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Crisis camps

March 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Life, Work

I have been aware of the existence of Crisis Camps and BarCamps for a while without really knowing what they were, through seeing frequent references to them on a couple of work colleagues’ twitterfeeds.  The other day I got round to asking one of those colleagues about the Crisis Camps and it is a real […]

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I don’t want to complain, but…

January 6th, 2010 · Comments Off on I don’t want to complain, but… · Life, Work

Everything looks so clean and white outside so I don’t want to complain about the weather, but I think I may moan a bit about the timing of it.  It is only about 8 or 10 centimetres here at the moment.  Hardly Arctic conditions, though it has made our street impossible again.  This time our […]

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Its the way he tells them

December 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Its the way he tells them · Life, Work

There was a bit of an end-of-term atmosphere at work today – which is going to make going in tomorrow feel like a real anti-climax.  A major contributory factor was our xmas lunch in the canteen restaurant.  Queueing up to get in there we noticed a picture of the incident at Prestwick where a Ryanair […]

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Winter wonderland

December 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Life, Work

Lots of snow tonight.  Not looking forward to the journey to work tomorrow.  Most of it will be OK, but the first few hundred metres involve a hill that has never been gritted in the ten years I have lived here.

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Meeting Mandelson

November 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on Meeting Mandelson · Politics, Work

Today was the long-awaited official opening of the new site where I work.  Personally I have been in the new buildings for just over a year, but the industrial building with all the labs and test and manufacturing facilities took longer to finish, and now the company has decided that enough of our operations have […]

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Risky business

September 27th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Life, Work

The other day we were doing some risk analysis at work, the usual stuff that many companies and departments do – even more so it they are an IT department or rely heavily on IT.   It was the traditional brainstorming session, collecting threats and vulnerabilities and then assigning probabilities and impacts to them., but I […]

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Come on down

July 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Life, Work

It is going to be a (slightly) historic day on Monday.  The tall chimney opposite County Oak in Crawley is coming down.  Over the last couple of weeks we have enjoyed watching various mechanical monsters chewing up the factory building next to it, and now we are ready for the main event.

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Bike parts

June 15th, 2009 · Comments Off on Bike parts · Work

Today at work we had a local bike shop set up a stall at lunchtime, offering 15% staff discounts at their shop to try and tempt us out of our cars and into accident and emergency onto bicycles.  All very worthy, and they do have an extensive catalogue.  I would be interested to see how […]

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Full employment

June 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life, Work

Full employment has reached this house for the first time.  Today Chrystal received a job offer from the new Morrisons in Broadfield so she will be working weekends and evenings while she finishes off school – should pay for her driving lessons if nothing else.   We know a lot of people who will be working […]

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Economy measures

June 9th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Work

Like any other sensible company is doing in the current economic climate the one I work for is trying to spend less, starting with cutting out un-necessary expenditure – nothing that wouldn’t make sense even in happier times.  Amongst the instructions we have been given was one to spend company money as if it was […]

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