December 31st, 2006


Pet hate

I have many pet hates, of course, but this one's just come to mind again: people changing their email address faster than... I was going to say "underwear", to signify a rapid pace, but that's not right. I'll say, "the season" because, frankly, email addresses shouldn't expire that fast, damnit.

It's particularly annoying when you're involved with situations where people give you their email address for some kind of registration, and then the first time you attempt to contact them with it, the address is no longer valid. "Oh," they say. "Why do you have that address? That one's old." I have many qualities, but telepathy continues to be not one of them. And since I happen to be involved in a variety of situations where this registering happens, I run into this a lot.

"But I get so much spam," they winge. Well, don't type your email address into every sodding form that pops up on the web, then, and learn to deal with the spam you get. I've had the same email address for well over a decade now, and I cope. So should you. (And by you, Gentle Reader, I mean them, of course. Not you.)

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I've just spent the day reorganising the study, so that the desk is now against a different wall. We weren't keen where it was, since the door opened into the person sitting at the chair. The plan was to place it so that it looked out of the window. We'd even measured things, back when we had this idea, to make sure they'd fit. Not entirely sure what's happened to the local geography since then, but they don't. My theoryCollapse ). So, a quick re-design later, and it's now on the opposite wall, at the other corner of the room. We've managed to lose some flat wall space in this process, and also some nooks and crannies (there's a lot of crap left over that somehow fitted, this morning), but it's done. And I've managed to dust everything and make the printers more accessible, into the bargin.

Knackered now, though. Need a shower and a drink, in that order.
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