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giant sparkler

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I made a mega-sparkler. danger danger. Here's Rich waving it around.

I actually only burnt myself once this firework night, and that was on molten sugar when making toffee. That's a personal best.
7th Nov 2007, 10:22   comments (3)


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traditional bonfire night sparkler fun...
4th Nov 2007, 00:16   | tags:comments (16)

toffee apples

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My first time making them. Apart from the odd one that went a bit fudgy, they're proper shiny and crunchy and good.
3rd Nov 2007, 20:07   | tags:comments (4)

who's that guy?

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3rd Nov 2007, 19:51   comments (12)

pain clinic

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This morning I got thrown out of the pain management clinic. I have no idea why - after five minutes talking, the consultant stood up, declared "I can't do this any more" and kicked me out of his office, slamming the door in my wake. I can be an absolute bastard sometimes, I know that. But I was being nice, not asking awkward questions, not expecting him to wave a wand and make it all better - everything a patient should be. Even worse, on top of all that, this particular consultant has a reputation for being "lovely" and "understanding".

To say I was rather upset is understating it. A nearby nurse apologised, looked over my file/notes, and lent me a TENS machine to be going on with. I like TENS, although the unit I have has rather loose voltage control knobs, so occasionally I've knocked them in my pocket and sent a rather painful shock into my spine. That's still better than not having it.
2nd Nov 2007, 12:25   | tags:comments (26)

I need to restart my computer

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after plugging in - wait for it - a bluetooth adaptor.

why I can't just restart my usb and/or bluetooth subsystems, I don't know. why bother leveraging the power of BSD for your OS if you don't actually leverage that power?

'kin apple.
2nd Nov 2007, 11:32   comments (7)

dog in an alcove

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1st Nov 2007, 13:23   | tags:comments (0)


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31st Oct 2007, 12:17   | tags:comments (4)