Well today I gave in and acknowledged that my eyesight is not as good as it used to be - as a result I now have reading glasses. I couldn't believe the difference they made when I sat down to read the Austar guide tonight! I can actually read it without the print wavering in and out of focus.
Quote for the day, from Larry Niven's Ringworld (my current reading material) "Remember the FInangle Laws. The perversity of the universe tends towards a maximum. The universe is hostile."