I was very impressed to see that all the commuting woes I had the other week
were for the sake of a 1 amp fuse
. It's a little worrying that such a small mistake should be able to cause the whole of London to grind to a halt.
On a completely different note the various projects I have been working on outside of work are drawing to a close soon so normal lazylaces service should soon be restored.
Finally got home today at 8.30pm after getting trapped in London due to the power cut
. Anything the US and Canada can do we can do too! See my exclusive coverage
of the event. It was especially cheering to see all the candle lit pubs on the way to the station.
Not as cheering as the vision of my computer screen blanking out and the noise of the servers suddenly dissappearing though. UPS my a*se. The biggest problem was it meant I couldn't finish the technical design I was working late on (er when did I last press save?). Shame. Although it means that I now have to do that and build the system it was for before 3pm tomorrow - doh! A great challenge for a Friday, but at least we're all due to go to the pub after that.
Finally a special shout out to my friend Andy who spent the entire blackout trapped on the tube for 2 hours. He's now in even more need of a beer than I am.
It's off for fish and chips and beer for me now - a very English response to a power cut :o)
Less of a diary entry more of a mind dump today. Things have been hectic with work this week - long hours, tight timescales & and drinking to escape it all have lead to me feeling rather bizarre and convinced it should be Friday despite the fact it's quite clearly not and I still have two more days of this to go. Arrrrgggh. I actually managed to configure 4 intranet sites today - IIS
, SQL Server
coding is also hitting new personal speed records. I'm sure by Saturday I'll look back on this week and laugh. Hopefully.
Anyway outside of work I was pleased to find that my failing eyesight was not due to thinking about Fiona too vigorously but because I've been tieing my tie too tight. Top button undone for me tomorrow.
When I got home today I found that the post contained not only the obligatory mountain of mail for the previous occupants of my flat but also my Moonraker album from CD Baby - bless them I needed something to keep me sane. I can't recommend this band enough the sounds are just beautiful.
Finally my goal this week is to make it too Friday as the infamous Jules and I are doing drinks. Me because I will have managed to make through this week (assuming I do) and her because she will be finally off anti-biotics. Photos to follow if I remember.
For no other reason than I stumbled across a gallery of Drew Barrymore pics
here are my top 3 candidates for Mrs Lazylaces:
- Fiona Bruce, who as a UK resident I obviously stand most chance with since I might potentially bump into her and I am, of course, irresistable.
- Minnie Driver, based in Hollywood but a frequent visitor to the UK. If she's in London I will probably meet her in my local for a pint. Maybe.
- Drew Barrymore, who I only really like in The Wedding Singer, so unless she's into role play I'd have to say she's a rank outsider.
I haven't done a diary update for ages - so here it is...
Today I cut myself off at work with Radio1 on-line via headphones so I could get on with my coding: kind of anti-social but sometimes solitude is required to really crack on. It's been ages since I've listened to the radio and I was very happy to hear that both Dido and Kosheen have new albums out soon (hear Kosheen's latest single here). It even made me find time to update my links page with a new music section.
Finally I continue to avoid doing any work to update this site with useful things like comments as quite frankly I don't have the energy in the free time I have but I have found some neat ASP Script I hope to customise which will hopefully make things easier and make it more likely that I finally get this done!
I'm enjoying my Friday night in by wigging-out to "Return of the Weather Episode " (MP3 : 5Mb)
courtesy of those very finest of boot-leggers - gohomeproductions
. Who would have have thought Snoop Dogg would have mixed with Crowded House so well? Also on a Friday night vibe check out the Lemon Jelly Ducks video
All very quick links today as it's just far to hot to sit at a keyboard for ages (and that's what I've been doing all day already). There is time to say a big thank you to milk and cookies
though who have made me a "link of the moment
" on their homepage. I'm not totally sure what I've done to deserve this or how it has happened but I'm chuffed anyway. Ta!
Obsessively checking on stats
? Oooh...suits you sir
! While checking through my site serach engine referrers I was slightly surprised to find I am currently number #10 on google
for a search on the word "laces
". Only slightly behind speedlaces
the kind of product that inspired
my choice domain name.
While hunting around for an obscure link to Pole Position
, a computer game I remember playing avidly on my Dad's Atari 800
, for a random comment
's site, I was very chuffed to find the killer list of video games
which brought back some fond memories. What was distressing though was finding out that Pole Position
came out in 1982, which means that the huge time I spend playing this game was when I was 8 or 9. I really am the sad computer g33k I sometimes think I am...
Aside: Seems I missed the Atari 800 web server - damn - I would have liked to have been served pages by that (g33kn355 confirmed!).
Not much news and not much found today - but I am now posting at Commuterland
about the trials and tribulations of my trips to work.
I've had a hard day traveling the South East installing systems so I can't be bothered to post much (I want to go to bed!) but it made me smile to see Pete
has revealed his secret 2nd blog
. A blog devoted to commuting woes? Finally somewhere to vent my anger and share my tales of London commuting. I've signed up
and I suggest the same to you if you have a commuting bone in your body.
There's a whole lot of love out there this Friday as not only does lazylaces
join the friends of honest john
but also the friends of ttr2
which has been a personal favourite for some time now. A great highlight to my favourite day of the week.