windows live gubbins

November 17, 2007

Microsoft have kindly donated a few new tools as part of their on-going “Live” update to their traditional “offline” services. These include Live Messenger 8.5, Live Writer (what I am using now to post this, er, post), Live Photo Gallery, Live BSOD Reporter and Live Take Your OS And Stick It Up Your Arse. Although I may have made up two of these applications.

To be honest with you, the Writer app seems pretty bloody good and will mean I don’t have to keep sodding off to the internet every time I wish to do some writing.  Messenger is, meh, messenger (I’ll be needing to remove the annoying adverts from the bottom of the window though).

So, for once, a vaguely positive view on some MS freebies. If only everything from out of Redmond could be so spangly.

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bsg razor

November 11, 2007

Dammit, someone has sent me a copy of the TV movie which kicks off the fourth-and-last series of Battlestar Galactica.

I’m just going to have to sit down and watch it, ain’t I?


some filmic trailers

November 10, 2007

I offer but two (2) trailers for your entertainment.

1. What Would Jesus Buy? A film by Morgan Spurlock, previously of Supersize Me .
2. Cassandra’ s Dream. Woody Allen’s next ‘un. And, er, by Christ it looks good. Even BigBlueSturge might like it, tho Buz won’t. “Woody Who?” He’ll say, and then talk about how funny Cheers was.


the night is yet young

November 8, 2007

Despite being directed to the restaurant by Woz, who by his own admission has no sense of direction, we got there in good time.

The restaurant was charmingly disheveled. If you know what I look like most of the time, you’ll understand why I was drawn to the place. The atmosphere was great, and almost immediately we were served with Kingfisher and more food than we had any right to expect. In fact it was more food than the table could hold.  Which I guess is a bit ace.

Loads of people came to eat in, more to take away. Including the now legendary “blonde with mittens”. Obviously, there are three totally different stories from the three chaps who were sat at our table, but she definitely, without question, smiled at me and said (in a voice that made hearts melt), “Hej”.

At that moment, wars ended, the world became bright and a choir of angels sang “Hallelujah”.

We ate our meals in a new world, us three men, and then wandered back to the hotel, ensuring that Prigg had paid the bill. For a change. Following on from last night’s escapade where I managed to kick off the evening by charging a round of drinks to the wrong room and was then positively encouraged by the bar staff to abuse the tab Woz had – foolishly – set up on his room, probably should have been my turn. But, well, heh.

However I am now overfull and overtired. My bed at home is calling, but I have 24 hours before I can kip there again. I will make do with another night’s unrefreshing sleep in this single bed before schlepping back to the UK tomorrow afternoon. The flight arrives at just-about-rush-hour at DHeathrow. I get the feeling we’ll be on the M25 longer than we are on the plane.

I have some pics to upload at some point and some discussion on this-and-that, but it can wait til I’ve got home and done some laundry!


when in stockholm…

November 8, 2007

… go have an Indian.

The Swedes say it all the time. It’s true.

(So I’m about to go get a curry at the Flavour of India).


boredofjam weather (in swedish) (thursday update)

November 8, 2007

Hungover.

And I can’t even be bothered to find any amusingly Scandinavian characters to mess with, everything is way too much effort today.


today’s discussion topics include

November 7, 2007

1. The desire of the worker to deliver a good service can be foiled by bad management
2. Tightly focussed decision-making is wrong
3. A business does not always appreciate that one problem should be solved before others are investigated