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Monthly Archives: April 2005

I know Lee doesn’t read this blog. In fact, he doesn’t read. So it is safe to let you know that Lee, this weekend being his stag do, will be dressing up as an attractive lady. He doesn’t know this of course. We are, or Marc is, going to steal his luggage and the rest of us are going to present him with the clothes we’ve lovingly bought him. There’s been no coordination between any of us except for determining who is acquiring particular clothes items. I, I have got this lovely little red number. It feels very nice against the skin. I’m sure he’ll appreciate it. Hahahahahahaha. As Royksopp sing, ‘Poor Leee, no!’


Poor old John. He couldn’t cope being on his own after the death of his friend the same morning. By early evening John past away and Simon laid him to rest in our front garden, under a rock. I shall miss him dearly.


What can I say except for you should have been there.

If two or more threads share a common resource, they must be synchronised.

Synchronizing Threads

Execution of multiple threads on a single CPU in some order is called scheduling. Java supports a very simple, deterministic scheduling algorithm called fixed-priority scheduling.

Use yield() to relinquish the CPU.

Thread Scheduling

Unfortunately, one of Simon’s goldfish has died, and the remaining fish is now lonely and soon gonna die itself by the looks of it. Out of respect and by the wish of Harriet, Simon buried the fish in the front garden under a stone, rather the flushing it down the loo.

I’ll get a snap of the remaining goldfish (sorry, I’ve forgotten their names) before it snuffs it.

These pictures are cool. I’ve been to one of the panorama pics – the Blue Mountains. They instantly take me away from my prison cell in Durham. Not long until I’m free! – Montecarlo, Royal Palace in Monte Carlo, Monaco – QTVR from the best VR photographers

Who Should You Vote For?

Who should I vote for?

Your expected outcome:


Your actual outcome:

Labour -2  
Conservative -23  
  Liberal Democrat 27
UK Independence Party -4  
  Green 33

You should vote: Green

The Green Party, which is of course strong on environmental issues, takes a strong position on welfare issues, but was firmly against the war in Iraq. Other key concerns are cannabis, where the party takes a liberal line, and foxhunting, which unsurprisingly the Greens are firmly against.

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