ben griffiths
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lifes a bitch… and then you marry one :)

Friday, January 26th, 2001

wow, i haven’t posted any entries in this thing since like, before my holiday last year!! Whats been happening? Like, so damn much! oh

I’M 20! WOO HOO! :)
Erm, so as to keep a record, dropped out of uni after about an hour (maybe even an hour and a half if i push it :P) so am back working at adt, doing the like, web development and stuff.

Its alrite, i makes money i suppose. Which i need, cause i seem to be spending so much lately, damn girlfriends :) they need to be constantly given drinks! haha :P lucky i only see her at weekend then, otherwise i would be permanently broke :)
I am actually quite proud of myself, cause i have been working today, quite a bit actually and got loads of writing done on my prep sheets. Still got a day or so to finish them off, so that shouldn’t be too bad. No worries m8! :D
If I am gonna keep this thing up, I suppose I should put a few entries in like just for the record. So, at this present moment in time:

  • Me and Cheryl no longer go out (did we before??) but are now soulmates and still see each other (but not so much)
  • I now go out with Gowry (17th Jan) who will probably be mentioned quite a bit from now on
  • My current best friends are Ali, Haroon and Jamie
  • I’m currently on flexi hours @ £10 an hour
  • I still owe the student loan company £977 :D
  • I’ve now had 15 driving lessons, with my test in a week and a half
  • My first driving lesson was on the 1st December 2000
  • As soon as I pass, I intend to buy a Peugeot 306 XS (XSi if i can afford it) in metallic blue
  • iNETFX so far has made around £9000

I don’t think anything else has really been relevant.

I think though I am gonna move this diary, and then I can have a photo album and stuff cause i just got a Sony DSC-S50 from Argos :)
Wicked…. well, i better go work now, just thought it would be good to keep this up to date….

haven’t written for a while, been doing other things

Thursday, July 13th, 2000

sheesh, as it gets near to the end of my time here at the college, i wonder what next year will be like, kinda worries me, no secure money coming in, no house yet confirmed :(
Anyway, holiday soon (less than a month!) which should really cheer me up, especially with my new bright yellow trousers! hehe, the GAP sale is cool, down from £45 to £13! hurrah!

Sorted out the email finally as well, and just in the process of regging the name, i got the approved status, so should get a nice £250 out of it (£150 profit mind) which will pay for the new laptop (for the company of course :))

Brighton trip next week, thursday to friday and only £35, i missed last years (which i really regretted) so wasn’t gonna make the same error this time, and then when i get back, its the next Mind Over Matter at camden (yeah, who cares thats when my parents get back! I NEED TO GO!!!)

Actually, with my parents being away, it makes me a lot more careful and thorough with everything i do, it helps cheryl has come round a few times and reminds me (and drinks all the orange juice! :P) which is nice.

Hmm, just realised, i ain’t heard from martika for ages now, hope she’s alright, last i heard she was stressed :( cheer up gal! must be all over now (or maybe thats where she is!!!)

Not sure whether to do karaoke tonite (every thurs) i think i won’t so i can see cheryl (as i wont see her next week) and give some cod :) :eek:
OK, so now i just sit back, work on the iadt site (perhaps) hope the dom reg goes through and buy me laptop… lifes great for a high up exec!

flip flop cows go pop - but snorlax rulez da roozt

eyes hurt, brain hurts, but very happy :)

Tuesday, July 4th, 2000

yes! you did read the top bar correctly :) I DID SOME WORK! AND I EVEN WORKED QUITE HARD!! :D
You see, now that the college have got a replacement for next year (and although he is a really great bloke) i now realise i must start putting more effort into my remaining time there.

Now, my master plan is simple, install as many crucial systems as possible, making them so complicated only i understand how they work :) meaning they HAVE to employ me, hahahahaha!

So today, well, morning stuff was just pissing about, but after 12′o’clock i set to work, to convert the iMAIL system to be internet based.

After printing off all the documentation, i must admit i was really daunted on how i was ever going to do this, it was going to take longer than i thought :( However, things were made a lot simpler when i realised most of the commands were already entered in the default templates, so i just needed to make a few modifications and get the look a LOT better :D
Anyway, 3 1/2 hours and 350(ish) files modified/written later, i almost had my finished product. Now i need to iron out a few bugs and get a better ‘generic’ look (which i’ll submit for the imail gallery) and then make it a lost more ADT’y, if you try within the next week or so (probably shorter) you can test it out… login as TEST:TEST and tell me what you think!

This is good, as hopefully i can make it a bit more complicated so no one else understands it which will DEFINATELLY get more the job here next year, now just how to work out which domains the students will get, perhaps, it looks ok(ish!!) :D
Yeah man, it supports everything (oh but incoming don#t yet work :D) autoresponders, the lot!

After college, went around to cheryl’s to chill until my food was ready, so was basically sitting on the sofa the whole time until….

mrs m shouts something from the kitchen, so we go down to see whats up, ‘there’s something in the rice packet!!!’ she says, so me and marc carefully open it up… it fucking stinks, some massive black squashy thing with what looks like sick in it :( this is microwave rice remember :( eurgh! It stinks to high heaven and almost makes me throw…

So its off to Sainsburys to take it back, they say they will analyse it… hmmm, i bet its a dead possum or summit :( gengar has been hungry recently :D :lol:

I am really trying to cut down on my computing time now, my head hurts and i’m tired… hmph, never mind, more email to work on tomorrow! woo hoo! i luv work, yeah, but only somtimes ;)

broke as usual

Saturday, July 1st, 2000

well, why didn’t i write yesterday, i’ll tell you why! i was still pissed off about holland going out of the euro 2000. i mean, and if that wasn’t enough, i had bet all my winnings on it.

So lets recap, each bet i won throughout euro2000 was put in the betting account, which accumulated £31. i put £10 back into my bank, and put the final £21 on holland (as well as the £5 i already had on them) and they lose, so i lost everything :( :angry:

Apart from that, i think yesterday was ok :D
Today was a bit different, working a bit more on olivers machine to make sure everything is absolutely perfik :) and investigating into the new email software i shall install.

I need to setup as many things as possible from now until i leave so they have no choice but to keep me on :) :D
Stay really late at college (about 7:30) just sitting in the network office chatting with zak about anything really, raphael has changed his mind and will be taking my job next year (in a way thats good, means i don’t have to do it :D)

Went home and rented out some dvd’s from blockbuster, ‘Human Traffic’ and ‘Romper Stomper’ both which look good, and i will try and actually see before i have to take them back :)
What else, hmmmmmmm, ate and got shit bored on the computer, i wish i had something else to do, anyway, i think i will get that haircut tomorrow :)
nite all, films await me… xxx

i seriously need to get a haircut :(

Thursday, June 29th, 2000

Not cause it’s too long or anything (it isnt very long at all) but it just feels so nasty on my skin. I’ve always had that complaint :(
Well today, what can be said, after the action packed yesterday, it was gonna be hard to beat that, and indeed it was, today was one of the most BORING days i have ever had :(
All i seem to have done each minute it constantly check my email or read the forums over and over again. I crave for more inetfx mail :(
One thing i did get more done with was oliver computer (remember i said i was doing it for the nokia), although i couln’t complete it as he didn’t give me his graphics card drivers.

So, lunch was a mserable affair sat in the network office, then to the cafe for an extra hour lunch where i had two slices of toast :) before back again to bore myself stupid :rolleyes:
ANyway, due to Cisco being yesterday (although i didn’t go) i decided to eat at my nans, which was actually really good as i ain’t been around there for a wednesday lunch since about november last year!!! As usual, grandad was playing the fool, although it was actually quite amusing.

One thing which was funny though: he has problems with his lungs (i think) which means he cannot eat a lot of salt. Now grandad was never one to follow orders, so shakes loads of it on any and i mean ANY meal. Of course this is bad for him, but he just don’t care.

Now, the funny thing is…. the salt cellar has been blocked for ages :D but he just hasn’t noticed so happily shakes away, meaning he will eat his food :lol: hehehehehe….

So i guess you could say i quite liked it around there, and when i got home there was even more good news. Cause i got a barclaycard, they have sent me this little free organiser :) and if i refer someone, i get a £10 m+s voucher… Mrs M… ? :D
So, the france portugal match eh? very controversual ending, although you can see it was a handball, man, when france won they kept like showing replays of the match… sod that! i want to see the portugese fans attacking the linesman :D
Oh, and tomorrow HMV have this massive sale on, the Godfather Trilogy is down from £45 to £5 so i am sending Tom up early to try and buy it for me :) hehehe :lol:

Well, now i must be off to enter my clients details into my new databank, so i can show it off tomorrow…. woop woop!