Daily Archives: December 12, 2006

One year on the outside

My blog here at The lost outpost is one year old today. My internal weblog at IBM is a little older, by a few months.

I started off over at Blogger, but moved to WordPress in March.

I’m on holiday at the moment so I don’t propose to spend time on a post reviewing my first year right now… I’ll do that next week. In the meantime: if you are a regular reader, thanks for sticking with me!

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Holiday reading

At Ola’s urging, I only brought a single book with me on holiday (apparently I usually bring a small library, and as a result my bags are too heavy). The book is I Know You Got Soul by Jeremy Clarkson. I read it from cover to cover on Sunday afternoon.

I’ve blogged about my enjoyment of Clarkson’s humour before. I attempted to translate it into Polish for my in-laws, but I’m not sure that I succeeded. Nevertheless, I did hear that he is one of the most popular English authors in Poland at the moment. The book is a paean to various machines – mostly real vehicles, but also including the Millennium Falcon and the AK47 – that Clarkson considers to be the greatest ever built. The delivery is classic stuff – plenty of ironic comments. It’s just a shame that I whipped through it so quickly…

Yesterday afternoon we found some English-language books in Empik, so I now have Freakonomics and Monstrous Regiment to keep me going. I also found a Polish version of I Know You Got Soul (which translates as Wiem, że masz duszę) which I’ve given to my in-laws.

It’s snowing outside.

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