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Sorta abridged update... - Humans are made not born
Sorta abridged update...
Wow, so much good/bad/meh stuff has happened over the last while that I should really put it in a massive long entry. I've not had the time to put it all down until now. However, I'm now feeling laaaaazy so you're just getting bullets in the order I remember stuff in.
  • MY PHONE HAS STOPPED ALERTING ME TO TEXT MESSAGES. Am out of contract 1st of January... trying to decide on a new handset.... sad to say that I'm actually considering an iPhone.. (Moved to the top so make sure folk read it)
  • Ended up in work for a couple of hours today... the aircon in the computer room seems to have died about 11pm last night. Servers started dropping at about 3am this morning when the ambient temp in the room hit the 45°C mark.... Temp A/C units in place and everything back and running ok (Thank Fuck!) currently considering building our own container computer room...
  • Dinged one of my rear wheels on the kerb on Monday. Flat tyre shortly after on North Anderson Drive during rush hour. Thankfully the lady whose house we'd parked in front of told us to move forward onto the drive in front of her Winnebago which never moves so we wouldn't block anybodys house and also turn on its headlights for us :) Got the wheel hammered out on Tuesday and needed a new tyre... the black smoke was a bit of a giveaway when I pulled over... £50ish. Bah. At least I didn't need a new wheel as well...
  • Got Hexmas all sorted out now. All of the event stuff we'd been hoping to pull off fell through (Balls) . Luckily thoroughly nice bloke asw909was available for some hawt guest DJ action! We were introduced to him at Infest this year and seem to have quite a number of friends in common. You can check out some of his playlists here and here. Promises to be an awesome night :D
  • Been on a poker winning streak :D
  • Night out last night - leaving do for someone at work. Was a good laugh, though I'm about 90% sure that two of the bars we went to were gay bars... The first one seemed to be a covert lesbian meeting spot, but the second was a bit more overt and was having a Rocky Horror night... a clever cover?? ;-) Ended up in Espionage, where I kept loosing everyone I was with and as I hate the place I bailed to Moshulu... where I bumped into Jim, Dave, Tequila Mike and random American guy.
  • One of my uncles has been diagnosed with Leukemia. About a month after my aunt died of cancer.
  • Got a nasty computer virus so ended up rebuilding stuff *sigh* Luckily I'd just got myself a 1TB usb drive to back all my stuff up onto. Going to rebuild my home server as more of a media server and stream stuff direct to my PS3/360 over the network. To that end I'm seriously considering running cabling through the house as wifi is a bit gish for streaming massive media files over.
  • Finally managed to start getting some time to listen to my the new CDs I've bought in the last few months. As expected some dross and some gems. Sadly most of it isn't really clubby.

See, told you it would be a fairly random order.

Current Location: AB12

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shadow_blue From: shadow_blue Date: November 29th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
sorry to hear about your Uncle dude :(

Are you switching to your Blackcurrent for txt comms?

I've had a look at the new Iphone at work - looks a bit naff and the sim card is sealed inside so not sure how to get at it without breaking the thing.
selectnone From: selectnone Date: November 30th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC) (Link)
There a hole you can stick a paperclip in to pull the SIM-drawer out - a suitable implement is included in the box :)

I got one nearly two months ago, and I luvs it.
Personally I like how it looks, other than the big apple logo on the back which makes me feel like more of a show-off than I certainly am ;)
arricc From: arricc Date: November 30th, 2008 12:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll be honest, an iPhone wouldn't be my first choice... but I don't know anyone thats unhappy with theirs in any way...
wibblefish From: wibblefish Date: November 30th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
on my thread about them one friend was a bit disapointed with the usuability of the GPS but is otherwise happy everyone else seemed very happy. Not sure about going on contract with O2.
xenofobiq From: xenofobiq Date: December 2nd, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

i have one ...

* no flash support
* no mms support
* barely any bluetoots support
* cant access it as a solid state device properly
* camera is perfectly capable of being a video camera, but doesnt do so. (a classmate of mine coded a videoCam app for it)

other than that: its pure gold
arricc From: arricc Date: November 30th, 2008 12:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope. If I was to start using my Blackberry, I'd have to keep it charged... make sure everyone had my number... make everyone aware when I switch back... too much of a pain in the arse!!
anti_girl From: anti_girl Date: November 30th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)
adam DJing at Hexmas? awww man. Double gutted I won't be there :(
arricc From: arricc Date: November 30th, 2008 12:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poo on you :p
thefastone From: thefastone Date: November 30th, 2008 04:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Mmmm thinking about making the move to corporate whoredom? Never thought i'd see the day... ;)

Phone troubles seriously suck, not because they are so important in my life, but more because, they are a pain to get fixed...
arricc From: arricc Date: November 30th, 2008 12:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Har har :p

At least I didn't drop CurrentExpensivePhone in the toilet ;-)
thefastone From: thefastone Date: December 1st, 2008 04:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Actually, it was 2 phone's ago as it happens...

Its been some time....
From: the_doctor1 Date: December 1st, 2008 12:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you need a hand cabling, gives a shout. Should be easier than Nathans at least!
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