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Hrm... well i've got over myself now...

DBI, Pg, and CGI::FastTemplate are cool.. me like.

Finally bought my car tax..

7 May 2002 (updated 8 May 2002 at 12:22 UTC) »

so, had a really shitty day today, life-wise... just about working out what a total fuckup i've really made of bits of it.

work is better than that - learning more stuff about postgres etc. I expect i'll be ok in a day or two anyway..


5 May 2002 (updated 15 May 2002 at 09:41 UTC) »
first things first...
Congratulations thom!!!!!!!!


Hrm... Got a quote for fixing the hole - £545 - don't know how good or bad that is, so i guess i'll get a few more quotes before deciding.


Had some days off work, with Jo and went to London for a couple of days. Saw cats, the musical - was stunning - can't believe it closes in the west end and on broadway in eleven days - catch it if you can. Had food at a great pub near there.
After a stop over in a travellodge (not adventurous, but at least we knew what we were getting) we had food at bagelmania - how good is that place? Hot chocolate was more hot than chocolate tho...
We met up with an old friend of Jo's and his gf, and went for drinks and food in a mexican eatery in leicester square, whose name escapes me now.. nice cocktails tho.. Update: savs reckons it's called "chiquitas"... cheers matey.
BBQ at the parental being's this evening, which should be good..




Holes. Roofs.


Holes. Roofs. Rain.


Holes. Roofs. Rain. Swimming pool in conservatory.





Monday. Work.


Monday. Work. Late.


Monday. Work. Late. Boss in early.


Yay!!! Got the dreaded Vigor/Westell hardware combination working - turns out my wire was too long (oo-er).

Worked out postgresql (Well, enough to get going on the project, anyway. Now looking at the perl DBI, which looks very funky.

* johnb bounces round the room...

Chicago: You seem to have forgotton your promised update - you didn't get horribly drunk at your birthday bbq, and forget, did you?
24 Apr 2002 (updated 25 Apr 2002 at 08:42 UTC) »
Chicago: Best of luck with your problems with SYS... i found them to be an immovable brick wall, personally.

Oh, and happy birthday.

22 Apr 2002 (updated 24 Apr 2002 at 08:17 UTC) »
Cursing: fujitsu, BT, and BT again for good measure
Singing praises of:Co-op, for their cumberland sausages, and ROX-Filer.
Listening to: Dodgy 80's stuff played by Jo-Jo.


That was short and sweet then.

Well, did the back garden thing, but only in relation to burning the weeds from between the paving slabs...

gah... adsl from pipex is b0rked again. I don't think this is the same problem that slef has with his, as apparently my exchange doesn't have that sort of hardware in it. I imagine it just some common or garden fsck-up from Pipex.

So, paying for internet access by the second, how quaint.

Ahh well, got to go have a free lunch now (nightmare, i know).

Wow... beee-yooo-tiful sunny day in norwich today... unfortunatly someone promised Jo he'd blitz the house today, so no sitting out in the back garden for me...

Just d/loaded and installed ArgoUML, which is a nice free UML modeller. This is all to do with building a database app for my dad, who does some truely fascinating things in the world of philately.

Should be lotsa fun.

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