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Expensive Day

  • Today has been a bit of an expensive day so far. Other than the £139 for the mobile phone, I’ve also a bought:
    1. A new haircut – £7.50.
    2. €40 ahead of my trip to Cork, which cost £28.something. Halifax charges me £1.50 on top of every transaction I make in foreign currency (including donations to overseas charities, such as the American Red Cross :-/ ) so I decided to get some comission-free cash before I went.
    3. A new camera case (to ensure that my new camera lasts a bit longer than my old one) – £8.99
    4. A mobile phone for my father – £45.98 for a Nokia 3120 from eBay. He has a rather old 3510 which he’s not too keen on, and the 3120 is a nice, uncomplicated phone. I’ll get this back off him at some point but I have a PayPal account and he doesn’t.
  • My Making the most of SpamLookup guide has now been made mostly obsolete due to the official manual now having quite a good guide. If you can think of any improvements to Six Apart’s manual, let them know as all of the sections of the manual have comments enabled. You will need a TypeKey account to post.
  • In case it wasn’t entirely clear, I’m at home in York this weekend. It means I’ll miss the hiking club’s 14 mile walk near Todmorden tomorrow but I should be back for the Sunday night curry.
  • Firefox 1.5 Beta 2 and Thunderbird 1.5 Beta 2 are both out. I’m using Firefox 1.5 Beta 2 here on my parents’ machine as an upgrade from 1.0.6 and it seems to be going well. As for my laptop, I’ll wait until the automatic update service is up and running to test that, since the upgrade from Beta 1 to Beta 2 of Firefox is only 700KB.
  • I have a cold. I think it’s the one that’s going around our office, but it means that my nose could put up a good fight with the niagra falls and my throat feels like someone’s rubbed sandpaper on it. I’ve had worse colds and this is the first one I’ve had in some time (so I’m probably due it) so I suppose it could be worse. At least it’s not ‘flu…
  • BT phoned me yesterday (before my mobile phone went for an involuntary swimming session) – the BT account is now in my name and should be reactivated within days. With a bit of luck, we really should have broadband in the next couple of weeks.

One Comment

  1. Woah, that does sound busy! A haircut here only costs £4.50 😀