Friday, September 29, 2006

the journey begins...

Thursday, September 14, 2006

back from the 'garve

so my old laptop got a knock in the trip to portugal and is in for data recovery* at the moment.

*i.e. it's too old to cost effectively repair it, so grab what you can from the hard drive and sell it off for parts

the aluminium lining to this cloud is that i have been saving up for the past few months to buy a new laptop. immediately before we flew to portugal, i was engaged in my virgin eBay auction to purchase said new laptop. while the actual process of buying a laptop from eBay successfully was a bit of a drama**, i am now the owner of one of these:

15.2 inch Powerbook, G4 1.67 GHz, 2MB RAM

which is a 15.2" Powerbook. i am very happy with it.

**i won the first auction, paid, got refunded, lost faith in the seller and bid on a second auction. first seller comes back to life and offers to re-sell, just as i win the second auction. refuse first seller and confirm second seller. transfer money to second seller and get refunded again. second seller requests funds are transferred to a suspected third party email address, which i do. second seller then goes incommunicado for a week. thinking i have run into a rogue seller, i slope back to bristol from my not-so-relaxing-after-all-holiday to find new laptop on my desk at work as requested. i smile and praise god.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

on hols

am in portugal (the algarve, near a lovely little town called silves (pron. sill-vsh)).

it is hot.

mrs hope and i are not up to much at the moment, but 'the not much' is more than enough to keep me from blogging.

will be back at work next tuesday, and you can be sure the blogs will start flowing. human nature, eh?