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June 18th, 2003

Today [Jun. 18th, 2003|11:52 am]
Peter Sheil
Got to sleep v late yesterday ... well his morning actually :( Got engrossed in a puzzle (pentagram I think it is called) where you have to get funny shaped pieces to fit together into a rectangular frame. I found a solution in 5 minutes when I first got back to the hotel in the evening but then wanted to record that in an Excel spreadsheet (slightly annal but also means I can get the bits back together again). Had a meal, watched the TV (Clear and Present Danger ... not as good as the book) then started playing with the puzzle again [while I defrag'd the disk on my work laptop]. I found, and recorded three additional solutions but by then it had gone 2 AM ... silly me ... but I am a bit obsesive sometimes :)

Missed breakfast this morning so had sugar laced coffee to start with and am now eating a Maple and Pelican Slice ... or should he be Pecan? *shrugs* I'm also busy doing administration on some upport cals on the s l o w e s t system ever.

Back to the treacle :(
Peace and good morning to all my American readers
peter
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Quotes of the Day [Jun. 18th, 2003|12:52 pm]
Peter Sheil
It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf.
H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

I envy people who drink. At least they have something to blame everything on.
Oscar Levant (1906 - 1972)

What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public.
Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879 - 1962), "Discovery", 1964

There will always be a part, and always a very large part of every community, that have no care but for themselves, and whose care for themselves reaches little further than impatience of immediate pain, and eagerness for the nearest good.
Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784), Taxation No Tyranny
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Destroy 'pirate' PCs, says politician [Jun. 18th, 2003|04:46 pm]
Peter Sheil
A US senator wants to develop new technology which would remotely destroy the computers of people who illegally download music tracks.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/2999780.stm

Madness, what is the world coming to?
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