Norwich, Work and Brussels

Been a while since I updated, so here is a braindump. Last friday
evening was spent with Clare at the Pav Tav. Fridays is quickly
becoming one of my favourite nights out. Em sadly couldn’t make it
cos she was ill, but I still had fun making Clare dance and singing
loudly to the Killers and Kate Bush covers. Got to sleep about 2am
and then woke up about 6am to catch a coach to Norwich. Brighton city
centre at 7am on a saturday is a very strange and peaceful place. If
I remember I’ll go take some photos one weekend. Walked round Norwich
with Charlie in the afternoon and got scared by Castle Mall which, no
matter which floor you are on, has an exit at ground level.

The gig itself was fantastic. The first support band, Ghostride
seemed out of place and there were just two lonely blokes moshing.
Hell is for Heroes were fantastic as ever, but their set seemed
really short. Looking forward to their album on Monday. Some girl
lost her shoe moshing and Charlie went around asking if anyone had
seen it. 🙂 Biffy Clyro were fantastic. Moshed. Came out to find
snowball fight going on 🙂 and Charlie managed to embarrass herself
in front of HIFH. Sunday was spent travelling back to London, where I
met Charlie’s boyfriend, PJ and watched live comedy. I think I’ve
falling in love with comedy and need to find something like the
weekly event in Kingston.

Monday morning involved catching a train back to Brighton in time for
work. Thanks to trains being late I managed to get into Brighton 20
minutes early. :S Wednesday was spent picking up the pieces after a
powercut in the office. Only real casualty appears to be the hard
disk in our external router. One quick replacement and reinstall
later we were back up and running. Need to find out why fsck can’t
find /dev/sda3 and drops you into a shell, yet if you run
fsck -a manually and then carry on with the boot process
everythign works. Wondering if udev is involved somewhere. Spent
Thursday trying to get Linux and Windows talking to a Nokia 6630
without luck. If anyone knows a decent phone that can sync with
evolution 1.4 and can be used as a modem, I’d love to know.

Thursday night was spent in the Pav Tav with Em. 3 pints of vodka and
coke before we went out directly contributed to me not remembering
any music they played, me trying to drunkenly pull a croatian girl
with bad fashion sense, waking up with a hangover and failing to work
out what I did with a twenty pound note I had the night before.
Managed to make it to the train station on time to find out my train
hadn’t. The train left 20 minutes late, waited 5 minutes at Gatwick
where the driver said there were some problems with the train, moved
off and stopped again in the middle of nowhere for anothr 10 minutes
and then crept into East Croyden where we were all kicked off.
Finally managed to get to London Bridge and catch the underground to
Waterloo. The guy at the gates told me my ticket wasn’t valid on the
underground despite being to Waterloo and the fact that a women had
let me onto the underground in the first place. Arrived at the
Eurostar terminal just as the train was due to leave so I managed to
miss my train. Thankfully the nice women at the ticket desk happily
put me on the next train with no charge and got to join Noodles,
mjg59 and stargirl. I’ll do a further update on FOSDEM late in the
weekend. Braindump over.

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