Saturday, September 24, 2005

New sleeping place

Hecate has a new favourite sleeping place...

Monday, September 19, 2005

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Gone Phishing

I enjoyed reading this too much not to share it...

Hello Hotmail and yahoo users. There have been many attempts to hack hotmail or Unfortunatly all of them have failed, EXCEPT this one. I though have found out a revolutionary way to hack hotmail and yahoo accounts. And might I add it's az easy az ABC. After 8 months of
research we have found the broken link. soi_manbot to be exact. is a bot, an auto bot. You send it a letter and within 24 hours it will send you one back. The ULTIMATE hack for hotmail and yahoo is as follows:

Send a letter to, within the Subject heading place the word "Password" (not in quotes but has to have a capital P) this way the automated bot recognizes what you are after. Then in the text field place the name of the person at hotmail or yahoo that you
want to hack (Do not put or after their name). No capital letters are to be put in this place. Then skip one (1) line and place your own hotmail or yahoo account information such as: My login:My password (a smeicolon makes it easier for the bot to
recognize). This way the bot can verify that your account actually exists. And then supplies you with the password for the person's account that you want it for. Here is an example:

(details deleted)

This IS the only way to hack hotmail. Use it with care.

As they say, you can't cheat an honest man. The expample i've deleted doesn't follow their instructions either.

What's a soi_manbot?

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Elitist - moi?

Your CD collection is almost as big as your ego,
and you can most likely play an instrument or
three. You're a real hit at parties, but you're
SO above karaoke.
What people love: You're instant entertainment.
Unless you play the oboe.
What people hate: Your tendency to sing louder than
the radio and compare everything to a freaking

What Kind of Elitist Are You?
brought to you by Quizilla

oboe!! what's an obo (original text of above). 'song' - grrrr, all music does not just consist of songs.
But that result is not a surprise!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Back to househusbanding

- well at least on a solitary basis as Beth has another temporary job out in Goostrey.
Meanwhile I'm trying to address the continuing saga of my daughter's machine. Having worked perfectly over the Summer, just before Uni restarts it decides to sulk.
Definitely memory problems so a new stick acquired from Crucial but now it appears that the disk (a Maxtor) is sulking - no partitions found - recreated and then (sometimes) the same error again - unless I just can't do wiring?!

Friday, September 09, 2005

Germany 1929

Wonderful pictures via Boing Boing

Vegetarian Engineering

Oh those wacky google ads! I think some words have been concatenated there...

Have I said that blogger's spell checker can't spell google (or indeed blogger)?

Thursday, September 08, 2005

The Looking Glass

Read this last night:

The nuns always warned against storytelling and day-dreaming, which they said meant lying, an escape from the truth. To me it was the opposite. Those bright pictures were the most real thing.


Nothing could be too difficult if the sea was nearby. I fell down that last stretch of road as though I were being born.

From Michèle Roberts The Looking Glass

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Speaking fluently

Job advertisments keep on asking me 'Do you speak fluently English?'

I think the answer is 'better than you'! Google suggests it is fairly common, though in some of those links punctuation and the phrase continuation makes a difference.

(there's bound to be a grammatical howler somewhere in this!)

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Back from Holiday..

Been away for a week - photos have been processed, good stay at Seagull Cottage Llandudno - but don't attempt to use the official tourist guide site, what's the Welsh for accessibility?!