Aled Treharne on October 31st, 2006

This update has been slow in coming, apologies – I was having a relaxing weekend away and my ADSL router decided to route the world up its own ass. So, on Thursday, Alex asked for a lift into Cardiff. When pressed, he admitted it was to buy heroin. Colour me unimpressed, I refused. He then […]

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Aled Treharne on October 26th, 2006

I had to drop the car off at the garage today, and on my way got a phone call from my tenant, Alex. He said that he owed a taxi driver money, and that if he didn’t pay, the driver was going to drop him at a police station. I pointed out that I a) […]

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Aled Treharne on October 24th, 2006

[13:48:16] Jon Pearse says: mysql> delete from table WHERE foo=’a’ AND tableId=8169; Query OK, 1 row affected (4.39 sec) [13:48:21] Jon Pearse says: Holy shit [13:48:27] Jon Pearse says: That scared the crap out of me Yup, that’s a crap and very busy server. (For the non-techies, a simple query like that should take a […]

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Aled Treharne on October 23rd, 2006

Ok, so I don’t do memes. Ever. Not really. But I kinda like this one, so I figured I’d better. If you comment on this thread… 1) I shall respond with something random I like about you. 2) I shall tell you what song, movie or book reminds me of you. 3) I shall name […]

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Aled Treharne on October 23rd, 2006

It’s been abusy weekend. Friday night Steve, an old friend from London came up to stay for a few days which was nice – we hadn’t seen each other in a while, and although I had a full weekend planned, he was happy to get out of London for a while. So Saturday was mostly […]

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Aled Treharne on October 19th, 2006

Some nights ago I came home to find Senghenydd wrapped in a heavy blanket of fog. In between the car and the house, I took a quick photo to see how my new camera copes with night – and it did quite well. I quite like this photograph…

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Aled Treharne on October 19th, 2006

Saturday will be the 40th anniversary of the worst Welsh disaster of the 20th century. At around 9:15am on the 21st October 1966, slag heap No. 7 which was perched above the village became waterlogged with a combination of recent heavy rain and underground springs slid down the hill into the village of Aberfan, destroying […]

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Aled Treharne on October 18th, 2006

After Sean came back from Canada and spent a week or two here, getting out of bed in the mornings and leaving him behind to go for a run before work seemed a lot harder. *grin* So my exercise regime has deteriorated somewhat since then, especially seeing as Sean gave me fresher’s flu (and also […]

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Aled Treharne on October 16th, 2006

On Friday I had a conversation with a supplier that went something like this: Me: Hi, I need a quote from you guys for a managed server, with foo disks for the OS and bar disks for the Database, dual Xeon, 4Gb RAM, Supplier: Sure. I’ll email it to you. Me: Thanks. This morning I […]

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Aled Treharne on October 16th, 2006

As I was on my way into work this morning, the pager went off. An uncommon call – this was an area search call – I can only remember two of these, the area call system is usually used to alert us of a casualty with a known location, however it can be used in […]

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