Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sometimes you wish you had not opened your email...

Oh dear.  Unlike snail mail, when you open your email you seldome have a way of filtering the "good" from the "bad" messages so easily (who cannot spot the bills in their post!).

Today I got a sad message from a recycling centre where I did some voluntary work a couple of years back.  It was a really cool and forward looking project, they had a massive wormery helping compost etc.  I fixed up the Access database they had paid someone for to make it useful, or at least the report from it.  It was a fun assignment, not just seeing the place and what they were doing, but having to use a backwards compatible Office 2000 install for the database.  Access was not exactly "fun" I have to say, but I am always up for a challenge.

Anyway, back to the email - apparently they have not got funding to progress with the scheme towards getting it self-funding.  So they are closing.  Just the sort of thing this economic climate should NOT be forcing, but obviously is.  Big shout out to Nico at the Pepys Estate for his work (it was the setting for the documentary about "The Tower", life in a high rise council estate in London, which had a slight cult viewing too).