Douglas Spencer (dougs) wrote,
Douglas Spencer

What I did today ...

Firstly, I got legal. Because I've had issues due to excess play, I've had new lower ball joints fitted. It's currently a bit stiffer in front than I've been used to recently, but I'm sure it'll ease up as they bed in. I've also now got an MOT and a tax disk -- something I should have had fifteen and thirteen days ago respectively.

Secondly, I've been shopping. I've been to a certain specialist retailer in London to buy something that I couldn't get in Bracknell, Maidenhead or Reading. I can now use this new purchase to help me write some fanfic I've undertaken.

Thirdly, I've been to a church fete, where I've met a certain couple of burger-sellers and assisted them by running errands in return for burgers. I also had several tickets from the tall dark Italian gentleman running the tombola stall, and totally failed to win any bottles of anything.

I did sundry other pottering around in London too.

While all this has been going on, I've also been involved in a long exchange of emails with one of my clients, where I've found myself repeatedly explaining that AOL have a long record of blocking perfectly legitimate incoming emails as spam, including taking an IP address that they've previously whitelisted in one ruleset and proceeding to block it in a different ruleset. I've told them that one of the most reliable fixes for their problem is to change all their out-of-office email addresses to use a provider other than AOL.

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