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Monthly Archives: January 2008
They’re already half full and I’ve no room to get any more, I’d better try and cut down on my DVD habit.
The worst bit about the forthcoming Firefox 3 is the new functionality of the address bar. The new richlist format gives far too much preference to the title of the page rather than the URL, and just looks ugly.
Fear not, help is at hand.
Type "about:config" into the address bar, find the browser.urlbar.richResults boolean entry, and set it to "false". Restart Firefox and all is back to normal.
Friday night saw the first part of our biennial trip to the local fire station so that the scouts can do their fire safety badge. It also gave me a chance to play with another new toy, a Sigma 28/1.8 lens. If I’d known that I’d need a new laptop, I wouldn’t have bought the lens, but such is life. On the 30D, the 28mm lens works out at the equivalent of 45mm which is pretty much a “normal” lens.
Whilst we were there, they did a demonstration of what happens if you put water onto a chip pan fire which was very impressive and slightly scary, they didn’t take much persuading to repeat the demonstration a few more times.
My 30-month old Fujitsu laptop has been getting progressively worse and worse. It overheats if you use it too much, and the touchpad seems to be developing dementia. After it crashed 3 times in 10 minutes yesterday morning whilst I was trying to work from home I gave up and ordered a replacement.
I’m now the owner of a new Lenovo 3000 N200 which seems very nice so far. The keyboard is the best I’ve ever used on a laptop although the bottom-left CTRL key is in the wrong place which is irritating, and the rest of it seems nice and sturdy. After a couple of hours work I’ve updated the software, added the various bits I need, and removed most of the cruft that comes pre-installed. All it needs now is another 2GB of memory.
138564 1 week 24/7 free Technical Support
Consignment Number: no items dispatched
This order will be delivered by CityLink
At least they can’t lose it.
You have accessed the site incorrectly to go to the International Store Click Here
How have I accessed it incorrectly? I clicked on the link you provided on your website. If you know I’ve accessed it incorrectly, why not redirect me to the proper page rather than just sitting there telling me that I’ve got it wrong?
My back has been bad now since before christmas, and I finally got fed up with it. After a trip to see the doctor I now have a prescription for different painkillers, and a referral to the hospital to get my back x-rayed. Time will tell if either make a difference in the long run.
Why do couriers seem so adverse to knocking on the neigbours doors?
18 Jan 2008 09:42 Yate 1 Unable to deliver, calling card left
After deliberating over it for several years, I’ve finally replaced the aging PC behind the TV with an Apple Airport Express for listening to music through the amp. Despite using a slightly non-standard configuration, I’m not actually using the wireless part, it only took 10 minutes to set up and seems to be working perfectly.
Oddly enough, the cheapest place to get them at the moment is PC World.
The Daily Mash – QUEEN SHOWED ME HER SWASTIKA TATTOO, CLAIMS BURRELL subsequently turns up on Tattooblog. Did they miss the satire?
I seem to have survived this bout of norovirus slightly better than the last time. I think I need a more comfortable toilet seat though.
Oh no, not again.
10:25 Friday, January 11, 2008 Delivery point closed (Carded)
06:37 Friday, January 11, 2008 Goods loaded onto a van
Will they leave it with a neighbour, or will I have to get up tomorrow morning to drive to Bristol? Can you cope with the excitement?
Well, there’s nothing else to write about so you’ll have to make do with this.
17:14 Thursday, January 10, 2008 On route to delivery branch
I just ordered some audio tweaking bits from a company up north partly because they were cheap, but mainly because they said they used DHL for deliveries, and the DHL depot is just round the corner.
Within 45 minutes of placing the order it’d already been dispatched which is great, execept they’ve sent it out with City Link which almost certainly means a trip into Bristol to collect it. Fuckwits.
My back is still bad, but staying at home was driving me crazy. I think daytime television is a conspiracy to force people back to work. At least my laptop didn’t keep dying yesterday, I think it was the threat of replacement that might have scared it into some sort of stability.
I’m working from home today because my back is playing up. Normally this isn’t too much of a problem, however my laptop has already died three times this morning which is somewhat frustrating.
Bath vs Gloucester tonight was a horrendous mud bath of a match. Bath were by far the stronger team, something that wasn’t well reflected in their 10-5 victory.
Last night was spent in the pub round the corner with various friends.
Despite feeling crap for most of the night, I came to life a bit around 00:30 and enjoyed myself immensely. Much beer was quaffed, disgusting combinations of sprirts were drunk as punishment during drinking games, and bad dancing was exhibited by all.
I think we eventually staggered out about 3am and headed home.
I feel the need for a Sigma 30/1.4 lens now, or maybe a 5D.
It’s now 2008, did I manage to stay awake until midnight or not?