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posted by [personal profile] shamus at 11:56am on 29/10/2010 under
We've had a bunch of people leave recently. Some are still hanging around, others are on gardening leave. What this means is that hands have been forced. There's been more training sessions to introduce people to the various products/solutions/components we have within the company.

What it also means is that I've moved to a slightly different role. I'm still ostensibly part of CRT (Critical Response) but I'm now on a different product and in more of a solutions role. So far this has meant installing Oracle and Weblogic on my PC and installing a bunch of our own software. Apart from the odd typo here and there, and installing a base version without the upgrade patch this has gone reasonably smoothly. Even if I do dislike our install guides quite a lot.

It's not development, but it is a step in the right direction and will hopefully involve more actual work and coding. Rather than trying to replicate crappy bug reports and finding 9/10 issues are problems with customer's bespoke configurations.
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posted by [personal profile] shamus at 02:11pm on 18/10/2010 under
I mentioned this at Pendragon a week or two ago and only just remembered to link it:

Le duo des chats )
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posted by [personal profile] shamus at 09:56am on 01/10/2010 under
Heard this on the radio on the way in this morning. Which made me very much want to watch this video. Which is one of the most awesome things ever. Much happy. Much sharing.

Torn - Secret Policeman's Ball 2006 )
Mood:: 'happy' happy
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Presented without comment:

X-Press 2 ft. David Byrne - Lazy )
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Found this difficult. Trying to think of anything I like that might come as a surprise to anyone. I think part of that is the way I think. I like it therefore why would it be surprising that I like it. It's no surprise that I like cheesy one-hit stuff that others mock. I was tempted by Roachford's Cuddly Toy but I think that's just that it's a track from the 80s that doesn't tend to get as much 80s nostalgia as others. In the end I'm going with the first thing that popped into my head for this topic. One that I was surprised to find myself liking when I kept hearing it on the radio, when I found out who it was:

Will Young - Leave Right Now )
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Oh dear, I have a number of guilty pleasures in my CD collection. I think the earliest acquisition was Whigfield's Saturday Night. I also have Shampoo's Trouble. I'm sure there's more. However, I'm going to go with one I don't have in my collection, though I have gone looking on occasion. I've no idea what they're even singing, though I believe the song title translates as Chinese Eyes:

China Dolls - Muay Nee Kha )
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Nasty one this. The whole point of something you hate is you avoid it. So having to think of this stuff is difficult. I'm going to go with my first choice so sparing people the joys of Wig Wam Bam or Agadoo. Instead, I'm going with Iron Maiden. Very popular with most of my friends in the sixth form but I've never rate them. And they seem to be a gateway band for heavier rock/metal/thrash which also doesn't interest me. So yeah, not an Iron Maiden fan.

Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast )
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Tricky one this. Not because I don't have a favourite band (which I am choosing to interpret as including artist), but because I find it difficult to chose a song. There's not a single thing she's done that I don't like, Yodelling Song included. The track I've chosen is the most recent one that stood out for me more than others and hence remembered.

Tanita Tikaram - Amore Si )



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