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Happy New Year - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
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paranoidandroid
Happy New Year
I have become very tardy with my updates here. When I look back I can see the value (if only to myself) for keeping a record of my successes and failures and points of view if only to see how things have worked out.

I'll have to make an effort to update more.... so a quick update:

Christmas was good... I spent the day at my parents where I ate too much and watched Christmassy films. I got a call from Misty who appears to be doing fine! We chatted until the small hours after I got home. Boxing day I played WoW (which I have gotten into again).

New Year I spent at home. Beer, Pizza, Jules' Hootenanny. All good!

Work has been busy. I'm grateful for the fact I'm still employed... not everyone in my office is that lucky.

Yesterday I got a new iPod as the little Nano Gareth lent me has been dying on the way in to work. I can now carry around all the music I have on my PC. I was a little disappointed to find out I can't rip any DVD's to it. There would appear to be 1001 programs out there that claim to be able to do it... but none of the ones I tried last night worked. I will have to ask around to see if anyone has any recommendations!

My mate Matt has just got a WoW account too! Wednesday night we braved Loch Modan together with low level characters and kicked some Ogre butt!

Time to get back to some serious work... but I promise not to stay away quite so long between updates...

Tags:
Current Location: EC2Y 9AQ
Current Mood: busy busy
Current Music: Anyone - Yazoo

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teya_uk From: teya_uk Date: January 9th, 2009 01:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
When you find a good DVD ripping programme ... let me know??
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: January 9th, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Of course me dear!
nuala From: nuala Date: January 9th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, let me know too. I got all sorts for Xmas on DVD that I'd love to watch on the tube. That's train-tube, not telly-tube. Just to clearify. (Yes, I purposely misspelled clarify because it amused me to do so.) :D
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: January 9th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
"clearify"... that's a definate candidate for a Bushism! ... oh how we will miss those!
seattleforge From: seattleforge Date: January 9th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh.. I haven't ripped any DVDs in a while, but I did do it. I used Handbrake with success. I had to move the .mp4 file it created to my movie folder under iTunes. Then I hooked up my iPod, opened up my iPod folders in iTunes and added the movie. I am pretty sure that I made this sound easier than it was, but I did it and I'm an idiot.

Yes, you should update more often you twat!
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: January 10th, 2009 11:40 am (UTC) (Link)
I tried handbrake - but it kept telling me the DVD I had in the drive was copy-protected. I assume all commercial DVDs are copy protected?
seattleforge From: seattleforge Date: January 11th, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmmmm... Yes, but I've not had that problem. Bastards.
seattleforge From: seattleforge Date: January 11th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wait, did it say you COULDN'T do it, or did it just warn you not to?
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: January 13th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC) (Link)
You know - I'm not sure! I will investigate further! :)
seattleforge From: seattleforge Date: January 9th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, also, this is a great website:

http://keepvid.com/

You can enter the URL of a youtube vid you want to save and you can save it in ipod format.

I saved all of Garth Merenghi's DarkPlace to my ipod doing that.

paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: January 10th, 2009 11:39 am (UTC) (Link)
That is a top tip! I will now spend the rest of the day stealing saving YouTube videos!
seattleforge From: seattleforge Date: January 10th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
that will teach you to post.
tweezlebum From: tweezlebum Date: January 14th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do feel free to call me again sometime. I miss you lots. x
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: January 14th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I will! I enjoyed our chat muchly! :)
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