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[*] posted on 19-6-2009 at 14:26


Yesterday I wanted to listen to my copy of Does Humour Belong In Music?
When I opened the box, I found to my horror that the CD was missing! OH SHIT!

So yesterday and today I've been searching all my albums, and I have quite a few, searching for the CD. I failed to find it. :-(

On the brighter side, I did find 2 other CDs that had somehow fallen behind the rack. One of them was my Mr Bungle - Disco Volante, which I'd been looking for for months.




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[*] posted on 19-6-2009 at 16:19


I'm the same way, bonny!

I'm get ing a medical procedure done today. So wish me luck.
Wish everyone the best here and want to wish to extend my sincerest gratitude to Bonny for being so cool and gracious a host here.
If we lived in the same county bonny you wouldn't be able to get of me.
Just your simple presence, even in this virtual world, you've meant a lot to me.
Just saying :)
you are loved and appreciated for being you
and you can do whatever you want.
So go for it!
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[*] posted on 19-6-2009 at 16:50


@ MTF: :-D Nope. Des was her brother in law. She was married to a guy named Leslie Cole, who was murdered in 1982. She then married Lewis Moran. Her eldest son, Mark, was shot dead in 2000. The other son, Jason, was shot dead in 2003. Then Lewis was shot dead in 2004. Then Judy arranged or was otherwise heavily involved with the shooting of her brother in law, Des Moran, a week ago.

I hope you guys get to see an Australian drama called 'Underbelly' which is based on the Melbourne Underworld killings. It's a fascinating story and really great show. It was probably the most popular tv series here in history. Season 1 was all about the recent stuff, from 1998 up to about 2006 or 2007. It was huge. Then season 2 which has just finished screening was about the pre-history to it all.

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[*] posted on 19-6-2009 at 16:54


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I'm the same way, bonny!

I'm get ing a medical procedure done today. So wish me luck.
Wish everyone the best here and want to wish to extend my sincerest gratitude to Bonny for being so cool and gracious a host here.
If we lived in the same county bonny you wouldn't be able to get of me.
Just your simple presence, even in this virtual world, you've meant a lot to me.
Just saying :)
you are loved and appreciated for being you
and you can do whatever you want.
So go for it!
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Seconded! And good luck with your operation Punk and hope your recovery is painless and quick. (But that's asking a lot).




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[*] posted on 19-6-2009 at 19:27


Oh dear Punky, what have you gotten yourself into!
Hang in there and be healthy! And thank you for the kind words! :bouncing:

PS I found DHBIM. It was in my other CD player. I have 4 and had forgotten about this one.




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[*] posted on 20-6-2009 at 06:51


Quote:
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I'm get ing a medical procedure done today. So wish me luck.
Wish everyone the best here and want to wish to extend my sincerest gratitude to Bonny for being so cool and gracious a host here.
If we lived in the same county bonny you wouldn't be able to get of me.
Just your simple presence, even in this virtual world, you've meant a lot to me.
Just saying :)
you are loved and appreciated for being you
and you can do whatever you want.
So go for it!
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Holy crap! I do not want to know what this procedure is. You sound like you're settling your affairs in case you die.

Whenever I have any kind of medical procedure, my philosophy is Don't tell me what you're going to do: just tell me when it's over.

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(Of course we all knew that you have a thing for Bonny, so you may as well get that in the open anyway...) :P
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[*] posted on 26-6-2009 at 13:01


Had an interesting morning at my newspaper round. The Dutch paper-for-the-celebs-and-sports had Michael Jackson Has Heart Attack on the front page. I snorted at that.
Then I noticed the christian newspaper had a similar head on the front page.
Then I noticed "Michael Jackson Dead" in quotation marks on the cover of "my" newspaper. Goodness, I thought, De Volkskrant is really going downhill.

And when I came home he was dead.

Never liked his music, but I'm still a little shocked nonetheless.




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[*] posted on 26-6-2009 at 18:04


For Father's Day, we gave DED some 2G of extra computer memory. He installed it on Wednesday.

It has the strangest consequences! The top bar of Internet Explorer used to be blue, but now it's black. And WinTV, our programme to watch TV on the PC, wouldn't fogo full-screen anymore.

So Ded downloaded WinTV 2000, a newer version. Today I set myself to finetuning the channels.
It is an arduous task, to say the least. Especially if you have to do it on the wrong day and have to listen to Jackson while testing.

Anyway, it only works a little now. I need to set myself to do the rest.




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[*] posted on 27-6-2009 at 17:45


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Had an interesting morning at my newspaper round. The Dutch paper-for-the-celebs-and-sports had Michael Jackson Has Heart Attack on the front page. I snorted at that.
Then I noticed the christian newspaper had a similar head on the front page.
Then I noticed "Michael Jackson Dead" in quotation marks on the cover of "my" newspaper. Goodness, I thought, De Volkskrant is really going downhill.

And when I came home he was dead.

Never liked his music, but I'm still a little shocked nonetheless.


Me too. When i was in primary school in the 90s he wasn't just a famous person, but the most famous person in the world. I listened to Thriller over and over again on cassette in about year 8. I haven't listened to him since but Rage, our best music show, did a special Friday night. They played those incredible films he did in full. I'd never seen most of them before and they look and sound like nothing else. No one else even attempted that kind of thing.




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[*] posted on 29-6-2009 at 07:38


Not much going on around here... it's like the world stopped spinning without MJ. Or it's the heatwave that makes me too numb to undertake any adventures.



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[*] posted on 2-7-2009 at 07:28


Goodness, being an Are You Being Served? fan is a bit painful. We lost John Inman in 2007, Wendy Richard earlier this year, and Mollie Sugden passed away yesterday. Oh dear.



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[*] posted on 3-7-2009 at 11:34


Hit the town to buy a passport. Right on time. In September, all EU citizens can only get biometric passports, which store fingerprints. The Netherlands has unfortunately decided to store all Dutch fingerprints in a computer. Something I oppose: if the computer gets badly hacked and all the underworld can access anybody's fingerprint, the entire system of using prints to identify criminals could become corrupted and unusable.



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[*] posted on 3-7-2009 at 15:37


isn't that good news, in a way ?

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It's bad news if criminals can do it unobserved (and it being a massive system it's very likely that there will be over a hundred people working on it, plenty of opportunity for error). It's possible to make a latex-type-of-hand that can leave other people's fingerprints and if they steal and use your prints, it's up to you to prove you were elsewhere.



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[*] posted on 4-7-2009 at 07:31


I used to work for a software company. Part of my job was to create marketing lists, so I had table-level access to the company's sales database.

One day I noticed we were saving people's credit card numbers in the database. I figured this was an unnecessary security risk, so I emailed the Vice President of IT. He wrote back, telling me not to worry about it.

So I looked again, and found a sale in his name. I printed out the data - including his credit card number - and slipped it under the door of his office.

Right after that, we started encrypting credit card numbers...
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Good going!
There is talk about encrypting the fingerprints, but there is reluctance from the people in charge as it will cost money.




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I used to work for a software company. Part of my job was to create marketing lists, so I had table-level access to the company's sales database.

One day I noticed we were saving people's credit card numbers in the database. I figured this was an unnecessary security risk, so I emailed the Vice President of IT. He wrote back, telling me not to worry about it.

So I looked again, and found a sale in his name. I printed out the data - including his credit card number - and slipped it under the door of his office.

Right after that, we started encrypting credit card numbers...


:wow: Cool!




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[*] posted on 6-7-2009 at 15:15


Added a new Duck to my family. A fictional one this time.
Discovered my white lumps are probably caused by sun allergy.
Went to the second hand store and bought a nice classical album.




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My white lumps are usually caused by not thickening the gravy properly...

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[*] posted on 7-7-2009 at 20:09


Ain't that frustrating, those image host sites?

I fell for it again, I can't believe it. Yet another box to add to my collection of "musical hits performed by lousy artists and keyboard called Star Singers & Hollywood Orchestra or variations thereof". At least this 6 CD box does contain a lot of lesser known musicals, the worst TimeWarp I have heard (and I count my own singing here), and the occasional star performance.
And I now have a box to finally replace my broken Phantasmagoria box. It's so hard to replace jewelcases like that!




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