Monthly Archives: July 2005
As Hot As HEL

Yesterday was a little more productive. Finally got round to starting
merging irssi-text and irssi-snapshot into a irssi package. Need to do
silly little things like putting files into the right packages, and then
I can start merging some of the patches from 0.8.9-9.

Finland appears to be playing havoc with my hayfever. Typically I
forgot to being anything and the chemist was shut. A very nice lady
answered my plea for an anti-hystamine, but I don’t think it completely
prevented me feeling like crap. Also woke up to find that I’m being
eaten alive by mosquitos. Bastards. Weather should be 25C today, so a
few degrees lower than the last two days, but higher humidity. I was
expecting hot weather, but this is silly

Body scan machines to be used on Tube passengers

http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,20409-1686151,00.html

“But there will be huge civil liberties questions because you will have
to accept that people will see you walking round semi-naked.”

Mr Stringer said there were various techniques for protecting people’s
privacy.

“We can solve the modesty issue by overlaying the body with graphics
except for the area which causes concern.

“The computer can also be set only to show those people who are carrying
something suspicious.”

Eh?

One HEL of a hangover

Not too much done yesterday. Mostly bitching about the temperature
and faffing on irc. Last night was mostly spent drinking beer and
plotting world domination.

Scott, Phil and Vince do not look happy this morning.

In some kind of HEL

I’m in Helsinki. This is good.

I’m awake. This is not so good

Left Laura’s flat yesterday at 1pm and proceeded to visit pretty
much every bomb site via the northern line, to drop her off at Euston so
she could return to her parents and then on to Paddington by bus to meet
Robot101. Rather surprisingly we managed to meet up without too much
hanging around and then catch the slightly slower, but much cheaper
Heathrow Connect. The train is on the departures board as being to
“Hayes & Harlington. Also stops at Heathrow.” despite
heathrow being beyond Hayes. It might as well have added “but don’t tell
any one”. I suspect Heathrow
Express
might have words if they advertised
going to Heathrow too much. I really don’t think it is worth paying
14.00GBP over 9.50GBP for the ten minutes less it takes for the non-stop
service.

Met up with various other people at Heathrow consisting of Scott James
Remnant, Steve McIntyre, Rob Taylor, Phil Hands and Simon Kelley. Flight
delayed by 25 minutes, although it was about 18:40 befre we actually
took off. Arrived in Helsinki around midnight, only to find it doing
some impression of dusk. Surprised to be met by Jesus and other locals
so we didn’t need to work out the busses, even though various people had
been organised enough to print out the lovely photographic guide to
HUT.

It’s now 8am localtime so time for breakfast. It has no right being
this bright, this early in the morning.