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Looking for a flat way to cycle..

Jun. 15th, 2007 | 10:08 pm

Hi peeps.

The new flat, which is awesome btw, is a bit too far away from work for me to walk. So I'll be cycling on my now slightly rusty bike. It'll be good for me, it'll make me less of a pie.

Anyway, being lazy I'm trying to find the flattest route to cycle, this is the best I can come up with. Not too bad, but I bet I'm knackered after every trip for at least the first week.

Hope the weather improves.

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Very important announcement!!

May. 6th, 2007 | 07:39 pm

Picked up a leaflet for the Taste of Edinburgh today. Looks awesome!

Who else fancies going? I don't mind booking a bunch of tickets together.

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First post in 3 months

Apr. 11th, 2007 | 08:32 pm

I'll reach 4 a year if I keep up at this cracking pace! Awesome. :)

I have a new niece called Julie! \o/ Hurrah! Julie is Nigel & Klara's second childlet. :) I haven't seen her yet or heard much from the parents. No doubt they've crashed out while they recover.

The flathunting with Sarah has finally finished. We're going through all the survey and legal mumbo jumbo for a flat out in Duddingston. EH8 7TU if you want to look it up. We'll hopefully be moving in June so keep the time free in your diaries to perform heavy lifting & decorating. :)

My MacBook has just started showing a black X over the battery icon. It's refusing to charge or do anything when not plugged into AC. This is the same MacBook that had the logic board replaced only a couple of months after I bought it. Damn me for buying rev.A hardware. :/

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Holidays are great

Jan. 7th, 2007 | 08:57 pm
mood: smug

I've got tomorrow off work! My heart goes out to everyone who hasn't.. :)

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Dec. 27th, 2006 | 10:42 pm

Weeee! Back in Edinburgh. :)

Hope everyone had a nice christmas! Mine has been unusually awesome. Managed to see the entire family including 2 toddler nieces. They enjoyed PhotoBooth immensely.Collapse )

I've mastered the controls of my new model helicopter and a whole chunk of my Amazon wish-list appears to have been magically bought for me. :D

So just warming up the flat now ready for Sarah coming back up tomorrow.

For the geeks amoungst you my current muse is looking at adding Ogg Theora support to Handbrake.

Wow.. that's a lot of link things for one journal update..

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Nov. 7th, 2006 | 03:28 pm
mood: frikkin awesome

Passed with just two minors! I rock!

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Driving test

Nov. 7th, 2006 | 10:10 am
mood: anxiousanxious

I've taken the day off work to take my driving test this afternoon. Stressful stuff..

So stay off the roads for the next few hours, and I'll post again later.

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Oct. 23rd, 2006 | 08:16 pm

My computer is off to the laptop correctional facility. Hopefully when it gets back it won't abruptly power off every few minutes. .. apparently it'll be 1-2 weeks, so for now I've taken over Sarah's.. :)

It's been my intention for a while now to learn some Ocaml, so recently I've been using it to solve some puzzles. I've not got the hang of it yet though. One of the puzzles I can solve in 250ms with C++, but in Ocaml I can't even do it in under 10 mins. I'm obviously not using it properly.. :(

Anyhoo, not a very exciting entry for you all.

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3 Majors and 11 Minors...

Oct. 21st, 2006 | 07:37 pm

So yeh, failed the mock test then.. :/ Apparently it's "not too bad" for a mock, and the examiner reckons I'll be able to fix the problems before my final test (November 7th..). I knew where I'd messed up before he told me, so at least I'm aware of what I should be doing.. :)

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No more games..

Oct. 20th, 2006 | 05:18 pm

The powers that be have banned computer games at work. Highly controversial if you ask me. I fear it's the start of a slippery slope leading to them restricting our internet access in some draconian way. (They've already banned Google Talk.)

What I find funny is that we have a corporate "team building" thing coming up. So they want us to socialise, be friends, and work as a team with each other,.. just not in the office? :p

Anyway, in other news.. We ordered one of these DVR gadget things for the flat. Will make up (and then some) for the big telly not having freeview yet. :)

I have my mock driving test tomorrow. I hope I have one of my "good" days so that I get an accurate measure of my driving.

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