Tomorrow is Christmas day. But it is also Sunday and so, of course, I shall not be using my computer. Allow me to wish all my readers a Merry Christmas today, therefore.
I’ve just been pottering around today.
It’s also the season to think about trips. For a couple of years I have felt that I would like to go to see the Northern Lights. You have to do these things, before you get to the age when everything is too much trouble. But it is remarkably difficult to find decent tours online. Icelandair do something, but it looks very much like a flight plus a room plus a local tour, which, if you travel alone, means that you will spend most of your time alone. I gather that it is best to go at the New Moon when there is as little moonlight as possible. This will mean going in late January, which risks conflicting with the start of a new contract.
Earlier today I discovered that I had little more than 1 Gb of free space remaining on my hard disk. A quick check of the Ibn Abi Usaibia directories revealed that these were taking up around 80 Gb — not bad going, when you consider that all the images fitted onto a DVD originally. It turns out that the Abbyy Finereader 10 directory takes up nearly all of that. Quite why Finereader now requires so much space I do not know.
Fortunately I have the answer: my two 1,000 Gb back-up drives have more than enough space, so I am placing a copy of the directory on each of these, and removing it from my hard disk. Suddenly I shall be back in business!
I’m rather missing Ibn Abi Usaibia. Without that to OCR, I’m at something of a loss! And I can’t quite face grappling with the Origen book just yet.
Sales of the Eusebius book are still doing well. Indeed I have had enough orders directly that today I was forced to set up a spreadsheet to keep track of them, after I started to think that I must have sent a hardback twice to one bookseller. Another bookseller, LICOSA, from Italy, have not troubled to pay for the book that I sent them, I find. Italian booksellers seem slow to pay.