September 21st, 2004


Oh for fuck's sake

So I thought at least I'll get some things done, I'll bring in those parcels to post and I know I've got the address in my chiark account somewhere and I can post them and buy currency at the Post Office, and I'll pay in that cheque so I can afford to buy the currency.

But of course I've forgotten the cheque, and the address isn't on chiark, it's on my home machine, and that doesn't allow ssh/telnet in, but I have to get currency today, so that's two trips to the Post Office, and god knows when I'll get there tomorrow because I was planning to just get in at 8 and work through lunch and then leave at 2:30 (in time to catch a train at 3) and that would almost count as a day's work. And I can't even stay late tonight to make up the time at work because I've got to get to Laura's for Portfolio really early so I can babysit her kids and let the rest of the singing group in when they arrive because she'll be late because she's got to take her new puppy to dog-training classes.


Targeted marketing

I keep getting mail entitled "viagra soft tabs". If the spammers know I live in Cambridge, surely they should also know that I'm unlikely to suffer from the sort of softness that can be fixed with viagra?

Boy, I hate it when I have to work that hard for a crap pun.

Logic puzzle


- I would ideally like to be in work at 8am, in order to get enough done before I leave at 12:30
- I have to be in Girton in plenty of time for 1:30pm
- I have to be at the train station for 3pm
- I need to pick my car up from AutoElectrical and Car Hi-Fi, on Aylestone Road
- AutoElectrical whatsits open at 8:30am
- It takes me about 25 minutes to walk into work, about 10-15 minutes to cycle
- The bike does not fit in the car
- There is no car parking at work

How does j4 do all the things she needs to do without cloning herself?

A special "fox, goose and grain" award to anybody who can solve the puzzle before tomorrow morning. Because I bloody can't.

Update: I should have pointed out that the reason I need to be at the station for 3 is so that I can get to Stansted in time for my flight, and I don't want to leave bikes/cars at the station for a week, because they will get nicked/trashed.
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