Posts from July 2002

29th July, 6:09 am

The iamcal essential items roundup:

  • cat and girl shirts: [1](, [2](
  • [scary bear shirt](
  • things from the [b3ta shop](
  • [diesel sweeties shirts](
  • [wigu "poison" shirt](

  • 26th July, 3:55 am

    today is international sysadmin appreciation day, and spacefish from b3ta wrote a poem for me:

    yay for cal he's our pal he makes b3ta work so whether you're a poster or you lurk you'd better think, at least once a day about how great cal is hooray!

    25th July, 12:34 am

    A new challenge for iamcal readers:

    I won a £10 amazon gift voucher from Sul, in this contest. What should i spend it on? Best suggestion gets bought by me from (don't worry if it's a bit over £10).

    post your suggestions here

    23rd July, 9:08 am

    Aujourd'hui est le jour français ici à iamcal (pourquoi pas?)

    Vérifiez ces archives de la musique d'annonce [par l'intermédiaire du ste]

    B3ta peut être une force pour le bon, non simplement mal. Ils me sont gentils.

    Roys de Wroxham est placé pour succéder le monde.

    Voulez vivre à l'avenir? Maintenant vous pouvez! [par l'intermédiaire du sul]

    Combinez vos passe-temps de deux favoris des drogues et des bijoux. [par l'intermédiaire du sal]

    22nd July, 6:18 am

    I got my uni results at the weekend.

    I've got a 1st class honors degree in software engineering with online communities.

    Tom's birthday was ace. There was a boat, pimms, barbeque, cossacks, buffy, evil cheese, cartwheels, sunsets, trees, roys, a leg brace, color blind snooker, talk of principal component analysis and candy floss. you don't get alot better than this.

    19th July, 8:39 am

    I won't say anything cos i don't mean it, won't make a promise cos I won't keep it, believe me now I'd only lie to you.

    I spent my time collecting all the scars and I know, i'm lying but the truth is in your charm, I hope down inside I can't be what im not.

    Well i've said that thought a thouasand tinmes, i believe in something I can't find, so belive me now i'd only lie to you.

    Now won't you say something, please say something, and believe me now, I'd only lie to you.

    Today is Tom's 30th birthday, so i'll be in Norfolk all weekend. Miss me.

    19th July, 1:22 am

    At last night's bloggers meetup were:

    Errol Elliot (also of it's ealing) with his wife(?) Martina and baby Daniella.

    Thayer and Andy from UMS, who were a little drunk but still talked about blogchalking, and how great whelk is.

    James Carlyle from Calaba (not a weblog) and simon perry (who also writes about broadband), who argued about MMS and synthetic video in a fairly animated way.

    Urm, my memory is much worse than i thought - thanks to webb for clearing some things up.

    18th July, 5:59 am

    18th July, 1:28 am

    The silly silly guardian is having a weblogging competition. What makes one weblog better than another? Well, who cares, as long as we win.

    17th July, 7:14 am

    Urgh. databases are annoying.

    %mysql -ucal -p******** Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MySQL connection id is 197329 to server version: 3.23.49-log mysql> use cal_main Reading table information for completion of table and column names Didn't find any fields in table 'iamcal_posts' Database changed mysql> repair table iamcal_posts; 1 row in set (24.75 sec)

    17th July, 4:29 am

    The iamcal best-of-SMS roundup:

    zxenor: the walrus flies at know what to do kevan: what's green and turns red at the flick of a switch? a manually operated traffic light lardmonster: i went to a sedfood disco on friday night...and pulled a mussel tom: will you marry me sul: this is a rose @->- It don't mean i fancy you, ITS JUST A ROSE... ok? I hate uncomfertable silences! squirrell: they have invented essex girl larger. it's the same as normal larger but it goes down easier Ell: Thought for the day: "In the land of the connectionless, the man with dialup is king" paul's friend: Hey Hey, we're the Monkees, people say we monkey around. But we're too busy singing to put anybody down. Ell: "Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote" ~Edward Young (4:26 am) Sul: My sister keeps dreaming that I dont pack enough shoes for my holiday. I think she's weird

    15th July, 9:49 am

    i must get out once in a while everything is starting to die the dust settles the worms dig the spiders crawl over the bed

    i must get out once in a while i eat all day and i now i am fat yesterday's meal is hugging the plate you never wash up after yourself

    You Never Wash Up After Yourself, Radiohead

    12th July, 9:38 am

    Weebl has updated his pie animation for bastille day.

    This site has the lyrics to all the pixies songs, including translations.

    Make your weblog more accessible. Like by having our new 404 page.

    "Twenty-eight days... six hours... forty-two minutes... twelve seconds. That... is when the world... will end."

    BBC copies pixelflo (sort of) with playable cult trumps.

    Sand sculptures are cool. My sand-castles were never this good. Not even close.

    12th July, 12:00 am

    Whelk is now available to buy.

    It's a book containing the best of Upsideclown from the last two years. This means it is very very good. You have absolutely no excuse not to buy it.

    10th July, 8:25 am

    Based on the size of my trillian log files, i can proudly present:

    Top 10 people I speak to on instant messengers

    469kb Plasticbag - Mr Tom Coates 96kb Lucia - ex iamcal junkie 85kb Darkgarden - aka Peter Fielding, pixelflo designer 66kb Jen - Miss Jen Rundall, now off travelling the world 57kb LK - Admin at, and rather ace programmer 56kb Jeff - Porn star Fluffy Love 54kb Sally - iamcal junkie 53kb Stevie - old iamcal sys admin 40kb Lucky - old school friend 39kb Darkfire - ukbloggers junkie, and ex web junkie

    It's disturbing to notice that i've almost typed half a million characters to Tom.

    8th July, 4:03 am

    There was a blog meet on saturday. With lots of sexy people. Oh yes.

    8th July, 12:49 am

    Morning humor from Sul:

    One night, the Potato family sat down to dinner. Mother Potato, Father Potato, and their three daughters. Midway through the meal, the eldest daughter spoke up.

    "Mother Potato?" she said. "I have an announcement to make." "And what might that be?" said Mother, seeing the obvious excitement in her eldest daughter's eyes. "Well," replied the daughter, with a proud but sheepish grin, "I'm getting married!"

    The other daughters squealed with surprise as Mother Potato exclaimed,"Married!... That's wonderful! And who are you marrying, Eldest daughter?" "I'm marrying a Jersey Royal!" ..... "A Jersey Royal!" replied Mother Potato with pride. "Oh, a Jersey Royal is a fine tater, a fine tater indeed!"

    As the family shared in the eldest daughter's joy, the middle daughter spoke up. "Mother, I too, have an announcement." "And what might that be?" asked Mother Potato, said with conviction. "I, too, am getting married!"

    "And who are you marrying, Middle Daughter?"

    "I'm marrying a King Edward," beamed the middle daughter. "A King Edward!" said Mother Potato with joy. "Oh, a King Edward is a lovely posh tater, a fine tater indeed!" Once again, the room came alive with laughter and excited plans for the future, when the youngest Potato daughter interrupted.

    "Mother Potato?...Umm, I, too, have an announcement to make." "Yes?" said Mother Potato with great anticipation.

    "Well," began the youngest Potato daughter with the same sheepish grin as her eldest sister before her, "I hope this doesn't come as a shock to you, but I am getting married, as well!" "Really?" said Mother Potato with sincere excitement..."All of my lovely daughters married! What wonderful news! And who, pray tell, are you marrying, youngest Daughter?"

    "I'm marrying Des Lynam!"

    "Des Lynam?!"..Mother Potato scowls, "But he's just a common tater!"

    Got any awful jokes? Post them here

    5th July, 10:54 am

    Perl six will have the scariest regular expressions in the world.

    Read this ICQ conversation. Read it to the end. The bloke really didn't know the girl.

    Get outline maps of all different countries here.

    A friend of mine has a little site with mp3s he made. I don't have a sound card at work, so can anyone tell me if they are any good? And it's fantastically pretty too.

    From popbitch: the aibo dildo.

    Play blind golf, which sounds silly but is quite fun.

    5th July, 12:12 am

    an sms from reitsma:

    The following number is the only one of its kind. '8,549,176,320' Can you figure out what is so special about it?

    I figured it out after a few minutes - can anyone else? Post your answers here

    3rd July, 9:56 am

    Guess the scientifically modified lyrics:

    "The carbon-metabolizing physical presence that currently houses my conscious and those physical manefestations of my comrades all possess as our common residential abode the interior of a mid-visible spectrum double hulled buoyancy controlled ship of war!"

    2nd July, 9:57 am

    Six jokes, four proposals of marriage and a message from a spy. That's what having SMS on your homepage does to you.

    Some software I wrote for Guide Dogs is in the news.

    The "Klez" virus has been a high risk for over 2 months. will it ever die?

    Some blog charts: [top 30 european blogs using alexa]( [top 40 european blogs using blogdex]( [top 50 international blogs using blogdex](

    "I have like 20 windows open and my disk is swapping like a hot couple during the 60's" [geek irc quotes]( are fantastic

    2nd July, 3:12 am

    looking for the iamcal fonts?

    go here:


    1st July, 9:44 am

    Now you can fake your own terrorist alert.

    Johnathon Nash! Amiga Power!

    Cat and Girl is still a fantastic cartoon.

    A blogging tool written in cocoon.

    Buy someone an ark full of animals. [via haddock]


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