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Lazy week, Work, FotoBilder, Grass-covered Ground... [Aug. 25th, 2004|01:07 pm]
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Lazy Week

Yes indeed, I'm having a lazy week.

Monday, after dropping Caroline into work, went home, went into Reading (Caroline had forgotten something), had lunch with Caroline, had a post-lunch with Chippy, nosed around the shops, brought some stuff, went home with Caroline.

Tuesday, after dropping Caroline into work, came home, watched a couple of videos, tried to get FotoBilder working (see below), picked Caroline up from station, went out for dinner.

Today, after dropping Caroline into work, tried to get FotoBilder working (see below again).

Something I needed to do this week: go into work to hand over a process - well, <grass-covered ground> that (heh, see below for that too!!) for a laugh.  I'm now not going into work until next Wednesday. Result.

FotoBilder is our photo host at foto.moobug.net.  It's running off our own server, but using software written by the wonderful brad.  Anyway, after a software upgrade last Monday, it stopped working.  It's taken this long, with the help of about 6 people from the fotobilder community to get it fixed.  Although all of the suggestions I was given aided in me solving the problem, it was my own work that got it fixed, and I'm well chuffed.  Particularly as I hardly know Perl at all! :o)

Grass-covered Ground
Yesterday, Caroline and I decided to open a swear-box.  For both of us, our language has become increasingly more colourful of late, and it's got to the stage when we don't even know we're doing it.  So, this swear-box will be weighed down by a nice shiny 50 pence piece (or larger denominations, depending on the circumstance! LOL) every time we utter a swear word.  The reason for the <grass-covered ground> phraseage above, is that we'd decided that this word constituted swearing.  A bit strict, perhaps, but somewhat necessary.  I suppose the rule is that if dictionary.com categorises the word as "Vulgar", then it constitutes as swearing.  Wish us luck! :o)

[User Picture]From: caz
2004-08-25 12:42 pm (UTC)
Grass-covered Ground

huh? Lawn?
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2004-08-25 12:54 pm (UTC)
Follow the link that says "this word" ;o)
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[User Picture]From: stainsteelrat
2004-08-25 02:24 pm (UTC)
More importantly, what are you going to spend this vastly swelling swear box money on? ;-)
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[User Picture]From: azrael316
2004-08-25 02:25 pm (UTC)
A swear box in this house would just be somewhere I put all my wage to keep it safe... lol.. ;)
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[User Picture]From: jena
2004-08-25 04:32 pm (UTC)
Does using non-local colloquialisms count? If not, you could find yourself some Americanisms to substitute. :)

Seriously, though, good luck with it. I find myself having to do this every once in a while, especially when I've been particularly stressed. It's often part of my Lenten "sacrifice", which usually work, thanks to my well-ingrained Catholic guilt.
Don't forget the reward part of the task... maybe have a 50p reward each day for *not* making a deposit into the swearbox that you can use for a reward for yourself at the end.
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