August 22, 2003


Saw a bit of K-PAX last night on TV. I've seen it before. It's the ideal movie for the end of a hectic weekend.

And watching it, I realised once again what a truly magical film it is: you simply don't want it to end.

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Need an email address NOW? Scared they'll spam you? Try Mailinator.

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August 21, 2003

I feel like a new man

"One of the greatest things about being gay is that after a hard workout
you feel like a new man, and he's right there in the shower next to you."

Tra la la la laaaah.

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Insult overheard

"He has an arse like two badly parked Volkswagens..."

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It's very cold. Let the overeating begin.

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August 20, 2003

Whoopi Goldberg's Big Bad Ass Beef Ribs

Never surf recipe sites at 5:30pm at work. You'll just get hungry.

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Another name for a rooster is...

I think this site sells clothing. But if the models are for sale, I'm buying in bulk.

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Absence makes the mind grow softer...

(regarding another person in the office)

Maureen: "He's been very quiet lately."

Sharon: "He hasn't been here lately."

Maureen: "Oh..."

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The demonisation of GHB

Distortions of the truth, challenged.

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August 19, 2003


It doesn't matter how advanced that new piece of PC equipment is. At some point in the process, the documentation will contain the phrase: "...please boot to DOS..."

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Tossing the bird

I feel slightly relieved, as I hear the wierd clicking sound in the ceiling, to notice that other people in the office are hearing it too. Mine is not the only upturned head.

And it seems the bird that has managed to find its way into our ceiling, is slowly succumbing to the inevitability of Darwin, as it cannot find its way out again. One can only pray that it has not yet bred.

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August 18, 2003

Out of orifice

Oskar and Dave are not in the office. They're on-site, installing an application for a client.

It's quiet.

Almost too quiet.

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August 14, 2003

There is a reason that Microsoft is winning...

I am reminded of something that Chris once said. A few years ago, we were working late one night on some project that was about to completely not resemble any known spec in any recognizable way. The actual details remain hazy, but one's impression of The Client never fades.

Chris lifted his coffee mug, sipped, and said: "The reason that Netscape lost the browser war was because.... they built a fucking shit browser."


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August 12, 2003

Coding deep

...and I find myself humming The Battle Hymn Of The Republic.

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August 11, 2003


The 7th journey of the D-Rail collective happened this weekend. Here's one person's recollections of previous excursions.

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August 06, 2003

Duvet weather

Overslept. Two-point cake penalty.

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August 05, 2003

Burning speed

Remember the good old days when you had time to do other things while a CD was written? Why, often you had to re-burn it, because it didn't quite work the first time. Or the hard drive didn't volunteer up its data quickly enough, and so the poor disc got it? Which of course, all worked out for the best, because when you came back from the kitchen you found you had a new coaster for that drink.

Now, it's like 180 seconds for a 700MB disc. You can barely even sneak a cigarette.

I'm considering burning my CDs at a lower speed, just so that the breaks are longer.

Yeah, that'll work.

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August 01, 2003

Guy quote

Guy says to me: "Don't you think it's funny that sexual harrassment charges are laid?"

Well, yes. Yes, I do.

My mind is now wondering how many bad puns in a similar vein it can come up with.

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