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June 3rd, 2005 - Grin with cat attached — LiveJournal

June 3rd, 2005

Oops, tomorrow already?

Just got in, having been to the PHP-London meet - very good this time; some stuff I could give feedback on, and some stuff (quasi-AJAX) that I can use fairly shortly.

Fortunately, or not, I don't have work tomorrow (beyond any tidy-ups requested by the client), 'cos I finished everything. This is often considered a tactical blunder for freelancers, but it also means that I've been described by last week's employer in glowing terms, and they've added me to their "give as much work to as possible" list. Which won't do my standing with the agency any harm, either. Plus I have some at-home work to discuss with another employer tomorrow.
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Just noting

that DHL are a right pain in the arse; the local depot's phones are all apparently out of order, and their "national enquiries" number's robotic phone menu is designed to keep you away from a human; once you finally get through to "general enquiries", they give you the Two Magic Lies you have to give the robot to get through to the 'right' human, who can then tell you that the robot lied to you about where the package is.

At some point I'll get off the phone for long enough to go collect it..
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Right...

Have picked up the parcel. I now have Teh Shiny™ and feel very geeky and very loved.

Weather out there is ICK, tending to loud and wet, and seems to be killing the satellite signal. And I've just done an hour's fixes for Poke, only to find that the files were refused by their mail filter, so I had to drop them on the nearest webserver and read a URL over a very dodgy phone line. Good thing I know my phonetics ;)

(UTA: YIPE! that's close! Don't think I'll be going out for a while yet!)
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For all those wondering what the new shiny is:

http://gene.sentinel3.phase.org/shiny/
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