Not much in the way of posts this week I'm afraid. Another day run-off my feet, with five hours of exams at the CAA building at Gatwick, followed by a dash for the coast through endless roadworks and M25/M23/M2 traffic jams on my motorcycle, to make the new councillors induction evening at TDC in Cecil Square by 7pm.
I see that I now have another email address, this time one at TDC but I can't find it again among all the materials, the product of several trees, that were handed to me this evening, along with my building pass. I'm sure it will turn up.
There's a wealth of information to read and become familiar with and a one sobering statistic is seen in the remarkably high level of deprivation present in Cliftonville and Margate Central, which casts a long shadow on the rest of the island and plans for development and economic growth.
A growing volume of email is going to present a new challenge in future and I wonder if the weblog will suffer an attention deficit as a result. I hope not
Meanwhile and back at the ranch, so to speak, I'm typing this on Microsoft's Windows Vista, which is very Apple 'Mac-like' I agree but a little frustrating in some areas. The principal problem I'm encountering is its internet security. It simply doesn't like 'Blog' sites, possibly due to Java or active content. With so many new whistles and bells to become familiar with on this very smooth looking PC Operating System, I haven't yet worked out how to adjust the security settings to suit my own needs.
The advice is don't try Windows Vista unless you have a PC that's fast enough to take it but when you do, I think that like me, you'll be pleased with the overall effect and there was me threatening to go out and buy an Apple Macintosh a month ago!
Finally, thanks to Michael Child for this photograph of an earier cliff collapse in Ramsgate. Michael writes:
"Simon during my on-oing dialogue about the Pleasurama development one aspect has been my concern about the safety of pile driving next to the cliff and building so close without first filling the big voids, it has become necessary to make my point more clearly to those involved."
Ed: Point made I suspect!