Posted in Updates on Tuesday 19th February 2002 at 12:00am
Back to work. All feels very odd. Slipped out to collect laptop. Very relieved to see it. Even more relieved to find RedHat 7.2 still intact after repair. All seems to be working, despite APM still not reporting sensible power information. Set up network with cheap yet nice little Netgear hub. Felt oddly confused and groundless later. Fixed by finally getting hold of a friend on the telephone. Amazed how much I miss people after such a short time.
Posted in Updates on Monday 18th February 2002 at 12:00am
Woke up early to bid farewell to Hallski. Bruxelles in the rain was still sort of attractive so did some vague sightseeing before heading rather too early to the station. Long but pleasant journey home, with a long and less pleasant interval waiting at Waterloo for the train to Bristol. Managed some fractured phonecalls on the way home. Realised I'm pretty much penniless until the end of February. Chewed a chunk of mail on my late return, and again cursed lack of a laptop during the trip. Sort of glad to be back, but dreading work somewhat. FOSDEM was fun - it was good to meet some old friends, and to make new acquaintances too. Convinced I won't be at GUADEC for a number of reasons, which is sort of sad.
Posted in Updates on Sunday 17th February 2002 at 12:00am
Second day brings more interesting talks - especially the Jabber talk, and the very well attended and much anticipated Mono talk - which turned out to be quite technical and not the political or evangelistic extravaganza which some had predicted. Everyone was pretty exhausted and uncommunicative, so an early night was in order. Last saw Uriel disappearing into the distance at some speed in pursuit of his aircraft! Hope he made it.
Posted in Updates on Saturday 16th February 2002 at 12:00am
First day of FOSDEM. Watched Stallman's opener incredulously. Wished I got more sleep, and that I had my laptop with me - especially because the programme of talks was somewhat light today. Drifted off early into Bruxelles and had food. Found an Irish pub, to which Hallski, MarkMc and friends finally gravitated (it really was a short walk guys). Another late night, following a trip to the 'official' party, which was winding up at this point. It appeared to be held in a set from some 1980's made-for-tv serial or something. All very odd.
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.