Monday, 29 February 2016
Monday, 22 February 2016
Working closely with IT does have some benefits. I've just managed to aquire The Beast as my new desktop.
Most of our work is done remotely on a bank of 10 servers but I still use a desktop for everyday stuff. It's fairly old, but the fact that it's an i7 will make my life a lot easier.
Friday, 19 February 2016
I met John at Lloyd's and amongst other things we went to many gigs together in London but perhaps the highlight was our random trip to Hong Kong (10 years ago today).
We were on one of the maiden flights of the short lived airline Oasis Hong Kong and shared a hotel room together. I think the flights and hotel cost a little more than £400. Bargin!
This is a photo from the lifts of the Four Seasons hotel on the main land. On the way to a bar of course.
Thursday, 18 February 2016
It's no surprise to me that South Eastern were top (bottom) of the list when it came to disgruntled rail users. I think my train in the morning has got me into Cannon Street on time only twice so far this year. That's 2 out of 31 attempts, or 6%. Pretty poor.
However, i'm used to it so I kind of let it wash over me, if anything it's a benefit, afterall i'm on my way to work so the more time i'm on the train watching boxed sets on my tablet means less time in the office doing work. Win, win.
I am more annoyed about the headline used to click on the BBC article.
Least satisfied rail users identified
I was hoping the article to actually be a top 10 of angry commuters, perhaps with clips of them venting their anger at rail company managers who get wheeled out occasionally to try and dissipate the open hostility of commuting life.
Wednesday, 17 February 2016
It originally happened on a rugby pitch over 20 years ago (jeez...) when I was 15 and jogging backwards, both ankles gave way. Everybody on the sidelines heard them both pop and made an audible "oooohhhhhh". Within 5 minutes I was back and playing again.
It usually happens around once a year but it's happened a couple of times in quick succession so a bit annoyed about it.
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
We last saw him at Sonisphere which was odd as his style of music doesn't really match the rest of the bands that were playing that weekend. He was very good though and mentioned that he was a big metal fan. Let's hope he does a metal set...
Monday, 15 February 2016
Sunday, 14 February 2016
Friday, 12 February 2016
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Monday, 8 February 2016
We went to a charity comedy gig on Saturday at the Hackney Empire. It was in aid of Shelter the homeless charity.
And very good it was too. 6 or 7 acts including Kettering's own James Acaster, Sofie Hagen and the headline Stewart Lee. It was compared by the brilliant Daniel Kitson, i'll definitely be on the look out for his next London gig.
Let's hope the charity made some good money to keep the homeless of the streets.
Saturday, 6 February 2016
Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Monday, 1 February 2016
When I use the internet to post (my blog is no longer blocked at work), when I post it gives you the option to post to google+ at the same time. As far as i'm aware not many of my friends use this so it's interesting to see that I get more views for these posts when compared to the app.
I'll do some experiments and get back to you... Or more than likely i'll forget or even more likely I won't be bothered.
Don't mind if I do.
One of the chaps in our team turned 30 over the weekend so brought in a large cardboard box of samosas. Quite spicy.
We've also got a couple of the team coming back from holidays so we have treats from France and Vietnam.
We test drove a couple of American recipes for next week's super bowl night so invited a couple of friends round to eat, drink and get beaten at board games.
April one Ticket to Ride by a large margin
I won Splendor
I also think I saw going to win Clark Trumps before they had to leave.