Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
About Time Too
It's a washing machine.
It's only been about six months since I've had a working washing machine in the house. I finally got round to doing something about the situation. It's a fairly simple machine so not much to go wrong with it.
Just my computer to sort out now. That's been out of order for the same amount of time.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
My Growing Secret
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Have You Herd
For some reason these cows are still singing xmas carols.
It was nice while I was eating my dinner but now it's annoying.
My Cat has just called me to let me know that there is a power cut at home. It's a good job it's daylight and that My Cat's make up isn't mains powered.
There would be a real problem then.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
The Waiting Game
Oh no! It's The Jeremy Kyle Show.
I have to wait in the repair shop for my new tacho to be fitted. There's a TV in the waiting area and it's tuned to ITV so that means I'm watching no brainer telly.
It makes me glad I have a job which is more than can be said for most of the people on the show.
It's a tough job watching TV and getting paid for it.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Among todays many chores was cleaning the Purple Peril.
Like I say, it may only be a £500 car but it's my £500 car. That's why I like to look after it.
One of the door speakers wasn't working either so I fixed that too. Speakers flipping out really bugs me so I had to get it sorted ASAP.
My Cat is ill today and has to whisper so I'm looking after her too. I'm very busy on my day off.
I think I'll have some proper R&R later.
Friday, March 20, 2009
I've just eaten a pasta salad for my lunch, it was very tasty. It was made with tuna and sweetcorn. I want to know how they grow the tuna and sweetcorn together.
My theory is that they put corn on the cob's in the fish tank with the tuna's and then the fish eat the corn and when they put the tuna in the blender all the sweetcorn flies out and the fish turns into chunks.
It's amazing. I wonder who worked out how to do that if indeed that's the way it works.
Which I'm sure must be the method.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
The MikiStrange Prediction
If this year is anything like past years then I can predict the weather.
It's 16 degrees centigrade and sunny with clear blue skies today and my prediction is that in two weeks time it'll be pouring with rain and generally miserable.
You'll have to wait a couple of weeks to see if I'm right.
I'd be happy to be wrong though.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Lazy Hazey Days
Back At Base
Due to me being ultra efficient I'm back at the branch for my lunch today.
Less ultra efficient is me catching my tacho tray with my knee this morning and rendering it useless.
The graf above is at the back of the branch and the stream is some kind of storm drain. It's not often very full with water but it is often full of rubbish. I find it hard to grasp that people are so uncaring about litter. How can they live among litter they've discarded themselves. They'd be the first to complain if it was never cleared or if it attracted loads of vermin. They'd be up in arms if it started to cause health problems in their community.
Littering is the action of short sighted people who are lazy and probably a bit thick too.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Aah! Look at it.
It's part of the interface for Music 2000 on the PS2. I've been rediscovering the joy that is working with this complex beast. OK, so it's not anywhere near as complex as today's DAW's but because it's self contained you do get to know all the working parts and get full use out of them. Fans of Reason will understand.
I'm just happy to be picking up where I left off and getting some new inspiration along the way. Hopefully that will translate to FL Studio once my DAW is up and running in a couple of weeks time.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
The Dreaming Spire
My Cat has insisted that we find somewhere to stop for coffee and cake.
We've ended up at some or other heritage centre which is dedicated to all things steel, like trains and stuff.
There's a big queue for sausage rolls and tea.
I hope it's worth the wait or I'll be forced to lick the rest of the paint off the engine in the picture.
Catch The Worm
Early mornings, bright sunshine and Croft car boot.
It's that time of year again. Stupidly early starts, sausage breakfasts and sniffing out bargains among the tat. My Cat managed to get me down here and already the car is full with a bike, a couple of planters and various bits of clothing.
It's a good job I own a Mondeo with an ample boot.
I just wish we lived in a house with as much room.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Friday Night Again
It's another night in with Google Reader, a bottle of wine, some cigarettes and at some point a dinner to round off the night.
I love my Friday nights in. On the TV tonight is the special Red Nose Day show. So far it's been good telly. The laptop entertainment is good too, plenty of links to follow. I imagine I'll do some internet nosing about later and check the stats on my upload last weekend. If you haven't listened to my tunes I'll know you know.
Back to the cigarettes and wine.
Maybe more later, if not then tomorrow.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Path To Nowhere
Monday, March 09, 2009
Sunday, March 08, 2009
New Old Music
I've been meaning to do this for a long time.
I've finally got round to getting a few tracks that I recorded in 2001 onto the web. Although the tracks are eight years old now this is the first public release so head over to the Internet Archive site and have a listen.
Don't forget you can comment on this post and the tracks without logging in or having a Blogger account.
I'm glad I've got the music online, it's cleared my head and cleared the way for me to start recording some new stuff. This time I'm going back to the software I used for my 'Militia Imperfect' stuff, Music 2000 on the PS2.
I'll release details of the new work here when it gets released.
Saturday, March 07, 2009
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
I'm next to a little lake today.
There are a group of bird watchers just down the road hoping to spot something or other. Little do they realise that their presence is probably making the little tweets hide.
Maybe a group of people should hang out outside a twitchers house with binoculars and see how they like it.
Maybe they're just a bunch of bird pervs. I've seen that kind of thing on the net. Weird.
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Today I have all kinds of transport for company.
I'm on the A5 in Milton Keynes next to the London train line, plenty of cars and trucks and next to some road works too.
Apparently the Romans built this road and called it Watling Street. They'd be happy to see it getting so much use today.
Having said that there wouldn't be many happy drivers if they had to wait behind a slow moving legion or two.
Monday, March 02, 2009
If you're pet dog has a load of babies and you don't want them then this drop off point is where you should bring your new litter of puppies.
It says Litter on the front so that you know you're in the right place.
I think it's a nice service for dog owners unlike those poo bins which are always overflowing and stink.
Sunday, March 01, 2009
More Sunday Breakfast
Another Sunday market, another Sunday breakfast.
It seems that the week both starts and ends at this point regardless of what the actual time is. The rest of the day and week is less certain but that's a good thing.
If I knew exactly what I'd be doing for the next seven days I may well just stay in bed and buy lotto tickets online.
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