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Thursday 9th January 2003: 3.50am. Let me begin with a "happy new year"! These past christmas holidays I think were some of the best in many years, probably because (a) I'm not the morose git of past christmases and (b) I spent a lot more of the two week break drinking. Actually, (b) is entirely because of (a) - a happier Niall is a more social Niall.
I am however sitting here in Madrid and it's already Thursday. My excuse could be that my throat is all swollen up with some infection and I've been sleeping a lot, given I have no energy from the infirmity. However, I think there is a substantial part of me that doesn't want to accept that the last nine months are finally over - oh, no one gave me funding by the way, so I have to go get a job now. Which really sucks.
Plan is I'll be in the UK 23rd January till the 11th February. It's a multi-purpose trip, from seeing friends and family to finding somewhere to live. And thereafter, well a week to ship parcels from here and in theory my tenancy should end end of February (speaking of which, I really must ring my landlord to tell him).
Right, well it's the first entry of the new year so as per tradition in this diary I shall now sum up my view of the past year's achievements:
The past year was no doubt an improvement over the previous dire years. It wasn't fantastic, but it sure wasn't bad either and one whose experience I wouldn't mind repeating. The coming year, 2003, is likely to contain a great deal of change for me especially with the moving countries thing and it'll be interesting to see how it pans out. If nothing else, I should have a day-to-day useable version of Tornado by this time next year and thus there's always the possibility of a limited binary release assuming I've got the patents. We'll see.
Right, time for a reboot and install of Mandrake Linux. I want to see what it's like . Until next time, all be happy!