John C. Kirk (johnckirk) wrote,
John C. Kirk

Hmm, well, it looks like the trip to Germany may not be feasible after all. I've had an email back from my project supervisor saying that there are project demonstrations "sometime toward the end of September", which I will need to be around college for. Shame about that, but never mind.

Yesterday was quite productive - spent lots of time fiddling with my server, and I've now got it to send out emails again. For the last year or so I've had to use Outlook Express to send outgoing messages, and Outlook/Exchange to store emails, so now I can use the latter for both, which is quite nifty. Techie details are available on request, but essentially I conned the computer into thinking that there are two networks in our flat, rather than just the one :)

Been off swimming again this afternoon, and got up to 24 lengths (600m) today. Which is good, but tiring. I still haven't got my technique sorted out properly for front crawl, so I'm thinking about going along to the adult swimming lessons that they're running on Saturday mornings (starting next week, for 6 weeks altogether). It seems a bit silly, as lots of it will be redundant, but in the long run it's probably more effective than me splashing around on my own.

In the wake of swimming, I slumped in front of the TV for a while, to watch "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (thanks to Virgin's "2 DVDs for 20 quid" sale). Very much an 80s film (some bits seem quite dated now), but it's entertaining.
Tags: computers, films, postgrad, swimming

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