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Went shopping yesterday, I think it was the first time I’d left the house in like, 2 weeks. (It doesn’t stop raining, and one of the dogs is on heat) Because mum’s not well and we have no car, we do all the food-shopping online, and to be honest, we end up doing most of the non-food shopping online too. This morning we got a CD, a dog lead and a roll of magnetic tape for the catflap. There’s at least three DS chargers and probably some more silly little things also currently on their way. Anyone in the UK, this thing is quite cool, give them your address, and they send you free tea! They don’t ask for credit card details or anything so there’s no hidden charges I can see. I can verify they actually do send it too. :p And while you’re at it, why not have some free chocolate or a shiny poster!

Brother was home on Sunday, complaining his DS is broken and won’t charge, but as he hadn’t actually bothered to bring it with him… School won’t give him his laptop back either. It was an on-loan thing with their warranty and insurance,  so they’ll fix it, but they say he’s gotta keep it at school now. He went away for three days on some trip thing (it was called outward bound or something, I guess it’s just a chance for disabled kids to go hiking or drown themselves) and he left it in his room. When he came back, his laptop screen looked like this :

Ignore my pirate-ways. The manager of the place he’s living says it broke because Terence kicked it. I don’t think that’s the case, and Terence himself is denying it strongly, but oh well, what’s done is done. Probably one of the other kids got hold of it and dropped it or something, he was stupid to leave it behind in his room instead of leaving it with us or getting them to put it in the safe. It’s a shame, I really enjoyed setting up that laptop for him, all he wanted was the dos games he used to play when he was 5, so he had a few hundred of those, there were lots of Popcap games, a Gameboy emulator with all his Pokemon games and a nice favs page in Opera. It was fun stuff.

I’m still using GoogleChrome, it doesn’t spaz out over things as much as opera, and it’s not a bad browser, but it’s still not half as nice. I keep finding things it won’t do, like if I open that image and press the forward key on my mouse, Opera skips on ahead to the next image in the directory, but Chrome doesn’t do that and I’m not sure if I can make it.

Tera’s trying to get me to learn Ruby, but I’ve actually spent the last week raping my sleeping patterns (Going to bed at 8am, getting up at 12, that sort of thing) and playing with autohotkey. It’s awesomeness, I <3 it. Here, have some awesome.

Edit : Oh yeah, and I also bought a copy of Neverwhere yesterday, about 1/4 through and loving it so far.