Copenhagen…

I’ve got a single day to do Copenhagen before I have to start working tomorrow. The local tourist office recommended a 3 hour route round the city, which I did this morning. I’m going to spend this afternoon checking out some of the stuff off the main route.

So far the weather has been bright, but very cold. The wind is cold enough to take your breath away. I must be a wimp because I’ve seen a few women walking round in tshirts. πŸ™‚

Cheers

Tim…

Webserver upgrade woes…

My hosting provider did an upgrade of server hosting my website a couple of days ago. Since then I’ve been getting an intermittent “HTTP/1.1 200 OK” message on screen, accompanied by a bunch of HTML tags. After a couple of refreshes the page appears normally, so it’s not a total right-off, but it’s very annoying.

If you’re having trouble with the site I’m very sorry, but there is nothing I can do. I’m not sure how long it’s going to take for the support guys to look at this because they are currently upgrading everyone else’s Linux hosts also. I suspect they are going to ge increasingly busy as the day goes on. πŸ™‚

Cheers

Tim…

Reaper Man, Witches Abroad and Small Gods…

It’s a while since I mentioned any books, so I thought I’d get myself up to date…

Reaper Man – Death takes a holiday and chaos ensues. Death is my favorite character in the Discworld series, so I really enjoyed this one.

Witches Abroad – Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick have to go “abroad” do some “fairy god-mothering” to make sure a few fairy tales don’t end they way they should. These three characters work really well together as they are all so different. The funny thing is 4th fro last sentence is, “There’s a billion places like home. But only one of ’em’s where you live.”, which seemed really appropriate as I was reading it whilst feeling totally at home in Vienna.

Small Gods – What happens when people worship the politics and process of their religion rather than their God? Answer… Their God becomes a one eyed tortoise who can only be heard by the last person who actually truly believes in him. A very funny book with more than a hint of truth in parts.

That’s 13 books done and I’m still only 1/3 of the way through…

Cheers

Tim…

My Vienna Experience…

I’m home now and I’ve had some time to reflect on the whole Vienna experience…

I enjoyed the teaching, and was surprised how relaxed I felt. I expected to get nervous, but felt really calm through it all. It’s very difficult to get 13 hours of material across in 2 days. I know it’s not practical, but I’m sure these sessions would be easier for the attendees if they were 4 mornings rather than 2 whole days…

I mentioned before how much I liked Vienna. On the morning before I left I did some more sightseeing, and even though the weather was dull and wet I was still very glad to be there. If I was a bit younger and a bit less set in my ways I would seriously consider working in that neck of the woods for a while to get a true feel of the place.

Next stop Denmark…

Cheers

Tim…