Not work outages

Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS) are having problems with the
network firewall between us and the outside world and have been doing so
since Saturday afternoon.

this has meant lots of problems for people
trying to access Bullet and lots of problems for me trying to access patches
and things for software. Grrrrr.

At least the weather’s nice.. And
so are the nice young ladies in skimpy summer dresses out on the lawn outside
the department… it’s nice out there! *grin*

Sorry. ๐Ÿ™‚

13 thoughts on “Not work outages

  1. At least the weather’s nice.. And so are the nice young ladies in skimpy summer dresses out on the lawn outside the department… it’s nice out there! *grin*

    That so does not make you sound like a lech or a dirty old man. Oh no.

    • *laugh*

      And you don’t find seeing nice looking ladies in revealing clothing attractive?

      It’s not as if I hid in the bushes or anything, I was just sitting on the lawn enjoying my lunch and the sunshine and there just happened to be lots of women out there dressed for summer. How could I not look? ๐Ÿ™‚

        • I’m sorry that you now have a totally negative prejudice against whatever I say or do. You are reading far too many things into what I say and extrapolating beyond what is due. You also seem to be generating meanings for the things I say that are totally incorrect.

          Unfortunately, there’s nothing I can do or say to change your preconceptions, it seems.

          You asked me after the last incident not to talk to you ever again. I am only replying to this because you have posted to my journal. I’ve kept away from reading other journals you read so as not to accidently write something which my cause you to take offence and refrained from replying to junk in threads where you have contributed for the same reason. There is nothing more I can do to keep out of your way.

          • I don’t hate you Steve. I just get frustrated because when you talk about women it’s like you’re 13 years old and trying to show off to your mates about how grown up you are. In someone of your age it’s downright creepy and frankly I’m embarrassed for you. This is why I have wanted to avoid you. I wouldn’t normally read your journal but I happened to glance over Simon’s shoulder as he was replying.

            • Couldn’t you tell that my comment here was made with my tongue firmly in my cheek? Comments like this aren’t to be taken seriously at all, they’re just play acting.

              I see women as people first and foremost. IMHO, sexuality is a pain most of the time and we’d all get along a whole lot better without it.

      • And you don’t find seeing nice looking ladies in revealing clothing attractive?

        Well, there’s noticing them and there’s staring at them and lots of grey area inbetween.

        Personally, and this might say far more about me than you, but I wouldn’t actually look only notice. The way I see it, as much as I admire the female physical form (which I must confess to being a big fan of), staring at a girl or studying her or whatever way you wish to describe it, just seems like invading someone’s personal space.

        Maybe I’m just a prude and just very politically correct. And maybe I’m not.

        Having said that, I think most men (and some girls ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) spend their time sneakily ogling girl’s breasts, legs, bums etc. But I don’t think they boast about it very often past the age of fourteen. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Anyway, do any girls out there want to contradict me, and say I can lech after them anytime? ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • Erm, who said anything about staring? I was just there sitting in the sunshine and women would walk past through my field of view, nothing more than that.

          I think the word you use, admire, is a very good one for what I was doing. You could also say I was “appreciating.”

          • Ahhh, I didn’t mean to suggest you were at the staring extreme, more in the grey area inbetween.

            Anyway, I think this thread is more about the fact you remarked on what you saw and less about the seeing itself, because lets face it, most men do make a hobby out of admiring girls.

            I think the bottom line here is, you need a girlfriend, so you have someone to tell you off when you do notice other girls passing by, and then you’ll realise why remarking on it just seems out of place. ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • I’m sure you agree that what is acceptable to say differs between different audiences. After all, remarking about this subject to a girlfriend is a sure way to get into deep trouble. However, the same remarks made jokingly down the pub in a male only audience or in a bunch of close friends who would know I’m just kidding around would cause chuckling, in general.

              I’d class the readership of my journal to fall into the “bunch of close friends” category who would not take it seriously.

    • Divine Comedy

      Anyone else remember the “Milky milky” man from The Mary Whitehouse experience?

      “I took this dirty underwear and washed them in new Persil white.
      I took this other dirty underwear … home.


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