Month: November 2011

November 25, 2011

I’m in London, arrived early for a stag do tomorrow and making the most of it, looking around. I have a birthday dinner planned in January, at Barbecoa, so today, I wandered down to 1 New Change to check the place out, and find a…

November 19, 2011

I’ve not done a lot in the kitchen for a couple of weeks. I think at least part of it is due to not having Tim and Nev around, working on the garden or bathroom. That shouldn’t make any difference, but having people – and…

November 13, 2011

My friend Chris Croughton, aka Keris, died on Thursday, as a result of a road traffic incident. I’ve only just got the news. I wasn’t working on Friday, and was out for much of yesterday, so hadn’t caught up on email and stuff. This morning…

November 12, 2011

Had great fun at Stamford Corn Exchange tonight, watching Ade Edmonson and The Bad Sheperds. A wide range of punk and other music from the same era, rearranged and performed as folk. I have to admit that a few of the songs didn’t quite work…

November 8, 2011

Was both amazed and delighted to discover that one of my favourite animation films of all time, Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ – has now been re-released on Blu Ray, and – more importantly – in 3D. Even though I already have it on…

November 7, 2011

Having finished the garden, and got my 4 veg troughs in place, I wanted to plant them, of course. It’s taken a while, because of my car problems interfering with my trips to the garden centre, but I’ve managed to get some plants in –…

November 7, 2011

A short while back I was talking about whether to keep my car for another year, or go shopping for a new one. I procrastinated for a month or so (to be fair, I have been collecting information and brochures on various models), and then…

November 7, 2011

For just over a week now, my script to import comments from LJ into WordPress has failed. The failure has been silent – i.e. it appears to work, but simply doesn’t import the comments. Posting of articles from WordPress to LJ is still working, it…

November 1, 2011

Just browsing Google News at lunchtime let me to read these two articles in succession. http://news.sky.com/home/politics/article/16100911 ‘Suppressing social networks or mobile phones at times of unrest is “unacceptable”, the Foreign Secretary has told a global summit on cyber-crime.’ ‘Human rights such as privacy and freedom…