- Climate diversity of Athens, Istanbul and Manchester is
a problem. BBC forecast has Athens between 9 and 20 C, sunny;
Istanbul 4 to 16 C, rainy; Manchester -3 to 9C, drizzly.
Have bought a M&S combi-coat thing. with a waterproof outer layer and a detachable liner which can also be worn as a fleece. While it may not be exactly comfortable, at least it provides many different options for discomfort.
- Gphone camera is crap, so I bought a
Canon Ixus 80.
Ixi got recommended last time I asked about cameras, so I didn't ask again.
Seems OK, apart from one annoyance where you need to take the battery out
to charge it.
Surprisingly it seems easier to use than a cameraphone: seems a lot less prone to camera-shake.
The December flickr pics are taken with it, but doesn't make much difference at those picture sizes.
- Playing the annoying snail-race game where I wait
to see if my 8GB SDHC
card arrives from Amazon before I leave. It's currently £9.59, including delivery,
What I would really like to do is walk into a physical shop and pay a moderate price premium, maybe another fiver on top, to get it into my hands right now.
Argos price: £48.89. Dixons was about the same.
This is why I am not crying a river for the frigging retailers and their "worst Christmas ever" and "wah wah wah the government should help us out" and "why oh why are our customers so reluctant to pay for our 400% markups."
- Oxford Street was pedestrianized. (Local M&S didn't have my size.) Still not fast progress, but makes it quite a bit easier to get around. Queues still pretty short, about the same as a normal Saturday, maybe a bit lighter.
- Have trimmed my RSS list a bit. Casualties so far:
- Area Trace No Search
- Boing Boing
- Burning our money
- naked capitalism
- Programming (reddit)
- Worse Than Failure
- Scientific American
- The Register
- Have got my Euros at the wincing exchange rate: seems to be getting near parity. Ordered the Turkish Lira, picking them up Tuesday.
- Still to do:
Update [2008-12-7 16:53:19 by TheophileEscargot]:
- Return DVDs
Buy Xmas presents Buy mini-shaving-foam (optional) Buy earplugs (optional, still have 2 pairs left)
- What have I forgotten?
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