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  • Monday, September 02, 2002

a weekend at the beach

And so I spent the weekend at the sea-side. White sand beach, long walks and gossiping and picking up coral on the sand... Bliss.

Monday's come around again and I checked my topica list page first thing: 17 subscribers. YaaaaHoooo!

  • Saturday, August 31, 2002

whee hee, my first two subscribers!

<doing little jig> after spending around 6 hours joining announcement lists and submitting my new ezine to them over the last two days, I now have two brand new subscribers!

I must be doing something right!

Seriously, though, I'm tickled pink. Today I put together a zip file with a ReadMe and six original ezine templates, which I'm going to offer through Says The Journeyer and this website. Having those nice people sign up feels like a real pat on the back for the day's work.

  • Thursday, August 29, 2002

Sending out articles

The last few days I've been sending out articles available for free publication. I'm thinking of signing up for an autoresponder account from SendFree. That way I can just link to a page on the website for anyone who'll eventually be interested in any of my articles.

Offline, I'm applying for a card from the Port Louis city library. Apart from the horrendous number of things they ask for on the application form, it takes them a week to process a membership request! Oh well. It's the fourth time I filled in this form, this time I intend to go ahead and submit it.

  • Tuesday, August 27, 2002

On Discipline

Looks like I really don't have the discipline to keep a journal. It's been days, or weeks, or something since I last blogged.

I've been busy. I'm starting an ezine called, you guessed it, Says The Journeyer. It'll most help keep me on a schedule, as the content is to be all-original. That's the plan.

  • Wednesday, August 07, 2002


I'm back after a while. I'm finally home and I've been redesigning the website. It's now table-less. I've also shifted from Geocities to Mauritius Telecom's service. Since I hand-code, it's been painful. At least now that the tables have disappeared I've got more flexibility if I feel like changing the look of the site with the CSS.

I've also been writing a bit, and I've sent some pieces of flash fiction out. Let's see what happens.


  • Wednesday, July 17, 2002

thinking about packing

It's got to be done, but unfortunately, thinking is about as far as I'm getting.

Ah well, I have managed to get rid of some big stuff that will now not need to be moved.

... wait, did I forget to tell you why I need to pack ? ;)

I'm currently in India, and am heading back home, to Mauritius, where the weather is heavenly, and maybe I'll be able to get food down my throat again! I do so love India, but 41oC temperatures for weeks on end tend to have detrimental effects on my appetite. Don't jump down my throat, but the fact is that I'm underweight as a general rule. Not being able to eat makes me look like a starveling. It ain't pretty.

On that score, why is there such a dearth of good information for the chronically underweight on the 'net? It's as bad for your health as being overweight. If anybody can find a good link, I'd appreciate your telling me about it!

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2002

this and that...

I've been trying to get through Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum, but I found it heavy going. Perhaps what I should do is just skim over the novel in the first reading, and not bother about trying to understand every obscure reference I come across. I found The Name of the Rose a lot easier.

I put up a couple of reviews on Epinions yesterday. One's on Mario Puzo's Omerta, and the other is on Lois McMaster Bujold's Cetaganda. They received good ratings, hey!

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