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(no subject) [Jun. 13th, 2008|07:48 pm]
That shit's for IRL, yo.
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(no subject) [Jan. 2nd, 2008|09:24 pm]
I'm still here. Sort of. Can't be bothered updating this bloody thing these days. Too much hassle and unnecessary drama. I'm not going to delete this journal, but really there's so little that's notable going on with me these days that there's little point in me updating. If you really need to contact me, feel free to email me shameybradd[AT]hotmail[DOT]com, myspazz me at /djprocyon or give me a phone :)
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OMFG I'M FAMOUS!!! [Nov. 17th, 2007|09:35 pm]
Yeah, check it out, you have to be liek MEGAFAMOUS to get on MP3DB.ru!!!!!!
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What the fuck!?! [Oct. 3rd, 2007|05:36 pm]
[Mode: |enrageddisgusted]

Camden Market, despite the petition of tens of thousands of people, is going to be converted into a shopping centre.

3 October 2007

We received a petition asking:

"We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to cancel the proposed idea's to replace camden's unique market area with a shopping centre."

Details of Petition:

"I object to the current planning proposals (ref: 2006/3182/P) and all associated proposals, on the grounds that The Stables Market is a unique architectural site and a pivotal part of London's heritage. The proposed building plans will leave the original architecture of the Arches obscured & unrecognisable. The diverse & quirky appeal of the market has endured for generations, to Londoners & tourists alike, all of whom flock to Camden to soak up the vibrant and inimitable atmosphere, which is now being eroded by modernistic re-developments. Small innovative traders, unable to afford higher rents, are already being forced out of the market, making way for the high street names to snake in. Camden's Markets are an essential part of what London is all about. There are enough homogenised glossy shopping malls across the country - there is only ONE Camden!

The vast majority of decisions on planning applications are made by the local planning authority, in this case the London Borough of Camden. However, the Secretary of State has the power to call in planning applications under section 77 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. She will, in general, only take this step if planning issues of more than local importance are involved and if those issues need to be decided by the Secretary of State rather than at a local level. Each case is, however, considered on its own facts. However, the Secretary of State can only intervene in a case before the Council has issued its decision but, in this case, she was not asked to intervene and Camden Council granted planning permission on 11 October 2006. Therefore, it is no longer open to the Secretary of State to use her call in powers.

In terms of government policy on retail, national planning policy in Planning Policy Statement 6: Planning for Town Centres (PPS6) seeks to support a competitive retail sector and meet the needs of the community - but it is not the role of planning to restrict competition or preserve existing commercial interests. PPS6 (paragraph 2.27) also asks local authorities to seek to retain and enhance existing markets and, where appropriate, re-introduce or create new ones, as street and covered markets can make a valuable contribution to local choice and diversity in shopping as well as the vitality of town centres. Local authorities should ensure that their markets remain attractive and competitive by investing in their improvement.

Thanks very much, you bunch of fucks.
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EyeOS [Sep. 25th, 2007|10:39 pm]
[Mode: |awakeawake]
[Sound-Data: |Extreme-G OST]

Just stumbled EyeOS today... a browser-based operating system!
Yeah, you may think it's a completely pointless idea initially, and yeah, it's in the domain of complete geekery that I usually reside in, but if you start to think about it, the possibilities are fucking cool.
For a start, like your own computer, you can store stuff on it. But the difference here is since it's entirely web-based, you can log on to it and access your files from any computer!
It's also got built-in music and video playback, you can share stuff with other users, and in a planned update, it will include an entirely web-based email client, and most likely will be able to handle most common things you would do on your desktop, like IM and stuff.
Anyway, check it out, it really is very cool!
There's also other stuff for the real geeks you can do with it, such as setting-up closed networks and WANs... oh, and it's open-source and fully GPL-3 compliant!

eyeOS, el Sistema Operatiu de Codi Obert Basat en Web
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Today + general-state-of-affairs type rant [Sep. 12th, 2007|11:52 pm]
[Mode: |blahblah]
[Sound-Data: |Aesthetic Perfection - Coward]

Today was pretty damn good :) Kinda drifted uptown with the intention of getting myself a few wee things, got none of them, but bumped into a load of different folk along the way whom I've not seen in ages, and then Magagagagaggie and her mate... uhhm, Tam I think it was? Got dragged round a whole bunch of girly shops and ended up getting myself a rather snazz-azz Space Invaders wallet, ate Subway, ventured into St Giles ('hey, that's big!!'), pissed myself laughing watching the two of them play DDR Euro Mix, and generally had a good laff.
Tam buggered off somewhere, and Maggie and me took a detour to Opium and ranted about stuff, which included (but was certainly not limited to), the fucking shit-poor state of affairs concerning the cyber-type scene in Edinburgh (or lack of it thereof). Seriously. Nobody's going anywhere near Vaxine as far as I can tell - seems to be limited mainly to the Hive/Subway's regular dance crowd. The lack of Cyberia recently has been pretty crippling IMO, although nobody even seems to fucking bother with it now anyway. It just seems such a shame that everybody's kind of forgotten about it. When we re-launch next month, I think we're gonna need to have a serious rethink about promotion, and what we could do to get the ball rolling again. I've suggested that we should at least up to full-colour flyering. I think we also need a fucking proper website... basically none of this EdG+R sanctioned/regualted bullshit. It serves no purpose, other than some form of vanity for the society, and in my opinion, it's holding Cyberia back. We really need to shift things up several gears. Not just Myspace, we need to be on every single fucking platform about. Get anyone we can talking about it again.
Gah, I'm ranting, but it's the most frustrating thing feeling like you're flogging a dying horse sometimes.
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(no subject) [Sep. 6th, 2007|06:07 am]
[Mode: |uncomfortableuncomfortable]
[Sound-Data: |That fucking alarm, that's gonna get smashed if it doesn't STFU]

It's bloody boiling!!

Yes, I'm quite aware it's 6 in the morning. This is because it's so hot I cannot actually sleep. I'm gonna feel fucking terrible at college today! I can feel the effects of yesterday's wanton cider-abuse kicking in too, looks like raging-hangover-time for me!
Oh, and just to make my time here all the more fun, THERE'S A REALLY BLOODY LOUD ALARM GOING-OFF OUTSIDE!!!

*dies slowly*

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(no subject) [Aug. 13th, 2007|10:22 pm]
[Mode: |ecstaticecstatic]
[Sound-Data: |Blaqk Audio - Snuff on Digital]

VNV are playing Studio 24 in Edinburgh on the 8th of December!

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Recap [Jul. 24th, 2007|08:51 pm]
[Mode: |sicksick]

Went to Phil + Shian's lovely flat again this weekend, this time with a full fucking tower-case in tow, as I was going up there to finish music off under the Supervision of the Philmeister. Was rather productive by all accounts, and it was awesome to do it in something close to a proper working environment - it just makes you feel more productive :)
Saturday came and went, and to celebrate getting all the stuff finished off, Phil and I went to see Transformers, which was quite frankly, totally awesome (despite a number of TF geeks vehemently telling me how wrong I was because the film wasn't a 4-hour epic, chronicling the deep interpersonal relationships between Megatron, Starscream and Optimus Prime... LOL!!!), indeed the film was worth the entrance fee alone just to hear Optimus Prime go 'Ooops, my bad!'.
Sunday, started the long trek home, tower in arms, only to discover that there would not be a train for another TWO HOURS... Urrgh! Out of the sheer goodness of his heart, Phil stayed with me the whole time, which I fucking owe him for. Sitting in a train station with enough crap to immobilise you is not fun...
The last couple of days, by contrast have been bloody hideous. Woke up on Monday morning hallucinating that my head was, in fact, a large bottle of Robinson's Fruit Squash. Not a good start. Spent the rest of the day feeling utterly pants, and largely the same today :(

Now, a note for all my gamer friends out there - for those who like Halo 2, but have not yet 'upgraded' to Vista, there is already a crack-patch out there which apparently allows the game to run on Windows XP!!!
I haven't had the chance to try it out yet, as I kinda need a copy of the game first, but it seems not to be malware, and as legit as crackpatches can get :)
Anybody who can inform me otherwise please let me know, and I'll kindly ram my words ;P
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More Rantage [Jul. 21st, 2007|03:14 am]
I've been thinking a lot about how much backing tracks are used in the goth/industrial/alternative scene recently. It was after a conversation with Rob about bands he's witnessed recently, who aren't actually playing instruments at all. And I just thought to myself, 'well, gawd, I'm a bit of a rubbish keyboard player, but I'm actually quite proud now, to say that I really do play live keyboards'. Aparrently, one such band features a 'keyboardist' with certain keys triggering songs to play, but nothing else (an elaborate series of play buttons, really), and a 'percussionist' whose drumpads weren't even plugged in!
And I witnessed a certain gig not too long ago myself, where, again, nothing at all was played live!! I mean, yes, for electronic music, you're always going to need a certain amount of backng track, because it's usually not physically possible to play everything live. That's a given.
But seriously - if you're not going to play ANYTHING live, what's the point of even pretending? People aren't fucking stupid! If you're really passionate about music, which any serious musician should be, then take a few days out, learn your craft, even buy a chord-book. Theres no shame in any of that! Certainly less shame than showing yourself up to be a total fraud. And as well as doing a disservice to yourself, it's a disservice to your fans, too, and if you haven't got your fans, then what the hell HAVE you got? Most likely they'll stop buying your CDs, stop going to your gigs, and then you'll be up shit creek without a paddle, or indeed any chance of a record contract.
So yeah, that's my 2 cents about the whole thing. And hopefully this upsurge in shit bands who can't play live is a passing fad ;P
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