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This post was published more than 13 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 13 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 13 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

My archive of emails I’ve sent and received in the fourteen or so months I’ve been studying medicine has just surpassed 12,000. That’s nearly 1,000 emails per month. I only know this because I’ve given up with Outlook now, because it’s running at such a slow pace, probably precisely because it has so much to think about. Thunderbird, by comparison, whizzes along at the speed of light. And it’s a much, much smaller programme. The only reason I didn’t use t before was because Google Desktop didn’t support it… but now it does! Hurrah!

This 424th post was filed under: Technology.

More posts worth reading

Swan in the marina (published 22nd February 2019)

Cortado (published 20th February 2019)

Room with a view (published 18th February 2019)

Tories ‘using op case as stunt’ (published 3rd March 2005)

Easy money (published 18th October 2013)

Photo-a-day 298: Grammar (published 25th October 2012)

Summer Books: Beyond Words by John Humphrys (published 29th June 2008)


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