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,
Movember is coming to ORACLE-BASE.com…
You will be able to track my progress here: http://mobro.co/timseanhall
If you can afford to make a donation, no matter how small, it would be much appreciated!
I’ll try and post a photo each day for the whole month, so you can see how bad I am at growing facial hair.
PS. I feel really nervous now. It’s suddenly become very real!
It’s 4:10 AM and I’m still wide away.
I got back to the UK on Saturday morning and I’m still messed up. I’ve been at work every day and I’ve been going to the gym but I just can’t seem to kick back into gear. I didn’t sleep at all Sunday night to Monday morning, so my first day back at work was preceded by zero sleep. I had a bit of broken sleep on the following two nights, but tonight I’ve got nothing, so it’s going to get real ugly tomorrow (today really I guess)…
I think maybe a visit to the doctors to get my flu jab and some sleeping pills may be in order…