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Sorry for cross-posting to Facebook and Twitter:

Most of you know I work in market research.

We are currently desperately looking for undergraduate students from London unis for a 20 minute online interview.

Will pay a tenner, plus 2 quid for every eligible person you refer who then completes it as well.

You need to be from the US, China, India, France or Germany, and must have moved to the UK to study.

Leave a comment if interested.

This is one of these rare public posts - please repost if you can!
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I've gone and digitised some old TV footage of myself in the last few days. Does probably require some rudimentary understanding of German. Which means this will only make any sense to about 5% of the people reading this, but hey... The rest of you can point and laugh at my dodgy mid-90s goth outfit in the second clip. That also works ;-)

Clip 1: This clip does not feature me, but sets the scene. Back as a student in Hamburg in the 90s, I was watching an episode of a late-night satirical weekly news show. They had a piece on three pensioners whose families dumped them near the motorway on the way to their summer holidays. You could phone in to adopt one of them.

Clip 2: I was the only guy who actually phoned. None of the three shown extensions worked, but I tried random ones until I got through to the main reception of the TV station, angrily demanding to adopt pensioner Werner. They decided to film a clip with me for next week's show, as I was clearly mental.

Clip 3: Not satisfied with my two minutes of fame, I called various friends and acquaintances to chain ourselves to the cages at a pensioner home (funny how everyone I know was able to bring their own handcuffs) to protest unwanted pensioners being put down. Spot my cameo with dodgy sunglasses and an Akira t-shirt at the back of the crowd...
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For free:

High-end AMD Athlon XP mobo, Athlon XP 2800+ CPU, 2x 1GB Corsair RAM with passive cooling, massive, hand-tooled Alpha 8145 CPU cooler directly imported from Japan, Zalman CPU fan, GeForce FX 5900 512MB video card, SoundBlaster Audigy Player 5.1 soundcard, DVD+/-RW/CR-RW drive (8x DVD, 48x CD), IBM/Hitachi 120GB HDD.

Pick-up from Finsbury Park, N4.

All that's needed is a monitor, case and PSU.

Goes on Freecycle or in the bin by noon tomorrow if no interest.
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Right, this is it. I've played Jugger for nearly half a decade back in Hamburg.

Looks like right now the Aussies have teams, the Irish have teams, my gods, the Costa Ricans have a sizable number of teams.

There are international Jugger cups going on! When did this happen?!?

This starts right here. Clissold Park, Hampstead Heath, whatever, I don't care. There will be Jugger in London this summer.

Let's do this thing. Who's in?
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On the off-chance that one of the geeks on my friends list is interested, before I put this on eBay:

I'm selling a huge heap of Lego Mindstorms robotics, including two starter sets, two expansion kits, a Star Wars robotics set, lots of extras, several related books.

Let me know if you're interested, or know someone who might be.
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Free to pick up from N8, looking for a good new home:

  • Abit K7 motherboard (for Athlon/Athlon XP)
  • Athlon XP 2600+ Barton Core CPU
  • 2x 1GB Corsair memory sticks with aluminium heat sinks
  • PAL8045 Alpha cooler with noiseless 80mm Pabst fan (for when you want your CPU temperature to be lower than your motherboards'...)
  • Asus GeForce FX 5950 graphics card (512 MB RAM)
  • Lite-On DVD/CD-RW drive (DVDs 8x, CDs 48x write speed)

Really just needs a case and a hard drive to make a complete PC.

...let me know if you're interested, 1st come, 1st serve!
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This is several degrees of Awesome.

I for one welcome our new robot overlords.
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Dear Lazyweb,

does anyone have any pointers regarding agencies I could outsource some Excel-based reporting to? I don't even know how to google this properly. :-/
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Ever got the feeling your music player is trying to tell you something?

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Well, me and [ profile] cr4ck_squirrel both!

We're running her company's JP Morgan 3.5 mile run in Battersea Park this July for Unicef.

Please give generously - it's for a good cause!

You can donate directly using the link below:

Sponsor us online

...or you can contact us through the usual channels is you prefer to sponsor us in person.

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