Posted in Updates on Monday 30th December 2002 at 12:00am

Forced back into normal routine by return to work - and probably not before time, because I was feeling very strange indeed. Managed to get a decent sleep last night. Had to answer tricky 'have a nice christmas?' type questions today. Hard to explain the mixture of sad, happy, panic and disbelief which constituted the few days since I was last in the office! Seem to have an annoying cough. Work is all reports and audits now, as the 2002-2003 academic year fades slowly into the next one. Next Monday seems to be shaping up to be a bit of a watershed day. Fixed httpd and redhat-config-*/python stuff.


Posted in Updates on Sunday 29th December 2002 at 12:00am

Surprise visitors lure me out last night. Had a very drunken and somewhat disorderly evening, but it left me exhausted which is a bonus because sleep still eludes me. Downloaded ISOs of new RedHat beta. Installed OK, but httpd panics the kernel and the python-based config tools all seem to be broken. Shadowed, coloured X cursor looks nice but takes some getting used to in terms of selecting text.


Posted in Updates on Thursday 26th December 2002 at 12:00am

Woke early, after very little sleep. Confused, sad and agitated for most of the day. Much sorting this morning, before hitting a mid-day slump. Cajoled into going into town for drinks. Pleasantly easygoing afternoon. Bumped into someone who I had a message for, which was useful. Home early. Attempted to sleep. Horrible night. Seem to have developed some sort of secondary cold.


Posted in Updates on Wednesday 25th December 2002 at 12:00am

Very early start. Then over to Burnham for lunch. High speed dash back to Weston in the early evening. Possibly the saddest and most difficult evening of my entire life. Bewildered, relieved and devastated all at the same time. Possibly in shock too. A strange Christmas, but my no means a bad one.



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.

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