The Bournemouth Meet is only two days away! This is my final warning to anyone who wants to come and hasn’t signed up yet!
They’re playing the Dragon Half ending on the Proms right now! </Cultural_heathen>
There were lots of us - over a dozen, at least - walking in the woods, when we chanced across a clearing where a lady was brushing leaves away in a big circle. She told us not to step in the circle, so we didn’t, but we waited to see what she was doing. It looked like she was clearing up after something, and when she’d finished she came to talk to us. Eric and I told her about being expectant parents, and she gave us some kind of blessing, then we chatted some more and all went home together.
More happy news from the exciting land of joy that is software engineering!
Today, on our project, we finally implemented a bug-tracking system! Yay! Only 1 year 3 months late. However, of course, it couldn’t be Bugzilla or any of its cohort - after all, only two people on the project have actually got the hang of Subversion; Bugzilla might just be over the limit.
No, we have the Bug Folder. Not, of course, an electronic folder, but a real one with paper inside. Many printouts, in fact, of the “Software Problem Report Form”. (Presumably the word “bug” is too common, or just doesn’t produce such a good abbreviation.) So, today I generated 5 SPR Forms. They are wonders to behold:
<ul><li>They have nowhere to actually assign the bug to someone. So, they just sit in the pile until programmers rifle through them and catch sight of something that they recognise.</li><li>They also have nowhere to mark the bug as fixed. There’s a
Attention Soton Kiddies
and those generally close to Bournemouth!
This is the Ultimate
Bournemouth Meet Organisation Thread
of Ultimate Destiny!
Not affiliated with any orgies, destinial or otherwise.
Three days of sun, sea, sand, and suffering*, in the wondrous seaside destination that is
rainysunny Bournemouth! There'll be poi and staff fun, barbecues on the beach, fireworks, food, booze, and other good things!
Eric's and my flat in Bournemouth. This Google Map route should show you the way from the station, if you haven't been before, and this one should get you the last few hundred metres by car.
The last weekend in July, that's Friday 27th to Sunday 29th. Coming and going pretty much any time during those three days is fine!
Car parking could be an issue - technically, cars can't stay parked in the visitors section for the *entirety* of Saturday. I can redirect you to a nearby place to park for a while if you don't feel lucky. Also, we should only really take up one visitor's space, so if you can work it out so that only one car turns up that'd be awesome. We're only 15 minutes' walk from the station!
Soton kiddies and anyone around the Bournemouth area. Overnight arrangements are going to be the trickiest - our flat can sleep maybe 5 in some degree of comfort (if you find the floor comfortable) or up to 12 if you're really friendly and don't mind sleeping in the bedroom or hallway. We have two sleeping bags and
Eric and I went swimming yesterday, and encountered another pregnant lady - cue half-hour impromptu womens’ meeting! I guess pregnancy is top of the list of “things that you can have in common with strangers that you can strike up conversations about”. Anyway, the end result of the meeting is that Eric now has detail for a antenatal fitness class, which might not be a bad idea.
So, this week’s been fun. Tuesday and Wednesday were each 14-hour days of doomful preparation for customer visits, which didn’t go awesomely. And they’re back next week.
I´m off work today, since I´m now on my third day of headaches and rest-of-my-body aches as well. Paracetamol doesn’t seem to work very well, whilst Ibuprofen does, which is kind of odd. Still, since the latter did work, I’m now in that really odd-feeling position of being off work whilst not feeling all that ill.
So, blog. As Claire reminded me, it’s been far too long since I’ve updated this. I’m going to try and stay up-to-date with it from now on, partly to rationalise my thoughts which are somewhat confused at the moment, and partly to see if writing LJ posts stimulates my brain to write actual stories.
Attention Soton kiddies and associates!
Taste Bath Planning Thread!
Right, Taste Bath is in a week's time, so here goes.
We're booked in to the 12.00 to 4.00 event on Saturday 30th June.
I have 10 tickets, most of which I think have been paid for. There are nine people I'm very sure are coming, and two I'm not sure of. So, if you know which of the bracketed people below is actually coming (or any other changes) please comment:
Ian, Eric, Andy, Rhiannon, Mark, Lara, Chantelle, Sam, Paul, (Emily), (Paul's Dad).
It's held in Royal Victoria Park. There's park-and-ride services for those going by car, and for anyone arriving by train one can catch the X39, 14 or 17 buses.
So that I can give out tickets and things, and still let us get into the place on time, let's try to meet at 11.30 in front of whatever looks most like a main entrance.