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My Linux for Playstation 2 kit arrived this morning – huge box containing a hard disk and network adaptor, USB keyboard and mouse, and a monitor cable. A short afternoon’s playing, and my PS2 is now running Linux – I was installing some development tools onto it from this box even while it was running in the sitting room (someone else in the household was using the TV to watch Neighbours, you see…) I can’t wait to actually run some of the graphics demos, and get my hands a bit dirty. I’ve also taken the plunge and decided to upgrade […]

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OOO – exciting, exciting!! First trailer for Star Wars III (Revenge of the Sith) has been posted online! I found it via Lucas Online, but I’m sure it’s elsewhere too. Ok, so it’s still 6 months away, but it is looking quite good…

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Just discovered a new aide-memoire for the New Testament letters – God’s Electric Power Company (Galations, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians.) Not bad, but it doesn’t beat my method: So, there’s the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John – just have to remember that), then Joan of ARC (Acts, Romans and Corinthians (1 and 2)), then AEIOU (GAlations, Ephesians, PhIlippians, COlossians, and ThUssalonians). Ok, so that last one’s a cheat! 🙂 After that it’s tricky – but it sort of rhymes: Timothy Titus phi-le-mon Hebrews James Peter John Jude is another one you just have to remember, and then Revelation is […]

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By the way – a couple of interesting bargains: Canon EOS 300D – Canon are doing a 100 cashback/rebate on any 300D bought between now and Jan 31. I guess this excludes ones from eBay though! Playstation for Linux – had a price chop (actually in March) to 150 Euro, but if you have any connection with an educational establishment just 100 Euro. This includes a network adaptor and hard disk, so it’s pretty much worth that much money for those alone. Given that you can now pick up a new PS2 for around a hundred quid, you could set […]

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Just had a lovely evening doing some fireworks in the back garden. I can barely remember the last time I did fireworks in the back garden, but I reckon it’s of the order of 20 years ago! Obtained said pyrotechnics from Asda (who bizarrely sell fireworks which, in the main, have a minimum viewing distance of 25 metres. TWENTY-FIVE meters!?!? These are sold as domestic “garden fireworks”.. Who has a 70 foot garden??) It was their cheapest box; something like 4 quid for 12 fireworks (it was also the quietest box, as poor Ben is only 10 months!), so my […]

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Seems to me like 2004 has been the year of going digital for me. I retired my faithful filofax after around 11 years of service, having at one point believed I would never manage without it. This perception was wrong, of course – I wouldn’t manage without a system of writing down addresses, dates, notes, lists, etc etc, but it turns out that Palm devices hit the bill perfectly! Ebuyer are still doing the Palm IIIxe for around 30 quid, and it’s a fantastic little device, it does exactly what I want, AND I can play chess against it on […]

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Didn’t like the SX1 at all – was just big and clunky, and have got so used to the SonyEricsson interface that trying to get my head around the Siemens one just didn’t do it for me. I thought I’d like the whacky key layout too, but just wan’t really up my street. So – that’s gone on ebay (sadly didn’t quite make up what it cost me – lost about 30 quid, sigh), and instead I’ve got myself a K700i, which is an awesome phone. Does everything I want, without any fuss or bother or irritating little features (unlike […]

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It’s extraordinary how meetings just sap all your energy and mental capacity. I ended up in meetings all day today, and just find myself incapable of stringing more than about 3 words together coherently. (Typing this doesn’t count, as I can take 10 minutes between each word if I want!). Funny old day too – really low visibility due to nasty cold fog. Actually it was only early morning – had cleared up by about 9am. Haven’t had a really good fog for ages, and I do find them quite exciting. The paper was also predicting a mega-cold winter, with […]

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Another two films bite the dust – Girl with a Pearl Earring, and Cold Mountain. First was ok – nothing special, and not nearly as good as the book. Second.. well stunningly produced, but essentially a cross between a tragedy and the waste/inhumanity of war – not my favourite viewing. Loved Nicole and Renee in it though; they rocked!

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Phew – made it home after a holiday in the Dales. Stayed in the lovely cottage in Horton-in-Ribblesdale, which was marred only by Ben’s continuing illness. Still, he appears to be on the mend about now, which is great, and hopefully he’ll back at full speed when we’re both back at work next week. Anyway, point of this entry is that autumn seems to have happened while I wasn’t looking. We came back after only a few days away, and suddenly all the trees are red/golden, and there’s leaves everywhere! Of course, the scientist within knows that the hues are […]

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