Sad Day

I have just compiled my last stats update for PC Format SETI@home, I have been compiling the stats for the last 12 months, and had become such a big part of my life, but due to other commitments I am no longer able to devote as much time as is required, so I thought it best to stand down as statsman.

In other news, England have made it through to the last 8 of the rugby world cup, although not very convincingly, the 35 – 22 scoreline flattered the English, I hope they can up their game for the upcoming matches or else they will be dumped out of the cup.

Currently listening to Metallica’s ‘Reload’ album.


Argyle are doing exceptionally well at the moment another win against Blackpool today, only a solitary goal separated the teams, which is quite disapointing with the recent goal rush, but at the end of the day, it’s a win, and it puts Plymouth 3 points clear at the top of division 2.

In rugby, Wales are through to the last 8 teams with a 27 – 15 win over Italy (who said Wales were rubbish), Scotland havent been so fortunate, losing 51 – 9 to France. Their best hope for qualification now is second place in the heats. England play tomorrow, hopefully it will be another convincing win.

On the personal front, there isnt much to report, being totally skint I cant afford to go out and do anything, and the Phoenix is out of bounds tonight, they have some wierd fetish night going on, I think I will keep my distance from that. I have been having a lazy day really, sat down watching TV for most of the day, notably the Rugby this morning, Charmed and Alias tonight.

Currently listening to Avril Lavigne’s, Let Go album.


It’s a sad day for British aviation (I know the French helped to build it) as Concorde takes to the skies for the final time, I hope Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic Airlines can buy Concorde and keep supersonic travel alive for at least another 10 years. I have been to see another 4 live bands tonight, Fog Donkey, Klay, Opium, and Serenity, pictures can be found here, it’s a great shame that hardly anyone came to the gig, dont know why, all the bands were quality bands, guess there’s no accounting for taste. I had planned to go home at 11pm, but those plans were blown out of the water by the offer of free beer. Ended up spending a further 2 1/2 hours in the Phoenix, talking to the members of Klay, really nice guys. We managed to drink the place dry, although not really, the beer had to be drunk, or it would have been thrown out, because the lines are being cleaned tomorrow, pointless wasting perfectly good beer.

Currently listening to silence, as I am going to bed.

Bizarre Day

Today has been a bizarre day to say the least, it started off with me throwing the toys out of my pram over something that happened in my SETI team, and I left the team, but later rejoined under an assumed name. Then tonight I went out with some friends for a drink just across the River Tamar in Saltash, but on the way back, the gear box decided to die in my mates Mini, so no forward drive, or backwards drive for that matter, although 5 people in a 1.0 litre Mini was probably a little too much considering the hill we had to climb. Anyway we had to call my mate, Trev’s mother out to pick us up as it was a 15 mile walk back home. The problem was that there was now six people, in a car that holds 5 people, Martyn, another mate, had to travel back in the boot, and I am not talking estate cars here, it was a BMW saloon car.

I am now off to bed as it comes up to nearly 24 hours of me being awake, and I am almost dead on my feet, so I shall bid you goodnight. Tune in tomorrow for more exciting adventures.


As some of you may know I am a member of the PC Format Forum, which seems to have gone completely mad over the last 24 hours. It started off as a bit of fun, about Forum Pirates, but soon spread into other threads, effectively hijacking the thread (as pirates would do), and later spread to other forums and sites, even Slashdot got invaded, much to the bemusement of the Slashdot regulars. Anyway, it all ended up with the member that started the whole thing being banned, although not for the pirates thread, but for flaming, and a certain amount of members have left in protest. It has split the forum down the centre, although it will probably blow over as many of these things do, and the people that left will more than likely be back.

Yes, it has been a slow day, nothing of interest has really happened, this lack of cash is killing me, and I have just found out that I will not have any cash to go out on my birthday either, I get paid the day after, which is depressing to say the least.

Currently watching Red Dwarf – Series 3 again in DIVX format until I can buy the series on DVD next month.

Its Been…

…another slow day, so today I am going to talk about crisps, or more specifically the packet colours. Why on earth did they decide to change the colour of the packets, I picked up what I thought was cheese and onion flavour, but to my shock when I tasted the contents, it was salt and vinegar flavour. I’m sure that people will disagree, but cheese & onion should be in a green packet, and salt & vinegar should be in a blue packet, its the way it was meant to be, just like the old days, shows how long ago I had bought a packet of crisps, when did they change colours? Anyone know? if so, click on the comments link to let me know.

I was supposed to be going out to the Phoenix tonight to take some more pictures for the website, but I really cant face it tonight, being out 5 of the last 7 days has taken its toll, and my body refuses to do anything that involves any real effort, so its a quiet night in for me, the fact that I only have £2 to my name has something to do with it as well.

I have just watched a programme on BBC1 called ‘The Secret Policeman‘ about racism in the British police force, which I am shocked and appalled at. How can people be racist in such a multicultural society, especially in an institution like the police force.

Currently listening to: The Corrs, ‘In Blue’ album.

To Quote…

..Kerrang, life is loud. I just got back from the Phoenix for yet another live gig, and cant hear anything for the ringing in my ears, standing next to a 10,000 watt P/A system taking pictures isnt advised, but got some really good pictures of the bands. Playing tonight were A Dying Issue, Midasuno and Tribute To Nothing, highly recommended if they come to play near you, they certainly give it their all, falling over the monitor speakers and microphones alike, pictures here. Other than that, my day has been pretty dull, my sleeping pattern is still completely screwed up, so I spent the whole day in bed, eventually surfaced about 4pm, cooked some food, and went out to the Phoenix, so not much else to say other than…

I am listening to: Prayer by Disturbed.

Slow Day…

To say that today has been a slow day is an understatement, I went along to the Phoenix for the acoustic day, which is normally fairly busy, and only saw 10 people all day, including the owners and staff. Even with the lack of people, we had some strange characters come in, one guy sounds like him was drunk, but it turns out he had some sort of speach inpediment, at least I hope he wasnt drunk as he was driving, the other guy came in mumbling about killing someone, and some guy called Paul from the Ace of Spades club, he was definately drunk, never a dull day in the Phoenix.

Last night I was in the Phoenix yet again (suprised?) had two bands on, but no-one came for some reason, because they were good bands, go figure! anyway, took some more pictures, they can be found here

Sleepless Nights

Staying up until 5am on Thursday night fixing my web server, has caused my sleeping pattern to become completely out of sync, so now I cant sleep until 7am in the morning. But the upside of that is that I have been watching some movies, watched Crimson Tide which was on ITV last night, excellent film, (must add to DVDs to get list). Then I decided to watch the Rock In Rio DVD from Iron Maiden to get me into the mood for my trip to Cardiff in December, now I am even more impatient, I wish I could sleep until December, the anticipation is killing me now. I also watched a movie called Collateral Damage, that my dad recorded off Sky TV for me, another good film, surprised that I managed to miss the release of this film completely. In sport I was happy to see the England rugby team playing well, beating South Africa 25 – 6, and even better Plymouth Argyle beat Port Vale 5 – 1, Argyle really seem to be a roll at the moment, keep up the good work lads, we will get promoted yet!

Currently listening to, Slit Wrist Theory by 36 Crazy Fists.


Feckin’ computers, no wonder my hair is starting to go grey. Tried to add the mod_throttle module to Apache last night, instead of restricting bandwidth usage like it was supposed to, it crashed and corrupted my webserver files, which required a reinstall of the webserver and all the installed modules. Later I found out that its a port from UNIX, and wasnt complete, which the website where I downloaded it from neglected to mention. I was up until 5am this morning fixing the problem, so slept through to 3pm, and have only just gone back to the computer now, needed to de-stress.

In other news, I have decided to grow a goatee, never attempted it before, always had a full beard, or been clean shaven, friends keep on saying that it would suit me, so I am gonna give it a try. Give it a week or two, and I will post another dodgy picture of me with the afformentioned facial hair.

Currently listening to Fear Factory’s ‘Obsolete’ album, great anger music!