ben griffiths
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getting back on track

Friday, November 23rd, 2001

yes yes, i know i haven’t written for like ages, but this won’t be long either… just a quick update really on whats going on with life.

erm, still at uni, was starting to like it a bit more, but now its getting hard again so i’m starting to hate it :) and we’re still waiting for gowry to finish her course so we can finally move out, been some nice places on offer, so that should be really good.

oh bugger, i gotta go, well i will try and remember to come back to fill it all in again later….

oh, looking for a job, hope to get one soon :) hehehe ;) :P

argh! i just cannot be on time!

Thursday, September 27th, 2001

ok, thursdays and mondays is start at 9am days, so in preperation for this, i got up at 7:45, go ready and then left for 8:15, giving me 45 minutes to get to uni.

except, i was still late :( but REALLY late, i got in at 10:10!!! i could have gone to the other half of my lecture, but didn’t want to look stupid walking in so late (i think i had missed the break)

anyways, rantings out of the way.

yesterday we went out for tom’s birthday tea at the argentinean (is that how you spell it?) restaurant on battersea rise. the steaks were huge and it really tasted nice :) but like, it was a steak, so not really much to add :) (just wanted to put in the tom’s birthday bit).

uni has got better, i went to my first lecture on tuesday and it was generally ok. i will need a bit of time to adjust but should be fine. the workshops are the problem though and the bit i’m not too sure about. got one of these after lunch, so i will know then :)
about the gallery’s, i’ve updated how they work and the video’s are now stored on seperate pages along with the file sizes. bear in mind 1Mb (megabyte ;)) will take about 3/4 mins on a 56k modem, and about 5/6 on a 33.6. anything faster will obviously be a lot quicker. its also advisable to save them straight to hd incase the player crashes :)
so whats going on then? well tonite, borka had asked if i wanted to dj at guilford and i did honestly think about it. then i chickened out. (i had done a 3.5 hour set yesterday to practise and it was ok, so i dunno why i wont mix out). i think i want to do some house parties first, just to get my confidence up you see :) and i also need to buy my deck cases (nice aluminium boxes which will protect everything). i can get these with my tax rebate :) hurrah!

erm, been looking through my old CaT stuff, and got a patch to allow the old pascal bits and bobs to run, which was very interesting and allowed me to reminice over my old work (goes back to jan 1997!) when i was able to distro files all over the world and had a name for myself :) hurrah!

i’m actually thinking of putting the BBS back on my computer just for old times sake and to show gowry so she can understand what i;m talking about! :)
i’ll go to kingston soon to go hmv and stuff, but first i’ll wait for everyone to come out of lecture to meet up for a drink, hurrah!

i’ll give it a go, but i don;t like it :)

Monday, September 24th, 2001

yes, here i am, still at kingston, i’ve been persuaded to give it a month or so before i give up. went to first workshop today after changing groups, better, but still hated it.

i’m hoping its just because i am tired and not in the right frame of mind, as i’m skipping a lecture now, just not in the mood.

i know it will get better, just need to get my swing as it were, but i can’t help but feel i’d be more happy on a training course and then going straight into a job.

however, i’ve siad i’ll test it, so i will. tomorrow is programming essentials, which should be a lot better, at least i HOPE its a lot better as thats my motivation.

hopefully i can do a borka and never do anything and still get through ;)
anyways, almost finished putting all my 140 something holiday photos online, so you can go and see millions of pix of us :)
now off to buy some paper and pens and things, then go see gow 4 lunch…. what a hard life huh? ;)

why can’t they just get aircon in here???

Wednesday, July 4th, 2001

yes, the question that everyone seems to be asking, why the f*ck can’t adt get air conditioning put in?? i mean, its just too hot to do any work (great excuse, i know :)) but it is annoying too…. grrrrrr! :angry:

anyway, i’m like settled in to my job now, but there still ain’t much to do, i’m looking at redesigning the website, but until it cools down, my brain just ain’t gonna function :lol:

this weekend lark is taking too long to arrive, we’ve finally got enough cash, (and organisation :P) to go and book our holiday! hurrah! ibiza here we come, well, if they got any space left :P
the cars playing up again, methinks the gearbox is on its last legs, but whilst it still goes, i’m still gonna drive it, and then perhaps get a new one when it dies on me :)
gotta get my uni acceptance form in soon, i’ve chosen the course i want to do, just a shame i didn’t apply for it :) so a bit of grovelling to switch is needed, but just for the records - G500 - Kingston University - Computer Science.

ah, and if anyone is reading this and in the uk, log into and put yourself in. then you can try and contact all your old mates. it lists like every school in the uk and goes back years, so should be worth a try! i found umm, 10 ppl :)
bengy + ghekko status:!: - things couldn’t be going much better, well, unless we like see each other more often, and i can quite often be found chanting ‘noo loo, noo loo’ cause i miss her so much :) espec with the holiday coming up, things will be great!

so reality check, i’m stuck in a horribly hot room and have still got 6 hours or so before i can leave… DAMN YOU!

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….