August 2007 Archives

31/08/07Posted by: Roy
My phone finally came, the Sony Ericsson P900.
Well, ok its not exactly a NEW phone, but I have my reasons for getting it, and at a snip too, £23 won on an auction on EBay.
So now its really souped up, latest software and some old stuff. The only drawback with the P900 is the fact it can only support memory sticks upto 128MB :o(
Time for another beer then I think I will call it a night.
BTW, did you check out the vid of the laughing baby (below)???
No?
Get it watched!

Thought for the day
“Work screwed me, but I’m still breathing!”

– Roy

30/08/07Posted by: Roy
Due to routine backing up and things I have decided that I seriously needs to reduce the clutter from the site.
Checking the files and folders that get backed up, I have notice things that are either;

  • Not in use,
  • No longer needed,
  • or were uploaded in error

 

With this in mind, over the next couple of days, things may go quiet on the site and some things may not work. I say this in advance, mainly as, the site shouldn’t be disrupted, but you never know.
I’m hoping to utilize my holiday days to get the wrongs righted and the broken things fixed.
Psst…by the way, theres 2 new games in the members section!!!

Thought for the day
“Still no new phone :o(“

– Roy

29/08/07Posted by: Roy
Check out this, if you don’t laugh at this, theres something wrong with you!


Brilliant!

Thought for the day
“I got a new phone, waiting eagerly to come in post!”

– Roy

28/08/07Posted by: Roy
We’ve broken 30,000 hits. So a special thank you everyone who’s visited, new and old.

Thought for the day
“Happy holidays to me!!!!”

– Roy

24/08/07Posted by: Roy
Been to me final physio and I got the all clear. The nurse or ‘whatever you call her’ said I got 100% of the facial muscles working again.
Was little bit worried about it coz doc said I may not get full usage back although he said he (personally) has never had anyone not get full recovery.
So, to celebrate, I’m on the razz tonight with my bro round town. I’m taking my phone, so perhaps I may take some snaps and get them uploaded. ;o)
I must say, thanks to all the people who have SMS’d or called me whilst I was unwell, its nice to know I’m valued by people.
The site is gradually ‘getting there’, it still has a lot of distance to get the look and feel that I want, and I really must reiterate that I am crap at web design, but from what this site was, to what it is now is a vast improvement by my standards.
Of course I will still get those morons who know better than I, and insist on dragging the site down and emailing me to tell me so. But to be honest, I don’t care. I’m happy learning myself and seeing the results by trial and error.

Anywhooo
Check out the latest news over at XPRunnerNG for all the latest stuff to be included in my program.

Thought for the day
“Well its payday and still skint…!”

– Roy

23/08/07Posted by: Roy
Finally!
I got my tattoo done.
Let me explain, when Caitlin was born I wanted her name tattooed, and I finally had it done today.
Cost £30, but it was well worth it. I expected it to hurt like hell as the skin tends to be “looser” on reverse side of the forearm, but it didn’t hurt at all.
No I’m not trying to sound “hard” and that I’m “tough as old boots” but it didn’t.
Mind you, the first two I had done some years ago didn’t hurt either, but the one I had done with Bab’s name on hurt a bit, but I think that was because the tattooist I usually use, is getting on a bit and now has the shakes. Needless to say, I don’t use him anymore.
So here it is, courtesy of ‘Devil Bitch’

Thought for the day
“Soon be payday…!”

– Roy

22/08/07Posted by: Roy
Site changes time again!
I’m fiddling around with the display of the site, and trying to weed out glitchy bits of code to make the site run better (I hope).
So this message will be multipart as I update…
Layout still crap, but code optimized and stable. Working on graphics over next couple of days.

Thought for the day
“Another day, another dollar…!”

– Roy

20/08/07Posted by: Roy
Hehehehe, have a butchers at this…

Well, made me laugh…
Make you own here

Thought for the day
“Another day, another dollar…!”

– Roy

20/08/07Posted by: Roy
No then, theres not a great deal to report today. Main reason, my life is incredibly dull at the moment and not at all exciting.
LMAO
Seriously, Caitlin, god bless her, has got cold. But she has been trooping on like, err, well a trooper. Went shopping today and bought some bits and bobs, mainly for Caitlin as she has been a good girl all month (well, sorta), you see what we do is every time she does a good thing we give her a star, and every time she does a bad thing, we take one off.
Of course, points make prizes (or cash in this case), the we take her on a spending spree.
Its a fair system we think, which is working.
Well, shes just woke up crying, because she can’t breath with this blocked up nose of hers, so I’m off now to calm her down and get her back to sleep before retiring myself.

Thought for the day
“Yawn…so tired”

– Roy

19/08/07Posted by: Roy
So now we have a hamster called “Hoggle”, Caitlin’s choice of name.
By the way, anyone emailing me with the film the name comes from, theres 100 points up for grabs.
Development news, XPRunnerNG is now on version 5 beta testing. Downloads will be available soon after I have altered the look of the program and compiled the new installation file.
Other than that, the news is short and sweet…
After catching up on all the sites I usually visit I came across this…

Done by a very good friend of mine Kinky Nuts AKA Kayleigh.
Thanks for that ;o)

Thought for the day
“Dance, magic dance!”

– Roy

17/08/07Posted by: Roy
I’m back, with a vengeance!
Gawd its good to be back online at home, the only problem is that I’m suffering from Bells Palsy, which is facial nerve damage which makes it feel, look and sound like I’ve had a stroke.
So, my good wife had very kindly typed all this up for me.
So, now I’m back online with BT Total broadband, and after spending 8 hours trying to get the thing to work, we are fully functional. So a massive thank you to Babs my wife for stopping up until 3am following my babble and rantings, and typing everything for me to get back online.
I have that much to update, and upload that I aint going to have chance to do it all in one night, so I will try my best over the coming weeks to get this sorted.
Things may get delayed as I cannot use a computer effectively due to illness, but rest assured they will be updated.

Thought for the day
“Hhhheres Johnny, or Roy Boy (which ever suits best)”

– Roy

07/08/07Posted by: Roy
After lengthy arguments and phone calls with my previous provider I have finally managed to sort out a connection which is due to start next week. But this is what I’ve had to endure in the meantime;

  • No reminders sent to me via email or post to say that I have not paid my broadband bill
  • despite making every attempt to settle balance, and even tried to paid over the phone AOL still managed to cock-up my payments and refused to take payment over the phone.
  • Confirmed my bank details more that six times with AOL, to wit they say the outstanding balance will be debited from my account within 5 working days. Which never happened!
  • Was told basically that I was a liar, and that I had canceled the direct debit instruction which I never did.
  • AOL suspend my services and refer the account to debt recovery.
  • Told by an agent that once AOL receive confirmation that I set a payment arrangement with debt recovery that they would release my M.A.C code.
  • Spoke to debt recovery who said that this wasn’t the case!
  • Spoke again to AOL that said the line was free and didn’t require a M.A.C code and that I could now setup a broadband account with any other provider
  • Spoke to BT, who in one phone call gave me more information and better customer services that AOL have ever done within my contract

 

The thing is, I can’t always check my bank accounts to see in/outcoming payments, and AOL have not sent any reminders. They of course denied this and told me to check my spam filters on my email.
Its seems that even when you setup your details with this company that they still manage to cock it up then blame the customer right down the line.
Still at least I got a connection in the end.

Thought for the day
“I have broadband…yey!…Soon…maybe”

– Roy