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Well, what's there to say? I lurk around here when I get bored, or have some crucial work that needs doing elsewhere! Every now and then I'll dig my tablet out from the large pile of papers and CDs on my desk, fire up photoshop and attempt to make something worthy of b3ta. And post it anyway, even when it's not...

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Charlie Big Potato
Ronald & Charlie
Tried to post this last night, but me connection died just as I was uploading it
(Sat 4th May 2002, 9:43, More)

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» Presents

This year
I've got a bad habit of buying the little things I want, when I want, so that there's never anything (within reason) that I can suggest people get me when xmas or birthdays roll around. This year I'm trying something new.

I have bought some pictures to liven up the walls in my house, and given them to my parents to get framed for me, the (to specification) framing being as a present. An optional second present can be the cost of the prints, if someone wants to offer that.
I've also bought a Logitech G13 keypad and am going to wrap it up for myself, and whoever is stuck for an idea can deposit the appropriate amount in my bank and gets to write their name in the "From" box. (I bought this myself rather than making it a suggested present as I figured I could find it cheaper than most relatives, and the like! Has been sitting here unopened and tempting me for a good week now, though...)
I'm hoping this will work out well, anyway, and might try and encourage others to do the same. It will avoid disappointment, unwanted gifts and also the inevitable "compromise" presents, where you ask for one thing, and a well-meaning gift-giver gets you something similar, just not what you wanted. Yes I'm thinking of this here ;) www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCUqlM65osc
(Thu 26th Nov 2009, 22:05, More)

» I don't understand the attraction

A few from me.
1 - Reality TV. Big brother, and all that. Just don't see the appeal and really don't get why people bother spending their money to try and vote on or off participants. Following on I guess, I don't get why people seem to want to read biographies of these idiots just because they've been on tv. Perhaps "read" is too strong a word actually, thinking about the sort of people buying the books/watching the shows...

2 - TV soaps have been mentioned a few times, as well, but I really don't get why anyone would want to watch them religiously, several times a week. As for the holiday specials where you can guarantee at least one suicide/murder/murder-suicide? How does this pass for entertainment?

3 - Religion.
(Thu 15th Oct 2009, 20:23, More)

» Guilty Pleasures

Legend of Zelda
I wander around whistling the tune to legend of Zelda quite a lot. I feel guilty in a ashamedly geeky way, but meh. There're worse things to whistle
(Wed 13th Apr 2005, 14:39, More)

» Near Death Experiences

Last night
When I had a beer/keyboard interaction. I survived, but the 10-year old keyboard didn't...
(Sat 27th Nov 2004, 18:50, More)