But brown sauce is good with almost any chips!
- Fri Apr 30 13:18:33 2004
I like UTF-16, in its little-endian format (which works best on Intel chips).
- Fri Apr 30 12:20:59 2004
Personally I always prefer big endian, given a choice. It's advantage over little endian is that it is a lot less stupid. Apparently that whole 0xFFFE business at the start of your file sorts out the byte order.
- Fri Apr 30 12:19:09 2004
Yep that's a good article Tim. I would have thought UCS-2 and UTF-16 are the same thing, but ask any expert and there'll probably be a "Yes", followed by a long, boring and complicated, "However...".
- Fri Apr 30 11:59:32 2004
Is UCS-2 the same as UTF-16?
- Fri Apr 30 11:13:49 2004
But John, is that big endian or little endian UCS-16?
This is a great article: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/Unicode.html all about charactere encoding etc.
- Fri Apr 30 11:12:05 2004
I found this article (suggested to me by Simon from work) to be very helpful in getting straight in my head what was what about Unicode: http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2003/04/26/UTF
- Fri Apr 30 10:47:30 2004
For a long time I was very naive and used the word Unicode where I should have been saying UTF-16... Of course, let's not forget the mildly insane UTF-32, and who know there's probably already a UTF-64. I think to be honest I probably prefer UTF-16 - surely it's easier to process than it's smaller and more compact cousin UTF-8.
- Fri Apr 30 10:39:44 2004
UTF-8 both scares and delights me. How does it work Vic?
- Fri Apr 30 10:37:10 2004
So everyone, is UTF-8 everyone's favourite method of supporting Unicode?
- Fri Apr 30 09:48:27 2004
Charlieee, I am unable to help. Sorry.
- Fri Apr 30 09:47:40 2004
Hmmm not sure if we're the right people to be asking about this issue - I'm certainly not an expert and I suspect the rest of the members of this website aren't either...
Incidentally, I thought India was quite a good place for low cost generics - companies like Rabo and so on.
- Fri Apr 30 09:24:49 2004
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india, kerala - Fri Apr 30 04:38:55 2004
Sky 118 show Columbo practically everyday. Come on! What more do you guys want?
- Thu Apr 29 21:26:37 2004
As a middle ground can we agree that TV needs more comedy then.... Comedy which is actually funny, that is.
- Thu Apr 29 16:57:54 2004
In a communist state there'd be no programs about buying and selling houses - you wouldn't be allowed to own your own house, or at least, if you were, it would be exactly the same as everyone else's and therefore not particularly interesting viewing.
- Thu Apr 29 16:57:16 2004
Well, they get my goat. They take my biscuit. They urinate on my parade. When I'm loafin' about on a Saturday morning, I find that there's cookery wherever I look. It makes me hungry. I inevitably have to go and do the shoppoing. And one should never shop for food when hungry (it costs more). I blame the cookery programmes. But I'm sure you'll agree that communism is not the answer, either.
- Thu Apr 29 15:55:19 2004
Or in short, I do think British TV is pretty awful at the moment, but I don't think cookery programmes are to blame. Not even partially.
- Thu Apr 29 14:50:03 2004
No Jimmy, I agree with almost everything you say there actually. The only point that I was objecting to was your earlier implication that there were too many cookery programmes on TV.
Obviously the fact that you don't like cookery programmes is a none negotiable quantity, and so probably in your opinion, any amount of cookery programmes other than zero constitutes too many. But I think it's unfair to group cookery programmes in the same category of hatefulness as the rest you've outlined there - I really don't think there are that many on TV, when they are on they don't last that long (unlike the devilspawn that is snooker) and they don't tend to be on at prime time so much either.
- Thu Apr 29 14:48:39 2004
If you re-read what I said, you will notice 2 important points. 1) I did not mean "the channel called UK TV", but television in the UK generally. 2) I don't just hate cookery programmes- I hate lots of other things too. These include (but are not limited to):
I admit that this last point is not the fault of the news programme makers but -hey- I still don't like it.
- Depressing news about Bush (twat)
So let's see what's on the telly to rile me tonight (taken from mid-day to mid-night of today's schedules)
BBC1: Several hours of news. 2 hours of soaps. All things considered this is not too bad.
BBC2: 5 long fucking hours of Snooker! Bugger me- I hate snooker! And guess what? They re-show 1+1/2 hours again later on! Admittedly, there's only 10 minutes' gardening tonight on 2, but really!
ITV1: 3 hours of house building and selling. 1+1/2 hours of soap. Kill me now.
Ch4: No gardening or houses or celebs. But guess what? It's all weird sex-related programmes! Yes, there's "Sex on TV" and "Fairy Godfathers" and "Flashers Exposed".
If you really want to defend the content of British TV, I think you've got your work cut out for you, mate!
- Thu Apr 29 14:36:42 2004
Oh, I think I should have read your last post before going onto one about UKTV.... Still, what have the romans ever done for us, eh?
- Thu Apr 29 14:27:34 2004
In fact, so far as I can see, it really is only UK Food that has cookery programmes.
UK Gold, UK G2 and UK Drama are repeats of old dramas, soaps and sitcoms. UK Style is the (admittedly much hated) home improvement, etc, channel. UK History is full of history programmes, UK Documentary is full of documentaries and UK People is, well I don't really know - reality TV or something. Then you're just left with UK Bright Ideas, which is an aggregate channel, created for Freeview. Admittedly this does replicate some of UK Food's content, but you normally get it instead of UK Food rather than as well as, depending on how you receive your TV, so it doesn't seem too bad to me.
All things considered, UKTV seems to do exactly what it says on the tin - the channel names give a pretty good idea of the content they carry, so avoiding types of programmes you don't like really shouldn't be that difficult. It seems nothing short of crazy to complain about the amount of cookery programmes on a channel called UK Food. It would be like subscribing to the Adult Channel, and then complaining about all this sex on the telly - I mean, I keep falling off, etc.
- Thu Apr 29 14:25:54 2004
No no no - not "UK TV" I mean the entire network of TV channels in the UK. I was simply tring to excude satellite and other imported channels. As for the scheduling, give me a mo - I'll have a look ...
- Thu Apr 29 14:19:48 2004
I've just taken a quick glance at the TV schedules for the next seven days. On BBC One I couldn't find a single cookery programme. On BBC Two there were just two hours for the entire week, neatly condensed into Saturday morning (Saturday Kitchen followed by Gary Rhodes). Hardly prime time, and therefore very easy to ignore if you really hate cookery programmes that much. Given this as a sample (admittedly not very scientific), it would indicate that about 0.006% of television output is cookery programmes. Put in other words, if you watched TV for 100 hours solid, you would be subjected to about 21 seconds of cookery programmes. As that is a shorter period of time than it will probably have taken you to read this message, I don't really see it as a great problem.
As for the UKTV network, if you are finding it contains too many food related programmes, can I suggest you stop watching UK Food. UK History has noticeably less food programmes, I have watched it on several occasions, and not detected so much as a hint of a Delia Smith or an Ainsley Harriot.
- Thu Apr 29 14:13:24 2004
On a more positive note, I found I CD the other night, which I'd forgotten I owned. It was the Pixies at the BBC, and is a mighty fine album. Beats the pants out of watching fucking telly. Er... well done BBC?!?!!
- Thu Apr 29 13:25:08 2004
A little harsh? A LITTLE HARSH? The whole of the UK TV system seems dedicated to showing buggering cooking programmes. And in between those, there's shitty gardening, bollocking decorating, and bloody fucking house selling! Man, I am *so* sick of seeing these things! Admittedly there are also soaps, but I HATE SOAPS. Furthermore, there's only ever one item in the news - Bush has fucked everything up AGAIN, and lots of people have died. Now you may call me harsh, but I think you must admit that I speak the truth(TM).
- Thu Apr 29 13:22:30 2004
Seems a little harsh - or is that in fact a Gordon Ramsay reference...?
- Thu Apr 29 11:35:41 2004
Fucking cookery programmes! Get a life!
- Thu Apr 29 11:21:35 2004
Believe me John, I hold no candle for Gordon Ramsay, I think he's extremely rude, and felt sorry for the chef, but at the end of the day he made the place pay, or was it just that he was there!! and all those rotting strawberries and tomatoes, urghhh.
Bionic Mad Mumsie
- Wed Apr 28 16:30:18 2004
Hmmmm well Gordon was pretty nasty to the head chef - OK he wasn't exactly Michelin star material or anything, but I still thought Gordon was just plain harsh a lot of the time... So I spent most of the time feeling sorry for Tim, or whatever he was called, rather than Gordon.
- Wed Apr 28 15:41:58 2004
John: But didn't you end up feeling just a little bit sorry for Gordon when he went back four weeks later to see the s..t hole it had reverted to.
Bionic Mad Mumsie
- Wed Apr 28 15:08:09 2004
I roleplayed last night. They arrested just about everything that moved. Dwain even got to run a criminal down. We laughed. We had fun. Yes.
- Wed Apr 28 13:42:20 2004
- Wed Apr 28 13:09:42 2004
I was intrigued, but ended up watching "Fallen" instead on ITV - having watched the first half the night before. It was OK, but lacked a certain ... er... wossname.
- Wed Apr 28 12:10:40 2004
Hey, did anyone else watch Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares last night? I have never heard so much swearing in a single program before! Tarantino would have been proud, I reckon.
- Wed Apr 28 11:24:04 2004
I've got a novel theory in this subject area, it's that expertise in the field of plagiarism can be achieved by simply reproducing the work of other experts in the same field.
- Wed Apr 28 10:04:52 2004
I've got a good idea, perhaps you can be an expert in plagiarism by mimicing the work of existing plagiarism experts.
- Wed Apr 28 10:03:13 2004
You can be an expert in plagiarism. By copying off lots of other people who are experts in it.
- Wed Apr 28 09:35:54 2004
Can you be an expert in plagiarism? Isn't it a contradiction in terms - surely you'd have just copied everything you knew off someone else....?
- Tue Apr 27 17:38:49 2004
You're the expert, John.
- Tue Apr 27 16:56:55 2004
I wonder if you'll be able to do degrees in cloning soon... and whether or not plagiarism will be frowned upon.
- Tue Apr 27 15:59:48 2004
Apparently, there is a feline cloning project called "copycat". Marvellous.
- Tue Apr 27 15:58:41 2004
I have no memory of posting that earlier message - I think I must have been a little tipsy - however am still going to said beer fez, with my very large brother, and my very ginger husband, so I might stalk John while I am there.
Rusty - am in Nottingham May21st for the weekend. We should go out on the Saturday night. I can't get onto your page from school because it is filthy. I've got to go and teach 12 years old about sex. Bye.
- Tue Apr 27 13:46:16 2004
Scabz, i'd happily join you but it's looking like i'll be in foreign parts on the day. A Birthday trip to Hamsters' Dam or somesuch. Although i've no idea why Fretwell and Co would want to go see some water-based rodent monument. Weirdness.
But anyways, you'll be able to play with John. Maybe you should call him whilst drunk and arrange to meet up. He'll be able to buy you a belated Birthday drink... As will I. When next our paths should collide.
Nottingham not Dirtby, - Mon Apr 26 13:28:11 2004
Good morning boys and girls, and what a lovely morning it is! Although I'm pretty sure being at work will ruin it soon enough.
- Mon Apr 26 09:30:15 2004
Scabz - Jill (?) - I'll be there on the Friday, with an assortment of people from work, etc.
- Sun Apr 25 21:53:26 2004
- Sun Apr 25 00:33:24 2004
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Happy St Georges day.
Is anyone going to Reading beer fez next week? I am with my big brother and would love 2 know mrw people there.
- Fri Apr 23 22:23:30 2004
- Fri Apr 23 12:20:01 2004
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Kalisz, - Thu Apr 22 21:27:57 2004
Well done Mad Mumsie! Glad to hear you are back on your feet. Hope you have a speedy recovery!
- Thu Apr 22 21:11:32 2004
Well guys, I'm back! One hip done and hopping well. The wound is a bit sore but the hip is fine fine fine. Thanks for all your good wishes. I shall be off work for a bit, but will regularly check the message board. Thanks for all the abuse to Rob on his Birthday.
Bionic Mad Mumsie
- Thu Apr 22 17:18:22 2004
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USA, MN - Thu Apr 22 16:23:55 2004
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- Thu Apr 22 16:23:54 2004
I wasn't making a statement, simply enumerating nouns at random, in a very short list (i.e. of two).
- Thu Apr 22 16:22:36 2004
... and why not?
- Thu Apr 22 15:50:21 2004
Singleton coding, my arse.
- Thu Apr 22 13:57:39 2004
- Thu Apr 22 13:33:02 2004
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Americans. Thinking they can just come to our good country (or place on the web) and do as they please. Someone ought to teach them a lesson.
- Thu Apr 22 13:11:34 2004
Ok, I'm done now.
- Thu Apr 22 11:42:10 2004
COME ON SEBASTIAN!
- Thu Apr 22 11:16:15 2004
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- Thu Apr 22 11:15:43 2004
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- Thu Apr 22 11:12:00 2004
FUCK RIGHT OFF. Please.
- Thu Apr 22 11:08:35 2004
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USA, MN - Thu Apr 22 10:53:51 2004
It's the wrong lager, Gromit!
- Wed Apr 21 13:25:09 2004
I'll bet they didn't give their *username* as well though.
- Wed Apr 21 07:26:06 2004
Right. The odds of the 'researchers' going and checking the authenticity of said passwords has to be very close to nil. Incidentally, I might give mine for something cheap, knowing I can change it in a few seconds anyway. I'm not particularly wed to it.
- Tue Apr 20 14:31:17 2004
I particularly enjoyed the leading paragraph: More than 70% of people would reveal their computer password in exchange for a bar of chocolate, a survey has found.
What that should read is:
100% of researchers for IT security firms are dim enough to give away free chocolate to people on the street in return for a pretend password they made up on the spot.
Keep up the good work guys.
- Tue Apr 20 14:19:47 2004
Has anyone read this about passwords....? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3639679.stm
- Tue Apr 20 14:16:05 2004
Thanks Rob, but I think I shall have to decline. It sounds like a regular commitment thing, which I am notoriously bad at.
- Tue Apr 20 09:15:27 2004
There will be me, Rob. I'm prepared to dominate.
- Mon Apr 19 19:59:34 2004
Will any other denizens of the Maison de Stuff be joining in the next Chom Isis game or will there just be the 1. It seems like alliances will be forming from where they come from. A yellow pages alliance is almost certain.
- Mon Apr 19 16:49:57 2004
- Mon Apr 19 15:27:59 2004
Yeah, I'd wanted to go there, too - but we had things to do...
- Mon Apr 19 15:07:23 2004
Good work Jimmy. I had wanted to go to the Deux Moulins, apparently it is a real cafe, just the name is different in real life perhaps... I bet they get really fed up with people going in there just because of the film though...
- Mon Apr 19 14:21:23 2004
Well, I've just come back from Paris, which was extremely nice. Oddly enough, when I got to the bottom of the hill at Sacre Coeur, somebody had removed the phone-boxes, so Alison and I were unable re-enact the "Mysterious call from the next box" scene. The fairground was present, however. Also, when I got to the top, there was indeed a telescope-on-a-stand ... but when I looked through it, there was no sign of anybody trying to insert a photo-album into the bag on the back of my scooter at the bottom of the hill. I didn't have time to try stone-skimming on the St. Martin Canal, but I did spot it from the metro ...
- Mon Apr 19 14:04:15 2004
Chom Isis Game 2004.1 Call For Players.
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Winning in Chom Isis takes team-work. You need to make strong alliances and work with others to win. In the end, there can only be one winner, so even your friends can turn enemy.
Chom Isis normally runs for a month or so and you only really need to log in once a day (making it playable in your lunch break). The winner is not neccessarily the person who logs in the most.
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- Mon Apr 19 12:57:57 2004
Or "Sod off"?
- Mon Apr 19 09:19:39 2004
How about no to all of that?
- Mon Apr 19 08:59:57 2004
- Mon Apr 19 08:50:07 2004
- Mon Apr 19 08:47:19 2004
- Mon Apr 19 08:46:09 2004
Rob is 17.
- Fri Apr 16 20:15:12 2004
How old are you, Rob? You old bastard.
- Fri Apr 16 15:36:39 2004
Awwww, thanks. You're too kind!
- Fri Apr 16 13:18:14 2004
Happy Birthday Rob!!!
- Fri Apr 16 10:35:06 2004
Happy Birthday Rob!!!
- Fri Apr 16 10:34:55 2004
I send my regards, Rob. My father had his knee(s) and hip done...if by 'done' you mean replaced. He was slowed up for a good while but is now better than he'd been in a long time.
- Fri Apr 16 00:43:36 2004
If anyone fancies send my mum a card, let me know and I'll send you the address of home or the hospital!
- Thu Apr 15 15:00:22 2004
She's in for a week. I'm not sure what I should take. Did you know the last time she was in hospital was 28 years ago? To the day. Looks like she'll be going in when she's pushing 90!
- Thu Apr 15 10:54:14 2004
Is she going to be in for long Rob...? I hope she's got some good books to read! Are you going to take her some grapes...?
- Thu Apr 15 10:15:09 2004
Good Luck Mad Mumsie
Mum is going into Hospital tonight to have her hips done. Good luck!
- Wed Apr 14 16:33:14 2004
I'm not certain about Heisenberg you know.
- Wed Apr 14 15:39:36 2004
Aww, thanks all. John, here in the US, quoting Nietzsche is a sure way to get one committed. So that would be a fine strategy for extricating myself. It should be fun, just unfortunate timing. Also, I thank you for your PhotoStudio program. Haven't gotten to post with it yet but it's incredibly quick and effective.
- Wed Apr 14 14:55:15 2004
Happy Birthday to you T-Boy. Try and enjoy the conference, after all, it's what you enjoy!!! If not, I agree with John - set up a wicked argument.
- Wed Apr 14 14:07:29 2004
Surely with a carefully structured argument, you can talk your way out of having to attend a philosophy conference. I'd recommend quoting Nietzsche and Des Cartes for this one. If you're feeling really adventurous you might even want to cherry pick from Heisenberg and (as he's flavour of the month) good old Stevey-Baby (Hawking, that is).
- Wed Apr 14 14:05:26 2004
Well Travis, as I shall be out of circulation for a little while after today, I'll wish you Happy Birthday now.
- Wed Apr 14 13:32:24 2004
Nice, Rob. I'll unfortunately be away for my birthday (on the 17th). I'll be at a philosophy conference. Kinda sucks. Kinda necessary.
- Wed Apr 14 13:27:37 2004
Cor Rob, is it your birthday on Friday. Can I come.
- Wed Apr 14 11:24:02 2004
Ermmmm.... care to elaborate on that...?
- Wed Apr 14 11:22:08 2004
- Wed Apr 14 11:07:42 2004
- Wed Apr 14 11:07:10 2004
You are cordially invited to let your hair down
And wave it about at:
Rob's 28th Birthday Outing
Friday 16th April, 2004 AD
Starting at The Rising Sun Pub (from 8:30 ish)
Then onto the TUC Metal Night Club (about 10:30 ish)
This may coincide (shockingly) with some people's normal night out!
Beds can be supplied with prior warning (for the London Crowd).
If this is not your cup of tea, then come along to Byrnie's
In a couple of weeks
(that will be similar but probably less heavy metal oriented)
- Wed Apr 14 09:14:05 2004
Hi Travis: In case Rob is lying low, his birthday is FRIDAY 16 APRIL and he will be 28!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Wed Apr 14 08:36:34 2004
What day is your b-day, Rob? It's right around mine (maybe 16th?). Lots of birthdays in April...probably even 100.
- Tue Apr 13 19:38:10 2004
No there was power, and plates too. The beans were served cold and from the can through choice (a serving suggestion if you like)
- Tue Apr 13 15:46:02 2004
I had a green salad for lunch. It wasn't supposed to be green, it was a bit off.
- Tue Apr 13 14:51:18 2004
Was there a power cut or something...?
- Tue Apr 13 14:33:34 2004
Lunch comprised of cold baked beans straight from the can.
- Tue Apr 13 14:27:19 2004
<nipple tweek>ooo ooo ooo ooo ooooooooo</nipple tweek>
- Tue Apr 13 14:26:44 2004
So, er, did anyone have an interesting lunch?
- Tue Apr 13 14:17:24 2004
It still is about parallel processing and functional programming, and still isn't very interesting to talk about.
- Tue Apr 13 14:15:47 2004
John: No, no, seriously, what was your PhD about.
If too painful for John, and someone else who knows - what was it? My curiosity circuit has kicked in...
- Tue Apr 13 13:53:07 2004
Happy Birthday Alex! My bro has just turned 30. He's a whole year off 31.
- Tue Apr 13 13:51:56 2004
Good work Jill, he usually tries to slip it past us without saying anything - now there's no excuses - FRIDAY.
- Tue Apr 13 10:19:52 2004
Yes John, its on FRIDAY. Got that everybody - FRIDAY. I shan't be around to give him lots of abuse on FRIDAY, so shall expect plenty of help. He will be 28. Pushing 30 very hard now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Tue Apr 13 10:03:27 2004
Hey Rob isn't your birthday around now sometime...?
- Tue Apr 13 09:53:15 2004
Yes, I can imagine given all the mental turmoil you must go through when you turn 30, it's probably a great relief to get away from it into the safe haven of 31. Happy Birthday!
- Tue Apr 13 09:52:23 2004
Happy Birthday Alex!!!
At least you're not 30 anymore. You're 31. Have a great Birthday!!!
- Tue Apr 13 09:43:55 2004
I'm a pretend person to make it look like it isn't just John writing messages.
- Tue Apr 13 09:41:24 2004
Did I mention I went to Dublin on Saturday? The Guinness there is sweeeeeeet.
- Tue Apr 13 09:33:01 2004
Oh hoorah - I haven't checked my main mailbox since Thursday night, and those nice bulk email people have kindly filled it up for me while I've been away with just over one thousand bits of spam. Gee thanks.
- Tue Apr 13 09:30:46 2004
Prey tell me what did you all do over the easter weekend...?
- Tue Apr 13 09:28:40 2004
Let's keep the message board a happy place, devoid of talk of anything that might make me feel miserable...
- Tue Apr 13 09:20:09 2004
Whilst talking about PhDs I remarked that two of my uni mates went on to do PhDs. When asked what about, I knew Rob's, but I don't think I've ever had on low down on John's.
John: What's you PhD about then?
- Tue Apr 13 09:16:04 2004
Thanks, John. I'm having a look!
- Tue Apr 13 01:50:56 2004
Did everyone enjoy their easter break? I went to Dublin for the day on Saturday, on a bit of a whim, which was very nice. It's like Guinness heaven there.
- Mon Apr 12 19:05:50 2004
Travis - Errr.... there's logfiles which you can get at via FTP (just have a hunt around in the directory tree)... Not exactly the most user friendly of mechanisms, but I'm sure a man of your calibre can figure it out!
- Mon Apr 12 19:04:03 2004
Finally got my office desk tidy enough to find the keyboard!
- Sun Apr 11 17:34:44 2004
Is there any way to check download activity from our sites on the Maison? I quake in my boots as I await the response from you knowledgeable people.
- Fri Apr 9 02:58:32 2004
Well, I hope everyone has a nice Easter break...!
- Thu Apr 8 17:26:43 2004
Academics are governed, they are herded. Governing academics is like trying to juggle sand.
- Wed Apr 7 15:23:03 2004
Rob, I think the same can be said of most any institution. I'm disturbed by the way academics are sometimes governed, at least within my frame of experience.
- Wed Apr 7 14:54:22 2004
Beatallica. Fan bloody tastic. http://www.stark-effect.com/beatallica/index2.html
- Wed Apr 7 13:43:37 2004
You'd be shocked at the ropey banking practises in force today. Some aspects are rock hard. Others rely on men in beards waving their fingers in the air.
- Wed Apr 7 11:48:52 2004
Did you call it Shylock?
- Wed Apr 7 11:24:54 2004
It's actually a spreadsheet with a ton of nasty hack VB code. It mimics the companies main bit of software so lots of numerics can be checked. It's all to do with measuring the risk of giving a company a loan and working out how much your likely to lose if you do give it to 'em!
- Wed Apr 7 09:03:06 2004
Yeah, but you copied it from John.
- Tue Apr 6 20:25:52 2004
Nice one. What did it do? Output ten? (If so, then I wrote that ages ago you plagiarising sod!)
- Tue Apr 6 17:31:31 2004
I just demonstrated a bit of software wot I wrote and it worked straight off. Bloody hellfire.
- Tue Apr 6 16:15:42 2004
Made me chuckle:
- Mon Apr 5 15:46:21 2004
Hey I've just noticed today is 04/04/04!
- Sun Apr 4 12:29:32 2004
You have! You've been reading my reports again damn you!
- Sat Apr 3 21:19:01 2004
Clearly, at this moment in time, a restratigesment downsising policy would be inadvisablable, instead a quasi-independant focus group should be implemented to discuss any appropriate re-engineering strategies relative to the current marketing portfolio fragmentation energies required by proceeding market forces.
at home, with too much beer - Sat Apr 3 01:11:35 2004
Senior management will be required to restrategise your core business process to strive for a goal oriented downsizing process, meanwhile reengineering the market fragmentation portfolio in a morale boosting paradigm.
John's Random Management Consultant
- Sat Apr 3 00:50:36 2004
Reading back over this now, I think Kev's was better. That whole "strategum" thing really blew my tired old total quality vector nonsense out of the water.
- Sat Apr 3 00:49:06 2004
I hear you Rob. I'm pretty sure I don't have to spell it out - anyone can see they clearly need to refactor their total quality vector and bring about a paradigm shift in their rollout ethos, whilst ensuring customer focus. Sorry if I'm teaching my grandmother to suck eggs - clearly that is obvious.
- Sat Apr 3 00:46:35 2004
I underdstand totally Rob, rationising from the domain perspective is fundamental to the relationship between the co-aligned group orientated research components in any inter-operational manegeral strategum.
recently at the Pub, At home with beer - Sat Apr 3 00:20:31 2004
Rob: If you think that is bad, you want to try working in local government! More to the point, what does it mean?
- Fri Apr 2 09:51:54 2004
"As part of our plan, we have decided to rationalize the product management function across the two research groups in order to align the activities of the groups both from a geographic and a domain perspective.". Come back University, all is forgiven.
- Fri Apr 2 09:07:37 2004
John: They'll probably be gone 30 seconds after the start!
- Thu Apr 1 13:38:33 2004
Hey boys and girls, Glastonbury tickets go on sale at 8pm tonight. Is anyone else thinking of going? I guess they'll be sold out by 9:30 or something rediculous...
- Thu Apr 1 11:39:37 2004
Apparently, those recent raids on suspected terrorists were originally scheduled for today, but the police had to bring them forward because they thought no-one would take them seriously on April 1st.
- Thu Apr 1 09:31:18 2004
I hate the beginning of the month - there's nothing to read!
- Thu Apr 1 09:20:41 2004
Chicago, IL - Thu Apr 1 08:10:16 2004