Monthly Archives: June 2007

Just been in a car crash!

A bit in shock at the moment, just been in a car crash, Lenny was driving, we’re both okay, a young woman (18) pulled out of a side road literally 10-15 yards in front of us and we hit her … Continue reading

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Final guitar lesson

Final guitar lesson of the year tonight, been doing this since last September and tonight the tutor wants us to play a couple of tunes each. Eeek! So I’m going with Oasis – Roll with it and James Morrison – Pieces … Continue reading

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MRTG DNS availability test script

I’ve knocked up a little Perl script so that MRTG can be used to graph DNS availability. It simply does an nslookup against a specific name server and outputs either "100" or "0" depending on whether the lookup worked or … Continue reading

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Muse @ Wembley

Well Muse were amazing again and Wembley itself is pretty darn impressive, although I thought the acoustics were awful with lots of echoing going on. I must admit the sound was much better at the IoW festival, and they did … Continue reading

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Off to see Muse in an hour

Off to Wembley Stadium in an hour or so to see Muse. Have got 3 tickets but one person has dropped out, and despite loads of ringing around can’t find anyone that wants it, so may just have to flog it … Continue reading

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Heading toward a post-industrial stone-age?

Over breakfast this morning I read some scary stuff in The Independent… http://news.independent.co.uk/sci_tech/article2656034.ece   The article basically says that oil supplies will start to diminish quicker than previously thought and goes on to talk about "peak oil" theory. "Peak oil" … Continue reading

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Isle of Wight Festival 2007 – Snow Patrol, Muse, The Stones etc.

Really enjoyed the weekend at the Isle of Wight festival. Had fantastic weather and some great bands. Friday night headliners were Snow Patrol who were brilliant, but Muse on Saturday night just blew me away. They started their set with … Continue reading

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