Monday, May 16, 2005

Where's Denzil when you really need him?

Definitely not where you'd expect him to be!

Just wanted to rub in that the latest episode of Dr Who, Fathers Day was great!

Conversation I had with Denzil the other day:
Denzil : I havent got the new dr who yet :(
Denzil : or the latest enterprise...
Denzil : running out of hdd space
Steph : Sucker!
Steph : I've backed all the old stuff up
Denzil : Gonna have to do some backup myself.. i wanna get a dvd burner for the laptop too.
Steph : loads of space now < -- -- -- -- >
Denzil : hehe.
Denzil : been too lazy

Sorry Denzil, you'll need either:
  • A larger hard disk, or
  • A dvd burner to back things up with
Good luck mate, and may the force be with you!

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

The use of the english language

In my job i have the fine task of picking up english grammar and context.

Today I was asked to change the word shaded to shrouded

the sentence was:

"Impressive paved and landscaped courtyard, shaded by mature trees and
palms with all day sun"

I was pretty sure shrouded meant something deathly, so i checked and its definition on dictionary.com was - A cloth used to wrap a body for burial; a winding sheet!

So i emailed him back.


Hi

A shroud is what you wrap dead bodies in and the term is used for
cloth not trees.
See The Shroud of Turin - what they wrapped Jesus in
when he died.

I'll do all the other changes but I'm leaving shaded as
is.
Arming the uneducated with a theasarus is a self-destructing human bomb waiting to happen.

then again maybe i should have left it and sent it to rove....

Monday, May 09, 2005

Yay! go home early

I got the joys of coming home early for once. All because our work internet connection died.

Usually at work I enjoy speeds of 70kps or more depending on the site. But today 4kps!!! thats almost dialup speeds!!!

As being the web person, those speeds are excruciating!!!

Sitting there watching the screen time out when uploading 300kb to our FTP can drive anyone nuts. and the worse thing is while im waiting for stuff to upload i cant surf the net!!!

We must have gone over our limit and our account has been shaped :P either that or someone forgot to pay the bill...