The wet warm weather is back. I drove to Bristol on Monday in the most appalling weather. Windy and wet. This was just a day visit to check out the customers user acceptance system, making sure all the modifications had been correctly customised during the copy.
They should be going live in February with their upgraded system.
Arrived back quite late at 9.45 just to have supper and go to bed. What a coincidence, cottage pie for lunch in the canteen, and cottage pie back at home for supper. Ours though was traditional proper cottage pie made up from the left over roast from Sunday.
Will this cold weather ever stop? We have had -7C on our thermometer. The ponds are frozen, and the temperature has failed to rise above zero for days. Where has this global warming gone, or is it another con by our politicians and the green groups. If we are cold, then one assumes there must be a balanced hot area in the North. To me it does not seem right that all of Europe is cold, and that Canada is having a cold winter as well. Sea ice in the arctic was at a high this summer as well.
Typical of Putin to cut off the gas when it is cold. At least we have our wood burner, fed almost exclusively on hard wood. In this cold weather, how have the wind farms been doing. Oh not a lot, generating nothing. Cold weather comes with no wind. Seems to me a rather waste of money. Time the UK stepped up to the task and built more nuclear reactors. At least they work, look at France which generates 90% of their electricity with nuclear. It’s time something is done, even if it’s opening the closed coal mines and building more coal-fired powerstations before our lights start going out.
Talking about lights, we can not buy any more filament lights, at least the type you can see by. Another green con, and instead all the mercury from the new low energy lights will now go into landfill, polute the ground water and make us all brain dead. Maybe the EU and our Government want to us to be brain dead, so we just accept their dictacts without argument.
Another painless upgrade to my blogging software. I am now running version 2.7. Not sure what new features there are, except for the administrators panel which has changed. I know some, not to be named, who don’t like change, but I do feel this is a move to the better.
I bought myself a new toy. It’s a mobile phone, a Nokia E71. I have to admit I am really proud of it, and can’t let an hour go by without carressing its tiny keypad, and looking at the new messages that have arrived. [In other words, he’s become a technobore]
It has a GPS, and with google maps I can walk around the garden using the mobile to navigate with. [I can walk around the garden using my eyes]
It connects to the wirless wan as well as the mobile network, and has skype support and ipphone support. So I can make cheap or even free phone calls on the mobile, and receive phone calls from my IPphone number. It’s a video phone as well. There is the normal camera and a small video camera on the keyboard side to video me when I am making a call.
Of course it it web enable, so I can browse the web and email on the move. The email is always running, so I get little sound notifications when a new email arrives.
Finally I have discovered a wealth of applications which run on the phone. I was really impressed when I found ptty which runs on it. For those who don’t know, ptty is a secure terminal emulator, and allows me to logon to unix boxes in character mode and run basic editors. Sad I know but a great tool.
I really just love the build quality of the Nokia E71, the solid cold feel of the metal case of the slender phone. It was love at first sight. [Humph]