It’s live. Took a bit of fucking around to get the WiFi dongle to work under Rasbian, I had to download a binary blob for it. But now it’s sitting there, connected to the stereo, happily playing Double J in its custom printed Muppetz.com case. Thanks Kowen for your 3D printing skills.
There’s a reason I don’t use Twitter Cards on my blog. They’re silly, they clutter up Twitter and only idiots who want lots of pageviews on their crappy personal blog (that’s always full of nothing but blather and slather) use them.
Morons. All of them.
I moved my blog from BlogFile to WordPress. I couldn’t do everything I wanted in BlogFile, neat as it is. So WordPress it is… Drupal would have been overkill. Wordpress probably is.
If you got here from a “blog.php” link well, all the old content is here, but you might have to search for it sorry!
All the content is crap anyway…
I removed dnsmasq and installed pdnsd this weekend. It was prompted by changes necessary for beaker, but I moved them onto micro as well for faster lookups at home.Seems to be working well.
Because you tweeted something about Slater, or any of that other bullshit going on in the Media at the moment.
Morons don’t deserve attention.
From: Tim Harman [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, 10 August 2014 9:37 p.m.
Subject: Winning Wheel Question
I have a question which I am hoping you can answer for me.
Tonight my wife and I were discussing what is/isn’t allowed when it comes to being
on the “Winning Wheel” segment. The conversation arose because I expressed my
desire to wear a large chicken costume and do nothing but cluck through the whole
segment, if we were so lucky as to win a spot on the segment.
My wife, being the smarter of the two of us, said that there’s no way she’d let me
wear a chicken costume and/or cluck, and that NZ Lotto almost certainly wouldn’t
allow someone to dress up as a chicken anyway.
So my question is: What are “the rules” around the Winning Wheel segment?
Can a contestant wear a large chicken suit if they so desire?
Thank you for your enquiry.
While we have guidelines we follow during filming to ensure the integrity of our
products, we remain flexible as each winner’s story is very different.
There is no current ruling on wearing chicken suits.
Thanks for taking the time to write to us and good luck with your tickets.
Corporate Communications Advisor
PO Box 8929, Symonds Street, Auckland 1150
73 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland 1050, New Zealand
The most amazing bunch of whiners
Pinnacle of muppets and blow hards
Twitter users really are
*HINT* read it backwards for the true meaning!
We are now connected via fibber hoptic cabrel! So exciting. I must say, torrenting something at 30Mb/s is much nicer than torrenting it at 4Mb/s.
From: Tim Harman [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, 26 November 2013 9:11 p.m.
Subject: Would you? Would You Really?
Every time I get down your packet of cones from the top shelf of our pantry, I see the little message on the side that says “We’d love to hear from you” and I always think to myself “Would they? Would they LOVE to hear from me?”. Then I make an Icecream, slide the cones back up onto the top shelf and think to myself “I should ask them that one day”
So I guess this me asking “Would you really love to hear from me?”
Look at it from my point of view: I’m a 37 yo man. I work in IT, doing network designs (You’ve probably fallen alseep by now, right?) I don’t even _eat_ the icecream cones, I make them for my wife. She loves Goody Goody gumdrops. (I’m not so sure myself, I’m more of a plain old chocolate icecream guy myself.) I just don’t think there’s that much about me worth hearing about, at least in the context of Icecream Cones.
Anyway, I hope you have loved hearing from me? If you haven’t, I would suggest updating the wording on future packets to say something like “We might like to hear from you, but only if it’s Icecream related”. Though that probably wouldn’t fit on the box as easily.
Yours in a love of having burning questions answered,
PS: At least I have enjoyed writing to you! 🙂
Thanks for asking a great question. I hope I can offer a satisfactory answer to you.
There are a few reasons why we really do love to hear from people.
I am sure you can appreciate the value in receiving feedback on our products. We learn what people enjoy about our cones and sometimes we
get ideas for new cones coming through too.
But most importantly, and simply, is that it subsequently provides us with an opportunity to personally thank people for choosing our
Your family may have been purchasing our cones for years without us knowing about it.
But now, since you took the time to make contact, we can finally say it – thank you for choosing our products!!
Tim, have a great Summer. Enjoy some chocolate ice-cream (perhaps even in a cone!) and next time you pick one of our products off the shelf you’ll know that we appreciate you making that choice.
Thanks again and best regards,
Tawse Foods Ltd
PS – I’m more of a coffee ice-cream guy 🙂