part three of the ever-exciting adventure

Archive for November, 2004

Reasons to like Kerrang

If you’re not already listening to it, then here’s a few resons why you might want to listen to this great radio station.

1. They have a chart called The Illegal Downloads Chart. How have they not got their asses sued off?!
2. Their jingles take the piss out of chavs.
3. They play great music!

So I’m listening to them now, before I begin to indluge myself in pizza, beer, crap music and the rest of the shit that Monday nights when you don’t have time to cook before heading back onto campus entail. Last Top B of term? How did that happen?!

The Cooper Temple Clause

The Cooper Temple Clause are doing a few dates at a few Unis around the country, kicking off with Warwick this Tuesday. Curiously, the other venues are Leeds and Bangor, the other two Universities that people in my circle of friends from sixth form went to.

Anyway, I’m going to the Warwick gig along with Dave and a few of his mates. Tickets are 10 and anyone else who’s vaguely interested in seeing random indie bands should definitely be coming along :-).

Rootes Social

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Not sure if I’ve posted this before, but it’s one I came across anyway, and apparently we need a new photo to replace the previous one that’s been there for over a week now… :-).

Mary in a hat

I like this picture. It’s Mary in a hat, but taken nearly a year ago, pre-dating the famous hat party by a great deal. Could this be the earliest recorded evidence of her hat-wearing tendencies?


It’s also a reminder that the time for Christmas shopping is coming round again. Gah! Credit card!

University policy on cannabis

Two Warwick-related entries in a row? Surely not!

Via Insite, comes an announcement that the University is to review it’s policy on cannabis posession in halls. Reading it through, it seems like a direct response to the Union’s motion (couldn’t find a HTML version) to oppose the current policy, which was passed a few weeks ago.

If this goes through and results in changes to the current rather draconian policy, this will surely be a big win for the Union.

And the Sabbs, they do strip…

I’m not even going to attempt to describe the events of tonight in the Marketplace, but I feel somehow compelled to tell the tale nonetheless. I think I’ll leave it to the inhabitants of Warwick Blogs to tell it, starting with Holly Cruise.

Let’s just hope all those camera phone photos come out as blurry as they usually do, eh? 🙂

Router issues

Our router is being silly. It’s a little Netgear DG834G, with a firewall, wireless AP and DSL modem inside a tiny box. It’s very cute, but also rubbish.

When I get an IP address off it to connect to the internal network, it also tells me to use the router as the DNS server, to resolve host names into IP addresses. This doesn’t appear to work very well, as it takes about 5 seconds to resolve domain names each time you click on a link in a web page. This means the web browser has to sit there for five seconds before it can even attempt to start downloading the web page. This gets a bit annoying after a while, to say the least.

So now I’ve told my computer to ignore what the router tells it and to use Pipex’s DNS servers instead, and it’s all fine again. The router clearly has to pass DNS queries that it receives through to them anyway, so what’s the point in it taking the request in the first place? It just slows things down. Silly silly router, silly silly Netgear.

Currently listening to: What You Waiting For? by Gwen Stefani on Kerrang. I love this song!
Chances of them playing it at Top B tonight: Minimal 😦