Category: Ramblings

Good Lord, it’s cold!

Back at work today, and God am I cold. The machine room in which I sit isn’t heated, it’s cooled. Basically, the three cabinets full of servers chuck out a lot of heat, and the cooling system kicks in if the temperature gets above about 20 degrees. Except, it’s currently -2 outside. Gaaaaaah. I need

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First day back

Gaaaaaaaah. Back at work today. I think we must be the only company in Scotland that’s actually open for business. Drove down the Mound (beside the Castle) at 8:45 and stopped at the traffic lights in Princes Street. Not another car in sight – the town is absolutely deserted. I don’t actually have very much

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It’s gone again

The christmas rush panic and madness is over, thank God, so life can return to some semblance of normality. Tristan and Matthew are currently gubbing each other with death-rays in Godzilla: Destroy all Monsters. Makes a change from them arguing in real life, I suppose. Don’t know what it is about brothers (never having had

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Christmas is coming

and I have two very excited little boys. Harmony Constance isn’t particularly bothered (being a mere two years old) but Tristan and Matthew are getting a little, err, hyper. I love this time of year – the whole period makes sense once you have children to share it with, although a visit to the shops

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Ah’m gaun hame!

Forty-two minutes until the holidays – hooray! Had a hellish day today. One of our programmers made a slight hiccup in one of his mailing list scripts resulting in one of the recipients receiving 18000 or so emails. Not a happy bunny. As Systems Director, it was muggins job to phone round and apologise. Gaaaah.

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Terrapi has an Adventure

Tristan has this little beany turtle called Terrapi. He’s had it since he was tiny and it’s a very precious toy. Come to think of it, the wee thing has transcended toy and become part of the family. Well, against our recommendations, Terrapi went to school with Tristan today – it being end of term

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Thank God it’s not Tuesday anymore

I had a crap day yesterday. Wasn’t good. After being up all night with a sick child, I came in to work to discover that our Internet connection was scarfed. Ended up being down for almost ten hours, and as we host lots of sites, our clients were somewhat distressed. Bah. Anyway, now is Wednesday

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A funny thing happened.

Well, it depends on your definition of funny, I suppose. Due to a bizarre set of circumstances (which are largely of my own making) I’ve managed to lose not only my entire development archive (graphics, code, sounds, everything) but all the backups as well. tch, eh? Bit of a pain in the neck really. Not

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