Trains and Trucks

For the last two days I have been working on-site at Swindon - about an hour and a half journey by train.I'm pretty happy because the stuff I was working on turned out to be pretty straightforward, and I was able to use a chunk of programming I developed a couple of years ago in …

Quickdraw McGraw

I had an early start today to go and visit a client on-site. I left the house at about 7:35 to catch the early train. The journey there was as uneventful as ever (from Marlow to Hillingdon).As per usual I got the most talkative taxi driver in the world (well, my part of the world) …

A Quiet Day

It's Saturday afternoon and my only contribution to the world for the day (so far) was to walk into town this morning and buy a newspaper...I wandered into WHSmiths and decided their new layout is incredibly poor. The shop looks much more roomy than it did before; but that's because they have far less stock …

Fire and Brimstone

It's Thursday afternoon, and the world seems to be falling down around my ears. I am working alone on the upper floor of the company. There are presently four urgent helpdesk calls open, and I'm supposed to be working on a demo for Monday (on a ridiculously short timescale). I guess you could call this …

Wednesday Night

It's wednesday night, and I'm sat here fiddling around with the code that makes up the page you are reading right now. I'm worried that the whole thing is a bit boring and "corporate" looking - hence the sudden appearance of pictures.I'm betting on people e-mailing me now saying that the downloadable version of Blog …

All Airshowed Out

I went to Fairford "Royal International Air Tattoo" with my brother on Sunday. Apparently officionado's call it "RIAT". I think I'll call it an Airshow.We rode bikes from my brother's house to the air base about 12 miles away (according to my brother's cycling computer). I think that's probably the furthest I've ridden my bike …

Another Day Away…

It's Tuesday morning in sunny Manchester and I'm sitting in the BUPA building at Anchorage one, having just dealt with my first Kofax Ascent question. It's hardly what you would call the most taxing assignment in the world.Last night the hotel was its usual soul-less self. I got back from the office at about 5pm, …

On-Site in Manchester

It's 14th July, I'm sat in the offices of BUPA in Manchester, and I'm tired. I'm also bored.I've been contracted here for 2 days to support part of their systems while they "go-live" with an EDM system - basically, they are going to scan all their documents and keep them on the computer system instead …

Tired and Busy

This week has been a bit of a nightmare. It's Friday already and I feel like it's about Wednesday... it's just been one of those weeks.I heard on Wednesday that I have to go to Manchester on Monday and Tuesday (4 hours away on the Train). That's going to be fun - not. I'm working …

New Blog version!

Hi all,In between doing real work, I found time this lunchtime to finally add an "admin" page to the blog script, giving newbies the facilities to add, edit and remove blog entries from a central place.It uses the password login from the config file, and for those who have already modded their Blog installations, you …