Didn’t realise how slack I’d been on updating the blog; my apologies to everyone.
Had a very relaxing time in Egypt, nasty 2 hour delay on the way back which meant we arrived at Gatwick at 2am.
What have I missed? We had the London Marathon a few weeks ago, which we watched for a little while as it passes a few hundred yards from the flat.
We also went to Mez, a restaurant just round the corner on Manchester Road for dinner one night. It’s a Mediterranean-style place so lots of Middle Eastern dishes, all very good and excellent value. They even have a (very good) belly-dancer, although that can distracting if you’re trying to have a conversation and there’s a shapely lady jiggling all sorts of bits in your face. Not that I’m complaining or anything. Definitely recommend the place.
Work rolls along, causing me to work quite a few late nights recently. I’ve also volunteered to help out with the server maintenance on Urban75 in my spare time. That’s proving interesting as its using FreeBSD which I haven’t used much previously. So far we’ve upgraded the database, PHP and web server, but there’s a lot more to do besides.
I’ve picked up a few server bits from eBay, and from Mark at Exonetric in order to build a potential replacement for the ageing Sun Netra X1 that currently hosts this site. Still a way to go before I’ll have a complete system, but it gives me some new hardware to fiddle with.
I’ve also updated my MySpace page
Getting quite excited about the forthcoming Glastonbury Festival, but need to sort out a new tent (old one has a broken zip which will cost almost as much to replace as a new tent), and want to pick up a trolley so that Vic doesn’t have to carry anything on her bad back. Vic’s also booked us into a lovely looking pub quite close to the site so we can get in there nice on early on the Wednesday morning.
More news when I can think of what to write :)