Saturday, March 13, 2004

I apologise for all this doom and gloom :( I'll try and find something happy to talk about.

It's official - we're all depressed. Even Tony Blair thinks so and said as much at his political party conference this morning. Here's the problem, succinctly presented by the IRA to the British police, I beleiev it was after the 1984 Brighton Bombing: "You have to be lucky every time, we only have to be lucky once."

There's a lot of talk about not letting the terrorists "win" by changing routines and avoiding places, and comments about mass hysteria by the British public on ourselves, everyone egging each other's on with all the doom and gloom.

This whole sorry situation is caused by behaviour beyond most people's comprehension, including mine, so if I can't find any logic behind it, I can't rationailise my own response, hence the feeling of dispair and fear. We've all seen what Al Quaeda can do (and let's face it, they must involved in the whole thing somehow) and we can see where all the possible weaknesses are within the country. So what can we do? Not a lot really. Just sit, and wait and hope that the Intelligence services and the police "stay lucky."

I'm trying to find something a little more lighthearted to think about after the events of the last few days. I've come to conclusion that there isn't a lot other than the football, and the only other thing was the fact that every time I look at the outgoing Spanish PM, Aznar, I keep thinking that his moustache just seems wrong. He's quite a handsome bloke but he appears to have had a small furry, yet slightly bald animal attached to his upper lip. Being in the UK we only tend to see him at serious events like EU summits and sadly, the aftermath of a couple of days ago. Every time I see him on TV, I find myself concentrating on Aznar's upper lip instead of listening to what he has to say. The worst thing about that moustache is it's not quite bushy enough to really pull it off.

Friday, March 12, 2004

I think I've gotten all the basics of the blog template licked now. The only remaining thing to do is to get the cgi comments script up and running in order to allow people to respond to posts. This may take a while...

It's the day after all the horror in Spain and it's only now starting to hit me as to the enormity of what has happened. The atmosphere in London this morning was very muted, probabaly because everyone is concerned that London could be next.

It wasn't lost on me that this terrorist attack took place exactly 911 days after September 11th. I wonder if there are any mathematicians or even psychologists looking for patterns of dates (several of these attacks have taken place on the 11th of the month for example) to try and establish when another attack would be likely, over and above all the standard precautions being taken.

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Wow! I managed to get this thing working. Blimey. Anyway, I'll be mucking around with the fonts and all that over the course of the next few weeks to try and get it like the rest of the site, so bear with me... In the meantime, welcome to my world... :)