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wow - long time no post. testament to the backbreaking regime here at sun - no time, no time... hehe, yea right - I just plain forgot. Well, what to say - settled in to work after being away in the states - back into gnome, testing, logging and investigating and starting enjoy. In addition to this I managed a 4 day stint in scotland - did 3 ski races, made the qualification for the World Champs in Switzerland in 2003 and skied some seriously crazy stuff with some of the locals..... excellent.

Heading into summer now - more gnome with an early access planned, more skiing - dry slope in the UK. What a life....... later all

back a week and it feels like i never left - ah well t'was nice while it lasted. and on to gnome - I was suprised at the poor quality of the gnome2.0 desktop (on solaris that is) - but then it looks to me like a fairly heafty re-write was undertaken for a lot of the apps.

on a brighter note - the weather seems to have picked up here - probably start raining now that i have said that - donkeys nuts to that!!! suns out so lets enjoy it while we can - maybe I'll go surfing in donegal this weekend.........!

4 Mar 2002 (updated 4 Mar 2002 at 14:15 UTC) »

Dublin, Ireland (arrccggghhh)

I'm now posting from back home - arrived home from the US this morning and because I was so caught up in maximising the last of the snow before coming home I haven't posted since feb 18! It was the bomb, totally awesome - how else can it be described - the whole 2 months went by way too quick. Looking back I got some good training, some good races (and some bad ones) and had a totally amazing experience - you just can't beat skiing for fun - especially when travelling at 60mph+ on 2 200cm planks of wood and fiberglass - how cool is that - scary but cool! Well now its back to work, skiing on the dry slope (dendix) and trying to squeeze some races/time skiing in scotland before the snow melts.

Please, someone help - all I need is someone to pay for me to ski all year every year (a small thing to ask??) as I follow the snow from Europe/US to New Zealand........ anyone????

18 Feb 2002 (updated 18 Feb 2002 at 22:47 UTC) »

soc's log, stardate 18/02/02, 17:45 local time!!!

Slip, slide, glide - right down to a poxed knee. Haven't posted for a while now thanks to the hectic schedule of training and racing!! ouch, cuz now me knee is in a pickle - took a tumble a couple of days back and the knee is kinda swollen and damn sore... missed a couple of races so that sucks. so now i'm churning out some lessons to the beginners at the local ski school (gotta keep active) while trying to stay off me skis as much as possible - sounds impossible but i'm having a good go at doing it anyway. up until then it was going good with some good results and some bad results (hey ya cant have it all) so now it looks like i'll be forced to head to the great hills of scotland to catch some final races before the summer - still chasing the dream (the worlds in 2003) before the body crumbles.

so thats the sceal - and what of it - mmmmmm, not much hey but i just thought i'd post cause i was bored shitting at home waiting for the swelling to drop. so tomorrow i head out to do another days teaching at the local ski school and then hopefully its back to training with a half day on wednesday and then back into it for a week before heading to boston for a day or two on the way back to the green, green fields of home!!!! ouch - reality check ahead - so thats gonna hurt - damn!!!!!

shout out to Gman in Oz - hope its going well!! keep it real amigo's -

Today was a good day - Today the snow was good, the training was good and I was rippin' it all afternoon - jesus am I KNACKERED!!!!!.

Things going good - snow is holding up well despite high temps so the training is going well - races coming up in a week which are gonna be pretty important so its time to get real - lets rip it up and burn the white stuff -

shit gotta go cause me hours up - later and more to come.....

soc's log, stardate 24/01/02, 13:35 local time (thats 18:35 to you irish boyos!!!)

not much happening at the mo', just reading some gnomer's diary entries to try and keep somewhat uptodate on whats happening - actually I am totally bored cause its raining here at the minute - ouch, and its too warm at 2 degrees celsius - ah well they say there is a cold spell on its way so thats gonna be good - still dreamin' of that powder day man.

roight - thats me done - oi'm off - gman (if you read this - enjoy OZ!)

l8r s

Captains Log - Stardate, 19th Jan 2002, 22:45 Eastern Time (Canada/USA)

hiho hiho - back from work - just finished a series of 4 races - finished 3, crahsed out of one scored a 159, 158 & 151 - so what does that mean??? well, i need a sub-140 to qualify for the worlds next year so the quest continues. currently in ontario, canada and tomorrow we're doing the 10 hour drive back to new hampshire, usa for some super-g and downhill training followed by some more races.....

wonder whats happening at work - wonder how all the gnomeing is going on..... its a pain in the arse cause i am doing something i love but i miss the other stuff i used to do - logging on, irc, gnomeing - ah well beggars cant be choosers and i'd sure as hell choose skiing in the usa anyday!

suppose i should check out gnome.org or maybe mail someone back at sun - see how things are going. mmmmm, yea maybe but to be honest i am shattered - what with a 6:45am start every morning as well as a full days training (+ gym work) and ski prearation - it really takes it out of you!!!!! I think I'll go to bed..


Whaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyy...heres a big wassssssssssss'up from the snowy slopes of Canada - into me second week of the USA experience and we're at races in Canada - superb!

Sitting here wondering what the story is with the ould gnome so suppose i should head off and check out the news.... kind of these strange people to let me use their compter!!! Hope everything is going ok for everyone and things bang-on.

Well I just gotta go get suited up for a morning of the white stuff so adios for now....

So today is the last working day (until march) - hehe - cool. Can't wait to hit the slopes - got a race in NY stae 2 days after arriving and I can't wait. That said its gonna be kinda strange not logging on everyday - reckon there might be some withdrawal symptoms..... ouch, never thought I'd say stuff like that.

Suppose I'd better make sure to get online at least once a week to update everyone with the fun, frolics, ups and downs as well as the more serious side, progress -

later s

fuck, fuck, fuck just found out there aint gonna be no laptop from work

looks like i might need to buy one


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