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Posts from 01st Nov 2004 to 30th Nov 2004.
Dabs.com
   at 23:44 on Mon 29th November 2004


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Crap
   at 21:23 on Mon 29th November 2004


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Gurl Skillz
   at 09:31 on Sat 27th November 2004


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by Mad_Gemma at 11:59 on 27th Nov 2004
it was a pretty impressive show of skills, young man. Well done :)

And you were up early.. I only just managed to get up! Then again, i did drink a TAD too much.. :S I regret it now..

by Stuart at 16:48 on 27th Nov 2004
Lol... I was trying out that line last week at the union :p I thought it was you who'd told me it :o)

I had some mixed success too, but it made for a fun evening!

by Andrew at 19:18 on 27th Nov 2004
Perhaps you should combine the advice you were given with the line you already have as in:
"Just enough to break the ice, my name's Matt, can I buy you a drink?"

Music
   at 20:32 on Fri 26th November 2004


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by Anon. at 22:08 on 26th Nov 2004
Why?

by Anon. at 22:08 on 26th Nov 2004
Are?

by Anon. at 22:08 on 26th Nov 2004
You?

by Matt at 09:20 on 27th Nov 2004
lol. I've no idea.

by Rey at 08:10 on 29th Nov 2004
We have tickets to the Blink concert on Thursday night!

Now should i be admitting to that ;)

RSI doesn't stop..
   at 11:38 on Fri 26th November 2004


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Deadline
   at 10:38 on Fri 26th November 2004


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by Gordon at 23:05 on 26th Nov 2004
wow. 5 minutes? thats good :)

Internet Bravery
   at 23:02 on Thu 25th November 2004


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by Clare at 09:55 on 26th Nov 2004
Wow - I'd forgotten about Webshots. Coolitude. :)

Leet Time
   at 22:10 on Thu 25th November 2004


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by Mac at 12:06 on 26th Nov 2004
Ah, it always makes me smile to see a clock at 13:37. Maybe that's why I have no friends. :D

by Gordon at 23:02 on 26th Nov 2004
Yes, leet time is good. I distinctly remeber caning around country roads, and also a few times doing some coding i considered to be good at the time (but later turned out to be cack)...

MPt'ree
   at 22:04 on Thu 25th November 2004


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Great Music
   at 15:28 on Thu 25th November 2004


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by Clare at 17:01 on 25th Nov 2004
You certainly weren't earlier :) Bless your little cotton socks, etc!

Good luck with ebus.

by Andrew at 22:18 on 25th Nov 2004
You think you're sober?
This calls for urgent action!

TO THE PUB!!! :p

Spinney Spinney
   at 09:20 on Thu 25th November 2004


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Multimedia Systems
   at 11:13 on Tue 23rd November 2004


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by Mac at 19:34 on 23rd Nov 2004
Umm, ebusiness can wait? Friday deadline?

by Stuart at 00:52 on 24th Nov 2004
Try sending some of your blood in a southerly direction, that normally helps me chill out...

by Reyhan at 03:53 on 25th Nov 2004
Whoa 4000 words! Sounds painful.

Academic Motivation
   at 21:39 on Sat 20th November 2004


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by Gordon at 22:55 on 26th Nov 2004
I think the main point of uni is to teach people that good work doesn't go noticed - just do enough, and do what you like in your free time. btw. people in Asda always ask me how my day was - I think its a rule - they never seem to care, but they're forced to ask it...

Multimedia Systems
   at 19:30 on Sat 20th November 2004


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by Clare at 13:08 on 21st Nov 2004
Do you not enjoy writing your blog? Presumably you do, or you wouldn't. That's writing, too :)

by Mad_Gemma at 17:05 on 21st Nov 2004
Trust me dude, dont worry too much about the paper. You can get a good mark without TOO much effort (I mean, I got 64% I think overall, which I was totally happy with) and the exam is 50%, which is nice, as it was open book for us and Im sure it will be for you.. :)

The paper isnt as difficult or complex as many people think it will be. You just have to have chosen a topic which interests you and isnt too difficult to get information on! Mine took about a weekend MAX to collect data on and write..

I'm sure it'll be fine.. Its a nice break from the project writeup, I found. :P

Half-Life 2
   at 23:16 on Wed 17th November 2004


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by Noctu at 00:17 on 18th Nov 2004
I've finished it already; it does drag a bit towards the middle, but past Nova Prospekt it really picks up again and goes lully.

Get on IRC some time, I've been needing to speak to you for a while, and my phone's being a whore.

by Stuart at 02:19 on 18th Nov 2004
I can't comment on Half Life 2 yet, but I've really enjoyed completing Halo 2 on heroic mode. The story was good, the environments are detailed and getting to play as a cloaked covenant, wielding a light sword, was serious fun :o)

Overall I still prefer PC gaming to consoles, but there's a lot to be said for sitting down on the sofa with a mate, attempting suicidaly difficult co-operative missions...

by Noctu at 13:54 on 18th Nov 2004
SVEN.

by Stuart at 16:53 on 18th Nov 2004
*Goes off to buy new gfx card...

by Stuart at 22:52 on 19th Nov 2004
Actually, it's running much better than expected on my current hardware config :o) So much for doing coursework this weekend!

Halflife 2
   at 15:58 on Fri 12th November 2004


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by Noctu... at 19:28 on 12th Nov 2004
Valve is controlling the Steam releases; it's Vivendi that's controlling the shop releases. That's what they mean by 'as soon as it's avaliable'.

If Vivendi put the game out early, Steam unlocks early. There's not too much to worry about, though; even if someone gets ahold of a copy before it's meant to be released, they'll still have to unlock it via Steam.

Which is shit if you don't have an internet connection.

by rich at 10:15 on 14th Nov 2004
edit: 8am on tuesday.

Mid-Tidy Update
   at 11:57 on Fri 12th November 2004


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by Matt at 11:58 on 12th Nov 2004
Damn linux and it's complicated sysclock/hwclock system.

I think it's sorted now, though.

by Matt at 11:59 on 12th Nov 2004
Grah, perhaps now?

by Rey at 14:41 on 12th Nov 2004
Hows the finger?

by Matt at 15:54 on 12th Nov 2004
Almost perfect now, thanks. When I bend it into my palm, I can get it within about a millimeter of touching. So perhaps a day or so left till it's properly sorted.

Let's sort this out...
   at 01:31 on Fri 12th November 2004


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by Clare at 02:01 on 12th Nov 2004
Tidying is good. At least you noticed that it needs doing. :)

For what it's worth, and I'm sure you know this already, it'll all seem much easier if you view the huge pile of everything that needs doing as lots of small steps, and go one at a time.

This is something I really need to do as well!

by Matt at 12:01 on 12th Nov 2004
Yup, tottally agree. Which is the reason I thought I'd start by getting my room habitable. I do, however, want to just go outside and sit in the sun, it's nice and warm. :)

Exhaustion and Apathy
   at 14:21 on Thu 11th November 2004


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by Stuart at 16:18 on 11th Nov 2004
If it makes you feel any better, I\'ve also been on a bit of a downer lately too. It happens when I can\'t deal with everything that\'s being thrown at me.

My final yr at uni is going ok, but it\'s a lot of work and it\'s very stressful. My social life is seriously screwed up, seeing train crashes in the news really doesn\'t help the feeling that I\'m not in control of my life, and the frequent headaches are really starting to piss me off.

by Matt at 12:01 on 12th Nov 2004
But the Christmas break is only, what, 5 weeks away.

So it's not too much to get though. At least that's what I'm telling myself to make it go quicker. If I drag it out in my head, I'll only get more stressed.

by Stuart at 14:08 on 13th Nov 2004
Yes, it's not too bad, only 27 days left :o) Plus, watching scrubs and playing halo 2 really helps take my mind off the deadlines!

Small Bugs
   at 21:37 on Mon 8th November 2004


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by Aer at 18:42 on 10th Nov 2004
Yep, that would be right:
Tumor,
Dolor,
Rubor,
calor,

or, in non medicy terms:
swollen
painful
red
hot
also loss of function

by Reyhan at 11:48 on 11th Nov 2004
Thats a spicey meatball!

by Reyhan at 11:49 on 11th Nov 2004
Spicy*

Fear my ignorance.

That Train Crash
   at 20:39 on Mon 8th November 2004


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by Anonymous at 21:25 on 08th Nov 2004
You bet on people who died. As a human being, I am offended. And by the way, according to BBC news the death toll is 7, including a nine-year-old girl and her mother.

by Matt at 21:34 on 08th Nov 2004
As a human being, I feel sad for those who have been affected by this whole thing aswell. The whole thing was started before the announcement of any serious injuries and before details came through. And reading the paper this morning, I was shocked to find both that 8 or 9 year old and a 19 year old were killed. The seventh died last night, which is quite bad too.

What makes me most angry about this whole thing though, is that it appears the crash was caused by a suicide. It's a really rather selfish way to end your life, risking the lives of other people.

by anon at 20:00 on 24th Nov 2004
that guy had found out he had hiv he just wanted to end his life quickly and painlessly im sure he didnt realise that people on the train would be endangered especially as a train shouldnt derail when it hits a car on the track. your just jaded bcoz of ur sister your determined not to understand these things because of your own personal feelings, this diappoints me a lot. i feel just as sorry for him as i do for the others anyone who knows anything about these things would now its not about being selfish its about an end to unbearable pain that you obviously dont have the empathy to be able to understand. i think actually putting money on the number of people who dies rather bad taste also.

Homeward Bound
   at 10:16 on Fri 5th November 2004


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Mad Weekend
   at 11:00 on Tue 2nd November 2004


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