>WHAT technology?

>So this week, on Tuesday evening, the guestbook fell over AGAIN. I started to get text messages from people with other guestbooks from the same organisation and they were asking ME what was up with them. Eh? How should I know? On Wednesday, AOL webmail started to play up. Then on Thursday, Webshots fell over – well, it was taken down for maintenance.

Why is this happening? Have they got too big for their own good? I can understand free services being taken down when they can’t cope, but I pay for some of these and I expect them to have in place some kind of disaster recovery, or at least everything staying where it is while they work on it and just updates not being available. Or something.

If you see “temporarily unavailable” where a photograph should be, this is what’s happened. I stopped uploading to Photobucket because it doesn’t work very well from work. But I may go back to having backups on there too.

Do I expect too much?

Yesterday was a quiet day, in comparison to recent weeks. At work. It gave me the chance to catch up on a lot of stuff.

I finished reading my latest Stephen Booth on Wednesday evening, and have started on a market research novel for my NaNoWriMo project. Is anyone else going to do NaNo this year? I was too busy last year to do it, and still getting back into the swing of things. But I want to give it a shot this year. I should have at least one activity annual on the go at the same time, and deadline for the December magazine is on 5 November. But if I plan my diary carefully I should be able to manage.

The Ramblers are trying to get me to go on a longer, easy walk with them. They understand the injuries I’ve had and that I’m trying to build up fitness and stamina again gradually, but they want me to go with them and I think it may be better to at least be with a crowd of people if something goes wrong than be on my own. So I may change one of my short walks and go along on one of their easy ones one of the weekends. There’s an easy 6-miler this Sunday, in fact. I may give them a call …

No gigs planned for this weekend, just chores, walking and writing. Have a good one.

EDIT: I’ve decided to go for it and join the Ramblers on Sunday. It’s the Anston Stones Wood walk and I have to meet everyone at 10am in a layby just outside Worksop. I’d best give the walk leader a call … (10:40am)