thursday calculating tree-level scattering amplitudes with a pineapple abacus

'ning

less nippy, more gloomy

ride, cafes, mince pie, see if there's a repeat of last time's post-jab languor, wfh, possible afternoon drinkies event, bubbly
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,790
    Gentle run with hounds and then work stuff. Will try and fit a little blast on the gravel bike in.

    Later is drinks at some friends, thankfully we can walk because it will be a reasonable amount
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Ciao

    pitch black and freezing cold. few bambina based things to do then light fire and refuse to leave house.

    will throw that 'Dale back into the workshoppy shed thang as am struggling with vision.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,084
    'ning

    Last day of working for the year, although the Christmas CBA has been around for a few weeks already.
  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508
    Morning. Busy start to the day. Mrs GTi is off to an interview, I’m going to be doing some work, also planning on doing some more reading and napping. Job has popped up that looks 80% perfect for me so will be considering an application. Only dodgy bit is that it’s a private school. Can I sell out my principles for a decent wedge over the last 15 years of my career is the question!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,039
    johngti said:

    Can I sell out my principles for a decent wedge over the last 15 years of my career is the question!

    Do you feel like you have contributed to the state system sufficiently and therefore, done your bit?
    Do you still feel the same loyalty to the system that has employed you for x number of years?
    Do you think it works?
    Could you theoretically look at retirement at 60 if you took on the private job? (would you want to?).

    Will the job earn enough money so that you can sponsor the SG and Pinno space works eccentric chrome plated globe with no atmosphere mince pie cycling experiment?

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,039
    Bloody hell it's black.
    That damn lag wots SG was talking about.

    Although, it's gone strangely mild.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,084
    pinno said:


    Will the job earn enough money so that you can sponsor the SG and Pinno space works eccentric chrome plated globe with no atmosphere mince pie cycling experiment?

    As I was reading that and thought it was going to say "SG and Pinno space program" which sounds more fun.

  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508
    thistle_ said:

    pinno said:


    Will the job earn enough money so that you can sponsor the SG and Pinno space works eccentric chrome plated globe with no atmosphere mince pie cycling experiment?

    As I was reading that and thought it was going to say "SG and Pinno space program" which sounds more fun.

    Suspect the answer would be a resounding “no” anyway…
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,305
    johngti said:

    ...
    a decent wedge over the last 15 years of my career is the question!

    go for it!
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 57,732
    johngti said:

    Morning. Busy start to the day. Mrs GTi is off to an interview, I’m going to be doing some work, also planning on doing some more reading and napping. Job has popped up that looks 80% perfect for me so will be considering an application. Only dodgy bit is that it’s a private school. Can I sell out my principles for a decent wedge over the last 15 years of my career is the question!

    Appreciation of private health cover; considering private school work for more money - the Dark Side of The Force is strong in this one ;)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,039
    edited December 2021
    thistle_ said:

    pinno said:


    Will the job earn enough money so that you can sponsor the SG and Pinno space works eccentric chrome plated globe with no atmosphere mince pie cycling experiment?

    As I was reading that and thought it was going to say "SG and Pinno space program" which sounds more fun.

    SGPSP. Sounds good.

    With no hindrance other than the (variable*) force of gravity, will the cyclist (that's you Thistle), go faster and faster until you combust and turn into space dust?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,039
    *We'll have a dial.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,084
    pinno said:

    thistle_ said:

    pinno said:


    Will the job earn enough money so that you can sponsor the SG and Pinno space works eccentric chrome plated globe with no atmosphere mince pie cycling experiment?

    As I was reading that and thought it was going to say "SG and Pinno space program" which sounds more fun.

    SGPSP. Sounds good.

    With no hindrance other than the (variable*) force of gravity, will the cyclist (that's you Thistle), go faster and faster until you combust and turn into space dust?
    https://www.spinlaunch.com/ ?
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,039
    thistle_ said:

    pinno said:

    thistle_ said:

    pinno said:


    Will the job earn enough money so that you can sponsor the SG and Pinno space works eccentric chrome plated globe with no atmosphere mince pie cycling experiment?

    As I was reading that and thought it was going to say "SG and Pinno space program" which sounds more fun.

    SGPSP. Sounds good.

    With no hindrance other than the (variable*) force of gravity, will the cyclist (that's you Thistle), go faster and faster until you combust and turn into space dust?
    https://www.spinlaunch.com/ ?
    Pah! Those guys are amateurs. 'Spin launch' ?! You would get all dizzy. MF is going to build us a mega Trebuchet with VN post curry night turbo/after burner boosters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,170
    Morning folks,
    WFH so managed a bit of a lie in which was nice, suffering a major dose of cba though. Not having the traditional Thursday mild hangover is good. I didn't even have a beer out of the fridge last night, might rectify that this evening.
    Are the MFs going blind as the Bottom Bracket eye condition is contagious over the web or is the old wives tale true and wankingitout is making them go blind?
    Selling your soul to the devil Mr GTi? I decided some years back that quality of life was more important than money, will the hours be shorter, fewer weekends and less grief?
  • In the run up to the festive day I have the joy of locking myself and a bottle of Bailies in the back bedroom to build wardrobes.
    I'll only leave to refresh the ice bucket.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508

    Morning folks,
    WFH so managed a bit of a lie in which was nice, suffering a major dose of cba though. Not having the traditional Thursday mild hangover is good. I didn't even have a beer out of the fridge last night, might rectify that this evening.
    Are the MFs going blind as the Bottom Bracket eye condition is contagious over the web or is the old wives tale true and wankingitout is making them go blind?
    Selling your soul to the devil Mr GTi? I decided some years back that quality of life was more important than money, will the hours be shorter, fewer weekends and less grief?

    Holidays are longer, lower teaching commitment, possibly fewer weekends (would need to find out). Against that, it’s senior leadership so there’s probably a greater commitment to meetings etc but it’s also with responsibility for teaching and learning across the senior school so my doctoral stuff should be a bonus. Other plus point - cycling to work becomes doable again!
  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508
    pinno said:

    johngti said:

    Can I sell out my principles for a decent wedge over the last 15 years of my career is the question!

    Do you feel like you have contributed to the state system sufficiently and therefore, done your bit?
    Do you still feel the same loyalty to the system that has employed you for x number of years?
    Do you think it works?
    Could you theoretically look at retirement at 60 if you took on the private job? (would you want to?).

    Will the job earn enough money so that you can sponsor the SG and Pinno space works eccentric chrome plated globe with no atmosphere mince pie cycling experiment?

    31 years in the state sector, god knows how many thousands of kids I’ve taught, done my time in tougher schools and easier ones (in terms of behaviour). I could probably walk away with my head held high.

    Think I’ll send an email to my current headteacher and make my feelings known (ie I teach too many hours to do my job properly and want to change my role).

    Anyway, Mrs GTi has gone in. Fingers crossed for her. Where she works at the mo is a hell hole. They seem to be making her pay for daring to make a formal bullying complaint against a deputy head. The nonsense they’ve decided to put her through beggars belief (she’s been signed off with stress and has her union involved).
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,084
    edited December 2021
    johngti said:

    31 years in the state sector, god knows how many thousands of kids I’ve taught, done my time in tougher schools and easier ones (in terms of behaviour). I could probably walk away with my head held high.

    Think I’ll send an email to my current headteacher and make my feelings known (ie I teach too many hours to do my job properly and want to change my role).

    If you otherwise like the place, see if you can just reduce hours. go part time.

  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,039
    johngti said:


    Anyway, Mrs GTi has gone in. Fingers crossed for her. Where she works at the mo is a hell hole. They seem to be making her pay for daring to make a formal bullying complaint against a deputy head. The nonsense they’ve decided to put her through beggars belief (she’s been signed off with stress and has her union involved).

    Reactive rather than responsive? That's indicative of a poor culture.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,170
    That sounds like the Mrs is in a bad place Mr GTi, she'd do well to get out of there. Sounds like you've served your time and the other job sounds like it could be worthwhile. Teaching other people's kids isn't something I could do. A chap I was at school with was head of a PRU for a while, now that really is a tough job. Thank the lord there are people like him prepared to do it. I don't know how he managed to stay endlessly optimistic.
  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508
    pinno said:

    johngti said:


    Anyway, Mrs GTi has gone in. Fingers crossed for her. Where she works at the mo is a hell hole. They seem to be making her pay for daring to make a formal bullying complaint against a deputy head. The nonsense they’ve decided to put her through beggars belief (she’s been signed off with stress and has her union involved).

    Reactive rather than responsive? That's indicative of a poor culture.

    You don’t know the half of it 😶 she’s probably the lowest paid member of staff there and the effort they’ve put into making her life unbearable is mad. Her line manager has thrown her under the bus, she’s being held accountable for stuff that she has no control over or responsibility for. She’s basically the data and admissions assistant in a school and generates tons of spreadsheets and data. Now, obviously, we’re talking about massive data sets so mistakes creep in and her boss (the actual data manager) should be checking stuff before it goes out. With that amount of information, that’s good practice anyway. But since she’s not bothered about doing that, and didn’t even want to be a line manager in the first place, she just gets the missus to do it. So the first person who catches mistakes is the senior leader in charge of data who does her but when she finds an error.

    So there have been 6 minor errors since September (and I mean minor) but she’s been pulled up on them and was told she was being put on informal monitoring procedures to see if there’s an improvement after 4 weeks. That was the moment she said “fuckthis” and went to the doc the next day. The HR manager at my place looked over the letter she was given and couldn’t believe they’d send something that bad and that threatening. The wife has had a OH referral, told them about what was going on and OH immediately told her to get back in touch with her GP and get her sick leave extended. The school now want her to attend a meeting in the new year at which it’s going to be the head, the head’s PA and two HR reps. Mrs GTi is allowed a union rep or other person. But you have to ask why two reps from the HR company they use are going to be there.

    Oh, and the missus has never been offered training on spreadsheets or the MIS system in the school. She’s had to teach herself everything.

    Absolute shower.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    johngti said:

    pinno said:

    johngti said:


    Anyway, Mrs GTi has gone in. Fingers crossed for her. Where she works at the mo is a hell hole. They seem to be making her pay for daring to make a formal bullying complaint against a deputy head. The nonsense they’ve decided to put her through beggars belief (she’s been signed off with stress and has her union involved).

    Reactive rather than responsive? That's indicative of a poor culture.

    You don’t know the half of it 😶 she’s probably the lowest paid member of staff there and the effort they’ve put into making her life unbearable is mad. Her line manager has thrown her under the bus, she’s being held accountable for stuff that she has no control over or responsibility for. She’s basically the data and admissions assistant in a school and generates tons of spreadsheets and data. Now, obviously, we’re talking about massive data sets so mistakes creep in and her boss (the actual data manager) should be checking stuff before it goes out. With that amount of information, that’s good practice anyway. But since she’s not bothered about doing that, and didn’t even want to be a line manager in the first place, she just gets the missus to do it. So the first person who catches mistakes is the senior leader in charge of data who does her but when she finds an error.

    So there have been 6 minor errors since September (and I mean minor) but she’s been pulled up on them and was told she was being put on informal monitoring procedures to see if there’s an improvement after 4 weeks. That was the moment she said “fuckthis” and went to the doc the next day. The HR manager at my place looked over the letter she was given and couldn’t believe they’d send something that bad and that threatening. The wife has had a OH referral, told them about what was going on and OH immediately told her to get back in touch with her GP and get her sick leave extended. The school now want her to attend a meeting in the new year at which it’s going to be the head, the head’s PA and two HR reps. Mrs GTi is allowed a union rep or other person. But you have to ask why two reps from the HR company they use are going to be there.

    Oh, and the missus has never been offered training on spreadsheets or the MIS system in the school. She’s had to teach herself everything.

    Absolute shower.
    that't ain't good - what's it like getting a new job in your area?

    a perfect scenario would be new job, go in to old job, show middle finger, walk out

    possible?
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    johngti said:

    pinno said:

    johngti said:

    Can I sell out my principles for a decent wedge over the last 15 years of my career is the question!

    Do you feel like you have contributed to the state system sufficiently and therefore, done your bit?
    Do you still feel the same loyalty to the system that has employed you for x number of years?
    Do you think it works?
    Could you theoretically look at retirement at 60 if you took on the private job? (would you want to?).

    Will the job earn enough money so that you can sponsor the SG and Pinno space works eccentric chrome plated globe with no atmosphere mince pie cycling experiment?

    31 years in the state sector, god knows how many thousands of kids I’ve taught, done my time in tougher schools and easier ones (in terms of behaviour). I could probably walk away with my head held high.

    Think I’ll send an email to my current headteacher and make my feelings known (ie I teach too many hours to do my job properly and want to change my role).

    Anyway, Mrs GTi has gone in. Fingers crossed for her. Where she works at the mo is a hell hole. They seem to be making her pay for daring to make a formal bullying complaint against a deputy head. The nonsense they’ve decided to put her through beggars belief (she’s been signed off with stress and has her union involved).
    31 years is a whole career dude - if new role will see out last 15 easier, in comfort with a better retirement then why not?
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644

    Morning folks,
    WFH so managed a bit of a lie in which was nice, suffering a major dose of cba though. Not having the traditional Thursday mild hangover is good. I didn't even have a beer out of the fridge last night, might rectify that this evening.
    Are the MFs going blind as the Bottom Bracket eye condition is contagious over the web or is the old wives tale true and wankingitout is making them go blind?
    Selling your soul to the devil Mr GTi? I decided some years back that quality of life was more important than money, will the hours be shorter, fewer weekends and less grief?

    what have the MFs done now re eye condition?

    i blame Pinno
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,084

    A chap I was at school with was head of a PRU for a while, now that really is a tough job. Thank the lord there are people like him prepared to do it. I don't know how he managed to stay endlessly optimistic.

    I imagine you get a lot of satisfaction when you manage to bring about even the smallest of improvements/achievements?
  • Nice day. Did a few laps of the shed (inside) on new bike, before tackling the clean-up job in there.

    Lunch out for Mum's birthday.

    Dinner out at pub with visiting mate.

    That's enough socialising for the year methinks. Time to pull up the drawbridge and chill.

    Open One+ BMC TE29 Seven 622SL On One Scandal Cervelo RS
  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508
    MattFalle said:

    johngti said:

    pinno said:

    johngti said:


    Anyway, Mrs GTi has gone in. Fingers crossed for her. Where she works at the mo is a hell hole. They seem to be making her pay for daring to make a formal bullying complaint against a deputy head. The nonsense they’ve decided to put her through beggars belief (she’s been signed off with stress and has her union involved).

    Reactive rather than responsive? That's indicative of a poor culture.

    You don’t know the half of it 😶 she’s probably the lowest paid member of staff there and the effort they’ve put into making her life unbearable is mad. Her line manager has thrown her under the bus, she’s being held accountable for stuff that she has no control over or responsibility for. She’s basically the data and admissions assistant in a school and generates tons of spreadsheets and data. Now, obviously, we’re talking about massive data sets so mistakes creep in and her boss (the actual data manager) should be checking stuff before it goes out. With that amount of information, that’s good practice anyway. But since she’s not bothered about doing that, and didn’t even want to be a line manager in the first place, she just gets the missus to do it. So the first person who catches mistakes is the senior leader in charge of data who does her but when she finds an error.

    So there have been 6 minor errors since September (and I mean minor) but she’s been pulled up on them and was told she was being put on informal monitoring procedures to see if there’s an improvement after 4 weeks. That was the moment she said “fuckthis” and went to the doc the next day. The HR manager at my place looked over the letter she was given and couldn’t believe they’d send something that bad and that threatening. The wife has had a OH referral, told them about what was going on and OH immediately told her to get back in touch with her GP and get her sick leave extended. The school now want her to attend a meeting in the new year at which it’s going to be the head, the head’s PA and two HR reps. Mrs GTi is allowed a union rep or other person. But you have to ask why two reps from the HR company they use are going to be there.

    Oh, and the missus has never been offered training on spreadsheets or the MIS system in the school. She’s had to teach herself everything.

    Absolute shower.
    that't ain't good - what's it like getting a new job in your area?

    a perfect scenario would be new job, go in to old job, show middle finger, walk out

    possible?
    Not only possible, it’s going to happen! She’s only gone and got the job!!
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    johngti said:

    MattFalle said:

    johngti said:

    pinno said:

    johngti said:


    Anyway, Mrs GTi has gone in. Fingers crossed for her. Where she works at the mo is a hell hole. They seem to be making her pay for daring to make a formal bullying complaint against a deputy head. The nonsense they’ve decided to put her through beggars belief (she’s been signed off with stress and has her union involved).

    Reactive rather than responsive? That's indicative of a poor culture.

    You don’t know the half of it 😶 she’s probably the lowest paid member of staff there and the effort they’ve put into making her life unbearable is mad. Her line manager has thrown her under the bus, she’s being held accountable for stuff that she has no control over or responsibility for. She’s basically the data and admissions assistant in a school and generates tons of spreadsheets and data. Now, obviously, we’re talking about massive data sets so mistakes creep in and her boss (the actual data manager) should be checking stuff before it goes out. With that amount of information, that’s good practice anyway. But since she’s not bothered about doing that, and didn’t even want to be a line manager in the first place, she just gets the missus to do it. So the first person who catches mistakes is the senior leader in charge of data who does her but when she finds an error.

    So there have been 6 minor errors since September (and I mean minor) but she’s been pulled up on them and was told she was being put on informal monitoring procedures to see if there’s an improvement after 4 weeks. That was the moment she said “fuckthis” and went to the doc the next day. The HR manager at my place looked over the letter she was given and couldn’t believe they’d send something that bad and that threatening. The wife has had a OH referral, told them about what was going on and OH immediately told her to get back in touch with her GP and get her sick leave extended. The school now want her to attend a meeting in the new year at which it’s going to be the head, the head’s PA and two HR reps. Mrs GTi is allowed a union rep or other person. But you have to ask why two reps from the HR company they use are going to be there.

    Oh, and the missus has never been offered training on spreadsheets or the MIS system in the school. She’s had to teach herself everything.

    Absolute shower.
    that't ain't good - what's it like getting a new job in your area?

    a perfect scenario would be new job, go in to old job, show middle finger, walk out

    possible?
    Not only possible, it’s going to happen! She’s only gone and got the job!!
    GTAF IN! Many congrats!

    Now, for part (b) of mighty plan above!
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • photonic69
    photonic69 Posts: 2,347
    edited December 2021
    A’noon. WFH this morning which meant doing FA. Took headlights off car and cleaned projector lens with IPA and pipecleaners. Means I might be able to see at night again.
    Baked two loaves of bread.
    Now at diabetic eye screening so that means an afternoon of blur-o-vision again. At least I can have a drink now so a little Port and a nap when I get home.
    Nice.


    Sometimes. Maybe. Possibly.