All entries for September 2004

September 27, 2004

Isn't it ironic

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/its/

The current ITS newsflash suggests that the many-hour network outage was due to "large quantities of network traffic". You'd think a new multi-million pound network would be designed to cope with that, with traffic shaping to localise any problems.

And so all my worrying about possible glitches with Online Module Registration (resulting in me having worked over 50 hours last week) was rendered pointless since nobody could log into web sign-on to use it. As the song goes, "life has a funny way, of helping you out".


September 14, 2004

blogging: bad for you?

According to this week's New Scientist, a study has shown that people who keep regular diaries are less healthy than those who don't. The obvious question is does this apply to blogs too?

I've had a blog for a couple of years and I haven't noticed any deterioration in health, but then I've kept diaries on and off much of my life. And the study does seem to concur with my observations of my fellow users of LiveJournal – blogging certainly does appear to be linked to depression, especially in teenagers.


September 03, 2004

Every institution needs one

Writing about an entry you don't have permission to view

I'm a mastermind according to the BBC test.

Apparently it's the rarest type of personality. Figures.


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