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Merry Christmas

As I am on leave tomorrow, I don’t work Fridays, and college is closed until a.d. iii non. Ian. mmvi, I’ll say merry Christmas and a happy new year now. I do most of my blogging at work (though not in work time, of course). To keep you all going till next year:

What’s ET short for?
Because he’s only got little legs.

Source: Top 10 Christmas cracker jokes. BBC, 2002.

Flat in the King’s Cross area

Fancy a flat in a high-rise building above a railway station in the King’s Cross area of London? Yes please! (via Lynne).

More Open Dictionary

I keep finding more reasons why this has received no publicity:

  • Extravert (adjective) : French for Bright Green.
  • uhh (interjection) : To pause because of astonishment of not knowing
    1.)”Uhh, I don’t know.” 2.)”I crashed your car,” Your reponse: “uhh”

The first one, however, is genious.

dadaddadadadadadadadadadadadadundunnnununununnunn (noun)

I had a quick look at Merriam Webster’s Open Dictionary (via Library Stuff who complained that it was getting no publicity compared with Wikipedia. I have looked previously too at Wiktionary which is doing much the same thing and wasn’t too impressed, although it has probably grown since then). Anyway, among the Open Dictionary’s recent entries was:

dadaddadadadadadadadadadadadadundunnnununununnunn (noun) : theme song to star wars
dadaddadadadadadadadadadadadadundunnnununununnunn -gorge lucas, fretetereter, wrewrewrwe
Submitted by: Anonymous Dec. 18, 2005 22:30

I doubt that entry will last long, if only because I doubt it is a noun. It will probably count as an interjection or something like moo or something.

Friend writes another book

Sil has written another book. I don’t know how he finds the time. This one was written with Tony Steidler-Dennison and is called Run Your Own Web Server Using Linux & Apache. Not something I’m planning to do soon, but if you are, you know what to do.

Why public transport rules

Public transport rules because in the summmer my wife inadvertently entered a competition with the train company WAGN who last week sent her a letter saying she had won the following vouchers:

  • £50 at Hamleys
  • £150 at Selfridges
  • £100 at the theatre
  • £100 at a restaurant (to be used in one go)

Woohoo! I feel more inclined now to enter competitions. I might enter the lottery. I’m thinking about the following numbers: 4 8 15 16 23 42?

Aurlog back

Aurlog has undergone a move to a new server, hence the sparser than normal posts over the last few weeks, the momentary disappearance of comments, and the random selection of old posts sent to rss readers last week. Normal sparkling service is now resumed!