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Egg on my face
So I thought, "Well, if I actually get round to activating my Egg card today, it might make me feel a bit better about having been so unproductive yesterday." Go to www.egg.com and log in. "Sorry, this area of the site is currently unavailable." For heaven's sake, is it too much to ask that ONE POXY BIT of the world wide wank is actually working at the time when I want to use it? Is it? Is it?

And I've made a dog's arse of a new custom 404 page on admin.cam so it's currently saying "404: page not found, and in addition 404 not found" or WTTE. Which would be quite funny except that it's on the fscking live site. And we monged up the Reporter (thanks emperor for alerting us to it!) when we changed the templating system three weeks ago, which turned out to be a bigger problem with the templating, which I then couldn't fix because the updating system was broken (grahh!) ... and the only redeemingly funny thing to come out of that mess was that Nicola recognised emperor's name and said "Isn't he the one with the picture of someone's hand up a horse's arse on the newsgroups?"

Current Mood: grouchy

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emperor From: emperor Date: June 2nd, 2004 07:07 am (UTC) (Link)
They're actually cows, but yes...

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The Dangers of modern veterinary life
vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: June 2nd, 2004 07:44 am (UTC) (Link)

egg etc

'II cancelled his Egg card because of its overall cr4pness - www and the whole boiling of it - and he's generally quite patient. Swap over to sth which will let you transfer your current balance for 0% interest...

I think your feeling about wanting to wear your own achievement is perfectly natural and healthy, myself.

IIRC Glasto is almost always wet, muddy even if its sunny (beer, wine, poo, water, etc being spilt hither and yon) so no need to take the weather personally; wear the dress regardless. You can always use scarves creatively (or anoraks, or GoreTex, or bin-liners, if the heavens really do open) and you'll still be well-dressed.

Erm, what about a bracelet made from some EPNS cutlery?

j4 From: j4 Date: June 2nd, 2004 08:04 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: egg etc

Swap over to sth which will let you transfer your current balance for 0% interest...

That's why I was transferring to Egg -- 0% for 6 months on balance transfers. So long as I can get the money in them, and pay it back, I don't care if I can't use the card -- it's all to the good!

IIRC Glasto is almost always wet, muddy even if its sunny

'Twasn't too bad either of the last two years. There's bits of mud, but not too bad except round the water-taps etc.

You can always use scarves creatively (or anoraks, or GoreTex, or bin-liners, if the heavens really do open)

That's another thing I was going to do -- make cool clothes out of old waterproofs. But nobody had any old waterproofs to give me, and I'm not buying them just to cut up, cos I'm a cheapskate.

Erm, what about a bracelet made from some EPNS cutlery?

Er... what about it? (Am I missing something?)
bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: June 2nd, 2004 09:30 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: egg etc

But nobody had any old waterproofs to give me, and I'm not buying them just to cut up, cos I'm a cheapskate.
Car-boot/jumble sale, though? Much cheaper than charidee shops.
j4 From: j4 Date: June 2nd, 2004 09:59 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: egg etc

I was (perhaps optimistically) hoping that people would have old knackered waterproofs that they couldn't sell at all, which they'd therefore be willing to give me for no money. :-)

A car boot sale or jumble sale would be brilliant (for all sorts of things!) but I've yet to find a good regular one in Cambridge. Well, apparently the car boot at Milton Tesco is okay, but it starts at 7am and thus is all over by 9am. I wake up at 6:45 on 6 days of the week, I'm not overkeen on waking up even earlier on Sunday! :-( (Obviously not dedicated enough to the jumble-hunting thing...)
vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: June 2nd, 2004 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: egg etc

No, not at all - just that once I had a damask skirt and my grandmother twitted me about having nicked her tablecloth :-) and the whole idea became a family joke: interchangeable fashion items for people and tables.

We still comment on other people's OTT clothes in terms of the well-dressed table (what, no salad?).

But I saw such a bracelet in Edinburgh a year or two ago and it looked great. I thought such a thing would suit you, really.
j4 From: j4 Date: June 3rd, 2004 05:01 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: egg etc

<giggle> at the table/cloth(e)s joke.

Bracelets made out of cutlery -- I've yet to be convinced. Can't really envisage such a thing... though googling for "bracelet cutlery" produced these (which vary from quite tasteful to utterly hideous). Is that the sort of thing you meant?
vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: June 3rd, 2004 08:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: egg etc

ermmmmm, not exactly. The one I saw was basically a sterling dinner fork elegantly turned into a cuff bracelet - accompanied by a silver spoon, also turned into a cuff bracelet. Much more humorous and tongue-in-cheek. There were a pair of earrings made of the bowls of spoons, as well. Quite sparky altogether.
imc From: imc Date: June 2nd, 2004 07:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Egg is now working for me, though it was a bit slow to come up initially.
j4 From: j4 Date: June 2nd, 2004 08:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Website still seems to be broken when I try. What am I doing wrong?
imc From: imc Date: June 2nd, 2004 08:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Er… pass?

Does this link work? Or is it that you can log in OK but then it goes wrong after that?
j4 From: j4 Date: June 3rd, 2004 05:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, dunno if I can log in -- it seems to accept the login details but the only thing I get once it's taken the details is a page saying "Sorry. This area of the site is currently unavailable blah blah maintenance blah blah blah" or WTTE.
oldbloke From: oldbloke Date: June 2nd, 2004 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I spent an hour worrying about www.sophos.co.uk not letting me into the downloads area, to the point of doing a full virus scan from Safe Mode.
If I'd tried www.sophos.com instead...
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