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The random ramblings of a Star Trek-obsessed schools ICT Systems Manager who likes a good moan.
This is a place where I can whinge about life, and express my love of my family, 80's music, retro computer gaming (especially on my Commodore 64),
 oh and Star Trek. I'm very open with my opinions and I like a good moan. If you don't like what I say, then you might want to consider not reading this blog.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Less than a week to go....

Well... It's now less than six days before I go to Edinburgh, Scotland to see DJ Tiesto perform at The Royal Highland Centre. I'm really looking forward to the event... I'm just not looking forward to the trip up there, and then back again!!! - a six hour car ride each way!!!! I usually get pretty bad travel sickness on short journeys, so I have no idea how I'm going to be on this trip!

It starts at 6.00pm Saturday evening and finishes at 4.00am Sunday morning. We're leaving early Saturday, and coming back straight after the event - without any sleep!!! Not sure if I'm gonna make it!


The only downside is that I'm going to miss the season finale of Doctor Who.... but hey, thats what DVD-Recorders are for :)

Happy Birthday Captain's Blog!

Whoa..... "Captains Blog" is exactly 1 year old today!!!! Yep, on the 24th June 2006 I decided to start blogging, and 12 months later, and after 120 posts, here I am!

To be honest, I didn't expect the Blog to last as long as this so, here's to another year of pointless waffle and uninteresting posts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(oh, and thanks to everyone for visiting the Captains Blog over the past year!)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Panoramic Website Update

Well, now that I have my internet back, I've been able to update my panoramic website with loads of new pictures that I took while we visited my friends and family back in Essex.

If you've got a few minutes to spare, why not check it out. You can visit the site by clicking the link below :-

www.stu-wilson.com/panorama2/index.html

You'll find some new 3D panoramics from around Southend, a few in London, and some of Hadleigh Castle as well as loads more.

Back Online......

I don't believe it.... just moments after posting my last post I got a phonecall on my mobile from Michelle at home..... THE INTERNET IS WORKING AGAIN!!!!!!!!

Quite possibly the best news I've had in ages (well... in three weeks!)

Thankyou BT.... Thankyou AOL... (Just don't let it happen again!!)

Life without the internet WEEK 3!!!!!!!!

Yep... I'm now into my third week of having absolutely no internet access at home. Each day when I get home from work i check my wireless modem/router, hoping to see the 'internet' light flashing away, indicating that my connection has been re-established, only to see non-activity.

I still don't know who is to blame. Is it BT for messing up our line in the first place and having to make us change our number, or is it just a continuation of the on-going struggle I've been having with AOL disconnecting me all the time without any proper reasons. AOL state that they have no download limits, so it can't be because I've been downloading up to 40gb in 'stuff' every week! When we were down in Essex a few weeks ago, I finally convinced my Mum to go Broadband, and guess what.... she's already been connected and enjoying high speed broadband. If it wasn't for the fact that when I rang AOL up last week, and they reduced my bill for being a 'loyal long-time' customer, I'd probably just ditch them and re-order from someone else..... I'd probably be reconnected quicker!

Changing the subject a little.... I've only 5 more weeks to go before the school summer holiday begins!!! YIPPEEE.... 6 weeks off work. Oh, and a week on Saturday I'm off to Edinburgh to see DJ Tiesto...

...and speaking of DJ's, I've just found out that the school want ME to be guest DJ at our annual summer staff ball at Dumbleton Hall. Should be fun!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Life without the internet.... Week 2

I must really have a sad life... It's amazing how much a person can miss the internet, and it's only been 2 weeks. Its really beginning to show how much of my life revolves around having it - Ok, professionally it means I am unable to maintain the websites I am currently hosting (both personal and work based), but for personal use I am missing my beloved ware..... (ahem) download and Rapidshare sites.

Come on BT - Pull your finger our of your arse!!

Anyway, what have I been up to this past week? Well, besides wasting many hours playing Tomb Raider Anniversay, I've had another driving lesson, AND I've had my hair bleached (now with trendy highlights - pictures to follow)

Whoa... Stuart Wilson trying to be fashionable... Quick ring the press!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Internet Access Withdrawal symtoms.. ARRGGHHH!

Dan (0ddness) isn't the only person who is having problems with his internet connection. After returning home from our week away in Laindon, I find that MY broadband connection, along with our telephone has stopped working. We were having problems with BT before our holiday and they promised that it would be sorted.... Its just got worse!!!

AND YES... we have paid our bills!

So, I am without internet access at home (which is a bummer), and I'm having to resort to using the school internet system for all of my downloading needs (as an administrator, I don't get all those pesky restrictions that everyone else gets!!! HE HE!!).

Monday, June 04, 2007

We're back....

We're back!!! (I bet you didn't even notice that I had gone!!!!).


We've just spent the last week visiting my family and friends in my hometown of Laindon, Essex only to come home to the usual crap that we've been having to put up with since our holiday last year (I will explain in more detail in a future post). Anyway, its good to be back home again, working, and generally letting things return to normality again.

During our visit we managed to cram as much as we could in the short time that we were there (including meeting up with old friends Dan, Jo and family, Pete and Gemma), as well as day trips to Southend (can't beat a nice stroll along Southend Pier), London and of course the shopping mecca that is Basildon! Oh... did I mention about us getting lost while having a walk in Langdon Hills!!

Anyway, I took loads of great panoramic photos which I am currently processing so expect to see them soon on my Panoramics website.