It's pretty near impossible to take it all in. I've been following the internet news coverage of the Indian ocean tsunami via the BBC's web coverage, the Wikipedia article, and various other sources linked off Google News. I've no TV, so I've not seen very much about it. Some amateur footage is available on the internet, of which I've seen one clip. I'm not sure I want to see any more. It's too upsetting.
Well, I finally went over to Industrial Research Limited and gave them a mildy re-written version of the talk I gave to the group here a wee while ago. It seemed to go well, and I only got myself confused once, which is pretty good seeing as I now insist on not working out what I'm going to say ahead of time. I always used to try to script things, but that just seemed to end up with me rushing through the material far too fast...
This has to be the quote of the day, sent to me by Sarah who saw it in an Edinburgh newspaper over the weekend (The Scotsman I presume?).
:"I was only given one piece of advice about women. 'A woman will forgive you if you try to kiss her, but she won't forgive you for not kissing her'." - Jimmy Carr.
Well, I thought it was about time I added some new photos to the site. It's not like I havne been taking gazillions of them recently or anything. Of course, the problem is finding the time to sort out which ones are the good ones and get them ready for uploading. The full set of new pics can be found in the November 2004 gallery. The one off to the right here shows a southernly view from Mt Victoria, and shows my latest rash purchase, a Giant Rincon mountain bike...
I have enabled email submission of pages. This is just a test to see if
it works. It's not publicly accessible, by the way, so don't bother trying!
So, firstly, I feel like I should apologise for the previous political ranting. Yes, I know it's more complicated than all that, and making out that the Republicans Are Evil doesn't really help. It all seems weird to outsiders like me, but lots of normal people must have voted for GWB, so there must be some logic to it. There may be a strong religious conservative community, but I can hardly believe they make up 50% of the population...