Posted in Updates on Thursday 14th February 2002 at 12:00am
Well, my lowered expectations were surpassed. The parcel was delivered to my office, rejected by the receptionist, delivered and signed for at the Town Hall, and has now totally disappeared, leaving me unable to claim from Parcelforce or the sender ("We delivered it") or from my employer ("At your own risk"). So what happens when Council stuff goes the same way? Ah! of course - the taxpayer absorbs such costs. I am cursed where laptops are concerned it seems. So, a very frustrating day. Debated long and hard whether to go to FOSDEM, or to spend time looking for the laptop/shouting randomly at passers by. Eventually decided that losing even *more* money was probably a bad idea. This Feb 14th lacked a lot of the tension, and all of the romance of last year's.
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.