9.00. The day begins with tea.
9.05 Update statistics on casualty numbers in Afghanistan for the Guardian Datablog.
9.20 Uploaded most recent “On this day” article on to the website. A recent addition to our “to do” list and one that opens all sorts of techie opportunities.
9.40 My first query, from a journalist looking for some background info for a set of audio book reviews she’s writing.
10.20 Admire my colleagues handiwork, a sterling effort on the part of Katy Stoddard (librarian of tomorrow) helping piece together the evidence from the wikileaks Afghan war documents. Then cracked on digging out some “staggering family facts” for the back of this weekend’s family supplement.
11.20 Staff meeting. Lots of office politics.
12.30 Ongoing project digging out contacts for a long list of people that definitely lived in the UK 25 years ago. Surprisingly easy to track most of them down. . .
2.30 Back. Spent the afternoon digging out on this day articles and proof reading/editing our trainee’s selections.