Friday, October 28, 2005

We're on the road to nowhere

This evening I attended a rather sureal meeting about a new road which will be built around Norwich. Only a handfull of people tuirned up, and the meeting was held in a very unpleasent pub in the centre of Norwich.

The road itself will be a disaster for the people of Norwich. Although local government are claiming that the road is required to reduce congestion in Norwich it is, in fact, a development road. It will be part of a project to encourage urban-sprawl. The project will involve 100,000 people moving to the outskirts of Norwich. Where the 100,000 people will come from doesn't seem to have been addressed yet.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Part of an unhealthy diet

I started the day off with a bowl of high-fibre cereal and skimmed milk. Things went rapidly downhill from there.

I spent a long time looking for my magnetic stripe card reader as I wanted to take it to the Anglian Linux Users' Group kit meeting. Richard arrived in his so-called car so I just put my Powerbook, some books, some Linux disks and some networking gear into a big rucksack and we left for UEA, where the meeting was being held.

The meeting itself was bitterly disapointing. Fewer than 15 people came, not many people had hardware with them and the room was crap. Life is full of things like these.

My lunch and dinner consisted of bakewell tarts, almond slices, 4 types of biscuits and several cuyps of tea. I can't go on like this.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

By a hair's breadth.

At 8:30 this morning I went to a local barber shop in order to have my hair cut. 30 minutes and 9 quid later I was almost unrecognisable.

At 10:30 I visited my good friend Edward Pacman. Edward had an old laptop which he didn't use anymore and had very kindly said I could have. I now own four laptops, which is a big increase on the one that I had previously. We drank tea together and Ed showed me the telephoto lense that he recently purchaced for his SLR camera. I don't believe Ed is a stalker, but he certainly has the equipment to be one. The camera has a full-auto mode which allows you to take 6 photos in quick succession. Coupled with the sports-mode autofucus system, the camera is ideal for people sitting in cars, photographing girls as they walk by.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Study Leave

Got up at 8am to begin the next phase of my life. It felt odd not to have to go to work. My running partner Edward Pacman is having a few days off as he works at the local university and term has just started so things are very hectic. I'm hoping that running with him every morning at 7 am will help a lot in my quest not be organised and not just lie in bed when I'm not at work.

I ate some rather stodgy porridge for breakfast and then got down to some study. My study mainly consists of watching IT training cdroms so it's not too taxing. I find that I can recall 60-80% of what I have watched without too much effort. I have piles of tect books which I will try to tackle next week.

I had a heavy lunch consisting of curry, nan bread and rice left over from last night. I then took a walk in the afternoon and returned home to do more study. Yet more study after dinner. I'm starting to find the guy in the training videos slightly annoying but fortunately I'm interested in the material so it's not such a big deal.

Several of my friends from SDF have left brithday messages in the guestbook of my website I feel lucky to know such lovely people. Please leave a message if you have time.

I'm still buzzing with energy from BrumCon. Although some of the talks were rather weak it was all very inspiring. Only working three days a week from now on will mean that I have far more time for learning important stuff, and less money to waste on unimportant stuff.