Posted in Updates on Sunday 30th June 2002 at 12:00am
Played around with porting stupid old
gpuce to GNOME 2.0 for a while. Simple enough, but got lost in making improvements to the gallery making tool, and writing a DTD for the gallery files. It was time for sleep before I even noticed.
Posted in Updates on Saturday 29th June 2002 at 12:00am
Finished the splendid "Born in Exile" - which left some interesting questions for me. Caught up with events locally. Odd, rather worrying times, but people seem to be capitalising on their reserves of strength here. Visited newly refurbished bookstore in town. Has a coffee area - hmm, what would Bernard say? Better though, in the sense it actually has some books in stock! Revolutionary idea for Weston booksellers in recent times. Wandered around town, carried shopping, went to the pub. Good to talk to some people I almost never see. Stayed up too late, and stumbled to bed covered in candle wax. Another strange day.
Posted in Updates on Friday 28th June 2002 at 12:00am
A bit of a strange day. Discovered planned entertainment was cancelled. A long, frustrating day - during which my productivity failed me I'm ashamed to say. Thank goodness its pay day, and the boost to funds from the laptop will help too. Booked a ticket to see Lambchop next week, which falls on one of a couple of days off I have planned. Feeling frustrated and full of the nervous energy I'd collected in order to go out in public without feeling useless. Probably shouldn't have gone to Bristol, as I just became intensely annoying to all concerned. When will I learn? Bought cakes at work to celebrate GNOME 2.0, availability of funds, and Friday in general! Increasingly obsessed with George Orwell's various essays.
Posted in Updates on Thursday 27th June 2002 at 12:00am
Vowed to continue with my productivity at work, and broadly its happening. Still feel like I'm probably a pretty annoying colleague at times. GNOME 2.0 arrives - and despite the moans and groans about missing features (or 1.x parity stuff in some cases) the reaction has been reasonably positive. Its funny thinking how eagerly I'd await releases in the past, and how this time I practically had the thing running anyway. Managed to shift more old books on eBay, and the laptop is gone for good now. Sucked into more interesting book purchases in the process of course, including Gissing's letters to H.G.Wells. A trip to Bristol. Amazing sunsets these past few days, and a startling full moon has completed the skyscape. Plans for amusing entertainment on Friday.
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.