Archive for February 26th, 2003

Snippet: Normal Service

February 26th, 2003

*snippet* Yeah, I know – there hasn’t been much original content (bar the Guess That Movie competition) as of late. I’ve been extremely tired lately (last Friday/Saturday I would guess I was only operating at 40-50% efficiency, I’m now back up to around 90-95%) and when I have been awake and able to concentrate, I’ve been working on a number of things I’ve got on the back burner. As well as my “personal” websites (“Guess That Movie” – has still got to be launched as a separate site, another 1 has got a redesign pending and the third/main site needs fixing in some aspects and new features adding), I’ve had to bring my self up to speed with some of the technologies we are using at work. My big mouth doesn’t help in this aspect – “oh boss, what do you think of the idea of perhaps offering feature X or somehow combining Y and Z?” and him replying “make it so” (paraphrasing).

Of course, we could do it all manually – but if it takes us an hour to “activate” each new feature everytime and they do take off, then the time spent planning and spec’ing everything now is well spent. But to get it to work “nicely”, it’s all got to be integrated with our current systems: which I’m still learning about (it doesn’t help with a couple of them being “closed-sourced commercial” systems with very little techy documentation and I only have access to the live servers: hence no ‘learn by experimenting’ option!).

Hopefully by the weekend, I’ll be back to my normal blogging self: I’ve still got this weeks weekly wrapup to do (which is particularly relevant to me lately – but you’ll see what I mean when I do it).


Joke: God and behavioural patterns

February 26th, 2003

[God]God looked at earth and wanted to know what kind of behaviour that was going on. He decided to send an angel down to Earth to check it out. So he called one of His angels and sent the angel to Earth for a time.

When he returned, he told God, “Yes, it is bad on Earth; 95% are misbehaving and 5% are not.”

God thought for a moment and said, “Maybe I had better send down a second angel to get another opinion.” So God called another angel and sent him to Earth for a time too.

When the angel returned he went to God and said, “Yes, it’s true-the Earth is in decline; 95% are misbehaving and 5% are being good.”

God was not pleased. So He decided to E-mail the 5% that were good, because He wanted to encourage them. Give them a little something to help them keep going. Do you know what that E-mail said?
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Fun: Garden Ornament not for cat lovers

February 26th, 2003

[Lovely Garden OrnamentNow that spring is, in theory, just around the corner – perhaps it’s about time I thought about mowing my back lawn: after all, it was last mown around 3 months after I moved into my house – and it IS getting like a jungle out there.

However, I’m not a gardener so the chances of making any “proper changes” are extremely low – I’ve still got to get the fence repaired. But if I do make any changes, I might see if I can get hold of one of these lovely garden ornaments.

Does any one know where you can get one? 😀

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