20th June, 10:58 am Jun 20th

Well, I haven't posted for ages. This is for a number of reasons. I didn't post on Thursday because nothing had happened. I didn't post on Friday, Saturday or Sunday because I wasn't online (gasp). I didn't post yesterday because I forgot. So here I am. We've got a lot to catch up on.

Friday's plans to spend the day in London were largly thwarted by Chris when he had to do some emergency cover work in the morning (which I foolishly agreed to help with). Nevertheless, we made it to see Counting Crows at Wembley arena. Of the three times I've seen them this year, this was the best gig by far. They even played my favourite track, Kid Things, the hidden track from their latest album. Great stuff.

Saturday saw me buying a new stereo on impulse. Although I have an extensive CD collection, I have never, to date, owned a CD player. I chilled on down to my local Dixons, before realising that Dixons isn't the best place to buy anything. After a quick re-think, I headed to Tempo in the retail park. After much deliberation (and haggling) I bought a nice little Sony thing. I'm very pleased with it so far and it's great (that is, after my girlfriend figured out how to turn it on).

On Sunday night, we ventured out for dinner, to a Mongolian resturant in town. I'd been there once before but none of my friends had. It was some of the nicest food I've had and it's likely i'll describe it to you in the weeks ahead. Suficed to say that we'll all be returning there again. I'd give you the URL, but they don't have a site (god forbid).

After playing about with file transfers and massive downloads, I finally burnt a linux Redhat CD on friday, ready for installation on the new linux box today. Grendal has now finished installing it and hopefully it will stand up to some rigerous HTTP testing, but that's a job for tomorrow. Today the new RAID tower arrived at work. 250GB of raw storage space. Hopefully it wont take 2 days (over 48 hours) to format like the last, ill fated one did). By the time you read this I hope most of my desktop crap will be living on the Barracudas across the room (high hopes). I have spent most of the day (at work) assembling furniture. Much fun. Don't you hate self-assembly furniture that doesn't have pre-drilled holes? I do.

Finally my package from Think Geek has arrived. I ordered it 18 days ago on express delivery (expense, expense) and it's only just turned up. I suspect that the evil facility in which our office is based has been harbouring it for some time though. Anyway, I've got my new mug (see pic) and T Shirt (which I shall be wearing tomorrow) as well as the O'Rilley mySQL book. Been wanting to read that. I'm thinking about adding a ThinkGeek 'new products' craplet to the site, using their XML product list. That's one for the weekend :::)

This was posted on Tuesday 20th June, 2000 at 10:58 am Pacific.

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