Friday, June 30, 2006

Wincle walk

Last night's walk was around Wincle - south of Macclesfield Forest. I was working until 7:30 so - as usual - couldn't go but my earlier finish enabled me to get to the pub for drinks. The terminating point was The Ship -mmmm Belgian Rasperry Beer. For some reason the party thought that the first item on the pub's menu - A 16 oz Mycock well hung steak - was amusing...
I just need to work out how to get the photos off my new N343i NEC mobile phone onto the computer...

Tales from the checkout

On Monday I had a customer buying (only):
six tubes of toothpaste
two bottles of red wine
There were - I assume - expecting the red wine to stain...
Later that day I - very gently - accidentally knocked over a bottle of extra virgin olive oil and the glass broke! A litre of oil on the checkout! at least it smelt nice if it had been a bit warmer I could have grilled meat on the metal surface.

Saturday, June 24, 2006


There appears to be a link between this video and the previous posting!

Though it would be hard to find two more different pieces. Roger Muraro performing the amazingly difficult 'Par lui tout a été fait' from Messaien's Vingt Regards, looks to be from this concert - that's guessing - but suggests the building is Saint-Simond’s Church Aix-les Bains.
Disclaimer - I have never even attempted to play this piece - though I've tried the central Lisztian section - the face of God behind the flame and the turbulence - well the bass chords anyway!
Thanks to r.m.c.r and Wayne Reimer for the link. Unfortunately the video and the audio are slightly out of sync in a few places.


In extremely bad taste

But very, very funny. Thanks to Simon R for the link

Friday, June 23, 2006

Just trolling

The work schedule for the last two days has me down as professional troll - well the word professional may have been missing..but I have been out pushing trollies around whilst the usual guy had a trip to Ascot. At least it didn't rain too much and it was wonderful for observing stupid behaviour in a supermarket carpark!

Latest USB toy

Very cute and just bizarre enough for me to need one though unfortunately it may be a mock up.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Security - what security!

Went into a local shop this weekend and during the transaction the assistant got some information from the company website - and modified something else - the login she used was an obvious username and there was a 3 character password.
I suppose there may have been some intricate port knocking going on to get there but I doubt it especially in view of a bug that featured when entering the data. I was nearly having palpitations!

Trying to be as unspecific as as not to further weaken the integrity of their system!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Here kitty, kitty

Tabby terrorises bear
A black bear got more than it bargained for after straying into a family garden in the US state of New Jersey.

The unwelcome intruder was forced up a tree - twice - by the family pet, a tabby cat called Jack.

Thursday, June 08, 2006


cartoon from

Cartoon by Dave Walker. Find more cartoons you can freely re-use on your blog at We Blog Cartoons.

Don't tell one of my employers - the merchandise is ok it's just the use to which it's put!!

Saturday, June 03, 2006


Things have moved rather on the job front in the last seven days. I've now done 2 days with my ex-employer at their new base in Didsbury supporting one of their software products and that's going to continue on a contracting basis. Meanwhile I'm still working at Sainsbury's - and intending to continue unless the hours become too much. Currently wishing to decrease my checkout hours as for the next few weeks it is going to be 4+2 days a week and on some Sunday's I'm preaching doesn't leave many days off!