Mantel Piece

I’ve just been reading what Hilary Mantel had to say about the Duchess of Cambridge… read here


I’m not talking about the stuff that she has been saying.. and to be honest she’s probably right on that, but what I mean is – is Hilary Mantel real, because she looks a bit strange, her face looks like it’s made out of plastic..

I’m convinced that she is quite possibly a robot or something… because no one can look that strange surely.

wowee what a beauty!!!



Iphone Dev

wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged, so I thought I would give it a go :)

Just lately I’ve been messing around with Iphone dev again, did a little bit a while ago then stopped when I didn’t want to pay $99 just to test my own app on my own phone.

Then I discovered Jailbreaking , well I tell a lie, I was told about it ages ago by a good friend whose into all that sort of thing, but it WAS illegal and me been a good honest law abiding citizen didn’t want to  go doing that (that and the fact that it voided your warranty of your Iphone).

Well now it’s legal to Jailbreak the Iphone and my warranty has ran out I thought I might as well give it a go, so I googled it and found it was quite easy to do, so I now have a pretty dam cool Iphone with IOS 4.2.1 on. (this is what I used to do mine, it’s pretty simple and painless - Greenpois0n )

Now for my next trick.. how the hell do I now put my apps on this thing? now that my friend is a whole new ball game.. a different can of fish fingers all together..

I did have quite a lot of problems getting this to work to be honest, but I think the best advice I found was here.

So now I can develop Iphone apps and test them on an actual Iphone instead of a simulator EXCELLENT:)

SQL Problem

Just had a strange SQL problem I’ve never had before..

I’ve moved onto a new project and took a back up of the database and put it on my local PC and when I came to run my code against it I got this error…

INSERT failed because the following SET options have incorrect settings: ‘ARITHABORT’.

I’m not a DBA I’m a programmer so I have no idea what this means, but if I get it again I know the following code will fix it…(which is nice)


Bumble Wasps

I woke up this morning, went into the bathroom.. 3 feckin wasps in there.. 3 of em..

that’s it.

I know I ain’t gonna win no awards for most informative post of 2010 with this but hey..

You lost that loving feline

Anyone fancy a bit of cat exhumation???
No? Me neither, problem is, I have no choice in the matter.
I had this fun task to do yesterday.

Our cat died nearly 3 years ago and was buried in the front garden, and not long ago we decided that cutting the grass was a pain in the arse and we are a pair of idle gits, so we’ll concrete the front garden…
Fantastic idea, but this meant we would have to move the cat (he isn’t very deep and would get dug up anyway when we lay the concrete).

I was hoping he would still all be in one piece and I could pick him up and take him round to the back garden… wrong, I was finding the odd bone here and there, it was horrible.

Not a pleasant job :o (

Black Belt no. 2

I took my 2nd black belt not long ago. Just to clarify, not my 2nd dan, my second 1st dan (I have one in Karate and now one in Tae Kwon Do).

 Now we have that straight I’ll continue…

 I have been doing TKD for about 5 years (or 4 years, can’t remember when I started), under Graham Lamberts TKD centres of excellence

And here I am getting my belt and certificate from the big man (Graham or Sir as we call him)

Me and my chief instructor Graham Lambert

Me and the boss

 and another pic of me doing an axe kick…


Not bad for an old man..

Your password has been changed… Classic.

A friend of mine (well he was, but probably won’t be after he reads this), made the funniest balls up ever yesterday.

Don’t worry, I won’t reveal your name…

He works for a website who sell tickets online.. (I aint gonna mention their names either…) and he was doing some security dev last night, and not realising he was connected to the LIVE site, sent out 1000s of emails to users of the site saying that their passwords have been changed to Pissflaps.

Brilliant mate… Nice one, it’s the funniest thing I have heard in ages…

Man on logs finds massive frickin owl – or summat


"ooh it's as big a tree, nearly!!!"


I read the paper this morning, well I say read, I can’t actually read, I just look at the pictures and make my own stories up, it’s much more fun.. Except when I saw this, this morning about how giant owls are planning to take over the world, it scared the life out of me, I’ll tell you that for nowt…

Winter Moan #2

ok, your right it’s not winter anymore, but it still ain’t warm is is???

I got on my bus at 5.30 this morning… most normal people don’t even know there is a 5.30 in a morning.. and this is another thing I like to bitch about… (but I digress)…
5.30…. and the windows on the bus were open… at 5.30 on a cold frosty morning..
5.30, seriously… sort your heads out…

because there are a few daffodils kicking around don’t make it summer…


Just found a dam cool new toy called iNudge.. check it out….

Here’s a nice little sequence I made in about 10 seconds…