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I played really nicely yesterday, came out 6-1, 6-1, 6-2, 6-0. Feel tempted to say I would’ve done better than bloody Henman, the way he played Wimbledon. Every single time I’ve _ever_ seen him lose a match, he’s spent half of it camped out on the baseline, hitting ineffective sliced backhands to the middle of […]


I found what was causing the RSS feed problem (and other problems); WordPress sticks a bunch of rewrite rules in a .htaccess file, and Oden has disabled .htaccess use in recent Apache releases. Turned it back on again – the normal feed URLs should be working now, and you can get to old posts again. […]


Anyone having trouble with my RSS feed, use this URL: WordPress seems to have trouble with feed URLs, I’m not sure why, but that one works.


I played terribly today, just horribly. Lost 3-0 at doubles then eked out a 1-1 draw in singles, missing easy shots left right and centre. Owch. Oh well, everyone has off days sometimes… I went out shopping earlier and went to London Drugs. “I know I want to buy something here”, I thought, “I just […]

Rilo Kiley

There’s nothing more depressing than the sight of a band murdering its own music. I went to see Rilo Kiley at Richard’s on Richards the night before last. They played a reasonable if slightly short set, and most of it was fine, if not remarkable. However, the last two songs really ruined it. The final […]

Moving target

Heh, trying to keep a website running on Cooker is interesting. MySQL shut itself down for a bit, there, probably after I did an urpmi. Ah well. Played four points of tennis this morning before it started raining. It’s June on the Pacific coast, for Pete’s sake, and it’s been raining all week. Ah well, […]

shiny new things

So, behold! My new tennis racket. Ugly bugger, isn’t it? The NPro Surge, which does not have the prettiest of colours to start with, with NXT 17 strings and a lovely red H2Overgrip, since my palms get sweaty easily. They didn’t have any other colours in, sadly. Still, won’t get mistaken for anyone else’s, I […]


We signed up for Primus VoIP phone service a couple of weeks ago. We initially signed up under my name. They then seemed to suggest we wouldn’t be accepted if I didn’t have a credit card, so we signed up under my boyfriend’s name instead. They then shipped us the stuff under my name anyway, […]


Ah, that feels better. Went back to the racket store today, returned the Babolat, bought an NPro Surge and got them to lend me the Surge demo racket to play with this morning, while mine is being strung. Had a much more enjoyable game and won 5-7, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4, playing quite nicely after the […]

tennis stuff

Well, now I know the Babolat Pure Control is not the racket for me. For someone else, probably, but not me. Something about the weight and balance of it made it feel like a flat-out chore to play with through three sets this morning; I was dreading serving by half way through the second set. […]