h2g2 on Front Page!
Posted Nov 26, 2003
We're directly linked from http://www.bbc.co.uk/ for a while - the 'Communicate' box, to the right of 'About the BBC', reads:
Your thoughts, your views
Whatever the subject, you'll find someone talking about it on *h2g2*, the guide to life, the universe and everything. "
Those stars denote the link, which appears all bold...
Come to Oxford!
Posted Oct 2, 2003
For those of you not already aware, there's going to be a Meet in Oxford in November. The details you'll no doubt already be waiting for are over at A1291835...
Posted Aug 1, 2003
I've just returned from my holdiay in the sunny Dordogne!
I've been parting with my € like anything as I have done all the travelling myself, separately to my family.
Yesterday I was up at 0430 to catch a train from Brive to Paris, then the Métro across the capital to CDG airport, where I then had to wait 2 hours before I could check in and then another 3 in the departure lounge because I was early.
Once on the flight, we were told that our nasty airline snack couldn't be served because a member of the crew had got injured on the way over. I was, therefore, ecstatic when presented with a £7.50 food voucher by BA to spend at Birmingham Airport before catching an onward train.
I was going to catch an old slow train to Coventry, but did the whole journey in eight minutes thanks to a (delayed) Virgin West Coast train. And yes, it was a shiny new Pendolino jobbie. Comfortable, air conditioned!
You'll understand why I made such a big deal of the air conditioning in my next journal entry!
Posted Jul 17, 2003
I'm posting this from Terminal 2 of Birmingham International Airport. It's 5:45am and the airline told me to be here two hours before my 0630 flight to Paris, then proceeded not to open check-in for over 50 minutes. As I live only 20 minutes from the airport, that's a lot of lost sleep.
On the plus side, I'm off to France!
I'll see y'all in a fortnight. Look after the place while I'm gone!
Posted Jun 30, 2003
OK, so I'm a bit belated in posting this, but just to let everyone know that I had a great time on Saturday at the London 2003 meetup!