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Seems to me like 2004 has been the year of going digital for me. I retired my faithful filofax after around 11 years of service, having at one point believed I would never manage without it. This perception was wrong, of course – I wouldn’t manage without a system of writing down addresses, dates, notes, lists, etc etc, but it turns out that Palm devices hit the bill perfectly! Ebuyer are still doing the Palm IIIxe for around 30 quid, and it’s a fantastic little device, it does exactly what I want, AND I can play chess against it on […]

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Didn’t like the SX1 at all – was just big and clunky, and have got so used to the SonyEricsson interface that trying to get my head around the Siemens one just didn’t do it for me. I thought I’d like the whacky key layout too, but just wan’t really up my street. So – that’s gone on ebay (sadly didn’t quite make up what it cost me – lost about 30 quid, sigh), and instead I’ve got myself a K700i, which is an awesome phone. Does everything I want, without any fuss or bother or irritating little features (unlike […]

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It’s extraordinary how meetings just sap all your energy and mental capacity. I ended up in meetings all day today, and just find myself incapable of stringing more than about 3 words together coherently. (Typing this doesn’t count, as I can take 10 minutes between each word if I want!). Funny old day too – really low visibility due to nasty cold fog. Actually it was only early morning – had cleared up by about 9am. Haven’t had a really good fog for ages, and I do find them quite exciting. The paper was also predicting a mega-cold winter, with […]

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Another two films bite the dust – Girl with a Pearl Earring, and Cold Mountain. First was ok – nothing special, and not nearly as good as the book. Second.. well stunningly produced, but essentially a cross between a tragedy and the waste/inhumanity of war – not my favourite viewing. Loved Nicole and Renee in it though; they rocked!

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Phew – made it home after a holiday in the Dales. Stayed in the lovely cottage in Horton-in-Ribblesdale, which was marred only by Ben’s continuing illness. Still, he appears to be on the mend about now, which is great, and hopefully he’ll back at full speed when we’re both back at work next week. Anyway, point of this entry is that autumn seems to have happened while I wasn’t looking. We came back after only a few days away, and suddenly all the trees are red/golden, and there’s leaves everywhere! Of course, the scientist within knows that the hues are […]

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