Imported From Epistula LUGRadio LUGRadio Live

Pod people

So, Podcasts then.

I hate, with a passion unholy, the name Podcasting. I think it’s a horrible name, a terrible attempt at a neolism, and it annoys me that I’m against the combined forces of the bloggers of the world in attempting to get it wiped of the face of the blogosphere.

But everyone is doing podcasts, from the Barenaked Ladies though to John Cleese and the BBC’s The Now Show. So far, so bandwaggony. We can do better than that.

How about a metapodcast?

Because the LUGRadio Gents produce a podcast every other week (Well, mostly, they’re “on a break” right now, which means they can sleep with other podcasts and it becomes a running theme for the next six seasons), which contain their opinions and thoughts. So, it was thought (By Xalior) that we could get four members of the LR community together to, basically, witter on about our opinions on the last episode of LR and what they talked about, and throw our own unique blend of bullshit onto the steaming pile already covering the subject.

Our? Yes, for they (Xalior, Neuro and Dotwaffle) invited me to be a presenter. Fools, for they know not the evil they loose when they give me a microphone and a soapbox to stand on. Mwa ha ha ha ha.

So yes, we’ve done a test episode, based on the LUGRadio Live and Unleashed episode that was recorded at LUGRadio Live a few weeks ago, and should you wish to inflict this upon your unfortunate ears, you can do so at The Hashlugradio Website

And may you be forgiven.

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More Rejected Designs


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That which won't happen

Okay, so the new design for Aqcom isn’t actually going to work. Time to go back to the drawing board. Or window, really.

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Of course, when one of the two 512mb memory sticks in my powerbook decides to fall over and die, it’s not the 3-years-guaranteed crucial upgrade stick, is it? No, it’s the Apple branded official stick, which ran out of warrenty – along with the rest of my Powerbook – in June.

I hate computers.

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BA Announcement

Until further notice BA has halted all flights from the UK.

BA announced: “I ain’t getting on no god damn plane you crazy fool!”

(Via Random)

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Two Quotes

All you’re doing is hurting whatever causes you claim to be supporting by pissing everyone the fuck off. What, do you think that eventually we’ll all be flying in hospital dressing gowns with no sharp objects (potential weapons), electronic equipment (makeshift tasers), liquids (apparently, might explode), pants (modifiable into garroting equipment), books (paper cuts are bad!) or small children (they could be encouraged to scream at a frequency that jams radio transmissions, thus allowing someone to take control of the plane), and you’ll be able to open a competing airline that doesn’t do all this shit but runs the risk of blowing the fuck up? Because there are better business models.
Cadhla on Terrorism

Get on the damn elevator! Fly on the damn plane! Calculate the odds of being harmed by a terrorist! It s still about as likely as being swept out to sea by a tidal wave. Suck it up, for crying out loud. You re almost certainly going to be okay. And in the unlikely event you’re not, do you really want to spend your last days cowering behind plastic sheets and duct tape? That s not a life worth living, is it?
John McCain on Terrorism

(Last one was stolen from Senji)

Imported From Epistula Personal

On balance

I do not have a hot water storage system. Instead, my flat has a magic box that, if I turn the hot water on, will heat the water that goes though it and send that off to the tap. The water has to be coming out of the tap at a certain rate for this to work, so for the first quarter turn or so the water is cold, then the heater kicks in and it is suddenly very hot indeed. This is point one.

The cold water in my flat works at a pressure that would cause the turbines at Niagara Falls to give up and go home. One quarter turn is enough for a raging torrent.

If I turn the hot water in the shower to the point where is isn’t cold, and then turn the cold water on to the point where it isn’t scalding hot, the combined pressure in the shower head is enough to escape the rubber seal. Hopefully not in a place where it will form a graceful parabolic arc onto my laundry, towel or clothes.

After about ten minutes of hot water, the pressure in the hot water system drops though the floor and I have to turn up the hot water again and refind the balance. After leaping out of the shower screaming blue murder as my nice hot shower suddenly goes ice-cold. Every so often the cold water drops out, which is worse.

This sounds like a wonderful metaphor for something or other, but I can’t decide what.

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Last Night

So, we went to see Cars, which is an excellent movie, and highly recommended. Esspecially the end credits, because this is pixar, and they are gods.

Of course, in return for going to the cinema and having fun, and not doing what I should have been doing, karma had its way, and I discovered:

  • Whilst Nando’s salsa and pita thing is very nice, the salsa does not go well when dropped into your glass of fanta.
  • Cocktail sticks are sharp and will happily skewer your thumb
  • You should have drunk that milk a while ago
  • Double glazing is nice, but is no subsitute for neighbours whose car alarms work properly
  • Double glazing is nice, but does not protect you from small scooters at 2am.
  • The icehouse piece I thought I’d lost.
  • The egyptians build pyramids very large so that they wouldn’t accidentally tread on them at 2am.