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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Another sunny start and it didn't even get frosty last night. Currently 4°C and heading for 8°, and the barometers are back up a bit at 1020/1028mB

    The secret laptop hasn't arrived yet

    As I don't have much to do without it, I took the general waste and recycling over to the bin paddock. It's quite nice out, in a chilly sort of way; fresh air and all that. None of the regulars are out on the lawn yet, and if they were planning to get on there since I last checked, I assume they're holding off as somebody's Ocado delivery is just being dropped off

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Cloudy but dry and reasonably bright. Currently 2 degrees with a high of 9 expected. The cloud is due to ease off a bit and allow the sun to come through. Barometer down to 1030 mBar.

    Doing more investigation into data discrepancies for the report developers this morning.

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all
    Overcast out, but at least that means I don’t need to scrape ice off the cars. The WifeTM is going to a client site to work today, and I am off to the beach house as it is having a heating service. The DogTW will be going with me, and who knows, we might end up on the beach, or in one of the local pubs that has started to do “Seniors Lunches” on Thursdays… for the over 50s.

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  • NickFitz
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    The car earlier was a Triumph Stag, and is taxed and MOTed until November. I get the impression they did less to the cars back then, and they all seem to last longer…

    And the gold diggers were back to the standard mix of rousing success for some and dismal failure for others.

    Later: S3E5 (I think I'm up to) of The Handmaid's Tale.

    I suppose I'll have to get up early for work again tomorrow. Ah well, soon be the weekend

    Goodnight all

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  • WTFH
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    Caught in the attic today… 1 shrew, 2 mice. Running totals this week: 3 shrews, 4 mice.
    One of our Arlo cameras is now on trap watch, so we get pinged when they head for the trap. It’s more entertaining than most reality shows.

    In other news, tonight I’m going for no paracetamol and no naproxen. Let’s see if the others are enough to give me rest


    TFBSZ.

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post

    Meanwhile the National Grid map thingie denies all knowledge.
    Probably a Deep State coverup

    Tea has been oniony chicken casserole, and was extremely nice

    Accompanied by a bit of Police Interceptors

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
    According to the National Grid on Twitter, the power cut in Neath should be fixed by 21:00. Just in case anybody was wondering
    One had noticed the flickering of the lights.

    Whilst on the 24th of April 2019 there was much discussion of this Countdown.

    Meanwhile the National Grid map thingie denies all knowledge.
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; Yesterday, 20:47.

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  • NickFitz
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    According to the National Grid on Twitter, the power cut in Neath should be fixed by 21:00. Just in case anybody was wondering

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  • NickFitz
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    First day back went well enough, despite there still being no government laptop. I got most of the mandatory training redone, as it would have expired in a month or so anyway. I think the only remaining one, which I need the laptop to access, is valid for three years anyway

    And they've decided what the new name for the department is

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  • ladymuck
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    Lunch is corned beef and tomato in a fresh-baked (slightly over baked) ciabatta roll.

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  • NickFitz
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    Lunch: zingy chicken, tomato and lentil soup with a bit of wholemeal

    No secret government laptop yet

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  • ladymuck
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    I ended up in a two hour call with one of the new report developers going through the results of them trying to recreate a report off the new database.

    It's mostly all good but the size of the output (>400k rows, c.30 columns) makes it very difficult to compare and ensure that everything matches. I've sent them off with a few extra tests to do while I do some investigation into data discrepancies.

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  • sadkingbilly
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    Originally posted by WTFH View Post
    Morning all

    CBS, King Billy, etc.

    Have to send 2 urgent emails this morning, one following up on a message I sent at 1.30am which appears to have created a bit of interest, and one about me coming out of retirement.
    you called?

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  • NickFitz
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    Kickoff meeting went well. I am currently Tech Lead of a team which has no other developers, as we're starting almost from scratch. They said they were struggling to find other developers of the calibre required, so I assured them that I'd be quite happy to do it all myself

    I left room for it to be taken as a joke, but they seemed more relieved than anything and I reckon I might end up doing that. Fine by me

    Secret laptop hasn't turned up yet, though it's expected to get here some time today. When I checked the mandatory training that I can access from outside, it was all still valid from when I did it last year

    About time for lunch then

    Interestingly, there hasn't yet been any official pronouncement on what the new name for the department is, so none of us know what it's actually called at the moment

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all

    CBS, King Billy, etc.

    Have to send 2 urgent emails this morning, one following up on a message I sent at 1.30am which appears to have created a bit of interest, and one about me coming out of retirement.

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