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ignoring thesis writing [Jul. 23rd, 2008|05:29 pm]
Kat
I did this ages ago and just noticed all the images have gone. Here's a new improved version, no changing images, just the first thing that appeared:

My Interests Collage!Collapse )
Create your own! Hosted and ReWritten by darkman424
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(no subject) [Sep. 25th, 2007|04:07 pm]
Kat
took me about an hour, but managed to get my car insurance for the next year from £660 for 10 months (paid off per month) to £445 for 12 months (paid off all in one go)

Not a bad saving since I stayed with the same insurance provider, just wish I hadn't spent ages messing around with endsleigh (web quote wasn't too bad, but went on the phone to put in little extras like my immobiliser/alarm and it ended up costing MORE!)
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it was only a matter of time I suppose... [Jul. 20th, 2007|11:19 am]
Kat
[mood |amusedamused]

DONKEY PUNCH (advised cert 18)

Running Time 1hr 33mins approx.

Donkey Punch is an intense, real-world shocker with a classic simplicity: a tight group of young people trapped in a single location. No escape, no rescue, can they trust each other long enough to survive? It fuses intense, surgical, concept-driven storytelling with Byzantine mindgames and power plays. It has the feeling of being inspired by true events, and perhaps should be. Donkey Punch is about how a single mistake generates devastating consequences. How split-second decisions lead characters down relentless paths of action that can never be reversed. It is about risk, chance and the games people play for their own survival. It is about the fine line that separates eroticism from aggression. It is about devastating dynamics inside a community of people isolated and alone. And throughout everything It is about very attractive young people doing terrible things to each other in sun-drenched luxury.

And I thought the porn film was going to come out in the cinema... It does make me wonder how much detail they're going to go into explaining the title...
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(no subject) [Jun. 25th, 2007|02:31 pm]
Kat
It's worrying how many roads out of Sheffield are blocked today. They include my "safe route" the one that I take when the weather's bad and I don't want to risk going on Snake Pass.

Hmmmm....

Perhaps spending the night in the office tonight :(

On the bright side, Mike probably won't be able to get home either, so we can be stranded together!
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(no subject) [May. 23rd, 2007|01:59 pm]
Kat
[mood |amusedamused]

Ever wondered which would win between a herd of water buffalo, a pride of lions and a couple of crocodiles? I know I have. In fact, sometimes I just stay awake at night, staring at the ceiling and thinking about it. Well, no more sleepless nights for me!




(unfortunately a long video with some stupid americans talking all the stupid way through. Turn the sound down unless you want to hear a woman go "oh no, the poor thing" about 50 times. You're on a safari! What the hell did you expect to see?)

Ooooh, and stare at the plus! Stare at the plus!!

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(no subject) [Mar. 23rd, 2007|11:35 am]
Kat
[mood |irritatedirritated]

At the London launch everyone who bought a PS3 also received a free 46-inch HD television and a taxi home.

Well... that's one way of getting people to buy it, but a £2800 loss per console is a bit silly.

You'll buy your customers yet, Sony!
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(no subject) [Feb. 16th, 2007|11:00 pm]
Kat
My computer assplode today :(

thankyous go to dave for helping me realise what the problem was, so instead of me checking prices of new computers or new motherboards, I'm just looking for a graphics card.

And I've just found one on ebay for a quid. Hope the price doesn't go up :)
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(no subject) [Feb. 6th, 2007|02:32 pm]
Kat
[mood |bouncybouncy]

So, things going a little rubbish as far as technology is concerned, I bought a cool car kit for my pda/phone, then the day I put it in my car the phone's mic and speaker both die, or so it seems in any case. Handsfree still works, but no noises apart from that. Copied the pim file across to my sd card so I'd still be able to use the phonebook when I transferred back to my old (seemingly massive) phone, but it's a different version of windows mobile OS so it's incompatible :( Checked t-mobile's website and it was down for maintenance! Bastards, maintaining shit. Tried flashing the firmware from t-mobile's (less easily found) tech website, but to no avail.

Add to that the fact that my wireless keyboard & mouse combo is interfering with my freeview signal (and my computer is right next to the tv) and taking my car into the garage and finding out they did everything apart from the tasks I wanted them to do (making it the second time they've "forgotten" to replace my fan belt and the fourth time I've tried to get my fan belt replaced at different garages), and I was a bit annoyed last night. Even after my glorious victory over excel, when I learned how to use =AVERAGE(OFFSET(C$7,(ROW()-ROW(D$7))*10,,10,)) to do a moving average with a period of ten rows, I was still not satisfied. Perhaps this was because it had taken me five fucking hours of searching through internet forums (yes, people actually talk about how to use excel better... these people actually seem to enjoy using it!) looking for a technique to which I did not know the name, and I left the office at 7pm.

But, today is another day, and excel mastery of yesterday allowed data analysis to forge ahead! And phoning t-mobile put me promptly through to someone who not only believed everything I told him, after me realising I need the serial from the back of my handset (bugger, left it at home) said he'd phone me back at 9pm tonight so I can make sure I've had chance to get home!

He = awesome

And now back to data analysis. Think I might write something in my thesis about the similarities between executive control of the brain and car ECUs, just because it seems like a cool analogy.


--UPDATE--

He rang me up at nine on the fucking dot. Wow, he earned me remembering his name at least. They'll send me a packet for my phone and then will fix it and send it back. Still, it's out of action for a week or so at least :( time to try and reregister this old phone for my wireless and GPRS...
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(no subject) [Dec. 22nd, 2006|01:07 pm]
Kat
[mood |pissed offSo incredibly pissed off!!]

So pissed off with uni right now.

They decided to change the student maintenance payments over from a cheque system to being paid directly into bank accounts. I was meant to get my Jan/Feb/Mar payment through yesterday.

Checked today... Nothing.

So I phoned the finance office. "Oh yes, you need to reregister before we can give you your money. No, we didn't send you anything telling you to reregister, we just assume you know by SOME SORT OF FUCKING TELEPATHIC LINK. No, there's no point in coming into uni, the bursary secretary has left early assuming she won't be needed, and we won't bother doing anything if you fill the forms in today. Yes, yes you are COMPLETELY FUCKED for Christmas."

So. The only thing I can do is go into uni on the 2nd, fill in the forms (assuming the department has sorted out their side of it) and then wait TWO WEEKS till I can get a cheque.

--UPDATE--

After an angry letter to the departmental supervisor (CC'd to my supervisor and the finance department), I've driven into Sheffield and been given a loan of £300 cash to last me for the next couple of weeks till they sort it out. I'm glad I don't have to pay rent till the 15th.
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(no subject) [Nov. 21st, 2006|01:47 pm]
Kat
[mood |amusedamused]

I seem to be making more and more of these "its not a proper post" thingies, but this couldn't wait... Just got an email from my brother with this video linked in, it's what happens when people think they don't have to obey the "buses only" signs that are around cross street in the centre of manchester...

It's not as if you can't find another way around the city

The second guy is priceless... AIRBAG TO THE FACE!!
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