Robotic Tendencies
The personal blog of Robert McQueen

July 17, 2005

Holy crap, dbus!

Where can you find dbus? Only in Finland!
Come to Debconf we’ve got dbus!

With apologies to Weebls Stuff.

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July 9, 2005



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July 6, 2005

Public transport

So, I’m booking tickets to travel from Cardiff to Heathrow Airport on Friday afternoon… I can:

  • Travel directly by coach (I hate coaches), takes up to 3 hours 30 minutes, costs £35 or £28 with a £10 youth discount card I don’t have.
  • Travel by train to Reading, and then by the train company’s coach (of course!) to Heathrow, takes up to 2 hours 45 minutes, costs £30 with a young persons railcard (which I already have).
  • Travel by train to Paddington, and then by an infeasibly expensive train to Heathrow. Also takes 2 hours 45 minutes (despite being an extra 45 miles, and giving me 25 minutes to hang around in London), but the ticket costs £50 even with the discount, because the second train has no cheap tickets.
  • Travel by train to Paddington on a heavily discounted ticket, and then on the expensive train to Heathrow with a seperate ticket. Takes the same length of time obviously, but costs £36 in total.


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July 6, 2005

I’m still alive!

Sorry I havn’t blogged for over a month, I’ve been quite busy writing my dissertation, sitting my three final exams, rowing for my college, drinking beer, stressing about results, helping organise a truly amazing may ball, writing my CV, applying for jobs, graduating, and moving back home (for a while). Leaving me just enough time to catch up on sleep, laundry and e-mail, get new contact lenses, and book train tickets and travel insurance before I fly to Helsinki on Friday.

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May 3, 2005

Seven Gummie Sins

Spotted this link on IRC, a series of photos on flickr which depict the Seven Gummie Sins. Just thought they were really cool.

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March 21, 2005

Blog moved

My registration for has now completed, so it is now the canonical URL for my blog. I will replace with annoying redirects, and take it off-line after a while (it’s primarily the domain for my family’s e-mail).

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March 16, 2005

First post!

I’ve set up a blog so I can share my thoughts, findings and hacks with the world. Woohoo etc. Unfortunately, I seem to have stayed up all night on IRC and fiddling with this and other things like fonts (more on that later), so it’s now 6am, and the DPL IRC debate is just starting. Given that I came down with a cold today, I’m going to have to resign myself to reading the logs, although its tempting to fiddle with the theme and blog some more…

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