Archive for June, 2008

Introducing Cupcake

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Magnet Magnetson reached threat level 18 last night, and I was informed that my progress meant I would get another robot friend. Oh, splendid! I summoned my 'bots and, sure enough, there was Cupcake. Because I now have three battle drones, along with Buttercup, the protector 'bot, all the ...


Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Cor, it wasn't even 9 am before I had induced a failure in some expensive electronic equipment during formal vibration testing. It took me longer to set-up the test and update the test log than it did to run the test. It's going to be a good day!


Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Oops. I'm not really one to take much note of washing labels on clothes, trying to avoid buying anything that is dry-clean-only, or with other such restrictions, so that my laundry is as simple as possible to complete. I generally throw everything in to the washing machine and ...

Summer jumper

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

With hot weather upon us now I am trying a new strategy to cope with the often stupidly cold office. I don't think I should be wrapping up warm to work in a normal office environment, but wearing a t-shirt seems out of the question when I get chills ...

My two suns

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

Summer is here again, hopefully for longer than last year's abysmal Summer. The bright sunshine means that I am wearing my sunglasses whilst riding the bike, as I have no other means to reduce sunlight glare when riding. The sunglasses I have aren't exactly sunglasses as such. I bought ...

Weekend gaming

Monday, June 9th, 2008

I didn't play much in the way of World of Warcraft or City of Villains, but I did play a little of each. I didn't get to play with my usual group in World of Warcraft, because of schedule conflicts, but I popped on with Knifey for a short ...

Weekend report

Monday, June 9th, 2008

I had quite a full weekend, with surprisingly little gaming. I socialised with family, as it was my niece's birthday, watched some MST3K, made Jambalaya, got some Sun on the appropriately rather hot Sunday, finished reading Feersum Endjinn, and poked my head in to a couple of games. It turns ...

Kenickie and the vacuum cleaner

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

I got to see Kenickie's reaction to my vacuum cleaner for the first time today. As Kenickie joined the household last November this is something I probably shouldn't admit. He didn't like it much.

Minus three months' notice

Friday, June 6th, 2008

A few months back I was having trouble with UKFSN, my hosting provider at the time. Part of the trouble was not being billed for my hosting account, which, along with other problems, pushed me to move my hosting package to Memset instead. I sent a couple of ...

Deleting a saved command in Crossover Games

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Switching from the EU server to the US server in City of Villains meant I had to fiddle with my game installation a little bit. At least, it would have meant a bit of fiddling had I been running Windows. Instead, as I am running Crossover Games on ...