Friday, 30 October 2009

Sci-Fi & Religion

I've had these links at the bottom of my starred list in Google Reader for ages with the intention of writing something about them, thing is... I don't think I can be arsed so I'll just put 'em here instead:

Thank goodness I've got them off my starred list, I was starting to worry a little bit with all that religious stuff there!

It's interesting that scientists are looking at LSD again, not sure it's quite up to the standard of Timothy Leary though... perhaps that isn't such a bad thing though?

Monday, 26 October 2009

Professor Layton 2

Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box Walkthrough (Your Illustrated Guide to Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box / Pandora's Box DS), IGNs Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box Guide.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Busy old week

Just had a busy old week what with taking my driving test on Thursday the 22nd October 2009 and packing in smoking.

Passed with only the one fault (You're allowed up to 15 I think - just checked and you can, "make up to 15 driving faults and still pass the test (16 or more results in failure).") and it was the one of the best results my instructor, Mark Crisp, had ever had he said.

So, seeing as I'm now a proper grown-up I decided to stop the fags. I visited CAMQUIT on the Tuesday and got a prescription for 24-hour patches, also had some old gum that I bought for plane flights and such (such as not needing to relinquish my seat in the library) and some lozenges that you're supposed to take when the need for a fag becomes too intense. I've also got an e-cigarette... at least I would have if I knew where the bugger is!

Apparently it's not possible to OD on nicotine, but I'm gonna have a bloody good try.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Undue criticism?

The Download Squad recently had a pop at google for releasing the following video:

They do note that the video is a response to this video:

Thing is, after having similar conversations with friends and family I'm not overly sure that them having a pop is valid, lots and lots of non-techy people don't know the difference.

Dominic is mortified he isn't more mortified...

... sat outside Eat in Cambridge and was talking about having a curry at the Pipasha for tea with 'er indoors whilst gazing off into the distance.

"Aye, that'd be tasty", says me and I'm confronted with a withering and most disapproving look from a student who's locking her bike up - whilst I'm gazing into the distance my gaze has intersected her mini-skirt and black-tight clad bum. It wasn't anything intentional as I'm too hung over and tired to be interested in anyone's bum, let alone hers, but I guess she thought I was discussing her.

Thing is, I'm pretty sure that I'd be mortally embarrassed if I were younger but I'm thinking that one of the advantages of getting old is that the mortification just doesn't last as long nor is it as intense...

Thursday, 8 October 2009

An end to blacking...?

I've just read this post on Mother Nature Network and was wondering whether it might be of use on inland waterways... not that we have barnacles as such (at least not on the boat) but it might stop the weed and mean that boats won't need blacking every couple of years... not sure what it'd do for rust though it might mean the end of anodes. I've heard of odd things being done to hulls like using a tiny amount of washing-up liquid on fenders to stop 'em rubbing on the hull but this would be well cool.

What sort of slime would be best though?

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

My route to work by car... apparently...


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Though if I'm cycling to work there is a better route. It's much shorter but not as nice as this one which I use to get home again.

5.3 miles by car, 3.76 by cycle and 4.42 by the scenic route. Cool, can do that in 20 minutes if I'm listening to something cool.

I hate interviews

I'm sure I'm not the only person who hates interviews... if they were easy anyone would have any job... but I really, really hate them.

I go in there thinking that I should think of everyone without clothes and then worry that I'm naked too!

And the questions... ohh the questions kill me!

Anyway, I've just had an interview and I'm going to put my presentation up here as I actually quite enjoyed it... not the interview mind, not even presenting the presentation, but the researching of the presentation was fun... actually, I'm not going to put it all up, just edited highlights. The process of creating it was fun as I used google Presentation which I guess is a lot like PowerPoint, my kids know how to use it but this was my first attempt and I'm quite pleased to be honest. Let me know how it could be improved please.