At a loose end, so volunteered to rewrite the Linux group’s strategy document. Strange history associated with this. Last time it was being written, the entire way in which books are edited here was turned on its head, but we (the Linux team) blamed it on the spinach curry. This time round and once again something is afoot. What I’m not sure yet.

Went to Mongolian ‘Make your own gunge’ restaurant for quiet meal and came back to find car had been broken into with friends’ laptop and broken stereo nicked. With the fuel crisis going on, pleasantly surprised to find fuel had not been siphoned off as well. Fuel blockade causing panic buying at petrol stations in Brum. Driving back - all garages had queues of fifteen plus cars.