Archive - 2006
I ran the runlondon 10K yesterday. I came in at 57m20s, placing me at 6355 in Team South, and 12865th overall. I'm very pleased, especially given I had had a skinful the night before (I put my last beer down at about 1am). Chemical advantage worked very well, I'd recommend it. I'd also recommend some Stella after you finish, although not many people seem to agree with me!
I'm amazed how quickly some people can run 10K. The fastest bloke did it in 30:03!! Incredible! Thankfully, he was on the winning side: South!
It was in a sort of mansion, one room had uniformed bodies (or mannequins?) without heads against a wall, seemingly illuminated. In another room there were hung uniforms, with (human?) faces above them, again illuminated, although obscured by a pelmet. The floor was made of sack cloth, and was sort of spongy. Where was the 'rag man'? You know, the effigy made out of clothes and straw? I thought he was back in the first room, but he's not. What's going on here?
After that, I was a bit scared to go back to sleep!
Whoops - a big night out last night meant I only got to work at 3.30pm. I got a 'verbal warning' for it.
So kids, be careful out there ;-)
There was a clueless techie warbling on at work the other day, which lead me to this simple test...
See if your own tame techie knows this: The steady state of Unix memory is full. If there's any spare, the system uses it for disk cache, saving it having to read from disk if you access a file a second time. It'll happily throw that cache away if an application needs memory, but the fact remains, the memory will always be full (well, nearly, as the system keeps a little bit of memory free to soak up sudden requests for memory without having to shuffle things around).
There you go - sort your techies into good and clueless in one easy step. Of course, if you're a techie, then you can blag being better than you are now!
I've had a great day today. I woke up safe in the knowledge I'd managed to beat a friend around a Nike 5K training run for the second time (even though she's actually a far better runner than me, and I only beat her on a technicality both times). She's going to kick my arse come race day, but until then, I'm milking it for all it's worth.
I also went to the dentist and got a clean bill of health, even with some precautionary x-rays. Then of course, a whole afternoon at work talking like a pirate. Oh, it's been fun - aarr!
What do you think of this picture?
It was taken by a friend of mine, and I can't decide what I think about it. Can you help me out?
Yes folks, I'm a EuroMillions lottery winner! I'll be purchasing my island in the South Pacific very soon, as I'm now £6.60 richer!
Phew, it's tough being filthy rich. It takes a long time to count all this money, and still find enough time to get out and spend it. Don't worry though, this won't change me - I'll still be here, blogging about stuff as always. I won't forget you (promise!)