Sunday, 28 June 2009

Musical Houses

If a rolling stone gathers no moss, after two years in the same house I'm practically covered in moss. It's musical houses time and the fact that I'm only changing the last two letters of my postcode, doesn't stop it from being a pain. The icing on the top of this metaphorical cake of pain is that I start my new job tomorrow in Christchurch, UK. The nice people at PGDT offered me a three month placement during which I hope to experience some real world engineering, with all the fun pressures that it entails.

The last few days have consisted of packing a considerable amount of my own stuff (and student robotics kit) as well as doing a practice drive to my new work, since getting up at 5.30 is bad enough without dealing with getting lost as well. In addition, I've been trying to work on some Student Robotics hardware - I2C isolation in particular - however the university labs, out of term, are only accessible during working hours. My working hours. This could be the last straw before I actually buy some tools - in particular, a scope and power supply.

With my bedtime adjusted by -3 hours, its off to bed!

PS: I'm currently testing Zemanta which helps to make blog writing easier by automatically suggesting tags, suggesting suitable open source photos/images to enrich your posts, and automatically making phrases such as: ice cream actually link to relevant pages on wikipedia, google maps etc. It integrates seemly into the page, so once installed you could be fooled into thinking it was part of Blogger or Wordpress. Its still got some way to go though.


Gavin said...

5:30am? Unlucky :( You starty at 8am then? It is suprising how much stuff you realise you have when you move- I have friggin loads! Its the stuff that is dotted about the house that is the killer.

Hope the job goes well!

Btw, how is Ice Cream relevant??! :s

Chris said...

>> You starty at 8am then?

nope. 7.45 and its a forty minute drive

>> Btw, how is Ice Cream relevant??! :s

Lol, it isn't but the point I failed to make was that Zamanta automatically turned 'ice cream' into a link, without me having to do so. As i said its not perfect.

Gavin said...

Nah start at 8:25, and get Friday afternoons off too :p

0745 is very early to start, I haven't even left the house by then! You work until 4pm or something?

I get what you mean about the link