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Unpacking my office stuff, had a little epiphany. All those installation guides and user manuals with Important Information written on the front are lying to me. I didn't read the contents, there's no need to pay attention to the cover, so I don't need to keep it. I've been lugging this stuff around for years like a twit.
Still suffering from conference-fatigue. It really is good fun, but it's bloody hard work. As I was up for ACCU chair, and with no realistic prospect of it not happening, there were lots of extra little meetings and chats and things to do in between times, while also finishing up the final Family Fortunes closer. That actually went pretty well, especially once Ewan took over from me, right up until I cacked up the scoreboard. (This probably only makes sense if you were there, I'm not even going to attempt to explain.)
Back at Higgins Heights in the evening, immediately went to a party. As was still in conference mode, was able to drink and talk and stay up until rather later than I really should have. Would probably have slept in very late on Sunday had the Bean not, very kindly, woken me at 6 o'clock.
Still unpacking the office, wondering where the next bit of work will come from, and fretting about my first "From the Chair" for the ACCU journals.
Jolly good show for taking the chair, and thanks for the family fortunes, I had to split half way through but it was good clean fun!
Ain't Google remarkable. I'd completely forgotton about the Harris, Swabey, Higgins paper. In fact, I'm not sure I've seen an actual print copy of either of the above.
I actually have no idea why my name is on that paper. I have some vague recollection of possibly going over the analysis with Debbie, but I'm really not sure. I'm pretty certain she was the one who put my name and Morsey's name on the list of authors though, so hurrah for her. Franchi's name would go on because he was her supervisor, and Colin's name because he was head of department and oversaw everything. Such is the way of universities.
I think I may have another publication somewhere, sort of. El Morso and I did the first, I believe, deuterium/hydrogen analysis of the lunar regolith, in 1994. Colin (that's Pillinger C. T.) was at a conference while we ran the experiment (which took around 18 hours) and we phoned the results to him at about 8 in the morning, which he announced later the same day. Happily, or not depending on your point of view, our result confirmed that the solar wind is exactly as it was predicted to be. Hurrah for us, and hurrah for the solar wind.
So we moved. New place is top. Phones are now working. Email would be working, but I am in Oxford at a conference so that won't be sorted until I get back on Saturday.
In other news, Hal did a poo on the loo.
emacs -batch -f batch-byte-compile *.el
It's half past two and we still don't know if we are moving on Friday.There is a strong possibility that Telewest can't come and reconnect us for 10 or 12 days after we move. That means no incoming phone or email until whenever they do. If you are seized by the urge to contact me, call me on my mobile phone. Except you probably don't know the number, because I don't normally use it, in which case ask Pete.
When we moved house last month we were without broadband for two weeks, fortunately one of our new neighbours had conveniently left their wireless network open
(It was fun to watch the police drag him from his house as he protested his ignorance of certain downloads.)
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