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What is it about GUI Computing and mobile phones??? Regular readers will recall a continuing saga of losses and other mishaps. I'm now pleased (?) to report that GUI boss Mark Trescowthick and his wife Fiona have managed to misplace theirs recently. Although, in this case, they can hardly be blamed - both were independently stolen within a one week period after they returned from their sojourn at the Olympics. You would think they'd have just about run out of phones to lose at GUI Central...

Or perhaps they have... they're now moving on to wallets, it would seem.

GUI Online Editor Anna Morgan managed to lose her wallet, containing a significant amount of money, in the city. Over a week passed by before she received an excited phone call from a person saying he would drop it over to her house, money and all. Proving, against contrary belief, that there are still honest taxi drivers out there.

Then Gary Wisniewski received an email from the NTNet Manager, who in turn had received a call from the Mounties in Yellowknife. Gary had managed to lose his wallet over a year ago - apparently it had turned up when the snow had melted. Will miracles never cease?

Brother of Mark Trescowthick, Adam, managed to lose his wallet, and passport, and travellers cheques... in the most inconvenient of circumstances, too. In the UK on the way to the Olympics. Which left him with a replacement passport - and no US Visa. US Visas can take a long time to get if you're not in your home country. Adam ended up heading back to Oz for a few days. Now that's inconvenient!

Your ever-reliable Heeler can only report verbatim this email from GUI Senior Programmer Raf Merino. Some guys have all the luck...

I am going to buy a car. It seems my ex-car had a history longer than Chopper Reed, and the police came last night (about an hour and a half ago) with a Warrant To Seize my Car. It seems I was the recipient of Stolen goods.

Detective Sergeant Arthur Adams from the Stolen Car Squad says that the engine is definitely stolen. However if I am lucky the chassis isn't. So I might get returned a chassis with no engine (in a few months). However he also says that in his opinion I won't be that lucky.

So now that I have struggled and scraped and saved some money, I am going to be plunged into utter debt again as I take out another loan and buy a new car (hopefully I can get it all over and done with in one day). No more second hand cars ever...

Isn't life grand?

GUI's recent closure of its Sydney office was not without at least one lighter moment. Sydney Supremo Tony Goodhew went out for a quiet little drink after the closure was announced... and arrived at work the next day sporting a broken bone in his hand. He swears the wall he hit will "never do that again"...

On the international front, whenever the next Visual Basic Australia conference happens, we're likely to see regular speaker Keith Pleas with his new (and, so the rumour mill goes, very pretty) lady. More as it comes to hand...

Speaking of new ladies, GUI's R&D honcho Peter Wone recently tied the knot with French sweetheart Nell Routtier. They met on MSN. Only an R&D guru....


Written by: VB
Please feel free to email me any gossip you might be able to get your paws on... vb@gui.com.au
August 1996

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