July 28th, 2003

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Financial Times

There's a guy in the carriage reading the FT. You rarely see that here. It was a busy day at work, but not in the way I had expected. A person from Oracle spoke to us for two hours this morning, and I spent about the same amount of time this afternoon looking at card merchant issues. Not at all what I expected when I left this morning. Unexpected work issues are quite a rarity at the moment. So now it's on the train and home we go.
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Recent downloads

Getting a new pc working is a challenge. Prime95 was an early starter, along with mcafee and zonealarm. They are pretty much essential, as are the latest Real and Acrobat. But we have just discovered that Radio Four is available in audio on demand. Wonderful! Other programs are e-sword.net's bible software and a 3d Star Wars game David wanted. But to hear Today, Just a Minute, The News Quiz and similar again thrills us. Well done, BBC, another winner!
  • Current Mood
    Still very fond of Radio Four
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it

Listening to the Today programme. News on the hour, headlines at half past, with racing tips. What the papers say at twenty to, Thought for the day at ten to. No discernible change in over twenty years. The same with Just a Minute: it still had Clement Freud and Nicholas Parsons. Conservatism. That's the BBC for you. At least you still recognise all the shows.
  • Current Mood
    Still very fond of Radio Four