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Friday, 6 July 2007

a week gone.. a weekend ahead..

It's been a very very busy week at work - I feel like I've achieve a few bits, though, which is something of a relief. A very strange aspect of the week has been the commute, though. Over the past few days, I've been arriving at work up to twenty minutes earlier than average (in fact, sometimes I don't get in until ten past eight!) but the journey home has been extended by upwards of half-an-hour. This may well simply be because they've narrowed the northbound traffic to three lanes between junctions nine and ten, but it goes to show how much a change like that can make!

More news about Luton that came plopping into pRSS Reader on my iPAQ earlier was that it seems that the runway extension project has been halted. BBC News reports it here, and it's interesting to see how London Luton Airport puts a positive spin on it.

In many ways, I'm quite pleased that the runway's not going to be replaced (funny... I thought it was only going ot be extended..?) since it will contribute in some small way to reducing the amount of aircraft pollution. However, how it might affect Luton's job market is another question.

I've been struggling all week with the rather excellent (in theory!) Make Your Mac an ISP guide. I've reached the stage of trying to install postfix, but it seems to be missing a library from somewhere. Unfortunately, the forum seems to be broken, so I can't even ask for help there... any Linux/BSD experts out there willing to give me a hand?

Still, I can forget about it for the weekend, since I'm off to the Hampton Court Flower Show with Mother tomorrow, having won tickets in a competition on the inspiring Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast. We're hoping to go to Cassiobury Park on Sunday afternoon - so I'm praying for the sunny(ish!) weekend that has been predicted.

No pictures or audio on this blog entry, I'm afraid.. I was going to post the first couple of 'jam' recordings I've made on my H4, but they're not terribly good. Practice makes perfect, though, eh? I've also done some work on a few sketches that might be featured in The North South Divide episode 8 (we've got number 7 pretty much laid out.. just need to get down to finishing the writing and recording it!) so it's not all been work, sleep and fiddling with the Mac!

(I got a text from Mary today saying that if you type Bexhill Colonnade into Google Images, Lenni and Chris turn up in the second photo! Now that is why the internet's cool.)

Posted by james at July 6, 2007 9:43 PM

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