Archive: September 2004

Our garage door is broken, one of the wires that allow us to open it has snapped, leaving it jammed open. So I phone our letting agents, who phone our landlord, who says she’ll get the builders to phone me.…

Your random-number-fu is useless. The prize has gone (See if you can work out why), but you all get one last guess. MP was the first. It was 64. Look to your right, if you’re on the front page…

So, today I took time out of my busy schedule to go buy tea. Actually, I wasn’t getting any work done, really. I’m having a small concentration problem since we entered testing, in that the stuff I’m currently working on…

You’re all wrong. Try again. One more guess each…

I have on my monitor a Post-it note bearing a random whole number between 1 and 100 inclusive. First person to correctly guess it will win a prize. Only one guess each for now. (Nicked from Songster) So far, you’re…

Stephen Fry: Bertrand Russell, the great philosopher and mathematician, got into terrible trouble by writing quite fearsome articles against the first World War when it began. He got all these letters from people who said, My child is prepared to…

Aquarionics’ logging system was designed to work against mod_log_sql, a module that, er, logs to an SQL database. This worked until we upgraded to Apache 2, which log_sql didn’t support until recently. Since part of the logging system is the…

Okay, so my new workplace use Zope, so it’s probably a good idea for me to use that as a framework. I mean, enough people use it for it not to be too bad, right? Dear god does it suck.…

Open letter from the Computer industry to the Entertainment industry Look at us: every year, we churn out more computer games than your entire industry is worth. You know how we do it? We like our customers. We don’t treat…

Today, I was on the train. This is not an extraordinary thing, really. I spend between an hour and two hours on trains every week day (depending on which trains I manage to catch). I was using my laptop (Well,…