Comedy store

We went to the Frog and Bucket in Manchester with Warped tonight, and what a good laugh it was. Some of the acts were absolutely awful (fortunately we had one of the three cards to boo people off) but one or two showed actual comedy talent. Best of all, I managed to win a bottle […]

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Into the quarter finals

What a match, with a well-deserved 4-2 victory for England (although in fairness Croatia kept us going right until the last few minutes) pulling back from an initial goal down to go into the quarter finals in style. Once again Rooney’s face will undoubtably be all over the papers tomorrow, and he’s shaping up to […]

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Boris moves to the Cabinet!

Boris Johnson gets frontbench job : Via BBC News Believe it or not, everyone’s favourite bumbling politician has now been promoted to the front bench of the Conservative party. Admittedly it’s only Shadow Minister for Arts, but it can’t be long before he is moving up to the top of the hierachy. Boris for PM! […]

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Lost my house

Today myself and my housemates went to our landlord to finally sign the contract for the house we were going to rent for the next year. Unfortunately, when we got there the landlord told us that his son (who is the owner of the house) has got a job in London and wants to sell […]

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On this day…

…25 years ago, on the 4th May, Margaret Thatcher was announced as the new Prime Minister of Great Britain. Undoubtably Nick will come and comment about how those 11 years in power destroyed the economy, put people out of work etc. However, I think she did a damn good job under difficult circumstances and in […]

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Trying out Lindows

After trying pretty much every popular Linux distribution, I found that I had a disc from one of my magazines with LindowsOS on it and decided to give it a whirl just to see how it performed on one of my laptops. The install process was as smooth as the company has hyped it up […]

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Holy Cross forums

I don’t know how many past/present/potential Holy Cross students visit this site, but if you’re one of them then head on down to the forums I’ve set up for us to keep in touch.

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Don’t you just love copyright infringement?

After my PHP coding guidelines article was posted on evolt.org, I got quite a few people commenting on it and visiting my site as a result. Out of curiousity, I googled for “php coding guidelines” to see who was linking to my article. Most people were slagging it off in weblog posts/comments (well, it was […]

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Protecting MPs from terrorism?

Via BBC News: MPs to get £1.3m security screen “Plans to install a £1.3m bullet proof screen in the House of Commons have been approved by MPs.” I’m not sure what exactly to make of this. On the one hand I’m all in favour of protecting people from terrorism, but on the other hand we […]

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No vacation work for me

I was hoping to get some vacation work during the summer holidays in the computer science department at university, but unfortunately this year there aren’t many positions available and I didn’t get one. I’m not too disappointed though – I had hoped to get a position because my tutor mentioned that there might be some […]

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