Archive for December, 2001

McCarthy’s Bar by Pete McCarthy

Friday, December 28th, 2001

I order a pint of Guinness and a packet of plain crisps,which in Ireland are cheese and onion flavoured

Friday, December 28th, 2001

I am watching Wonders Years and I think Kevin’s Sister is living in a house with a very young Ross from Friends. Its sounds exactly like him 🙂


Friday, December 28th, 2001

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Friday, December 28th, 2001

Interesting, BBC America is showing “So Graham Norton” which is a Channel Four Show. For those who don’t know the UK has 5 broadcast channels 2 of them run by the BBC then ITV, Channel 4 and originally named Channel 5. So the BBC is showing a show that was made by the competition

Wednesday, December 26th, 2001

Geek Stuff:
This made me laugh. I am playing with an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) used to monitor networks for hacking attempts. I looked at the config files and saw this

config classification: kickass-porn,SCORE! Get the lotion!,1

It turns out there is a whole section on detecting porn requests. This would have been prefect for finding the mythological porn site I was always searching for at my last job.

Monday, December 24th, 2001

The plan for tomorrow is to go visit and cook some food. On the menu is Orange and Carrot Soup, Mushroom risotto, Something with meat in it (I am not in charge of it) roasted potatoes, and to finish upside down pudding. 🙂

Sunday, December 23rd, 2001

The power just dipped, then popped then went out completely then came back on. Now i am going to be waiting for ever for my fileserver/dns server to recheck the hard disk then come back online. Just as well I don’t actually need it tonight. If I knew I was going to be staying in the country I would have bought a couple UPS. I have way to much computer equipment and the cable box doesn’t come back on when the power goes out so the Tivo can’t change the channels and record stuff. This kind of thing normally happens when I leave to go on holiday and I come back to find that many hours of nothing has been recorded while away. In fact had I actually gone home for christmas this is exactly what would have happened.

Saturday, December 22nd, 2001

Why has my can disappeared ?

Saturday, December 22nd, 2001

Geek Stuff
If you want to read the details on the exploit for Windows XP look at the eEye website
And this Article on is a very interesting read, Microsoft from the sound of it has known about this bug since October.

Friday, December 21st, 2001

Just took my first order on 🙂