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Monday, 28 June 2004

Sunny Monday

I have to be careful, coming home from work on a Monday evening - I have Radio 4 in my earphones, and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue is playing. My uncontrollable sniggers, I'm sure, cause my fellow travellers to wonder what's wrong with me.

It's been a crazy day at work - strangely, the equipment we look after, which is based on an extremely expensive, reliable Open VMS system and DEC Alpha server, has started to fail catastrophically and often. There are lots of bits to it, and diagnosing exactly what's wrong is quite tricky - I spent much of Friday afternoon and today working on one of the twenty-something servers with a member of the manufacturer's company, who has come to the UK to do other things. In the end, it turned out that two of the bits of kit and one of the spares we'd tried had gone faulty, which made for quite a bit of fiddling. The day was over before I knew it, though; once it had all been typed up (who hasn't got to do documentation these days?) it was time to go home.

The journey to work was a nightmare, incidentally. Perhaps it was the 'normal' Monday morning rush, but it took two-and-a-half hours door to door, where sometimes I can do it in 80 minutes. Oh the joys of the M1, eh?

Posted by james at June 28, 2004 7:13 PM

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