March 2008

They're coming.....

Submitted by Ray on Wed, 03/19/2008 - 17:10

After many months of rumours and deliberation, finally work has began on the new Tesco-Lotus supermarket here in Thongsala. This may not sound significant to you but when you take into account that we are on an island where the nearest store is either on Koh Samui or the mainland of Surat Thani then it is big news. There were a number of sites up for consideration across the island, all of which has signs posted saying "Phangan Not Want Tesco", put there no doubt by the family that already owns a number of supermarkets across the island.

No time for ...

Submitted by Ray on Wed, 03/19/2008 - 16:30

.... anything, really... It has been such a busy week here with machines coming in the door for repairs at quite a rate. Yes, thats a good thing but all I can think about is the stuff that I WANT to do, but I dont have time for. Something that I dont have time for is updating this blog, I have only logged in today to check the spam (and delete them).

As an extra treat here is a picture we took the other day as we were leaving our house.

and then....

Submitted by Ray on Mon, 03/03/2008 - 20:51

well .... so far so good, the machine booted normally, no apparent speed increase there.

Windows is up and running, everything seems fine, my anti virus went a bit cazy until it got an update but other than that its business as usual.

Give me a couple of days to run the system and see if it has improved my system.

Only the brave.

Submitted by Ray on Mon, 03/03/2008 - 19:31

Today I took the plunge, today I viewed not to look back, only to look forward, today I installed Service Pack 3 for XP.

Is it any good? are there any improvements? has it broken my system? - these questions will all be answered in due time, actually it is still installing. I havent taken the full plunge though, I am installing it on my laptop running XP Pro, if this is a successfull experiment I may port it onto my main development machine, but we will see what happens first with the laptop.