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Monday, June 10th, 2002

As an example of my new teeny camera, here’s a picture of my desk at work.

My Desk
My Desk

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Monday, June 10th, 2002

It’s my 30th birthday today. Kind of bizarre. But I’m having a good time – my brother David came over from London last Thursday and will be here for another week. It’s his first time here and I think he’s enjoying it, we had a good weekend zooming around town.

But most importantly, what did I get today? My dad got me the Godfather DVD box set which is fantastic, I’m really looking forward to watching all of the movies with the commentary and everything. Emma got me some really nice clothes from Banana Republic – unfortunately it was too warm this morning to be wearing long trousers but hopefully tomorrow will be cooler. Her parents got me a really cool corkscrew, which is encouraging me to open a bottle tonight. My mom gave me a great present – she put together a photo album of my life (so far) from age 3 days to my wedding almost 2 years ago. There are plenty blank pages at the back for me to add new things too. David gave me a very cool picture frame, and continuing the photographical theme, my brother Richard gave me a teeny ickle camera which is just great fun. Can’t believe how small it is, and it has surprisingly good quality. So I’ll hopefully be posting a lot more pictures on this website, coming soon.


Wednesday, October 3rd, 2001

I upgraded my home machine to Windows 2000 on Monday night – it (the PC) is two and a half years old now, and had been on Win98. All generally fine, and I suppose it had done quite well – I’d never had to reformat the drive or reinstall the OS. However, lately things have been crashing more than usual, especially Hotmail for some reason (Emma thinks that the computer is jealous of her and hates her). So it was time for a change.

I have to say I’m very impressed so far. At work I had the same upgrade done a couple of months ago – I guess I use quite intensive applications here, and 98 was crashing four or five times a day which was not good. Since getting Win2000 it hasn’t crashed once which is excellent. However I was nervous about running the upgrade myself at home, with no access to a helpdesk. But it all went well on the whole. I liked that it produced a report saying what may cause problems, and then told me that it would do its thing for 70 minutes, so I could go and cook dinner. It’s also running much better, faster and stabler than before, especially using MS Money. I think even Emma likes it more. However I should have read the report more closely – there are a couple of things which it said may be a problem and should be uninstalled under Win98 before upgrading which sure enough are not working right now and I can’t get rid of them. Me and my impatience. If anyone’s reading this and knows how to uninstall in these kinds of situations, let me know.