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  • Went to see Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit last night at the cinema and thoroughly enjoyed it – it’s well worth going to see if you can. I’d give it 9/10.
  • Coursework is starting to build up now – I have an essay about rootkits and how they impact forensic computer investigation to write, along with a “simple” adding program. In assembly language. There’s also some ongoing cryptography stuff in Java.
  • 2.0 is out for Windows, Linux and Solaris users – it’s been on most techy blogs today but what the heck. A native Mac version is in the works though thankfully – as much as I like NeoOffice/J I’d appreciate some of the new features that OOo 2.0 brings – OpenDocument support especially.
  • Still on target for having broadband on Saturday afternoon. I’m really starting to get sick of dial-up. Update (Friday): Apparently it’s already active! I’m in the university at the moment so I can’t check until after work tonight, but yay if it is ready.
  • I’m hiking again on Sunday. Not quite sure where to but the weather looks okay. Next weekend I’m away for a two-day trip up in the Lake District which should be nice.
  • There’s a Geek Dinner in London with Molly Holzschlag on November 24th. As much as I’d like to go I don’t think I’ll have the time, and it’s less than a week before I fly out for the Irish Geek Dinner. There’s only so much that my wallet and my timetable can take.


  1. I am pretty impressed with OpenOffice 2.0 for the 10 minutes I have played around with it. The PDF export alone is worth trying it out. I’m seriously thinking about doing one of those 30-day trials where I will force myself to uninstall MS Office and use OpenOffice exclusively.

  2. Trackbacks are down on my blog system, so I’ll just post it here.

  3. Film Review: Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-rabbit

    OH MAN.
    OH MAN.
    That was one heck of a great film. Incredibly funny, Wallace and Gromit are on top form!
    Being a nut about Wallace and Gromit, this film immediately caught my attention when it was announced. My interest sank somewhat when DreamWor…