Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Epic Win(dows)

Kei finally went and got a new PC (that she will actually be able to get some work done on, rather than needing to use my laptop).  It’s a Packard Bell quad core beast, that comes with the brand new and shiny Windows 7 (64bit).

And what can I say?  Other than, it’s nice.  I think someone at Microsoft sat down and finally listened to what people thought, and designed a UI that doesn’t feel like a labyrinthine insult to the end user – even if it does look like a Vista update rather than a replacement.  It’s made me want to shell out £59 quid to install it on my computer now, thought I can’t find a job and the job centre have neglected to pay me any jobseeker’s allowance yet, so fuck knows how long before that’ll happen.



Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Sweet Jesus

Anyone who knows me, knows how little respect or tolerance I have for organised religion.  Christianity in particular is like a childish joke to me.

But without the story of Jesus Christ, there would have been no inspiration for this amazing animation.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you… Jesus 2000.

Monday, 19 October 2009


Well, had my interview.  Thankfully it was pretty short as interviews go, and I think I did OK.

Until I got to the door, tried to put my jacket on, and got my watch caught in a tear in the lining of my sleeve…. as I do every single time I put the damn thing on. I must have looked a right tit.

I just don’t think sometimes.

I had a chuckle when I arrived at the shop though - I had just told one employee I had an interview, when Boris, who works in the warehouse, came over to say hi.  The other guy turned to me and said, “do you knows this ‘tard?”

Sunday, 18 October 2009


Ohhh shit I have an interview at Currys tomorrow.

Thanks in no small part to the recommendation of my friend Chris who was worked there for years now… but I’m still nervous.  Look, I know I’m good for the job ok? I just happen to really suck hard at interviews.

In any case, expect to hear how it went soon.  If it turns out to be another rejection, expect some drunken incoherent posts instead…

Saturday, 17 October 2009


I don’t really have anything of any interest to write today, but I’ve just downloaded Windows Live Writer and am trying it out on my blogs.  I know, it seems a bit redundant to have a dedicated program for writing blog posts, which you can use offline, when you need to be online to post them anyway, but it’s pretty cool.  For a start it’s a lot more flexible when it comes to post editing than the standard Blogger interface, and lets you interface with multiple blogs.  I’ve also been using Windows Live Mail to manage my manifold email accounts too, so I guess I’m one sep closer to becoming a total Microsoft whore (though I will never, EVER use Windows Media Player – not  while it’s a hamfisted, bloated and unusable piece of crap anyway.) Writer also has a plugin which automatically creates a Twitter entry when you write a new post, which is great too.

So that’s it really.  In other news, I have an interview for a job at Currys on Monday – I’m confident that I’m suited for the role.  I just suck at interviews.

I’ll leave you with this image that demonstrates what happens when you leave me with a baby and a webcam:


Thursday, 15 October 2009

Brief Update

Just looked at that post where I said my Grandfather was ill - yeah he died in like July.  Completely unfair of course; I could name about one hundred people more deserving, but there you go.

And my son was born in September, so he missed that by only a couple of months.  Anyway, baby Milo is great, he's the picture of health and growing fast!  His mother is recovering well, and I'm struggling with unemployment again.  Only back in Wales now.

So that's it from me.

Fuck you all.