Posted in Updates on Sunday 29th July 2001 at 12:00am


Yesterday was like a celebration of pyrotechnics - a minor but alarming barbecue fire was followed by some pretty spectacular fireworks. Out and about afterwards for the first time in ages - saw local band Eastertown, who were pretty good - and weirdly reminded me of things I would listen to about six years ago - in a good way. Today, lounged around quite a bit. Set to work on gwvedit release, but still struggling with the spec file. The whole Brass Eye thing has accelerated to insane proportions, which is unsurprising but depressing in a sense.


Posted in Updates on Friday 27th July 2001 at 12:00am


By a strange quirk of history and high-finance, I find myself technically richer than I've ever been in my life. It is however, likely to be shortlived and largely 'virtual' wealth. Still, celebrated with what passes for style hereabouts. Also celbrating among other things the end of my course of physiotherapy - meaning I have no more hospital appointments regarding my arm! Discovered some silliness in gwvedit's configure.in and spec files. Cannot be bothered to fix it today. More head-to-head battles with Excel at work. Reasonably challenging though, and makes the day go faster. The fall-out after last night's Brass Eye special has begun.


Posted in Updates on Wednesday 25th July 2001 at 12:00am


Seems that my mysterious symptoms may be caffeine withdrawl! Bizarre, but highly possible considering my coffee habits have changed considerably in the past few weeks. A long a dull day, but good to see some friendly faces at the end of the day. One of the most frustrating and excrutiating things possible must be wanting desperately to fix things for someone you care about but being pretty much unable to. I mention this only because I'm trying to find silver linings as ever. Ought to be releasing gwvedit - or at least fixing the mess I've made of the autoconf stuff, but just can't be bothered in the face of such frustration.


Posted in Updates on Tuesday 24th July 2001 at 12:00am


Again, a productive day. Managing to mostly divert my attention by applying myself to work and generally filling the day with tiny but significant tasks. Further diverted today by arrival of memory and keyboard. Getting used to both now, and the whole system feels somewhat more responsive - which is nice. Sad thing is in a week or two I probably won't notice - such is progress I guess! Irrational doubts as ever tonight - perhaps it's a Tuesday thing? Perhaps I don't know how lucky I am to have escaped some of the bizarre stuff which has happened to me? Bumped by chance into someone I went to school with today, who has achieved a great deal despite appearing to have no idea what she wanted to do back then. Consoled myself by learning how to map the sterling sign onto other keys...


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I've had a home on the web for more years than I care to remember, and a few kind souls persuade me it's worth persisting with keeping it updated. This current incarnation of the site is centred around the blog posts which began back in 1999 as 'the daylog' and continued through my travels and tribulations during the following years.

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