Monthly Archives: October 2005

A brand new Qube

Well, my Cobalt Qube arrived today. This is the cube I won by blogging Sun’s premier field training event last February. Also you might ask why it took so long; it got lost the first time. Interestingly absolutely no documentation. 😥 Actually the original blog post pointed at a bunch of web resources, which have all gone now.

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The Fantastic 4.

I started to watch the Fantastic 4 on the flight home, but fell asleep. That good!!  😯

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Viva Las Vegas

I have now returned from Las Vegas. What an amazing place! I stayed at the Mirage, one of the huge hotel/casinos on the strip. Words fail me! They’ve even got slot machines embedded into the bars, fortunately not at the restaurant tables though. In the slideshow there is a picture of the arcade into the Bellagio, for those who like me have declining eye-site, the two shops are Chanel & Tiffany & Co., which sort of sums up the strip. The Mirage has a caged white tiger (endangered species?) and dolphins in the swimming pool. Not good to my mind.  😡

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Batman Begins – again

I’ve just re-seen Batman Begins. Its on the plane, the sound track is piss poor, the screen is tiny but these limitations only enhance the quality of the script & the drama of the story. This is what super-hero fiction is really about. As argued by the Captain, all the predecessor Batman stories remain cartoons (well they would be wouldn’t they) and we’ve been waiting for this story.

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A taxi ride in Las Vegas

The drive from Las Vegas airport to the casino hotels is not very long, but further than I’d want to walk carrying my luggage. I took a taxi and was entertained by the driver who also took two elderly canadians to the hotels as well. We discussed Bush’s imminent invasion of Canada 🙄 , the War of 1812-14 where he concluded that the UK is best off that Bush & the neo-cons don’t know their Napoleonic history, Greece, Germany, UK – Las Vegas direct flights, and the Sun stock price. Truly not a range of subjects I expect a taxi driver to want to talk about but I’ve been poorly trained in London – At least he’ll be able to say to you all, I had that Dave Levy in the back of my cab.   😎

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