British soldiers torturing Iraqis - why are we shocked? Too close to home? How naive.Poland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus, and Malta - welcome!Kilroy on have I Got News for You - rascist to the core.Derren Brown - simple tricks (some of them) but very very effective and 'good TV'.Google IPO

Gilbert and Gay

Well Peter and Lyle have already answered (correctly) my question - I guess I should've banned certain people from answering...So why the Gilbert and Sullivan quote? Well for some reason I got that song into my head yesterday, as all I seemed to be doing was adding, deleting, editing and creating lists. I'm sure I've

A lesson in planning

"As some day it may happen that a victim must be found, I've got a little list--I've got a little list" - ????Answers in the comment box (WITHOUT Googling!) for the source of the quote..Now, as I'm on holiday I thought it might be fun to jot down some of the things I'm hoping to


I'm off work tomorrow. I'm praying for rain. I've done a rain dance and everything. I need rain.If it rains I don't need to cut the grass.

The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect What could've been a great and clever thriller is, well not quite ruined, but certainly affected by Ashton Kutcher's portrayal of the lead role. When I say portrayal I really mean.. well I'm not sure as it seems he just kinda turned up on set each day and played himself in that

This that other

Last night, our 'celebration' trip to the cinema was to see The Butterfly Effect (starring Mr Demi Moore I think....). It was.... yeah, it was.. it was a movie. He was awful, the plot was sketchy, the script was ropey. Shame really as the main premise of the movie was OK. Mind you after someone

HaloScan Comments

For anyone using HaloScan for their comments: A new web server was installed for the system last week, there are currently some issues with the load balancing processes but the HaloScan guy(s) are monitoring it and hope to have it running smoothly again by the end of the week. Hang in there!

It keeps on coming

What a great day.Just got home to the news that Louise has been promoted to "Internal Accounts Manager" and landed a wee pay rise. May even include a wee jolly to see her European customers now and again.We're off to the cinema to 'celebrate'.

I love blueyonder

"Your 512k service will be upgraded to 750k - enabling you to go 50% faster. There's no extra charge for this - it's absolutely FREE."Almost deleted this email as I thought it was spam.Roll on end of May!


There is a chirping sound coming from the other end of the office. No, it's not a mobile phone (despite the fact someone has just taken delivery of a new one, prompting some gadget envy on my part - must check when mine is due up for renewal) it's two motherless ducklings found wandering around

10 years ago today

My darling wife agreed to marry me. 10 years on I couldn't be happier. T.N.F.A.** our little code, you can guess but I won't tell you what it means.

File sharing is killing the music industry

An article in the Metro this morning covered the statement by the British Phonographic Institute (BPI) that they would consider prosecuting people sharing music files. They will be targetting the 'heavy' user of course, so people like you and I should be OK (I don't think I'm actually sharing ANY music files at present... and

Catch Up 22

Suprisingly little content can be gleaned from the last week and a bit. It consisted mainly of work. Of course if I was more happy to blog about work then I would have screeds of content available, although, ultimately, it would be more depressing than the current (lack of) content. Suffice to say that on