Monday, July 31, 2006

Monday, July 24, 2006


OK, so this has been around for a while, I think I "missed the meme" when it was being splatted round everybody, but I'm posting it here simply because it's so cool.

Natalie Umberalla's Torn done in "sign" language.

Well funny.

The person doing it is David Armand from The Hollow Men.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Privatisation and Outsourcing

I've moaned on here about the problems and pitfalls of privatising and outsourcing everything possible, how it runs up costs and in some cases increases risks

Things are really coming to a head though when even a conservative council decides it's a bad idea!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Sad news

Peter Hawkins, the original voice of the Daleks has died aged 82

He was also remembered as the voice of Bill and Ben (for whom he invented the flobadob language) and the voice-over for Super Ted, Captain Pugwash, Zippy in Rainbow* and the Martian robots in the 1970s Cadbury's Smash ads.


You wouldn't believe it!

Due to popular demand (well someone asked for it, here's the link to the gruniad article about Channel 4's latest offering.

Leave it at that I think!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Doctor Who - Altenative Ending

Borrowed shamelessly from Paul Cornall's blog, here's the alternate ending to the last episode, where Rose "dies"

Monday, July 17, 2006

Button injured in horrific F1 accident

Terrible news I know, only just heard about it, they do think there is a chance of a complete recovery though!

There is a pic, but it's not for the faint hearted, only click to view if you have a strong stomach.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

It's been a while

Since I last posted, a lot has happened.

Family Camp with the Scouts was fun, first time in a long time since I have slept under canvass, DS really enjoyed the tent, to the point of almost pushing me out so he could sleep in it on his own (not for long, I joined him for the night later) DW chickened out and opted for comfy beds indoors.

The camp was one long weekend of assault courses, climbing walls, go karts, survival courses, archery, treasure hunts and more, took over 140 pics which will form an article on the Church web site very soon, I'll post a link when it's ready.

In other news Paul Cornell, the writer of the Dr Who episode "fathers day" amongst other things, has put out a request for friends on MySpace, you can find his page here

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Saturday, July 01, 2006


Step 1 : Re-boot set top box (or cable modem)
Step 2 : Allow to start
Step 3 : Kick myself for not trying this before

Now on 4MB cable broadband, and wondering why I didn't think to try a re-boot of the cable box before this, after all re-boot to fix it should have been the first thing a techie thought of. How long could I have had 4MB? at the most a month, depends when they upgraded.

And yes, it is a hellufa lot faster, 2.0.3 (latest version) a 120MB file, downloaded at over 440KB/s in under 5 minutes.

In other news:-

Those of you wanting to read more about the BOFH can check out the lates stories here on the Reg earlier stories will be available here on the authors home page again soon, but he has more important things to worry about at the moment as you will see when you follow through the link.