Smugness lost and regained

Lost: Just as I was looking forward to another session of doing immeasurable good for very little personal loss, the National Blood Service tell me I can’t give blood platelets and be a blood donor. It’s one register or the other. I’m sure that’s the first time they’ve mentioned it, and since they signed me up for the platelets at a donor session you’d think they could have worked it out. But no. When I phoned today to postpone tomorrow’s session, and mentioned I’m giving blood next week, the lady reacted as if I’d said I wanted to come round and have her on the spot. One of them had to go, and as giving platelets requires a trip into the JR and blood requires popping round the corner from the office, it wasn’t a hard choice to make.

Regained: Firefox crashed on me (irritating) immediately followed by the automatic Apple Crash Reporter (quite amusing). Even more amusing, the latter caused a window to pop up asking if I wanted to relaunch Crash Reporter. I did, and it told me you can’t run Crash Reporter directly, you have to wait for something to crash first.”Quis reportiet ipsos reporter?” I thought to myself with bilingual classically inclined cleverness, and resolved to spend the rest of the day pointing out the badly designed native Mac software to anyone who’ll listen, and a few who won’t.