I have now 'decommissioned' my hi-fi and record player. Looking back, I don't think it was a good idea as yesterday i brought another record and will not be able to listen to it. Anyway I still have more records to buy (Lucky Pierre LP, Mr Scruff LP...) so it will mean I will be in the same situation I was in when I came back from America, where I literally just had a stack of records and CD's that I had ordered while I was away. It took me about three months to get through them all properly. At least Bath doesn't have any places that sell vinyl, but I can still order through the Web (I will need a web filter that prevents me from looking at music websites)
It has been a wonderfully gorgeous start of the week in Manchester, have been out having lunch and drinks with an old friend who craves to live in Austraila, and watching the September 11th commerations. Remember watching it all live on ITN news when it happened at work last year. Thought it was an accident at first, but it soon became something bigger than that. I personally don't think it should have been used as a trigger to mount a war on so called 'axis of evils' in this world but it has. This isn't going to end anytime soon, everyone has become paranoid and governments with their security policies has meant we lose our privacy.
The Lomographic Society has launched version 3 of their website. Personally I think it has gone worse. The resolution it works has increased to 1024 x 768 from 800 x 600 and with lots of niggly little things I don't think actually improve the accessibility or speed of the site. Shame, it used to be my favourite website because of it's great design but it's lost some of that now. Still it's all about the photos and the archive is unsurpassed, some nice new downloads too.
My copy of Exit Strategy has finally arrived, although I thought I was going to have more annotations than the solo effort in print. Still look forward to reading through it again. You can look at the online version of Exit Strategy which contains my full list of annotations.