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Thursday, May 29, 2003  

Ooherr! scandal in the Eurovision song contest, it seems that Tatu are going to appeal against the result. Me thinks they take it all to seriously.
Maybe we should appeal on the grounds of being total shite.

posted by James | 10:44 PM
 

As always, just when it all looked to good to be true it turns out that it is. As I have posted previously I do not have/use Apples but the whole i-tunes idea did appear very good. At the end of the day it all comes down to the record companies/artists wanting to bleed the consumer dry. Until they realise that charging anywhere from 15 to 20+ for a CD is way too much, there will always be some kind of copying happening.
Reducing the price of cd's will not stop the copying/downloading of music but it will (in my opinion) reduce it.

posted by James | 2:02 PM


Tuesday, May 27, 2003  

I thought I would let all the fuss die down before commenting on the Eurovision song contest, but after a couple of days of refelection it seems clear that the reason we received 0 points was due to the fact that the performance, the singers and everything about the song was Shite with a capital S. I know many people beleive that it was due to politcal voting by the other European Countries (Israel European?) but in reality what it comes down to is the fact that it deserved 0 votes.

posted by James | 2:20 PM


Wednesday, May 21, 2003  

Kids today, they don't know their born, this would never have happened when I was at school, all those years ago.

posted by James | 4:52 PM
 

The world has gone mad, what ever happend to beauty being in the eye of the beholder. I see that it is just her face that she insured, at least she can let the rest of her body go and end up a 20 stone lardy with a lovely face.

posted by James | 12:17 PM


Tuesday, May 20, 2003  

You lucky, lucky people.

posted by James | 4:19 PM
 

Young Emily has been weighed today and now tips the scales at 14lb 10oz remember last week she was 13lb 9oz so she has put on over a lb in one week!

posted by James | 4:05 PM
 

Out of this simple, elegant device can come a story, a work of art, a scientist's journal, or a full set of accounts, which can be erased and edited on the fly! Yes, just like a computer. But for the price of one office computer, one can buy 4,000 pencils. In four years your computer will be out of date. Which, then, is the better-engineered tool?

Invented in England in the 16th century, the pencil's demise has been repeatedly and wrongly predicted. Not pens, automatic pencils, typewriters or computers have made pencils obsolete. The octagonal yellow pencil first appeared in the 1850s. Any major deviation from this design, other than colour, has failed to hold up. What other feat of engineering and design has lasted as long? Your iMac or Lancia sure won't.

A pencil is a complete sensory experience. The travelling finger encounters a geography of hard, sharp, yet delicately powdery carbon, firm wood, smooth laquer, the coolness of brass and soft, pliable rubber. The sound of graphite on paper is crisp and cheerful. Even its smell is deliberate.

Any pencil which is not made from red juniper wood is scented to smell like juniper, because we expect pencils to smell like that!

When I see a pencil I see elegance of form, I see history and self-expression.

No, there is nothing as lovely as a pencil!

Larry Feign, Director, Stvdio Media from Media Asia 4 April 2003

posted by James | 12:02 PM


Monday, May 19, 2003  

Being a confirmed PC user I try very hard to ignore/rubbish anything Apple (it has to be done), but I am having a slight problem with this now due to the lovely looking i-pod. The fact that it will work with Windows only makes it even more interesting. We use mac's at work and it seems that with every passing day I discover things that they can do that a PC would never even contemplate (like working without crashing for more than 10 minutes at a time).

posted by James | 10:42 PM
 

Apple computers, childs plaything more like.

posted by James | 10:01 AM


Friday, May 16, 2003  

We have all the heard of the phrase 'running around like a headless chicken' well this is where it came from, check it out very wierd.

posted by James | 8:54 PM


Thursday, May 15, 2003  

Happy Birthday Minitel

posted by James | 11:42 PM
 

Travelling into work this last week I have been watching a group of travellers who have set themselves up on a grass verge on the side of the road. They have the usual travellers items (horses, caravans, camp fires etc). Yesterday as I was passing I noticed that they had something else, a solar panel. Which one of them was setting up to catch the suns rays just outside one of the caravans, this struck me as quite strange as they were leading a very old fashioned back-to-basics life and yet were making use of this technology. This evening when I pass them I expect to see some wind turbines.

posted by James | 9:34 AM


Wednesday, May 14, 2003  

Wanted : Windows 98SE upgrade version, required to update from Windows 95 (bit old I know) any info regarding where I can source one from would be welcome.
Thanks. Click here to contact me.

posted by James | 10:48 AM
 

and the result is 13lb 9oz!!! yes Emily now weighs 13lb 9oz at 15 weeks which means that she has put on 9oz in one week.
If she keeps going at this rate I will not be able to pick her up.

posted by James | 12:12 AM


Tuesday, May 13, 2003  

Found a site called blogLinker.com today, so I have split my blog lists into two sections, those that I have hard coded into the site and those created with blogLinker, we shall wait and see!!
The weather at the moment is mad, I went to get my jacket from the car and ended up spending 10-15 minutes sitting in it waiting for the rain/hailstones to stop.

Are you a blogger?
Do you have views on what a blog is or should be all about? if so then head on over to Chuck Olsen's Blogumentary as he is producing an independent documentary about blogs.

posted by James | 2:16 PM
 

The Deck of Weasels
No political statement intended, I just liked the image!! thought that it might brighten up the ole site.

posted by James | 10:43 AM


Monday, May 12, 2003  

She may not post often.....but when she does!

A word about the football yesterday, Liverpool did not qualify for the Champions League and yet I am not down hearted, why? because they did not deserve to, they do not have the players or style of play to compete with teams in the Premiership let alone Europe. At the moment they are treading water, just about keeping their heads above it but soon, well we shall see. Mr Houlier has had his chance, yes a few Mickey Mouse cups and trophies have been won but they hardly count.There is talk that a certain Mr Damian Duff is wanted at Liverpool and after his performance yesterday I can see why, a player who can create and score goals as well.

On a happier note Gloucester won again at the weekend, it would be mad to think that they could lose the title playoff after winning the league by 15 points.

posted by James | 2:06 PM


Sunday, May 11, 2003  

Hi all! This is Helen, spouse of the aforementioned James. At the moment we (ie James) can't remember the password he allocated me and so I can't log on as myself. We're at a loose end at the moment waiting around for Emily to go off to sleep after her last feed. Every time we think the coast is clear she makes a little gurgly noise just to let us know that she may or may not be asleep, and that it is not for us mere mortals to decide. Bless...

Today, we aaa been mostly eatin' spaghetti bolognese (made with bacon though - a family favourite). Now this is important - JAMES MADE IT ALL BY HIMSELF. Oh yes. There was no supervision of any kind and the result was quite superb (imagine a French accent and a kiss of the fingers type gesture). Even improvised and added some red wine. He's a clever stick really, under all that wierd dance action and dodgy past (see Chris and Steve...). Having mastered one dish, he is now working on his next masterpiece - risotto. Initial results are perfectly edible and the jury will deliver its final verdict shortly. Becky liked it though, which is a definite plus!

Emily is now in her cot in the nursery (talking to the little Noah's ark animals on the wallpaper), which is why her sleeping patterns have been disturbed. She was, dare I say it, in a bit of a 'routine' in her moses basket in our room, and so going back to 3 hours sleep at a time after getting her up to 6-7 hours seems fairly harsh.

Gloucester fans were out in force today - and of course we thrashed Leicester. Oh yes. Mind you, it is ridiculous to think that Gloucester are top of the rugby equivalent of the Premiership (by quite a way) yet are sadly lacking in cash, are flogging off some of our best players shortly and we don't know what will happen next year. Compare that with bl*<**y Man Utd (sorry Chris, can't stand 'em) with their huge wadges of cash and paying their players zillions. Doesn't seem fair.

As James has pointed out, this is a blog, not a rant, so will stop that little thought before it wanders too far...

All the best to everyone out there in blogland, and James will be back as normal in the next bulletin.

posted by James | 12:29 AM


Friday, May 09, 2003  

Whilst driving into work this morning I heard this news item on the radio and to be fair it made me feel quite sick.

This is for Helen, I think she will know why! it may remind her of someone she knew a while ago, a very talented dancer.

posted by James | 10:10 AM


Thursday, May 08, 2003  

I see that 'my team' are contemplating dabbling in the transfer market during the close season, now no offence to Mr Finnan but the thought of him putting pen to paper to play for Liverpool does not fill me with the utmost excitement. I may be way off with this as I have not seen Finny play but at the moment I am half expecting a call from Mr Houllier myself

but

the weather is very nice!

posted by James | 3:16 PM


Wednesday, May 07, 2003  

This guy is a genius, his blogs are the best, here is just one example of his work - go on take a look you know you want to....

posted by James | 2:41 PM
 

Emily Update:

Emily was weighed yesterday, it has been a couple of weeks but she now weighs in at 13lb, she also had another lot of injections, one in each leg (nice), so she was none too pleased yesterday evening.

posted by James | 1:40 PM


Tuesday, May 06, 2003  

I think the saying goes hope springs eternal

Emily is due to have her second round of injections today (she was 14 weeks old yesterday) which will no doubt please her. I have been lucky so far, because as Helen rightly pointed out she has always been the one who has taken both Rebecca and now Emily to have their vacinations and this has much to do with why it is me that they both adore and admire whereas they are both a bit suspicious of Helen!

posted by James | 3:45 PM


Friday, May 02, 2003  

I am becoming accustomed to this blogging business now and enjoy the fact that I can publish articles in seconds that are then available all over the world (internet access permitting), so when I read Bloggers unite to fight it made me realise that not everyone agrees with this. It can be used as a very powerful weapon instead of (as in my case) a load of old drivel.

posted by James | 1:36 PM


Thursday, May 01, 2003  

Like father like daughter

posted by James | 9:24 PM
 

Would you like some spam with your chips?

posted by James | 4:23 PM
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