not a very exciting day, i have just been catching up on paper-work and
preparing various bits and pieces for when i go away in just over 3 weeks. i
have finally had to give up on zonealarm, it just
isn’t stable enough. instead i have gone for norton personal firewall

what is more interesting is that we are thinking of a family christmas away for
2003. somehow, i have ended up doing the preparation work and i have a feeling
it might take a while to find something that everyone is happy with. the key
feature is that it is hot so we are looking at florida and the caribbean.

jeff over at canned platypus has just
been to australia and has been good enough to post some good places to visit, rather
useful for me.