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it is a sad day [10 Mar 2004|05:02pm]
Spalding Gray is dead
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links [06 Oct 2003|02:31pm]
mail server stuff:

http://www.tzo.com/MainPageSupport/HowToPage/HowToArgosoftMailServer.html

http://www.argosoft.com/applications/mailserver/manuals.asp

http://argostuff.net/tutorials.htm

http://interwebber.com/minitutorials.php
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bored [06 Oct 2003|01:28pm]
So I am paying good money to the internet cafe in shepherds bush library. Couldn't even sit and wait for the phone people to put in a line for a while - no computer access - not fair. So just checking out their system...They have their browsers fixed so you have to see their stupid ads underneath - huh and I can't get my mail. Hopefully phone people get here soon and put me out of my misery.
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[06 Aug 2003|04:43pm]



Going Underground - which London Underground tube line are you?

I'm the NORTHERN LINE!
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[07 May 2003|03:09pm]
The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Eigth Level of Hell - the Malebolge!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Very Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)High
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very High
Level 7 (Violent)High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Very High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Moderate

Take the Dante's Inferno Test
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[24 Mar 2003|06:40pm]
[ mood | excited ]

Off to see the world music awards tonight at Ocean, I like the idea of going to a gig in walking distance from my house in hackney.Quiet day, took a stroll up Chatsworth road to replace my broken mop, finished my book: The Fowler Family Business by Jonathan Meades - fun but not as good as the blurb made out. Just starting Marvern Callar by Alan Warner. Have great hopes for this one, came on good recommendations.
Stayed up all last night to watch the Oscars, just to see who gave the most anti war speach, glad to see Michael Moore came through, but wouldn't have expected less.Drank too much wine and got home about 6ish.
surfing and avoiding work through up

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Off to see the <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/world/awards2003/index.shtml" target="_blank">world music awards</a> tonight at <a href="http://www.ocean.org.uk" target="_blank"> Ocean</a>, I like the idea of going to a gig in walking distance from my house in hackney.Quiet day, took a stroll up Chatsworth road to replace my broken mop, finished my book: The Fowler Family Business by Jonathan Meades - fun but not as good as the blurb made out. Just starting Marvern Callar by Alan Warner. Have great hopes for this one, came on good recommendations.
Stayed up all last night to watch the Oscars, just to see who gave the most anti war speach, glad to see Michael Moore came through, but wouldn't have expected less.Drank too much wine and got home about 6ish.
surfing and avoiding work through up <a href=" http://www.internalmemos.com/memos/memodetails.php?memo_id=1424" target "_blank">this</a>list of banned trax/videos on MTV Europe. Last time the BBC banned Petticoat Pirates - an old Charlie Drake movie!
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[22 Mar 2003|01:54pm]
[ mood | awake ]

at work on a saturday oh dear...had a nice evening last night drinking too much wine and forgetting to eat again. Sixth day of doing my vegan thingy and it is really putting me off food - for good or ill. Going around Tesco, to find food to bring to my friend, was totally dispiriting. There was nothing I could think of to eat so I bought 2 bottles of wine instead.
My ex has just won £7000 on the lottery!! I always told him it was a waste of time so I look stupid now.As he owes me £1500 this is good news for me too, I never thought I would get it back.
Had a meeting with a guy who runs the welsh school in london, have to do a website for him. Of course he has the worse sort of celtic knot logo for me to use, doesn't exactly inspire.

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[15 Mar 2003|02:31pm]
[ mood | bouncy ]

After again falling for the " just get the 7 bus and you'll get into the west end in no time" advice from hell courtesy of ken, just managed to miss morgans and my chance to buy a digital camera.
consolled myself by buying old ska music instead.
Went to borders and bought our true intent is for all your delight a wonderful set of photos of butlins in the 60's. I used to spend hours as a child staring at a butlins brochure and dreaming.I think I learnt to read this way. I would beg to go but we never did. My mother said it was "too vulgar".I am delighted to know from these images that I was right - I would still like to go but only in a time machine back to that time there. This book was enabled by kikunohana and her birthday gift of a book token - thanxx.As was in bookshop also bought a handful of novels to get me through the next week.
Went round friends house and watched xxx which I thoroughly enjoyed. OK it had abysmal reviews but I thought it was a laugh and had amazing chases and effects.But then I think Vin Diesel is quite cute so my opinion is probably untrustworthy.

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[11 Mar 2003|11:57pm]
survived work as kikunohana left powerful american sinus drugs. they are so good cut the cold with the added bonus of making you feel quite good.

have finally got a real [ish] computer set up. Last 8 months since ex left, taking desk - have meant I have had nowhere to work. Have been struggling with a laptop but after my 11 burglaries since living in london I have had to pack it away everytime I leave the house.It has worked so far but I have been convinced that packing it up in a gross old "hippy" bag [present] and hanging it in the hall beneath coats, will fool all thieves. Well as long as they don't read livejournal.
For some reason thought that i just had to make a curry tonight. I didn't get home till nearly 11 o'clock so maybe not the best idea but just what I want.

Most pissed that even though I ripped up several hectares of carpet and hardboard this weekend without breaking a nail, cutting garlic for the curry made me slice one off totally.
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[11 Mar 2003|05:22pm]
[ mood | annoyed ]

so did take monday off as feeling sick - v boring. Discovery of the day was bookcrossing I am going to let some books out into the wild and see what happens...
2nd new fact: Latin has no word for brown or grey. I thoroughly approve of this.
At work - bored - everyone in foul moods - nice.Stuck here til 9 oc'lock - not happy.

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[09 Mar 2003|09:34pm]
[ mood | ill and pissed off ]

due to waking up feeling even worse than yesterday { so have a virus and not a hangover maybe...] was in very bad mood. Lay in bed and tried to avoid the world but only had radio for company. Not usually awake early enough to catch radio4's religious programming but knew I was ill when had no energy to switch channels. So many serious people under such delusions, I find it impossible to comprehend. I find it odd that people who seem like "grownups" have huge semantic disscusions about "god" when I filed it away with santaclaus and the toothfairy at about 8years old - ok i have a lingering belief in the toothfairy but that seemed a sound idea...
Another archers omnibus- I have been listening to this off and on for ever and I still have no idea what is going on. I have always suspected that it is a clever form of subversive surrealism mascarading itself in it's englishness. Deeply strange programme.
As feeling totally pissed off with the world, decided to ameliorate mindset with a bit of agressive DIY. Pulled up 2 layers of carpet and hardboard from sittingroom leaving rather dodgy floorboards. Not sure if this was wise yet but made me feel better.Went online to find out what to do with dodgy floorboards...DIY sites are largely self- congratulatory and not very helpful.
for light relief - and as i saw "best in show" - great film- decided to watch Crufts for the first time. Weird or what - fav quote - " this is any easy breed - a kind of wash and wear sort of dog" whats that mean then??
As a set piece they had this women do a whole "torvill and dean" routine with a collie, that defied belief. Pasa doble [sp?] music a la carman, a cape and bullfigher gear. Just made me think what else does she get up to with that dog when there are no cameras...
Tried to think of an equivalent cat show but it wouldn't work.
As fed up with world etc have aquired very dodgy teen movie and bottle of wine and will go and indulge. If feel as bad as this morning may have to ring in sick - much reluctance on that though as have reputation as " never sick " to uphold. I find that alcohol cures most things eventually, backed up by rare steak and spinach - never fails...

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[07 Mar 2003|03:11pm]
[ mood | apathetic ]

cold rainy day yuk...came into the office to have a meeting that was immediately cancelled, ah well at least didn't have to struggle into west london. The ill wind outside is doing its job.
lost my email here now as well, maybe I could try the method kikunohana used yesterday when she fixed my email at work by putting in a totally different password than any I use for email and it worked. Magic I call it.
Interesting journey home last night as waited 30 mins at shepherds bush. Drunk and possibly mad french guy was bugging everyone and trying to sing in their faces. Mild looking guy next to me looks him straight in the eye and with an incredibly intimadating thick glasgow accent gave him what for. Never seen a big bloke back off so quickly. I suppose if you have grown up in the rough streets of glasgow, our local nutters are wusses...

going for a drink later - not sure who with though - made several half arrangements and a back-up so one way or another will wake up with a hangover

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office life [28 Feb 2003|03:20pm]
[ mood | apathetic ]

Back in my own office after an age.The others have built a whole server room since I was last here and I didn't even notice for the first hour. Shows how little time I have spent here in recent weeks. Nice to be sitting at a shiney glass table in clerkenwell again - makes me feel all trendy!!
Doesn't help me get any ideas though - for that I need to start panicking which will happen soon enough...
Got distracted this week and will have to work all weekend now which is a bit of a pisser - that'll learn me.
At least it is friday and I have to obey the company rule - laid down as official policy - that cannot work on a friday night but must go and drink lots.

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too may emotions flying about [25 Feb 2003|09:52pm]
so i was supposed to do loads of work today...I didn't sleep well - listened to the coruscating sound of a good friends heart breaking. As is my want i empathised too much and spent a night in Cronenburg land. Why is it that my thoughts turn to pulsating insect type things mixed with a dose of 100 days of sodam when i just wanted to sleep. No wonder i hate cronenburg - too close...and I wasn't even drinking.
Non alcohol/drug monday - bad idea...
Today has been mostly dealing with paperwork - like why is BT trying to cut me off when I paid them loads of money just a couple of weeks ago - after playing phone bingo - how many numbers do they want you to press before they tell you there is no-one there to take your call - I prefer the bad phone music. [Most hated - "I just called to say I loved you" when they have just cut you off.]
spent the day reading best book since Pullman - fingersmith by sarah waters. It has everything - victorian setting - lots of double crossing, a mad house and wickedness. Just as I thought I had the measure of it - it changed direction completely - bliss.
Making a curry now and about to watch a bad teen movie and drink wine- got to make me better.
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wasting time [16 Jan 2003|04:15pm]
am supposed to be rewriting a proposal for a site and am not in the mood so decided to write a few lines instead. How do you rewrite a fairly techy spec for someone who thinks they are techie but you know from other sources are not- hmmm.
Have to go for a day long meeting tomorrow. What on earth can be so important that it takes a whole day ?? and then have to work saturday, need a holiday soon - where there is sun and fun and no meetings.
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[12 Jan 2003|09:00pm]
[ mood | bearing up ]

still feeling like shit but thought I'd keep up my diary keeping resolution with a little gentle updating. Spent the day in bed reading a cheap thriller bought in a supermarket, buying a book in a supermarket proves I am not well I think. Wanted to read the new Donna Taart but would be wasted on me right now, so trash it is.
Listened to radio 4 all day, gillian anderson was on Desert Island Discs she was a bit more interesting than I would have expected, but I never was a x-files fan anyway [ apart from the episode where they had the mother laying on a skateboard under the house - gruesome ]
So glad not working tomorrow - need another day of bed rest - much longer and I might get an irrational desire to start writing poetry and think I am Elizabeth Barrett...

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[11 Jan 2003|09:35pm]
[ mood | feverish ]

I humbly apologise to marnameow who is not to blame but I want *someone* to blame, this isn't fair.I don't get sick - apart from 3 day hangovers...So spending saturday night alone -just me and my virus - v boring.
Think will bring laptop to bed, pour a glass of red, make a smoke and watch Buffy dvds. If that doesn't make me feel better nothing will.
Brought in comfort food.Defination of comfort food is anything that can be eaten with lashings of heinz tomato ketchup
sophisticated moi?

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trying again [11 Jan 2003|03:13pm]
[ mood | sniffy ]

ok so one of my NY ressies was to update this so I will give it a go - especially as I haven't managed any of the others.[ This is the 10th year running that I have put " learn to drive" at the top of the list, where I suspect it will languish unheeded ]

I have a horrible cold and I blame marnameow as I got it straight after the kitty and herb gig...I haven't been sick for years and am not used to it, when I finish here at work I am going to crawl back to bed. So no exciting news - this is just a statement of intention to update this in future...

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[17 Dec 2002|11:01pm]
I just wrote loads of stuff - took me about an hour - got over my irratioanl fear of dairy keeping - and what happened - it lost it all -sod this
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good advice [23 Nov 2002|03:49pm]
I have it on good authority from kikunohana and marnameow that the way to deal with tonight is to get very drunk and insult and hurt people...I think I can live with that.

Have to do some light HTML to help out a friend and then to Islington. A couple of friends will be passing the bar on a bus later and may come in and rescue me...

report tomorrow, hangover willing.
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