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Thursday, February 24th, 2011
2:28 pm
Must pack my heavy duty earplugs for tomorrow; I'm off to see Mogwai.
Friday, December 31st, 2010
6:37 pm
2010
A year I wrote "2009! You'll forever cry yourself to sleep at night at how awesome 2010 is!". And it most definitely came true. This year I've made many new friends, become borderline broke, learnt new things, fell in love, became gainfully employed again, discovered so much new music and an amazing music festival. Plus I discovered just how amazing an English summer can be.

In fact, I might just ask for 2010 to repeat itself.

So onto 2011. If 2010 was about shedding 2009, then my motto for 2011 is "Take no prisoners!". It's going to be a time to keep the momentum going, but also to push myself out the slight comfort zone I've developed.
Thursday, May 27th, 2010
3:49 pm
Gee, thanks laptop.

A week hasn't past since I repaired your overheating issue, and you decide that you miss me angsting over you so much you'll just pack up and die. A considerate laptop would actually make it to the BIOS before refusing to go any further, but not you, oh no...
Thursday, March 25th, 2010
9:55 pm
Scott Pilgrim trailer!
Oh hell yes!

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/universal/scottpilgrimvstheworld/

(also posted here, in case you don't have Quicktime: http://www.warrenellis.com/?p=8905 )

You may need to give me a week to stop watching this and demanding to know why you all haven't seen it yet.

Current Mood: Scott Pilgrim!
Monday, December 28th, 2009
1:17 am
Links o'clock
The Guardian bad sex awards 2009 - I think I agree with Neil Gaiman in regards to Nick Cave's nomination; that last line is sensational.

Colour perception made us naked - Scientist argues that the human eyes skin tone reading capabilities led us to our current naked state.

John Walker on the Christmas Doctor Who episode - A tearing apart of the just aired Christmas episode of Doctor Who that doubles as an A-Grade summary of everything that I've started to hate about the show for the last two to three seasons, especially its exaltation of stupid people. For another review that's spot on, see here

Don't judge my hair! - Vaguely related to all those Fail/canhascheezeburger sites, this one dwells on the crimes committed by hair stylists.
Monday, November 30th, 2009
9:19 pm
Links
Insect evolution in underground railway systems - An interesting, if overtly snarky look at the arising of new insect species in underground railway systems.

An analysis on patterns found in Choose your own adventure novels - A look into the patterns of the paths found in choose your own adventure style novels. The author makes good use of graphics to show the different structures of the books examined, and pretty graphics always wins points in my book. Personally I'd be interested to see the methods applied to the Fighting Fantasy series; the CyoA series tended to branch out into many potential areas, but the FF series tended to loop back onto set paths.

Watch repair in micro gravity. - Apparently if you're going up into space the one thing you don't want to run out of is tape.
Thursday, November 26th, 2009
11:45 pm
Links
My browser has become rather filled with tabs of sites I've been meaning to distribute to you fine people, so it's probably time I got on with it...

3D Mandelbrot set - An attempt to create a 3D visualisation of the mandelbrot set. Also includes an intro to the set if you're interested.
Hyperrealistic sculptures - Modern techniques used to create near photorealistic sculptures. Jamie Salmon's set does some cool stuff with torn sculptures.
NZ Book council animation - Cool little animation.
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
9:51 pm
My month so far in rapid summary; visited Italy, went to the MCM (massive anime, comics and computer game expo here in London, played L4D2, Bayonetta and Borderlands), saw F*ck Buttons live and just got back from the stackoverflow convention Devdays.

Will post actual summaries and thoughts and many awesome links to random things soon.
Monday, April 6th, 2009
2:58 pm
Cane toad solution found: Breed flesh-eating ants
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122294661/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0

While most Australian wild life finds the introduced Cane Toad highly toxic, the Meat Ant has no such issues with devouring the pesky Bufo marinus. Now we just need a method of introducing the little guys to the all can eat....
Saturday, February 7th, 2009
8:16 pm
Success!
Installation went perfectly... until I forgot the wireless password.
2:42 pm
I may be offline a while...
I'm about to install Windows 7 onto my laptop; if you don't see me online for a while, that's probably the reason.

Now, so long as I don't forget to copy my key down onto paper, everything should go fine...
Saturday, January 10th, 2009
10:25 pm
Thanks Google bookmarks!
How ever did you know that I was in the market for a "Vietnamese Beauty"? </sarcasm>
Sunday, September 21st, 2008
2:41 pm
There was a gig on Friday?
I just found out that UNKLE were playing in London on Friday.

I suppose I should be content with seeing them twice so far this year already.

Please don't fall over yourselves in the rush to offer me sympathy :-p
Saturday, September 13th, 2008
7:12 pm
Er, whoops?
It's now a month since my last entry on lj. I'm trying to think of what's new and spectacular in the life of carlos, and I'm not coming up with much, so I'm just going to post to say hi to everybody. Still alive, still in England, still working, still taking the train everyday, still trying to figure out new things to see in England.
Sunday, July 20th, 2008
8:46 pm
Wednesday, July 16th, 2008
5:06 pm
Friday, July 4th, 2008
4:24 pm
At the ripe old age of 12, Bonnie Webb passed away a few hours ago. We knew it was coming; she'd been given a month or two at the most not long ago. It got to the stage though where she couldn't walk (didn't stop her telling my parents that she wanted to go outside for a walk though, bless her), and the Vet said that it was good thing we got her in early enough.

I'd meant to make a goodbye video for her to watch, but just hadn't found the time.

One couldn't ask for a dog more enthusiastic about stealing toilet paper, watching television or barking at reflected light.
Thursday, June 26th, 2008
11:47 am
Steven Erikson book signing and QA
I'm going to try and take half a day off next Wednesday... to head up to Birmingham and get my copy of Toll the Hounds signed by the author himself, Mr. Erikson.

So, just a quick question; working on the presumption that I make it, does anybody have any questions they'd like me to ask him?
Sunday, June 15th, 2008
10:59 pm
I wish the UK would take a leaf from Oz's book and eliminate the one and two pence pieces.

And yes... I know that 2 pence is vaguely equivalent to 5 Oz cents. Doesn't mean I don't have far too many of them.
Tuesday, June 10th, 2008
1:46 pm
A quick status update
It's been quite a while since I've updated this journal; I chat away with enough of my friends on gmail that I feel as though everybody knows my current status.

That and I'm lazy.

So, for a quick summary:
I've been working at a company called Lake Image Systems for what's fast approaching three months. We do cameras, in particular cameras for the mailing verification industry.

Said company sent me to DRUPA last weekend, which is the printing industry trade show. It's huge. For those in Victoria, imagine twelve buildings slightly smaller than Jeff's shed, all being used for the trade show. I saw some of the companies that use our cameras and equipment, which was really the intention of sending me there. I also scored a cool holographic poster.

I've been moved into my new place for a little over a month now. It's something of a bedsit with shared bedroom and kitchen arrangement, and I have housemates, who I seem to be getting along well with. (all issues so far have been minor and dealt with maturally and without incident)

I'm trying to save money, just so that I can say I have savings again. Also so that I know I'm not living beyond my means.

I still haven't picked up a laptop bag. I'm being a little too fussy about them to be honest (for instance, one I quite liked probably wouldn't go too well with one of my coats, so I've continued my search).

And I wish I was doing more exercise and programming for myself in my spare time. Getting my self-improvement routine down is being annoyingly ellusive.
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