Unfortunately it looks like January’s posts may have gone forever. The hard drive which held the backups is dead. I thought my backup system was pretty flawless but obviously not. Right now I’m pretty angry with myself as I like the continuous nature of my blog and now there’s a big gap in it – like I just vanished into a black hole for a while! If anyone happens to have a cached copy of the page from a week or so back I would be hugely grateful if you could send me a copy, even without images it would be great 🙂
If your wondering how the site is back up without a server then I should take this opportunity to thank AI Hosting for providing me with some space on their servers! If you’re looking for dead cheap hosting with good quality service look no further. They have a really useful admin interface which takes a lot of the hassle out of configuring everything and of course they have a much better connection than I ever had!!
As far as news from this week is concerned, up until Friday, it’s been a constant nightmare which I’m just glad is over! I’d love to know why everything which could have gone wrong technologically this week decided to do so just when I didn’t have the time to fix it! Last night I cooked quite a nice meal of lamb chops with roasted vegetables which turned out quite well considering I’d never cooked it before. The only mistake I made was touching the baking try whist it was in the oven resulting on a nasty burn on two of my fingers though luckily on my left hand!
Classic story on BBC News:
“Three German refuse collectors are to be sent on an Art Appreciation Course after accidentally taking down and incinerating a sculpture in Frankfurt, believing it was rubbish.”
I just love this sort of story as it highlights all that is so fitting about modern art – is it really art, and if so how do you appreciate it? In my mind a lot of so called ‘modern art’ is questionable at best, but then perhaps I just need to go on an appreciation course!
Here’s another article for the optimists out there:
“The universe is destined to end. Before it does, could an advanced civilisation escape via a “wormhole” into a parallel universe? The idea seems like science fiction, but it is consistent with the laws of physics and biology. Here’s how to do it”
Otherwise entitled, “What physicists think about over lunch”. Reminds me of the time I tried to test for parallel universes in my front room, can’t quite remember now if I actually found any!