For all those that are in the midst of some form of religious, seasonal or statutory holiday at the moment, I hope it goes well for you.
I promised myself I would forget about work for the next couple of weeks and just play with technology, but I’ve already logged in to check the backups etc. What a dope.
Wishing you all a happy holiday and a productive new year!
I think I’m going to reply to all of Debra Lilley‘s emails with my own disclaimer that says,
Unless otherwise stated, this email has got nothing to do with Debra Lilley or the massive disclaimer that gets added to every email she sends… Even the iddy-biddy 3 word emails…
That Fujitsu email disclaimer is one serious piece of text!
Heaven forbid you get an out of office reply…
The auto update went fine on all five blogs I manage (they are not all mine ).
It started off as fun, but now it’s a bit of an itchy nightmare. I can’t wait for Monday evening so I can see the back of it!
Thanks to everyone who donated some cash. I’m sure the relevant charities will very much appreciate your contributions!
I’ll report the final total once I know what it is, and I’ve added my donation to it.
I’m feeling tired and incredibly aggressive today. It’s just been one of those days.
Rather than stab some people in the face, I’ve taken a half-day off work and I’m going to read in the bath for a few hours, then go to bed and try and forget today ever existed.
Update: Now my microwave has just produced a mini lightning storm and died. What a day!
We’ve hit the half way point in Movember and I now have a visible Mo!
It’s not quite as impressive as the one I faked with hair from my head, but it’s getting there.
It’s a standalone exe, so it runs just fine from a memory stick.
I’m now rockin’ UltraEdit 3.3 on my MacBook Pro and Linux boxes at home. A previous announcement suggested by this version the Mac and Linux versions would have caught up with the Windows version from a functionality perspective. I’m not sure if that’s true, but they are close enough for me.
The latest Windows versions is 18.20, which I use at work, but home is where the real magic happens.
Tomorrow will be day 7 of Movember and so far my facial hair is not as noticeable as I would like. You can see my progress, or lack of, on my Movember page.
So tonight, I was cutting my hair and decided a bit of Movember fakery was in order. I took some of the hair that came off my head and arranged it on my face. It was pretty gross as it kept going up my nose as I was breathing.
One of the things that disappoints me about all my time in education is that nobody actually taught me how to learn. Instead I had to stumble along, gradually trying to pick up what works for me. I guess I finally discovered how to learn during my PhD. What did I discover? That I learn in pretty much the same way as everyone else. Pity someone didn’t save me a few years and give me the heads-up a bit earlier. I read this quote from Dune recently,
“… because his first training was in how to learn. It’s shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult.”
It’s actually pretty simple to push stuff from your short term to long term memory. All you have to do is,