I have discovered that my USB Sony DVD drive is able to read more from Alan's (1998/1999) CD-ROM than native DVD drives installed on my Hewlett Packard machines. Behind the cut tag are photos of late brother Alan and myself at a Cornwall eatery in 1998, a photograph of me shortly following retrenchment from Reader's Digest taken at Shaz's place in Brisbane (dated 1996 - I don't have to work that one out) and an ancient B&W photo of dad in an interesting pose in Rainham Essex (where I was brought up) "way back when".
Alan (left) and myself (right) Cornwall (UK) 1998 a few days after dad's funeral. Apart from the fact I normally look somewhat less than great this photo was taken after a 24 hour last minute flight to the United Kingdom, the sad experience of the funeral of my father, the obvious distress of mum and a long train trip to Penzance.
Me in 1996 shortly following retrenchment from Reader's Digest. Shaz of soxkat (http://www.soxkat.com) invited me up to Brisbane. The brew is XXXX. It's a Brissie beer. I believe the photo may have been taken by Dale Clapperton - who seems to have risen to a major role in Electronic Frontiers Australia (http://www.efa.org.au). I know Dale was present as were an assortment of computer gamers and Internet freaks :-)
This is not a great photograph of dad in Rainham Essex (where I was brought up) but I remember taking it - possibly with a Russian camera.
I'm sure that my Windows 2000 machine should be able to read all the images on the disk as it's only drive is a CD player (not a DVD player) but I'm old and weary and it's there and not here. Getting it from there to here takes effort. There are some genuinely interesting images on the disk - some of which I have been able to copy to hard drive (others won't budge).
I've just had a consultation (with my medical adviser). We talked about the validity of Technical Analysis, my blood pressure and various other things. I think the main benefit of these consultations is confirmation that I'm still alive and that my brain is functioning. I'll see him again shortly after the exam on April 4th (if I get that far - I have to pass the assignment sent yesterday to be elgible ) and about a week before I have a routine ultrasound. My blood pressure is low (111/80 105/69).