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Wednesday, 6 December 2006

on course for carpet laying..

I'm surprised I haven't put a blog entry together over the past couple of days - being away from home often gives me enough time to put an entry together, but I've taken the opportunity to work on a couple of bits of the website (I've uploaded the weekend's radio activities to the Image FM archive site, for example, and hopefully made it a lot easier to put more old shows online, too.).

Both Jon and I thoroughly enjoyed playing 'radio' on Sunday evening - there are photos of our idiocy in the gallery and you can hear four very different shows - as I mentioned before - in the Image FM archive.

So.. the last couple of days have been spent learning all about a home-built control system which, despite being built using a very old system (it was designed for Windows for Workgroups.. 3.11 or whatever it's called) is still heavily used today, and the latest incarnation of which has been mostly rolled out in the new buildings.

Because this course took place at a dedicated training centre, it had the facilities to be really well designed, with lots of bits of kit to control, from video routers to camera motors, so I had plenty of hands-on opportunity (so if I wasn't really available on MSN, that's why!)

I'm on the long journey back home now. Athough I have nothing like the same trouble with technical details and - on the whole - music, it's long been a problem for me that my memory is particularly poor at recalling previous circumstances. Either it had completely escaped my recollection or Network Rail had seen fit to change the way trains went to Worcestershire, since the journey time between Luton and Evesham is about three-and-a-half hours. Still, it gives me a chance to catch up with the podcasts - so far, I've listened to the always bizarre Hooting Yard (from Resonance FM), Ramdom Foughts (which is where I found a rather good Depeche Mode remix) and Digital Planet.

There's a chance that I won't upload this as soon as I get home - a new lounge carpet is arriving tomorrow, so the old one will have to be removed - no mean feat considering all the furniture that's on it! It'll look great when it's all done, though, I think, especially now that Beth's painted the walls (and I can put my new speakers up).

The weekend's fairly free, though, so that'll mean I can catch up with the children - it'd be great to get out and about with them, if the weather's up to it!

Well, that's about it, really, save for a couple of links that I picked up from who knows where...

links of the day:

  • www.darrenbarefoot.com/hall - signs that tell you what to do.. or maybe not?

  • copycommaright.blogspot.com - excellent collection of cover versions... in some ways I'm really glad I discovered this, because it has some fine, fine interpretations on it. Others are, shall we say, a litle less salubrious.

Posted by james at December 6, 2006 10:17 PM

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