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Date: 2008-12-24 10:05
Subject: Wow
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Mood:impressedimpressed
Cliff Young: the 61 year old farmer who won the world’s toughest race.
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Al
Date: 2008-11-29 09:14
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Location:home
Mood:thankfulthankful
Music:HPLS - The Carol of The Olde Ones
This post by drakenofavalon made me laugh and think about the upcoming festive season.

I can see a lot of sense in having a big party in the most depressing part of the winter and I laugh at people who say that it has become "too commercial" or that there is "too much conspicuous consumption"; surely that's the point of the whole thing! The weather's horrible, it's dark all the time and (in less fortunate times than ours) the food stores are running a bit low and it's a long time until there'll be any new food. Throw in the effects of seasonal affective disorder and a great big party, with weeks of anticipation leading up to it, becomes an essential survival mechanism.

So I intend to enjoy my winter festival, to eat and drink to excess (at least a couple of times), to spend time with family and friends and be grateful for the good things while giving myself a holiday from everything else.
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Al
Date: 2008-10-05 18:55
Subject: I'm not usually interested in casemods, but...
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Mood:cheerfulcheerful
This steampunk case is really rather cute, more interesting to look at than this and considerably less odd than this.
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Al
Date: 2008-04-20 11:04
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Work continues to be very busy, but we've got a lot done in the last couple of weeks and things are looking very good for our big software release next month.
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Al
Date: 2008-03-24 00:50
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Mood:happyhappy
A very pleasant break so far. In no particular order I have: been shopping and bought tasty food, washed the car, slept a lot, eaten tasty food, got my hair cut, fiddled about with computers and re-watched the first ten episodes of Chobits.
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Al
Date: 2008-02-01 21:13
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Mood:tiredtired
Back home for the weekend after yet another rather long week. I love the work, but it does leave me feeling rather weary!

It seems like ages since I last posted anything and not much has changed recently; apart from the Rover eating its engine and being sold on Ebay. With luck the purchaser will turn up this weekend to give me some money and trailer it away.
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Al
Date: 2007-12-16 16:25
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Mood:exhaustedexhausted
An incredibly busy couple of months at work. I'm really looking forward to taking two whole weeks off over Christmas.
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Al
Date: 2007-11-10 13:01
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Mood:happyhappy
Music:The cat snoring on my bed
Another, busy, busy, busy week, but the process is starting to come together and I'm now able to take what we've done and use it as the base for the scary amount of stuff that still needs to be done. :-)

Today I have mostly been tidying the house and phoning people I haven't spoken to in ages.
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Al
Date: 2007-11-05 22:10
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Mood:bouncybouncy
Music:Hirano Yoshihisa - Hiren
I'm now starting my fourth week of a new contract and I'm having a wonderful time! The company is a medium-sized startup with a neat product that already works and my colleagues are all really nice, bright, people. The only disadvantage is that it's just west of Swindon and means that I have to spend at least two hours a day driving, but it could be worse and I'm really looking forward to getting up and going to work in the mornings, so I'm not finding it too much of a problem so far.
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Al
Date: 2007-10-01 16:59
Subject: A couple of links
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What is the monkeysphere?

Analysis of classical statues reveals that they were painted
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