Looking back, it could be that England’s failure to qualify for Euro 2008 was a major factor in making the whole tournament so enjoyable.Â There was no need to worry about how we would do or how other results might effect us, so we could just take it all as it came.
Entries from June 30th, 2008
Well, I picked up the new bike on Friday, which was a bit of an experience.Â Technology has moved on a lot since I bought my last bike – some time in the 80s I think.Â I do hope nothing ever goes wrong with itÂ because anything I ever knew about maintenance is not going [...]
June 29th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Life
Can’t decide whether I was more surprised by the end of today’s Dr. Who or the start of Jay-Z’s set at Glastonbury, but I know which one gave me a bigger laugh.
I have never been to Glastonbury, but I shan’t let that stop me having an opinion about the controversy that Noel Gallagher kicked off regarding Jay-Z headlining the festival.Â Unsurprisingly, I can’t see anything wrong with it, not that I was terribly excited by seeing his name on the bill.
June 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Life
Excitement and anticipation has just about edged out worry and trepidation about my return to cycle commuting after a gap of almost twenty years, and just in time: I collect my new bike tomorrow after work and will ride it home. As if on cue, it started raining this evening.
I had a feeling that the Haltemprice and Howden by-election was going to be a bit of a circus, so news that there will be 26 candidates was not a total surprise.Â Â Â In spite of that, it will still be fairer, more democratic and generally better in every respect than an election with only one [...]
June 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Technology, Work
I can’t believe this worked:Â a colleague had a problem with her TFT monitor today.Â All the icons on the screen had shadows to the right of them, as did the letters of any text.Â It was a mess.Â I tried the reset function on the menu, with no effect.Â As far as I could [...]
June 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Politics
It looks like I was falling short of 100% accuracy in an earlier post, when I was gobsmacked about the apparent wackiness of a local councillor in blaming the state of the roads on buses.Â Now I have seen the e-mails involved it is clear that I was taking two different people’s remarks and ascribing [...]
June 26th, 2008 · No Comments · Life
How many times have I sat watching football on the BBC, hoping that an act of God would strike and shut Mark Lawrenson up?Â ((its a rhetorical question…Â but must be in triple figures by now))Â Well tonight it actually happened.Â Storms in Vienna disrupted the transmission of pictures of the semi-final.Â After a while [...]
I see from the local papers that the planning application to rebuild the Sikh temple in West Green was turned down.Â I’m not surprised by this, but I’m a little disappointed.Â I saw the plans while I was making a social visit to the temple this year and they looked like a vast improvement on [...]