20/06/2004 @22:14:51 ^00:49:56

"We just have Guy Faulkes Day, celebrating some bloke who made a spirited attempt to blow up the entire country's government"

Don't forget new tracks but don't download doinit2me as it's rubbish even as a parody record, I'm told.


The latest line in the long running saga "Rob hates his job and wants to leave but they won't let him": The following is an extract from a letter I left on my boss's desk on Friday afternoon

I am writing to you to give my week's notice of leaving my job. As we discussed before your holiday, I feel that, following the completion of the checking of scanned records, now is the time to move on.

Many thanks for the months of valuable experience and may I wish you and the team the very best for the future.

Yours sincerely,

Rob Young

I'm actually quite worried now that this will cause confrontations and awkward questions. But I have to get out of there. Sitting around for hours waiting for people to think up boring tasks for me to do is not how I want to spend what seems like the rest of my life, even if it means I have to lose my income.

rogue channel have post-exam party

They insisted that I go to this thing. Okay but I have to get to Leamington. I missed the bus I was supposed to get as everything seemed to prevent me getting out the house on time. I couldn't cope with this and flipped out. I missed the next bus an hour later too; I was in time for that but it was early. I very nearly gave up but my mum said she'd give me a lift. How embarrassing.

I gave it my best shot, but already being quite upset and drained (and many others being exhausted following the completion of exams) I failed to extract all the humour and make the evening live up to its hype.

snafu and livejournals

A couple of weeks ago I discovered that if you do a HEAD request on a LiveJournal's RSS feed it actually gives you a Last-Modified header. That is, livejournal.com/users/xXxaNgELpIe69xXx/ won't give you one, but livejournal.com/users/xXxaNgELpIe69xXx/data/rss will. Since I wrote snafu to support checking a different URL from the one to which it links, it's all good.

I also have found a couple of journals written by people I know and am going to piss everybody off by putting them on the list.

obligatory doom section

I hadn't touched the game for ages until yesterday when in order to pass some time I just went and found a bunch of random maps off idgames. Here they are