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Rocknerd: Album cover cliches, 2012.
We are again reminded never to use Asda home delivery under any circumstances. Half an hour late (on a two-hour window), all frozen food melted and spoiled, and they got arsey about a credit for the frozen food (no, I'm not going to hold onto molten decaying slush for a day or two while you get around to fetching it, and if credits over £50 are a problem then I'd say the very first thing is not to deliver over £50 worth of spoilt food), though coughed up eventually. I would rather pay Sainsbury another £30 I can ill afford. Tell everyone you know. We certainly will be.
As well as being hideously underpowered, my netbook is pretty much clapped out. I remembered that if I do lots of work on a machine then work should pay for it, so I have a shiny new work Portege R830, an
overpriced flimsy piece of crap übar-l33t ultrabookish thing. You can tell by the price tag and the shitty Macbook Air-like keyboard. It is too big and the keyboard annoys me. WANT A NETBOOK. (First world problems.) Goes like the clappers, but. Xubuntu 12.04 installed flawlessly and I should really try it with 12.10, which includes Xfce 4.10.
We appear to have the solution to the Wacom Bluetooth bug in Ubuntu 12.04: go to 12.10 beta, which doesn't have the problem and includes the wifi driver. arkady is most pleased. Cheers to vampwillow for the retrospectively obvious suggestion.
I have largely kept to last month's resolution to stop following links to Trolling Is Free but Clicks Are Sacred. The Guardian is increasingly aiming for the Daily Mail outrage-click market and should not be encouraged.
Hunters & Collectors The Fireman's Curse is woeful. Two songs make it even to half-good. At least they were ashamed enough to do much better next time. In deservedly lost albums, The Buggles Adventures In Modern Recording is prog wank in a silly voice with no songs ... immaculately recorded. Trevor Horn gave up writing songs after this.
So, I have a disused domain, dailypic.co.uk. It currently has an old random photoblog. Suggestions for things to do with it welcomed.