Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Didn't get that job

I had a hastily arranged interview with a managing agent regarding a short term contract yesterday.  I didn't get the role.  It's a shame as I like getting paid, but I really would like some time off.

It didn't start well when the interviewer turned up 20 mins late, I felt I did well in the interview but now it turns out they want someone with more reserving experience.  This could have been a lot simpler if they just read my CV.  Oh well, something will turn up.


Here's a photo of their reception.  By the time the interviewer turned up I had all of the words imprinted onto my retinas. 

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

At it again

My team won again on Saturday.  This time 85-0!



Poor buggers.

Friday, 18 October 2019

How old am I?

According to my birth certificate, 40.

But I feel a lot older.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50080526

According to the Q awards a song called Video Games (Lana Del Rey) is the top song of the past 10 years.  I've never heard of it!!!  Or her.

I've listened to it now and it's okay.  Is that really the best song???  Saying that, I can't name a better one as i'm an old bastard and only listen to the old shit that i've always listened to.

It was better in the 90s...

Podcast overload

For some time now i've had an overload of podcasts.  Here are some of my subscribed casts.  Athletico Mince is by far and away the best and generally listen to that as soon as it's released.




I have a 10 minute walk to the train in the morning, followed by 10 minutes to the office at the other end.  So that's 40 mins a day, 5 times a week. 3h20m total per week, but I must have up to 10h of new product each week.  There are some that i've just had to cull, some I have to be more selective with.

I'd love to be able to listen to them at work but don't think I can concentrate enough on work whilst doing it.  I sometimes just put my headphones on with nothing on, but that's just to tone down the general office drone when I have to focus on a particular task.  It also has the benefit of putting people off asking questions and putting you off your stride.

When i'm off work in a week's time I may get a chance to catch up.  I have 55h of recordings outstanding.

Fingers crossed


I've just swapped some ram with DPD, let's hope it works when I get in tonight.



In preparation for next month's release

I bought a new mug




Current ability: ***
Potential ability: *****

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Testing, let's hope this works

I've been testing my new PC (not as much as i'd like) over the past week and it hasn't crashed so I think we've identified the issue as a faulty ram chip.  A courier is due to pick up the faulty chip tomorrow at whilst i'm at work and replace it with  a new one.  Let's hope it works when I replace it at the weekend.  Otherwise it's a motherboard issue and I think i'll just send the whole thing back.

64gb ram is much better than 48...

I can now play Total War Warhammer 2 without the surface struggling.   I've also tried Pillars of Eternity II and Battletech with the new graphics card and they all look wonderful.  I re-installed Fallout 3 (New Vegas) and Skyrim last night (April was out) and gave them a whirl but don't think I have the commitment to play through them again.

There are 2 or 3 other games that I own on steam that i'd like to revisit now that I have a computer able to run them but I'm now also looking for a new game to play (before the new FM release next month).

I'm also interested in running a game through the PC as a host and playing it downstairs on my laptop.

The fun i'm going to have whilst unemployed (6 work days left of my contract!!!)

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Travelling in style

My monthly season ticket runs out tomorrow so I will need to buy a weekly, then 2 singles to last me up and till my contract runs out.

I've just had a look and it's only an additional £8.80 per day to go first class.  I think I might just do that.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Postpone the anniversary meal?


The beta for new Football Manager game is due 'circa' 2 weeks before the official release date of 19th November. A bit later than usual but great!

Only problem is its on the 5th. Our wedding anniversary. 

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