My head hurts (quit the smug grin Rik) – I may have had 1 or 20 too many last night…
But hey, it’s all good. Got the Foos on REALLY LOUD to blow away the cobwebs (maybe wake the neighbours too, but it’s 11 and everyone should be up), pot of coffee for fortification, and a hot bath waiting to soothe my weary bones.
It’s not often I play pool, but last night I got the itch to play a few games – I like to play the odd game or 4, but it gets boring so quickly. I should start playing snooker more…anyway, I played to my usual top standards, got the usual “Why don’t you play for a team?” (I used to – 20 years ago 😐 ), then quickly got bored with the whole thing and had a couple of vodkas…then it got hazy – I know I should NEVER drink AfterShock – I tell people this, but always seem to end up drinking the foul stuff – and it always makes a reappearance. Sigh.
Ah…’My Hero’ just came on – whenever I hear this live it reminds me of Lee, I miss you mate 🙁
The caffeine seems to have kicked in now…just need some motivation to get my arse off this chair…
For the last few days, I’ve been working on a multimedia machine for myself – wirelessly linked to my network to access my music and films. Digging around in a box of stuff – I have many, many boxes of old computer gear, makes for a great afternoon going through them (that’s really geeky isn’t it?). Anyway, I found a USB Freeview TV tuner (Asus My Cinema U-3000) and decided to throw it in and use that.
Device installs like a charm – no problems THERE. But when you try to actually use the software to watch a TV channel…it just doesn’t work – logs show NOTHING, it just. Doesn’t. Work.
Tried downloading countless thirdparty progs to try to get the fecker to work – nothing does. Now I know why the damn thing was in the box of bits…
So I just bought another one of Ebay – this one has a remote control too (woo!) so I don’t have to use my phone to control what I’m listening to/watching (Salling Clicker on my Nokia N95 8GB works fine – easy to write new scripts too).
That little USB fecker will not defeat me though – I will get it to actually show a TV channel.
OK, I (sort of) have a plan for the day:
- Get off this chair.
- Drink more coffee.
- Have a bath.
- Check the plugs on the Galaxy.
- Change clothes ‘cos I’m bound to get covered in oil and muck.
- Hit Tesco for some bread for sandwiches tomorrow.
- Get some dinner.
- Drink a few beers
- Home, bed.
Actually, if I switch 3 and 4 around it makes better sense…
6 weeks until Morroco 🙂