Sign o’ the (End) Times

Saw passenger get off Jubilee Line train at Canada Water. Was reading paperback copy of The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Continued to read it on escalator. Did not fall off the end. Grrr.

Dig bunker now!

(OK. That’s the wrong book, but you get the idea.)

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January 7, 2018. Books, Daniel, Silly. Leave a comment.

The Little Baby Jesus: Another Apology

In what seems to be becoming a Christmas tradition, I have cocked it up again. I did manage to send the physical cards this year, which is better than last year, but my plan to send out the seasonal emails has foundered on the basic problem that I discovered at the last minute that the only computer with the distribution list on is not the one I am sitting at, or which going to be able to lay hands on before the deadline. Well, at least I tried to send the email on time this year…

On the subject of all things shambolically festive, have some of Mark E Smith’s Christmas complaining…

I don’t know anybody called Simon so that should be safe. At least, it should be no more likely to offend one person than any other, which about as good as it gets with The Fall.

In case that was not enough, there is much more here, so don’t say I didn’t give you anything.

Seasons greetings to one and all.

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Free bonus Xmas party tip:

If you are the sort of person who gets drunk at Christmas, try singing “David Bloody Davis” to the tune of Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2. It’s really annoying!

December 24, 2017. #Brexit, Daniel, Music. Leave a comment.

The Little Baby Jesus: An Apology

I am sorry to have to say that I have been far too disorganised to send out any seasonal cards or emails this year. In my defence it has been a really crappy year and, thanks to the leap second, a long one too. The safest thing to do seems to be to avoid any unnecessary motion that might prolong it any further due to relativistic time dilation.

Nonetheless it probably does behove me to assert that I am not dead, but not to go so far as to prove it by singing. There are no winners in that game. With this in mind, let me wish you all seasons greetings and leave the singing to somebody who knows what they are doing.

December 24, 2016. Daniel, Music. 1 comment.

Not Dead…

…just too lazy to blog.

December 24, 2012. Daniel. Leave a comment.

Jobsearch 2010 Is Over

Hooray! I have just been offered a job, which I have accepted!

October 7, 2010. Daniel, Sensible. Leave a comment.

I am Web Monkey

I have now taken over responsibility for all my Dad’s websites. After a frantic period of getting access to his various logins and accounts I have finally got everything consolidated onto one server. I still need to clean up some of his other old hosting, so that Googlers only find the latest versions, and hunt down the last few dead links, but it is going OK. It is all very Web 1.0, which is just how I like it.

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August 8, 2010. Daniel, IT. Leave a comment.

Share The Inanity

In keeping with the Web 2.0 social networking principle to consolidate all your daily inanity into one easy lobotomy, I have now linked my main site to Facebook. (more…)

June 29, 2010. Administrivia, Daniel. Leave a comment.

Zut alors! Les Français sont confondus

I just found a Facebook group, in French, with my name on it. Of course, it isn’t about me. Rigal is a fairly common name in France and it seems to be about a teacher or professor called Daniel Rigal. I think it is just his students messing about. I translated the page with Google Translate but it made less than no sense.

Despite not being about me, it has a link to my homepage on it! Goodness knows why. Clearly the French are very confused. Mind you, so are most of the denizens of Facebook. That’s why I normally avoid it. (more…)

May 25, 2010. Daniel, Links, Silly. Leave a comment.

Server Room Consolidation Pictures

Shortly before I left Jai Kudo they moved office from Hill House in London to Centennial Park in Elstree. The new building had no network infrastructure at all. This forced a shift from reusing existing chunks infrastructure left by previous companies to installing a coherent network of their own. I was heavily involved in specifying that network and building the new server room. Here are some before and after pictures.

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May 3, 2010. Daniel, IT, Pictures, Sensible. Leave a comment.

Contact Form Problems

Messages sent through the contact form on the old site seem to have been lost. If you have sent a message using the old contact forms please resend it using the new forms. (more…)

April 6, 2010. Administrivia, Daniel, Sensible. Leave a comment.

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