Pick a week, any week

Seemingly it’s International TV Turnoff Week, National Depression Week, National Stop Snoring Week, and World Lab Animal Week. So switch off the television set, cheer up, lie on your front, and only use that smelly stuff you got at Xmas from the Body Shop.

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Monday morning

As I mentioned it will be a quiet (ish) week here at Snowgoon Towers. It’s the ‘last week’ of the project, and the usual chaos is descending! Need to be on-the-ball, pushing the envelope… yadda yadda yadda. I even went to bed early last night to make sure I was properly refreshed. Of course I didn’t sleep well at all, and I should know by now that changing my routine is the wrong thing to do but… well it sooned sounded like a good idea at the time (and I was very tired and sleepy). Mind you, I’m glad I didn’t have one of alex’s weird dreams (his latest is a cracker!). Can’t wait to see what state his is …

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Knackered

Only problem with working over the weekend, well ONE of the problems with working over the weekend, is just how tired it makes you. No respite at all. Of course I’ve got a bloody cheek to say I’m knackered, it’s not like I’ve run 26 miles 385 yards* today (I’ve barely walked further than to and from the car between destinations). Mind you, I’m not so sure the people who did complete the London Marathon have much to complain about. I mean Ben Hammersley completed “Marathon Des Sables” which is “230 kilometres in 6 stages over 7 days including a full “marathon” stage and a “non-stop” stage (when runners have to cover 80 kilometres in under 40 hours)”. Ohhh and …

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For those with a black and white TV…

Not yet got around to doing that book meme that is going round – been avoiding it all week until I’ve got something better than UML diagrams, or Security Model architectures as the nearest book. I will mention a gem spotted in one of the papers today – it was an article about a hotel that had placed braille everywhere to ensure it’s blind patrons could navigate their way round the hotel, it extended to small braille stickers in the rooms denoting which plug was for what appliance etc etc – we particularly liked the fact that the lift not only had braille on the buttons but a small guide as to what was on each floor, including the ‘panoramic …

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Fornication City!!

OK, if anyone wants an invite to Breedster (which is quite bizarre to be honest), let me know. First three comments get an invite – yes, I’ve got THREE eggs ready to hand out (this, apparently is a good thing although I’m sure the ‘egg’ thing is meant to be the ladies job… hmmm) .

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RSI Sunday

Can’t be bothered looking this up… but can RSI manifest itself in your shoulder? My right shoulder has been killing me for days, ibuprofen helps, and it only started when I started doing extra hours at work (and home!). It’s making watching the London Marathon are real pain… 😉

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Spam

I don’t pay much attention to Spam, if they make it to my mailbox (which they do at work as they won’t let me use MailWasher.. pah!) I usually just Shift+Delete the buggers. But then I installed Office 2003, and Outlook has a new message notification thingy – it’s quite smart actually – which pops up a little box with the subject and the first line or so, in a little semi-transparent box – a bit like an MSN Messenger message notification. So I have to admit when I saw the first line of a recent, spam, email I was a little intrigued: Her baby-conscience was rather tough and elastic, and I suppose she would have felt no more scruples …

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Lunch break

Five of us in the office, and I’ve only a couple of hours to go as I need to get home by 4pm (ish). We are off out tonight for dinner with Louise’s Granda. It’s a family thing and I’m not sure how it will be, but hey, it’s a free meal! Unfortunately the sun seems to have gone away after a glorious morning. It’s not often I see much of the early morning on a Saturday, unless we’ve got a busy day planned we usually don’t venture out until around midday. It was quite nice at 8am, now it’s grey, windy and looks cold.

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Customisation: Take 2

So you wanna see my desktop then? If you can make it out on this resized screenshot – you’ll spot that I’ve got a different XP Style running. Rob mentioned StyleXP in a comment, which will let you do this and a lot more, but I didn’t like the 2MB (!!) overhead, and found a nice little patch that let’s you load other XP Styles without an application. Next up, the text on the left hand side has the time and date, current CPU usage, RAM usage, number of processes running, internet traffic (up and down, handy if I was, say, running eMule or something..), IP address, Uptime, Last restart time and date and the wee bars at the bottom …

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