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ruddy aftermath/I forgot what free time is

Cheers to those of you who called last night -- sorry we didn't get back to you, but (as might be expected) the day our beloved baby project collapses in a pile of melted pixels was also the day Damian was working flat-out for a presentation to a European project meeting next week and I was reviewing a bunch of students too foppish to start their play on time.

Detective work through friends' browser caches (thank you all!) restored most (working towards all) of the pictures last night, though the game isn't yet working. That's a job for tonight, so sorry to anyone who thought we were coming round (Rowland?).

Woke up feeling like monkeys had been beating me with planks all night. Little bastards. At least I only had one mosquito to kill compared to the 23 the previous night (Damian: no wonder the rats fear you.) before I could sleep. Enormously cheered by a small envelope from crazycrone containing a pin-up for Bender (but good for me, too!) and funny funny google minicomic (you are a genius!) Why am I cursed? (I think, along those lines anyway) which was just what I needed to be reading right then. Also a £1 money-off voucher for gin and some free address labels from the PDSA (haven't they learned yet?), some compensation for pain.

I can think of several people who might be interested in an evening with Beth Orton at Oxford Town Hall.


( 7 worms — Feed the birds )
18th Jul, 2003 07:02 (UTC)
the new caption.org
caption.org is dead, long live caption.org

Sorry for the second round of outages this afternoon, but the new caption.org is now running smoothly under my desk. It's a lot faster than the old one, which was already quite fast enough. It should run a bit cooler, as well.

There may be one more blip later while I unpick the tangle of wires in the study. I can't reach the window at the moment.

- Adrian
18th Jul, 2003 07:50 (UTC)
Glad to be of service! Hope Googlecomic was whatever it's supposed to be. I really wasn't quite certain what I was s'pozed to do. It's amazing the number of truly weird snippets you get, though.It was kinda surprising the phrase "Why am I cursed?" turned up so MANY. I may do some more, actually, just for fun.
18th Jul, 2003 08:06 (UTC)
Re: Ahhhh!
yeah, I keep doing them. It's weirdly relaxing. And takes me places I'd never otherwise go.

It is most definitely what it was supposed to be + more! (really -- the rules are guidelines, interpret them how you will) -- but I really liked, esp. the pic of you outside the cinema, oh yea!
18th Jul, 2003 07:50 (UTC)
yep, I felt for your loss, but to be honest didn't think I could be of any help at all, so kept out of it.

Beth Orton? Almost certainly, or very probably, whichever is closer.
18th Jul, 2003 08:03 (UTC)
the town hall's a pretty fine venue, too ...
I don't suppose you've seen it yet? It's very over-the-top victoriana stuff. Lots of mouldings!
18th Jul, 2003 08:08 (UTC)
Beth Orton would be wonderful, but alas I am in the Colonies.
18th Jul, 2003 10:34 (UTC)
I'm in pursuit of a LJ code... have any to spare?
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