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Well I am at work waiting for my monthly project meeting which is likely to be another difficult odious affair. Ah well.

Despite that I have managed to get iTunes watcher working. This is really great program that produces a webpage of what one has been listening to on iTunes recently. It comes in two parts: a php/mySQL program that sits in my webspace (I have no checked that mySQL works on which is great) and an applescript that checks iTunes every so often. This is mac only as far as I am aware. The results can be seen here. I'm just using the default skin at the moment so it lacks originality but heh, still cool. I particularly like the fact that it looks up the relevant art for each track.

Since I last wrote I have managed to get my dirty mitts on a google mail account and I must say that I am very impressed with it, especially that you can use keyboard shortcuts to do must thing - Its almost like mutt! I have only had one invite so far, but hoppefully I will be able to spread google mail far and wide in the near future

I really must update this thing more regularly. I haven't even mentioned my sea-monkeys yet!!


If anyone fancies giving me a GMAIL invite I would love it.
I really do think it will be fantastic dispite the privacy concerns. Don't want to end up with some long incomprehensible email address!

Man! I do not seem to be able to keep up with this blogging thing at all.

Ahhh well.
Well its a Friday so not much is going on here. I was at the Institute of Child Health all morning and sorted some bits out.

Since then I have installed an updated version of centericq ( which is a really great ncurses chat client. The big bonus is that it also allows you to make livejournal entries (which I am doing right now) and also keeps track of RSS feeds.

Secondly, I have been looking at this medical site recommended by the Guardian ( It has a diet tracker that allows you to log your food intake and your excercise, and calculates what you need to do to lose the weight. Its free but you have to sign up to it, so i am not sure what sort of junk mail you'll get through it! The company seems to be some sort of medical survey company. But anyone, it must be a lot cheaper that Weight Watchers. Whether i will managed to stick to it is another matter.

Anyway must do some more work!