Archive - Jan 2004
Ladder Theory. I think I understood the principles behind Ladder Theory, but it's nice to see it crystalised like this. It's quite a funny read too.
...until I fly to Canada - oh I can't wait for two months of skiing my nuts off...
They're making me work before I get on holiday. A whole world of computers and software to bring into service, and then moving it all a mile across town to a new office. Actually, moving an office is a great time to meet all kinds of people that you might not meet - electricians, fitters, movers... it's all good (but incredibly knackering).
He's very cool - and (I think) the first baby I've ever held. Takes a bit of getting used to...
I just heard I'm an uncle. Congratulations to my sister and her husband, a boy of 6lbs (name TBA), born 7am this morning. Welcome to the world, Coofer-Nephew!
A comment from 'robert' (aka Knoby) tells us that Flight Sims cause terror alerts in the US. The Register also reproduces the story about how the FBI have been saying "beware the almanac". This sounds to me like a subversive attempt to dumb down the American public - an uneducated populous is unlikely to question the (educated) government. Avoid education: It shall avoid ye terrorism (except it has already caused goodness knows how much of it).
Let me know if any of the words in that were too long or difficult for you.
The Oyster Card is really good. I got mine over Christmas, and so have just been able to start using it. An incredibly convenient way to travel on the tube - No more standing in the queues fumbling for change or dealing with the grumpy bloke in the ticket office. There are downsides though...