Posted in Updates on Friday 21st July 2000 at 12:00am

At last CGI Programming with Perl arrives. Actually got some units of my enforced NVQ signed off. A shame my other studies aren't going so well. Considering going against every rule I ever made, and trying for an IT job. Big news is that Sun Microsystems are to release StarOffice 6 under the GPL, using GNOME and Bonobo. Their project site is up at


Posted in Updates on Wednesday 19th July 2000 at 12:00am

Some major updating done on the StreetServer, including adding some functionality to the search page and a basic introductory help/about screen. Nice to be doing something useful with this box again, after several days spent updating GNOME libraries. Still can't get Evolution to build however. The Americans moved to their new home in Bristol today.


Posted in Updates on Monday 17th July 2000 at 12:00am

Despite this probably being a declaration of open season for dOOdz and crAkeRz the world over, I've implemented what seems to be a reasonably effective little ipchains firewall. I know, just in time for iptables to replace ipchains! Today is moving day (part 1) for the Americans, as Dembo haven't managed to get Transco mobilised as fast as they'd like


Posted in Updates on Saturday 15th July 2000 at 12:00am

The huge gap in daylog entries is the result of more downtime for Lionel- in no small part due to my own stupidity when attempting to upgrade to XFree86 4.0, as offered on the latest Linux Format coverdisk. This is one time I think I'll wimp out and wait for RPMs. Trying out a 2.4.0 test Kernel, which seems OK so far. Vaguely uneasy about the discovery that this page actually has readers...(hello Linden!). Added the beginnings of a page dedicated to Linux applications.



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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