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Archives for May, 2012

Green Bug

May 27th, 2012

Maybe some kind of grasshopper? Saw it on the balcony today in the sun.

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May 18th, 2012

After being a little sceptical about our corporate day out to Thorpe Park I was pleasantly surprised by it being totally epic.

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Stopped Raining

May 14th, 2012

Finally it was sunny enough to go walking on Saturday. So I went adventuring in previously unexplored territory near Princes Risborough. Tried unsuccessfully to get a tan, instead I ended up with lots of nettle stings :-(. Here’s some generic pleasant countryside:

Also, a cute little church:

Xcowsay on Raspberry Pi

May 2nd, 2012

Xcowsay fans rejoice! Xcowsay is now officially supported on the Raspberry Pi!

In other news I’ve started updating xcowsay to use Gtk3 and Cario. Expect version 1.4 later in the year!

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Mysterious Component

May 1st, 2012

I thought managing over two years without washing machine malfunction was too good to be true. And lo it was. This time a mysterious banging noise was caused by these as yet unidentified components:

Foolishly I forgot to ask the engineer what the problem was so washing machine lore has not grown. I’m pretty sure they’re not the infamous Carbon Brushes anyway. Answers on a postcard…

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Olympic Park

May 1st, 2012

For reasons vaguely connected with my day job I found myself at a soiree at a certain marketing suite on the Olympic Park last Thursday. The less said about the event itself the better but I did manage to get a look at the nearly finished venues:

Photo sucks as I only had my phone with me. I suspect this is the closest I’ll be getting to the Olympics this year.