Archive for September, 2009

What I have been up to this week 2009-09-27

September 27th, 2009 No comments
  • Motivation levels at an all time low. If I didn't have the weekend off I would prob walk out. #
  • 3.5hrs to go. Sometimes I hate my job! #
  • Last long day at work til next wekk. 3 day weekend coming up! #
  • Not been a bad couple of days at work, but then we have hardly had a manager in at all! #
  • Really wish I didn't have to get out of bed today. #
  • Is hoping @leedsatheistsoc is having another successful day! #
  • Bla bla bla bla is all I hear at work these days, lol. #
  • Never actually face competition for a committee role before, lol. #
  • So egm time… #
  • A-Soc EGM tonight, followed by 1t major social of the year. Good times. #
  • Down to the hardcore few now. #
  • Work is so slow today. Feels like I've been here half the week already :-(#

What I have been up to this week 2009-09-20

September 20th, 2009 No comments
  • Only taken me an hour to sort out emails this morning :-)#
  • Can't believe the weekend is more than halfway over :-(#
  • Sky engineer is making a real pig's ear of this :-(#
  • 2nd piece of my home entertainment system is getting installed today :-)#
  • So cooking dinner turned into fetching KFC, lol. #
  • Steel City derby tonight, @gib2504 how's the build up at Chez Gib? #
  • I hate idiots. Particularly those that try to hide their idiocy. #
  • Screwed up my shifts on monday so pulling a 13hr shift with no overtime!! #
  • Nearly finished work 4 the day. Trip to Bury was prob the highlight, but hardly the sort of thing u look 4ward 2 in your corporate career! #
  • On way back to leeds. #
  • There are some really nice houses round here. Took a wrong turn, so no doubt things will get worse. #
  • In Bury #
  • Looks like I'm spending some time in Bury tomorrow. Not been to Bury in ages. #
  • Two trips to tesco already today. Anyone know if sky hd comes with hdmi cable? #
  • Well, @gib2504 I have no strong feelings about Swayze, but I liked Keith Floyd – was funny to watch as he got drunk whilst cooking on TV! #
  • Keith Floyd and Patrick Swayze die on my birthday – thunder steal much? #
  • 2 days off work :-) perfect time for some playstation! #
  • Nfl on terrestrial starts tonight :-)#

Background changes

September 16th, 2009 No comments

Over the next few weeks I am going to be updating soem of the background workings of the site to try and make the wholse site easier to navigate for visitors and to make the variety of subjects I write about a little more compartmentalised. In the mean time though, you should definitely start checking out the categories I use to find related articles to the oens you like.

It’s my birthday

September 15th, 2009 No comments

Today is my 25th birthday :-)

What I have been up to this week 2009-09-13

September 13th, 2009 No comments
  • Lols. Remake of fame. #
  • Only 8 hrs to go til my pseudo birthday party! #
  • Sometimes I wonder what people see when I talk? The line between wise and weird is pretty fine… #
  • Any tips on making 13hr shifts go quicker? #
  • Pc world don't sell pc components. #

What I have been up to this week 2009-09-06

September 6th, 2009 No comments
  • Feeling very crap this morning. Not a good day all round. #
  • Yay for court summons – as a witness, not a defendant ;-p #
  • Less then three hours into my 14 hour work day today :( 8 hours in the office followed by 4 hours in a meeting, plus travel time :(#
  • – Zoltan: creative guru? #
  • Early finish today plus ebuyer delivery = a fun night in :-)#
  • So who wants to see magnum live? #
  • For some reason I have a strangely high level of optimism about work today. #
  • It appears that neither of my @O2 acciounts are eligible for O2 Money?!?!?! #
  • Come on EPL where is my big money signing of the day?!? #
  • Not sure what to make about Bouazza signing for 'Pool @gib2504 better option that we have now, but ?? over his commitment. #
  • Transfer deadline day is upon us. Check out @gib2504 for all the latest gossip! #
  • I definitely need some kind of file server #
  • I really need to fix my spelling on here! #
  • Lookign forward to finishing up at work today and heaqding home. Roofer has suppsoedly fixed the leaky roof…. #
  • Just finished on the phone to national express east coast to finalise london costings. God they are morons! #
  • Working on a bank holiday is not fun. #
  • Still can't get my TV to receive a digital signal from the aerial – had to resort to an indoor aerisal plus booster :(#

New kit

September 4th, 2009 No comments

With my August overtime I went out and bought the first part of my planned AV setup at home. I decided to start with the TV and plumped in the end for the LG (model 32LG2100) pictured below.
I also splashed out on a new wireless keyboard with which to control my linux media centre. I am a massive fan of linux as an OS for media centre PCs and currently run Ubuntu. After spending a day or two configuring all the codecs, permissions and general set up I have barely had to touch anything beyond the GUI except when trying to go wireless. I have never had any success getting any peripheral to operate wirelessly on Ubuntu. This includes WiFi cards, keyboards, mice and bluetooth. I always run into compatibility issues or it simply doesn’t work as required. You can imagine my surprise then when the KeySonic keyboard (picture below) worked out the box as intended. The only issue arising was dus to some local interference but fiddling with my WiFI channels fixed that in a flash.

Next on the list is a DVD/Bluray player and the PS3 is still edging it over an Xbox/dedicated blurayer combo at the moment. Will keep you updated.