metatone's Diaries
Print Story The Last TP Book...
By Metatone (Fri Aug 28, 2015 at 12:01:16 PM EST) (all tags)
So I read The Shepherd's Crown.

Not sure what I make of it - it's strangely like a conscious wrapping up of some things. (Although that doesn't really fit what has been said about when it was written.)

[No spoilers within - just general rambling.]

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Print Story Anyone know a good mobile app dev shop?
By Metatone (Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 05:07:12 AM EST) (all tags)
A friend is looking for one to develop something for their business. I don't know all the details, but my impression is they need quite a bit of support, so it might suit a small/medium firm better than a lone gun...

Post a comment or PM me...


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Print Story Ask HuSi: simple CMS...
By Metatone (Thu Feb 04, 2010 at 08:39:06 AM EST) (all tags)
I need help with suggestions for a simple CMS.

So I have:

A linux server, still on Debian at the moment. Some animations that need posting. Often several versions - it's a place where draft versions go for viewing on the way to the final cut.

What I do now:

FTP the animation up, email the relevant person the direct link to the animation - they click on the link and view/download.

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Print Story attn Breaker infidel...
By Metatone (Thu Nov 20, 2008 at 01:17:14 PM EST) (all tags)

(electric) banjo vs sarod...

Alas the quality of the video is cack....
(I highly recommend the Tinselworm DVD)

It's between 0:30 and 1:25 that really caught my ear.
[They wander off into something else at 4:30...]

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Print Story Attention London infidels...
By Metatone (Sat Mar 15, 2008 at 01:09:33 AM EST) Cafe Spice, London, curry (all tags)
There are some chefs who have developed a reputation for mixing Indian techniques with more local ingredients to interesting effect.

Most ubiquitous of these would be one Atul Kochhar who seems to be all over the telly these days.

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Print Story nebbish said trouble comes in threes...
By Metatone (Tue Dec 12, 2006 at 10:34:21 AM EST) fun loving funerals, etc (all tags)
For those who read my lst diary, I went to the first funeral and it passed off relatively quickly and smoothly, despite traffic.

W had 4 more heart attacks in the night and wasn't revivable. Funeral is next Wed.

Last night, Mr. D, one of my Dad's oldest friends in England (who I've known since I was remembering knowing people) died too. 91.

So, that's 3. I'm ready for my good news now?

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Print Story One of those weeks...
By Metatone (Sat Dec 09, 2006 at 02:23:30 AM EST) (all tags)
Some weeks things really roll together in unfortunate ways.

My mother's Uncle R died. He was 94, so you can't complain, but still, not the best start of the week.

My mother's best friend has cancer. This week they spent several appointments explaining how incredibly risky surgery is. It's clear they don't want to operate. And they keep using the phrase "could die within a couple of weeks."

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Print Story Torpedos...
By Metatone (Mon Jun 19, 2006 at 11:01:10 AM EST) emo, whining, technology sucks, footy, argentina full of centi-passes (all tags)
have put the good ship Mindless Optimism into drydock.

Inside, a description of the damage and given that the ship is in drydock, I get the chance to talk properly about football for a change.

(This diary is mostly about footy, so if you're not interested, walk on by.)

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Print Story Avast ye lubbers!
By Metatone (Wed Jun 14, 2006 at 09:03:42 AM EST) footy, the slightly damaged ship, Mindless Optimism (all tags)
Man the pumps!

<<Camera zooms into the bridge of a battered WW2, tricked out with a whole bunch of alarms, warning lights and controls that all seem to mysteriously date from 1966.>>

<<Shouting... off screen>>

What happened?

Damn Paraguayan shelling, we're taking water...

But Sir, we came through? They barely got a shot on target?

Aye lad... but...


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Print Story Her Majesty's Good Ship...
Mindless Optimism is now at dock one. Please proceed to board in an orderly manner, despite having down 15 pints of Carling Black Label and having a flag painted on your face.

Over the flip:

Why you should be full of good cheer about the chances of Engerlandlandland in the Association Football fracas about to get underway im Deutschland.

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Print Story Attention coding infidels
By Metatone (Wed Jun 15, 2005 at 09:40:16 PM EST) (all tags)
Have any of you worked for/with organisations that were CMM certified to level 4 or 5?

What did you think of the system?

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By Metatone (Sat Feb 12, 2005 at 11:20:16 PM EST) (all tags)
Masters Snooker starts today...

However, the odds look pretty measly so far, but perhaps you have some magic combinations in mind?

Other betting info and musings below...

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Print Story Some days, average columnists...
By Metatone (Sat Jan 15, 2005 at 10:26:21 PM EST) (all tags)
writing average columns come up with little phrases that brighten Sunday morning.


From here:

Harry has been engulfed by this tide of self-righteousness, swollen by those who have the Daily Mail where their hearts should be and who, if they were honest, have enjoyed every moment of the story, even while condemning the prince.

I just like the phrase "those who have the Daily Mail where their hearts should be"

Another boring quote inside:

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Print Story Drunken Diarizing
By Metatone (Sun Oct 31, 2004 at 11:32:25 AM EST) (all tags)

absolutely fuckered and typing on the web...


I am a sad bastard....


Dedicated to the barman who thought I wasn't getting any...

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