On Course

Well a course in Milton Keynes. About telephones. For two whole days. Joy. Actually, its a bit dull but worthy workwise. Not as exciting as Windows courses, which is saying something

Have been reading Michael Moore’s Stupid White Men: …and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!, which is an awesome book. If you do nothing else this year, buy this book, and read the letter to George W Bush. Personally, I’d read the whole thing. But the least that everyone should do, especially at a time when Mr Bush is effectively leader of our country (Well, is Mr Blair going to do anything that Bush doesn’t want him to do?) it is something worth being aware of. Pure Genius.

Off Course

For the day now. Time to relax, eat, surf, watch war, and make phone calls. One of the perks of a BT training course is free national calls. Nice. Will try and make the most of that. Fell asleep very early last night, so hoping to stay up somewhat later tonight. Will have a big feed tonight.

Will also be reading some more of Stupid White Men, which is truely great. If you go to Michael Moore’s website you can read a bonus online chapter.

I need to get back into reading a bit more again, I’ve been slack for a while. I do have a couple of books I intend to finish, then I should buy some more. A lot more. In fact I might write a new page listing what I have bookwise (in literary terms, don’t feel the need to remember that I have HTML 3 for dummies) and what I want to get.

I’ll have the one in white please

Widescreen Sony Laptop. Nice.

PSO-wise, I’ve just beaten the third boss on Episode 1, and have moved onto the ruins section. Think I will need to level up a bit and then I can move on.

I’ve now set up stat counters for this page and for the front page. It makes interesting reading, already have seen that I’ve had a visitor today who was surfing on an Apple Mac in Air Studios, which are run by George Martin. Quite mad, especially having that sort of level of report coming through. If a visitor comes to you from a search engine, you can even see what it is they were looking for when they came to you.

Other important things, am trying to cultivate a slightly longer beard (having almost shaved it all off by accident a couple of weeks ago (due to using a beard trimmer too early in the morning)), and am successfully growing a lot of garden herbs at the moment, with my parsley and my corriander being the highlights. Don’t know if these two things are related though.

One of the reasons for growing the corriander is to use it in a Balti dish or two, which is something I am finally getting round to learning how to cook. In preparation I’ve started added Garam Masala to my stir-frys.

Just been watching a very exciting NASCAR race. It finished with the two leading drivers hitting each other and the wall, and sliding together over the finish line. Great fun. I love CART and NASCAR, the American motor racing series. Not everyone gets it, and complains that there is nothing exciting about it. Whilst I still love Formula 1, it tends to get less fun with age.

Fun (well for me anyway)

One of those things I should have figured out to do ages ago, and only realised today. Translating Japanese websites into english. Such as: The Nintendo Gameboy Player One thing that does make clear is that they have two more gc colours in japan, the lucky swines.

All you need to do the above is to go to Babelfish, enter your desired website, pick translate from japanese into english and away you go. All the links from that point will be translated as well. Nice!.

Sites I have been looking at today include Sega, Nintendo, Famitsu. And will be looking through more soon.

War. What is it good for? Spam it would seem.

Got spam for this product today, which made me smile: Survival kit.Good to see that in the event of war, the spammers get serious. Remember, order now and get your free bonus roll of duct tape.

Did watch some of the footage of the attacks on Baghdad last night. Truely awful, massive explosions. Still quite stunned by it all. Listened to the start of the attack on Radio 5, which was very sober and proper in their descriptions of it. Peter Allen said “whilst on television this may look like a huge pyrotechnics display, we have to remember how many people are on the ground there. Terrible.

Handy site

This is probably one of those things that everyone knows about bar me, but its alexa.com. Sort of a search engine but it also ranks sites, and can give you traffic reports for sites, that sort of thing. What was suprising to me was on a global basis quite how popular korean and taiwanese web sites are. Just goes to show you how American can throw your perspective out of wack. flotsky.co.uk is not very listed, but it does sort of recognise it.