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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Excerpt from my list of life goals

14. Learn to play the Zither
15. Spend a year in Iceland
16. Square the circle
17. Rebuke a thief while naked
Loughborough has, as I may have mentioned, failed to impress me- but yesterday it allowed me to cross something off the ol' list.

I'm real late for work so I won't go into more detail, but I have learned that saying "Hey, no, get the hell out of here" in an irritated tone is appently enough to get someone to abandon a burglary attempt.

Oh Loughborough, your small-town quaintness never fails to charm.

Monday, August 20, 2007


You know what's awesome? When you're doing numerical calculations and it turns out that the computer you've been allocated doesn't have a USB port. It's got a floppy disk drive, an infra-red port, a modem port, some ports that I think might be RCA and SCART and (goshdarn it) a DVD burner, but no USB, no firewire, nothing.

Also, the C drive is almost full and it doesn't seem to want to workany harder than 20% CPU.

I have to present my results in two weeks and I can't get this darned thing to...

Oh look. Windows has thrown up an error message. I'd go ask my supervisor about it, but he's decided to go on holiday for three weeks. THANKS, SIMON WATSON.

Maybe now is a good time to move on to the hot-air-balooning-millionaire-explorer stage of my career.