Posted in Updates on Saturday 18th August 2001 at 12:00am
Let > spend the night downloading RedHat and Ximian updates. Woke early and got configuring. Wandered out to trading estate and got soaked. The lack of pavements for much of the way also put me in mortal danger - surely I'm not the only person living within easy walking distance of such an 'out of town development' who chooses to walk? Purchased budget carry case for the notebook. Decided to see parents. Got soaked again walking from Highbridge station to their place. On getting back, set about dealing with my Lucent Winmodem. Got a driver here, and with this advice, I managed to get it going. Amazed and pleased. Now I suppose I should tackle that sound strangeness.
Posted in Updates on Friday 17th August 2001 at 12:00am
So, my job is apparently not under immediate threat, but things are still tenuous in some ways. The new Compaq Armada laptop arrived this morning. Got things up and running in record time (even X on the elusive Framebuffer which caused so many headaches last time). In fact, thing are far simpler - sound is a bit flaky, but the only thing not working is an evil winmodem, but since this appears to be a Lucent chipset, maybe linmodems.org can help? Currently downloading 62mb worth of RedHat and Ximian updates. Realised last night that I have become an object of ridicule here. Perhaps it hasn't sunk in yet. Not sure what to think. A quiet weekend will probably be best spent in reflection....
Posted in Updates on Wednesday 15th August 2001 at 12:00am
Forgot to mention that Ed Ruscha has a current exhibition in Edinburgh, and one due to open in London in November. Strange day here - generally positive with occasional weird bits. Not bad by modern standards! Forced by boredom into further Excel exploration - including the highly illogical VBA stuff. Urgh! Finally settled on a modest, reasonably priced Compaq notebook to replace the previous model which had to, um, return to sender so hastily during those difficult lean times.
Posted in Updates on Tuesday 14th August 2001 at 12:00am
Again, sped through the day reasonably easily despite some harrowing realisations that things are looking grim for others. My own future is not exactly certain, but in the light of previous experience and general relief at just being able to get on with my job, I'm currently reasonably relaxed about it. Installed a bunch of Solaris boxes today, which was simple, quick and rewarding! Managed to untangle some of my addled concerns, but replaced them with other phantoms soon afterwards of course! Later surprisingly found myself out and about. Valuable lesson learned about appreciating the simplicity of my childhood and family life.
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.