I'm having a spring (?) clean of my journal and have pruned my friends list substantially. I think I've mostly removed people who either never update (or filter me out of all their updates), or people who I friended via common communities or mutual friends but we don't seem to have ended up with anything beyond an aquaintanceship (i.e. we pretty much don't comment on each others posts).
I have been reading everything and I am still more than happy to re-friend anyone who was sufficiently riveted by what I wrote; just shout and it will be done.
Similarly if anyone feels the need to de-friend me, no hard feelings either way!
Discussing some Subversion "feature", earlier...
Me: Does it really do that? That's totally bizarre.
Co-worker 1: No, it's not bazaar, it's svn!
Co-worker 2: Ooh, you git!
Co-worker 3: OK, we're all trying to work out how to get an RCS joke in now, aren't we?
Grr argh. I'm trying to remember a carol we used to sing at school. It wasn't in our normal hymn books, it was hand-typed and purple roneo'd (OK, dating myself here). I've never heard it anywhere else but as far as I know it wasn't written by our music teacher or anything.
All I can remmber about it is that as written each verse had four lines, but the third line I think was sung multiple times? And something about kings, and joy. And it had a bit that went too high for me to sing (not difficult) but it was still my favourite. I'm also getting a strong feeling of a key word beginning with mau..., or maybe just ma....
Funnily enough that's not enough information for me to track it down even with my l33t g00gl3 sKillz0r. Grr.
PSA for UK people:
The ISA limits have changed for this tax year (2008-2009). You can invest a total of £7200 in ISAs overall and a maximum of £3600 in a cash ISA (last year the numbers were £7000 and £3000).
What this means in practice (and I only realised last night) is that if you have used the full cash ISA allowance and have an equity (stocks and shares) ISA for the remainder, the amount you can put in the equity ISA has actually gone down from £4000 last year to £3600 this year.
So if, for example, you have been paying £333 / month by Direct Debit or standing order into an equity ISA, you need to reduce that payment to £300 / month effective immediately.