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Monday, August 31, 2009

No longer stinking and muddy, but do feel like my brain has been blended somewhat. Right, pub then?



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Thursday, August 27, 2009

I don't care what any of you say, chicken and mushroom pot noodles are excellent ...
I don't care what any of you say, chicken and mushroom pot noodles are excellent ...



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Quite tired after 5.30am cat/moth affair. Suffering some Solfest stress - costume still not ready & can't find anything I need to take...



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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain and more rain. This is #lancaster



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Have to go into town today with a big, eclectic shopping list, in the rain. *sigh*



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Oh what a beautiful morning.



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Monday, August 24, 2009

in the Cheshire cheese pub, London ...



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London later today. *sigh* Girding my loins, charging my gadgets, packing my bag...



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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Calmer. Wine helps these things, really. Asian food soon, then setting fire to things in the garden, noisily. With more wine. So there.



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spending so many hours in town today when it is so sunny and hot has made me feel rather murderous...



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Friday, August 21, 2009

#it #ifancyacoffee ... :) mmmmmmmmmmm!
#it #ifancyacoffee ... :) mmmmmmmmmmm!



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Haul from the wonderful Mung Mee...
Haul from the wonderful Mung Mee...



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Spicy potato wedges topped with Singapore curry, and a glass of claret...
Spicy potato wedges topped with Singapore curry, and a glass of claret...



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Thursday, August 20, 2009

10 minute Japanese style noodle soup for lunch
10 minute Japanese style noodle soup for lunch



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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ah! The joyful sounds of the neighbour and her 4 kids returning from holiday. Where are my earplugs again?



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The milk is still there... might move it next door...
The milk is still there... might move it next door...



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someone just left two litres of whole milk on my doorstep.... why???



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Joy of joys, got a nasty trojan - rasvsnet. Struggling to get rid of it and its pals...



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Another day, another 22,000 error emails...



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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tarka dal and rice for lunch. tastes better than it looks!
Tarka dal and rice for lunch. tastes better than it looks!



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Wrestling with a complicated sql delete procedure... Can't pin him down, slippery bugger...



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Having one of those days where I have to make Cylon-style noises and slap myself about to remember what I'm in the middle of doing...



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Saturday, August 15, 2009

My day seems to be devolving into all-day-drinking. *sigh* Hello, White Cross.



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Rain. Joy.



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Friday, August 14, 2009

Just tried all my vodka macerations, for fun. A good lunchtime activity.



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Lunch is re-fried left-overs...
Lunch is re-fried left-overs...



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Sooo hungry, found some 'spicy cashews' which might just save me from an early lunch...



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I can feel my heartbeat in my ear, can't swallow, and thought I saw a lion outside earlier...



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Thursday, August 13, 2009

No riots at TKMaxx. Just some poor souls drifting forlornly amongst aisles of cheap-but-not-that-cheap clothes... Depressing.



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Willl shortly wander down to watch the mini-riot that is the opening of Lancaster's TKMaxx... :)



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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Probably shouldn't be eating my Thai-fried noodles & vegetables in thick soy sauce doggybag from last night now, at 11.30am, but can't stop!



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Ralph would like to be with you, but can only commit to 75% consciousness....



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Monday, August 10, 2009

About to deep fry some Brie....



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Just rescued Anu the cat from quarry mount...



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Sunday, August 09, 2009

Hangover. Nothing that a plate of huevos ranchero couldn't handle though. Now full of spicy goodness and ready for another day in paradise.



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Saturday, August 08, 2009

Time for action!



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Friday, August 07, 2009

Weekending...



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new car :)
new car :)



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Pick up our new car at lunchtime today :D



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Early morning walk up to the ashton, beautiful day!
Early morning walk up to the ashton, beautiful day!



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Thursday, August 06, 2009

No breakfast (fridge and freezer seem to be empty), developing a cough, sniffles, feeling achey and odd... Is this... Swine flu? o_O



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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Think I must still be ill - working is like floating though a complicated dream world where I can't remember which is the red wire...



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I keep on losing my lunch pictures, take 2....
I keep on losing my lunch pictures, take 2....



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Beans, egg and chips, £2.70, marketgate terrace cafe :)



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Silencing the shutter shound on the Android HTC Magic?

Oh, some things make me so angry.

Enforced shutter sounds on phones are one of them.

The HTC Magic Android phone has a loud and annoying shutter sounds that can't be turned off. I read that this is more and more common to prevent upskirt-style pictures etc being taken.

But, hang on... If I put my HTC Magic on silent mode, then the shutter is silent anyway.

So what's the point in forcing a shutter sound on normal mode?!

It just doesn't make any sense.

If you came here looking for a solution, then good luck. There seemed to be some camera apps in the Android Marketplace that claimed to silence shutter sounds when not on silent mode, but I have my doubts, and many only worked before more recent versions anyway, so I understand.

Browsing forums on this subject will just make you angry too - lots of self-righteous people explaining, patronisingly, why sounds are a good idea to prevent perverted pictures, and denying that there is any legitimate use of silent cameras.

Okay, examples.

In an art gallery, in a library, in a theatre during a performance, watching a friend's poetry recital, taking pictures of your food in a restaurant for review on your website, anywhere, frankly where you don't want to make a noise generally...

Grr.

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Any the cat is ill and is off to the vets... :(



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Is back from the world of feverish sweating and endless under-blanket-film-watching. Did I miss anything?



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Sunday, August 02, 2009

Feeling ill... not happy :(



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Saturday, August 01, 2009

amusing...
amusing...



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