The journey across went even worse than I had expected. In fact, I was quite happy sitting there in my own world (no, it wasn’t me driving) listening to an audio book, until something roused me.
I’m off to England tomorrow for Christmas, by car. In the back. The only thing that promises to make the journey bearable is my iPod full of audio books (my latest addiction). I’ll be working my way through the next two books of Larry Niven’s Ringworld series—it’s enthralling.
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Unfortunately, I’m sometimes unable to avoid having to use Microsoft products. Like all right-thinking people, I naturally abhor Microsoft. It’s not for their convicted-monopolist practices so much as their boneheaded corporate stupidity and incurable Not-Invented-Here syndrome and the fact that, even with their unparalleled human and financial resources, they just can’t get the simplest things right.
I spent most of today setting up a Jabber server for our company group.
I missed a call to my mobile phone this evening, and was puzzled by the prefix: +21. Never heard of that country! I thought. After some searching, I discovered that +21 is the international code for the Maghreb countries, and that +212 specifically is Morocco.
I’m looking forward to going to work tomorrow.
When I saw the headline, “University gets its own beer”, I instantly thought of my former educational establishment.
I have always found it irritating that some religious people insist upon the idea that the absence of belief in a god is also a religion. Such an inability to see things from any other frame of reference explains a lot, but it is also hard to counter.