Saturday, September 30, 2006

In Extremis

[reading: Lenny Smith, "Chaos: a Very Short Introduction"; recently Terry Pratchett, "Wintersmith"]

Last Globe trip for the season, for another modern play. It's not as brutal as Titus—a piffling single mutilation and no murders (although there is some, er, hot nun-on-nun action)—but it does have some rather good theological sparring.

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Sunday, September 24, 2006

The Hot Seat

I'd not noticed before, but it seems that the parking meters around Haringey are at least partially solar powered. A neat idea, and I'm not the only one who thinks so:


Cat_on_parking_meter

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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Smugness

Kewl. Just had my tax assessment back, and even with my earlier monster tax refund, they still owe me more money.

(Not that this was really a surprise, as I'd already figured out what they would owe me. But on previous history, it was slightly a surprise that they got the numbers right—more often that not, I have to ring them up to get them to correct it).

[Edit: Also, I guess this explains why my bank balance was mysteriously much higher than I expected last week…]

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Reg Ringtone

Some people are of the opinion that Reg, the the cat who doesn't live here, could generate a good ringtone. Even though he's incredibly loud, he seemed to view microphones with suspicion (when he's not trying to eat them) and so the samples are quieter than they should be.

Believe it or not, this isn't the sound of a cat in any sort of pain or distress—except for the distress of having to wait thirty seconds for his sixth meal of the day (provided by four different neighbours). It's a sound that was once described as "someone torturing a granny to death".

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

If you build it, they will come

[reading: Tom Reynolds, "Blood, Sweat and Tea"]

W00t, we have customers!

Well, except for the paying money bit, obviously. We haven't actually set up a way for people to pay us money yet (which might be a bit of an oversight).

But we shifted our website around last week so that random members of the public could actually get to the beta download page and get an evaluation copy of the product, and today a couple of people found and followed the relevant links.