Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Just Like Arnie

Told you I'd be back! Sorry that's dead cheesy.

Anyway, not much happening at the mo. Going to the garage in the morning to book my car in for mot, its started making an odd noise so im a bit worried that my decision to buy it might be a bad one. Least i should find out soon.

Just watched the England friendly, decided that we should play 4-4-2 not that stupid formation Sven keeps playing with someone in a holding role. If he is going to play that way, why play Owen Hargreeves there, he's shit! Everyone else on this plane of existence seams to see that, so why not the Mr burns of English football. (come on, Sven looks just like Mr Burns from the Simpsons)

On a more important note, me and 2 of my mates decided on a new name for Crouch. Giraffe Boy! You can just see him now on the training ground, munching on some tree leaves while everyone else tucks into there Lucozade Sport. Tell me you dont see it!

Not much going on at work, Leeds were kicking off again on Friday that the fax system wasn't working, so i pointed out that not one job had been sent through it so im not sure how they know that. Managed to find a file spec for Genifax as well, so now i can keep a proper track of all the fax's going in and out. Seams like quite a good product but it cost them a packet, where we use the free Linux solution Hyafax and the skills of Sandy to get it working.

Also noticed there's a new virus out that attacks Word, and there's no patch out yet. Mr Gates and crew have issued a security advisory here. Been quite a while since there was a new exploit that affects office (that i can remember anyway), but at least WSUS will update office now as well as windows.

Listening to: Feeder, the singles. Feeder a classy English band, got a bit pants when the drummer killed himself though. I can kind of understand why though. Going to see them at Leeds for the first time this year

Ransom Musing:
Why is everyone saying Brazil are going to win the world cup again. Most of there (really good) players are now over 30, especially at the back. I'm not saying England are going to win but i dont think Brazil will ether.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Citizen Journalism... (trust no one)

Ok so i've not blogged on her for ages, not sure why just been busy and stuff. Maybe i've decieded it time for another rant as well. If i can be bothered this weekend i might even try and make this blog look a bit pritter, but im not very good as designing stuff at all.

So, what been happening. Well decided to take a risk on my car and pay it of and not get a new one. Should save me some cash every month long as it dos'nt decided to blow up soon. Should'nt be that bad its only 3 years old.

Going to Leeds festival this year but had to buy tickets of eBay. Only paid £20 extra so not that bothered. Only thing thats pissed me of now is i think they have relaeased some more weekend ones. Hope its not going to be like this next year with all the fucking robbing dick head touts buying the tickets then selling them online for a nice proffit. Not sure what they can do to stop it though. Heard about a Guns 'n Roses gig (http://www.stubhub.com/sites/corpsite/?gsec=news&gact=news&article_id=1741) where they used a barcode sent to a mobile as a ticket.
Quite a good idea, but there are some guinune reasons why you would want to sell a ticket after you bought one. I think the ticket companys need to tackle this as well.
I dont see why you cant send them your ticket back once you've bought it. You can do it with trainers why not tickets?

Been dead busy at work, especailly over last couple of weeks as my boss has been off. Been doing more develpment than every trying to make our newspaper sales system and accounts system talk to each other.
Got most of it working, but one thing i'm having problems with is using the xml export option in crystal. I cant get my head round it at all, so if anyones got any info on it (tutorials, examples etc) then drop me an email or leave a comment.
Also been having to do some work to make my fax proofing system work with Leeds fax server (genifax). Most of its working now, looks like my system will become the standard for the entire division at this rate! I must be getting good!

Looking forward to the world cup loads now, mainly after that cup final a couple of weeks ago. I'm not bothered about Roony playing if Gerard is going be scoring like that!

Anyway, will probably start writing in this blog again now, so tune in for updates folks!

Listening to: Muse, Absolution. Classy album
Random Thought: Why do i never trust what people in garages tell me about my car. They could be saving me hundereds of pounds and i still would'nt belive them.