Well score another one for Murphy today. Having previously talked about the difficulties of getting into Monaco during GP, I got a call today from SNB; seems like they have a buggered laptop (hard disk failure or corrupted Windows). Thankfully I could direct the manager to use one of the Internet café machines to access her files on the file server. Still means though that next week I have to collected the machine, replace a hard disk, and reinstall a machine. No point trying to do anything about it until after the GP of course.
Also yesterday there was a nationwide train strike in France, against the government’s proposed pension reforms, which of course kept a lot of people from getting into Monaco for the F1 practise sessions. And there is talk of about a French road haulers strike concern the price of petrol and the taxes on it (1.60 Euro a litre), but they said they’d at least wait until after the GP to take action. Oh how thoughtful. Mind you if they do succeed in getting the French government to reduce petrol duties, that would be good for everyone.