October 7th, 2005


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Yesterday was shopping day ... went into town, mostly to get a single for J and reserved a copy of Civ4 in HMV while I was there. They think it's due out on Nov 18, but amazon think it's out on Oct 21. I hope amazon's right! I spent a large chunk of yesterday evening reading about it on CivFanatics, so now of course I want the game NOW, damnit ;) Bouncebouncebouncebouncebounce!

I did do improving things yesterday, too - read a bit of Programming Perl, for the first time in ages. Meant to be reading a chapter a day for a while, but I misjudged it last night and started too close to bedtime, so didn't get all the way through the chapter. Mostly that was because I stopped so we could watch something on BBC4 about Palaces - part of a series, this episode was about Signs of Life in the palaces, like witchmarks in Kew and graffiti in the Tower of London. Unfortunately, it was a bit like My First Documentary - there was very little that was actually interesting in what was said, it might've been that it needed to be better scripted, or just to get people who are good at telling people things rather than being the people with the actual job of doing the work. I don't think we'll bother with the rest of the series.

Also did iconny things, I've entered everything I'm bothering with this week - though iconartistic has a new competition up now.

And read about Civ4, did I mention that? ;)