Friday, June 20, 2008

Why did I do it!

Well it wasn't because it sounded like Zardoz. I suspect it's because I have a quizzical ego. My friends at Garlik of Data Patrol fame, offered me a view of my status on the web... yesterday I joined the QDOS beta and found that approximately 2/3rds of the other joiners have a lesser web presence than I do and 1/3 greater. Then it struck me. Statistically this is only going to tell me anything about the web kudos of people with quizzical egos. Those of a more confident nature who already know they are the best won't bother joining and those who are absolutely convinced that they are the bottom of the heap won't even consider trying to pretend that there just might be someone out there with a lesser web presence.

So dear reader depending on what sort of web ego you have, you or may not choose to join this sorry mid band of quizzical egotists who wanted to know!!!!

Now the question is, will I publish the statistically irrelevant result on my Blog.... well I tried!!!

One day I will be competent enough to deserve to be in the top web decile, but by then I won't need the ego stroking that QDOS might give me!! Sigh!!! It's all so confusing!!

PS (Well it isn't really a "post" script more an aside but I don't know the latin for that. It will be something starting with "Se-"
Lets plump for segway... not right but I am bored with this train of thought!)

On the subject of Web Publishing of Supposedly Embargoed Data, it is my contention that data shared with no sign of a classification, will always be subject to the possibility of transparency, ie publication. That is not to say I have not been wracked by a very weird mixture of crippling guilt and side splitting mirth at they very thought of a certain "frater" finding out about the Caerbonnagic event on my blog. Either way it hurts!!! Where the happy couple to have deigned to arrive at Chez Moi while I was present I suspect I may have attempted a stumbling apology!

Monday, June 16, 2008

A Greener World Dawns.... Green and Mean!

I am getting cheaper electricity and gas and the electricity is Green!

Why didn't we switch earlier?

Saving and being delivered Hydro Electricity.

What with driving a Hybrid I feel a "smug git" grin appearing, at least it would were it not for those pesky transatlantic air-miles!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Caerbonnagic Romance is not dead!?

There I was enjoying my post exercise lie in, (doesn't everyone enjoy breakfast in bed after their morning exercise and shower? But hey I deserved it as my Wii Fit had just told me that I had the body of a 26 year old! ...any way I digress...) ...when SWHAND interrupted me from my revery with the news that the White Killer Rabbit of Caerbonnag had proposed to one of my Surrogate Daughters. Which, of course, stunned me and simultaneousy put me into the weird state of having 2 SD's engaged. (To lose one SD is careless, to lose two is just plain criminal!) This state will last for a brief few weeks, as the first SD marriage occurs before the end of the month.

I was left wondering how a Killer White Rabbit would be involved in such a romantic act as proposal for:
1) They don't talk!
2) They mostly rip peoples throats out!
3) They live in caves in Wales
4) Effergies of them are mostly seen flying across castle parapets
5) ...well heck you see my point!

So I started my researches.... I was surprised to find that the Kille Rabbit was both real and a prop. Then I found the ThinkGeek site and all became clear! There are fluffy versions of the beast of Caerbonnag! In fact, having found that out, I was surprised not to see fotos of the occassion here, like this one. I suspect this site is also the likely source of the offending instrument!


(PS: You are still not forgiven for coming to Guildford while I am away, but despite that I have instructed HWWGTA to share some of my better drams with you both! His only restriction is that he cannot open any unopened bottles!)