Monthly Archives: June 2005

Les Arcs

For the last six months I have toiled, nay sweated, nay actually lazed, over the latest Avaragado Pictures production: the Les Arcs 2005 video.

Available now at the usual place. WMV, 11.3 MB, 5 min 41.

[Edited to reference WMV not RM.]



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On the road

Today I went to [town] to visit [company] and talk about [product]. I went down [motorway], luckily about half an hour in front of a lorry that went wheels-up and blocked the road all day near [airport].

[motorway] was chocka, as per. So was [motorway]. Curiously the worst part was the junction where I left [motorway] to head into [town]. I suspect an earlier [compass-direction]-bound accident on [motorway] was the cause.

After a fruitful meeting that ended at about 1:30, I headed back. I decided to avoid [motorway] and drove semi-randomly for a bit, towards [town], thinking about finding some food. Very famous, big [dynasty] [building], lots of [extra-nationals] hoping that [royal] was in (yes).

I didn’t stop there. I eventually found myself back on chocka [motorway], passing [airport]. I got bored and hungry, left [motorway] again at [town], turned left randomly onto a road that struggled to support a lane in both directions, found a pub, and ate a sandwich in the sunshine. Texted [person].

Then back onto chocka [motorway], which proceeded to clog further. The nice lady on Radio 5 Live told me there was an accident nearby, and there was: though all I saw of it was a forlorn chap on a verge on his mobile looking down at the mangled remains of the front half of his car.

The same nice lady also mentioned how the wheels-up lorry I’d avoided earlier was still causing problems on [motorway] near [airport]. They’d decided to basically shut it for a bit between junctions [n] and [m] to clear things up. That’s about 17 miles of shut, but luckily heading [compass direction] rather than [opposite compass direction].

And so it proved: 17 miles of nothing on the opposite carriageway. Hopefully it’ll be open again when I head back down [motorway] in about five minutes to pick up my parents from [airport]…


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Tiger, Tiger, burning bright

Installed Tiger this afternoon, after a just-in-case backup.

An hour later my broadband connection disappeared. An hour after that swathes of Cambridge went dark in a five-minute power cut.

I heard Tiger was buggy but I didn’t realise it was that buggy…

(It’s fine. No upgrade problems, no broken apps that I’ve found so far, and it seems faster. Spotlight’s great, Dashboard’s candy but little else, haven’t played with Automator yet. Mail’s new look is pretty pointless; it should be doing RSS, not Safari.)


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Most of the usual suspects were in Bath last weekend to see the clan Bateman. You may have read about it on Lynda’s blog already (I’ve been a bit busy this week), so I shan’t rehash here.

I merely point you to my photos. And Chris and Melanie’s photos. And Lynda’s photos.

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