Sunday 30 March 2008

Job possibility

Looks like there's a requirement for a Linux server administrator somewhere in MontyVid. AND they require someone with fluid English although whether or not I fit the bill remains to be seen. Not sure what the money is like compared to the UK, plus my strengths lie elsewhere in the UNIX world.

We'll be meeting up with Maria-Jose Naya later who is a close friend of Ale to get all the details.

I'll probably catch up with Luis her brother as well, to go through syncing his mobile with his PC. All pretty straightforward stuff I think.

Sunday bimbling...

Finally I received my long-awaited packages from the UK containing several useful bits of PC kit. Namely USB IDE/SATA cables and the USB connection for my iRiver HDD MP3 player.

Woke up early after having shall we say a discussion with our cloven-hoofed neighbours last night, who live above us on the fifth floor. Let's just say they seemed to understand my rather terse comment.

I managed to arrange for a card to be given to my niece Esmé today via Mum, as it was her birthday. Seems strange not being able to celebrate these things as I always used to be able to do when in the UK.

Started watching "The Italian Job" (the proper version and not the pale imitation) after finally sorting out the TVersity server on my laptop. This awfully clever software allows a PC/laptop to be able to stream stuff wirelessly to my PlayStation3. The people that created it have been rewarded for their efforts. It also streams MP3 audio plus lets you view digital camera photos on the big screen. I can't rate it highly enough.

Going to check out a 40" LCD later down at Montevideo Shopping. It's incredible how much money they want for electronic goods in Uruguay and it will roughly cost me double the amount I'd be paying in the UK. Sadly, my quality LG 37" was sold before my departure to Kate, a longtime friend. She seems to be very happy with it - no wonder ;-)


Birthday for Nacho Garino

It was Nacho's birthday yesterday so we spent the evening celebrating at their house.

Nacho is married to Magela, who is Ale's sister.

Missed out as usual on watching Match of the Day live, which only recently went live on the BBC Sport website. With the wonders of modern internet technology, and of course a rather helpful proxy set up in London by my good friend Jodie - we are now able to watch feeds previously blocked by the BBC based on my IP address.

Respect to you Jodie my man!

Saturday 29 March 2008


Just returned from a Uruguyan wedding, held at the Yacht Club in Montevideo. Very pleasant it was too, although my Spanglish was called into question on more than one occasion ;-)

Friday 28 March 2008

PC support

Hello everyone. I've eventually got round to doing something with my domain at since I've moved to Montevideo in Uruguay. I arrived just over a month ago a
nd things are settling down now.

Having worked in the IT field since 1988, I have over 20 years experience with computers, PCs, servers and mainframes.

I'm able to provide PC support, either remotely to UK clients or locally in Uruguay.

So whatever your problem, then send me an email to the following address: and I'll deal with your enquiry on receipt.