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Floating Away

Tuesday, December 9th, 2003

Marketing Blurb:

You are floating on warm, silky water. You hear nothing but the slow, steady beating of your heart and the sound of your own breathing which is getting deeper and deeper.

As you begin to relax, the restless chatter of your mind slows, then stops. Luxuriating in the release from gravity, every tiny muscle in your body lets go.

The stresses and strains of daily life are left behind, you become calmer and calmer, more and more relaxed. You feel yourself dissolving into the warm, silky water; boundaries melt away, inside and outside become one and the same. You drift lazily through infinite space. Completely safe. Absolutely free.

This is floating.

I signed up for 2 sessions from this Floatation Tank crowd. If I turn into a new-age stoner hippy please rescue me.

Rubber Duckie in USB

Monday, December 8th, 2003


Its Ernies Rubber Duckie and it stores data ! A USB Rubber Duck Style Keyring. 16mb storage for around 22 Euros.

Got this from BoingBoing.

Monday, December 8th, 2003


Looking very serious. Hope to start posting properly again to this site. Tuned, stay.


Tuesday, November 25th, 2003

Lets see does this work

lets see

Tuesday, November 25th, 2003

Lets see does my hosting provider have any clue as to what they’re doing. Last time I tried this it borked.

Christmas Shopping

Monday, November 24th, 2003

Right, have 3 books in my Amazon Queue right now and wondering should I add anything else. …

kevin, Mark, Sean and Noel are sorted now. I’m wondering whether to get other people I know well enough presents. Must check my budget. Got a DVD for my father and know what my mother wants so thats most people covered. I also have funky wrapping paper and must just get good qulaity cards.

Hi Aidan

Friday, November 21st, 2003

Hey Ixoy. Thanks for visiting.

USB Powered Christmas Tree

Wednesday, November 19th, 2003

USB Powered Christmas Tree They only ship to the states though. 🙁 . Got this link via BoingBoing.

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Tuesday, November 18th, 2003

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night – Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on that sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Gadgets and musings

Tuesday, November 18th, 2003

This Funky Caller ID Globe would look well if Caller ID worked properly on our exchange.

Got a few radioactive keyrings in the post yesterday too. They glow in the dark for 10 years. Cancer is not fully guranteed with them.

Went to a debate yesterday evening on the blanket ban by the Blood Transfusion Board on any man that has had sex with a man. Even if you had sex once with a man and it was protected and you’ve had HIV tests done for the past 12 months you are banned from giving blood forever.

Its a stupid rule in my opinion, they should follow Australias lead and just have a one year ban before giving blood. It would make more sense in my opinion. I did learn though that they are banning people from subsaharan countries too which I didn’t know. I’m all for justifiable bans for the sake of health and was under the previous impression that this seriously high risk category was not banned.

It was interesting to see some ‘educated’ peoples attitudes were almost like “you are disease ridden subhumans, go away”. It was really enlightening (sarcasm) to hear a young female doctor who started giving out that the gay people were doing their usual “we’re being discriminated against because we’re gay” routine, and she was all but saying “we don’t discriminate against ‘you people'” half her friends are gay she said, aren’t they lucky.

Good article on Disconnected Urbanism.