Mostly been preparing for my meeting with Professor Warwick next week. I am hoping that he will offer me a PhD place at Reading (50% chance I reckon) and that I will be able to start at the beginning of February (25% chance given the PhD place). Not optimistic numbers but I think that I will make a good impression ;-)
I mended the heating on my car yesterday afternoon. The heater valve (where the heating radiator hose connects back to the engine) was filled solid with lime scale. It took about 20 mins with a screwdriver to mine out the cruft. Another half an hour sitting in warm vinegar and the problem was solved. The car is now lovely and toasty (which is just as well since my girlfriend, Ruth, and I are going to be driving about 400 miles in it over Christmas).
If there are any coders out there interested in working on a free provisioning system for ISPs then please get in touch!