| Saturday 31st May 2003 22:07MDT | → 2 Comments |
Valentina has come and gone again, this time leaving me her table which she has no room for in her new house. It’s in the bedroom and I’ve put my cubit on it. Some other furniture needed re-arranging and I’m quite satisfied with the result.
It looks like it’s going to be another hot and humid night.
I was intrigued by this article: Caring for your introvert. So much applies to me that I must be considerably more introverted than I thought (I always considered myself to be a loudmouth). The bit about disliking smalltalk is sooo true.
| Saturday 31st May 2003 1:02MDT | → 0 Comments |
It’s early morning and I’m wide awake. I think it must be the hot and humid weather that is stopping me sleep.
Amnesty International criticism of the situation in Guant
| Thursday 29th May 2003 18:37MDT | → 0 Comments |
In the long running and ever more bizarre SCO lawsuit against IBM regarding so-called trade secrets in Linux, SCO may now be looking to sue Linus Torvalds. You couldn’t make it up.
I’ve restarted work on the infamous ‘version 5′ of my site (infamous only in the sense that the forces of nature seem to be conspiring to stop it ever being completed). In an effort to embrace the modern world, I’m using PHP templating. I like PHP; it’s the only language I enjoy developing in thesedays.
Before August I must decide whether to visit boyf or, more riskily, bring him here. Either way I’d have to have two weeks off from work which is always a good thing, especially now summer has arrived proper.
| Monday 26th May 2003 12:49MDT | → 0 Comments |
The first draft of the EU Constitution has been published. As usual all the right wing pundits have been attacking it and, as usual, they’re talking crap.
They complain about there being a proper EU president, not realising there already is one. He’s just not full time but changes every six months.
They winge about EU law taking primacy over member states law, not realising that’s already the case. After all, how can the single market work if the laws that underpin it apply in some countries but not others?
I won’t even bother to comment on all this prattle about the word ‘Federal‘.
| Sunday 25th May 2003 11:06MDT | → 1 Comments |
Yesterday Valentina popped over to have a second look at her flat before moving in (in about two weeks time). She just wanted to take some photos to help decide what furniture to keep and where to put it. I went with her again. The woman from the agency showing us round gave the impression she felt she had better things to do. However she was amiable about it.
The evening was given over to Nick’s birthday party, complete with alcohol and cake (of which I partook) and games (of which I didn’t). There were nine of us so it was a bit of a squeeze in the fairly small house but we spread out length-ways from the kitchen, which was the focus of events (usually parties end up there - we started and remained there). I got the opportunity to see his ‘power user’ audio system where the fun was guessing which items of furniture were actually speakers in disguise. It has seven speakers in total. True hyperphonics.
| Friday 23rd May 2003 20:01MDT | → 1 Comments |
I brought my laptop home to do some work over the weekend. Is this the beginning of the end? Maybe not - it’s to work on the project webpages and they’re my idea and it’s always nicer to work at home on such things (less noise, more alcohol). Also it’s a bank holiday weekend but not with weather to match so I may end up indoors anyway.
| Thursday 22nd May 2003 21:26MDT | → 0 Comments |
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My onedotzero DVD arrived today. Very cool. It includes some of my favourite visual artists, such as Tim Hope and Richard Fenwick.
| Tuesday 20th May 2003 19:09MDT | → 0 Comments |
Another incisive article from George Monbiot.
| Monday 19th May 2003 21:02MDT | → 0 Comments |
Went to the Burgess Hill office again today. The train I catch goes via Gatwick Airport and one thing I noticed on the station platforms there was how every second person smokes. It was incredible. Had they all just got off really stressful flights?
When Valentina moves into her new flat, she won’t have room for her table and is going to let me have it. I’ll put it in the bedroom and means I can put my Cubit in there and still have space to use it as a writing/study desk. It’ll also require some creative wiring for the phone connection, which only has one socket in the sitting room.
Because I’m often too tired to do anything during weekday evenings (maybe due to all the walking to and from work), I tend to ‘overcompensate’ at weekends by trying to stuff them with activity and worry about wasting time. I need to counteract this during the week by drinking more water and less alcohol.
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| Saturday 17th May 2003 16:08MDT | → 1 Comments |
Back from London after shopping for some birthday presents. It’s been drizzly all morning and was irritatingly humid. They’ve nearly finished cleaning the glass panes in the roof of Waterloo Station. My God, the brightness on the platforms was a shock!