Christmas: the aftermath

Christmas in the Bye family house was and always is a quiet affair, and this year was no exception.  My brother decided to grace us with his presence at 11 after he promised that he’d be home before we awoke.  Not that it mattered cos his was the only present exchanged this year in this house (a laptop). So after …

Real or Fake: Sennheiser IE 7 s

When you have a certain taste in music, you develop quite an ear for it. And at that point you find yourself hating poor quality equipment, which inevitably means you’re doomed for the rest of your life in spending quite a lot of money. As a result of my Shure earphones going walkabout, it was time for a replacement and …

[Geek-post] Why I choose open source

I'm currently using an awful lot of software and getting to the stage where I'm having to develop my own.  For this reason I thought I'd keep a little track of what I'm using and why. I'm in the process of moving all of my computers across to Ubuntu for a number of reasons.  Really the tipping point came one …

Memoirs of (Northern) Spain

Having recently returned from Bilbao I can conclude that I shall not be returning to Spain any time soon. It is only since my return to Blighty and talking with those that are more Spanish-ly inclined than myself that I can say that I would even bother with returning to Spain at all; I'll just skip over the Northern bit …

E-on are useless

  I was welcomed home today after my trip to Scotland via Manchester and Cambridge (more of that another day) my a final demand notice from a debt collection agency apparently sent on behalf of E-on for a sum of £54.19 for the house in Beeston (Nottingham).  Better yet the dates on this were from 26th July til 4th Nov, …

Gilette: the best a man can get

  Does anybody notice the beautiful irony? Everyone seems to think it is weird that Gilette, one of Tiger Woods' biggest sponsers is standing by him despite all the cheating. When other sponsers like Gatorade dropped him so fast it musta hurt. But at the end of the day. Gilette: the best a man can get. And the best he …

Wedding bells

  So since I last wrote a few things have generally happened. Namely I appeared in one of Doug's dreams as a zombie killer, I'll let your brain run with that one. I've also done some things in reality. In this respect I think I've gone to Manchester to see E for the last time (hopefully in a long time) …

Rant #37

If you’re going to make attendance compulsory to your stupid 3 DAY induction program at this bloody university then kindly have the good grace to actually bother turning up to the god forsaken thing. I mean honestly how much can the Dean of Students actually talk about to us.  And if he really is that self loving make him turn …

Post-results

So, after the weekend in Manchester and having watched lady E run the race for life we have returned to Nottingham. So we only have a day or two now until I go off on Doug's stag weekend and after that its a week in Sherringham on the Norfolk coast with JC and company. Which should be a nice relaxing …

Nearly there

So, today is Wednesday. And university is all but past tense. He says with his fingers crossed, for Friday we find out if I actually have to do a viva next week. Which if I do then there shall be 30 minutes of hell next week on Tuesday or Wednesday but then it should all be over.   For those …