- Tuesday 31/10/2000
Power, phone line and roads now appear to be functioning more-or-less as
normal. Dinner at a friends tonight, so still won't actually
get anything productive done.
- Monday 30/10/2000
Took over an hour to get to work due to a large number of trees and
lakes that appeared in the middle of the road due to last nights
storms. Not impressed. Confirmed that my keyboard is
definately broken, and ordered a new one. Phoneline still
practially useless, and power still not entirely reliable.
- Sunday 29/10/2000
Don't remember doing anything at all, but I must have done because I
broke my keyboard. Oh well, such is life. Bloody big storm
caused intermittent power cuts and a phone line about as
reliable as a bit of string.
- Saturday 28/10/2000
Trip to Alton Towers. Left here at 7am. Got there at gone 11am. Why
didn't anybody realize it was the last day Alton Towers is open,
and the end of half term week. We managed to get on 2 rides
before we had to leave again at 4pm. Complete waste of time.
Still, had an enjoyable evening with friends.
- Thursday 26/10/2000
In work by 8am. Fixed everything I broke yesterday, which turned out to
be rather a lot. Well, almost everything. Left about about
5:45. Got myseld a new (well, 15 year old second hand) 22" TV.
For free. So obviously couldn't do anything useful all evening.
- Wednesday 25/10/2000
Didn't get to work until almost half nine, but made up for it by being
fairly productive all day and not leaving until about 6:45.
Went straight from there to my brother's for dinner (thanks tr
and co), and didn't get back until 1am
- Tuesday 24/10/2000
Worked solidly from 8am to 4:30pm and achieved very close to nothing.
Bugger. IPv6 patch for sendip appeared in my inbox, but I've
had company all evening, so haven't had time to look at it or
anytihng else. As you may or may not be able to stell by the
quality of the typeing in this entry, I am not entirely sober.
- Monday 23/10/2000
Microsoft networking officially blows lots and lots of goats. In
persuading it to work, Lotus Notes decided to stop working. The
result: nothing productive done at all all afternoon. And I
didn't get home in time to go to the bank. GRRR. Somebody's
sent me an email offering IPv6 support for sendip, so 1.2 might
have to appear soonish. Wibble now goes LI. This is not
- Sunday 22/10/2000
Ahem. I have been keeping this up to date, honest I have. Anyway,
haven't done a huge amount of useful stuff since Wednesday.
Watched the Malasian GP this morning. Pretty good race,
considering. Finally did the sendip release (still haven't
heard any more about that bug report, so I'm ignoring it).
Downloaded RedHat 7.0 iso images over a 56 k modem yesterday and
today. Free dialup is a Good Thing (TM) :)
- Wednesday 18/10/2000
Been on a course the last couple of days, so haven't had a chance to do
much. Got back at 4pm today though. Got free ISP totally
working properly (except they keep dropping connections, but I
guess you gets what you pays for). Caught up with a massive
email backlog, not including a response from the guy who
reported a possible bug in sendip.
- Monday 16/10/2000
At work from 8am until almost 7pm. Too knackered to do anything useful
in the evening.
- Sunday 15/10/2000
Did remarkably little. Somebody has reported another possible (or even
probable) bug in sendip, so the next release is postponed some
more. Oakley's power supply finally gave up, so its got a new
one now. Put clothes in the wardrobe.
- Saturday 14/10/2000
Got woken up at 8:45 by a delivery man. Then sortof intermitently dozed
until around noon, when I finally got rid of the invading hordes
from last night. Took until about 5pm to clear up the mess we
left at the hangover induced (ie incredibly slow) rate I did
it. Assembled most of the wardrobe, at least to a state where I
can use it. Fiddled with an ISP. Watched TV. Went to bed
fairly early (ie not much gone midnight). Sendip release is
- Friday 13/10/2000
Found another bug in he particularly evil locking code, but got it
ironed out without too much hastle. Two hour lunch break on
Hursley's obsticle course, meaning that I was too knackered to
do anything in the afternoon, so came home around 4. By 8ish, I
was bored enough to go on to IRC and say "Anybody bored and got
wheels" which prompted a gathering of Oxford people to descend
on my flat all evening. Got to bed at gone 5 with a living room
full of people.
- Thursday 12/10/2000
Think I've fixed that particularly evil locking code now. By making it
even more evil. It was warm and sunny today, which is odd given
that the place is meant to be flooded and getting worse. Hmm.
Nothing on TV, so finally got around to doing some more
stuff. New release coming up real soon now. Honest.
- Wednesday 11/10/2000
Spent all day working on some particularly evil locking code. It still
doesn't work now, but its close... Finally got around to
looking for a decent ISP, with some success.
- Tuesday 10/10/2000
Later than usual start - about 9:30. Went to see Scary Movie in the
evening. Fantastic film.
- Monday 9/10/2000
In work at 8am again, functioning almost before the 10th coffee. Tried
to write locking code. This involved thinking about it rather
hard, which involved staring in to space for long periods of
time, which involved being woken up by SameTime beeping at me.
Oops. Went shopping. Made a Chilli From Hell (TM) in the
evening, with predictable nonsober results. This left very
little time for anything else. Must do something useful soon...
- Sunday 8/10/2000
Up at 6am to watch the Japanese GP. Shouldn't've bothered. Spent the
rest of the day too knackered to do anything useful, so did
nothing useful. At all.
- Saturday 7/10/2000
Didn't start functioning properly until about 2ish. Spent the afternoon
visiting oxford people, before heading back home around 6ish.
Spent the evening catching up on the last 2 days email, watched
- Friday 6/10/2000
Arrived at work at 8. At 9:50 I discovered I was doing a Java
programming competition from 10 til 3 (which turned out to be
more like 4). We didn't win, but weren't last either. Came
home about 4:30ish. Went up to Oxford in the evening for dinner
with friends, and got supremely pissed. Stayed in Oxford overnight.
- Thursday 5/10/2000
Worked 8 til 5, except for a 2 hour lunch break and an hour when I came
home for my wardrobe to be delievered. Which it was. Now I
just need to work out how to assemble it - it came with 2 sets
of 6 screws, and there are 11 places (a set of 7 and a set of 4)
that need screwing. And there are no instructions. Ho hum
- Wednesday 4/10/2000
Rolled into work at about 9:30ish. Didn't get much sleep last night
because it was windy. Still, managed to write a working editor
after only six cups of coffee, an apple danish and a pizza.
Lucky really, since it is being demoed tommorrow. Got back at
about 6:15ish. Watched TV and did absolutely nothing of
consequence all evening. Oakley's PSU is getting noisier.
Got a phonecall to say my wardrobe will be delivered tommorrow.
New version of the RIP patch for sendip - looks a lot better
- Tuesday 3/10/2000
Got to work at just gone 8, and back again at about 5. Didn't produce
of use in between though. Discovered that I don't have a drive
for the next karting event. Another evening in clearing mail.
Did some more work on Oakley Linux's
- Monday 2/10/2000
Managed to get to work by 8:30am, and was functioning after only one
coffee - got a couple of bugfixes and a major useability fix
rolled out, and got back in time for the Simpsons. Cooked
rather more dinner than I knew what to do with, so ate it
anyway. Spent most of the evening reading and writing email.
- Sunday 1/10/2000
Another lie in. Finished cleaning the flat. Watched TV. Did some work
on Oakley Linux, mostly on the
initscripts and web page
- Saturday 30/09/2000
Finally had time for a lie in, so did absolutely nothing all morning.
Spent the afternoon buying a TV ariel, cleaning the flat, and
writing web pages (including this one). Cleared email backlog
including a patch adding RIP support to
The patch needs a little more work.
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