Archive for February, 2007

General musings on the process of A-Soc

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007 | Life

I was speaking to Kay today who said that we can get hold of the grassy area opposite the union for Rationalist Week. Next step, find a tent from somewhere. I need to speak to events as well, I’m hoping Katy will get back to me about the debate with the C.U. so that I can schedule our fundraiser.

The hippies from People & Planet were in the Green Action Zone last night. They told me they had it from 5-7, which they didn’t. Lieing hippies, you just can’t trust them. Looks like we’re going to have to re-schedule the screening of the documentary as we only got the first 15 minutes watched.

To go back to the debate point, it’s looking good, the new committee has taken over from the old one and I got a call from the new female president, Katy, saying she wanted to get things organised which is awesome, we will hopefully have it sorted for the final week of term.

Live from Pulse

Monday, February 26th, 2007 | Life

Wow, I can get wireless network in Pulse. I’m down here sorting the music out for Claire’s art fund raising dealie. It’s a bit dead on the ground but it’s still very early so I’m sure it will pick up in the next half an hour or so as most people said they wouldn’t down until then anyway. I’m running two external hard drives to provide me with all the music which is pretty cool as it gives me so much more than I had with just the one last time. I need a new bigger one really.

Speaking of such events that take place in venues at night and feature music, I spoke to events about getting a club night organised. It’s not cheap to rent a union venue if you’re not a society. Maybe it’s like that in general but you basically need to charge a high ticket price and fill the venue to make it worth doing. Given most alternative nights don’t (not that I’m planning an alternative night) fill the venue I’m suprised there are any running at all.

The D never tasted so good

Monday, February 26th, 2007 | Life

I smear the inner contents of an apple pie over her naked flesh and proceed to slowly lick it off with my tongue.

Yep it’s another late night close which is as always followed by the appropriate late night x rated activities. As we were leaving last night Zoe remarked after washing her arms that they were so clean you could eat of them. I was dubious. But turns out she was right. One nothing I guess. Though it save me on a bit of washing up so I feel everybody won really.

Keep quiet, nothing comes as easy as you

Sunday, February 25th, 2007 | Life

It’s silly o’clock (that means it’s very late) and I’m in Eniac. Why? Coursework of course. SY23 is due in at 10am on Monday morning and having no plans to be up at that time due to the fact I am working the close on Sunday it was either come down tonight and hand it in or come down tomorrow night and hand it in. Given I would be cutting myself quite short on time if something went wrong tomorrow night I decided tonight was the best night to do it.

I was able to do most of it from home actually, using SSH I was able to upload the files (by FTPing them to my web host then individually getting each file with wget, a bit messy and slow but the easiest way I reckon) and set all the permissions and such and I was able to view the development server by making a VPN connection to SoC.

The problem that our school still requires hard copies of such things as reports though resulted in me having to drive over at 4 in the morning to hand it in. I need sleep dammit! Which is a good idea, I’m going to go and sleep now. Well, I’ll drive home first, driving while asleep is quite dangerous I’ve heard. I don’t actually know this for a fact but it is one of those things I don’t want to risk you know.

Taekwondo take IV

Saturday, February 24th, 2007 | Life

I arrived in the Long Room to collect George to find he hadn’t brought his stuff! Yep, I couldn’t deserted. I was assured it was all Kara’s fault. I turned up anyway though which I still think was a questionable decision as I don’t have any pads so I couldn’t spar properly. As it happens I could do a bit of non-contact stuff but still, it’s far better when there is more than one of you with no pads so you can stand at the back without feeling like a complete loser.

It was alright though, it wasn’t that insense as it has been previously and went fairly fast. I spent a lot of it practising with a very attractive girl named Claire (I would normally use the line “we spent the night with our hands all over each other” but I think I’ll give the sexual innuendo a rest for this paragraph) who saved me from being the only person there without a proper kit.

Afterwards I headed down to The Fav with Matt to grab some food. So all in all, not a bad night. I’m hoping that today’s session was relaxed enough that my muscles will not be killing me tomorrow at work.

Sarann owes me money

Friday, February 23rd, 2007 | Life

Mahmoods lied to me. They told me they opened at 10:30 and yet when I got there the shutters were still down.

But yeah, we were standing at the Red Route junction at 10:45 and I explained I was going to go get a Tango Ice Blast. Sarann bet me a £10 I couldn’t make it there and back by 11. Before I had a chance to respond she grabbed my hand and shook on it though I also look the liberty of confirming “are we actually holding each other to this bet?” to which the response was yes.

With retrospect it was quite a good bet to make on her part at it’s a mission to do the round trip in 15 minutes. But I made it back (indeed I made it past the point I left from and all the way to Sarann sitting outside of LT18) by 10:59. You owe me a tenner hippie! Including time to stop off at Best One and pick up alternative supplies given I couldn’t ger my Ice Blast.


Friday, February 23rd, 2007 | Life

I finally met up with Adam today who is a friend I met a while ago at a launch party in Pulse for one of the issues of Created magazine which is a magazine published by CHIP (Celebrating Him In Print). It was good to catch up as a lot has changed since we last spoke. We also got some good discussion regarding Atheist Soc given he is a Christian (a free thinking one which is always good) and me being infidel number one and all.

On a broader subject, it’s good to catch up with people as it’s so easy to loose touch. I can’t remember if I blogged about it but a month ago I got messaged by a girl who I used to go to primary school with. This also led me to get chatting with a guy I knew throughout primary school and high school. I also got chatting to another friend from high school again recently who moved to New Zealand. It had been literally years since we’ve spoken so it was good to have a quick catch up session. I need to have a brainstorm and think about who else I haven’t spoken to in ages.

Hoddie buddies

Friday, February 23rd, 2007 | Life

I noticed myself and Raby where wearing the same hoodie today.

Hoddie Buddies

New look IMDb

Friday, February 23rd, 2007 | Life

IMDb have been working on their design recently including moving the search bar up to the top and getting rid of the side columns. They’ve now gone even further changing the look of their tabs and having a big re-do of the pages for movies and people. It no longer looks really, really crap.

They have nice little dividers a whole CSS’ed menu and it just generally looks cleaner.


The most amazing night

Friday, February 23rd, 2007 | Life

I’ve had the most amazing night.

What did I do? I slept. Rather than actually getting my coursework done lol. But yeah, I was really tired by like 8 o’clock and I just dozed on my bed for a while. By 10 I had accepted I wasn’t going to be getting any work done so I actually bothered to get undressed and go to bed properly.

I slept through until my alarm woke me up at 6 as I was going to get up and do my coursework this morning. Small hope I know but the most amazing thing happened – I woke up this morning, refreshed. It was early but I felt like I had gotten enough sleep.

This is crazy talk. Do you know when the last time I felt like that was? I don’t. I don’t usually, even when I sleep in at the weekends and it’s afternoon by the time I get up. This morning I felt alive and wake, it was fantastic.

Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t do any coursework, I just watched American Beauty instead but it’s a step in the right direction. I didn’t want to just roll over and go back to sleep.

On the subject of American Beauty, it’s a region 1 DVD which I had yet to try out on my multi-region player. Turns out it plays them in black and white. In the case of AB though it only added to the magic of the film.

It’s easy to forget just how much of a stunningly brilliant film American Beauty is. Alan Ball is an amazing writer and I don’t think it ever shines through as well as it does in this film, it really is a masterpiece.