I started keeping a diary regularly in January 1963 (on paper, of course). I've been
keeping a regular electronic diary since September 2000. I've transcribed some of the more
interesting paper diary entries electronically.
This diary is public (most of it, anyway), but it's still my diary, and many of the
things I write in it are almost certainly of interest to me only, like when I last had a
haircut (so that I can plan for the next one). This is also one of the reasons why I don't
provide for online comment feedback. If you have a comment, send me mail, and I will decide
whether to publish it (assuming you don't tell me you don't want it published).
Starting in 2008, I've been doing a lot of experimentation in the presentation of the diary.
I have now divided it into “topics”, which enable people to select what part of
the diary they see. But I still write it as a whole, so it's possible that a limited view
could be a bit disjointed. There's also
an RSS version available at here. RSS doesn't allow
missing, in particular the ability to compare two photos in situ by running the mouse
cursor over the first image.
Some of the work I do is confidential, so you won't always find mention of what I'm really
doing. Sorry about that. I've already had incidents where journalists took a diary entry
out of context and caused embarrassment for people around me, and I don't want to do that
And yes, I've broken my own rule and done a limited
form of reverse chronological layout here. I'm assuming that the greatest interest is in
the diary entries of the past few years, and this layout is more convenient. There are
exceptions to (nearly) every rule.
These entries come mainly from diaries I kept on paper during the time indicated; they're
very incomplete, but may be of interest. Normal coloured links are from paper diaries,
brown links from other sources (mainly memory).