I had a nice weekend though. I didn't get any gardening done (too cold), but I did make it to Oxfam, where I met a new volunteer; an education journalist, currently doing a PhD in education at Brookes who was completely and utterly ignorant of what roleplaying was (not necessarily surprising) and what a blog was (surprising). I can't believe that there are still people out there who don't know about this stuff. Particularly journalists!
Sunday was, of course my lunch with Niall, which came out very well and was a jolly good idea, in my opinion. Much sitting around chatting was done, the food came out very nicely, we had lovely desert, it was all good. I tried (but failed, again) to explain why I like Sex And The City to them. Maybe I should have a go on here some time. Am I the only person I know who likes the show?
I've been trying to write some tutorials for embedding, as per my goal, but I'm not getting anywhere. I'm finding it pretty hard to strike the right balance of information. I don't want to go into too much detail (partly because I don't want to give actual example code for every embedding method) but then I find myself thinking that anyone who can actually use the information I'm giving them and turn it into actual code would have been able to get to that point without my help. Perhaps I'll just go back to the S2 embedding stuff and leave the other bits to lie fallow for a while.
In other news, I may not have managed to get my Treo yet (March is the latest word...) but Alex spotted a VoIP phone for £30 on a site called FireBox so I'll be setting that up soon. It uses Skype, which I (as yet) know nothing about - anyone on my friends list connected to VoIP?
Oops. Wrote this yesterday but forgot to post it. Did have a quiet night in and am feeling a bit better. Am also on Lemsip this morning.
Also, while cycling to roleplaying I ended up thinking about climate change in a rambly way which can be summarized thusly:
1) Climates change. All the time, and in response to all the organisms on the planet as well as random other stuff.
2) Given (1) we should be thinking about (a) how the climate is changing currently, (b) whether it will make life better or worse for us (n.b. things like bio-diversity are benefits to us in this type of broad, species wide calculation) and (c) how we can influence/change things to be better for us.