2003-12-19 : NEEEERRRRRRRRRRDDDDDDDDDD!

Yeah baby ! Got the archive section working. Biggest setback of the evening ? I’d have to say that it was poring through the Sybase ASE user’s manual looking for syntax on the datepart SQL function (which refused to work !), only to remember about 30 minutes later that I’m …

2003-12-17 : Now that’s comedy !!

Dear me… I've just been informed of a hilarious concept – that of Scam Baiting. Almost anyone with an email address would know by now of the “Nigerian Scams”, where people are asked to supply their bank details to various folk in various countries, at the promise of humungous reward. …

2003-12-15 : Here be dragons

I don't really have much to say about the weekend just gone, because it was just your typical Christmas time variety of overeating burnt meat and getting tipsy, however I do have one article which will be of extreme disinterest to pretty much anyone. My dear brother Timothy seems to …

2003-12-12 : Nice day for it…

Well well, today we had our staff Christmas picnic. I'd have to say, it was a pretty fine time, if not a little… umm… RAINY ! What's that all about, eh ? A cold, overcast, rainy day in DECEMBER for god's sake !? Only a couple of years ago it …

2003-12-11 : Increase your pointless language options:

frobnicate /frob'ni-kayt/ (Possibly from frobnitz, and usually abbreviated to frob, but “frobnicate” is recognised as the official full form). To manipulate or adjust, to tweak. One frequently frobnicates bits or other 2-state devices. Thus: “Please frob the light switch” (that is, flip it), but also “Stop frobnicating that clasp; you'll …

2003-12-09 : Hungry Spider !

Last night as I was leaving the office (at about 9pm !), I noticed that there was an unusually large number of little flying things in the air. I'm not sure what the deal is with insects – Alex Coombe might know – but there seems to be one night …