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The life and times of james Hart: his family, his music, life in Luton and his occasional escapes onto the internet.

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Sunday, 23 October 2005

not for want of trying...

Loads to catch up on, but seeing as it's nearly bedtime, and I've left my laptop at work (which has lots of pretty pictures on) I'll probably keep this brief, and end up using bullet points far more than is necessary.

Fortunately, we're pretty much all recovered from a tummy bug that seems to have beset the family - I had to take Friday off work (something I really don't like doing, because normally it's because I'm in no position to be able to do anything at home) and Beth, Christopher and Lenni were laid low with it for much of yesterday.

Work's been a bit busy, too - I'll be listening to the Ken Bruce show tomorrow, since it's the first all-digital daytime show on Radio 2, and there have been plenty of other things to do, not least sort out a ridiculous amount of hard disk failures. OK, so RAID (often) contains the word "inexpensive" but it all starts to add up when lots stop working at once!

There have been enough days off, though, for the family to enjoy a St. Luke's Little Summer. Even now, the skies remain blue during the day, although the cold wind takes the heat away. My thoughts, therefore, go out to those on the Eastern side of the US, expecting Hurricane Wilma imminently.

I've been able to make a little music - just a bit of silliness really for a podcast I enjoy. I'll probably upload a version to the radio player when it's done...

In fact, Podcasts have kind-of taken over from my usual listening coming home on the coach; my current favourites (being most partial to all things British) are:

I'm still a bit keen to do a podcast of my own, but my blog entries take long enough (not least because I foolishly lose them on a fairly regular basis) so preparing and post-producing an audio version would require a little more investment in time than I possibly have at the moment.

For example, I'm trying to go swimming at least once a week, since the local pool is open until quite late on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays, but that, of course, depends on when I'm working. It's all part of an attempt to rid myself of the aches and pains that have bothered me for far too long. My GP seems fairly pleased with how I'm getting on, and if I can cut down on slouching and leaning over my desk to peer at my work monitor, I think I'll be right as rain by the time I get proper old!

Right.. best leave it there, really - my next blog entry will hopefully be a little more pictorial (including my favourite cameraphone photo in the nearly-a-year I've had it) and, er, internet-tastic.

For now, though, these are the things that have been entertaining me (and often Christopher):

Links of the, er, fortnight:

(there are many more, but they've escaped me for the time being! It's late...)

P.S. The car shenanigans continue... they've replaced the brain, but now one of the keys doesn't work and nor does the alarm. More on this tomorrow, I'm sure.

Posted by james at October 23, 2005 10:23 PM

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