January 23, 2004

Another interesting view on what happened to Beagle: "Americans have found SOMETHING (aliens???) on Mars and wont let anybody to see it. It is classified. So Oddyssey reprogrammed Beagle to remain silent."
It seems that after NASA thought they had lost their first Rover they have now found it again. They seem to be scratching their heads as to what went wrong, but I think the cause is obvious: My first option was right on the mark, and somehow ... Beagle 2 is back, and it's NOT HAPPY.

January 22, 2004

Hmm. Interesting development: I was talking to a regional manager at work the other day about what is happening with my job, and the subject of moving back to London came up. My feeling is that I am unlikely to be offered this, but it has started me thinking if I would move back there given the chance.

January 19, 2004

Another successful weekend of geocaching. In 2 separate trips I picked up The Kings Dipper, No Rest For The Wicked and This Is Jam. Muggles thwarted my attempts at i! 3.5 Cash and Patience, but I'll be back!

January 12, 2004

A successful weekend's geocaching: Kit Kat dropped in on Saturday, and we found Wet or Dry #1 (a virgin cache) and #60 Shipwreck Bay (and picked up the travel bug RUSS).

January 09, 2004

My work finally replaced my dual CRT monitors with dual 46cm NEC LCD monitors. Very nice.

January 08, 2004

Look, the Brits may as well give up now. It is quite clear that Beagle 2 is dead. I think the more important question is: Why won't the 2 American Rovers help look for Beagle? So far I have 2 possible answers:

1 - The reason Beagle 2 is missing is because the Americans shot it down. They didn't want to be upstaged, so they took the appropriate action. In space noone can hear you scream (etc). They are hardly going to help look when they don't want it to be found now are they?

2 - The American probe never went to Mars, nor has any American probe. All the pictures are generated from a small special effects company outside Hollywood. How do we know they really went to Mars? Because the pictures look similar to the ones from their last successful Mars probe? And I suppose you think that that one really went to Mars also?

January 02, 2004

I rarely get enough time these days to further my passion for photography, but I still appreciate a good photo. There is some great stuff at photoblogs.org.