Sunday, 7 September 2008


Old Computers

Old Monitors

I finally got around yesterday to throwing out some old junk which has been cluttering up the loft and spare room. A number of old computers and a load of old monitors collected over the past few decades. One of the monitors, an ancient VGA monitor, was manufactured back in 1984!

Took them off to the recycling centre (used to be called the tip) only to be confronted by a worker who suspected me of preforming an unauthorised office clean-out! "Where did that lot come from?" "out my loft!" was my honest reply.

I know I could have sold them at a car-boot or even offered them on freecycle, but it quite frankly not worth the effort given that they are so out of date and absolutely worthless.

I stripped out the RAM, Network cards and any half decent video cards - found a decent PCI one which might be useful for a potential project.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Rain, Rain go away!


Yes, I know it a national past time to complain about the weather but really this rain is really starting to get me down. After a brief rest bite this morning and some sunshine it is raining again.

The weather station which I final set up a few months back is reporting 22mm in the last 24 hours.

Friday, 5 September 2008

First week went well

The first week in my new job has gone well, it has been enjoyable and varied and importantly without the politics, everyone respects everyone else and just get on with the job in hand.

I had some slight trepidation, caused by lack of self confidence and the fact I haven't touched a keyboard to do any serious programming in over 7 months, but I shouldn't have worried I quickly found my way around and got up to speed pretty well.