If you know about bash you don’t need me to say anything. It doesn’t look like it is being updated any more which is a really bad thing though.
If you have not been you should. It features reader-submitted snippets of irc conversation. Some of the stuff there is very very funny. Has to be said that some of it is junk and juvenile but the gold is worth it.

<UKDJ|Planet> I swear to god
<UKDJ|Planet> I’ve just heard a duck tell a joke
<Jock> o…k
<UKDJ|Planet> there was as group of ducks on a pond near where i live
<UKDJ|Planet> one of the ducks was quacking away looking straight at a group of like 10 ducks
<UKDJ|Planet> then he stopped and all the other ducks went mental
<UKDJ|Planet> it looked just like duck stand-up comedy

<N> which is correct, seven and five IS thirteen, or seven and five ARE thirteen?
<Joker> Neither.
<Joker> Because it’s twelve.

<Raven> I tried setting my hotmail password to penis.
<Raven> It said my password wasn’t long enough. πŸ™


If you like puzzles this deserves your time. If I was stuck I would take the puzzle to the pub where the collective minds would eventually work it out. One puzzle toward the end completely stuck me and my fellow drinkers. We agreed that the internet would not be used and for a few weeks we made no progress. Then someone unrelated to our boozy circle walked past the drawing of the puzzle and said the answer. Just like that. Annoying because they did, great because it meant we could move on. Completed it was and I have found nothing as good since.


I’m a dad and I know nothing – at least when I am trying to tell my girls how life will creep up on them, that they should make the most of now – today, this week, really now, not next month. I want to make them realise that they have so much life ahead, so much they can do and so much time to change and re-change priorities. They can do it whatever it might be.

I want them to listen to this. I want them to hear it, appreciate it.
I want them to not listen to this in 20 years and wish they had listened to it now.
But I’m old, what do I know πŸ™‚



During my nurse training we were showed into a room at the School of Nursing and there was a TV and a video player. There were 8 of us on the course at that time (if memory serves only 5 of us qualified) and were were told that all we had to do that afternoon was watch this film. Big room, not cosy in any way. So we watched and at the end were pretty quiet, it affected us all in some way. Partly because the film itself is amazing and partly because we were training to be in that sort of nursing (learning disability though as opposed to mental health). Got home, rented the film and in the privacy of our flat nearly cried. I have the DVD and it still, despite many viewings and knowing much of the script by heart does not lose any impact. If you have not seen this, do so.



The first series I didn’t like hugely. It felt it was trying too hard, didn’t hang together. But from there it just got better and better. The 4th series which was set in the WW1 trenchesΒ  featured the best ending of any TV series / program / anything I have ever seen or will ever see. If you check around sites you would see that I am not alone. Very few things on tv or in film make me get close to crying but this is one. It’s impact here is all the less because it is 4 minutes from an entire series, indeed of 4 series so if you have not seen the whole thing and you get the chance – watch it. And if you have seen this, well, it’ll make you sad all over again.