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The things children say

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Sometimes they come out with gems. This evening my wife got the old electric typewriter out for my daughter to play with. First thing she said after it was set up was “where’s the mouse mummy?”. It’s a generation used to technology that’s for sure!

Posted: Thursday, Jul 06, 2006 at 09:05 PM by jochta


Music to my ears

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I’m a very faddy (is that a word?) person. I move from one hobby/activity to the next on a rapid turnaround. At the moment I’m rediscovering a lot of the music I listened to years ago. I bought reissued live CDs of the Scorpions this week, Tokyo Tapes and World Wide Live. Still a couple of the best live albums I’ve ever listened to. Sure some of it is pretty naive now but tracks like Top of the Bill still get me stomping. I’m also listening to the Korn back catalogue and have also been listening to Mastodon’s epic album Leviathan this week.

We’re going to the Cornbury Festival on Sunday to see The Pretenders amongst others. Taking the children as well and this will be their first festival experience. Download next year for them?!

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 04, 2006 at 09:43 AM by jochta


Phew, it’s a scorcher

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Work: A fairly uneventful week at work. A trip to HQ on Friday for a Toad for Oracle tips and tricks day, which didn’t teach me a great deal I didn’t already know. As usual with these software demonstrations the most useful features are shown at the end of the day for a version of the software you don’t have a licence for. I will endeavour to get project funds to buy me the Xpert edition.

We learnt that the top two from each Petanque group progresses to the KO stage, I hope we get drawn against a team that finished 2nd in their group as we whupped all the other teams in our group. We are the defending champions after all. Our team is called ‘Up a Gum Tree’ to celebrate the fact that we managed to sink 4 bottles of this wine between the two of us at our recent IT getaway.

Rest: A very disappointing World Cup from England. They just didn’t show how good they really are. And now we have lost all South American flare, we have the dullest semi-final line up I can remember.

Play: I finished Gun to 100%. I picked this up …

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Posted: Sunday, Jul 02, 2006 at 10:19 AM by jochta

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