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Man, I hate it when that happens. You're cycling along, and pile into
a width restriction in the road at high speed and do yosself a not
insubstantial amount of damage.

Now, technically, it's probably your fault for being too drunk to really
get on a bike, and it's only through too much practice that you can even
balance on it, but that's not really the point.

So. Today I'm confortable that my jaw's not broken [I wasn't too sure
yesterday; couldn't open my mouth without mumbling in pain...], but I
can't shave because I have this largeish patch of blood & scraped skin
on my chin where I don't really fancy taking a razor. And I imagine I'd
look a little silly if I shaved /around/ it...

I landed on my shoulder, somehow, so now carrying a backpack is quite
an unpleasant experience [so is rolling over in bed, actually]. And I
landed on my wallet & keys, too, and since they're always in the same
place, I have a large bruise in exactly the same place I always get a
large bruise. Ho, hum.

All of which is technically my fault, but I'm not half having a crappy
time at the moment.

In other news, summer's coming; I've been able to cycle to campus in
just a shirt a few times, now, and people are cutting grass again,
the smell of which I happen to like.

And a week today I fly to the states. Yay!

I'll be adding that to all my pages as soon as I can be bothered. Thing
is, let's face it; my webpages aren't exactly "popular" to start with,
and I'm pretty certain that they're of less-than-no-interest to your
average IE user. Ho, hum.


There's something really amusing about
Anyways. On his site there's this:

Which references
[which we've all seen], but then also references

Which I hadn't.


Her name is Lena. Ta, Missus E-B


The word I was looking for was marinate. Thanks, Icculus. Not only are
you some manner of uber-geek, you know cool cooking words, too (=

Yes, it really exists.


Forgot to mention: serve with
1) Boiled potatoes are quite good
2) Green veg. I like green beans, but most things go.


Well, since everyone is abusing my recipes and stuff, here's a genuinely
nice one. So, for today's episode of "in the kitchen with Chunky" [no,
hendersa, /not/ "stomach pumping with the Kibbles"]... Chicken with
Mango & Mustard. Personally, I thought it sounded pretty indifferent
when someone first put it in front of me [I have no particular liking
of either mustard of mango], but it's absolutely delicious.

Right. This is so easy it's scary. You'll need:

1) Some chicken breasts. Ones with skin are nice, but ones without work
too. Pieces of chicken with bone in are good, also, but since this is a
nice thing and I don't like using my fingers when there's huge amounts
of sauce, it's not as ideal.

2) A pot of mango chutney. Personal taste prevails. "sweet" is nice IMHO,
but when eating, "too much" seems to appear really quickly. I also quite
like stuff with cinnamon in it if you can find it.

3) Some mustard. I /really/ like the stuff that's farly mild but has
grains in it. You know the stuff I mean. Without the grains, this is
/nothing/ like as good. Trust me.

4) Olive Oil. For not much of a good reason, but improves the texture
of the chicken no end. You gotta have some manner of oil, and I assure
you that olive oil is definitely worth it over any other.

Right. Mix together [technical terms coming up] "some" of each of the
last three.

About four or five tablespoons of mango to about three of mustard to about
two of olive oil usually seem about right. Mix it all up in a mixing thing

Trivia for students: If you are cooking in a pan suitable for mixing, then
this will need but the one piece of washing up. If you're using a separate
mixing thing, it'll need two pieces of washing up at the end of the day.

Anyways. Put the chicken in it, and leave in the fridge to {you know what
I mean; I can't remember the word}. Personally, I don't usually remember,
and it's no truly great loss. But when you do leave it overnight, it is
much better.

Cook for as long as you'd usually cook the relevant chicken things on
gas mark 5 or so. I find that about 40-45 minutes is usually about right
for about 4 or 5 chicken breasts. The mango goes brown, and that's good.

Many thanks actually go to Si's mum [whose name I, embarrasingly enough,
can't remember] who originally came up with this recipe while I was
round their house one day.

In other exciting news, I'm sorry. You know who you are that I'm
apologising to, and I really mean it. Sincerely. Lots.


MGS VR Missions sooooooo needs more missions as the ninja.


Since my recipes are obviously so popular, here's an extension to the
last one: simply add jalapenos. Yummy. They add texture and flavor,
without impacting the heat much that was put there by the stupidly
hot sauce.

Notice that if you happen to like you jalapenos crunchy [I know I do],
but they're all soft and annoying when they come out of the liquid
they're stored in, simply remove them from that liquid and leave them
in the air for ~1/2 hr. The go all crunchy and get noticeably hotter, too.

For anyone who's not paying proper attention, by the way: this gets a
fair-to-middling on the "things you really don't wanna put in your mouth
unless you know what you're doing" category. If you don't like hot food,
don't do it.


Note: My old stuff has moved to,
although the resourceful among you will be able to find it in
IcculusFinger's archive system.


Well, firstly, an apology. For the last {mumble} weeks, I've been doing
immense amounts of work on my project, avoiding sleep to achieve this,
and other things severally. And while I've been doing that, I've been
a total arse.

Specifically, I'd actually like to apologise to all the people whose
lives I've made unpleasant during that time. Explicit cases include
Sara and a guy on who I let loose on even though he was
actually giving me a compliment. Ho, hum. Everyone else, you know who
you are, and I am sincerely sorry.

So, that out of the way, things, otherly:
My project. Is sucks. I've failed it miserably, and I'm now considering
it to be the final nail in my degree's coffin. I'll probably still get
a degree, but it ain't gonna even slightly resemble a first. While it's
been feeling like I've done huge amounts of work, in the end, I look at
my project, and it just looks crap. Oh, well, what can you do, right?

More cheeful things, now.

While I've been doing my project, my main foodstuff has been the

Take two pieces of bread
Put cheddar cheese on one [mild is good, but mature has a more interesting
flavor, if you happen to like that. Took me a sandwich or three, but
now I prefer it]
Pour oregano liberally-ish over that.
Take the other piece of cheese, and thinly smear some of either
1) Dave's Insanity Sauce
2) Dave's Ultimate Insanity Sauce
over it. Notice the word "thinly". Notice that the word Habanero comes
/before/ the word tomato in the ingredients on the Ultimate Insanity
one. This recipe, by the way, can cause substantial amounts of pain if
you get this step wrong and read "more than a drop or two" into the word
Put the two together, and put into a sandwich toaster until cooked
[how much you like them cooked is up to you]
Eat gently

If you live in the UK, you can get the above at

Yum, yum. And since I imagine many of you missed my last recipe, have a
shufty at . Chip butties
are delicious. Bonus points go to anyone who can tell me why I gave that
web page that name. I'll give you a hint: someone else chose it for me.

Now that major project is out of the way, I can teach myself how to
write a device driver in earnest. Specifically, I have a copy of Rubini
& Corbet, and I shall be producing a rot13 device driver. Why? Because
I need a trivial device to start with, and rot13 is about the only
interesting but trivial thing I could think of that still contains a lot
of the important bits of your average driver but without lots of boring
stuff in the middle.

Hmmm. I lead such an exciting life.

Well, you gotta give some guys credit for obstinacy. The other day,
a guy called xwins appeard in [and #loki, I believe, but
#loki is no longer my standard trolling grounds].

Ten minutes or so after his arrival, I started /msg'ing people the message
"ten bucks says this is Hopkins". For anyone who doesn't know who Hopkins
is, he's someone who's more annoying than me, and, among other things,
slapped a lawsuit on one of's other patrons for comments
said patron made on /.. Now, people who do that actually /scare/ me.
[warning: it's long]

Anyways. In the end, it turned out the he was Hopkins, and lots of
people owe me money... although I commented that they may as well give
it to Icculus. That was sincere, by the way. Major kudos goes to at
least one guy I know who /did/ paypal Icc the money.

Now that my project is done, I have gone and got my playstation
back. Cool. And MGS. And MGS VR Missions. Anyways. Unfortunately, you
won't be seeing the PlayStationCam updating much as I'm no longer on
a permanant internet connection [I never got a response from BT, by
the way], but I'm now back on it. I've beaten ~57% of the VR missions
[according to the stats there], and I've almost not started MGS at all,
given that I found it easier to pick up & put down the VR missions. So
I'll be playing them for a while.

And finally, for this plan update, my exciting holiday plans:
Wooo! Am flying out to the states come the 3rd of April, and am flying
back on the 9th. Will be meeting, for the first time, some of you scary
people who actually read this .plan. Mwahahahaha. I'll be arriving in
LAX at 5.20 in the afternoon after an 11hr 05m flight. Mmmmmm.

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