A puzzle for you…

8809 = 6
5555 = 0
7111 = 0
8193 = 3
2172 = 0
8096 = 5
6666 = 4
1012 = 1
1111 = 0
7777 = 0
3213 = 0
9999 = 4
7662 = 2
7756 = 1
9313 = 1
6855 = 3
0000 = 4
9881 = 5
2222 = 0
5531 = 0
3333 = 0
2581 = ????

Be honest and add a comment on how long it took you before you Googled the answer…

Back to normality

(Well, as close as I can get to normality before Lisa says it)

So, so busy at work: I’m in Bournemouth next Monday and Tuesday, got transport booked to ship my test equipment up to Prestwick where I’ll be for the whole of the following week, I have to arrange to get the test stuff shipped from there to Hahn where I’ll be the week after that…then I think I’ll be back in the office for a week (maybe – got to go see the Ryanair people in Dublin at some point).

I like being busy – the days fly by. The only trouble is I am so tired by 9pm (mumble, mumble, ‘old age’ mutter, mutter). Even my weekly ‘Curry Night’β„’ is being affected – I went out last night at 5.45pm and was back by 7.45pm. Admittedly, I was gonna watch the football, but ended up watching ‘Safe House’ (well, some of it – I was dropping off halfway through).

Can’t wait for a holiday 😐

Funniest site (for me) at the moment: Text from dog

Woohoo! off on holiday next week…

Sunny Spain πŸ™‚ this is the hotel:

So, until I get back, have something to ponder:

Cycle paths turn me into a psychopath…

Heh – see what I did there?

Here in the UK, we have a whole network of cycle paths, so lycra wearing (*shudder*) blobs can cycle (and sweat) in relative safety from regular road users.

The cycle paths usually look like this:

Or this:

It makes me smile when I recall, as a child, being told stopped by a copper when riding my bike on the path, and being told to walk with it on the footpath – now people are encouraged to do this…

Anyhoo, there is nothing that makes me more annoyed (well, ok, maybe there is), than a twat on his bike on the road, holding me and other car drivers back, when there’s a perfectly good (and empty!) cycle path similar to the second picture only yards to his left.

So I propose that cyclists who fail to use cycle paths should be fined – or shot.

Football footnote:

A thrilling final day to the season saw Spurs win 2-0 at home to Fulham, but Arsenal beat West Brom away to secure third place – Spurs rely on Chelsea NOT winning the Champion’s League final against Bayern Munich in order to qualify for the competition next year…

Pimping Giffgaff

So, you may or not know that my mobile phone provider is Giffgaff – very good service and cheap rates on calls abroad and everything.

Well, Giffgaff are having a draw for Amazon vouchers – I get an entry into the draw for every unique click on my personalised order link (I also earn Β£5 for every activated SIM, and the SIM gets Β£5 extra credit after the initial top-up).

So, click here to enter me πŸ™‚

A blog post…

Which is sometimes like a fence post (i.e. when I have nothing to blog about, so it’s wooden and very unfunny).

Been to Hahn this week for some work – the guy I was working with there was a stereotypical German – blonde, blue eyed, and the sort of accent you imagine Germans having (English with a sorta German hint 😐 ).

Now Frankfurt-Hahn airport has a LOT of history, and this guy talked me through it all (it was interesting actually), from the early days when Hitler built the first airstrip there (not personally I don’t think), then the French took over after the war and extended it, before the Americans then took it over during the cold war, extended it some more (it was actually the closest air base to the Ruskies apparently), installed loads of those cool bunkers:

for the various aircraft, and loads of underground bunkers for the nukes.

The Americans moved out in the 1990s and the base finally became a civilian airport – I’ve been going there now for 3 or 4 years, and the changes are clear each time – the buildings and bunkers are being ripped down to make way for cargo buildings and hangars, the runway has been extended (that’s twice now) – by next year the barracks will have all gone.

I just hope while doing all this re-modelling they don’t lose sight of the important stuff like:



EDIT: Apparently, when the local airbase to me (Alconbury) was abandoned by the septics, they decided to level the area where the bunkers are, so they got explosive experts in, they did there thang with stuff-that-goes-boomβ„’, waited for the dust to settle…and nothing – only scratched the surface. It allegedly took days to cut through the steel reinforcing to get to where they could start knocking the feckers down…

It’s Friday!

And as such, I finish at 1pm πŸ™‚

Oh yes, I’m now officially paying tax and stuff at work (shock horror!), and we got rid of the ‘dead wood’ – as such, Tim (the twat) and Mick ‘Dunno mate’ have now gone.

And with Tim gone, it’s a much happier place in the workshop – no misery guts to bring a downer on everyone.

Which reminds me – the everlasting 34p…

Someone (probably in a pub), told Tim that he’d be better off quitting work to look after his lunatic (seriously, she’s been locked in psych wards on several occasions), pig ugly Thai wife as he’d get all sorts of benefits. So he did, taking the opportunity to get redundancy pay also.

Thing is, redundancy pay is gonna take about 8 weeks to actually get, so Tim (the twat) has suddenly found himself not very well off at all – he even called the office the other day to try to borrow money saying he only had 34p to his name.

Since then, I’ve seen him in 2 different pubs, and going into the supermarket, so I’m thinking this guy can REALLY stretch his money! (and why is it I see him more now than when I worked with him?)


Got a new phone πŸ™‚ the HTC One X:

Lovely bit of kit – HUGE screen, blindingly fast, and 25gb storage on Dropbox is pretty cool too.

Hello, remember me?

Yeah, I know, it’s been a long time since I posted…but I’ve been seriously busy at work etc.

So, I have no idea what’s happening on stalkerbook, due to working so hard I’m in bed by 8.30 most nights, and if we go out, I’m yawning and ready to go home by 9pm…Lisa would find this amusing, but she’s just as bad as me πŸ˜‰

I’ve had a few trips away: Spain, Ireland, Belgium, and Germany next week apparently, but can’t wait for our holiday to Spain at the end of May πŸ™‚

Right, paperwork to get done, so I’ll post when I’ve got something more interesting to say 😐

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