I've traditionally used a paper diary to record my daily work activities. At our team meetings, I then use this to report what I've been doing in the last week.
I leave the diary on my desk at work, so one problem is when I work at home, I need to try and remember the next day what I did.
I considered another blog for this purpose, but all I need is somewhere private that I can record short notes. Even better if they get timestamped.
Twitter kind of makes sense, except that I generally don't want these notes to be public, so if it isn't possible to keep them private then Notebook will probably win out.
We'll see if I prefer online to offline, but at least my typing is easier to read (and faster to enter) than my handwriting :-)
On Friday, I joined in with 3,399 other cyclists to take part in the Challenge Tour from Mannum to Strathalbyn. It's a chance to ride one of the same legs that the Pros do in the Tour Down Under race (though at a considerably slower pace!)
As in 2007, I rode with the "Mud, Sweat and Gears" team. This time we managed all meet up at the end and get some group photos.
I rode with my Dad, and we completed the 134km ride in about 6 hours (about the same as last year). However, unlike last year we did manage to ride under the finishing arch this time!
I think Dad's regular Saturday morning rides with the other guys from the team paid off, as I found unless we were coasting downhill that I was having to chase him most of the time.
It did get pretty warm towards the end of the ride (33°C with not much breeze) and I was a bit dehydrated after the race.
We did get to watch the Pros come into Strathalbyn, and saw the unfortuntate incident of Matthew Hayman getting head-butted off of his bike in the final 300 metre sprint to the finish. He's had surgery and should be back on his bike in a week - wow.
Yes, that's me peddling madly at around 1:16 :-)
I was having trouble running Confluence as a service. It failed with the following unhelpful error:
Confluence The Apache Tomcat Confluence service is starting.
The Apache Tomcat Confluence service could not be started.
A service specific error occurred: 0.
More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 3547.
Support responded with a suggestion that I review this thread in the Java Forums. And turns out that was my problem too. Copying msvcr71.dll into \windows\system32 has done the trick. I presume this is a bug in the JDK installer.
I was also able to set the service to run as NetworkService which is nicer than hardcoding my credentials, or letting it run as SYSTEM.