Archive for July, 2009

This Week’s Tweets

Jul 22nd, 2009
  • @dave_turner Bah, for full effect you should have ascribed said scene to Star Treck. in reply to dave_turner #
  • Really should leave the lab while it's sunny, rather than checking twitter. #
  • What exactly is Boris feeding his chickens? #
  • Haha! When your own defense lawyer describes you as an "silly, immature, alcoholic, dysfunctional twit," you know know you are a lost cause. #
  • I. Do. Not. Need. Bloody. Debt. Consolidation. Please. Stop. Phoning. Me. With. Cocking. Robots. #
  • @antonvowl suspended? Why? #
  • Scratch that, I'm seeing it just fine. #
  • @LadyMcScamp I think it might be a glitch. @antonvowl's account looks fine from here. in reply to LadyMcScamp #
  • Should head off to bed but am clicking through miscellaneous links on the interwebs in the hope of finding something amazing. #
  • Just discovered. 1. Teletext is finishing. 2. It's owned by the Daily Mail. Suddenly any nostalgia I may have felt is tainted. #
  • Gah! Leaver's forms? You do NOT do that to someone approaching the end of a PhD. You politely pretend they have ages left. #fb #
  • Walk to new flat from work ~30m. Lots of uphill and downdale, but fairly scenic. #
  • Door w/note 'Basic life support training, used other door.' Flat beeeeeep comming from within. Oh well, I suppose they are learning. #
  • Almighty crash of thunder as I unlock the door. Would have been ominous if it wasn't my own flat. #
  • @feketenoemi I don't think so… Unless they are waiting until I sleep. in reply to feketenoemi #
  • JamesGStill finding new ways for things to go wrong after four years! (Its what PhDs are all about) #fb #
  • Got my new glasses, everything seems somehow 'more' 3D #
  • Flat needs to be declared a site of special scientific interest. It appears to contain the only wardrobe in which coat-hangers don't breed. #
  • rt @guardianscience: Humans glow in the dark http://bit.ly/14cP4T #
  • I haven't so much glanced at my uni notes for four years, so why am I loathe to throw them out? #fb #
  • http://twitpic.com/as223 – Moving can be such a hassle. Stuff all over the place. #
  • Shit! Where did I put those train tickets. I remember thinking it was someplace 'safe' but can't remember where. #
  • Just remembered train tickets are with passport… Shit. Where is passport? #
  • Come to move the first load and it starts raining. Lots. Insane ammounts actually, and getting heavier. waiting it out in car. #
  • Moved all across now. Just need to clean up the old place. #fb #
  • Just had agressive arse swear at me for no reason, before he began yelling 'are youse all scottish' at folk at bus stop. #
  • Oh dear, it appears that I missed my 1000 tweet. #
  • http://twitpic.com/b0hbr – Saw this yesterday but battery too low to tweet. #

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This Week’s Tweets

Jul 15th, 2009
  • Anyone know Prescott's track record on government surveilance? I couldn't help feel his (valid) criticisms on the NoTW were hypocritical. #
  • Sneaking off work early for an opticians appointment. #fb #
  • Got new scrip, barely changed but need new frames as mine keep losing screws. Went rimless, which seems to double price. Ho hum. #
  • @slummymummy1 I think most bloggers do. I have an unhealthy interest in tracking my stats. in reply to slummymummy1 #
  • @qikipedia The general figure that gets bandied about in genetic studies is 10% so 30% seems a touch high. in reply to qikipedia #
  • @slummymummy1 189! Bah, I get nowhere near that many! How do you promote your blog? Any tips? in reply to slummymummy1 #
  • Bloody spindoctors. #torchwood #
  • RT @cadburywolf: and a little Daily Mail… #torchwood #
  • The coffee! It does nothing! Why do I feel so tired? #fb #
  • Bah, the cleaner took the boxes I had put aside for moving. #
  • Why the hell did he take off his stab jacket? #torchwood #
  • Wow, the Lucas Arts games on Steam start from £2.99. Bargain! #
  • http://twitpic.com/a061w – In edinburgh botanic gardens, with camera. It is sunny. (Would tweet proper pics, but obv. no way of getting pics #
  • Oooh, video. This'll be fun. @Janole is there any chance of getting this added to #Gravity? http://twitvid.com/77D56 #
  • Can't believe how much 'stuff' I've accumulated over the past three years. #
  • Just seen that eBay is going to be forcing sellers to offer free P&P on certain items. How the hell will that work? Ages since I used eBay.. #

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This Week’s Tweets

Jul 8th, 2009
  • @ninja_kate Its time which is the biggest barrier for me. I'm less than three months from the end of a PhD and can't afford the time off. in reply to ninja_kate #
  • Just had a lots of rain. Thundering arround, and still muggier than what I drink my coffee out of! #
  • Bit worried that I've been putting out sleazy-guy messages. Wasn't aware that having your collar undone gave a message. #
  • Bloody hell! I just spoke to a customer service rep who knew what she was doing, was polite, helpful and efficient. #
  • @slummymummy1 Well of course, she could have been lying to me. I think I'm getting a phone line, I might end up with a hip replacement. in reply to slummymummy1 #
  • Bah! They've massively inflated the price of a ticket between Edinburgh and Cambridge #
  • I know I tweet this every time I buy rail tickets, but bloody hell it is confusing! #
  • Just listened to an elderly woman mumble inaudably in a strong Scottish accent. She was either talking tennis, muggers or dogs. #
  • Have laptop with seemingly dead HD. Seems that I will need to destroy HD via mechanical means. #
  • @VickieWire It's a competition run by a web-hosting service. Include the #moonfruit tag and you could win a Macbook. in reply to VickieWire #
  • #Ebuyer167201 I'll only tweet that once though, as I don't want to annoy/confuse all my lovely followers. #
  • My lucky day. Pasta didn't scan so I got it for free. 78p saved. #
  • Watchin 'Come Dine With Me.' One of my guilty pleasures. #
  • Running a backup and its taking ages. I really need to tweak the settings as I'm sure its backing up a load of unnecessary stuff. #
  • Ooh, thunderstorm in Edinburgh. Lets see if we can get something decent. #
  • @LadyMcScamp The worst is when you finish a book, enjoy it, only then to discover that the author is a fuckwit and you interpreted it wrong. in reply to LadyMcScamp #
  • Bah, post office will charge line connection after-all, and will need access to flat. May be doing mobile internet after-all. #
  • Meanwhile bit worried that I may smell gas. #
  • Watching #torchwood Lets see if its got better since the first two series #
  • So, are we going to be ripping of the Midwich Cuckoos or childhood's end? #torchwood #
  • Computer's don't beep when you type! #torchwood #
  • @grabcocque Given some security failures in the past few years possibly. After-all, they've allowed top-secret plans to be photographed. in reply to grabcocque #
  • #Torchwood a bit meh. Better than the last two series, but still… #
  • @TrillianAstra42 Oh dear, TV Tropes is dangerous. Whenver I visit it, I'm lost for hours. in reply to TrillianAstra42 #
  • Going to take another crack at the whole #moonfruit thing. I'm usually a PC man, but a free Mac would remove one of the major minuses: cost. #
  • Pft, I've had push Gmail on my Nokia for a while now. Yet when Apple finally catch up its a trending topic. Pah! #
  • Difficult to get motivated without the boss here. ( #moonfruit because I'm greedy) #
  • Gah! Western didn't transfer properly due to a big F-off air-bubble which wasn't there when I set it up. #science #
  • Ahh, seems that #moonfruit is picking throughout the day, bettwer tweet again. #
  • Gas leak all sorted out. Got to phone a number with 999 in it. Was worried phone would forget the 0800111 bit #
  • @TrillianAstra42 It's a competition run by a web-hosting service. Include the #moonfruit tag and you could win a Macbook. Almost over. in reply to TrillianAstra42 #
  • Sniper is a bit shit. #torchwood #
  • Why didn't they just shoot them? #torchwood #
  • Damnit, had been doing so well. Then turned over for Brooker and caught the end of an episode of Big Brother. #

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A quick apology

Jul 1st, 2009

I’m sorry that I haven’t been blogging recently, but unfortunately life is currently somewhat busy. I’m in the final three months of my PhD, and stress levels are rising. This has not been helped by having to arrange a move, as I’ll have to leave my current flat at the end of July. In Edinburgh this is somewhat difficult, as it means finding a place in the middle of festival season, somewhat complicated further by my requirement for a short term let.
I don’t mean to pretend that I’ve had no time for kicking back, but unfortunately it has meant that I’ve wanted by free time to be somewhat less productive than composing blog entries. Of course, I’m sure I’ll more than make up for this when I come to write my thesis, and blogging and twitter suddenly feel like huge distractions.

This Week’s Tweets

Jul 1st, 2009
  • Bloody bus 'terminated' early. Now actually further away from home #
  • Note to time table makers, via means 'passes through' not stops at and ignores the rest of the route. #
  • @dresdencodak Somatic cell or germ line mutations? in reply to dresdencodak #
  • @dresdencodack This would suggest possibly yes: http://bit.ly/h61r (Though alien species would have a different genetic OS) #
  • @cliffski Really? I've mostly been seeing positive comments, save about the slightly arsey way they complied with anti-trust legislation. in reply to cliffski #
  • Accepted first flat. Move out on the 18th-19th July. Must now collect boxes. (And blog at some point, I've been poor recently.) #
  • @JonStrickland What?! What?! in reply to JonStrickland #
  • @JonStrickland BBC doesn't have confirmation, but he was found 'not breathing' so it sounds a distinct possibility in reply to JonStrickland #
  • Why when I hear of a celeb (possible) death, do I check B3TA almost immediately. (Sometimes I find out there first) #
  • BBC News has Uri Geller on, despite the fact he knows as much as anyone else. #
  • @slummymummy1 Still a bit unclear, but possibly. TMZ said yeas ages ago, LA Times is reporting that law enforcement sources have confirm … in reply to slummymummy1 #
  • Hmm, the BBC seems to be relying on the AP report from an anonymous un-named source. #
  • @yuribou Flatmate moving out July 27th, so need to find new place. Moving across town on 18th-19th July. Hence need for new interwebs. in reply to yuribou #
  • Overheard: My Mum's a nice woman but she's like, not the Hoff. #
  • Has someone just won a football match, there is lots of cheering coming from somewhere outside #
  • In the lab, coffee before I start working. Big 4h gap in this protocol later. Have DS with me. #
  • Hmm. Cells really aren't grown up enough. Looks like I have Sunday off after all. Must remember to come back in in evening. #
  • @Greenwichlad I read that as 'against racism-at-Glastonbury' and was deeply saddened, and wondered what I had missed. in reply to Greenwichlad #
  • I've blocked several spammer followers, is there any way to get them unlisted from your followers list? #
  • I feel old: RT @the_magazine Remember Walkmans? An iPod-owning 13-year-old who had never seen one tried one for a week: http://ping.fm/vMa62 #
  • I want a holiday. #

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