juliet: Tiny baby shoot of rhubarb (baby rhubarb!)
I made half a cold frame!

This afternoon I have mostly been sitting on a train to Aberdeen. The train has free wifi which is awesome, and I have been a very good human being and proofed 6 chapters and written an article. Less awesome is the hour or so that we'll be late, and the fact that at present the bar is NOT OPEN, so my lovely & charming sister cannot fulfil her very splendid suggestion of getting something to drink. Rumour has it that it will be reopening soon.

Also the Battersea person came round today & I now have a card confirming that we have a suitable house to rehome a Battersea dog in. Hurrah.

Books!

May. 18th, 2009 01:32 pm
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I have finally sourced a functional (well; it'll do) book reader for the G1 Android. I have 24 days on a ship with no internet, followed by another 8 days on a ship with no internet, upcoming. At present I still have access to Project Gutenberg. These three things taken together point to an obvious conclusion. Thus: any recommendations for books available or potentially available on Gutenburg (i.e. first published around 70 yrs or so ago, I think) would be much appreciated.

ION: am having really very splendid time indeed in Melbourne. Also have head full of STUFF, what with upcoming departure & so forth. Obviously having a coffee this morning was therefore a perfectly fine decision, & has in no way led to me sitting in the corner of the cafe and twitching gently. On the upside, I have got in all the work that was due today/tomorrow, which was the purpose of the exercise. Thus: success! I may go and have a nice quiet lie down now.
juliet: (susan)
So far I have been keeping track of both deadlines & financial stuffs for the freelance thing in an Excel (well, OO) spreadsheet. This is becoming increasingly suboptimal. Does anyone have any recommendations for software (ideally available for Mac, though I'll accept other recs as I may be able to find Mac/Linux replacements) that does one or both of small-business/self-employment finances, and job/project tracking? Online options also considered.

Extra points for anything that can send me emails when things happen (invoice comes due, invoice isn't paid, deadline coming up: that sort of thing.)
juliet: (susan)
So far I have been keeping track of both deadlines & financial stuffs for the freelance thing in an Excel (well, OO) spreadsheet. This is becoming increasingly suboptimal. Does anyone have any recommendations for software (ideally available for Mac, though I'll accept other recs as I may be able to find Mac/Linux replacements) that does one or both of small-business/self-employment finances, and job/project tracking? Online options also considered.

Extra points for anything that can send me emails when things happen (invoice comes due, invoice isn't paid, deadline coming up: that sort of thing.)
juliet: (Default)
It turns out that the desktop + laptop + standard sets of software on the Debian installer are - quite large, actually. So, I have to reinstall the eeeeeepc for about the 4 millionth time this month[0], and it really needs to be kicked off tonight (for a different-article-related reason), and by god it's taking enough time. So here I sit, noodling on the interwebs instead of doing something useful such as writing my diary, or putting the sheets back on the bed, both of which need to occur prior to bedtime. Especially the latter.

The beer I carefully left in the fridge yesterday for just this purpose has done its job of bringing me down from my customary post-drama-class MASSIVE HIGH. It was a good evening - the little scene Manoj & I had to work up came out really well (plus the iterative process of generating it was in itself fun), and we did a character exercise which I accidentally made significantly harder for myself when my brain lept onto an already existing character that I'd been thinking about all afternoon. Also I then had to be her IN ACTUAL PUBLIC for 10 seconds, which was a bit alarming.

Anyway! I shall go be useful.

I leave you with a query borne of thinking about social interactions & some of my own beliefs about them and myself in connection with them. If someone makes a social offer to you - says "You should come over for coffee sometime", for example - is your first assumption that this is 100% genuine, or is it "they're probably just being polite"? Would you contact them saying "How about that coffee, then?", or wait for them to make a more concrete offer? Why/why not/etc?


[0] The perils of writing an article on netbook distros.

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