May 2006 Archives

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Endless present

I was watching K-PAX earlier (on More4), and the theory offered at the end was quite disturbing: "The universe is expanding and contracting over and over, making time go forwards and backwards, so that every mistake we make in our lives is a mistake we'll have to repeat every time the universe expands again. Over and over and over and over."

If the tedious eternity of immortality seems awful, what about repeating whatever the current moment is over and over again forever? :(

Buy your own me today!

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An email from PayPal:

You have received a Pending credit card payment. However, to reduce credit card processing costs for accounts that do not pay fees, the ability to receive credit card payments is limited to Premier and Business accounts.
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Payment Details

Total Amount: 0.01 GBP
Quantity: 1
Item/Product Name: Simon Arlott
Buyer: Neil Bryson
Message: Thanks :)

"Why is this person buying me?"

After tracking down the IP from accesses to the donation link on my website I found out who it was:

(19:56:40) Simon: was that you? :P
(19:56:50) Duncan: was what me?
(19:56:54) Simon: Payment Received - Name: Neil Bryson (The sender of this payment is Non-US - Unverified)
(19:57:05) Duncan: is my name neil bryson?
(19:57:07) Simon: it came from your ip address :P
(19:57:14) Simon: so it has to be someone on your connection
(19:57:17) Duncan: yes, neil is my flatmate
(19:57:28) Simon: tell him I can't accept credit card donations
(19:57:33) Duncan: haha
(19:57:36) Simon: Item Amount: £0.01 GBP
(19:57:42) Duncan: haha
(19:58:05) Duncan: a penny?
(19:58:11) Simon: yes
(19:58:18) Duncan: hahaha

1 sheep, 2 sheep, 3 sheep…

It's really annoying that after being awake for over 35 hours that I still can't get to sleep.

Sheep 1.0

Hello 3am. By using this list of changes I now have an Atom 1.0 feed!

EC: Software is not patentable

This is great news :) FFII has an explanation.

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