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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Eye infection

I’ve picked up some sort of eye infection that has made my right eye swell up and half-close. Unfortunately, it makes it look like I’ve been in a fight over the weekend. 🙂

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Possibly moving hosts

I know Dan will probably say “I told you so”, but I’ve been having some problems with my current web host as of late. Until recently, they had good uptime and responded fairly quickly to support tickets, and their prices were very reasonable so I’d recommend them to other people. However, a couple of weeks […]

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Computing award

I forgot to post this at the time (shows how modest and/or drunk I was) but I won the computing award at the Presentation Evening for our old sixth form college – apparently I got the highest marks in the year for the subject. Oliver, one of my friends from the second year, also won […]

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New series of HIGNFY

A bit short notice I know, but just thought I’d mention that Have I Got News For You returns to BBC One at 9:30pm tonight. I don’t know who the guest presenter is because none of the listings give that information, but I’m sure it will be the usual side-splitting humour. 😀

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They’ll blame anything on Thatcher

Via BBC News : Pupil aggro blamed on Thatcherism Yes, yet another failure in this country is blamed on Baroness Thatcher. First it was the economy, then the railways and now it’s bullying in schools. Apparently because our parents were “Thatcher’s children” and were told “there’s no such thing as society—only individuals and families”, that […]

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Google not as geek-friendly as you might think

I recently tried logging into my Google Adsense account that I use for serving ads on some of my sites. Now I don’t know why, but for some reason it has stopped working in Mozilla Firefox and won’t let me login. I was a little miffed about this, seeing as it worked in Internet Explorer […]

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Gentoo finally up and running

After many, many attempts, I have finally managed to get Gentoo Linux up and running on my PC. It took numerous tries to get it working and I had to disable ACPI for some reason in order for my network card to be detected (I have no idea why this is since ACPI deals with […]

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All postal votes for the North West

I really should keep up with the news more – I only heard about this at a Conservative meeting tonight. Via BBC News: Peers back down on postal votes “The North West will have all-postal voting in the forthcoming local and Euro elections after one of the longest parliamentary wrangles to date.” Personally, I think […]

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Forums for Rixort

I’m expanding Rixort over the Easter holidays, and one new addition is the return of the forums. They weren’t particularly successful last time, but I’ll give it a go again and see how they fare. I might as well use that disk space and bandwidth now that I’ve paid for it. 🙂

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