13 Dec 2002 pjdowner   » (Journeyer)

hmm, lots of stuff to log.

Work I am now employed as a full time software engineer for the company that I have been contracted to for the last 8 months which means I can now start to do stuff like apply for motgages etc. I'm not entirely sure wether this is a good thing.

Pain In my never ending quest to destroy my body before the year is out I fell over Ice Skating and ended up with 7 stitches in my chin.

Captain Cyborg Kevin Warwick gave a talk at the Cardiff National Museum and Gallery which was quite interesting, I came away with a better opinion of him than I had when I went there. Met people from the swlug before the talk at the Star Trek exhibition and went for food with most of the Swansea swlug regulars at TGI Fridays where the portions were so large that I failed miserably to eat much more than the starter.

Visitor Shane came over from Ireland for a week, we had thought of visiting davej but he was going to be in Mallorca so visited Rob in Sheffield instead. We went to the Devonshire Cat which is a great pub which serves amazing German/Belgium beers, we then headed to the Corporation (Heavy Metal club) for more drinks. Spent the night in the car because we failed to find Rob who was the only one with keys to his flat, found out in the morning that he had been in the flat just fast asleep. He was forgiven as we sobered up.

Magor Broadband Travelled back home from Sheffield on the same night as a LUG meeting so decided to visit my local pub instead of the extra hours drive on to Swansea. Whilst at the pub I overheard "wireless" and "2.4 ghz" coming from a group of people in the corner, when they produced wireless antenas I decided to investigate. Theres now a group of people in Magor who like me are obivously upset at the lack of decent net access in the area and are trying to get a bristol company IAP Broadband to supply wireless broadband to Magor. I left the pub with lots of phone numbers, web/mail addresses and feeling completely freaked out that I had not known about this already. I will have to check the security on my WLAN.

Dabs and Parcel Farce I decided to purchase a new system this week 1.67ghz Athlon, 2 x 40gb hdd, dvd, cdrw etc. The same delivery person made 2 trips to my house to drop off a box each time why they weren't delivered at the same time I know not. The problem is that the third box with the ATX case in it failed to arrive, this means that I'll probably have to wait till next week to get the case therefore spoiling any pc building plans that I had for this weekend.

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