The secret blog of Philip Hawtin aged 21 and 77 elevenths

A random wirlwind of events and activities done by me.

Location: Guildford, United Kingdom

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Less anger

Ok, have almost got excel to work as I want, and have an expert coming over tomorrow to help, so thats good.
Have sucessfully (just) transfered, so will be about for at leats 6 months.
there is talk of my disserattion being submitted in November. I guess its possible, but I'll have to learn to write before then. I can see all the work being done but not all written up. Guess I'd better start working hard.

Sarahs new job starts on Monday, and she moves into her new flat on Sunday. Its only in Surbiton which is good, so will be able to see her more often.

Oh, and today is payday. Always a good day


Wednesday, March 22, 2006


I'm in a slightly bad mood.
I thought I'd managed to pursuade Phil to upgrade his Excell macro to do my new work. And for the past week I thought it was working. Alas. No it isn't, and hes not even in his office for me to moan at at the moment.
Its just slightly frustrating.

On other notes, I managed to download some more games and music for my phone, and have one slot free So any suggestions please put them in the comments section.
The choices easily range from Matt Redman to Ramstien, and Monty Python to Mozart with just about everything in between. The only down side is that at the moment I may have slightly broken the speaker/microphone set up in the phone, so I can't hear MP3s or in fact some one speaking to me on the phone. And apparently they can't hear me either.

On the bright side, Sarah has a job in London, so will be mnoving to Surbiton in 1 week, so I'll get to see her more often. And in 2 days I'll get to see her again as well.

And stinky has given me a shogun suduko. Its 11 suduko puzzles hammered together. Slowly making my way through it, but its just sitting there taunting me at the moment.

Don't do them they are hard!

Life is generally good though. Spent last night playing seafairers of Catan with Debs and Oscar. (we were supposed to be cheering Emma up who is feeling depressed but she retired with a migraine shortly after I arrived)
She did give me a cool looking game called Igor.

Following the unfortunate cancelation of the 2 headed Giant tournement at Tonys, we tried hostign a mini one at our house with three teams. Unfortunatly Steve had to drop out at the last minute, so we ended up with 5 players, so sealed deck built. At least I beat the others, with Darroch bemoaning his lack of bombs loadly to any and every one. But it was a fun afternoon.

Term ends on Friday. Now I don't work on the term structure, but others do, so campus will suddenly become quiet. I'll be able to shop in one stop and the fruit and veg stall without havign to queue. It'll be great.

I'd better get back to work and try and get the excell to behave

Have a happy Easter

Thursday, March 02, 2006


A whole month missed with no updates. Bad me.
I've now to to fit the fine line of doing nothig iteresting and being to busy to post.

Report at work completed and out my way. I'm watchig paint dry properly now.
Had a nice holiday near bournemouth for the Conception covention with Sarah Gary and Tim. Good fu relaxig ad running Lrps. maybe next tiem I'll get around to playing stuff.

Enjoyable birthday, not least due to unexpected Visit of Sarah whilston route to london for a Job interview (ok I knew she was comig before she came, but wasn't expecting it if that makes sense).

CU events week went well, although I atteded only a few events.

was in leiester last weekend, got to see the Board games exhibtion atteh museum, it was fun.

managed a flyign trip to see my parents.
Also managed to see Dave and Rach, and Hannah. Should see Chris tonight following him moving to a new job.

I'll try ad be more updating in the future
Oh, and my keyboard is gettig worse. now N M and C as well as shift and Space are being very temprimental. apoligises for any of them that I missed. On the Plus side I mastered the MP3 Player on my phone.I now have y 5 free MP3s on it. they are, Queen - another one bites the dust, Madness Driving in my Car, Robbie Williams - Angles, meatloaf - A kiss is a terrible thing to waste and meatloaf - a kiss is a terrible thing to waste (getting a little confused with the buttons. Oh well. alas now I need to pay for any I download, and i don't know what to get.