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How many times have I posted “recent inactivity” updates now? I think the answer is a resounding too many.

I have an excuse, though! Nothing of any interest whatsoever has happened in the past five months, apart from the fact I got a Twitter account, and have continually surprised myself that I haven’t got bored and stopped using it yet. Maybe 140 characters or less is the right amount of text for me to spew out regularly enough for an update to be worth it. Or maybe I just lose interest after the first 140 characters, I don’t know.

I really should write more on here, because in some bizarre way I actually like writing shit here even though I’m pretty sure no bugger reads it but, who cares. Sometimes its nice to write stuff down for no reason. Coincidentally, thats also the exact reason I registered over on Twitter.


OK so yeah I should really get a schedule or something for updating this because I never seem to have much time to write out a decent post. Well, except for this one. Bear in mind I’m not in any way suggesting this is a decent post, just for the record.

Also the ulterior motive here is that I need – well, not need per se – to test out Windows Live Writer, to see if that’s any better then using the WordPress editor which quite often likes to disregard my line breaks entirely, thus words end up scrolling behind my sidebar.

If you’re actually interested in giving WLW (beta) a spin, you can filch a copy from the Live Ideas Betas page. I said filch, not feltch. Filthy bastards. Well so far for this post it seems fairly decent, even if it does run a little slow on my computer. I can blame this on installing the program on a wristwatch, which is the equivalent power of my computer in today’s terms. I’d upgrade it my machine, but that’d just be like putting a carbon bodywork kit on a Trabant, or perhaps more glamourously, polishing a turd. Either way its a waste of time. I’d recommend trying it out because its actually quite a decent program.

In other news, I’m planning on throwing up a review of Custom Robo Arena sometime, when I finally stop playing it. I wouldn’t expect it very soon because apart from work, this game is the other thing that’s been devouring my free time. It’s not often a game will do that these days. The last time this happened was when I bought Paper Mario 2, and that was a superb game.

I miss the copious amounts of free time I used to have. Damn you, Time!

So I took mo otspe ak – not “moots peak” – and ran it through some intertron doohickey that renders my posts into lolcats format.

To think, its not even Caturday yet! You can never fill your posts with enough cats, though. NEVER.

Not even then.

We will return to our regularly unscheduled updates shortly.

So today I was at work, working the tills as per usual on a Sunday. As you can imagine, it was quite busy. Despite the fact it was pissing it down with rain again. Or is it “raining still?” Never the less, instead of actually stopping raining fully it just seems to slow down to spitting. I digress.

Now, its pretty obvious that on a busy Sunday I get a fair number of people coming through my till, buying our (expensive compared to every DIY store in the UK) gear, such as garden furniture which is still selling strongly no thanks to the deluge that South Yorkshire is still under at the moment. Umbrellas, surprisingly enough. Of course, most of my customers are good customers, complete with manners, the kind of stuff you expect from them. But naturally, like a sneaky bastard cranking out an air biscuit in a crowded lift, its the bad customers among the group that stick out the most, unfortunately. Much like the aformentioned air biscuit. Because the post is huge I’m putting it after a break.

Read it! Your customer service may depend on it!

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