Monday, September 15, 2008

Blog Closed

That's it. Over. Finito.

At least on this blog...

Laff

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Laughs

I've been following Channel4's Make Me A Christian and it's a brilliant blend of self-important reality TV stars and trashy ITV-style Binge Britain contestants. Great stuff.

On yesterday's show:

Attractive Female Virgin: It's painful being cheated on, I've been cheated on.
Shagabout Lad: Is that 'cos you didn't put out?

Classic.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Well would you believe it?

This was bugging me for ages.....

Sometimes ice cubes made from the tap water, or the melted water from ice cubes contains white particles. What are these particles and where do they come from?

Ice cubes freeze from the outside in. Ice is formed from pure water (hydrogen and oxygen) therefore the minerals such as calcium and magnesium normally found in the water sometimes end up as visible particulates in the core of the ice cube. The white particles are not toxic.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

OMG

I've found the holy grail. I shit you not. Finally Google have released an app that will synchronise your Outlook with your Google Calendar. I have 3 computers I regularly use, 2 personal and 1 work and oh-joy-of-joys I've managed to install this on my work machine. I've only set up the sync to go from Outlook to Google on this one, but I'm fully aware I'll probably get a kicking if someone finds out.

But it's fantastic to actually be able to see what meetings I've got coming up, without having to VPN in every time. And I can actually make proper use of Google Calendar now as the personal appointments I've put into my Outlook will get synched. I'll be able to check these offline as well as I have Outlook on my personal laptop, which I take on adventures with me. Fantastic.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Film

So I saw Atonement the other day. I think I understand why it didn't win any Oscars; it's shit. I haven't seen such a plodding, pretentious, wooden-acted snore-fest since Last Days. Ok it's got a great, if thoroughly depressing ending, but that doesn't make up for two hours of Keira "Would quite like to" Knightley and James BoringVoy wandering around with sticks up their arses spouting stilted dialogue to each other through a series of set pieces remeniscient of a play, with some pointless arty time-shift shenanigans thrown in.

And come on, how many people planning to study medicine don't know what septicaemia is? At least I've learnt never to read Ian McEwan.

You want to see an accurate portrayal of the upper class in the interwar period? Try Jeeves and Wooster.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Danger

Should I be going out for drinks after work when my horoscope says this:

You are ready for nearly anything today that sounds like fun, but your eagerness can get you into mischief. Your charm and easygoing style can turn an uneventful meeting into a weekend-long party. Although this could be enjoyable, it's not advisable. Go ahead and be yourself, but set sensible limits and don't overstep them.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Camera Redux

Yeah I think I made the right choice. After a weekend partying it's still in one piece, as are the pictures, ready for another weekend of partying. It's got a couple of scratches already but in a perverse way, the sooner something gets scratched, the less precious you are with it. Ultimately it's not what the camera looks like, but what pictures it produces. There's something about Canon compacts and their colour reproduction that I just love - check out this shot (click for full size).


I haven't got anywhere to upload some video I took, but it was pretty impressive. I'll stick a low res version up on Facebook for the hell of it.

So there you go, get a Canon IXUS 860 IS if you fancy a decent, no-fuss camera that produces pretty pictures.