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October 31, 2006

Fabric 10th November

Writing about web page http://www.fabriclondon.com/club/listings.php

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! This is gonna be awesome:

THE SCRATCH PERVERT BEATDOWN

Fabric in London
Fri 10th Nov 06
9:30pm – 6:00am

Room One:

Scratch Perverts & Dynamite MC
Plan B (Live)
DJ Netik (2006 DMC World Champion )
Akala (Live)
DJ Craze & MC Armanni
Tucker (Live)
Kid Beyond
Joe Ransom

Room Two:

Andy C
Roni Size
Dillinja & Lemon D
Ed Rush & Optical
TC & Distorted Minds
Tony Vegas
MCs Dynamite, GQ & 2 Shy

Room Three:

Roots Manuva (DJ Set)
Blakey (1Xtra)
Mixologists
Jeff Metal

I can’t wait for this event. I already have a few people coming with me. If you want to join this epic night out give me a shout :D


June 14, 2006

Commoditization of Spreadsheets = Office Express?

Writing about web page http://spreadsheet.google.com/

With the release of Google's new free spreadsheet service targeted at low–end, home users, will we see the commoditization of spreadsheets? Microsoft has recently made free "Express" editions of their programming environments. Perhaps Microsoft will release kind of "Office Express" – a cut down version of Office – for free?

Google Spreadsheet still feels very green and lacks some of the key features which even low–end users may want e.g. Charting. I know they will keep rolling–out features, but being stuck in the browser does have its limits.

However, paying top dollar for MS Office when there are free alternatives will certainly start to make people think (at least in the SOHO and academic environments). An Office Express would certainly slow the desertion to other free products (especially Open Office).


October 25, 2005

00:21 Re–state my assumptions

00:21 Re-state my assumptions.
1. Alcohol is the language of madness.
2. Everything around us can be represented and understood through alcohol.
3. If you drink this alcohol, patterns emerge. Therefore: there is alcohol everywhere in madness.

October 22, 2005

Music this week

This week, I 'ave been mostly listenin' to Lamb – Best Kept Secrets

October 21, 2005

Blog Social – Tonight!

Hey All!

Who's coming to Rootes Bar this evening for another random blogger gathering? I could really do with a drink or 5, so I'll be by the bar or hunched over a pint slurping furiously!

If you have never been to one before please don't be scared! I know it's totally weird and damn difficult to walk up to a group of total strangers, but please make the effort. We're a friendly (if not slightly odd) bunch really! We tend to sit on the sofas by the second set of stairs in Rootes Bar. I'm planning to get there for about 20:30.

The usual activity, post Rootes, is to head over to Crash in the union. So come along and meet some fellow crazy people :D

P.S. If you bring cake, can it be still in date this time please! :p


What's The Worst That Could Happen?

OK, I've not had a proper angst post in a while now. Today though, I had a proper angst-worthy experience.

It all starts this morning. I awoke with that "mmm, I like warm Saturday lie-ins", only then to hear the damn builders making a house building noises next door. "Hmm strange, since when did they work on Saturdays…", I mused, "Hang on, it's not Saturday… shit shit shit!" I grab the clock and see that I do have just enough time to shower and eat before dashing to the bus stop. (This did involve playing "Jenga" with the pile of clean dishes to get a bowl and then shaking the very last drop of milk onto my Cheerios.)
So far, so good – Surprisingly, I was in a really good mood! Listening to some up-beat, happy, drum-n-bass and smiling to myself on the bus. I got on to campus with time to spare and had a relatively interesting concurrent programming lecture.

At this point I need to rewind to last Saturday night at Vapour…
I was having a good time dancing away like a crazy person, as per usual (shout out to Sean and co!). The out of blue some random girl nicks the hat/visor thing I'm wearing off my head! I'm mildy annoyed by the audacity, but she and her friend were pretty cute, so I let it slide. After a while I decided to get it back, but in the (possibly drunken) confusion, I end up dancing with them instead. In particular, dancing with girl who we shall name 'X' for the purposes of this post. Her friend, girl 'Y', was there with boyfriend Joe who seemed like a safe guy. So anyway, we're all having a good time and at about 01:50 we decide to all head back to theirs (on campus) for a while. I stayed round there for a while talking to various randoms, drinking Gin & orange and generally having a laugh. Come about 02:15 I realise I really have to get back to Leamington, so say good bye and get the bus home. (I swear Stagecoach keep changing to price of the night bus, or the drivers are just making it up!)

OK, now fast forward a few days. Sarah says I should go back round and say hello to X, ask her out or something. I was not convinced, but got the old "what's the worst that could happen?" So today I decided what the hell! Go round and see if she wants to go for coffee. Here is a rough transcript of the conversation.

(ring door bell)
Random Girl: Hello..
Me: Hi, is 'X' in?
Random Girl: Which 'X'? Blonde hair 'X' or brown hair 'X'?
Me: Brown hair.
Random Girl (to people in kitchen): Is 'X' in?
Various voices: Dunno/Maybe../Think so. yea
Random guy (who I can't see): My 'X'?
(Me – internal monologue: erm….)
Random Girl: (shouts up stairs) 'X'!
(sounds of doors and footsteps)
(X walks down stairs)
Me: Er, Hi, dunno if you remember me, but we met last Saturday at the union.
X: (momentary puzzlement) Oh yea, Hello!
Me: So, I've just skipped a lecture and was wondering if you fancied getting a coffee or something?
X: Oh, um, I can't really. I've got a load of work to do.
Me: A first year with lots of work! How come?
X: Well my boyfriend has been visiting, so I've not been doing much work lately. Trying to catch up now.
(Me – internal monologue: oh wonderful…)
Me: Ah, OK, that's cool. Well I'll let you get back to it then. See you round maybe.
X: Yea OK. Drop by any time.
Me: Sure, well, bye then.
X: See ya.
(I leave)

As I'm walking back to the bus stop I can't help but smile to myself. I must really suck at reading people who I meet. However, given the same situation I would probably still do the same thing. Unless every nice girl I meet actually has a boyfriend already, in which case I'm screwed…

The day is not over yet! I'm sure I can screw up things even more…
What's the worst that could happen?! :D :D


October 19, 2005

Blog Social – This Friday?

Hey all!
It's Crash (link) this Friday, so how about a blog social in Rootes Bar again?
Quite a few turned up to the last one, so it would cool to meet some more of you crazy people!

October 17, 2005

So hungry

Need food. Ergh, why can't they move Tesco nearer to my house. grrr. I'm too cheap to spend £5 on delivery from online shop. Right, shopping, then work…

Woo! More crazy people

Writing about web page http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/laurensimpson/

I came across these wonderful weirdos the other day! I strongly suggest checking their page for a daily dose of delicious dementia!

Big up the HOBBITS!


New Projector

It arrived today at 08:15, or there abouts, I was still half asleep when I scrawled a close approximation to my signature on some piece of paper the man shoved under my nose.

Ripping open the carefully packaged box I revealed lots of bubble wrap (fun for later…), some long cables, and, at the bottom (wrapped in more bubbles!) the projector!! WOO HOO!

It's really small (ideal for lugging around to mates' houses) and very cute. (Well, as cute as a piece of hardware can be…)

I need to find a white sheet to serve as a temporary screen until I get a proper one. But everything works great!

The cinema is open!


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