What fun!

This morning’s been “interesting” at work with lots of stupid people breaking various computer systems, most of the mice in the undergrad lab committing suicide (they’re all the same age, so it looks like the beggers have a timebomb in their hardware somewhere) and various other things.

Still, having fixed those things I can and put the others on hold until I can actually fix them, I’ve got through the morning. If there are thigns which I can’t change, I don’t worry about them.

Anyway, the weekend was nice and restful. Saturday afternoon was spent (mostly) window shopping. I picked up Terry Pratchett’s “Thief of Time” for £4.99 at WH.Smith’s along with DVD’s of “The Dish” and “Highlander” under their “2 for £20” deal. £10 per DVD is about the right sort of pricing level in my opinion, as I’ve said many times before.

(Coo.. as I type, the heavens have opened outside and it’s torrential rain.. I do like to be able to see outside from my office, unlike my previous office where I could only see a corridor.)

Sunday was spent a lot of the time reading (funnily enough) with time off for watching the Grand Prix (Ferrari need a good kicking for what they did at the end) and getting some food. I also caught “Titan AE” on Sky Premier. Some of the graphics were nice, though they reminded me a lot of “Freespace,” the PC game. The story would have been better without the cutesy characters which just got in the way. Either make a good SciFi film or a cutesy kiddie pic, the combination doesn’t work!

Hmm.. should I go outside and buy my baguette for lunch or do I merely raid the snack machine and stay dry? Tough question.. I think the snack machine and the prospect of staying dry is getting more and more appealing. 😉

4 thoughts on “What fun!

  1. That Ferrari thing was outrageous. But then, Ross Brawn said that the team told Schumacher not to challenge Barichello for the lead, and if that’s the case, it wasn’t really the great victory stolen from Barichello that it seemed to be.

    I can imagine Bernie Ecclestone isn’t best pleased about it though.

  2. This morning’s been “interesting” at work with lots of stupid people breaking various computer systems, most of the mice in the undergrad lab committing suicide (they’re all the same age, so it looks like the beggers have a timebomb in their hardware somewhere) and various other things.

    I read that, and it was at least 30 seconds before I realised you meant computer mice and not real lab mice. I was imagining some horrific, sadistic biology lab somewhere.

    I think it’s because you mentioned mice and lab in the same sentence, and you’re always describing the world through the metaphor of computers.

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