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December 5th, 2005 - John C. Kirk — LiveJournal

Dec. 5th, 2005

12:41 am

Day 10: I've now done the second coat of paint on the kitchen/hallway ceiling (which I think looks pretty good), and on the WC walls (which still look patchy, but I've used up all the paint, so they'll have to do for now).

I've also gone round putting masking tape along the ceiling and kitchen cupboards etc., ready to start painting those walls. This is following advice from other people, rather than my usual approach of either holding a piece of cardboard against the edge or saying "Ok, I'll be really really careful this time ... crap!" (On a related note, I've been thinking about getting hold of "Operation!" for my next silly games party, but I suspect that my artistic friends will easily beat me.)

Since people seem to like photos, here's today's progress.

The kitchen/hallway ceiling, complete with masking tape:
Kitchen/hallway ceiling

The WC:
It belatedly occurs to me that there's a certain Oompa-Loompa quality to it, but never mind...

Actually, I've also noticed that the new paint in the bedroom/WC does reflect the light better than the bare plaster did, so it almost looks as if the light is on in those rooms, even when it's not. Radio-active paint: it's the choice for the final generation! Now all I need to do is encourage a spider to build a web in the corner somewhere...

02:09 pm - Links

While I catch up on my backlog of emails etc. at work, a couple of amusing links from other security blogs I read:

"Doing a Dave" - cute little Flash animation about a developer and his goldfish (from Michael Howard)

"Armed dolphins, trained by the US military to shoot terrorists and pinpoint spies underwater, may be missing in the Gulf of Mexico." (from Bruce Schneier)

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