Archive for July, 2003

May cause drowsiness

Tuesday, July 29th, 2003

Instead of concentrating on reading during my train journey today, I (rather self referentially) found myself thinking about how hard it is to concentrate on non-fiction when I’m tired. Text-books and New Scientist magazine are both train journey staples for me, but when I’m tired I find that by the end of a paragraph I’ve […]


Monday, July 28th, 2003

I received a piece of spam today with the subject line "hey round eye we sucky very long time". Although I don’t know for sure, I’m guessing ’round-eye’ is a name Asians use for Westerners. I like the idea of this, so I’ll choose to believe it. As for the ‘sucky long time’, I wonder […]

Weekend Music round-up

Sunday, July 27th, 2003

The 2nd hand shopping was particularly good this weekend, and had two highlights. First, on the wet Saturday afternoon I found a copy of the Renaissance Mix Collection Volume 1 for £6.99. This is classic ’94 Sasha & Digweed, and sells for upwards of £60 on Ebay. It’s a keeper though, so whilst the value […]

Pregnant / fat dilemma

Friday, July 25th, 2003

Yesterday I had another pregnant/fat dilemma. I was sitting in a decent seat on the otherwise busy train when a woman entered. At first glance she appeared to merely be ‘carrying a fair bit of weight’ (to put it politely), but upon reflection, she could quite easily have been pregnant. You might brand me as […]


Tuesday, July 15th, 2003

Date: Saturday 27th September 2003 Kick off: 4pm Location: The Deans Place Hotel, Alfriston, East Sussex. Click here for a scalable map of the area. See the Venue’s web site here, which includes full contact details. Accommodation: accommodation is available in the hotel in which the ceremony is taking place, but they only take bookings […]

eBay selling tips

Sunday, July 13th, 2003

It’s hard to be sure if the methods I use to sell help to get higher prices for my auctions, and it’s certainly impossible to quantify the effect. Having said that, my attitude is that it can’t hurt, and even if it’s a little more effort to do things my way, it can be a […]

eBay buying tips

Sunday, July 13th, 2003

Until I get the chance to give you the full run-down, here’s the quick version: When you find an item you’re interested in, it’s usually a long way off from the auction finishing. To bid at this point would probably not result in a victory, and only results in you bidding the price up, and […]

Robotperson: eBayer

Sunday, July 13th, 2003

If I’ve got any current auctions, you can check them out here: robotperson auctions My main focus is on dance music and mid-90’s indie-pop, which are two of my specialist subjects. I have also developed a side-line in Playstation 1 games, which seem to be at the very nadir of their value right now, and […]