Posted by sean on February 14, 2007 at 9:44 pm in Football, Fun At Home, Geek Stuff, Moving House with No Comments


It’s been a long time, over a week in fact, since last updating this blog. It’s not as if I haven’t been doing anything exciting either (well, maybe exciting is the wrong word, let’s just say I’ve been up to stuff worth blogging on). Due to the fact I have 8 days to write about, I will simply break it down into manageable, bite size chunks – a bit like mini Chicken Kievs.

The Move
The thing which seems to be dominating my life at the moment. I am packing all my possessions into large NEC Monitor boxes, which I swiped from work. I currently live in a shared flat and effectively all my belongings are stored within 1 bedroom. It’s quite amazing how much stuff I actually have and how long it takes to pack it all up. I still have to dissemble the furniture I wish to keep and call the council to arrange collection of the furniture I want to be destroyed. I move out Saturday 24th. Not long.
The Weekend
Not this coming weekend, but the weekend which we had all those days ago…
Mr. Watkins selfishly worked until 9pm, so we were unable to have our Friday GoldenEye/Bomberman session. Simon came round anyway and we spent a rather uneventful evening playing Bomberman, watching Father Ted, football and something called “Rugby League”. Saturday, Watkins did decide to turn up. We went with Simon to The Raven pub in search of a pint and their famous pies. All the tables were taken and there was a long queue. Not wishing to have to wait until breakfast for our pies, we decided to go to The Eastern Eye – a fabulous curry house, just meters away from The Raven. As always, the curry was delicious.Football
Bath continued their fine form, drawing away to promotion rivals Kings Lyn -although I was a tad disappointed The Romans failed to get all 3 points! They made up for it by winning at Maidenhead yesterday and remain top of the league. Leeds stay rock bottom of The Championship, although the table looks a lot healthier than it did a few weeks ago, thanks mainly to a massive win over Crystal Palace at the weekend. Well done lads, if you’re not careful, you may stay up! The result was somewhat tainted by revelations from manager Dennis Wise, that there is a mole in the club. Not the black furry animal which lives underground or the brown lump on the face of Enrique Iglesias, this mole is a grass, a snitch and a cunt. The unnamed player allegedly revealed the Leeds team sheet to Palace and has been told by Wise that he won’t play for the club again… except Dennis doesn’t know who the mole is – Sky One’s Dream Team creator’s are frantically writing scripts for future episodes, based upon the ongoing farce at Elland Road.

TVAnts
Nothing to do with insects inside my TV. TVAnts is an application which allows you to watch certain TV broadcasts over the internet – including live football from the Far East. “Great” I though, “Extra football and no need for Sky”. It was good, very good, I even managed to watch the Leeds/Palace game online. HOWEVER – come Sunday afternoon, I was happily using my PC, capturing a few video clips to edit, when a rather bizarre error message appeared on screen. It wasn’t a Windows error, it was one relating to my CPU, followed by lots of hexadecimal numbers – pretty scary. After some brief internet research, I found out this was caused by one of two things – 1) a trojan, 2) corrupt video codecs. Either way, I blame TVAnts and will not be using it again. :o(
Thank fuck for Norton Ghost, which enabled me to restore my PC to a working state in under 15 minutes.
You win this round Murdoch! I will keep Sky… for now
And I think that is about it. Hopefully normal blogging will resume from now on.

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