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monday and here it comes, a new dark age

sungodsungod Posts: 12,662
edited October 2017 in The bottom bracket
'ning

office of gmc, with much coffee, bail early

at least it's not raining
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,346
    WFH - which meant the pub was enjoyed rather too much yesterday

    Off to the doctors yet again about my hernia type thing
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 8,236
    Morning, feeling a bit better this morning no alcohol consumed yesterday, a fine start to the day here as well
    Doctors appointment, then bike ride
    Have a good week
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,770 Lives Here
    edited October 2017
    Morning folks,
    Not quite as cold here this morning, quite pleasant riding through the park in fact. The big stags were bellowing at each other as they were willy waving and gathering their harems together.
    Out for a short ride and a couple of drinks with a mate tonight. Drinking will probably take longer than riding.
    How's H³ getting on? He's off somewhere warm and sunny now isn't he. Talking of which, had some pics sent through by the lad, looks amazing. He went scuba diving with sharks but unfortunately the battery died before he saw the sharks. That's his story anyway.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,868
    Morning,

    Grey today, no rain forecast. Need to start prepping the bike for racing on the weekend

    Boss and colleagues forgot that we have meeting so they are now speeding down the motorway, first time I've ever heard my boss apologise...
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Ciao

    I am back. It was long but enjoyable and I managed to be a hero in front of some hotties which was nice.

    Raining here so going to spend all day sorting out my big bag of plasters before going to the gymnasium heading into mad dash post school stuff n tings.

    Was offered med i/c for an expedition heading off mid next year which wouldn't have been brilliant but am already away and dates cross by 2 days so utter bummer that I can't do it but reminded them that as I am the king of rock n roll to always come to me first.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Anyone else watch Naomi this morning? So lovely. She made my day.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,597
    veronese68 wrote:
    How's H³ getting on? He's off somewhere warm and sunny now isn't he..
    Packing. For 4 nights in Marrakech. Which requires 23kg of checked baggage for Mrs H³. Or in my case, a toothbrush and some spare pants in case I sh!t myself.
    Lording it up with crumpled looking businessmen in the BA lounge a la sungod later. See how many packets of biscuits I can hide in my bag.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,780
    Back to the tedium of carpentry today. Managed to get a fine collection of splinters in fingers. Going to be a long slow week at this rate though, was hoping to have it all done by maybe Thursday but that looks optimistic dammit. :|

    Pool is now in service. Excellent.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,662
    hopkinb wrote:
    veronese68 wrote:
    How's H³ getting on? He's off somewhere warm and sunny now isn't he..
    Packing. For 4 nights in Marrakech. Which requires 23kg of checked baggage for Mrs H³. Or in my case, a toothbrush and some spare pants in case I sh!t myself.
    Lording it up with crumpled looking businessmen in the BA lounge a la sungod later. See how many packets of biscuits I can hide in my bag.

    it's a law of nature that womens' luggage expands to fill all available capacity

    watch out for the panic "i left xyz behind at the hotel" once you're at the airport, done it to me twice now, both times she'd packed it and not remembered, let alone known which case it was in

    i had the staff of brussells conrad turning rooms over looking for something that had been "left in the room", it turned up a few weeks later when she wanted to use a suitcase for another trip

    only way to survive is drink all the bubbly!

    have a good time
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Back to the tedium of carpentry today. Managed to get a fine collection of splinters in fingers.t.

    Scrub with wire brush then drink Pastis to avoid ebolaids.

    Job jobbed.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    hopkinb wrote:
    veronese68 wrote:
    How's H³ getting on? He's off somewhere warm and sunny now isn't he..
    Packing. For 4 nights in Marrakech. Which requires 23kg of checked baggage for Mrs H³. Or in my case, a toothbrush and some spare pants in case I sh!t myself.
    Lording it up with crumpled looking businessmen in the BA lounge a la sungod later. See how many packets of biscuits I can hide in my bag.

    Belated congrats H3 - the happiest day of your life second time around. Any pics of bridesmaids' norks?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,142
    Birmingham airport bound for Madeira. Play nice and I will bring you back some cake
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,770 Lives Here
    Bloody hell, everybody's going on holiday except me.
    Well, two people and neither of them are Sungod. Have a great time chaps, pictures of holiday norks always welcome. Not your own I should add.
    Had another phone call from the lad this morning. That's a call every day and a half at the current rate. I'm not expecting him to keep this up for the entire time he's away. I think he's just really excited still and wants to share it with us. Must admit I'm very glad he's having such a good time, sorry to bang on about it.
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,866
    Morning, cracking start found a lovely email stating were basically jobless at some point next year. New IT solutions being offered an everywhere else they've rolled this out they chop the team down by 3/4s then shut the roles off to Cape Town.

    Anyway onto more cheery things. I have coffee, an that's about it.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    That sucks - sorry to hear.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 41,688
    sungod wrote:
    it's a law of nature that womens' luggage expands to fill all available capacity

    watch out for the panic "i left xyz behind at the hotel" once you're at the airport, done it to me twice now, both times she'd packed it and not remembered, let alone known which case it was in

    i had the staff of brussells conrad turning rooms over looking for something that had been "left in the room", it turned up a few weeks later when she wanted to use a suitcase for another trip

    only way to survive is drink all the bubbly!

    have a good time
    The law of luggage capacity - how true. Fortunately Stropteen hasn't quite mastered this yet so my suitcase is not the first overspill destination for un-necessary stuff.

    The one I always get is 'Have we packed such and such?' when we are in the car headed to the airport with not quite enough time to turn around and go back without missing the plane or making the drive a stressed out nightmare. I wouldn't mind but it's usually stuff they can do without so I just keep going and tell them they should have thought of it before they left, which always goes down well.

    Afternoon all - nice cool pedal in this morning. Spent most of the manipulating torturing power point presentations ready for presentations to the 'God Squad'. I've now tortured the numbers enough that they'll tell us what we want to hear. On the plus side, the Evil Empire is expanding again as I got sign off for an extra minion. Not sure where I'm going to put them all :)
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 41,688
    step83 wrote:
    Morning, cracking start found a lovely email stating were basically jobless at some point next year. New IT solutions being offered an everywhere else they've rolled this out they chop the team down by 3/4s then shut the roles off to Cape Town.

    Anyway onto more cheery things. I have coffee, an that's about it.
    If it's any consolation, our lot tried doing the same thing a few years ago and it didn't work as they couldn't get the staff there, so they're moving it all back - to Poland.
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,346
    step83 wrote:
    Morning, cracking start found a lovely email stating were basically jobless at some point next year. New IT solutions being offered an everywhere else they've rolled this out they chop the team down by 3/4s then shut the roles off to Cape Town.

    Anyway onto more cheery things. I have coffee, an that's about it.

    Shoot news
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,662
    step83 wrote:
    Morning, cracking start found a lovely email stating were basically jobless at some point next year. New IT solutions being offered an everywhere else they've rolled this out they chop the team down by 3/4s then shut the roles off to Cape Town.

    Anyway onto more cheery things. I have coffee, an that's about it.

    hmm, email, always a caring way to give that sort of news, sign of gutless leadership

    here's hoping you come out of it well

    if you have chance for skills development, sdn/nfv is an area one to consider if you've not looked at it before, most of our punters are going that way and it's likely many will be cutting people/suppliers as they do it - cisco will give you a freebie meraki ap to experiment just for watching a webinar https://meraki.cisco.com/webinars it gets you access to the basics if you've not tried it
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,184
    Afternoon, muchos mud in the wilderness called the cannock wilds, never really gone off piste till today. Brilliant time was had by all sadly no coffee or cake till i got home. What is it with people of today, to gutless to tell you your being outsourced or falling apart and running for the quacks. Holidays and Marriage are both overated as both give major stressoids over packing, luggage amounts, did i pack yada yada you get the drift. Being taken to the pub again later by eldest, suspect he's buttering me up so he can drive the new car or he wants to tell me its censored , not sure which.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,597
    Bloody lounge is packed, they must let anyone in these days. We'll, I'm here I suppose. Having a glass of more than acceptable claret and a bag of crisps though.
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,866
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    If it's any consolation, our lot tried doing the same thing a few years ago and it didn't work as they couldn't get the staff there, so they're moving it all back - to Poland.

    They've pretty much signed off on it from what I understand, to be fair its probably the wakeup call I need to get out of here. The pay is poor compared to the industry average locally and we are extremely ring fenced in what we can touch, to the point if I noted in AD they needed to be a member of a group, I'm not allowed to change it I have to assign it to another group who are allowed to, makes no sense to me.
    sungod wrote:

    hmm, email, always a caring way to give that sort of news, sign of gutless leadership

    here's hoping you come out of it well

    if you have chance for skills development, sdn/nfv is an area one to consider if you've not looked at it before, most of our punters are going that way and it's likely many will be cutting people/suppliers as they do it - cisco will give you a freebie meraki ap to experiment just for watching a webinar https://meraki.cisco.com/webinars it gets you access to the basics if you've not tried it

    Yes have to love the soulless emails sent out trying to be enthusiastic its akin to a mariachi band accompanying a firing squad.
    Annoyingly work block anything remotely useful so (Give you an idea we had to fight to get the MSKB added to the allowed list of sites) ill have a nose at that later we were meant to look at SDN/NFV but again, they decided it would be better going to the network support teams, which were not.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 39,158
    tlw1 wrote:
    Off to the doctors yet again about my hernia type thing

    Use Duct tape.
    oxoman wrote:
    Afternoon, muchos mud in the wilderness called the cannock wilds...

    Did you bump into the wild Ballysnmate?
    ...Managed to get a fine collection of splinters in fingers.

    Yep. Have you ever got those tiny bits of black swarf in your finger when putting in drywall screws? They fester quick and are painful. I put a bit of insulation tape around my left first finger which guides the screw and usually gets the swarf in it.

    No luck Step. There's always social work.
    veronese68 wrote:
    Must admit I'm very glad he's having such a good time, sorry to bang on about it.

    Yeah; shuddup.

    Was going to pedal but it rained instead.
    Me did silly little jobs ahead of finishing the plaster boarding me. Felt like I did little and going slightly over budget because I needed a flue liner for the wood burner + not finally completing it has left me a bit depressed. Perhaps tea and Lidl's best Oatie biscuits dunked in it will help.

    Laters.
    S - https://i.pinimg.com/564x/35/cd/f1/35cdf125f02216d233fc9aa90f8607e6.jpg
    W - (still at Atlantic boulevard). Neill broke his collarbone.

    "Why are the tractors beeping in the night? I dunno woss goin' on"
    Tricky, 9yo
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 41,688
    step83 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    If it's any consolation, our lot tried doing the same thing a few years ago and it didn't work as they couldn't get the staff there, so they're moving it all back - to Poland.

    They've pretty much signed off on it from what I understand, to be fair its probably the wakeup call I need to get out of here. The pay is poor compared to the industry average locally and we are extremely ring fenced in what we can touch, to the point if I noted in AD they needed to be a member of a group, I'm not allowed to change it I have to assign it to another group who are allowed to, makes no sense to me.
    Sounds like you need to GTFO. Sometimes this sort of thing forces you to do stuff you should have done earlier - my two best career moves were both after I was made redundant.

    I'm looking for a new minion if you want to join the Dark Side :P
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,597
    Nous sommes arrivé. C'est trés fcuking hot. Going to sit in the roof bar pour une bière.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,780
    hopkinb wrote:
    Nous sommes arrivé. C'est trés fcuking hot. Going to sit in the roof bar pour une bière.

    Une bière ? Vraiment???
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,866
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    I'm looking for a new minion if you want to join the Dark Side :P

    Long as you dont pay in bananas id be tempted
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,597
    hopkinb wrote:
    Nous sommes arrivé. C'est trés fcuking hot. Going to sit in the roof bar pour une bière.

    Une bière ? Vraiment???

    Oui, oú pêut etre trois. :D
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    hopkinb wrote:
    hopkinb wrote:
    Nous sommes arrivé. C'est trés fcuking hot. Going to sit in the roof bar pour une bière.

    Une bière ? Vraiment???

    Oui, oú pêut etre trois. :D

    That's like pukka innit. Got any chips?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 39,158
    I see they got the internet in Marrakesh :roll:

    Of all the occasions I would expect someone not to be posting on BB...

    Did you perform a Crike MF after some dodgy Bee swallowing incident?
    S - https://i.pinimg.com/564x/35/cd/f1/35cdf125f02216d233fc9aa90f8607e6.jpg
    W - (still at Atlantic boulevard). Neill broke his collarbone.

    "Why are the tractors beeping in the night? I dunno woss goin' on"
    Tricky, 9yo
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