Monday, January 17, 2005

Not only do I have a New Year's Resolution to run a role playing game in the middle of the year, I'm also getting ready for version 2 of Open Office which is a free or open source clone of Microsoft Office.

How will I do this? Well there are no free courses for Open Office but Learn Direct are doing free courses for MS Office and basic computing skills. So I've signed up for PowerPoint (presentation tool) and Access (database program) and will be working on that this year. The MS Office skills will be directly transferrable to Open Office. Open Source rules ok!!

Monday, January 10, 2005

I watched "Jerry Springer - The Opera" on BBC2 over the weekend. There has been quite a fuss about it from Christians so I was a little concerned but I thought that it would be better that I judge for myself.

My final conclusion is that it showcased a lot of talent, even if it did conflict with some of my beliefs.

All in all, Christianity will survive this. My main concern is : How will organised religion cope with the first contact Earth has with extra-terrestrial intelligent life?

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Good news! For the first time since 2000 I've had a Christmas/New Year that wasn't based at the hospital.

I've made a New Year's resolution:- to run a
Vampire : The Dark Ages role playing game. I'm taking Jan-Feb to absorb the rules, Mar-Apr to soak up the setting and May-Jun to read Vampyr/Medieval stories : see the White Wolf web site for more details