you follow link:

http://eminemvsbennyhill.ytmnd.com/
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Jul. 23rd, 2007

Baywatch campaign

This week is Baywatch Campaign week, not ogling at bikini clad women, but checking how naff supermarkets are at policing disabled bays.

For those not in the know, disabled bays are there for people who have blue badges; the blue badge means that the holder has or at times has reduced mobility, which is why the bays are nearer the entrances to the supermarkets and why the bays are larger.

They're not their for:
  • BMW drivers parking there so that they don't get their car banged
  • Van drivers that are too crap at parking to park in regular bays
  • People shopping and using their mother/Gran/relative's badge even though they've been left at home.
Baywatch is a survey of your local "big four" supermarket to record just how poor they are at policing their bays.

Not part of the report, but what really makes me laugh, is the number of people who park in the disabled bays of the gym I'm a member of. The gym itself has a small car park and is always full, but just opposite the entrance is a massive car park for use with the cinema, bowling, food places etc yet when the car park is full, people park in the disabled bays. So not only are these people too ignorant to leave the spaces for those who need them, they're too bloody lazy to park an extra 20 feet away and walk a little further to the gym. They're off to the gym to exercise but can't be ar*ed to park a little further!

Harry Potter part 2

Sat morning me and C went to Morrison's to get some groceries, also on sale was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows which had undercut Asda by 1p; sale price £4.99! That should keep her happy for a few days!

Now that the last Harry Potter book has been released I felt it was about time I started reading the Harry Potter books. I've seen the film but not read any, so while C was out Sat afternoon she bought me the Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. That'll keep me happy for a few days, I'm at chapter 6 already :-)

Jul. 17th, 2007

Inaccurate reporting

A few things really tick me off when the media try to use technical terms and get things wrong. The main one that gets right up my nose is "Heat Seeking Cameras", they're "Heat sensitive" some missiles are heat seeking, they detect heat and head to it to blow the cr*p out of it, camera's don't do squat except detect heat and convert to an image! ARGHHHH!

Today, the BBC is reporting that the royal mail is releasing heat-resistant Harry Potter stamps in line with the new book. I was wondering why they'd bother releasing stamps that won't be harmed in a fire? Then I learned what they meant; the stamps have heat sensitive ink so that when you put your finger on the stamp, it reveals an image or text. HEAT-RESISTANT ARGHHHHH!

Article here

Muppets :-(
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Jul. 12th, 2007

Harry Potter

C is looking forward to the new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book available next Friday night, or more precisely, next Saturday morning at 12am. Several books shops are open all Friday night/Saturday morning to do a Harry Potter special. It's likely I'll be there with C so that she can get her hands on a shiny new copy!

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