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Showing posts from January, 2005

UK beckons... for 2 weeks anyway

Today is my last day before I go off on a well-earned break in the UK, to catch up with friends and family, and breathe some fresh air at last. The nearest I can get to fresh air in Malaysia is Frasers Hill, which is a lovely place to hang out for a weekend. The peace and quiet there is only spoiled by the ringing in my ears, I guess the KL soundscape has done that. So I am just spending the day tying up loose ends so that they don't come and hang me up with them when I come back on 7th February. It will be a smooth transition back to work - two days later it is Chinese New Year and Awal Muharram, which are national holidays in Malaysia. Nice! Great news about the Huygens probe over the weekend. It managed to land on Titan's muddy surface, and take some excellent pictures. Although some data was lost via human error (Doh!) the photos that have been published so far have been as exciting, if not more so, than last years Spirit and Opportunity missions. Let's see what m

Help out the victims now!

As a regular reader of Jeff Ooi's Screenshots , I found Anders Jacobsen's mention of his blog , referring to his efforts to raise money for the victims of the Asian tsunami. For every blog that links to his which includes the following links, he will donate US $1 to the British Red Cross. Excellent. Go on - donate now! International aid organizations: UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) United Nations' World Food Programme Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors without Borders ( donate! ) CARE International The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies UK/Europe: Disasters Emergency Comittee (DEC) - comprises a raft of aid agencies, including the below and others British Red Cross Save the Children UK North America: American Red Cross Canadian Red Cross Save The Children Anders Jacobsen : Webloggers: Give to tsunami victims and I'll give too!

Thoughts for 2004

We have at last gone into 2005, after what has seemed to be the longest week I've known for a while. I had meant to blog on 31st, but our connection was down. 2005 will hopefully bring better times for us all, so I wish you all a Happy New Year!