Damn me to hell!

As I have recently been granted admin rights on my office PC, so that I may, initially upgrade Office so I could import .docx files, I been Mr. Windows Update for a few days now, starting with XP Service Pack 2 (which crashed, I cancelled and Task managered it to oblivion, but the PC seems (as)okay(as pc's can be) and it doesn't show up in WinUpdate any more.

A ridiculous amount of security updates, needless to say the PC feels a tad more sluggish now all that's been applied.

And Browser...well even though Firefox 2 is pretty unstable compared to 1.5 I though I'd bung it on and improve my workflow somewhat hopefully...but wait....what's that in Windows Update??

Internet Explorer 7!?!

I can't! I mustn't!

I have!

Well why not? While i feel bad for contributing to the usage stats, this is the only place I can possibly give it a go (I did try the Beta on my home PC, which has been relegated to the was horrible btw).

so Fx is currently stashed inside it's installer on the desktop and IE7 is proudly enforcing it's totaliarian (??) state on my work PC.

I've just opened it up, I'm typing this in it and...

a) Why won't it let me move the buttons off the tab bar??

b) I'm currently lovin' Quick Tabs (better then the Foxspose plugin I used)

c) On the second page IE7 displayed (an internal setup page) there was an error..good start IE (see pic)
d) just uploaded the pic to blogger, which isn't showing up (just that reassuring small red x in a box) and the formatting's been screwed in this window.
Will I go to hell for this? Will IE redeem itself or is this the shape of things to come??

Well it seems we've had our snow for the year, and what a day of now it was, I was half an hour late for work!!! HALF AN HOUR!?!?! I thought even a few flakes was supposed to completely cripple the rail networks over here?!? But no, I STILL managed to get to work. :/

Well at least it didn't snow on Wednesday 'cos I had the pleasure of crewing on an interview with none other than Dawson's Creek hearthrob himself... Joshua Jackson!! Well there were several girls/women that I mentioned it too who were more than a little excited at the prospect (even though they weren't the ones meeting him?!), including my girlfriend, for whom I was forced to forgo any sort of professionalism and get her Dawson's Creek soundtrack signed for her. Which she was incredibly pleased about and I felt like a right cunt.

He was very nice by the way. I was there allegedly to do sound, however they hired in kit for the shoot, including a load of sound gear I'd never used before, including an SQN2S (may be a 4S mini as it looked like the one in the pic, but I'm sure it said 2S on it) mixer, very snazzy, proffessional mixer, a lot better than the smaller MixPre's we have, however a shitload more knobs and switches and by the time we came to shoot, I wasn't confident that all these switches were set correctly as it didn't sound quite right, so we left the mixer and went straight into cam from the radio packs, thus Will on cam monitored and I did..well bugger all really.

Dissapointing, but I'd rather do that than fuck up the sound! Hopefully company's gonna sort out some training from where they hired from, and I suggested possibly getting them to make up a one-page PDF quickstart guide, something Google (or SQN as they didn't answer their damn phone) couldn't help me with on Weds. Anyone who knows the location of one, please do let me know :)

Currently working across two documentaries, one on mobile phones in learning environments, the other on whether school league tables are working or not. One of them offers the prospect of filming abroad, the other offers baffling academic statistics...

Either way, it's something slightly different and there's a load of filming coming up so hopefully I'll get out of the office a tad more, which is always nice :)

I'm getting a little behind posting my vague reviews to my review blog, so you may find two or three pop up in a session, I'll try and be a little more regular as I have started watching more films again (btw.. Hot Fuzz.. 14th Feb!!!!!!!)

Oh yeah and apparently, according to the optitian, I need to get some glasses for when I'm operating a VDU (sounds so 80's..."V.D.U.")...more expense, and I have a hard enough time finding sunglasses I don't look a complete cock in.

Well go here dammit!!

as my mate Steve who did the stills photography and has been working on the poster/promo for my last short want's to do more and is going freelance with it..he has a page full of mockups so check it out!

And it's this...

I'm currently sat listneing to Godsmack while downloading Girls Aloud.

That's fucked up.


A) didn't realise I'd reached 100 posts on here, (this is 101)


B) I've updated my personal website...

will add more bits but I've run out of time today :)


Get yourself a whiteboard, draw a line on it with PERMANENT marker (yes permanent).

Let it dry.

Now draw over it with a normal DRY WIPE marker

Now wipe both lines away.


NB you'll probably have to use some cleaner to properly clean your whitebaord, but at the end of the day I was pretty damn impressed with that here in the office!! :)

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