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Entries made in January 2006

This page contains all of my entries posted during the month of January 2006.


Posted by Dave on January 24, 2006 at 09:57 AM | Comments (6)

Paul Donnan on rap music:

It's amazing that fucking rubbish lyrics work so well for rap music...

...reuse the following words as often as possible: "fuck, shit, hoes, motherfucking, cock, dick". Then insert random English-sounding words to pad out those pesky in between the good word bits.

Dude! You got spam from Dell!

Posted by Dave on January 23, 2006 at 08:02 PM | Comments (4)

We got some post from Dell one day, a catalogue. I presumed it was for my dad (who doesn't live with us anymore) and, as I have no interest in buying a Dell computer, I just left it one the table by the door.

A few minutes ago, my mum picked up the catalogue and told me that, in fact, it was addressed to me.

I was a bit puzzled. I've never bought anything from Dell before. I have gotten strange spam from domain registrars who have harvested my information from my whois records. It's possible Dell used that.

As it turns out, my only relationship with Dell is that I applied for a job there once, and had a single interview.

This means that Dell are either harvesting addresses from the whois records, or they are using job application records for marketing purposes. Both possibilities are highly annoying, and only make Dell seem like a jackass.

I still want one of their sweet new 30 inch displays though.

The perfect chat-up line

Posted by Dave on January 18, 2006 at 12:06 PM | Comments (5)

If I ever find the need to use a chat-up line, I think this is the one I'll use. Preferably at the earliest possible opportunity.

Update for now

Posted by Dave on January 11, 2006 at 07:16 PM | Comments (4)

I am up to my eyes in work. Rock on, I think. But that has obviously hampered my updates (sorry Ms. Ghost!) but I should have some cool news soon.

Over Christmas, my mum got a nineteen-foot trampoline between my brother, sister and I. It is, quite frankly, the greatest gift that has ever been had. I am loving it. Friends are welcome to use it (you have my number), and quite frankly, any chance to see Phil Brennan in action on it is not to be missed.

My dad got me, among other things, Mousetrap. Milton Bradley forgot to include the most crucial part (the actual trap) and in so doing, managed to ruin Christmas. Thanks guys. Expect an angry telephone call soon.

Will probably be putting the deposit down on a MacBook Pro in the next week or two. If Des or Zoomtard want to send me hate-mail, you know the address.

(Also, is Apple.co.uk running on IIS? For shame!).

I'm thinking of heading over to New York this summer for a holiday. Hopefully Adobe's next revision of their suite will be out (and be a universal binary, expected out this spring, early summer) and I can get it on the cheap over there. Currently, even ex VAT, Adobe are gouging somewhere around 20% more out of the Irish. Thanks lads. It's appreciated. I'm also hoping that The Daily Show is still filming over the summer. Anyone want to come along?

Dave, planning on rocking the Statue of Liberty like Ghostbusters II.


Posted by Dave on January 11, 2006 at 06:12 AM | Comments (4)

When Paul said we are fools for Christ, I don't think he meant try your darndest be a moron.

I don't know about you, but I tend to believe that God isn't actively trying to lie to us by doing shit like creating a young universe that only appears to be fifteen billion or so years old.

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