Monthly Archives: August 2004

mod_rewrite revisited

The user in question appears to have been banned now, what a shame :)

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New toys

Thanks to Dad, I now have a nice shiny new 17″ TFT screen for my main computer. It still amazes me how much better the picture is than the normal monitor it replaced. I also have loads more desk space … Continue reading

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Fun with mod_rewrite

Someone has been using an image from one of the sites on my webserver as their avatar on a discussion forum, thereby causing a fair amount of web traffic. A quick five minutes swatting up on mod_rewrite, and their avatar … Continue reading

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Aches and cakes

Spent yesterday mixing and shifting around 5 tons of concrete, unsurprisingly I ached quite a lot this morning. Took a spin out to Chew Valley for tea and cakes this morning, ended up doing 35 miles. Not the best bank … Continue reading

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Losing my bearings

The bearings in the rear pivots of the Craftworks were well and truely knackered. The local bearing suppliers has shut down, but luckily they are a standard skateboard bearing size, so my local skate shop provided a handful at the … Continue reading

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It’s all we’re skilled in, we will be wheelbuilding…

After picking up the required bits and pieces on the way to the pub last night, this morning was spent building a new rear wheel for the Craftworks whilst watching the womens MTB Olympic race. It’s a Mavic X729 on … Continue reading

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I seem to have picked up a dodgy stomach problem from somewhere, which isn’t particularly pleasant. Hopefully it’ll clear up soon though. The postie brought me a new, well second-hand really, wheel in the post today. A blue 20mm Middleburn … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary

As of today, I’ve been a paid employee of the NHS for exactly 11 years. Not bad considering I only went there for an unpaid 6-week work placement.

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More olympic fuckwittery

Apparently, spectators and staff at the olympics are not allowed to wear, eat, drink, or carry what they want, particulary if it carries a logo from someone who isn’t a sponsor. Found on /.

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Olympic linkage fuckwittery

According to the official olympic website, you are only allowed to link to the site using specified and approved text, you mustn’t use an image for the link, and you must send them a letter detailing the link. So, you … Continue reading

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