Archive for April, 2011

Whispernet Test

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Just trying out the roaming internet access on my kindle in Donegal. Looks like it works!
Cool ūüôā

Happy Birthday to me!

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Yesterday was my birthday. I don’t suppose there’s any point trying to hide the fact that I¬†turned 38. I’m never very keen on moving further away from my childhood, so if possible I like to take the day off work and do something a bit childish on my birthday.

So yesterday I went to the zoo. It was cool. And I was cool too, because¬†I was wearing a new shirt and my cool hat. And I got a cool badge, because it was my birthday and it’s traditional to wear a badge on your birthday.

Needless to say, it was much admired.

I also have to acknowledge the best birthday card of the year. I hope no-one else who gave me a card is offended, but this one just rocks so completey, I had to share it:

Isn’t that just so cool!

So the first day of being 38 was great!

Retro Chic

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

I came across this in the regular advert email from Expansys.

Doesn’t it look cool!

The specification is frankly wierd, including:

  • Incoming calls: Up to 20

  • Outgoing calls: Up to 20

  • I’m just not sure what that’s trying to tell me.¬†Twenty simultaneous calls is a lot to deal with, so I don’t think it’s that, but only being able to make and receive twenty phone calls before you have to throw it out sucks.

    You can see it in its natural environment at Expansys here.

    And no, I don’t plan to buy one, but it is cool.

    The first wasp of 2011

    Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

    A wasp flew through the window into my bathroom on Friday. It seemed very early in the year to see a wasp, and it didn’t seem agitated or anything,so I just watched it for a while. It was a pretty big one, and it was really beautiful.

    I guess we so often just worry about wasps, and spend all our time running away from them, or splatting them. But it was really nice to just watch.

    I found it dead on Saturday, cause unknown.

    But here it is – the first wasp of 2011.