Monthly Archive for December, 2009

New Years Eve.

The long new-years rant I wrote? Not posting it. xD I got so annoyed typing it out that I ended up slamming doors and shouting at people. Lets just say 2009 was a really, really, really shit year, and leave it at that.

Happy just-about-new-year! Lets hope it’s better than 2009. Not that that would be difficult.

Aims for 2010!!

1. Survive to 2011.  Seems a decent enough goal.

2. lrn2program. srsly. Motivation is the key! Problem is, I don’t get motivated unless I have something I actually want to make, and the guides are boring. I should make that Dwarf Tera keeps going on about. Make it awesomely over complicated and break all the rules Tera has carefully ingrained in his head. Again.

3. lrn2drive. Interestingly, Googling “lrn2″ brings up driving lessons, I thought it was a WoW thing.

4. Meet Tera and Chibi. Under not quite such awful circumstances this time hopefully. Although no circumstances could be that bad again.

5. Visit Finland again (Although this one is fairly unlikely it would be nice)

– 5.5 If I visit Finland at the right time, lrn2ski. :p Pavili promises she’ll teach me and Tera if we go back and there’s snow. <3

6. Keep this blog going as long as I can.

7. Stretch septum piercing one size up, maybe two. What’s the point of having a bull-ring if it’s all thin and weedy. Only restriction at the moment is money. Always money. :/

8. Get a tattoo. I’ve been considering it for well over a year now, time to find out prices. Same restriction as above, though.

– 8.5 Break it to mum. Took me like, two months to admit the nose piercing, tattoo is less easy to hide.

9. Go Polyphasic again, putting this off because I’ll have to ditch it if I go meet Tera again. In the long term, it’s fun but impractical.

10. Teach Emmy something useful, like “crap outside” or “don’t chew that” at the moment all she has is “sit” and “alert Koco I want the light off by barking at the light switch”

Maybe get another piercing, read more books, watch more tv shows. Finish watching Dollhouse and wait patiently for the next series of Dexter and Being Human (And Survivors!). Catch up on How I Met Your Mother and House. Play more Dragon Age and L4D2. Be more religious about mowing the lawn and doing gardening. Write a book and keep this blog going. Lots of shiny things.



Not done much today that I can remember. Played all of Ben there, Done that and some of Time Gentlemen, Please.

Brother should be home again in an hour or so, they didn’t say what time they were bringing him.

DVD I bought for mum as a Christmas present arrived, obscure film I couldn’t find to download. Bought her a shirt off Threadless too but it hasn’t arrived yet.

Gonna play L4D2 in a bit, not much more to say.


Ben there, Dan that.

I wrote a whole long rant earlier but I don’t think I’ll post it yet. Maybe I’ll leave it for new year, maybe I won’t post it at all.

They’re promising snow for tomorrow, which is nice.

I bought L4D2 today. The bits I played of it were fun, but it really pissed me off when I tried to alt-tab to answer an IM, and it took EIGHT MINUTES to minimize. Seriously, wtf.

Also bought “Time Gentlemen, Please!” and “Ben There, Dan that” at the same time, as they were cheap on Steam and I liked the names. Haven’t played much yet but seem fun.

Here, have some musics. I love the video on this. Always worth watching again. :p


Christmas Pics

IrfanView will mass-resize images, that’s nice to know.

On that note, here are some pictures and whatnot from Christmas. Doesn’t crash so long as I only get a couple at a time.

I didn take many.


Reformatted, because, why not. Almost back to normal now.

Still crashes though.

I guess it probably is the CPU itself, but if I want a decent new one, I apparently need a new motherboard and then things seem to get horribly complicated. Oh well. That’s what I get for buying stuff off eBay. Onni I miss you. ._.

Maybe I’ll try and save up pocket change for a new PC and not get a laptop for my birthday. I only want it so I can sit in bed and watch stuff on my desktop and still be on IM at the same time. ;p

I think this PC was around £500 new, without monitor or anything, but that was a good few years ago and bits have been replaced since then. (it only had 1gb ram, graphics card that blew up, single core cpu that’s still in the drawer next to me for if things go horribly wrong) but suppose I’ll start looking into it. Paid extra to get this one put together for me, but I think I can probably manage now, that brings costs down slightly.

I found my powerball! It was in the pile of clean washing. I guess I put it down there and then washing got put on top of it. *spins it happily and watches the pretty lights*

I watched 28 days later with commentary, it was interesting. They made it all with a tiny budget and the empty city bits by pleading with people to stop their cars. I watched half of Dawn of the Dead before getting bored and going to sleep.

Most of the snow and ice has melted, there’s only a little bit of ice left where the sun doesn’t melt it as easily. It was nice while it lasted though.

Final thing. I wanna go polyphasic again, waking up and realising it’s 3pm or whatever is annoying. Maybe I’ll do that after going over to see Tera again, but for now I’m gonna find some breakfast. I HUNGER.


It seems that pulling pictures off of my camera now causes my computer to crash. Gonna run the memtest thing, download a couple of XP discs and start backing shit up. It didn’t start doing this till I got my new CPU, so it’s probably either drivers or hardware related to that. Could just be I installed it wrong? Who knows. I didn’t reformat after installing, so maybe some of the old drivers are still hanging around or something.

I’m pretty sure it’s not overheating anyway.

It’s a weird crash. Everything just… Freezes, nothing responds, mouse doesn’t move, any music that was going stalls. CD drive still goes in and out though. :p

I’ve not had the other crashes I was having for a while, where the comp just went “bip” and rebooted, so at least that’s on my side.


Up to date on Dexter. Final few minutes of the final ep… YES. I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES.


Murder of the week plz! S05 airs in Fall 2010 apparently. Another thing to add to my list. *Thinks about this, and makes a wordpress page listing things to wait for*

I took pictures of stuff, but the camera is downstairs and I’m lazy. People came round today, people ate food and handed out presents, people left again. Aunts kid was badly behaved and said “That’s stupid and boring” to every present he opened. Even to the lego! He did seem fairly happy with the recorder Terence got him though. Mainly because it wound Emmy up I think.

Didn’t get anything particually interesting. A mug  and some smarties and the promise of driving lessons.

I don’t really want to learn to drive… It seems so scary, I don’t get how people can do it.  I guess I’ve gotta learn, we can get a cheap car through DLA or something, but I dunno. I guess I’m just scared of change. And of crashing and dying horribly.

My foot is sore where I gouged a chunk out of it by standing on a spoon and I can’t find my comfortable shoes. :(


Tired tired. But happy! I got lots of shiny loot. A pretty new powerball (Which I instantly <3ed for three minutes, before placing it lovingly, somewhere safe. Somewhere I assume it still is –;; Damn thing will turn up eventually I guess, but I wanted to play with it. ;_;) Couple of books,(latest Terry Pratchett and a random one) a lace making kit(I don’t know either), a wallet and a nice leather bag. Terence got me perfume for some reason, but at least nobody got me soap this year. Well, the woman across the road did, but she also tried to give me fugly second-hand size 4 clothes and keeps inviting me over to get pissed and such, which I keep politely declining.

Got brother an EzFlash cart for DS and GBA, need to get him a bigger SD card for it though, 2gb doesn’t seem to be cutting it. Need to buy another anyway, he’s currently using mine because I forgot to order one, and I’ve got a sudden urge to play Scribblenauts.

Thinking about it, I guess I don’t drink or do drugs or anything because I’m a bit of a control freak. The idea of losing control of what I say or do scares me. That’s probably why I only really have friends online, the time to think before what you say, the anonymity, it makes it easier. Also, I don’t like the woman across the road, she scares me with her loudness. :p I prefer to be home, alone, in a room lit by nothing but my computer screens.

But meeting Tera was still fun, even if it did take us a while to properly relax. :p Hope I do get to go over there again, don’t think I can leave stuff here for more than a week though…

My comp crashed again when I tried to upload pictures from the camera, that seems to be one of the trigger points for it. Might have found a fix for it, maybe.

Anyway, I’ll post pictures of stuff tomorrow if I can be bothered. For now… I dunno!

Happy Christmas, people.

(And for the record, I love how the computers in Dexter beep every time he so much as mouses over something)

Christmas Eve! Whee~


Some people try too hard with their Christmas lights but I’m just putting it up for the music really. TSO is awesome.

We’ve just got a very basic tree this year, but some of the people in the street have the full house-covering, seizure-inducing displays. I meant to take the camera and walk around the neibourhood, for Pavili, but I forgot. All the snow is melting now and it all looks a bit of a mess anyway, but typically, there’s more forecast for the day after tomorrow. The snow came down massive about midnight last night, and has been melting ever since, I guess that was it’s last gasp. I’ll post some videos on youtube once I can be bothered, I stuck the camera out the window and recorded the best bits of snow a couple of times.

So! Christmas Day tomorrow! And my two main presents have yet to be ordered. xD (Decent HD and L4D2, but that’s down to £20 on Steam until Jan 3rd, so I guess I’ll grab it there) The two things I ordered for mum haven’t arrived either, but one of them is coming from Australia and I only ordered it a couple of days ago and the other is Threadless, which is always slow.

Comp hasn’t crashed in a while, I guess whatever I was doing to make it pissy, I stopped. It probably took against DragonAge or something, I’m certain it wasn’t overheating anyway. I never did get round to running the memtest thing but I will do it if I crash again.

What else, what else… 28DaysLater DVD arrived, maybe I’ll watch it with the audio commentary later. My shirt from Threadless arrived too, I’ll wear it tomorrow.

Up to s04 of Dexter. If a series starts that looks interesting, I generally follow it weekly, but eventually I’ll miss a week and then suddenly I’m 6 weeks behind and it just seems easier to wait. I very rarely watch stuff on telly, I sometimes get distracted by whatever mum’s watching, but I rarely got out of my way for it. Doctor Who is one of the few exceptions.

Mum made mince pies and sausage rolls and cold-ham sandwiches and cake and trifles and I think she cooked one of the turkeys. Brother helped, sort of. Busy day, Grandma’s coming round on Boxing Day so we’re having to tidy up extra so she doesn’t trip over anything or whatever.

Hmm, I wanna play Defence Grid now. (I can’t spell Defence with an s, no matter how hard I try, my fingers just don’t want to do it!) I bought it for Tera yesterday when it was £1.70, it’s gone up to £5.something now but it’s still worth a go. I like tower def games, they’re fun.

Time for a shower methinks.


Up to s03 of Dexter. The timing on this show is good… They build it up and do suspense so well.

Tidying up Terence’s room, which is mainly used as a store room. He’s coming home for Christmas tomorrow. Christmas is so close now! I got him a badge maker. Well, I got “him” a badge maker. :p Should be fun to play with, got one of the ones that does three different types of badges (big, small and square!)

Bought a polish thing from Tescos and cleaned up my boots. I only get to wear them for a couple of months each year because they’re so heavy, but I wouldn wanna go out in snow without them. Snow, which by the way, still hasn’t melted! yay~ Watch it all melt on Christmas eve, just to deny us a white Christmas. (Having to capitalise Christmas every time is really annoying. I was gonna make an autohotkey thing to do it for me, maybe I still should, but it seems a bit pointless now so close to the date. I ALWAYS type it christmas and then have to go back and fix it.)

Got a sort of compost heap thing in the garden, and I’ve been hanging up bird feeders. That’s fun to watch, lots of little birds dodging the cats and dogs. Pigeons and blue tits and little brown sparrow type birds and other birds I dunno the name for. The blackbirds own the compost heap though, there’s one female that just stands on the fence and chases every other bird away, and when I hung up the bird feeders I hung one on the shed, at which point the cat instantly sat on the shed roof, with her back to it, looking around surreptitiously every now and again. She’ll never catch anything, but she is funny to watch.

Had toast and pate for lunch, whee. I’m in a decently good mood now. Guess I’ll watch a bit more of Dexter and then go back to tidying.

And oh yeah, happy birthday. :p