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FMAOWATS freezing my arse off waiting at the station

I am never going to complain again about sitting in traffic in my car on the way to work! I’m lucky enough to be on a leadership training course this week over at Forest Gate and I decided that I would probably be better off going by train. Lucky old me gets the first really cold snap in about the weeks. The journey has been quite good, but the problem comes from having to wait for my work colleague at the station at Forest Gate. She’s never on time and I find myself sitting on a freezing cold bench for half an hour. Brrrrr

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That’s another module finished


Well almost! Just the exam left for the T356 OU module in June. I don’t think I can handle any more about nano technology. I thought it would be an interesting module, which it was. I just didn’t realise how much it goes into biology. Biology was never my strong point in school, so going into so much detail twenty eight years later was not fun. Give me wire, electron’s and electronic components any day!

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Holiday blues and assignments to do!


So i’m over half way through doing a degree in engineering with the OU and I have another deadline looming for my next assignment. I’ve got the blues from missing the lovely holiday sunshine in Portugal and I think that’s what’s making everything much harder! To top it off, I opened MS office only to find that my template format had gone all peculiar, or at least that’s what I thought! I opened the online version of word that I get with Office 365 and my template opened perfectly, so what’s changed in the week that I’ve been away? Office has a repair function that can be found my navigating to the control panel > programs and features > office 365 then click change and from here you get two options for repair. There’s an offline repair function but I opted for the online repair, partly because it’s going to delay the inevitable assignment on nano technology and partly because in my experience a short cut never works.

Well so much for not taking short cuts! After waiting an hour and to be greeted by a message saying that the repair was complete, I opened my document again to find that I still had the same problem. So, plan B it is then. I changed over to my desktop computer and voila! The file opened perfectly. So when I’m done with my assignment I’m going to have to go on another learning adventure to diagnose the problem on my laptop.

Oh well I guess I can’t delay any further, I’m going to have to get on an finish my assignment. I’ll be day dreaming about my new Raspberry Pi 2 and my holiday memories.

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Norweigan air wifi, so cool


I highly recommend this! I’m sitting on a Boeing 737 at 36000ft somewhere over Spain and I’m connected to the internet. Norwegian air have WiFi on board and this means I’m able to sit here updating my blog looking down on the world below. Brilliant!! Beats the hell out of the other airlines that I’ve flown with.


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Happy New Year 2012

happy new year

Welcome to my new look website for 2012.

What a start to the year! I’ve moved house and I’ve moved the web server to a new host and now I’m using WordPress for the content. Please bear with me while I get used to WordPress. I’m sure I will make plenty of mistakes along the way, but then that’s half the fun in learning something new.

So the challenge for the new house. The garden is postage stamp sized and also were renting the new house, so I can’t do anything destructive or that will breach my tenancy agreement. I’m thinking maybe a magnetic loop in the small loft space.