Posted by sean on February 6, 2005 at 10:05 pm in Football, Geek Stuff, Leeds United, Life In Bath, Other Sport with No Comments

No blog entries for yesterday, so quite a bit to cover today…

Firstly Super Leeds United beat Burnley yesterday, a very good result as Burnley have been doing great at home lately. In fact they haven’t conceded a goal in all competitions since playing Spurs in the Carling Cup – this run includes the FA Cup game to Liverpool which they won!

Leeds were the better team, but were still lucky to go away with all three points. Burnley were awarded a penalty late on but Super Neil Sullivan (the Leeds keeper) made the save to secure victory for The Mighty Whites.

Slowly but surly, Leeds are moving up the league

I watched a couple of televised games this afternoon. First up was Southampton against Everton. Southampton are in a real mess and are in a massive fight against relegation. Everton have been doing surprisingly well this season and are hoping to qualify for The Champions League.

After going ahead very early on, Everton shut off while Southampton kept up the pressure. It wasn’t long into the second half when Southampton were deservedly 2-1 up. They could have made it more and were by far the better team. Everton dealt Southampton a bitter blow however by equalising in the dying seconds.

I’ve nothing against Southampton as a team, but as a neutral supporter I would like to see them go down. It will make both The Premiership and The Championship more interesting and it’s always nice to see the teams promoted the previous season stay up.

The next game on Sky was Chelsea against Manchester City. Prior to this game, Chelsea were 8 points clear at the top of the table and were looking to make it 11. Man City are the only team so far to beat Chelsea in the league this season, repeating the same feat looked very unlikely. They didn’t manage to win, but City got a well earned point for the 0-0 draw at full time.

Now, this league winners situation is a difficult one for me. I hate Man Utd and really don’t want to see them win the league. I don’t really like Chelsea as if they win, I will think they have bought it instead of earning it. Ideally I would like to see Arsenal win, but after losing to Man Utd last week that looks very unlikely. Maybe Everton will overtake them all and claim the trophy – Hahahaha!

Still on the topic of sport a quick word on the rugby. A friend came over to watch the England – Wales game with me. I don’t know very much about rugby at all, but I knew England were playing shit and looked a totally different side to the one which won The World Cup back in 2003. It’s still early in the competition, but I can’t see England winning the 6 Nations – sadly.

England’s rugby hopes are breaking

Moving on from football and rugby, I was having MAJOR computer problems last night and this morning. It all started when I was watching a film on the PC, outputting to the TV when we had a power cut.

Once the power had been turned back on I booted up the PC. The screen resolution during boot up was all wrong, my friend and I were both a little confused as to what could have caused this.

I entered the BIOS and in a vain attempt to try and solve it turned the motherboard logo on at start up – big mistake. Firstly it didn’t solve the problem and I couldn’t get back into the BIOS to turn the logo off!

According to the onscreen prompts I should press TAB to enter the POST screen where I would then hit DEL to enter the BIOS. In typical computer fashion this didn’t go to plan and I couldn’t get into the damn POST screen.

After many attempts, including switching keyboards, I finally got in and turned the wretched logo off. I then realised what the problem was regarding the resolution. I could have kicked myself. The S-Video cable was still connected to the graphics card and the TV! Unplugging this resumed normal activity. Phew all sorted, or so I thought…

Got up the next morning, booted up the PC. No mouse activity! After much messing about uninstalling and re-installing hardware I found out that the mouse had a bent wire on the PS/2 connector.

Easily fixed and another lesson to learn “Computer problems are not always complicated – always look for the easiest solution first!” Had I followed that lesson this weekend, both problems would have been sorted in a matter of minutes.

I came very close to smashing up my PC!

Last but not least the tale of my works party I went to last night. I arrived soaking wet due to the rain. There were loads of people there, most of them I had never seen before in my life, which was surprising as it was supposed to be for my department!

It wasn’t a bad evening, I took a friend with me to keep me sane and the few work colleagues I did know kept me amused.

I did get a little embarrassed that evening – no I didn’t get drunk or get off with some ugly woman in the toilets. While getting up to leave, I was dragged onto the dance floor by a colleague. Her grip was strong and my attempts to get away were useless. I was left to do a pathetic side step/dance to Red Red Wine by UB40 before running out of the Social Club to the safety of the hospital grounds.

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