Comfortably Numb Archive

Posts for October, 2011

Whelp…    6 October 2011

Well; that didn’t last long. Apparently I’m unemployed again. It’d annoy me less if they’d just come out and told me , rather than just stopping giving me shifts. Oh. Joy. :/

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Posts for September, 2011

Work, and something resembling progress   11 September 2011

So, yes; I have found work, contracted as a ‘warehouse operative’ (“Move that box from A, to B. …wait, wrong box, take that back and drag /that/ one to C.”) for Oakwood Distribution (One of Tesco’s warehouse things.). So far, I have had 2 days of work, one day of “No work today”, and silence from there onward. It’s not incredibly think-y work (Okay, it’s barely ‘think-y’ at all. Scan barcode, move box/pallet, put books on shelves.), but it involves a fair bit of walking.

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Tick   11 September 2011

Something I wrote after a late night, pondering the 10,000 year clock, and after reading some rather enjoyable stories. > The wind howls, sweeping the dust from the mountain tomb, drowning the deliberate ticks that echo under a million tons of rock. > > Tick; another barely perceptible mechanical movement, unseen in the all-encompassing darkness as the clock slices eternity with each ponderous pendulum swing. > > Tick; the metal monstrosity, safe from the ravages of the very time it pares moments from, waits…

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Posts for July, 2011

Tamber Update   23 July 2011

To start, my apologies to anyone waiting on the completion of any of my projects, especially the components libraries; my work placement is eating up all my time, which makes it a little difficult to sit down for any length of time and work on a component footprint. ;) I’m current working on clearing my project heap, so that I can get back to working on the component library; the first thing I’ll be concentrating on is the memory sockets, both schematic parts and footprints, which will be released in the normal place (The git repo). The priority list as of 2011-07-23 is as follows (Where ‘schematic’ in completion column means that I’ve completed the eeschem file, and ‘done’ means I’ve also completed the footprint for pcbnew):

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Dear Web Developers…    6 July 2011

So, the original version of this rant (since I was freshly getting over having to deal with a certain game publishing company’s shitty website, being unable to reset my password because of some of the crap I’m ranting about here.) was considerably more profanity-laden. I’ve since had a cup of tea and calmed down a little, so it’s slightly more coherent. It’s still profanity-laden, though. If you are the type of web developer who doesn’t treat everyone as if

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Posts for January, 2011

Ponderings on Microsoft's ARM announcement    6 January 2011

Warning — Warning — Warning My horrible bias shows a great deal throughout this, and most of what I say is pure conjecture. Enjoy :) Since Microsoft announced that Windows 8 would run on both x86 and ARM, I’ve been doing a little pondering. My pondering was whether or not we’d see ARM desktop CPUs suddenly become ‘viable’.

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Is this thing on?    1 January 2011

I guess I need to brush the crickets out and actually start posting again…

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Posts for September, 2010

Dead Snow    7 September 2010

Early this morning, whilst wandering about ${SUPERMARKET} (Think the UK subsiduary of Wal*Mart. Big, green; you can’t miss it.), Furaiya and I came across a zombie movie for the princely sum of three English Pounds Sterling. “Dead Snow”. You can’t really miss it, either; the front of the box certainly stands out.

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Ping!    1 September 2010

Once again, September has crept up on me. And so, since I have this blog for a reason, I thought I’d have a status update. # Harlie Harlie has been left alone for a significant amount of time (Two months, according to the git logs. Good grief, time really has flown past.), due to lack of interest. I think it’s about time I just

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Posts for August, 2010

Little things that wind me up, #12.   14 August 2010

HTML Email. Seriously, who the hell thought this up? I need a browser to parse a page of HTML so I can read the three lines of actual text that was sent. And why do I have to put up with this bullshit? Apparently so that the sender gets to use their favourite font on email. -twitch- Or so that they can put their logo and stylesheet on it. Seriously, WHY?! It’s an email, not a website!

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