Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
Celestial Weasel
celestialweasel

Black Helicopters et al

1. The car has its MOT. The MOT 'certificate' now is just an ordinary sheet of A4 saying essentially that it is a receipt to say that it has an MOT in the database. Funnily enough, I was wondering why they bother with tax disks any more as presumably all police have access to the database and can just look the car up. I paid the garage with a debit card on their new machine, didn't really noticeably get a 'ah, I see you are one of Satan's minions' or 'ah, I see you are part of the New World Order' vibe.

2. Bizarrely, we got a warning email saying a helicopter was flying near our office at 4:30 p.m. I sent an email back to the site services person saying if it was coming any closer than the one last week that made my desk shake I was going to take cover. A helicopter did come over at 4:30, then another came closer at 5:30 (close enough to feel it but not close enough to shake my desk - I think that was the closest yet). I suspect we may have got a warning because someone complained about the desk shaker, I am pretty sure this is the first warning we have had. [We have also had ones landing in the grounds but they weren't RAF ones - an Environment Agency one and one from a film company wanting to use the Manor House as a location, IIRC].

3. SMBC Theater on Death - amused me - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARlTV1ZGJk8&feature=player_embedded (also, the Internet speaks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiYIIGbrOkw )

4. My fight against reference counting vs. Ruby garbage collection continues. I poke it in one place, it sticks out in another (incorporating 'code which has manifestly never worked and had a weird side-effect which didn't show up in its unit test').

5. Oh, is that the time?
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