Friday, July 27, 2007

Changes and such...

Well, sat in the middle of nowhere in Cornwall. Well, maybe not the middle. I can see the middle from the windows just beyond the back of beyond...but you get the picture!

But they have broadband! Rather slow as at the end of the line but I'm not complaining. Can't get a mobile signal for love nor money though!

UPDATE: have a job. Not ideal. Pay could be better. But it will pay the bills for a while and it's permanent, Council. Doesn't quite fit into my Open Source ideals - Visual Basic and Oracle - but it would be hard to have such ideals if I don't have a house to plug the computer in!

SO hopefully stuff - ASL Stuff - can start up again. Have to wait until the beginning of August when I get back home and job may not start until 1st September. They need to do CRB checks etc. so hopefully nothing in my murky past will come back to haunt! :-)

Main thing is that hopefully I can get to Bournemouth now. Work permitting of course.

Back again soon.


Tuesday, July 17, 2007

What's happening...

Well, all attempts to keep this updated for a while have failed. My ASL gaming time has dropped to zero as I devote time to finding a job. My regular opponent has called round twice for a game and both times we just ended up chatting and never actually getting the counters out! I'm away for two weeks from Friday so it's going to be next month at least before we even try and play again.

VASL has gone as well. I've been playing through the Operation Watchtower scenarios with Aaron Sibley. We've had some great games but this too has stalled. I'm still hoping to make Intensive Fire in Bournemouth in October but it all depends on work. If I have a job I may not have the time. If I don't have a job then I won't be able to afford it!

I've even cut down on the ASL forums. Most of the posts aren't worth the effort anyway - harsh I know :-). But I just can't seem to get interested in it at the moment. I've got various programming projects I want to try - a SASL extension for VASL, a new eASLRB, some web stuff etc. - but can't motivate myself. I've just spent most of the morning reading the sections in time management and procrastination at

Things will get going soon, I'm sure but until then all life outside of Real Life is on hold...