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Hellfire. I have four minutes to type this Blog before…

Hellfire. I have four minutes to type this Blog before BTInternet kick me into the ether (It’s 23:56, I die at midnight) You would be suprised how addictive Brittania is, I have been playing on and off all day. Now I have to start the redesign of Aquarionics, Wow. 2 minutes spare… I *need* to improve my typing 🙂

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Ok, Missed the time slot by a couple of minutes (it *was*…

Ok, Missed the time slot by a couple of minutes (it *was* sunday when I wrote that, Honest) I have spent the day (my brother‘s birthday, incidentally) playing Half-Life and GTA London Deathmatches. Fun. Now I am working on the (new, improved, better than ever before) Aquarionics Design Mark III. And playing Ultima, Natch.

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Home, Home of th strange, where the dears and the kappa kids…

Home, Home of th strange,
where the dears and the kappa kids play,
Where always is heard,
an insulting type word,
and the skys are all cloudly all day.

Back, playing Ultima and… doing nothing else. Life is good.

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Decision Made. I cannot be arsed to finish my C++ assignment,…

Decision Made. I cannot be arsed to finish my C++ assignment, after they (m)ucked about with everything else. The fact this decision was made whilst playing Prince of Persia (Not PoP3d, it’s not good) has nothing to do with my sloth at all, whatsoever.

I go home tomorrow! Yey!

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Finished my Visual Basic presentation (MCD, the Mind Control…

Finished my Visual Basic presentation (MCD, the Mind Control Defender, I’ll upload it in a week or two) and I now have just two University related Thingstm to do before I can leave this place (hopefully) forever.

I bought Ultima Online the other day. Here is a hint for you: Ultima Online Renasance is a con. Ultima Online Renasance is Ultima Online: The Second Age with all the patches. If you have UO:T2A, you don’t need UO:R, Even if you don’t Game (In the UK, other places shop somewhere else 🙂 sells UO:T2A for a tenner if you have a reward card, and

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New section, just because I can, based on my exploits in Ultima Online. That makes 17 sections now!

New section, just because I can, based on my exploits in Ultima Online. That makes 17 sections now!

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Yeahey! Return of the Net. Now I have… four hours to finish…

Yeahey! Return of the Net. Now I have… four hours to finish my assignment…
I think I may have found an excuse. After all, I have only been waiting four hours for the network to get back, on top of the last few days.
It’s hard. Last night I was working on the next part of Worlds Apart and I got to the point I have been dreading since I started. The story arc I designed six months ago calls of the death of one of the main charectors. Part of the main party. Destroying the charetor I have spent the last two years working on in various forms was one of the most difficult pieces of writing I could do. And I’m not – and probably won’t ever be – 100% happy with the words.
I’m not telling you who, coz I may decide not to kill him (Which will involve a substantial rewrite of the plot, but hey) and suspense is, as the producers of Dallas once said, good for the ratings.

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network dead again, which is doubly a shame since I have a…

network dead again, which is doubly a shame since I have a couple of things to post here. Nevermind, the Macs seem to be working. But I can’t use my floppy disk on the macs!

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Ok, three things for this update. First, i have a C++…

Ok, three things for this update. First, i have a C++ assignment due in a couple of days (or tomorrow, actually) which I havn’t started, so now would be a *very* good time. Unfortunatly the network (which started working again at 9:30am) has stopped working again. *sigh* it left me with exactly the right amount of time to upload the updates I mentioned and screw up the Header file (hence the multiple “News” things above)

In other, neater news the Missing Chapter of Worlds Apart (My Epic fanfic set in David Eddings’ Belgariad world) has been uploaded and can be found here

So what are these fantastic updates then? Could it be another poem? Yes, it is. An Ode to the flat above:

I live on the ground floor,
with a bastard in the flat above,
who’s dance anthums rock his world,
with the basslines he seems to love,

I would quite like to go up there,
and smash speakers with his head,
but I really cannot be arsed to,
So I sit and write poems instead,

Its when at 2 in the morning,
with his Armand Van Heldan CD,
He decides to use the full volume,
which is really irritating to me,

I could phone the Resident Tutors,
about Noise in the Quiet type zone,
but I really don’t need the hassle,
and in 12 days I get to go home.,

As well as a short essay on Wot I Dun on my Weekend (Aka, Nick’s Report on the Sunderland Student Games 2000) And that, as far as today’s entry is concerned, is it. Unless I decide to come in this evening 🙂

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yesterday, when this couldn't be posted :-) One wire, that's…

yesterday, when this couldn’t be posted 🙂
One wire, that’s all it takes to change “Networking” to “Notworking”.

For obscure reasons too complex to reveal here (Ie, I dunno, the techies dunno, and janet dunno either) the entire Internet (with the exception of other universities the Local Network and, for some odd reason Google‘s homepage (but not it’s search engine) is dead. Either:

  1. The entire internet has crashed and Sunderland (and Google) are the only things to remain,
  2. The USA (except Google) has been nuked and the BBC hasn’t mentioned it, or
  3. Somebody somewhere has tripped over a cable and disconnected Janet‘s transatlantic backbone (Janet being the Joint Academic NETwork, our “ISP”).
  4. Oh yeah, and they havn’t told anyone yet, coz Janet’s outages site says nought.

wonderful.