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The other night I had a dream that the local badgers had been disporting themselves in my bed. Apparently this was because I'd forgotten to put a sheet on it. Badgers must care deeply about this.

The front of the Guardian today has a bit of a picture of Amy Winehouse at the top. It looks alarmingly like a picture of Damon Albarn in drag, I don't ever remember thinking this of Winehouse before, so either it's just the picture or I'm going mad (I'll use the eggcup, I think).

Apparently over 60% of the British coastline is on Scotland. I knew it was a lot, but I'd no idea it was that much.

Rockbox rocks . . . moderately. There are one or two points I'm not entirely happy with, but it's far less finicky about the mp3s it'll play, and I'll be able to sling all my oggs onto it at the weekend, so overall I'm very happy with it.

Mugenkyo are on tour again. They're in Edinburgh on Saturday, when I will of course be seeing the Only Ones in Glasgow, so I'm toying with the idea of seeing them on Friday in Glasgow instead.

The most notable bit of the weekend was seeing Donnla and Miles at their housewarming. Their flat is almost obnoxiously nice. I envy them greatly. The evidence of a previously-resident hifi buff was very impressive.
the local badgers had been disporting themselves in my bed. Apparently this was because I'd forgotten to put a sheet on it. Badgers must care deeply about this.

You've been around goths too long...
I don't think goth are usually so bristly. I don't think goths are usually so bristly.

I could be wrong.
Heh, badgers :)

God, that MP3s paragraph gave me a terrible 'putting all your oggs in one basket' pun, so allow me to share the pain ;)
You're a bad person. Anyway I'll have all my oggs in three baskets, so that's okay.
I take it that's Rockbox the free-software third-party replacement firmware for MP3 players? (and does that mean it should be free firmware?) I've been using it on my iRiver for a while now (ever since I discovered that Ol had it on his, so I knew it wouldn't fuck things up; I'm no early adopter when it comes to something that important).

And yes, it's very nice, much better than the original iRiver software (though no easier to navigate, but that's more a hardware problem).

So what hardware are you using it on?
80g iPod. It works fairly well - I get the impression it uses more power, although not enough more that I'm actually flattening the battery between recharges so that's basically OK. The annoying bit is the display and keypad freezing up, which it's done two or three times now. It'll get fixed, though, soon enough. Maybe it even has been already.

It definitely plays mp3s that Apple's own codec won't touch, though, so it's already winning heavily on some points.