So why a Roast on Monday instead of the, by now, Sunday? Because yesterday the CCM descended upon Southampton for a flying visit and whisked me off to Southsea for the day. We had a lovely time walking the Front, going round the Aquarium and eating food in the smallest cafe I’ve been in in a while (room for two tables). We had a slightly less lovely, but still instructional, time walking round the D-Day museum and looking at the Overlord Embroidery.
And then it was home in time for toasted teacakes. Yum, toasted teacakes.
Not exactly a Roasting day, really. Hence writing it this evening instead. I’ve been wandering round like a Grizzly with a migraine all day today, snapping at my poor hapless colleagues for no reason other than I’m unaccountably grumpy. Sorry everyone! As I’m still feeling grumpy, even after Chish & Fips and several episodes of Stargate: Atlantis, I expect my customary humour might be in short supply in this roast. Who knows – the only way to find out is to read on…
And the first item in the folder is a piece all about how wonderful 3G working is. GRRRR! I’ve been fighting for over a year to get our laptops with 3G capability… GRRR!!!!
Excuse me while I go and lie down in a darkened room for a moment, will you?
I don’t care what he said. He was a fricking hologram! How cool is that!
The CCM said something interesting as we were going round the D-Day museum yesterday. During WWII in the UK, our government had more control over us than Hilter had over the Germans – the difference was we succeeded our liberties voluntarily. I then ended up looking at an ID card in a display case. Not one of the proposed new ones, but the old fashioned paper kind you had to carry at all times during the war…
On the impact of technologies
Most of the time I’m not sure why I still subscribe to the NYT, but then an odd longer piece like this one on the possible future of US international relations crosses the reader and I remember. On occasion, they’ll publish a piece that makes you think.
Sadly, the EDLO’s birthday buns weren’t this funky. Maybe next time?
I was going through some old pictures on Flickr the other night, and was struck how things are still depressingly the same.
Let me introduce you to marvelous web comic, Geek and Poke
Scary, what happens when you hit publish
And a movie trailer to enjoy:
Penelope – I might have linked to this before, but I’m going through a mild James McEvoy thing at the moment, so forgive me