Recent Posts

  • 10 November 2006

    Less Than Jake + Dropkick Murphys + The Living End + Billy No Mates

    Awesome!

  • 3 November 2006

    Faith Restored in WLM

    I have re-installed Windows Live Messenger today, after attempting to get it working before and being a bit miffed. For one thing, the contact list seemed to have lost any control over showing display pictures as per MSN Messenger 7.5, and plugin control for Messenger Plus! Live was handled rather differently.

  • 26 October 2006

    Jay’s New Memory Card

    Jay managed to get a Sony M2 memory card delivered next-day after getting bored of waiting for a month for Orange to deliver. It’s tiny!

  • 25 October 2006

    Firefox 2.0

    I have just installed and started playing with Firefox 2.0. I’m afraid to say that the first thing I did is install the Winestripe theme, which is essentially the FF1.5 default theme — I wasn’t impressed with the 2.0 default!

  • 20 October 2006

    Boarding Tryouts

    This evening was spent at the artificial ski slope at Silkworth Sports Complex in Sunderland. It was supposed to be tryouts for the DUSSC, but didn’t seem that organised: Upon arrival I purchased a membership card (for £5) that meant I got a discount — except that it only applied to skiers. Thankfully the staff also thought I was a skier and charged me the cheaper skiers’ price for entry! Reg managed to pay for both the membership card, only to then be told that he didn’t need it, but was going to have to pay full boarding price…

  • 19 October 2006

    Spanky’s 20th

    What a night!

  • 13 October 2006

    The Automatic + Mumm-Ra + Alterkicks

    Last night we went over to Newcastle University Union to see The Automatic, supported by Mumm-Ra and Alterkicks. Liverpool-based band Alterkicks played an indie-ish (but not retro, oh no not retro) set to begin with, followed by Sussex boys Mumm-Ra and their eclectic pop/alternative rock mix. Having missed them at Leeds this year (due to sleeping in) I was glad to see them!

  • 12 October 2006

    First Climbing Session

    Yesterday we took the new HBMC members to Sunderland Wall. It was a big turn-out, requiring four cars in total — our biggest turn-out yet, I think!

  • 5 October 2006

    Love Shack

    That’s where it’s at…

  • 3 October 2006

    Waiting to Exist

    So after my induction meeting yesterday, I decided to go and get my registration form from the department, and sort out tuition fees and the like. At least, that was the plan…