fan on the CPU of my server at home gave up the ghost last night so I had
to shut it down. At least I don’t need it anymore to get a connection out
from my house. I s’pose I shouldn’t complain, it’s only a cheap Celeron heatsink
and fan combo and it has been running continuously for about 3 years. It’s
a pain though. I’ll not have time to go and find a replacement before Christmas.


seems I totally forgot about the visitation from the British Gas technician
yesterday morning and found a card pushed through my door on the mat when
I got in. This is the thrid time I’ve either forgotten about the Gasman or
postponed the visit. I wish they could visit on a non-work day and also schedule
the visit within a reasonable period after the notification or the phone
call.. I don’t call 4-6 weeks a reasonable period, it’s far too easy to forget
about in that time.

I didn’t get a great deal of sleep last night. I woke up and went to the
loo at about 1:30am and then found that I couldn’t get back to sleep. I had
strange thoguhts about model railways which wouldn’t go away. I finally got
back to sleep around 4:30.

Surprisingly, I’m reasonably ok today, mentally.