Posted in Updates on Saturday 13th October 2001 at 12:00am
How to write today's entry? A lazy day, feeling vaguely disconcerted by my 'october fear' once again. Finally got a haircut which improved my mood, and then set about putting libwvconf into the gtkdial tree, and then committing it to CVS. All went reasonably well - amazingly had automake building the libs in minutes. Ported more bits of gtkdial to libwvconf. Lots of work done on this site too, including a general clean up, diary work and a new page about Linux and T171. Later, went out for a while. A very confusing, disappointing and personally disasterous night in one sense. In another its a chance to start rebuilding things. I can't think straight (I am also very drunk indeed) and I can't even begin to deal with all this again. Five years is an incredibly long time. Perhaps I should just be grateful for finally having spectacularly good friends? Perhaps I should work out how to deal with the coming week? Perhaps I should try harder not to upset and offend the very people I rely on for support and sanity? More worryingly, its still October and we're still in the 'zone' - maybe the full horror hasn't occurred yet?
Posted in Updates on Friday 12th October 2001 at 12:00am
Starting porting gtkdial to libwvconf in ernest. So far, so good. Ordered some new music, including the latest by The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-La-La Band. Excited to hear that after the last mournful and amazing effort. Today went really fast, but was plagued with uncertainty. Need to get a haircut, and to stop eating so much rubbish, and to practice some of the disengaging tactics I've read about but failed to embrace. Half wondering if a return to citalopram-land is required to kick-start things. In general, this should be a time of consolidation and repair - but the regular Oktoberfest of birthdays and ancient superstitions is messing with things. Later, talked with Gman and Telsa about Dublin trip - looks like it might be fun despite cancellation of linuxworld.ie. Watched an Eddi Reader webcast to remind me of Tuesday.
Posted in Updates on Thursday 11th October 2001 at 12:00am
An insanely boring task underway at work, but plodding on nonetheless. Thankfully interrupted later by some heartening news. Built Evolution, and coerced the latest snapshot of gtranslator into building with a tiny patch.
Posted in Updates on Tuesday 9th October 2001 at 12:00am
Just back from seeing Eddi Reader. Very entertaining, and poignant - especially an improptu rendition of Masters of War with a bit of Gates of Eden thrown in! Fell in love with Ms. Reader several times over of course - the Glasgow accent or the singing voice? You decide. Exhausted - not sleeping great due to preoccupation and bursts of disbelief. Good talk last night got me on the straight and narrow. Did some tentative trade union organising for the first time in years, collaborating closely with my ex-comrades in UNISON.
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.