So the nice lady at Sky informed that they were currently working on a software upgrade but alas she couldn't give me a timescale for when it would be released. It's currently being tested. Ohh I'm sorry, how rude of me, let me recap a previous post to aid your clarification. [RECAP] Sky+ screwed up


I think I've done this before, will try and dig out the previous results. I Am 45% Left Brained, 55% Right Brained The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning. Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others. If you're left brained, you are likely good at


My predictions first, correct answers in bold: Best Film - Million Dollar Baby; Winner - Million Dollar Baby Best Director - Martin Scorcese; Winner - Clint Eastwood Best Actor - Jamie Foxx; Winner - Jamie Foxx Best Actress - Hilary Swank; Winner - Hilary Swank Best Supporting Actor - Morgan Freeman; Winner - Morgan Freeman

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Having checked it turns out my Sky+ box is the Amstrad model. This is a bad thing. Tonight it was set to record 24 and Huff (at the same time) and the repeat of Desperate Housewives as the previous recording was coming up as FAILED. I decided to start watching 24 about twenty minutes after


So Chelsea have won their first trophy. I have to admit to taking a shine to their manager, he may be arrogant but there always seems to be a wee twinkle in his eye. If nothing else he's a tad more exciting than Arsene Wenger. The king of ranting will always be Sir Alex though,


Not as hungover as I thought I might be although the Tokyo Long Island Iced Tea has certainly left a slight 'fuzziness' - can't find a recipe for it, but from memory, it's a Toyko Tea, minus the Midori, and topped up with Coke a la the Long Island Ice Tea. It was more drinkable


Slowly getting around to fixing some minor things here. The search is now a bit better (still can't get it to return a different number of posts than are currently set to display on the main page - frankly this is ridiculuous but the forum, Wiki and Google are still failing me on this), and

Simplicity achieved?

The rise and rise of products like Apple's iPod and applications like Firefox and Flickr have gotten me thinking. What do those products have in common? Simplicity. They aren't bogged down with hundreds of options and all provide a basic service that people want and provide it well. Flickr is possibly an exception as once

PICS Label

Prompted by Joshuaink. This site now has a PICS label. PICS "was originally designed to help parents and teachers control what children access on the Internet, but it also facilitates other uses for labels, including code signing and privacy." I don't swear much on this site, but it's nice to be nice and all that.


The online status of is currently changing faster than superman in a phone booth. One minute it's up, next minute it's down. I wouldn't mind but I can't get the built in "blogrolling-esque" WordPress stuff to work properly (it won't show when I site has been updated), and considering Bloglines was down for a

Out of closet

OK. Time to come clean. It was bound to get out and it's not like I haven't hinted about this but.. well given that I'll be grabbing traffic from here today, I think it's time to put the record straight. My name is Gordon McLean. I'm a T-shirt-a-holic. There. I've said. It feels like a

She's IN!

The UCAS website has been updated and my sister-in-law has gotten her place on her course!!! It's hard to put into words just how happy we are for her, she wanted this so badly and has been working so so hard. Tears of happiness all round!


A minor blizzard of large soft snowflakes and the backgarden is rendered white. Next Morning Update: It continued to snow overnight, easily twice this, probably more.

Knit One

Imagine my surprise this morning when, upon tuning into BBC Breakfast, I was confronted with the site of people sitting at a table on London Bridge and they were knitting. Cue "sound bite" from one of the artists (I use the term artist as presented in the piece): "I like the political aspect of knitting,