Archive for February, 2005

New Computer!!

Friday, February 25th, 2005

A few weeks ago my Inspiron 8100 died (again). Having already replaced the hard disk, I decided it was time to replace the whole machine and went shopping for a new laptop. A few days later I had decided that an iBook was the right choice. Why? Well, on the desktop I am a very […]

Thesis Writing

Friday, February 25th, 2005

Today’s Piled Higher and Deeper is particularly apt for me at the moment! Progress on actual writing has stalled for the moment: this week I’ve spent a lot of time supervising, generating results graphs and producing the camera-ready version of a paper for iTrust. Hopefully my word count will start moving (upwards!) again next week!

Random Late Night TV

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

A short spell of insomnia last week caused me to watch a late-night TV programme about the top British bands of 2004. Liking what I heard, iTunes’ excellent music sharing facility allowed me to preview the albums of Snow Patrol and Franz Ferdinand. I’m not convinced about the latter, but Snow Patrol’s Final Straw is […]

The Downside to Online Shopping

Tuesday, February 15th, 2005

Online shopping is great. You can shop around for the cheapest prices from the comfort of your bedroom instead of having to tramp around town (or worse, drive from place from place), you can check out online reviews and product specs that are far more detailed and knowledgeable than any shop assistant and best of […]

WordPress 1.5 Released

Tuesday, February 15th, 2005

Something else to distract me from my thesis write-up, a new version of WordPress (the software that runs this site) was released today. The official changelog is rather brief — here’s a more more comprehensive review of improvements, and upgrade instructions for the previous stable version (1.2).

We want an ANGRY DPL!

Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

The world needs more anger! Vote Matthew Garrett for Debian Project Leader!

Protected: Trip to Edinburgh

Monday, February 7th, 2005

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Superbowl XXXIX – Bed Time!

Monday, February 7th, 2005

A close end to the match — I’m glad I didn’t go to bed at 24-14, but in the end the Eagles just too sloppy in their execution. Interesting to see the game shown on ITV this year — clearly more money to spend on presentation than Channel 5’s usual offering. Lots of ad-breaks in […]

Superbowl XXXIX — 4th Quarter

Monday, February 7th, 2005

As hoped the Eagles came back almost straight away with a nice drive to level the score and open up the game. Ominously for the Eagles though, the Patriots are beginning to look very comfortable running the ball, giving them control of the line of scrimmage, the clock and I think, ultimately the game. We’ll […]

Superbowl XXXIX

Monday, February 7th, 2005

Having seen just one gridiron game this season I wasn’t sure if I was going to watch tonight’s Superbowl, especially being so busy at the moment. When I joined 5 (game) minutes into the first quarter it was a very scrappy affair with lots of unforced errors on both sides of the ball (Eagles in […]

Ocean’s Twelve (Review)

Sunday, February 6th, 2005

Pointless, silly and overly-complex plot punctuated by a couple of comedy moments. Too long, boring and dull — don’t bother.