Sunday, 30 December 2012
Saturday, 29 December 2012
Thursday, 27 December 2012
Just watching the 3rd series of 24 (again) on the way into work.
It seems to have skipped forward a year or so and believe it or not Jack's daughter Kim is now working at CTU. Last series she was a nannie. Now she's a computer expert.
I know you have to suspend an awful lot of belief when watching the show but come on. Really???
Monday, 24 December 2012
Sunday, 23 December 2012
I bought a new stereo about 4 years ago after an impromptu bonus at work. It was quite fancy and cost a fair bit, but unfortunately it was a little too early for it's time. I never quite managed to get all the features working or at least working consistently. Syncing with my music collection was a real ball ache and getting it to bypass the firewall was hit and miss at best.
Anyway, my Christmas present from April this year is a new sound system for our new TV (see below). After a little thinking to get all the leads in the right place and a comical burst of max volume we're now all sorted. Bluetooth streaming of my music from a laptop, phone or tablet. Awesome!
The sound's not bad too.
April organised to get our new TV delivered yesterday between 7 and 2. It never turned up and despite multiple calls to John Lewis they have no idea why. I really like John Lewis but out of about 8 home deliveries / Waitrose pick ups 3 have had something go wrong.
Not good when they pride themselves for providing great service. In other news, Amazon missed out too. A delivery for Steve and April didn't turn up either! Maybe we should go back to buying things from a shop.
Saturday, 22 December 2012
Friday, 21 December 2012
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Sunday, 16 December 2012
I've been off work since my operation last Thursday [7 days, two of which I was supposed to be on a course], but am more or less okay now apart from an occasionally sore finger so will head back to work tomorrow. It'll be a short week though as I'm seeing the doctor again on Thursday morning to get the stitches taken out and to get another xray to see off things are where they should be. We've got a team Christmas lunch that day too so not much work will get done afterwards anyway. I have Friday and Monday off so that's it for me till after Christmas.
Saturday, 15 December 2012
Friday, 14 December 2012
What did the cold sheep say? Brrrrraaaaaa.......
On the train to Gatwick last month I spotted some cold sheep out the window. Quick as a flash I came up with the 'joke' above.
Searching online (google) it doesn't exist. I think I may be the first to come up with it. Any comedian wanting to use it, can. But I must be credited. Be nice...
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Sunday, 9 December 2012
Friday, 7 December 2012
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Sunday, 2 December 2012
I'd opened it up before to clean the fan (this didn't help much) so wasn't too fussed about giving this a try. Plus, there was an online video helpfully showing me exactly what to do. Anyway, after opening it up, locating the heat sink and eventually prying it out the bloody thing was covered in dust! Or more probably bloody cat hair.
A quick clean and reattachment later and my laptop is back to normal. Well I hope it is. It's suspiciously quiet so maybe the fan doesn't work.
Watch this space.
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Off to see a specialist hand doctor today at 4. It's still swollen to twice the size and not much better. Lots of sideways movement and knuckle grinding. Not to mention pain.
Hopefully something can be done about it.
Monday, 26 November 2012
Although, I'm sure our story would be riveting too. Who wouldn't want to find out more about two insurance workers in the city???
We could talk about capital modelling for hours...
My finger's still twice it's normal size and it happened 6 weeks ago. Still bloody painful too.