So from time to time I donate a bit of cash to Slayradio which keeps me sane when away as I’m just about able to stream it on the wonky satellite system when offshore. Trouble is because it’s legal to listen to and not a known illegal high I spend a lot of my time thinking Bleepy Boop all day.. With “Pumpkin Man” going through my head (sing pumpkin man a couple of times.. sound rude?.. now listen to the song.. only taken me like 5 years to work that one out!).
I’m still a scumbag debtor according to equacrackz which says I still owe over 7000 pounds sterling to a company.. And because of that I’m getting lovely messages through on my mobile all the damn time saying “Pay day loan 100-15000 pounds within minutes!”.. Yeah lovely.. Arse!
.. I have something to admit.. ..I’m not proud.. ..I may be seeking serious clinical help shortly anyway.. ..I bought “Singstar Take That”.. There I said it..
Finally thought I would give it a go – “Guildwars 2″ that is, and loaded it up.. and after 35 minutes trying to get it working I admitted defeat and turned it off again, although I have ordered the Guildwars 2 strategy guide so I might give it another go soon.
For some reason I have yet to work out the server here has gone potty too, with it working fine for smaller files but locking up when I try and transfer a large set to it.. Which kinda sucks…
Did a BBQ today too.. Was yummy.. And have been sporting a T-Shirt all day without the need to run for a jumper! Result!
Well have to say that I might have discovered a couple of new worlds with their own micro-climate and everything in the back of the old Plasma TV Interesting fan it has in it too.. A roll like affair that covers a large area, what impressed me the most is how much tech is actually in a plasma TV no wonder they’re so damn heavy and cost a fortune (well they used to anyway ).
Ended up playing with the satellite system some more and sticking a 1.5Tb Hdd in it.. Opps.. hehe.. I did try with an SSD drive but had loads of problems so gone with the 1.5TB Hdd instead… The SSD has gone into the Pinball machine, looking gooooOOodddD “Lethal Weapon 3″
Looks like we have some nice weather coming up for the weekend, so for a change it’s going to be nice at home when I’m off! Yey!
Dishwasher coming Saturday.. Shouldn’t be too much hassle to get it done, think Angel is going to buy a new washing machine too as the old one is getting a bit long in the tooth now
Oh me.. I’m looking at bits and bobs on eBay as normal.. Naughty me
Well set off nice and early and arrived back at about 8.20am, not bad considering I left the hotel at just after 5am! Anyway had a couple of calls (just keeping up to date and filling in on what happened before the other guys go on yesterday). Not a lot else to add really as something went wrong last night and the call was a bit of a waste of time really. Frankly pretty poor as in over eight weeks nothing has really changed!
Bought my Back In Time Live 10th anniversary ticket today too, on the 15th of September this year I will be off to Manchester for some fun and games Looking forward to listening to some more remixes and playing Pitstop II until my arm falls off
Lost access to my favourite forum for a bit today, was a silly DNS issue though so nothing major, but just goes to show that I’m fair too attached to it for my own good lol.. Still miss Beardfreaks forum too In fact I have lost contact with them now as well.. I don’t play my Xbox 360.. Which reminds me picked up a PS3 (I know!!!) but it was very VERY cheap..
In other news – Fixed the satellite system, lawnmower and other bits and bobs Just the TV to sort tomorrow and maybe some more work with the Sat System too
Well thought I might be getting off in the morning, how wrong was I?
Turns out I have to stay on until the afternoon/evening before I can even think of getting off! Not only that we are about to start working so I’m going to be logging right up until the last minute and then I have to do a handover with the guys (yes two people replacing me *sigh*) before jumping in the boat…
So I get on the boat and head in, have to lug my gear all along the pontoon which is like forty five miles long, and then drag my van (which conks out RIGHT outside the main office *oh the shame*) round to stick my fifty six bags into it. Get changed, go into the office.. waffle for a bit, after finding the Boss has been given a new office (never told me the git). Then off to a Hotel for the night, as no way I’m going to be able to drive back now.. knackered.. Angel’s not too happy but at least I won’t be knackered for a couple of days this time.
Strangely although the weather is really bad (4 metre seas) the sun has been out and if I sat in my room, and kept moving the chair around, I could probably get a good tan! Meetings on the phone and on-board pretty much repeat “hold on tight” as things started rolling about all over the place. Now I don’t get sea sick as such, throwing up is just not my thing, but I do suffer from a bad head, feels like a headache and things are a little confusing with balance (as you would expect) the worst thing is the neck ache I get from constantly changing my heads position trying. Anyway when you have a neck and head ache you don’t really want to do much other than try and get comfortable and relief the neck ache which as you can imagine is not so easy. Spent the day watching Enterprise season 1 and reading a bit, whilst listening to cool muzak
Found a rather cool website which contains scroll texts from C64 demos.. Found Total Eclipse on there too hehe.. Didn’t see Acid at the PC show but hey ho not too bad
Off tomorrow although still haven’t seen anything.. Hold that thought.. now just seen it and.. They have me off on an afternoon change (wtf ) so I will probably have to charge them for a hotel tomorrow night and an extra day.
Bugger.. And now have to go to bed early as they are launching the plough soon and will be doing trials overnight! How the hell can I do this!
So the weather has started to pick up and the guys have spent the day putting together reports while we move about in the field, me I have been watching Star Trek Enterprise Season 1 and reading some of my books (reading three as and when feeling takes me). Started listening to some Def Leopard had some fishy stuff (no prawns or crab this time though)… Bit of ice cream.. Hmm
Tomorrow the weather is going to be pretty bad from the sounds of it (4 meter seas etc) so might be a good time to sleep a lot and try and get rid of this terrible neck ache I have.
Today they did some trials in the field to show they could do the job at hand, alas they only seemed to annoy the person who says “yes” to the point he was bright red in the face. I was sitting down logging information and wondering what they were *playing* at.. and generally got a bad feeling about everything happening on here, they guys are just playing about and not trying and everything feels slapdash
Had my application for a role with Subsea 7 withdrawn, strangely over a year since they offered the role to me! The money was terrible and the conditions were pretty dire too (PAYE and low wages), loved the way they sent the email to me twice too chortle.
Highlight of my day was someone on another vessel sending me an email with the word “cafuffle“ in it, which according to Encarta doesn’t exist.. Hmmm It should damn it the same as “squibeldodar”, well I say it a lot so must be real
Carried out Tensioner trials today after the vessel doing a circuit yesterday they thought it might be cool to chill out and try this.. Seemed ok.. I think.. But not been passed on any information so can’t make a real argument one way or the other until we see the data.
In other news Tuesday now looks like the day I will be getting off as the weather is very rough Monday and my back to back is not available (back from holiday) until Monday night. Either way I’m not coming back until Tuesday in two weeks.. Sod them..
See Psychonauts is available on GOG for a lowly sum of 5 pounds.. I should really check it out as one of those games that is highly rated. Still I have the Gameduino to play with that has not been touched in a week or more and the 9.7 inch tablet that looks the part, loaded some emulators on it and very impressed so far, can see it being great if I can get an assembler running on it too might be able to use it for doing some demos on the C64.. Which would be cool might even be able to use some of the GFX from the C64 for the Gameduino too
Had an email this morning saying that since someone had moved to my server they have lost all their business. Seriously? And that the person who made the changes to their site charged a lot for no result, shocking. A lot of people seem to think if they have a nice website that they automatically get lots of nice guests and make tons of money, alas this is not the case. I always try and point out that a website is something people find when looking for somewhere relating to services offered. So if the hotel next door is selling rooms with a trip to the theatre and your selling rooms with breakfast.. Well you can see who is going to get the business if you want to go to the theatre?.. If someone wants breakfast with a bed well your quid’s in there. *sigh* my servers are no better or worse than most others out there but hey what do I know.
Weather is looking pretty bad for the next couple of days but we have managed to get one trial out of the way during the day so that’s good. Starting to feel it now being the only rep on here is stretching me somewhat. I have basically told them to call me if need be now no point me killing myself trying to find out what’s happening.
Oh a joke posted on a forum I visit (old but good one ) -
ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.