I'll show you mine if you show me yours
I do, though, have a more-or-less presentable pic of the desktop I use in Cape Town, a rather antiquated piece of equipment which demands to be replaced. Actually, when there, I tend to use this laptop - when I can get my kids off it. My wife has her own laptop that no one else is allowed to touch so the desktop is mostly used by the kids these days.
This is the desktop, that venerable piece of equipment that was discussed in an earlier dispatch. My son, as usual, is playing games on it. Today's games demand ever increasing amounts of computing power so I'm used to this modern-day lament: 'Dad, we NEED a new computer!' Well, I've listened and I hope that I won't be hearing it for much longer. Not beyond Christmas to be exact.
I'm surprised the webcam still works. It's old and been in the bottom of my peripatetic suitcase for years. The quality isn't that bad. But it's also not good enough to show you how dirty the keyboard and screen are. The basin in the background should give you an idea of how temporary my abode is at the moment. The abode will change as of tomorrow but it will be yet another temporary one, definitely not as comfortable as the current one.
Tomorrow is the day of the 'big move' to Northampton so that I can start work there on Tuesday. I'll be staying in a really cheap hotel for a few weeks until I find something more comfortable. It's very unlikely that I'll have an internet connection after hours unless I find an internet cafe nearby. My internet life is bound to be somewhat curtailed in the coming weeks, possibly just limited to breaks at work.
Working again after such a long break is going to seem quite strange, probably very tiring at first. I'm going to have to live by office hours, re-learn office etiquette, get to grips with a new working environment and possibly learn a whole lot of new skills. The weeks ahead could be rather trying and frustrating. So please beam lots of sympathetic thoughts my way.
When Bill first 'tagged' me with this task, I thought that I'd not be able to produce a decent picture without cheating in some way but a stray picture on my hard drive and my webcam seem to have saved the day.
Now, let's think whom I can challenge to show me theirs. I think Mike (Troubled Diva), Michelle (Drama Queen, Fag-hag, JAP ), Livewire ( In a Blink of an Eye) and ChittyChittyBangBang (Riding the Slipstream) are all more than capable of rising to the challenge.
Let's hope they do...