Daily archives: February 27, 2003

Post Mortem profit

I’m not entirely sure why anyone would donate their, or a relative’s, cadaver to the University of Texas Medical Branch, but you can bet it wasn’t so that body parts could be sold on by a member of staff.

Tyler received $4,005 from Watson in one transaction. alone. The money paid for 232 fingernails at $15 each and 35 toenails at $15 each

All the News Unfit to Print

Well. Well. Well. It seems as though Ian P has settled into a new hoose as they say up here and all looks swimmingly. Excellent! As to the big cheese pointing out how atrocious my spelling and grammer are, I thought it would be fair to say good point. May I also remind the gentlerman the reasons for the lack of spell check is that I am far too exciting to be posting onto the “Greatest Website Ever Told”. My dedication to self improvement will commence today and the Flesh-Kinkaid reading level will hover between 10.5 and 12.9. Enough said.

After two weeks of patient waiting to be in the Broadband premium league, I managed to muck it all up by not being in the “hoose” when the postman arrived with a brand new ADSL modem. Doh! Double Doh!! Triple Doh!!! The funny part is I am leaving for Manchester tomorrow so that means no broadband until next week sometime. The joke truly is on me and Mr. Frost please contain your glee.

In terms of visiting for Fringe Gestival and Hogomany, you all are invited. Several spaces available as I am endeavoring to take at least two weeks off during the festival season. This means nothing short of comedy, drama, loutish behavior and drunkness. Come one, Come all. Or as Bob Parker from the Price Is Right said, “Come on Down”.

I have yet to find any interesting links today, but rest assured once they are out there….

Dearest Gabrielle, no IM of late, but after I am back from Manchester I will track you down.

Gadgets galore

It seems that in Japan the tech geek has an easy life. Sat as his (or her) desk they don’t need to worry about their coffee going cold thanks to the USB powered cup heater. No need to worry about catching a chill during an overnight coding session as you can wrap up warm in a USB powered heated blanket. Finally, after spending the night at your computer, how can you make yourself presentable for that morning meeting? Clearly you need a USB powered toothbrush.


The other three people in my office are working on the Major Incident Procedure Policy, covering pile-ups, plane crashes and, of course, terrorist incidents. It all sounds cool and interesting, moreso than what little I’m doing. Perhaps I should send them this piece in the LA Weekly which gets all Clancy and imagines an Anthrax attack on the City of Angels.

via GeekPress