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Time passes

In which FP gets self-reflective


Well, that was August, then.

I’m not sure why I seem to lose interest in writing here every few months. It happens, though: things pass me by and I don’t have anything to say about them. Things have happened, yes, and I’ve ranted about them to people, but the rants haven’t made it into words. Not yet, at any rate.

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Quiet

In which we go back to when FP was born


Not much has been happening to me this week. Which is possibly the wrong way of looking at things: just the same number of heartbeats have happened, but for some reason I haven’t thought them notable.* Maybe I’m not paying enough attention to them.

The other night we settled down to watch a retro-Doctor Who series, from the Tom Baker era,** and reading the back of the box I realised that the first episode was originally broadcast on the day I was born. Strangely, it made me feel suddenly younger.

* at least, not the heartbeats I can write about on a site like this.

** The Invasion Of Time, if you were wondering

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Quiet round here, isn’t it

In which nothing happens, at least not in public


There is an explanation, but I’m not entirely sure you’d believe me if I told you. Normal service to be resumed next week; have a nice weekend.

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Sound of Silence

In which there is no space to say anything


I did have a lot to say, but no time to say it in. Maybe I should rethink this whole “posting every day” idea.

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Friday Feeling

In which FP has nothing to do, so does something productive instead


I was rather glad when I got up this morning and saw Diamond Geezer‘s Friday Puzzle. I was worried there wasn’t going to be much to do today, and here was something to keep me occupied. In the event, though, not only did I have plenty to do, but the puzzle wasn’t that hard to solve after all.*

When I did have spare time in the office, I kept myself busy by geeking out a bit: taking retired Windows servers out of the spares cupboard and installing Gentoo Linux on them instead. When they’re ready and hatched, I can put them back on the network, carrying out small-but-vital jobs, slowly making the network more reliable** and easier – for me, at least – to look after.

* and I was annoyed that I didn’t manage to think of a cunning trick to solve it; I just brute-forced it, trying potential solutions until I found a complete one.

** It doesn’t sound like old about-to-collapse computers would make the network more reliable; the reliability comes from having lots of them, doing different jobs, to minimise your points of failure. It would be nice to have a similar number of top-of-the-range machines, but there’s no reason not to use the free ones in your store cupboard too if you’ve got them.

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