Photos

As you may know, Sal and I take a lot of photos (in 2004, my folder of JPEGs tells me, we notched up about 1,000 shots–last year, it was somewhere closer to 2,000). For a while now I’ve been uploading a selection on a fairly regular basis to my other webspace, but I’ve never been ...

Because I’m Too Rubbish To Write Something Original…

…here’s some links to some things some other people wrote. - In Pope/Catholic/bear/woods news, it turns out that Estate Agents (especially Foxtons Estate Agents) are lying, cheating, scumbags. - Privacy-related bug in Firefox breaks up relationship. - And you must surely have seen this by now. Would it be wrong of me to speculate whether ...

I’ve been watching quite a bit of the Commonwealth Games. I mean, yeah, it’s slightly embarrassing to admit, because I know it’s a really pointless tournament, and most of the best athletes in the world aren’t actually taking part, but as it’s taking place in Sal’s home town, we’ve had the BBC coverage on quite ...

Quickie Comedy Name

Being a responsible technical author type, who likes to keep up with the latest developments in the world of DocBook, the XML standard I use for my work, I subscribe to the DocBook mailing list. According to the minutes of the most recent committee meeting, someone who sits in on the meetings is called “Sandi ...

Random Switch

We have a random switch in our flat. It’s one of those switches with a red light on it, to indicate whether it’s on or off, as if it controls its own circuit, (like it’s something to do with the heating, or it turns an oven on or off, or something). It’s by the door, ...

One of the more interesting events to occur during our brief stay in Melbourne took place on our final day there, when we went along to watch one of Sal’s good friends buying a house. Generally the Aussies don’t go in for all that gazumping and gazundering nonsense that often happens when houses are bought ...

And so I find myself back at my desk, following a somewhat lengthy return journey on Sunday, the second half of which took place on a very hot, very full, Singapore Airlines jumbo on which, gasp! the on demand entertainment system wasn’t working properly and kept having to be reset, resulting in among other things, ...