Posted in Updates on Tuesday 5th November 2002 at 12:00am

Team Building Day. Having some input on the design and implementation of the activities which took place improved the experience for me, and I'm assured by others that the balance between worrying confrontation and outright silliness was roughly OK. Arrived late, having accepted a lift with a colleague who had only the roughest idea where we were heading. Turned out to be a splendid 19th century country house. Accused of ignoring worried phonecalls on arrival - realised that the mobile which had been misbehaving yesterday was finally useless. Pretty exhausting but encouraging day.


Posted in Updates on Sunday 3rd November 2002 at 12:00am

Well, my candidacy announcement for the GNOME Foundation Board Elections is in. Currently candidates are thin on the ground, but this was pretty much the way it was last year too. My record of election losses will likely continue, but I felt moved to stand by recent events and because I really think I have something useful to offer the board. Released a new pkgview and gave it it's own little page to answer a few questions people are asking. Spent much of the day rebuilding GNOME 2.1.x from the ground up. Miserable weather all day again. Very sleepy now.


Posted in Updates on Friday 1st November 2002 at 12:00am

First day back at work. Disorientating - more walls are coming down by the week. Its our 'team away day' next Tuesday. Somewhat apprehensive. Wandered via bookshop on my travels tonight. Got nice volume of Chatterton's 'Rowley Poems'. Tempted by various volumes of Strand Magazine, and the beautiful illustrated silver and white copy of Tennyson's "Maud" which has caught my eye on several occasions. Constructive critcism and a patch to pkgview is welcome. A lot of books have arrived over the past couple of days. Rearranged shelves, but space is still limited. Tried to arrange some insurance over the web, but a dumb Javascript error prevents it. Official advice is to submit wrong data, then to call to correct it. Why have a website one wonders?



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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