Saturday, November 05, 2005

Day 186

[reading: Paul DuBois, "MySQL"]

Melancholera

In some ways, it's kind of sad looking at all of these old pictures as I scan them in: lots of pictures of old friends that I've lost contact with—people I used to spend a lot of time with, but now I've got no idea where they are or what they're up to. I did start to digress a bit into google and Friends Reunited to try to find out what happened to some of them, but with little success.

Not being able to find out may well be for the best, though. There's a friend of mine who I lost contact with a few years ago; when I had last heard any news, she had recently gotten married and they'd just had their first child. That was the last thing I'd heard, so since then I've just assumed that she and her new family were living happily ever after.

Until a few weeks ago. I bumped into a mutual friend on one of my rare excursions out dancing, who gave me some news, more up-to-date and very non-cheerful (divorce on the way, restraint orders in place). I really wish I hadn't asked.


Anyway, I've now scanned around 3700 negatives, and there's probably another 1400 to do, so I guess I'm heading onto the final straight. The cataloguing is even more dull and consequently has progressed less far—only around 2100 indexed and filed.

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