Diary July 2001
- Monday 30, Tuesday 31
Managed to do a ridiculous amount of work by starting at 7am due to
being unable to sleep as it was so damn hot. Clocked up about
20 man days of billable work in 2 days.
- Sunday 29
- Saturday 28
Hot and sunny. Went to the new forest. Played tennis. Did nothing
- Friday 27
In meetings all day, mostly at the pub. Not terribly productive.
- Thursday 26
Went to London. Meeting wasn't quite as boring as I expected, but I
wouldn't say I enjoyed it. At all. Still, got back by 3:30 and
didn't go back in to work.
- Wednesday 25
Discovered a rather critical bug in the code we are bascially going to
demonstrate tommorrow. Forunately fixed it, too. Arm seems to
- Tuesday 24
Managed to get the AIX laptop to do something useful. It is called
pimento - not my choice. Something very wrong with my right
arm. It hurts, and won't lift things up. Played tennis with it
anyway, which was probably very silly.
- Monday 23
Discovered I'm going to have to go to London on Thursday. Ick. Arms
still ache after yesterday, especially the right one.
- Sunday 22
Went punting in Oxfrod. Extracted a shopping trolley from the
Cherwell. This was amazingly hard work.
- Monday 16 - Friday 20
Work, mostly on image processing stuff for HMLR. Sorted out where to
live in August. Now all I need is somewhere to keep all my
furniture and stuff. Got a new toy - an ancient PowerPC based
laptop sortof running AIX. Got it booting just about.
- Sunday 15
British GP. Boring.
- Saturday 14
Band at a school fete. It rained. We got wet. Then we moved indoors
for a while. Then it stopped, so we moved back out. Went to
the pub with work people in the evening and got significantly
- Friday 13
Spent 300 quid getting car serviced, getting new front brakes and new
front tyres. Comments like "You must drive it fairly hard" by
the kwik fit mechanic did not help. At all.
- Thursday 12
For some reason I don't fully understand, I let random people stick
needles in me. They then told me not to do anything strenous,
so I didn't. In fact, didn't really do very much at all.
Fiddled a bit with opium.
- Wednesday 11
Released sendip-2.0-pre1, after some complications involving glibc's
getopt being a bit wierd. Assuming not bugs, 2.0 will be out by
the end of the week. Tried to get help2man to write a man page
for it, but failed.
- Tueday 10
Spent most of the day hacking sendip. Expect a release RSN. Went up to
Oxford for a BBQ in the evening entirely at random. Got back
- Monday 9
Went to the dentist, which was a complete waste of time. Drove home.
Caught up on email.
- Sunday 8
Played again. Lip went rather too quickly due to sunburn. Drove to
Cheltenham to see parents and, breifly brother.
- Saturday 7
Left Majorca at 4am, having been delayed 2 hours by italian air traffic
controllers being on strike. Drove home after consuming plenty
of caffiene. Spent the day trying not to fall asleep.
- Sunday 1 to Friday 6
In Majorca, without internet access. Didn't update diary.
Last modified: Sat Aug 4 07:50:31 BST 2001