Friday, 16 February 2007

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work I go...

...and for the next 10 days, is on the Isle of Shite. I mean, Wight. Honestly, it's probably the easiest and most boring job, but its made worse by the fact that i'm going to be on an island just off Portsmouth, thats full of fucking inbreds!

Please, I emplore you, - keep commenting on my blogs, sending me messages and comments to give me something to do!!

See you in 10 days! :(

Wednesday, 14 February 2007

Bollocks to Valentines Day

Despite my earlier emails - no one sent in an application form :(

Bollocks to Valentines day...

Monday, 12 February 2007

Back to University....?

I've been giving this a lot of thought lately, i've actually been considering it since September or so, but recently, theres just been something appealing about going back.

Reading and Cardiff are the ones i've been looking at - both for Engineering programmes. I dont know how feasible this is, but, it's something i'd like to do.

I think the main reason i dumped Middlesex was that i had the wrong idea about the University in the first year, coupled with the fact that the Computing course was fucking boring, and last year, i chose a course that i really wasnt suited to and eventually couldn't be bothered with.

After looking at these alternatives, the campuses at Reading and Cardiff look far better maintained, they have more resources, more students, they're centrally located on ONE campus rather than being spread over a wide area - it's what a University should be.

Middlesex was, in comparison, a bollocks place, and i advise all those that are thinking of going there to reconsider.

Advice, anyone?

Friday, 9 February 2007

Windows Vista - is it worth it?

4 hours ago, i made the conscious choice to install Windows Vista to see how i got on with it. I know theres been a lot of negative press about it, but i thought i'd give it a go anyway and make up my own mind.

The press was right.

It's a very shiny OS now, lots of 'ooh-aaah' factor thrown in, but the underpinnings are just utter crap. Although i've had no problems with applications so far, and the sidebar addition is nice - it's certainly no way worth the price that MS are asking for it, even the 'cheap' versions.

Right now - i have 4 applications open - Firefox, mIRC, Explorer and MSN Messenger. The CPU usage is low enough but the memory - christ almighty. It's using up 2/3rd of my memory JUST for that. I can have twice as many apps open in XP 64-bit without it getting to this point. My hard disks are paging like crazy as well and it's driving me up the wall. As a sysadmin - i'd never recommend this for use on workstations and the server version? Well we'll have to wait until that comes out, but if it's anything like Vista with memory usage and disk paging - stick to Win2k3. Or buy an X-Serve and load OS X Server onto it.

In 4 hours Vista has managed to annoy me. 4 Hours. The 'wow' factor that MS is talking about is there, but its superficial at best, and lasts all of 30 minutes.

Exactly what purpose does Flip3D serve? None! User Account Control? ANNOYING!

Avoid this annoying OS at all costs. Please for the love of god, avoid it.

Thursday, 8 February 2007

Got Snow?

Yes, i realise i'm a little on the late side, posting this now, when all the snow is mostly just slush, but i was asleep all day, and i couldn't be bothered to do it at 5am when it actually happened.

Walking outside in it this morning was amazing, although if i do it again, it certainly WONT be in a dressing gown and a t-shirt. That was just plain silly.

I'm also going to upload the video clip i took.

Thursday, 1 February 2007

My mind is...

...blank. For once, i dont actually have anything to think about. Sheer nothingness fills my head. Well, it DID before i started writing this. More than likely it'll go back to being blank after writing this. Apathy seems to have set in, and in a big way.

About 2 hours or so ago, while i was putting up posters and pictures, i suddenly realised....i actually couldnt give a toss one way or the other whether i have them or not. I might take them all back down again tomorrow - i dunno, I'm just in a funny mood at the moment. Pissed off at everything, yet nothing at the same time. Little things are getting to me like the unpaid and outstanding bills, the fact that i'm not getting paid for two more fucking weeks and the tedious pace of life in the flat.

It's not a bad flat, its cosy, but its starting to wear on me, the whole living here gig. I feel like every little action of mine is being judged, the way i live my life etc. It's perfectly standard paranoia of course, but all the same, I want to get out and go away somewhere for a few weeks, maybe in a fortnight or two when i get paid, i'll go on a weeks break somewhere. Anywhere.

I'm bored of the same surroundings, bored of the same job, bored of being single, the list goes on. Life is dull at the moment. I can see why people become alcoholics when they're stuck in the same position as i'm in.

I'd contemplate getting pissed right now, only i have work in the morning and not turning up due to a hangover wouldnt go down well.