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Thursday, 20 July 2006

heat heat hot

Another week's nearly over - already! The days off evaporate quickly, and work's been packed to the gunnels with challenges, especially since there are big changes taking place at the moment, and we're trying our best to keep a handle on them.

It's all very interesting, though, and presents a fantastic opportunity to learn; considering the temperature has been reaching 33 degrees C in the office, I've tried to get all the engineers out into the new areas, which have the benefit of working air conditioning, and buddied up with some of the guys I line manage to hit a few jobs. So it's been rewarding in many ways, despite the heat and tiredness brought about by some fairly poor nights' sleep.

Tuesday was complicated - we had to go to the county court to have some parental responsibility bits sorted. The British bureaucracy system doesn't really do unusual situations, so it took us two hours to negotiate something as simple as a parental responsibility application.. more details on the oddities of British law if you're interested. It's all sorted now, though.

As I trundle back up the road in yet another coach with only the benefit of "air conditioned" in the signage on the side, I have a few days off to look forward to. Tomorrow's fairly free, save for being Christopher's last day at school, and a bit of Asda shopping; Saturday promises to be a busy one with a rehearsal in Kent followed by an evening in Oxford, and then Sunday's a little less defined. Just how I like it - and in the shade, if at all possible!

There are a few bits of interesting tech news that I've heard about - first off is some fairly good news. For less than £20 on eBay, you can buy a wireless transmitter for your MP3 player, that sends the audio to the FM radio in the car (or anywhere in the near vicinity), but you're not allowed to use it. A report in Computer Shopper suggests that Ofcom are reconsidering the allocations of licence-free frequencies, which would be really useful.

There was something else, but I've forgotten what it was. It's the heat.

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Posted by james at July 20, 2006 8:32 PM

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