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Archive for June, 2000

hurrah, go spain, go spain, go spain!

Thursday, June 22nd, 2000

YEEEEEESSSSSS!!!!! After a certain loss, Spain score in the 91st and 94th minute to beat Yugoslavia (i think!) 4-3, which means…

I WIN £25!!

Remember, because i bet on spain winning their group, thankyou thankyou thankyou! It was really tense (i switched on in the 86th min :)) but i knew they would do it! hurrah! next is holland vs yugo, i will bet holland to win methinks.

Anyway, today, well got in about 9ish and went straight into the office to put me feet up, then wandered around a bit, before finally deciding to go up to cisco :) :P
Then spent the rest of the day making patch cables (which i actually enjoyed) and teaching other people how to…

i’m sorry, i’m just too happy…. SPPPPPAAAAAIIIINNNN!!!! :D
hehe :) maybe i will be more calm tomorrow…. mrs m’s birthday, at least i got her a card :)
nighty nite…. :D oooo lee oo lee oo lee oo leee… YES!

grrr… c&w better get their act sorted out :mad:

Tuesday, June 20th, 2000

Hmph, I get home yesterday and pick up my phone to the sound of…. nothing! Seems that all my area has packed in (and still wasn’t working this morning) despite assurances it would be ok by 10pm. So, if people are waiting for replies for email, hopefully tonite will be ok.

Anyway, this cisco is actually a blast, I just hide in the other room not doing anything and get paid :) This is better than when i normally just hide in a room and get paid :lol:

Last night I had to try and fit some new brake blocks cause mine where totally mashed, although all we (i did it with me dad) managed to do was lock it totally so the brakes were too good :lol:. Sorted it eventually though (not before i had to go down the road with no front or back brakes :))

I had intended to respond to my mail, but due to no phone, i just watched tv for the rest of the night. Summer ‘99 Uncut was pretty good, hopefully it’ll be like that for us when we go out there :D
They had a load of paratroopers on who weren’t wearing any pants :( And they kept flashing :(:(, which, come to think about it, was actually quite funny :D
So hot last night, i left the fan on to give me some air, and funny enough, woke up cold :D Hehe, had to wear same t-shirt as yesterday (the cisco one) as it is my weeks uniform, will ask for another a bit later on.

This diary will get so much more interesting when I go uni, cause atm you can just see i am a bit of a lazy bastard :D woop woop! :lol:

i am now starting out in the real world :D cisco here i come

Monday, June 19th, 2000

well, today has been quite eventful (eventually) as i have been the cisco technician for the training going on here. Basically, i sit in the room making sure all the computers are running ok, showing people about peer2peer networking, and screwing up how to plug in network cards :D
Got a message today from Martika, seems she is back and well…

Hey there Martika!!

Anyay, yesterday was a lazy enough day, up at 11 to get ready for fathers day. Was a bit pissed off cause i had stayed up to watch the ‘lusty latina’s’ on tv until around 2am :D Still trying to work out the definition of ‘latina’, oh and btw, it wasn’t a porn flick :) just tasteful topless :D :lol:

We went over the common to the pub there for a meal for dads’ fathers day thing, where the food was nice, beef, but WAAAAAAAAAY too much vegetables :) I left most cause i hate em! Even the waitress said ‘oh be a good boy and eat all your greens’ hehehe…. maybe just for her ;) :P
After this, me and tom went down clapham junction to try and find a frisbee, not such a hard task you would think…. WRONG!

We spent around half an hour going through all the shops, but jsut couldn’t find one, so in the end had to plump for scatch (which didnt even stick :().

Anyway, it was soooooo hot, and on the way up to the common we started to regret the idea, especially when we say cheryl and marc hadn’t brought the water (although she did redeem herself by getting one from the garage). Once on the common in the shade though, i was happy :D
There was a group of, hmm, 12 year olds up in the dog free zone, who seemed to be having the most violent game of footie i’ve ever seen, they even turned on tom and marc for a mass rumble (i stayed well clear :)) and we ended up playing with them for a bit.

Got home at about 7 to fix my bike tyre, well put a new one on, but had to go at about 7:40 with haroon to try and fix someones computer (which in the end took 3 hours, but did earn me £20… woo hoo!) so got home at about 10:40 (ish) missing my shower, but with the smell of food in the air, who am i to complain :)
Sleep, pah! Was watching tv until about 12:40 (i know, i know) so finally got off a bit later than that. Any more, and i will die of the heat, if i remember anything, i’ll tell u later….

nothing ever happens to me :( I WANT MORE ACTION!!! :lol:

i know i haven’t written for a week, so sue me :P

Sunday, June 18th, 2000

Heya there people, I’m sorry I haven;t been posting so regular, just been getting too tired and not feeling like doing it so much, am thinking i am no good at this kinda stuff any more, but i must start getting back into it :)
OK, i’ll try to write what happened each day, just to try and give you my weekly picture…. :eek:
Hmmm, a week ago almost, sugar, hard to remember. Well, i must have done something, but i’ll be damned if i can remember just what… hahahahaha!

Ah, today was the day we decided to convert to using a DHCP server instead of manually giving out IP address’s to each computer. Spent quite a bit of the day investigating into which one would be the best (it only turned out later that Windows NT has one built in… doh!) but eventually plonked for one by Vicomsoft. Was fascinated by how it worked, so my day at work went quite quickly, then work ended…..

Marc finished maybe his last ever day at school today, so we decided to celebrate (cause mrs m was out) with a bit of a drinking competition, with (as usual) cheryl deciding not to participate. Things were actually going pretty well for a 15 year old and a 19 year old with no food, but it actually turned pretty nasty when we both started to feel ill, and ended up with marc in bed and me wrapped around the toilet :)
I don’t remember too much, but i do know mrs m was dead angry when she came in, and insisted i go home, which i did (admittedly 40 mins later :P). Cheryl says me and marc were all saying we loved each other and stuff, i dunno, i cannot remember :) ANyway, dad picked me up, and i pretty much fell asleep after a 40 MIN (hehehe, soo sloooow) shower when i got home.

Feeling pretty awful from night before, but had to eat a biscuit in the morning so i could take tablets :( Had left bike at cheryls, so had to get the bus in. Late, (but then what did you expect) and wasn’t feeling too good when i finally did get in.

Zak decided the dhcp server was great and sent of the purchase order to register it, the key arrived, as did the new version via email. Which was great, except it didn’t work, it just kept crashing all the machines. :(
Worked on it for the rest of the day (even late for cisco) problem was NT takes soo long to reboot, it just slows everything down. Finally sorted it by removing the software and installing one by a different company :D
Mark Reid (from centerprise) took us all out for lunch, which i (somehow) managed to eat, so that saved me a few quid, woo hoo!

Cisco was ok, had to do exams, so cheated and got 100% :D
Got in to the nice suprise that the dhcp server was actually working (woo hoo :)) and got onto the phone to tctrust to get some ip’s unfiltered (so we can all surf the porn sites :D JOKE!!! :P) This will be done soon, so i am happy, even better though, is we can now run a webserver from college, meaning i can move my hosting over, hahahah, like that would work :) Nothing much else to report.

Nothing much in the morning, just going around finding all the machines to change their ip addresses, and pretty much nothing else up to lunch. After lunch i had to go down to PoundLand to buy new headphones for the IT dept (hahah, don’t you dare laugh!) two ducks from mcd’s for zak (well armaan really) and a box of choc’s for avril (from christine), oh and to pay my cheques into the bank!

Got back and had to get straight to work on the new computers to be sorted by the end of the day (4:45). However, Derrick got frustrated when they weren’t done in time, and basically just went home?!? Zak and I were there until 7pm making sure they were all ok for the big cisco conf this monday. He wasn’t very happy, but i guess we’ll see what happens on monday :D (the derrick thing i mean).

Ahh today (well just a bit of yesterday) got woken up at 10 by dad doing diy next door, i am getting really pissed off by this, i can never lie in on the w/e and am feeling rottern all day. However, finally got out at around 4 (after watching muchos tv :D) to go and take marcs airgun back. Aparently it just needed a clean though, so we went off down c/j to get dads fathers day present for tomorrow (oh and his card also) before going back to cheryls.

Ordered a chinese (sorry wilbur, not yours!!) and settled down to watch the England vs Germany match (england hadn’t won for 34 years in a competition match v them) and guess what…..

WE WON!!!!!!

Hurrah! Except i forgot to put the bet on (again) so didnt advance my winnings :D Watched a bit more tv after this and then walked home.

Actually a load more happened today, but i am really REALLY tired now and just want to go to bed, i’ll tell you about it tomorrow.

Just been told i need to be up by 12… bollox :(
ANyway, i’ll be more awake tomorrow, so c u then! :D :)
Signing out…… eof… coolfusion

yes i know, same old story, i lose again :(

Tuesday, June 13th, 2000

So, portugal vs england, i win £20 if england win, lose £10 if they don’t…. they flippin’ lose!! :( This is dreadful, as I have only won one bet to date, and that was only £3.33!!

I have a plan though to get some extra cash from, which i will put into action tomorrow, then maybe i can win some of it back… woo hoo! :)
Anyway, today was not too exciting, i paid in my cheques and everything, bought some tape measures :) and general just lazed about, what a great day :D
Did speak to the guy who is supposed to be taking my job next year, seems i didn’t sell it too well as now he don’t want it, and instead is gonna go straight to uni :D hahahah :lol:

Anyway, need food now, so going to eat, but mark my works, I WILL WIN SOMEDAY!!! :D :lol: