Friday, July 30, 2004

Angel Biscuit

I'm starting to miss having a stereo, or a multitude of music channels, to flick to when adverts come on TV. I'm getting very bored and sick of the sight of Pampers, BMW and every other object I'm not likely to be spending cash on any time soon!

Speaking of cash, I was paid in full for my 10 weeks of work today, after working for less than 3. How trusting of the department!

Since my blog is getting most traffic from DCS, I might as well give out my project URL:


If the link doesn't work it means that the server isn't running. The most recent interface is Tabbed (hence why there isn't a screenshot for it).

If you're looking for something to blame the colour scheme on, see Mondo Generator's site.

Who knew PHP was so powerful? I managed to write a parser for my website to include the latest blog post in it, and it only took about 10 minutes.

Getting spun today: Martine Topley-Bird, Nickelback, Devin Townsend (he ain't heavy, he's Devy), Depeche Mode, Slipknot, Foo Fighters, NINs, and whatever gets chosen in the QM after work (hopefully some Talking Heads and something with a bit of bite).
How do I manage to listen to such a weird collection in the span of a day?

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Money Cannot Buy This Round

Finally got some work to do (now that my supervisor's back, I've suddenly realised I could've been working and not dossing about), though seeing others doing Scottish Football Association helps ease the conScience.

I should maybe mention 2 other things that will appear in this blog:
1. Me being totally conceited with the words I use - words like conceited, procured and stotter will appear often and without any guidance to the reader of their meaning: some will be proper English, so a quick trip to will help you there; others will be Scots/Doric, and there's very little in the way of online representation for this beautiful, soon to die language. If you're sickin' a meaning, wheech yer haun up and the teacher will gie ye a belter o' a kleip roon' the lug. Sorry!

2. Lots of references to music and lyrics - chances are every post will have a title following this idea. I'm afraid it's the way my mind works - always wanting to work lyrics into a conversation, but I can't think that quickly. But when typing a post, I have plenty of time to be annoying!

Today's tunes: Deftones, Cecil, Manics, Kyuss, Rico and some Garbage later.

Found a host for my website at, but their control panel is hideous and I can't get anything to work yet.

Starbucks is evil (or How to get Tagged by Government Crawlers, by the Paranoid People)

Quick intro: I'm working for 10 weeks at Glasgow Uni in the Computing department, but at the moment my supervisor/boss is at a conference, and has left me with nothing to do. So today I got to work at 1pm (I was out last night and felt no great need to live through a hangover at my desk), and did nothing but check emails and read blogs.

Cut to 4pm, and I head for a coffee break (break from?) with Rachel and Stephen, where I'm convinced over a creamy mocha to make my own blog.

So here we are.

A bit more of an intro: Check my About Me page (which will exist at some point I'm sure!) to find out what you probably already know. I've just finished a degree in Computing Science at Glasgow Uni, and have signed up to spend 10 weeks doing evaluations on my fourth year project. I'm into the third week, and not making too much progress, but I will at some point! I'll post here links to the system as and when it's available to the wide world.

What to expect: The usual blog capers - What I've done recently, etc. This is likely to be a censored version of that though, as I've always been sceptical of airing deep and meaningfuls to the masses.

You're more likely to find out here how drunk I was during the weekend, what's on my playlist at the moment and what's keeping me busy in the real world.

Playlist: As I just said, this is likely to be a regular feature, since I'm quite the music man. Currently playing are:

Violent Silences: Rico - Recently released second album from the waxing weegie.
The Union of Souls: 3 Colours Red - Another new release, getting extra heavy play since I was at their gig at King Tut's last night, which I enjoyed more than usual. Pete's gone and grown himself a beard, putting him halfway between a tramp and Dave Navarro! A quick scan of the net shows that photos of this aren't yet available.
Grace: Jeff Buckley - Procured from my sister for a debut listen finally.
Cultura: Breed 77 - Hispanic flavoured metal. Very good album
Coral Fang: The Distillers - Punk with style for a change. I'm not into much in the way of punk, but these guys (and girl - who could forget Brodie) know what they're doing now. Also feeds my love of strange 10 min+ songs attached to the end of CDs.

Coming Soon: My musicSite - a database of all my CDs, records, etc. and all the concerts I've ever been to. The DB is nearly complete, but I'm still trying to find a host for it.

Since I've run low on things to say, plus it's 17:06 and I haven't even registered on a blog site yet (this post is brought to you by Notepad (btw, why did they change the font used in Notepad?)), I'll stop now.