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26.08.2003Tuesday 26 August

I spoke to a few friends who had also taken yesterday’s examination, and they all achieved lower marks than I, which makes me feel a bit better, although sixteen out of twenty-five is pretty grim no matter which way I look at it. I also asked the lecturer for a copy of his pretty marks distribution graph, which he said he’d post onto the course website soon, so I’ll be able to add that to my UNI site. I added another page to my amused site – about a cat, who manages to get rid of the family dog. I added a little list to the top of the comments pages on each of my sites showing when the last comment was posted, mainly for my own use in tracking them, which is more important now that my users and abusers can leave URL’s in journal comments. I guess that about sums up today – nothing particularly exciting.
I met John today. I’ve never seen him before, nor has he ever seen me, yet he knew me by name – from my website. I’ve now had a few people come up and say “Hey you’re Ned. You don’t know me but I saw your website!” I’m not quite sure if this is something to be proud of or not, but it’s nice to know people do go to my website. I guess I am a smidgen distinctive looking, for better or (I’d say) worse.
I finished my antibiotics tonight. My finger doesn’t look too good, but I don’t think it’s infected anymore. I’m not sure what to do. The doctor said to come back if it hadn’t cleared up by the end of the antibiotics, but I’m not sure if it has cleared up. It doesn’t seem to have any pus, but it is still red, and the skin is now beginning to fall off. I reckon it’s no longer infected but that the skin that the infection killed will now fall off, but I don’t know for sure. It really isn’t looking that good. I guess I’ll wait and see, if it gets worse I’ll panic, if it gets better I’ll type faster, and if it just stays the same I won’t know what to do.
Two news stories caught my eye tonight. The BBC announces plans to grant full public access to all its archives and the US Justice Department announces that crime has fallen to the lowest level since they began compiling records thirty years ago. Considering that the BBC has the world’s best news, radio and TV archives, and that crime is bad, this is quite good news.
Comment by Michelle – Thursday 28 August 2003, 11:27 AM
  If the finger doesn't look 100%, go back to the doctor. Don't mess around with it. Just don't let it look like that spider bite. Gahhhh!!! Was that your thumb, Ned?
Comment by Ned – Thursday 28 August 2003, 1:27 PM
  If you mean, was the spider bite my thumb, then I don’t think it was. If you mean, was the sexy the-i thumb over at his site,, mine, then yes it was. In fact, it still is. As for the doctor, I shall wait a while and see. The skin is falling off, dead, as I type this.

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