John C. Kirk (johnckirk) wrote,
John C. Kirk
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Hmm, my email is continuing to have issues - stuff that's sent to my Golgotha address sometimes comes through immediately, and sometimes takes 6 hours or more. There are a couple of emails I'm expecting from Friday that still haven't turned up, so I don't know whether they've been lost in the ether... Anyway, if you've emailed me in the last couple of weeks, and I haven't replied, then I may not have received the message. I have a plan to fix this, but in the meantime best use my Kings address for anything important - I won't post it here, but you can phone me or whatever if you want it.

In other news, it was Picocon yesterday, which went ok. From my point of view, it was significantly more relaxed than the last two have been (since I wasn't running it this year).

I went swimming again today (and got some goggles). I got up to 500m (20 lengths), or at least I think so (I may be out by 2 lengths), so that's an improvement over last week. Since I was the slowest person in the "medium" lane last week, I used the slow lane today, where I was the fastest person - the whole fish/pond syndrome. Ah well. I need to figure out this front crawl business properly though - I know the theory (breathe out underwater, rather than keeping your face out of the water the whole time), but I had trouble putting it into practice. Maybe next week...

Incidentally, in my latest clear-out (not sure what the motorbike equivalent of a car boot sale is), a few new items. As usual, these are free to anyone who wants them. I have:

* Which Databank - much like the last one I got rid of, it's a personal organiser - a cross between a calculator and a palmtop (3 kb memory).

* Hands-free kit for Nokia phone - it came with my old 6210, but I don't know whether it would work with any of their phones.

* Belt pocket thing for a mobile phone (leather pouch that clips onto your belt). It's the right size for a Motorola 8800, so it's too big for my current phone - may fit other phones too.

Give me a yell if you want to claim any of these - first come, first served.

In other news, I see that people with free LiveJournal accounts can now pick up syndicated feeds. So, for any ICSF people who want to read Bob's journal, go to:
http://www.livejournal.com/syn/
type "bobrandom" (no quotes) in the "Account" box at the bottom, then click "Add feed". My ulterior motive is that the more people watch a feed, the "cheaper" it gets for each person :)
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