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Onwards and upwards

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Life continues. Slowly getting used to the way my new employer does things. It’s a little more strict than previous places but this is the largest organisation that I’ve worked for under one roof. Using VB after a break of 5 years is a real pain but apparently it is only going to be for […]

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Clean again

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Just finished my first week back in work and though it wasn’t a full week, does give one some confidence once again. However, the job isn’t my ideal one – working with mess that is classic VB (could be worse might be PHP) – but it is a job all the same.

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Economic downturn…

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…has hit the Bear palace. There has been an order passed down from on high in the company heirarchy that there is to be a 15% reduction in head count – regardless of rank or role. The fact that the office where we work lose money – as we don’t manufacture anything directly – won’t […]

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The second worst game show on Earth

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Being off for a week I’ve experienced the dubious pleasure of watching Golden Balls, the second worst game show on Earth – the worst being Deal or No Deal. The premise for Golden Balls is similar to Deal or No Deal in so far as much as you don’t have much say in the proceedings. […]

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Functors

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NOTE: I found this in my drafts folder, from a long, long time ago, it’s a little dated but I will let it stand as some of the points are still valid. At work I’ve inherited several legacy projects, one large with several smaller ones that support it. Making changes is pretty dangerous – I’ve […]

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“Sod this, I’m going back to bed”

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said the stranger on the platform. “I think I’ll join you” I thought. Then I corrected myself: “To my bed obviously”. A cold, wet, constant drizzle on a Wednesday morning and the 7:08 train hadn’t arrived. Nor had the 7:43 or the 8:43. In fact no trains had been seen in either direction since I […]

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Rail Chaos (again)

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I’ve been meaning to post about this but every time I look for a link regarding it there is nothing to link to. A lot of time in the mornings have been lost to upgrading of the signals between Billingham and Hartlepool on the coast line between Middlesbrough and Newcastle – the line which I […]

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