Thursday, November 30, 2006

Worried about my dad!

He came to baby sit, loyal father that he is.

Only when he was leaving did he tell me that the other morning when he woke up he couldn't sit up in bed coz he was feeling dizzy. he tried to get out of bed and fell over on the floor.

Only reason he metioned it to me was because as he was going he mentioned he was still feeling dizzy, so I got the story out of him while I walked up to his house.

Feeling very alone right now.

Friday, November 24, 2006


Police are urging visitors to the city centre to be especially vigilant
for a new gang operating a slick routine that is aimed at stealing from
unwary persons.

They say that the gang usually comprises of four members.

While the three younger ones, all appearing to be cute and innocent,

divert their "mark" (or intended target) with a show of friendliness and fun,

the fourth the eldest of this gang of criminals - sneaks in from behind the
person's back to expertly rifle undetected through their pockets and
bags for any valuables being carried.

The attached picture taken from CCTV operating in the inner city shows
the gang in operation

(I feel I must give credit to TanyaJane from mumszone for finding this one for me!)

Thursday, November 23, 2006

What to do!

What to do indeed!

I am not a happy bunny at the moment, personal stuff, suffice to say I might well be single again after Christmas.

I don't see any alternative, I really don't.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Hmmm Windows Vista is on sale soon, it will be appearing on a computer near you any time now, so whats new?

well a lot of the features microsoft wanted to put in to it have been lost along the way, they couldn't get them to work, so all Vista is really is an update of XP with a pretty skin and a lot more Digital Rights Management stuff, which will make it more difficult for people to use their own purchased music and video. There is also a little clause in the EULA that specifically stops you from transferign Vista to a new PC as well!

Maybe this new version of Vista will suffer the same lingering death as Sony's mini disks, I still remember sony's DRM stoppig a friend of mine copying the video he took of a friends wedding as it claimed it was copyrighted.

Reason for this little rant was this cartoon at Userfriendly which sums it all up nicely.

Me, I will stick with Linux, no DRM in Linux so I can play what I want! no copyrigth issues so I can install my copy on whatever I want, and mmore security, more robustness and a faster operating system.

Some little niggles, but I am quite happy to put up with them knowing my computer is MINE not Mr Gates! far better to have little niggles than to suddenly find MS decided my operating system is illegal and shutting me down!