Jun. 15th, 2009 02:07 pm
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There's a rail trolley in the foyer of our building ("Not to be removed from Guildford Station")

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/mug/coffee: 58% synced.
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#ERR: Insufficient coffee in spod.


Jun. 15th, 2009 10:44 am
eponymousarchon: (Default)'ve been around young children, or you remember Infocom, Scott Adams (the old one) and Crowther and Woods -
and you haven't read this yet, well... then you had better hurry up and do so, I guess. :)


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In perfect seriousness, I've just sent an email to [ profile] kyte with the subject:

Possibly NSFW - no nudity, but photos of oversized condom wrapper pillow.
Best. Subject. Line.

Mail is about: , by the way. :)


Aha! Here's the original - for sale on Esty!

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I feel that this says everything about Microsoft's new search engine that needs saying: ( )
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 This unit is now dispensing Hot Fun, Cold Fun and new Incendiary Fun free of charge, Citizen.

All of this fun courtesy of R&D, Vend-o-matics Inc and your Friend, The Computer. Enjoyment is mandatory.

Please ensure that all safety equipment is worn and wait until the vend-o-matic has come to a complete halt. Report loss of fingers, tongues or nasal cavities using the attached Form F/6/1110101001e (Odd).
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Good News:
I went in to town at lunchtime to do a little shopping - and the walk out was very pleasant.
Bad News: I was looking for 0.7 mm 'H' grade pencil leads (Bear with me on this)
Good News: I didn't find any. (See above)
Bad News: But I did check at the art shop.
Good News: Er, I bought you a present as well while I was in there dear?

([personal profile] kyte is very long suffering with regards to my enthusiasm for art supplies. Sorry dear.)

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I take great pleasure from the fact that my most used journal tags are silly and whimsy.

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You know, local elections always bring out the worst in some people, and parties.

Returning home from Farnborough yesterday, myself and Kit noticed that we were passed a sign for one of the 'issue' political parties (the UKIP, I believe), poking over a fence insisting "Say NO to unlimited immigration".

Being wishy-washy Guardian readers, we were both annoyed by this but Kit was the one who broke and commented on it first:

Kit: "You know, no-one's actually advocating unlimited immigration. At all."
Me: (picking up the theme) Say NO to misrepresented issues!"
Kit: (immediate) "Say NO to straw men!"
Me: (thinks) "Actually, that's what both they and us are saying - but we mean very different things by it."

And by then the car was well past the sign and the conversation changed.
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Surprisingly fun for a one-sided conversation:

Neal's Yard Remedies were invited for a Q&A session by The Guardian online's Ethical Living blog - and then refused to participate when the questions weren't what they were expecting. Oopsie.

(From Skepchick)

Oh my.

May. 28th, 2009 10:12 am
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I was following a link on mental health research that interested me when the penny dropped:

'National Institute of Mental Heath'  ...and a logo that is made up of the initials. The Americans have a research facility called 'NIMH'.

Did Mrs. Frisby teach them nothing??
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Okay, so I admit that I missed this, but it's an interesting experiment in social psychology - and one day left participate:

'Twinsult or Twomplement?' (From Cognitive Daily.) 
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For heaven's sake!

He's called 'Shudogg Marketing'. He's posted exactly 3 tweets, all of which are spam and in 27 days of his accounts existence, he's followed 1475 other users.And in case you had any doubt remaining at all that he was a spambot, his 'personal name' is '0Rn056'!

So, why the hell have 434 users been dumb enough to automatically click 'follow'?!

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Oh Register, how I do chuckle at thee:

Title: YouTube flooded with porn

Subtitle: Hello? Is anyone still reading? Come back


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Bishop says Thou Shalt Not Tweet:

(To be fair, the article strongly suggests that the Bishop of Paisley seems not to be swimming with the Vatican's party line on the Internet, Twitter and it's ilk - but the headline is too much fun - and Bishops doing a UDI is always boink-worthy.)
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Click here to take the Star Trek Personality Quiz

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I am convinced that Facebook needs a 'boggles' button to go with its 'Like' one.

"Yourself and 27 other users boggled at this update..."
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Hello all, I'm sat at Frimley station strapped up in sensors and feeling a lot like Darth Vader (though without the cool cloak.

Let me backtrack a bit: Last time I was at the Doctor's it was observed that I was sleeping lousily and snoring lots and loud.

This was turned into a referral to the local ENT clinic.

While there, I had two tests: (A) A paper test, the rough scoring of which was the category: "Stand clear - this person is about to slip into a coma and fall over" and (B) a thorough endoscope examination of my left nostril, right nostril, throat, airway, left lung, right lung, appendix and each nasal passage again for good measure.

While the nurse retrieved my sinuses from under the equipment trolley, the consultant explained that my nose was an odd shape (probably furrowing left by the endoscope if you ask me) and that Sleep Apnea was a real concern. As this means that I stop breathing during the night, you can see how this might be an issue. On the other hand, it *would* explain how I haven't had a good night's sleep in the last 20-30 years.

The next step was to be sent for a 'Sleep study'.

So, here I am strapped up for a 'sleep study' and feeling a lot like Darth Vader. Let's see: I have a box strapped tightly to my chest with lots of blinking leds, two bands of elastic woven with wire around my torso, above and below the box, and wired into it; A pulse reader is taped to my finger, this on a wire taped up my arm, through a smaller box on the back of my shoulder and into the cyberman control device on my chest. There's also a microphone taped to my throught and linked in and when I do go to bed, there's a pneumatic sensor that goes up both nostrils, over both ears, over my shoulder and into the box.

Now, I have to go home and not dislodge any of the elastic strapping or taped-on sensors and wires - oh, and then sleep normailly! Wish me luck folks!

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