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RAM that in your gob and chew on it.

I am an operating system. OS Mo Version 24.3.7 to be exact. My core programming is fairly basic. I require a certain amount of input from other sources to run properly, the odd re-boot now and again, and I work better with some programmes than others.

I recently integrated with another awesome operating system through the marriage method, and the future is looking very optimistic. In future, we will probably create little programmes of our own and grow our own network.

Sometimes I download too much crap and become slow and sluggish. I fact right now, I am contemplating downloading about 2gb worth of cookie dough ice cream, and I know this will affect the way my software looks, but I don’t much care at the moment. Here’s why.

Like most operating systems, I need to upgrade to keep myself up to date and useful. I get add-ons, and tweaks; I am taught things to make my programming more effective.

And yet…

It seems of late, all I am being told to do is improve. It doesn’t matter how much I actually work, there’s always another upgrade, always another tweak to make the users happy.

Here’s the thing though. No matter how much you update software, if it’s the only programme in the system being updated, then the whole system is going to be shite. It’s all good and well telling one system to try try try while you sit on your laurels, but if that system is built to bake cookies, it’s never going to fly. It’s like spending all your time ensure iTunes is on point, to find you’re trying to use it with Internet Explorer 6 – it’s never going to blooming work. If this is how sky net felt, I’m not surprised it went crazy and blew up humanity. It may have been a little out there, but he got his point across…

I may not understand how to build programmes or how they come to be what they are, but I know how they should work, and how they should behave.

So, here’s my message to the programmers, the de-buggers, and just the plain buggers. OS Mo is f***ing awesome, and I’m not inclined to lower myself to the Internet Explorers of the world. OS Mo isn’t going anywhere, so stop fighting it and work with it. It’s so much easier when systems talk to each other and not behind their figurative backs. <p>eace out.


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Posted by on March 10, 2016 in Uncategorized


A very big KitKat

I took a break. A long break.

It’s not like I wasn’t doing things in the meantime. I got engaged, finished University, got an actual proper job that actually enables me to live, got married, bought a dog, bought a house (well, nearly), and BOOM! It’s 2016, I’ve put a stone on, and I’m looking at a blog I haven’t touched in three years and thinking “Hey, why the heck did I let all that life stuff get in the way of keeping this going?”

I thought about starting again completely, but that would be like switching from Weight Watchers to Slimming World when the road gets a bit bumpy – it’s fine for some people, but it’s not my style. I’ve changed since I started this blog, I even have a different name now, but it’s still a part of who I was, who I am, who I want to be. Plus, there’s some pretty funny stuff on here, and it’s nice to look back to what was going on back then.

So this is Chapter 2.

As I said… I’ve put a stone on. I was in three weddings in 2015 (my own being the last) and the thrill of having no dress to worry about fitting in at all ever again; or at least for the rest of the year, took over my already weak willpower.

I haven’t even actually made the most of it. I’d love to say I did a Julia Roberts and went up a dress size because I was exploring the tastes of Italy, but I didn’t. I mostly drank a lot of mid range wine, and ate a lot of chocolate. I did, however, discover a wonderful Chinese takeaway that deep fries shredded duck pancakes… which is as close to Eat Pray Love as I’m going to get this side of 40.

But no, I’m not jumping ship, I’m just setting a new course. I’m sure the other eating plans work fine for most people, but I’m not ready to give up on what got me to gold just yet, although my free membership has most definitely expired. I’m not quite ready to actually get on the scales yet, but it feels good to be flexing the old muscles a bit and seeing what I’ve still got.

I’ve got good feelings for Chapter 2…



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Posted by on January 4, 2016 in diet, food, Uncategorized


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A blog I love… (Required Review for Uni)

Anyone who is dieting will tell you that there are many days when you feel alone and more importantly, that you are the only person in the world who is on a diet. It makes getting through the day without ripping through your emergency stash of chocolate biscuits that much harder. You walk down the street and you smell McDonald’s. You head into work and you smell doughnuts. It’s unbelievably hard. And my will is made of more rubber than iron.

Reading Diane’s blog at gives me motivation and comfort. She isn’t afraid to admit to everything every dieter does and never owns up to. It is refreshing because this isn’t a sugar coated blog. It doesn’t make losing weight out to be a piece of cake and it’s not a depressing ‘I’m-never-going-to-do-this-so-why-bother-with-life’ blog either. Each post is a short, but real insight into the world of weight watching, and she makes that world look a little less scary. I love her determination and honesty – it really hits home and makes me feel like I know her and her struggles, because I have shared them. Losing weight is a day at a time thing, and Diane captures this brilliantly. The posts are about everyday life, just as dieting is about living every day. She talks about the choices in her day and how they affect her. This is basically all dieting is. The choices we make can be good or bad, healthy or unhealthy. Those choices will either give a good result or a bad result. The link Diane makes in her blog is simple, yet so true.

The blog also paints a picture of a very modest woman. She talks about people she meets in various situations and how amazing they are for doing so well. I find it ironic, because here I sit thinking how amazing this woman is for never giving up and saying to myself that I wish I could be as determined as she is. I recommend giving her a read if you find yourself in any difficult situation – she always puts a smile on my face and she makes me feel inspired.

There are good days and bad days. Days where you dive in and swim, and days when you sink. So hearing someone else is in the exact same boat as you and that every so often they lose their oars as well is kind of like an arm band, or a rubber dinghy. Reading Diane’s stories of success and struggle can give new motivation and determination. It has helped me to understand that it’s ok if you have a bad day and it’s likely that there will be more. But the thing we must all focus on is the fact that there is a slimmer light at the end of the sometimes long tunnel, and you are not riding alone. Thanks Diane 🙂

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Posted by on March 9, 2012 in Uncategorized