January 3rd, 2007

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Luddites of the 21st Century Unite!

Go Team Luddite!

I've just managed to sort out the wireless network for the house and have also now encrypted it. We had a bit of a problem because I didn't know my PPPoA  (or something?) details but I managed to track them down courtesy of my service providers tech department. Rosie also proved a lot of help with various bits of advice (thanks babe).

Anyway, I now have control over the network which was previously under a network Sasha set up almost three years ago and no one could rememebr the access codes too. The new wireless router I brought is a lot more powerful than the old one in anycase and you seem to be able to get uninterrupted access to it wherever you are in the house.

This is a Good Thing (tm).

I'm also enjoying my dual computer system. I get to type this on one screen whilst having my other screen playing music videos (although I need to buy a new set of speakers as my old ones are 'ok' but not great).

So Team Luddite is slowly crawling itself (unwittingly or not) into the 21st Century.

I might go and treat myself by going to the cinema in a few moments. Eragon or The Holiday? Or, if I want to leave it for another hour or so, I can add Perfume or Night in the Museum to the list. I have a freebie ticket in anycase so if it is a bad film at least I won't feel like I've wasted any money!

Has anyone seen 'Perfume' yet btw? The only people I know who have seen it have given it pretty bad reviews :(
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Dirk Benedict in Celebrity Big Brother

OK, I'll admit I watched the first episode of the new Celebrity Big Brother. Admittedly it was whilst I was cooking and having dinner and I'm not sure if I'll watch it again but - Dirk Benedict (Face from The A-Team and Starbuck from the original Battlestar Galactica) is on it! That was a surprise! God knows how he'll do! :p

I'm not sure of the mix of characters they have on this year. I'll admit to not being the most celebrity-minded person at the best of times so don't really know how they'll all get along or what to expect. I suspect my main exposure for the program will be through the bits of 'news' I get in the tabloids if I flick through them at a cafe or the 'internet headlines' when I go to log in to my mail server.

Still, the contestants this year are:

Jermaine Jackson (formerly of The Jackson Five)
Danielle Lloyd (Glamour Model and former Miss Great Britain)
Ken Russell (Film Maker)
Jo O'Meara (ex-singer from S Club 7)
Leo Sayer (Singer)
Shilpa Shetty (Bollywood Actress)
Carole Malone (Sunday Mirror Columnist)
Donny Tourette (Singer of Punk Group 'Towers of London')
Ian "H" Watkins (ex-singer from Steps)
Cleo Rocos (Actress, Writer and Comedian)
Dirk Benedict (Actor)
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