Hey Kids

It doesn't matter how much Stir Fry ingredients you buy it still won't make you suddenly own a frying pan/wok.

I sometimes feel like I spend the day keeping my life sustained, i.e. washing, food, lectures etc. and then use the evening to work my socks off. I'm sure somehow I'm not using time effectively.

I can't help but also feel that although scarves are practical, they're very stupid at the same time. Also I'm sure sleep was only invented so there is a time electrical gadgets can be charged with minimal fuss and inconvenience.

Interest Statistic of the Day:

I have spent £1806.67 on ebuyer in my life time. Those lucky devils

"Marketing Slogan made up by Icelandic Dan" of the day

"Don't starve, dead men don't DS"

A quote I've liked for a while:

"I was walking along a path with two friends-- the Sun was setting-- suddenly the sky turned blood red. I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence. There was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city. My friends walked on, and as I stood there trembling with anxiety, I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature."
- Edvard Munch

So take that Zeus

Tom's Out of Date Technology collection:

That's right boys and gals, lets check out what technology I still use that is ridiciously out of date and hurts my soul:

1) Creative Nomad Jukebox Zen 20gb

About 3 and half years old, it's actually a laptop harddrive in an mp3 player metal shell. My screen backlight hasn't worked for over 2 years and its battery time is getting a bit suspicious but I love it with my soul. Possibly the most indestructable mp3 player ever, I've dropped it onto concrete by accident before and dents can be easily hammered out by unscrewing the shell. No stupid DRM software, just plays my mp3s with skill and clarity. Bonus.

2) My Dell m770 CRT monitor
Nuff said. Sucks, probably burning my retinas, though its lasted me *thinks* probably 6 years?

3) My PC

Again 3 years old, with a graphics card that can't physically play the latest games and sometimes has a hissy fit. A processor that's lasted me well but is severely behind the times and one of the hard drives has a fetish for deleting my mp3s during its trimonthly crashes. Somehow its still stupidly stable running Windows XP Professional, current uptime is 41 Days, 1 Hours, 10 Minutes, 43 Seconds. Take that global warming. (disclaimer: photo not of my PC, experiences may vary)

4) Panasonic VS6
Due to me being a stupidly poor student, instead of getting the latest nokia I had to get this heap of cheapness when my K750i broke. Its surprisingly good value for money, but lacks a screen on the front so I have no idea who is calling and can't ignore it when people like Stu call. It also has a crap amount of memory and its software is slightly pondersome.

4) HP-Compaq nx9005 Laptop
Over 3 years old it has the power and skill of a spaktarded dead baby lemming. Though it still has its uses when working on campus, it can barely run two things at once and has a suspiciously reduced in power during its lifespan. There was a time when it could play Vice City. I won't bore you with the specs, but needless to say, the battery lasts about 1.5 hours. Shit cakes anonymous. It also weighs 3.6 tons and is larger than my love for tuna.

5) Casio EX-Z4B Camera
Not that bad, 4 megapixels, but I can't fecking record more than 60 seconds of vid before it stops. Whats the damn point in that?! plus I can't hack it. Still its pretty good, except I got ripped off cos I bought it from Dixons. Yeah that girl is in my room. BAM.


Check out the new mac adverts, not exactly selling the macs as such, just quite jolly and funny:


Flash skills

Whoa, some dude has made the a very small section of the original halflife playable via Flash. Its pretty impressive, although not much u can do as its like an alpha.

New Review

70 Pennsylvania Road

Why I love Brand New:

Well Jesus Christ I'm alone again,
So what did you do those three days you were dead?
Cause this problem's gonna last
More than the weekend.
Well Jesus Christ I'm not scared to die
I'm a little bit scared of what comes after.
Do I get the gold chariot?
Do I float through the ceiling?

Post grad Christmas Party

Seriously, I need to stop with the alcohol, it hurts my soul, my kidneys, my liver and my heart. Stupid everything. Awesome party though, some odd music to start with but that soon got fixed and then there was drinking and gaffawing. Not to mention many a mince pie.

Then me and Stu started to do shots from the pretty hot bar woman and it ended up like this:

New things!

So I'm feeling janker than Jank McJank from the Jank clan, but check out these new things I have:

Ipod Shuffle

Which on a scale of 1 to sexy, just yes. And its 15g!, how stupidly cute is that. Was only 55 quid which ain't too bad, and will be good for exercise etc.

The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me

Not only one of the best titles of an album but also totally incredible. Brand New's latest album, took a while to get into, now I can't stop listening to it. Expect a review soon.

The Pick of Destiny

Tenacious D's new album of wonder from their film of the same name. Ownage, though maybe not as good as their first effort. Check it though.

External Harddrive

I also got an uber cheap (39.99) 160gb harddrive for when I got home at christmas to store stuff on and the such like as I'm not probably driving home.

A swarm of updates to smite you with

Check this: I got 95% and 98% in the two courseworks I worked in the ungodly hours to do. They were worth 20% and 40% of modules respectively. AWESOME. Now I'm bored of updating, I'm going to Thursday Night Live 2nite, take that along with these updates I did:

Pooled Co-variance matrices

hello dear friends, your faithful tom, has something he must confide
Look at my hands,
they're vastly weird, there's chickens growing inside
you can scream right now, you can scream tomorrow, but while
you're standing there
could you pass that bucket,
oh blast it and fuck it, I wish I didn't have to swear
but your too slow to help, and
quite suspicous at that, you see it is too late
I've exploded all over, your
cashmere throw over, some say what a terrible fate
But worst than that, is this rhyming shat, with no
consistency throughout
of syllables or rhymes, and a plethera of crimes, of
english grammer no doubt

zOMG matHAX!

All you budding mathematical crazy people, check out this:

cool eh? Alternatively check out Russian/Peasant multiplication for all your mathematical needs

yeah take that, along with your face

Bam... and still didn't update

I, like many a straight male or lesbian, probably like this idea:


yeah I didn't do enough

eat this:

It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely products of a deranged imagination. - Douglas Adams

Per heaped teaspoon

so... I suck don't I? I still haven't updated. Here's my promise to you, I'm gonna go away and work now, if I get a decent amount done by say, 10/10.30 I'll update like a king of the mofos. Otherwise you're all doomed to eternal lack of my updates. Check this after the jump:


'Playing on facebook is like sitting in a fridge, cool but pointless.'

sandwich fetish yes/no?

Moderately quick update: This weekend mikey J came down to the Ex and we rolled all over the town drinkin like mofos until ending back at my place with Chloe et Stu, drinking our weight in vodka and snackerals. Love Tesco. We played stupid games like Ring of Fire. Which hurts people

In the morning extrapolated some breakfast and then cruised around town for a bit. Finally we went to see Casino Royale... more on that later you sexy bunnies.

Right in your pie storage cabinet

You remember those times last year when I used to work non stop all night on campus, and come back dead and hallucinating? Well do you? no? then you should fecking read my blog more.

Anyway last night started work at around 8pm I think (though I'd been working all day as well I think) on Neural Networks and Generic and Transferable Skills. At around 9.30 I sprinted to Clydesdale house for 30min to see some of Thursday Night Live. Then ran back and finally finished at fecking 6.03am, which is more stupid than a lot of stuff. Luckily Dan was up on campus till 4am to keep my sanity. Stu was there as well, but I kill him with my shoe.

Then for the next hour I tidied my stupid room, and went to bed at 7am, to be woke up at 10am by room inspector. After this I got an email around 12 just before some lectures from Tammy saying I didn't hand one of the courseworks in. With good reason, I flipped out and ran up to campus and slapped her and ron around till they found it and loved me for being awesome. Then that I had lectures and shit to go to, and fell asleep this arvo.

IT SUCKS. I better get a good grade.


A sane man may claim I've only just arrived back from campus (Time check: 06:51) and I've had so much caffeine that not only are my arms shaking but I'm not actually that tired yet. I have however managed to finish my work.

Yes I'm behind on updating. Much more later. In the mean time just wait refreshing this page.

Less Than Jake

Awesome gig, totally sweaty as a fucktart. I must have drank about 10 litres of water or something stupid. Don't combine gigging with beer. The lead singer nearly started on the bouncers for beating up some kid. Sam even got to go on stage, check it foo:


Ahem well yes. Look I'm gonna be honest I'm updating this on the 23rd Nov. So here's a snippet of info we found out tomorrow. Turns out Sam cracked a rib in the mosh pit, which is quite impressive really.


Housewarming of Adam and Cory

Once upon a time my dear chums, I ventured forth to the magical land that is the drug infested cest pool called Bristol. However it turns out all my preconceptions of this derogatory land of mischief were wrong.

I met the one they call Adam at lunch time and we chilled in some pub that wasn't owned by Wetherspoons. That may shock you, but thats the way we roll. After a few pints of amber nectar we skipped and we hopped through a very nice part of bristol if I do say, the main street anyway, to his abode. With some sexy timing we met Rex, Andy, and Simone outside, and soon progressed inward.

Damn nice apartment tbh, made me feel like I should sort my life out rather than just sucking at Java tests for the 3rd year. I got 65%, yeah its a merit but I wanna be the best *stamps feet*

Anyway, uber apartment, and then we went and got some alcomohol and curry. mmmm after gobbling it all up the party began, with drinks, and strange people with the same name as me who drink way to much for their own good. Yes it sounds like me, but not any more fellow journeyman, I am a sexy reformed character. or something. Finally we went off to some pub/club that was expensive and packed, but was alright

In conclusion: Great weekend and spent lots of money that I don't have.



Is it wrong to live on a diet of caffiene?

Yes. Of course it is. What sort of question is that?

I'd like to in-joke you

right in the eye. Today I have mostly been buying Richard Dawkin's - The God Delusion , I'm hoping it'll be interesting if slightly overzealous in its point. Only £7.95 as well, more bargainous than Xenu himself.

I saw two dead people yesterday. Though their bones were amalgamated into one, which resulted in a very short person somehow, and not 4 legs as you might imagine. Thats right I went on our weekly (or so it seems) AI social in the Well House Tavern, much hilarity was had and I didn't drink too much which is always a bonus for my probably dying liver.

and so...


The only good photo from my disposable camera, I think it got Fuxxored.

I just had a jacket potato with tuna mayo

Beat that.

It's celebration time you fiesty people, this is my 568th Post! You know what that means - that's right I've run out of things to say...


and there were ferrets everywhere.


As you can probably infer from the title I did indeed go to the Death Fest which is Ottery St Mary. And although it was freeeeezing cold and my eye juice froze I had a great time in the end. I went on the Dodgems with Kath - who is a driving maniac, went on a spinny spinny ride, which was freezing but awesome. and I also saw Alex and his posse and Katie/Claire/Dave de la Hardcore/Andy which was dope. And I bought a can of beer from a playschool, which was probably good thing as that was one less that the 12 year old kids could buy or the retard drunkard emo kids.
There Was Fire:

There was Stu and Kath:

There were signs:

And there was danger:

If I was a woman I would rule the world

With the combination of my awesomeness (ahem) and a woman's effort I do believe the leaders of this world would cower at my very presence. Similar to the "Boing" guy I met in WHS smiths who walked into the shop with a toy train in his hand and exclaimed to me sincerely a single word. Which was "Boing" as u may have guessed.

Is it also possible to reach the limit of your intellect? On Friday I totally fucked up a Java exam, like afterwards when peeps were talking it seemed as though I had got EVERYTHING wrong, not sure how I managed that. And it was worth 2% of our degree. GOD dammit.

I forgot to mention, as I haven't blogged, that we had an Applied Artificial Intelligence social on the day of Monday in The Olde Firehouse. Was good fun and even the ledge who is Ed turned up for a few beers and hilarity.

Finally check out my review of Hoodwinked, the 3D laugh fest of the autumn.

Things you didn't know about Tom:

I've never owned a Hi-Fi system.

Omg Google rule

Oki so bigger better posts later for now, I just used Google Scholar. and it must have detected my IP address being from the University of Exeter and some articles have the link "find at Exeter" next to them. Awesome.

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