Posted in Updates on Monday 25th February 2002 at 12:00am
It was always going to be an odd day. Woke up late, read mail and visited #gnome for a bit, if only to calm my nerves. Interview at 11:30. Felt it went well - my interviewers remembered me from Dec 2000 - which was either very good or very bad! Back to work, and a rather strange day there too. I'm hardly going to be there at all this week, which doesn't help a bit. Prepared to relax with good TV (for a change), but was interrupted by telephone call. I've got the job. All very confusing after that. Once again, I've been very lucky indeed. Not sure who to thank? Relieved, pleased and determined. Finally able to find people to tell later, which is nice - since they've suffered an eternity of moaning from me since pre-Christmas when my current dept. decided to tell me how tenuous my position was. Sadly, its likely to be too late to save my GUADEC trip, but its opened up a few other possibilities which are far more fundamental. Oh, and 600 downloads of gtkdial is equally cause for celebration (or in fact, worry!). Especially amazed since my spelling in the announcement URL was way off!
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.
I don't get out and about nearly as much these days, but I do try to record significant events and trips for posterity. You may also have arrived here by following the trail to my former music blog Songs Heard On Fast Trains. That content is preserved here too.