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Category: disturbing

04/29/09 06:05 - 40ºF - ID#48532

Sweet lord....

Here are two articles that make me despair for humanity sometimes:



There is so much wrong with the story above I don't know where to begin. Who the fark feeds Maccy D's to a 6 month old?!?

And then this one (you may have heard this on the news in the US - it was on ABC according to the article):



Not actually that surprising, knowing what life is like in this part of the world, but still disturbing nonetheless. Especially the last sentance:

'The UAE said the police investigated the events, and found that "all rules, policies and procedures were followed correctly by the Police Department", according to a letter seen by Human Rights Watch.'
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Category: weird

04/16/09 07:45 - 35ºF - ID#48397

Life imitating art

Real life 'Snakes on a Plane':


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Category: computers

04/15/09 08:47 - 41ºF - ID#48390

I really WANT one of these....



See if I can convince (e:ladycroft). I'm seeing one connected to the TV with a wireless dongle streaming video and music directly from a NAS connected to my wireless router, downloading obscene amounts of pirated DVDs from the interwebs.

Mmmm........ nice.

In reality however, we haven't had working internet at home for about a fortnight, and I have no idea why.

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Category: weird

04/15/09 06:02 - 40ºF - ID#48389

Freaky

Do NOT look at this while eating..



I never even thought something like that was possible.
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Category: sports

04/15/09 05:50 - 40ºF - ID#48388

F1 Diffuser Appeal

I don't know how many of you follow Formula 1 (especially now the US Grand Prix doesn't run anymore after the fiasco a couple of years ago), but this piece of news just made my day:



And as we're in the UK for a portion of Sunday, I may even be able to watch some of the race (at least the start) before we have to head for the airport.

I'm so excited!
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Category: work

03/26/09 03:09 - 49ºF - ID#48205

Promotion

Looks like I may be getting a Promotion at work (subject to CEO's approval)

The interview yesterday was for a Project Manager position - technically a step up from the Business Analyst role I'm supposed to do today (which actually includes Project Management anyway). It would involve a grade increase, so a little extra moolah and I would FINALLY get business class travel again for work and pleasure after they rudely took it away 2 1/2 years ago.

Thing is, I don't LIKE Project Management. I'm a tinkerer - I like to be involved in the nitty-gritty aspects like testing, development, design etc.

Whatever, we'll have to see what happens. Frankly I don't trust anything at this company until I see it written on paper, and even then it's suspect.
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Category: work

03/24/09 10:56 - 35ºF - ID#48187

Job interview

I have an unexpected job interview this morning....
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Category: life

03/15/09 08:23 - 28ºF - ID#48057

Woo hoo!!!!!

That is all.


:)
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Category: life

03/03/09 06:24 - 8ºF - ID#47929

Two Weddings and a Funeral

Was nice to get back to the UK over the last couple of weeks. Got to catch up with friends and family that we didn't get to see last time.

One of my best friends got married while we were there (was kinda the whole point of going back really). Was an awesome day, they looked really happy. (if (e:ladycroft) tells you I cried at the wedding she's a fibber- it was a dusty church and I got something in my eye ;) )

(e:ladycroft) finally got to meet my Dad - I'll leave her to give the lowdown on that, but needless to say he thought she was awesome.

I also managed to see my step-grandfather. He'd been taken into hospital just before we got there with suspected lung cancer. He wasn't looking too good when we went to see him, wheezing and gurgling whenever he spoke. It was good that we got to see him again as he passed away two days ago.

But to end on a happy note, one of my other best friends got engaged yesterday. The bride-to-be had been desperate for the groom to ask her for ages, so it's nice he's finally got off his backside. So that'll be another wedding to go to!
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Category: work

02/04/09 07:18 - 13ºF - ID#47629

Albuquerque

I ended up going to Albuquerque NM last week for work.

Overall it was really enjoyable. We had a 14 hour flight direct DOH-JFK. Overnight in Manhattan, which allowed me to catch up with my Uncle (who moved to the states about 15 years ago) and his wife.

Interesting parallel - my Uncle works in the airline industry and has an American wife; I work in the airline industry and have an American girlfriend. Curious, huh?

Then LGA-ABQ, with a 10 minute transfer window in Chicago. Luckily the two gates were next to each other or we'd have been stuck. As it were we the last three on.

Albuquerque was dusty as expected. It also snowed, which I wasn't expecting.

Went to a Casino on the last afternoon. Lost 160 dollars in about 20 mins, which was a bummer to say the least. All on slots too - they didn't even attempt to make it interesting, they just took my money while (metaphorically) laughing at me.

One of the guys I was traveling with knew the manager of the casino. He suggested we go to the cable car nearby (longest suspended one in the world or something). It was about 10 mins by car, so he called us some transport......


..... which turned out to be a huge stretch limo! Seriously - the only car he had available. It drove us to the foot of the cable car and waited for us to get back.

I also had 6 ours to kill in Washington on the way back so I went to the Air and Space museum on the edge of the airport (owned by the Smithsonian now I think). Really worth going too, especially the space exploration section (if that's your thang).

11 hour flight home. Slept for 8 of them. WIN.

Anyway, just realised this was a really dull post, so check this out:



Made me chuckle.
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