Posted in Updates on Friday 7th February 2003 at 12:00am

Minor work irritation. Trying to stay in touch with phoneless friends without network has been painful too - tried to resolve misunderstandings caused by me not being around to reply to mail, then not reading it properly in the few snatched seconds between panics. Replacement monitor arrives - worth the expense, installs without any trouble and feels comfortable once I've adjusted to it. Forgot I was meant to be somewhere else tonight, which was possibly cancelled anyway. Slight concern that I'm slipping out of favour in many quarters just now.


Posted in Updates on Wednesday 5th February 2003 at 12:00am

Later start - took today off to recover, but happily most things are fine here. Books shelved, CDs stacked etc. Out to UNISON AGM at lunchtime - seized chance to use network at the office - placed new DSL order, will necessitate a change of hostname, but hopefully this won't be too inconvenient. Desperate to be back online. Later. back into town (an eight minute walk, approx. double the old journey) for a colleague's wedding related bash - all actually very good fun, most amusing and excellent company. Managed to fall over, damaging already painful knee. Sleepy.


Posted in Updates on Monday 3rd February 2003 at 12:02am

Moving day. It's been a long time coming, and I must confess that I've seen nothing but barriers this past week. Worked this morning - beginning of aftermath of Secondary Bulk Allocation. Mostly OK. Left at lunchtime, ate and paced around. Marshalled help, and after a slight delay everything was ready. A couple of trips got the bulk of things moved. Then it was a case of trying to restore order to the place, tidy up and make space for a delivery from Burnham. Sometime around 10pm I settled down, realising that things were pretty much sorted out. A monumental achievement which could not have been achieved without family and a couple of dedicated friends. Sleepy, aching and happy.


Posted in Updates on Saturday 1st February 2003 at 12:00am

More packing, more panic - and to cap it all monitor appears to have died. Replaced with aging 15" Dell - trusty if small and hard to read. Dreading slipping off net. Boring day spent wondering what to do next, and where to find space to do things.



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.

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