The short explanation of my perfect partner is "geek girl" although I did have some additional ideas about length of hair (short), height (ditto), and size of chest (large). Physical appearance wasn't really the point though. A
In the end I concluded that such a girl did not exist for me, but Jules (bless her) told me that she was almostly certainly sat in some other bar in London saying much the same thing about me. I'm not sure how realistic thinking that sort of thing is - and I think it was based on the 4 cocktails we'd consumed at that point rather than any part of reality - but it did make me feel better. Maybe one day I will find my perfect partner.
Anyway all these ramblings are contected to the article I found on the BBC site this afternoon about Georgy Russell - candidate for California state governor. More importantly though she's a self confessed geek, SB fan, and pretty damn foxy as far as I can tell from the picture. There's hope for me yet (although California might be a little too far to go).
Anyway I always like to buy my music although I find listening on-line a great way of finding new music and bands I wouldn't normally get to hear of - recently though I've had a few problems with copy protected CDs. They don't seem to play on any of the hardware I have. Major offender is the new Kosheen album which refuses to play on anything and essentially has been a waste of £9.99. More annoying is that the new Dido album I have been looking forward to also seems to be copy protected but at least fore-warned this time I won't waste my money.
So that explains why although I'd normally pay for my music I was trolling around trying to find downloads and stumbled across Pragard. For the record though they didn't actually have any of Kosheen or Dido songs I was looking for meaning that I'm still stuck with a CD whose contents are a mystery to me and a much awaited release that I won't be able to listen to.
Does anyone know where/if I can pay to download these albums or if they are available somewhere without the copy protection? Also isn't there some sort of legal issue when I'm being sold CDs which just won't play in any of my music equipment?
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.
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)
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.
- 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.
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!