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Archive for May, 2000

who knew access used american style dates?

Wednesday, May 31st, 2000

apologies to any americans reading this, but your date system sucks! have been looking through all this code for a good hour now trying to figure why it keeps showing all the entries…

Hang on I say, what if I change the date format?!? Voila! Stoopid american dates :D
Anyway, made it so you only see the current week (with of course the option to go back and forward) so it should save on loading times….. hurrah!

Out in a mo to take back me dads job application, and *perhaps* staying at stevens dorm tonite, so getting totally pissed i would think :)
Better get some lunch now, and then Quake III here we come!

finally all accounts are working again

Wednesday, May 31st, 2000

well, its the end of the day and i can happily say that all hosting accounts are now reworking, and my grief and worry has ended :) whew!

Went into work with my brother to play Quake III on the fast machines there over the inet, and stayed for a few hours just shooting :D
Walked back which took absolutely ages, jumped a few fences (don’t ask) and really just chilled for the rest of the night :)
Not much action then… maybe some more tomorrow eh :D

look before you leap

Tuesday, May 30th, 2000

had a rotten morning, after being woken up at 11 by the phone, i then have had to put up with the incompetence of fasthosts for the last few hours, one of my sites has gone down (i may have mentioned it yesterday) but have only just (and just about) got it back up and working. :( :mad: :angry:

I feel really bad for the guy, as it was his opening week this week!! They still owe money as well, maybe i should disable the site until they pay :D
Anyway, now it seems to be working, i am going to take my loan app to the council, and pick up my dads form, well, as soon as the pizza has cooked anyway :)
lets hope that when i get back, the site is still working….

sleep, films, tv, sleep…. my life!

Tuesday, May 30th, 2000

Got a bit carried away last night watching the tv, and didn’t lay my little head to rest until about 4am :) however, this did prove that those lightsticks were 12hours, as they were still lighting up the room even then!!

Woke up around 11:45ish but didn’t get up until way later as there was a marathon session of pikachu (pokemon) on :D, yeah i know i’m a bit old for that, but its just a cool show :)
Turmoil when i did get up though, one of my domains has stopped working, well, been terminated as it (APARENTLY) went over 3gig of bandwidth traffic in ONE DAY?! and another has just stopped working for no aparent reason. rang the providers. but their phone line has been discontinued or summit :angry:

To get over this, met up with cheryl and rented out ANOTHER dvd! i still have all these vouchers you see, ‘Analyse This’, which was actually quite a good film, watched this whilst eating a very nice roast dinner (Well done mum :))

Also went to MCD’s to get one of those new McFlurry things (yeah i had also got one last nite, but they are soo nice :)) which is basically icecream with smarties, but put in a like mincing machine so it grinds it all together. The c/j homeless chap was there asking for money, and the anoying thing is, i can never say no (i just feel guilty!) so gave him some money, to his credit he did buy lunch with it, not just alchy like all the rest :D
Went home to watch file, after this was over, tried a bit more to sort out my hosting mess, and played a bit of house music real loud (no one was in y’see!) before taking cheryl back at about 9:20.

Of course, back at cj (clapham junction) couldnt help but go back into mcdonalds :) got ap + ice this time though, wanted summit hot (burger king didn’t have any offers on) and then come back home, to more emails about hosting :(
Decided to just give up, i can sort it all out tomorrow… at least, i hope so! :confused:

sunnyside @crash is no more :(

Monday, May 29th, 2000

well, i know i said i wouldn’t be back until 5 this morning, but there was a little change of plan and i didn’t go to frantic, here’s why:

i got to sunny’s at FOUR eventually after waiting around in mcdonalds car park for 40 minutes waiting for jamie to turn up :( anyway, we went straight to vauxhall and into the club….

WOW! like how many people are in here?!? it was totally packed with absolutely no room to move let alone throw your arms around with lightsticks?!?

This was quite a bugger, and i couldn’t really enjoy myself too much, as every time i got into the swing of the music, someone would walk (well squash) past and i would have to stop…

Then, some bloke seemed to get a fascination with me ’sticks and wouldnt’ leave me alone until he could borrow them, i let him and he then went off with them!! It took about 30 mins to get them back :) and that was only cause he had pulled and was getting off with some bird!

Thats not to say everyones a bastard though, one chap who borrowed them was cool and was really practised at them, i was dead impressed.

Anyway, when it ended at 9:30, i was no longer in the mood for more (combined with the fact my legs were almost dead) so i got the bus back to clapham and met cheryl for a kebab. We did have the intention of going to the pub, but unfortunately they were all shut (even though its bank holiday!!) so i just walked her home, picked up my bike, and now i am here :)
All in all, an… ummm, INTERESTING day!! although next week it should be a lot better, somewhere else to go which shouldn’t be so crowded……

nite, nite :P