Telewest, Its better than yours… soon


Telewest Targets 50 to 100Mbps!

The cable company claims it will achieve this hundred-fold increase in broadband speeds, compared with the average connection today, thanks to its investment in Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS) standards. Telewest is hoping to launch a service based on DOCSIS 3 middleware รƒยขรขโ€šยฌรขโ‚ฌย which will allow download speeds between 50Mbps and 100Mbps by the end of 2006. DOCSIS3 works over hybrid fibre co-axial cable, but Telewest is also planning to upgrade its Ethernet service to allow users to plug Ethernet cable straight into the back of a computer without the need of a modem.

9/11, Five years on..

5 years on I would like you to remember my mum’s 2nd cousin who died in the attacks in New York. Her name was Melanie de Vere.


You may have seen tv programs with her in:

“9/11 – The Twin Towers – BBC

Based on the testimonies of survivors, victims’ families, emergency workers and city officials, the film opens with a glimpse of the everyday world of work and office life. Melanie de Vere, a 30-year-old British publishing executive, is helping to host a conference in the North Tower, and Stanley Praimnath is a banker devoted to his religion and family. ”

I ask you to keep her and her family in your prayers.

Lost Experience ARG

Today me and Peter went to London to participate in the Lost ARG.

An ARG is an “Alternate Reality Game” where you take part in a mystery that you have to find the answers to.

Lanyard both sides (Click for bigger)

Anyway, I met Peter inside of Wood Green Tube station at 10 am, where we took the tube to Holborn where we changed to the central line and went to Tottenham Court Road. We then proceeded to then spend the next 45 minutes, walking around trying to find the store called “Forbidden Planet.” We gave up after 45 minutes because the experience was about to start (12 noon).

We took the DLR to Island Gardens, where we went an met with the organisers (who gave us free magazines). We were late by 5 minutes and everyone had left by then, much to Peter’s delight (WTF) “Now I can be the leader” Peter exclaimed. Our first clue was on the back of our Lanyards which was “Look outside this wooden home, constructed in 1869.” Can you guess? NO?! It was the Cutty Sark. We spent 5 minutes looking around the outside of the ship (home :P) untill another fellow ARG’er pointed out that it was on one of the flags.

The clue on the flag read “A Place Christopher Wren built, where East meets West.” We both thought of the GMT line (Prime Meridian) where east does indeed meet west. We then walked through the naval college and up the hill. Peter ran up to the top of the observatory and saw that the answer to the quest was written on the grass in huge letters. Peter tried to get a telescope but tourists were using them. He used the remaining time from their money to look at the glyph from above. After sighting the glyph, Peter ran down the hill, and took a closer look. To his horror he didn’t have to run up said hill, but there was a piece of acetate duct taped to the grass in the bottom corner.

Picture from Lostpedia (peter forgot his camera)

So after that trek around London peter and I procured some chocolate and drink, and headed for McDonalds. Just before entering Richard off big brother strolled out of the DLR station surrounded by bodyguards and paparazzi (if you find a picture of us in the paper please tell us or post it here ๐Ÿ˜€ ). After devouring a McDonalds, we made our way to Forbidden Planet, now knowing the rough location.

Eventually we found it and got ourselves some Apollo Chocolate and bought some prezzies for a mate.

Peter <3 chocolate

After 6 hours of walking (from 10am until 4pm) we decided to go home.

All in all it was a great day, a sunny day!

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My london london bridge… Or not

London Bridge is the first single from Black Eyed Peas vocalist Fergie’s debut album The Dutchess. It had the second highest jump on the Hot 100 ever, from number 84 to number five. By its third week on the Hot 100 it jumped from number five to number one due to high download numbers and a major increase in airplay. It will be released on September 11, 2006 in the UK.

Erm look at the cover art

I rest my case

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Ok this holiday is faaaaaaaaaaar to long now, i want to learn!

Seriously, I stopped school for study leave around june time, and come on, its a long enough holiday as it is (7 weeks) but ours was 3 months of sheer bordom.

For stupidity’s sake here is my cat resting in the sun

yes it is taken on my phone ๐Ÿ˜›