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Another Quote

"People like Greenpeace should look at the ruddy facts instead of looking for stunts ... You get a good boiler, you get central heating, you get decent changes. It helps the environment. It certainly helps individuals and that's why we've been able to save something like 1m tonnes of carbon, which is good for the environment." - John Prescott is unimpressed by yesterday's gift of two solar panels for his roof.

Oh dear Mr. Prescott

Man, it is Sunday night and I have been work hard all weekend on college stuff. This was to make up for my slackness last week, but I still did not get what I wanted done. Now I just feel exhausted arrggghhh.

On a lighter note, here is a conversation between John Prescott and a local reporter that was shown in the Guardian:

On the campaign trail: John Prescott chats with a local reporter

Thursday April 21, 2005
The Guardian

Mark Choueke (South Wales Argus): How did you react to Peter Law's decision to quit the party after 35 years service to Blaenau Gwent as a Labour politician?

John Prescott : It didn't even register with us. The voters just have one choice, vote Labour otherwise they'll end up with a Tory government. It's unfortunate that some of our decisions upset some people.

MC : But this isn't about upsetting Peter Law, it's about upsetting many thousands of Labour voters in Blaenau Gwent who helped you form a strong government - they feel alienated.

JP : Why are you asking me about this, I don't care, it's a Welsh situation, I'm a national politician.

MC : Are you too big to care about the Labour voters in Blaenau Gwent? Do you think there may be something in your party's methods of working that require a rethink when a politician chooses to stand against you after 35 years service to Labour?

JP : (walking away) Where do they get these amateurs from? You're an amateur mate, go get on your bus, go home.

MC : Are you too big for the regional press now John?

JP : Bugger off. Get on your bus you amateur.

MC : Is my interview over John? Because if that's all you've got to say, that's what will go in the paper.

JP : (turns aggressively back to reporter) Ooohh, I'm scared, go ahead, put it in your paper.

Labour candidate for Monmouth, Huw Edwards: I could answer this question for you Mark.

MC : I hoped to hear what the deputy prime minister had to say about it.

JP : (ignoring reporter) I've never seen a school in such a lovely setting.

And to think if Tony died he would be in charge - what a brute!

Scripts, scripts and more scripts

Today I decided to collate the scripts that I have produced over the last few years and stick them on the web. There is actually some quite interesting stuff that I had forgotten I had written. It is all very simple and pretty poor programming but hey someone somewhere might find it useful. I decided to put the GPL licence on all of them, I am not sure if that is the right thing to do, but I felt that I should put some sort of licence on it if it is out in the wild on the net!