Now Is The Summer of our discontent

big-tomI am looking forward to the summer this year, I look forward to most summers and then I am usually disappointed by the weather. However this year I am looking forward to the summer for entirely different reasons.

There is an undercurrent of rage bubbling away in the UK, everyone I speak to is bitter and twisted with something. Including yours truly, however I really think that the UK will come out on more protests and demonstrations than we have had in a long time, I also hope that the Government will finally pay attention to the public. If they don’t then maybe we should be storming the Houses of Parliament and Downing Street, maybe we should be throwing Petrol bombs and torching Lorries in the street.

I notice today that there are protests about the privatisation of the Royal Mail, more protests about the number of foreign workers in the UK, we have the G20 meetings in London soon, and I can see not only the Anti-Globilisation lot turning out for that, but everyone else who has an axe to grind.

Now is the time to start planning your protests, but don’t think that you will get any sympathy from the rozzers, if you are planning on protesting at the Houses of Parliament, I would just turn up, in your 100,000s, otherwise the Rozzers will refuse you permission. Mind you, maybe the Rozzers will come and join in the protests, after all, they are having their staffing levels slashed, because of the recession.

Fuck Me, Remind me not to do that for a while…

g4I have an old (must be about 5 years old) MAC G4 PowerBook, and recently it has given me some shit, I upgraded to 10.5 and Photoshop CS4 and everything just seemed to die. Thinking that the OS upgrade and the bloated CS4 caused a problem I downgraded back to 10.4 and CS3, that seemed to cure some of the ills.

However today the machine crashed, and would not restart. It also seemed to be running hotter than usual. First reaction was hard disk failure, second though was memory sodimm failure, a quick test revealed that the memory (which was only recently upgraded to 2Gb) was OK. So I went and purchased a new 2.5 IDE hard disk from one of my regular suppliers ( The original HD was a 60Gb Hitachi, the replacement a 120GB Hitachi.

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