Archive for June, 2008


Monday, June 30th, 2008

I finished reading Infoquake, the first novel by David Louis Edelman. It is a science fiction novel following the early career of a businessman in a world where bio-engineering nanomachines augment our own biological systems through software control. There are spoilers in the following text. I found the author's writing style ...

Tangle-resistant headphone cable

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

When I wrote about my new Denon AH-C551 headphones recently I purposely ignored one of the advertised features of the headphones. Or, rather, of the cable. On the box, and on the Denon's web page for the AH-C551 headphones, the cable is noted to be 'tangle-resistant', which I ...

A fortnight in EVE Online

Friday, June 27th, 2008

My trial period for EVE Online has ended. I didn't get to be a space cadet this week, although the nature of the game still allows for quick resource gathering via mining, or a slightly longer but still manageably short single mission to be run, which I managed a ...

Cool running

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Now that I have put coolant in my bike, the engine doesn't get quite as hot as it used to. Why didn't anyone tell me? This sort of information really ought to be in the manual.

Currently lacking focus

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

I am running a qualification test at the moment, which in this case involves setting up lots of relatively short test periods. Because most of the work is involved in setting up a test, and watching it run for several hours is where the road to tedium lies, this ...

Just curious

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Eddie Izzard is cool, right? I'm just askin'.

Balloon sighting

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

I saw a hot-air balloon hanging over a town on my ride in to work this morning. There was some writing on the balloon, but although my route took me initially closer towards the balloon I had to veer off away from it before being able to read the ...

Respect and cuddles

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Apparently, it was 'Respect at Work Day' yesterday, which perhaps made it a little unfortunate that I wore my VG Cats t-shirt that has Aeris raising a fist and saying 'I'm going to start wounding you now!' I tried to placate people by pointing out that it makes sense ...

When Worlds Collide successfully

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

When Worlds Collide, the mission that lost me three ships, came up again from an agent. The same agent, in fact. I imagine the survivors in the Heron wreck were getting a bit peckish by now. Even though my last attempt had been unsuccessful I accepted the ...

Birthday catgirls!

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

It's a clue that someone knows you a little too well when you get given the perfect gift. This is just what Melmoth managed to do when he got me a book about creating Cosplay catgirl costumes for my birthday. It's full of advice on how to make cat ears, ...