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Friday, 1 June 2007

detox (ish!) and in-blog entertainment

First off.. Woo! The inventor of MyChingo left a comment on my blog! And a very informative one it was, too. The internet is a remarkable networky thing (although I still haven't bothered with Facebook. Yet...)

Speaking of which, I've had a few links sent to me of late that I thought would be nice to share...

June has started - so it's time for me to begin a month of caffeine and alcohol (why not, eh?) free existence. I've had a bit of a headache today, which isn't unexpected, since I do enjoy coffee, but I daresay it'll subside over the next couple of days...

I spent the middle part of the day at Dad's, helping him with a few bits on the computer. I needed to replace the soundcard because the old one didn't pick up the mic well enough for IBM ViaVoice (a remarkable piece of software), and to install Skype to enable him to make free calls to friends abroad. It's beginning to reach the point where I'm battling against the ancience(!) of Windows 98... finding drivers was tricky, but it's becoming more the case that software's only being designed for use on Windows 2000 and XP. The latest version of Skype successfully installed (which was a surprise in itself), but it sounded horrendous... I eventually settled on version 2.0, that I downloaded from the excellent oldversion.com, and it seems to be performing OK...

This afternoon we spent a little time in the sunshine (we need the vitamin D3, especially with all the rain we've been having) at the local park... tomorrow there'll be a fête there, during which Eleanor's pre-school will be singing for us, and we're hoping to attend the open day at the recycling centre in the afternoon.

A busy, interesting weekend ahead, then.. I'll be sure to keep you posted!

Posted by james at June 1, 2007 8:52 PM

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