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Stuff. Jan. 4th, 2006 08:18 pm
Argh can my brain PLEASE stop spinning at night occasionally? Sleep is occasionally required...

Thoughts: Trying to get my own flat is a waste of money if I can get a shared place for less. Looked at one in Bermondsey earlier but it didn't really suit. Anyone know of any geeks looking for housemates? Or fancy moving?

Spent NYD and the next day reading up on XP and SCRUM; boss is excited (yes, really) by the latter and it looks like we'll be implementing it (under my control). The real question is whether I can get it to work with a key team member working from home. There will also be various kicks-up-arses about proper use of version control, automated testing, and coding to standards.

Being a manager would probably be that much easier if I wasn't bugfixing all the old systems while I was trying to get work done. Although I now have a G5 at work, which reduces one set of irritations.

Muppet of the day award goes to the workmen who came to remove the Xmas tree by lying it, in its bucket of water, down on the floor.

I think I need to get my eyes rechecked and/or replace my specs, and definitely get to the dentist and hairdresser.

Just eaten an incredibly solid but very good bowl of broth. Really needed the food ;)

From: mooism
Date: January 4th, 2006 - 08:57 pm (Link)
I’ll be wanting a lodger after I move, but I gather you want to live further in than zone 4.
From: wechsler
Date: January 4th, 2006 - 08:59 pm (Link)
Yeah, Brixton to Bermondsey ideally (approx). I'd like to get close to a 30 minute commute to High Street Ken.
From: mooism
Date: January 4th, 2006 - 09:11 pm (Link)
*nods* It would be about 45mins from my new place, so way out of your time range.
From: reddragdiva
Date: January 4th, 2006 - 10:58 pm (Link)
As a Manager, your primary job will be to spin off as absolutely much actual work as you can to minions while learning to execute flawless corporate-fu. You will probably hate it as you ache to work the machinery again. Also, you will be wearing a tie until you die, probably in a week or two. I have firmly resolved never to get within cooee of management track; I did enough corporate-fu as a goddamn junior sysadmin at Ericsson to put me firmly off it for life ...
From: wechsler
Date: January 5th, 2006 - 09:43 am (Link)
This place is fortunately almost tie-proof, although I could really do with some minions. "Manager" is more of a pay band than a position here.
From: skorpionuk
Date: January 4th, 2006 - 11:44 pm (Link)
mr_magicfingers is having no joy finding a place just now; he said he'd prefer living alone, but maybe he'll consider a share with someone compatible - worth checking I guess!

Good luck either way.
From: webcowgirl
Date: January 5th, 2006 - 01:56 pm (Link)
Will do my best to kick your brain out of spinny mode tonight.