22 Oct 2004
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nutella - have you thought of cuttlefish? They're supposed to be endearing little things. Definitely a point of conversation, though I'm not sure how well they keep in captivity. They're supposed to be intelligent and independent, much like cats but more voracious. Alternatively an octopus may be fun but hard work - I have heard that they have a similar intelligence to that of cats. I think both are hard to keep, but may be more rewarding for that. And cuttlefish are automatically funny. You've just gotta smile...
yeupou - memorability could depend upon the content of the passsphrase. For example "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" would be easier for most people to remember than "G6ja91w". Actually, a computer generated passphrase would probably not make much sense but could be more memorable for it: consider, "the swiss cheese ate the cuttlefish" conjours such a bizarre image that it would be hard to forget (I have horrible images of a poor, innocent cuttlefish being pounced on by a large rotund cheese riddled with holes - daft but memorable!).
AlanHorkan - I'd recommend watching Alfie. A good film that Michael Caine was born to play the lead character in. Quite ground breaking at the time - his monologues to the camera were relatively new in a mainstream film. It's also quite a cautionary tale for men who like to "play around" a bit (not that I ever did!).
pcolijn - congratulations! All the best at Google. It's quite something just to be accepted for a position there. And think of the benefits. Maybe you'll be able to regale us with inside knowledge of whether Google is going to launch their own online office suite... :)
Grr. I'm not jealous... <grin>
That's it! All finished, bound, signed and submitted. My Ph.D. is finally over and it was with pleasure that I handed over 2 copies to the department (via the wonderful administrator there). Phew, all tired now, esp. as it's Friday. Yawn. Must go out tonight. Repeat. Must go out tonight... zzzzz...