Thursday, July 26, 2007

At last

Well I'm on my way home after another long day at work. Nothing unusual there, however tonight was the last night for my evening part time class. And so ends the 6 months of 50 hours a week.

Unfortunately I have lots of students waiting to start the final part of their course, and this again will be in the evenings. At least this time it will be in shorter bursts of a couple of weeks at a time.

Maybe I'll get a chance to catch up on some things, like playing my bass etc.

We'll just have to see!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Rain, and more rain

Well finally I've got on a train. Lots of the track is flooded so huge delays. We considered grouping together and getting a taxi but other people had that idea and there was a massive queue and anyway, the roads looked really bad as well.
What a wonderfull summer. I just hope that the one good week of weather (I don't think we can expect more now) will line up with my camping holiday. I haven't worked 50 hours a week since Christmas for a soggy week campining the rain with bored kids!

I've just realised I'm typing this on my pda but my home wifi is broken, so I'm not sure how I'm actually going to send it.

Oh well - such is life !


Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Just to prove it can be done...

I am 'writing' this on the train using my mobile phone and gmail to
blog by email.
It's very slow and painfull to do!
Next challenge is to blog a photo straight from my phone.
Tim. C


Sunday, July 15, 2007

Broken blog

Well actually it's not the blog that's broken, it's my broadband connection.

It's all a bit weird - one modem says it can't connect as there is no dsl, the says all is fine, but still won't let me onto the internet. And at the same time the NIC in the PC has broken - thoigh I'm beginning to doubt even that fact - it's all very strange.

Hopefully soon I'll get chance to sort it all out. Until then it will be blog through whatever method I can manage - so likely to be short and (even more) infrequent!


Sunday, July 08, 2007

Failed 'Blog from the Park'

Well, I tried a new trick - a blog from the park.

I was sat in the sun, enjoying the music of Four Kornerz drifting across a park in Dorridge and I thought, "I wonder if I could blog from here?"

Option 1:
Use my PDA to blog by email - blog is written 'live' but published when I next get a WiFi connection. A tried and tested method, but I hadn't taken my PDA !!!

Option 2:
Email via the Google Mail software on my phone - excellent software, works live etc. But I couldn't remember the email address to send the blog entry to - that's in my PDA !!!!

Option 3:
Actually connect to through Opera Mobile on my phone. Again, excellent software and would be 'live'. This option was going fine, though I was struggling with the site navigation where the links were light blue on not quite so light blue on a tiny screen in bright sunshine. I nearly got there, but whilst deleting the parts of my post template that I didn't need (the theory being it's easier to delete than to create, so my template holds a variety of possible options) I held my finger on the clear button to get the auto repeat. Unfortunately, I think it carried on with the auto repeat even after the button's function return to its other function of back and it took me right back out of the web page. As it had taken me 15 minutes to get to this point I decided it was time to stop this sad geek trait and chill out in the sun as I was supposed to be doing !!

Option 4:
Write the blog on my home PC the day after - which is what I'm doing know.

However, after all that, it's going to be short as it's getting late and I have a long day tomorrow.

The summary of Saturday 07/07/07:

The event :
The Revolution Concert in Dorridge Park

The Bands Playing :
Four Kornerz - Excellent 5 piece band of 4 brothers + 1 excellent bass player.
29th Chapter - A Hip Hop Band - not my thing, but some of the Yoof seemed to like it "C'mon now BOUNCE BOUNCE BOUNCE" !!
YFriday - the headline band, the one everyone went to see.

The People :
4 Adults, and 10 yoof from our church, in a big minibus (that I was driving).

The Weather:
Excellent - and claimed by everyone. The Tour de France claimed they brought the good weather, as I'm sure did the British GP and that other small concert in the park - Live Earth, but we all know that God provided the sunshine for Dorridge on Saturday so that we wouldn't get covered in mud whilst listening to some great gospel music !!

Anyway, enough said for tonight, I must be off to bed.


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