From tomorrow until 7 April, I’m going to be in England.
I’ll still be checking my email using a combination of my iBook, Bluetooth, my Sony-Ericsson T610 mobile phone, a Virgin Mobile pre-paid SIM card and a FreeUK dial-up account. I hope I don’t get as many Mydoom virus emails as I have over the past couple of days, or it’s going to cost me an arm and a leg (metaphorically; I don’t believe that Virgin accept body parts as payment yet... nor virgins, for that matter...).
It won’t have any effect for at least a month, which means that it won’t help me this time, but I’ve registered my UK mobile phone number with the Telephone Preference Service, making it actually illegal for telemarketers to call me on that number. They ask you to specify your main reason for registering; I chose “other” and wrote “visceral hatred of telephone marketing”. Pretty unambiguous, I think.
I’m particularly looking forward to attending the recording sessions for the fantastic BBC Radio 4 topical comedy The Now Show on Thursday night. I listen religiously every week, so I’m especially excited to see it live.