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The beloved Mr Spock (my little car and love of my life - stop looking at me like that!) got scratched up today at work. It was another driver trying to fit into too small a space. Yes, I was in the car at the time. No I wasn't best pleased. I have their details but I'll see how much it will cost to repair before I consider calling on the insurance.


In other news - These came in the post for me today. I make no apologies for the geekiness (as worn by Timelords everywhere dontyaknow!) of my choice!

The maroon is a standard colour in both men's and women's sizes if anyone knows of other like minded geeks who need geeky shoes;)


On the same subject - Free Doctor Who Audio Books with a UK newspaper from Saturday
I'm buying the Saturday paper, as Matt Smith has a lovely voice. Yes, I am a perv, you're all just twigging this?!
beckymonster: Becky icon (dw_firefly)
The beloved Mr Spock (my little car and love of my life - stop looking at me like that!) got scratched up today at work. It was another driver trying to fit into too small a space. Yes, I was in the car at the time. No I wasn't best pleased. I have their details but I'll see how much it will cost to repair before I consider calling on the insurance.


In other news - These came in the post for me today. I make no apologies for the geekiness (as worn by Timelords everywhere dontyaknow!) of my choice!

The maroon is a standard colour in both men's and women's sizes if anyone knows of other like minded geeks who need geeky shoes;)


On the same subject - Free Doctor Who Audio Books with a UK newspaper from Saturday
I'm buying the Saturday paper, as Matt Smith has a lovely voice. Yes, I am a perv, you're all just twigging this?!
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Long story short - I get a text message from my bank to phone them. They think there has been a security issue with my card.

'Oh dear!' thinks I, and gets onto the phone double quick time.

Lovely people at the bank ask me if I've been using my card today. That's a no. I was at work all day and just escaped to grab some food. I certainly was nowhere near any site that sells Vodaphone stuff or iTunes.

Um... halp? It looks like I've been the victim of a card cloner.

The bank were very understanding about it and cancelled the card there and then. A new one will be sent in the next couple of days.

We now pause for a helping of whine and cheese )

I'm just hoping that the replacement will get to me by next week - I'm okay for cash right now (I usually move all the 'disposable income' to another bank account pretty soon after pay day - whatever is left in the bank account pays the bills...) but that cash only goes so far and I wants my money!

So... moral of this story - do you know who's got your bank details?
beckymonster: Becky icon (TV_Animal)
Long story short - I get a text message from my bank to phone them. They think there has been a security issue with my card.

'Oh dear!' thinks I, and gets onto the phone double quick time.

Lovely people at the bank ask me if I've been using my card today. That's a no. I was at work all day and just escaped to grab some food. I certainly was nowhere near any site that sells Vodaphone stuff or iTunes.

Um... halp? It looks like I've been the victim of a card cloner.

The bank were very understanding about it and cancelled the card there and then. A new one will be sent in the next couple of days.

We now pause for a helping of whine and cheese )

I'm just hoping that the replacement will get to me by next week - I'm okay for cash right now (I usually move all the 'disposable income' to another bank account pretty soon after pay day - whatever is left in the bank account pays the bills...) but that cash only goes so far and I wants my money!

So... moral of this story - do you know who's got your bank details?
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Quick note - I got 'friended' by what looks like a Russian bot. I looked at the account - boy does that look phishy - but haven't friended back.

I know there is a spate of it going around - so be warned and I'm sorry if they get you because of me.

News at eleven
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Quick note - I got 'friended' by what looks like a Russian bot. I looked at the account - boy does that look phishy - but haven't friended back.

I know there is a spate of it going around - so be warned and I'm sorry if they get you because of me.

News at eleven

Buggrit

May. 14th, 2009 06:00 pm
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You know how I've been bitching about my Spawn Of Hell Professional Exams (SOPHE for short)?

Well, I found out today that I failed in my submission.

Those I have told have been very understanding and supportive. I have feedback (which I am sure will be very constructive on how I can improve) I've been told I can resubmit in December '09 which I *will* but...

Small spoiler for 'Star Trek' (2009) )

So, at least I know what I'll be doing with my leave over the summer.

On a 'trying-to-be-more-upbeat-than-I-feel!' note - the list of tasks I have achieved on the second attempt is long and honourable (everything from maths qualifications to driving tests to wanted jobs). I'm hoping to add this to it next year.

Buggrit

May. 14th, 2009 06:00 pm
beckymonster: Becky icon (B5_Marcus_sad)
You know how I've been bitching about my Spawn Of Hell Professional Exams (SOPHE for short)?

Well, I found out today that I failed in my submission.

Those I have told have been very understanding and supportive. I have feedback (which I am sure will be very constructive on how I can improve) I've been told I can resubmit in December '09 which I *will* but...

Small spoiler for 'Star Trek' (2009) )

So, at least I know what I'll be doing with my leave over the summer.

On a 'trying-to-be-more-upbeat-than-I-feel!' note - the list of tasks I have achieved on the second attempt is long and honourable (everything from maths qualifications to driving tests to wanted jobs). I'm hoping to add this to it next year.
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The job of a newsletter editor is a tough one... It's not helped by any of the following:

People who cannot spell the family name of one of the main characters. (Clue - hit 'shift' and 'N' at the same time!)

People who post fifteen (okay, exaggerating somewhat!) drabbles in a day. In fifteen different posts.

People who post twenty chapters of their fic in one post and then the 21st in *another* post.

Also? People who use the 'cutesy' portmanteau names to describe the pairing... should have their internets taken away from them. Although, I find the use of 'Kock' to describe Kirk/Spock to be highly amusing (yes, I have a mental age of six - did it take you this long to work it out?)

The moral of this story? If you subscribe to a fandom newsletter, please spare a thought for the poor bugger who has to *code* the damn thing. They will love you for it!


Serkit message to [livejournal.com profile] periwinkle27 - mustn't grumble but I am.
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The job of a newsletter editor is a tough one... It's not helped by any of the following:

People who cannot spell the family name of one of the main characters. (Clue - hit 'shift' and 'N' at the same time!)

People who post fifteen (okay, exaggerating somewhat!) drabbles in a day. In fifteen different posts.

People who post twenty chapters of their fic in one post and then the 21st in *another* post.

Also? People who use the 'cutesy' portmanteau names to describe the pairing... should have their internets taken away from them. Although, I find the use of 'Kock' to describe Kirk/Spock to be highly amusing (yes, I have a mental age of six - did it take you this long to work it out?)

The moral of this story? If you subscribe to a fandom newsletter, please spare a thought for the poor bugger who has to *code* the damn thing. They will love you for it!


Serkit message to [livejournal.com profile] periwinkle27 - mustn't grumble but I am.
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Welcome to Self Pity, population: me )

In happier news...

Did I mention that I saw Neil Gaiman this week? I did? Well, I'm mentioning it again as he is simply AWESOME. Someone who needs to be taken to the nearest hostelry (with comfy seats) plied with all manner of good food and drink and gotten to talk about *everything*. This also applies to Sir Ian McKellen because... duuuude!

Oh and car permitting - STAR TREK TONIGHT!!!!!ELEVENTY!!!!
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Welcome to Self Pity, population: me )

In happier news...

Did I mention that I saw Neil Gaiman this week? I did? Well, I'm mentioning it again as he is simply AWESOME. Someone who needs to be taken to the nearest hostelry (with comfy seats) plied with all manner of good food and drink and gotten to talk about *everything*. This also applies to Sir Ian McKellen because... duuuude!

Oh and car permitting - STAR TREK TONIGHT!!!!!ELEVENTY!!!!
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Credit to both [livejournal.com profile] celandineb and [livejournal.com profile] settai for the links!

If you've been on a social network platform over the last 24 hours, you can't have missed Amazon.com's 'decision' to strip all books deemed to be of an 'adult' (seemingly anything with a LGBT slant) nature of their rankings.

Obviously ('verse bless it) t'internet has gone batsh*t.

According to 'Publishers Weekly (the US version of 'The Bookseller' and therefore trustable) Amazon.com are calling this SNAFU a 'Glitch'.

I would usually make a gag about living in The Matrix but now I am more interested in watching how Amazon are going to recover (if at all) from this cock up.

N.B. Amazon.co.uk don't seem to have been affected - yet.
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Credit to both [livejournal.com profile] celandineb and [livejournal.com profile] settai for the links!

If you've been on a social network platform over the last 24 hours, you can't have missed Amazon.com's 'decision' to strip all books deemed to be of an 'adult' (seemingly anything with a LGBT slant) nature of their rankings.

Obviously ('verse bless it) t'internet has gone batsh*t.

According to 'Publishers Weekly (the US version of 'The Bookseller' and therefore trustable) Amazon.com are calling this SNAFU a 'Glitch'.

I would usually make a gag about living in The Matrix but now I am more interested in watching how Amazon are going to recover (if at all) from this cock up.

N.B. Amazon.co.uk don't seem to have been affected - yet.
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I originally wrote this last night. I've had a chance to (literally) sleep on it, so it still stands.

Venting in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1 )

What I'm trying to say to to anyone who may have the opinion that there are no good writers in NCIS fandom...

WRITE for the love of the FSM. You can see what's wrong - so do it better then. Quit bitching and get writing! NCIS fandom is always on the look out for fresh flesh... braaains... blood to drink new talent. Show us 'crap' writers where we are going wrong by example. Bitching isn't going to improve the quality of fic you're reading. Leading by example will.

And now, I am done.
beckymonster: Becky icon (general_Oh Noes!)
I originally wrote this last night. I've had a chance to (literally) sleep on it, so it still stands.

Venting in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1 )

What I'm trying to say to to anyone who may have the opinion that there are no good writers in NCIS fandom...

WRITE for the love of the FSM. You can see what's wrong - so do it better then. Quit bitching and get writing! NCIS fandom is always on the look out for fresh flesh... braaains... blood to drink new talent. Show us 'crap' writers where we are going wrong by example. Bitching isn't going to improve the quality of fic you're reading. Leading by example will.

And now, I am done.
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Warners to 'reboot' Superman

Because it worked so damn well with The Incredible Hulk (not!)

Needless to say, I am not best pleased by this. I *adored* Superman Returns and I stand by my love of that film. No word as to whether Bryan Singer will be back in the Director's chair (or whether Brandon Routh will return as the Man of Steel) but... if they aren't, that's one less ticket sold.

Yes, I can see that they want another Dark Knight or to a lesser extent, Iron Man but I just don't think they'll get it. Though I will happily be proved wrong if said 'reboot' is as good as if not better than SR.

Humpf.
beckymonster: Superman Returns (movies_superman_returns)
Warners to 'reboot' Superman

Because it worked so damn well with The Incredible Hulk (not!)

Needless to say, I am not best pleased by this. I *adored* Superman Returns and I stand by my love of that film. No word as to whether Bryan Singer will be back in the Director's chair (or whether Brandon Routh will return as the Man of Steel) but... if they aren't, that's one less ticket sold.

Yes, I can see that they want another Dark Knight or to a lesser extent, Iron Man but I just don't think they'll get it. Though I will happily be proved wrong if said 'reboot' is as good as if not better than SR.

Humpf.
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Am alive.

Went to Glasgow. Had a wonderful time, despite the fact that the Clyde (river) tried it's best to drown me! There will be a full report and photos... at some point.

If there is anything I owe (bar the [livejournal.com profile] ncis_newsletter) then it will be late.

If there is anything of note, links will be much appreciated! I haven't looked at LJ for a week and I *know* it's going to be at least back 500+ before I get anywhere near the end.... oy!
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Am alive.

Went to Glasgow. Had a wonderful time, despite the fact that the Clyde (river) tried it's best to drown me! There will be a full report and photos... at some point.

If there is anything I owe (bar the [livejournal.com profile] ncis_newsletter) then it will be late.

If there is anything of note, links will be much appreciated! I haven't looked at LJ for a week and I *know* it's going to be at least back 500+ before I get anywhere near the end.... oy!

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