Monday, April 30, 2007


Saturday, April 28, 2007


My obsession with lolkitteh continues.

Ma & Pa down today and had a wonderful time with Flo...she's now a-kipping, so I made this:
For JP who came round last night for laffs!

Might post something proper soon...might not.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Cheezburger Eat Meh? Oh noes...

Thank young Skeddy for the title...I have been bewitched by lolcatz, and I'm whey tired!

So, get commentorated picture post today.

Cardboard 'house'...collapses up nicely...and I've managed to convince Flo that it is not a 'shoe'



Sunday, April 22, 2007


We had an action packed day today...When Lil and I weren't doing The Reggae March and generally grooving out to Jonny Greenwood Is The Controller we were wandering round Crunny Broadmead (TM Buck) looking for 'bargains' (by which I mean I wandered around; Lil ate blueberries (which she amusingly calls 'voobies') and pointed at things...we bought a pair of socks. For 50p), or we were feeding goats and generally having a laugh at the farm (I've pointed out to Lil that kicking a sleeping pig is unacceptable behaviour...even if all it does is grunt quietly and twitch an ear), or we were playing in the park.

Weh da dotes?

Or eating. Or napping...

Or swinging!

Busy bees!

The only mildly distressing point of the day was a goat attempting to eat her hair. Oh, and Flo shouting "Cock Daddy Cock!" repeatedly while in the queue at the shop...*

*FYI Cock is what she calls chocolate. For one blissful moment she said 'poclit'...then back to the 'cock' dammit!

Saturday, April 21, 2007


I can't really be arsed to write you anything today soh-wee (as flo would say). I'm knackered after a busy week and my juices feel drained.

I promise I'll post something as witty, informative and erudite as all my other posts soon...I'm reading a very big book so it's bound to rub off on me...heheh.

I've also got a recycling rant building up, which I'm sure you'll all enjoy...Bokashi FTW!...and I've been turning old mobile phone headsets into 'ear torches'...Teh Mac is relieved to be 'just a media centre' once more...and I'm a-r0xin on teh linux d00dz!

Teh Chile is

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Removed due to autoplaying...annoying fuckers.

I'm sure you saw it anyway.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Fuck You Bill Gates!

OK. Granted...I'm sure he's not personally to blame, but Windows sure does suck as an OS.

Oooh la-de-da hark at the Linux/Mac fanboy larfing it up with his geeky "I know all about computers me" attitude and many, many nights weeping over obscure configuration files and not even able to play 'proper' games like Far Cry and WoW!!

Well, fuck you too!

I have to use Windows for work (though I'm planning a workaround of sorts....more on this later maybe). It pains me dearly to know that I'm struggling to get my supposedly OK-spec, supposedly 900-notes-plus laptop to do something mundane like move an email from one folder to another while at the same time (on another monitor) displaying a couple of webpages, a document or two and a project timeline...much of this is probably down to the shiteness of MobilePhoneOperatorInsertedHere's ability to manage its own IT systems...but the blame lies equally in the laps (heaven forfend) of Teh Windoze D00dz!

My 'half-the-spec' 300 quid laptop running Ubuntu Feisty is shitting on it! Right on it!!!

People ask me what I do. I've stopped explaining, but when they learn that it involves 'computers' I inevitably get asked about Viruses and Trojans and BSOD...I have to admit that I don't know why, now, these things are causing gip. A few years ago yeah; I'd've (heh, apostrophe nightmare!) maybe known or been able to bungle through....Probably. I would have seen the advisory, or had the issue and found a fix....Nowadays?...Don't even get me started on the: "so, I have this 18 month contract...", "what's the best phone right now?"...or better yet: "Can you get me a phone for free?" questions.

I do (but have no need real need to) run a firewall. I do have (but have no real need for) advert & script blocking plugins. I run (to no real purpose) virus/trojan checkers...what's wasting your resources?

Oh yes, the point!

The point of this post is that:

- Using a Beta of Ubuntu Feisty I've migrated 2 people from Windows 2000/XP, with all their settings (wallpaper, My Documents, IM and email settings, bookmarks etc...) intact. TMWNN (the man with no name...he chose the nick) says 'Fuck that paying shit. This is mad!'
- I spent 12 hours upgrading 4 PCs while downloading new Heroes episodes and ripping such exciting DVDs as Andromeda Strain and Chorlton & The Wheelies...
- And burnt a CD about Tigers (or Tie-gull in lilspeak)
- Am now sitting on the sofa with wireless working on my cheapo laptop which is way more than my work laptop could do. Ever.
- Did I mention the restricted driver and codec detection?
- NTFS support I added a few days too late to get the (apparently) classic "Joo wanna muffin?" clip from a disk off T'Ex...

FTP and then Rosie are my next targets...Then M&D....Then Dunkle Doe...then...the world!!!

Single, Brackets Again Brackets.

That's right, I'm single again...Ladies you may offer yourselves unto me in the comments!

Flo and I celebrated by spending the day eating grapes (or 'bape' as she calls them), buying shoes (a pair of sandals and some standard shoes), visiting 'doats', 'ship', 'pik', 'duck-gak-gak', 'hoss' (it's actually a cow, but she seems a bit undecided if it's a 'boon' (cow) or a 'hoss') and 'mat' (I'm pretty certain that's a seems to be applied to any rabbit-sized furry creature).

Our post-prandial jaunt to the park...9am and coat was almost optional!

Bumped into Rosie ('mummy' natch), Ian ('Eeee') and Teh Ezmalator ('Ez') in Mo'care (as it should be called), which seemed to phase Flo less than the fact that I wouldn't let her run away to look at 'a man'....I'll be buggered if I could figure out who or where this 'man' was, but not even 'tuddle' (turtle...a plastic bath toy she insisted came in the buggy with her?!?) would stop the crying and yelling. It was only when the assistant turned up with a pair of shoes that she calmed down. Women...heh!

Making a break for the 'pidge'

I also took B055man up on his recommendation to watch "Heroes"'s great! Which means I have something to replace my Battlestar addiction....oh noes!

Oh yea...Flo and I have also been playing pooh-sticks on the 'pidge' (bridge) in the park...Teh Chile is water-mad...not least when stalking me round the flat holding an empty plastic beaker and demanding 'wa-teeeer, waaaa-teeer' in a plaintive whine, and her having just drunk a load of juice and chucked a few litres of water down herself as well.

Flo pointing at a snogging couple cuddling on a 'panket' (blanket)....I left them out of shot and chose the safe 'piddin' (pigeon) option.


Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Great word that!

I've obviously had a week or so off the blog (some of that off work too). I'm not sorry if you missed me (which you didn't). Hoping M&D get their devonshire house, even though the people round there are a bit...well...odd. Had a few days holiday and a few days more to come...

Yes! Heat-sensitive water-proof LEDs FTW!

Blue = Cold (~40c) red =" Hot"

Over-engineered, but cool....and not wet!...and childproof!!!

Am on a mini-break back at work and it stinks! Half-day tomorrow and then out of the mire again thank Teh FSM.

She does love her grandad....

Tea tonight: Mashed Potatoes, Cod & Haddock with Parsley Sauce, Braised Leeks, and Broccoli

Lil, on the other hand is gorjoyce!

Lilstreamowords: PikDaddyPikPikPik_ShoesDaddy_Legs_Sock_Eyes (presses my eyeballs) OwDaddyEyesDaddy_Bork_BorkDoggie_Doll_Tiger?_Doe?_DoeInna?

Translation: Look dad! A pig on this cup you're holding. I'm wearing shoes...Daddy's wearing shoes. I have legs, as do you daddy...And socks...You have eyes daddy and they are 'fair game'. when I'm being cute, no?!...I'm bored, can we go to the park now? Got any tigers?...Where's Jungle Joe by the way?

Teh Chile's also apparently swapped morning naps for afternoon naps...maybe this is why she's also still not asleep this late!


Monday, April 02, 2007

Must. Think. Of. Comedy. Title....

And then of course, something to write about.

Telling your 18 month old daughter to 'be careful' when climbing on stuff doesn't (always) work. Flo took a tumble yesterday, cut her lip and banged her head. She was OK after a few minutes cuddling and dabbing at her mouth with ice-cubes wrapped in a (yes, clean!) washcloth. She then took to applying the cold compress to my head...maybe she'll be a doctor when she's older.

Watching 'But' (that's Bod to you lot).

You really should follow the layout instructions with these damn trainset things!


Ooooh, I see. A tenner well spent!!

Righteous props to Gazatron for another sonic mix, lad!

I do believe that Jungle Joe is coming down on Friday...then we're off to see the (potential) new Parental Yard down Exeter way (yay, nearness). I've got loads of work to do before the Easter holidays...bah!

My deepest sympathies to Sked on the loss of his brother...Death sucks.

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