| Saturday 31st January 2004 13:55MST | → 0 Comments |
Grotty weather this weekend, though a weekend of any persuasion is welcome as it’s been a hell of a week at work. There was a customer delivery (and deployment), which explains everything.
However, it’s still not as bad as Madison, where current temperature is -8F. Add in the wind-chill and it becomes -19F (in new money that’s -22C going down to -28C!). To quote bf:
Birds fall out of the trees as frozen cubes.
If you throw hot coffee in the air it comes down as ice,…I am not kidding.
I’m sending him $50 to help with heating costs.
| Friday 30th January 2004 0:42MST | → 1 Comments |
Bf finally got the cookbook I sent him. He’s staying cheerful despite the weather and is looking forward to me visiting in the summer (as am I).
I met my new(ish) neighbour this morning, when I collected a package he had taken in for me. Bf thought he was cute but I’m more “meh!”. He called me ‘mate’ which I always find irritating (almost as irritating as when people say ‘cheers’). I don’t know why it annoys me but we all must have our idiosyncracies.
600k broadband on order.
| Wednesday 28th January 2004 21:10MST | → 0 Comments |
It’s snowed here for the first time this winter. The weather really was completely ka-ka today. Around midday it was blazing sunshine; come 5pm there was thunder and lightning finally resulting in snow. At least I don’t have it as bad as bf.
I decided I’ve had enough of the tiny (6Gb) hard drive on my linux box and ordered a 40Gb one from Dabs. This is in preparation of all the stuff I want to download if/when I get broadband but can’t on skanky 56k (including captured streamed video).
ISO 3103:1980 - the international standard for making tea.
| Tuesday 27th January 2004 20:12MST | → 1 Comments |
I’m still in two minds about getting broadband (despite ntl phoning me up nearly once an hour today to see if I’ve decided - I do distinctly remember saying I’d contact them). I think I’ll wait until the company decide whether they’re going to close my office, as I probably wouldn’t stay long after that.
Otherwise I’ve certainly been suffering from the W32/Mydoom virus. Admittedly I’ve only received about 30 messages and none would have had any effect on me (insert image of smug Linux user) but I’d like to know how it got hold of my address. Then again maybe it just found the domain as it seems to have been sending to random user names.
| Monday 26th January 2004 20:09MST | → 2 Comments |
A day of ups and downs.
My investigations seem to suggest I could get ntl broadband working successfully on my Linux machine without a great deal of effort.
A close friend of mine seems to be suffering from depression and I can’t get close.
After moaning about the minimal benefits I get from the IEE, I find out that my company is prepared to pay my annual subscription (
| Sunday 25th January 2004 17:14MST | → 0 Comments |
Finally found a practical benefit of my IEE membership. I can have free membership of the University of Surrey library. When I went to get it sorted out today, they had to dig through various manuals and procedures to find out exactly how to arrange it so obviously it’s not something people request often.
| Saturday 24th January 2004 23:37MST | → 0 Comments |
Email just come in from bf. According to the authorities in Madison, next week will most likely be the coldest on record. I just checked and, for Tuesday, the temperature is expected to be between -12C and -18C. More worry (about how it will affect him).
| Saturday 24th January 2004 19:54MST | → 0 Comments |
Did a couple of hours at work today. Same old story: manic deadlines, too much to do, not enough people. Now I have the added worry of senior directors considering whether to close the office I’m in. They spoke to everyone (individually - hmmm) yesterday about it. I said in no uncertain terms I would leave very shortly after any closure - as I’d have to travel down to the other office which is an hour each way. Financial compensation wouldn’t help - it’s a quality of life issue.
The Media Carta Manifesto. Be the media.
| Thursday 22nd January 2004 21:28MST | → 0 Comments |
A book book I sent bf (through Barnes & Noble USA) has been marked undeliverable, according to the tracking system on the USPS website. I hope that just means he had to sign for it but wasn’t in (possible as he sent me an email at 1507 saying he was just about to leave for a bridge game and the delivery was apparently attempted at 1511 - ah, the usefulness of email headers).
The address is certainly correct. I’ve emailed him to check he hasn’t recently moved house and not told me!
Got a postcard from Daryl, saying he’s currently skiing in champagne. Water-skiing, one assumes.
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| Wednesday 21st January 2004 19:18MST | → 0 Comments |
WHO To Revise Obesity Plan Under U.S. Pressure. Bow down before your leader.