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This post was published more than 14 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 14 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 14 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  • Factual information might be outdated.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 423rd post was filed under: Technology.

Some recently published posts

What I’ve been reading this month / October 2019, 3 minutes long

What I’ve been reading this month / September 2019, 6 minutes long

What I’ve been reading this month / August 2019, 7 minutes long

A flying visit to Copenhagen / July 2019, 9 minutes long

What I’ve been reading this month / June 2019, 6 minutes long

Some random old posts

‘People’ newspaper to close? / August 2006, 2 minutes long

Swing Update / April 2005, 1 minute long

Reform of the Parliament Act / November 2005, 4 minutes long

Why I like Three’s MiFi / February 2010, 8 minutes long

God cancels train services: Atheists somewhat surprised / February 2006, 1 minute long

English / March 2005, Less than a minute long


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