Monday, June 28, 2010

New Sony Vaio P Series

The new Mk2 version of the Sony P-Series is about to be released.  I'm selling my white P11Z in anticipation but am wondering which model to replace it with.  I definately want black this time (see pic) but the 2.13GHz model is pretty exepensive and the 1.8GH model doesn't have the US15X chipset....  I think the VPCP11Z9E/B is the only option!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Star Wars in ASCII art

You'll need a cmd line telnet client: telnet

Saturday, June 26, 2010


I took Friday off work and spent 10 hours cutting trees with R.  It was a very long and hot day - but we felled all 9 in the end - exhausted!

Monday, June 21, 2010


Downloading iPhone OS4 for my Touch at the moment - it says there are 100 new features - wonder how many I'll notice :)

UPDATE: took *forever* but is quite nice!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

C&L's Wedding

Am currently recovering from yesterday - C&L got married at the Priory Barns in Little Wymondley - and we went along to be part of their special day.  Highlights include the band, the food, the drinks and of course, the company :)  We finally made it home around 00:30 and J finally left for his home at around 04:30 ;)  Pics linked in title...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tiki on 2

Last night we officially celebrated the opening of the second floor at work.  V and I organised a TIKI themed house-warming party and invited the company along for cocktails.  I made a margarita and a daiquiri despite my sugar syrup, lime and triple-sec order being cancelled.  It was a good night - pics linked in title...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Adobe Lightroom 3 is out - it offers some nice extras such as improved noise filters, flickr integration and lens correction.  I hope to get it installed over the weekend:

Update: it came, installed with no problems and auto updated the LR2 catalog.  I then uninstalled LR2 with no issues.  LR3 seems much faster (especially to start).

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Still Painting...

We've been here nearly two months now - and the house is starting to come together.  There's still a lot of work to do though (I've just finished a 08:30 to 19:30 painting stint!).  I do however have my study in place at last with a nice shiny new black desk.  Only problem is that my brown leather chair no longer fits :(

Sunday, June 06, 2010


Another busy weekend of housework.  We painted the lounge, the study and half the upstairs floors.  I also moved all the audio equipment to the server room into a rack.  We had a few luxuries though - firstly we ordered our new firelpace and secondly we got this 46" monster :)  It has skype, can be controlled from an iPod and looks gorgeous!