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Re: Hello

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-10-06 04:42:58 CEST

I dare say no email to dev@ has ever awakened such jealousy in me.

Welcome back, Julian!

-K

Julian Foad <julianfoad@btopenworld.com> writes:
> Hi folks! (Hi, Karl!)
>
> I'm back, as of last week - you probably noticed. I spent most of
> last week reading through a summer's worth of dev-list e-mail, and
> setting up a broadband Internet connection (I wish I'd done that ages
> ago).
>
> I unsubscribed from the lists in June because I was living on a boat
> without a radio or an engine, let alone a computer. My friend Andy
> bought this old yacht and we spent a couple of months restoring it to
> sailing condition, living on it on land to begin with and then in the
> water, and then we sailed off over the North Sea to Denmark. I've
> never sailed across the sea before, and it was - how shall I say? -
> character building, I think is the nicest way of putting it. It got
> thoroughly wet inside, mainly because the deck joints and hatches and
> mast step all leaked when waves came over, and we had gales for five
> solid days, and when crockery and ballast and tools and anchors were
> crashing from side to side, it got rather frightening. But finally we
> reached a safe anchorage and spent the afternoon in the launderette,
> getting all of our clothes and bedding washed and dried. Then our
> friend Catherine joined us and we had a pleasanter week sailing to
> Sweden, and then I left the m, and various other crew members came and
> went during the summer as Andy sailed on up the Baltic Sea to Finland
> and Estonia.
>
> Since then I have gone camping, done a bit more sailing, and been
> helping to build an Anglo-Saxon long hall, among other things. After
> all that excitement I was finally beginning to miss the computer
> programming, and so here I am again. I'm also starting to think about
> getting a job. My sabbatical is now approaching a year and a half.
> It's been wonderful.
>
> Well, that cut a long story short. It's nice to be back.
>
> When I saw the e-mail announcing that the book has been published, I
> went down to the book shop and ordered a copy. It should be with me
> any day now. Marvellous.
>
> - Julian
>
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