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I've been tinkering with RT in recent months and have found it to be.. interesting. Still haven't managed to do all that I want to do (dependencies in Scrips for one, firing Scrips independent of a transaction event etc). RT/FM is also interesting. Hadn't seriously considered WikiWiki for an internal site before.

Should redo the mechanics of the internal site to be presented via RT/FM, but keep the source data as the text files and overlay the search features + wikiness. More code tinkering.

mbp sent my pics of his latest motorbike, and I got my bike inspected and judged roadworthy after 5 months of non-use. Hadn't noticed that I'm nearing a round-trip on the Odometer, although I only account for ~30,000km of it.

20 Feb 2002 (updated 22 Feb 2002 at 16:38 UTC) »

On certification, Advogato could do with a 'Knows' level, between Observer and Apprentice (?). For instance, I know bjf, but I cannot rate his coding ability as I simply haven't seen suitable samples. This is also relevant on time, ie, should you rate on someone's ability many years ago (back when he was a young thing asking the elders of Humbug obvious questions), or what they are/could be doing now (well, for one, the moment you stop agonising about relationships, you'll find yourself in one).

You've also got differing ideas on ability. As an example, my wizzbang electronic weather station paniced last night warning of a large storm approaching. Local airport's weather beacon didn't think it was worth mentioning, apart from 'Low clouds, no significant change'. ( At a guess, the MLC beacon would have declared it to be red-flash, white).

Self-rating is also a two-edged thing of extreme sharpness. You've got your own conceit (I am a Coding God!) vs humble appraisal of your own abilities (I can't get past Hello World). No easy answer there. Wonder how you'd rate someone behind one of these ?

It rained today. Depending on the type of weather that you're used to, this could mean anything between a gentle shower to the stereotypical artic gale. The Spontaneous Para-Causal Meteorological Phenomenon of Douglas Adams fame would probably classify it as #72: 'Torrential drenching lasting not more than 20 minutes'. 2 metre visibility, hail, sleet, wind, buckets and other assorted trash flying at you.

Rivet Counters will probably point out that the above numbered classification is incorrect. Yes, and Hoch tlhaQ soHDaq

I was informed today (actually on Friday) that seating for my next trip in mid-march could not be managed. In economy. Hope you don't mind flying business instead. Gee, does it look like I mind flying in comfort and regaining my frequent flying points faster?

The Winter Olympics are on, and it seems that some events are being run by the 3 Stooges. Go figure.

So here we are with another superfluous diary system, where one of the objects appears to be to supply as many serendipitous links within your diary entry as possible.

I wonder how long I'll be able to adhere to this based on the age of some of the other accounts. ( Murphy's Law indicates that if any are linked to, they will become active again, thus invalidating the point of the link).

My immediate boss brought back The Official Bootleg Edition of the Army of Darkness (DVD) from his travels yesterday. Always a good reason for testing a data projector.

Of course, at this point I find that the definition of which HTML tags are accepted is broken. First entry and bugs found, what joy.

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